Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant that has rapidly expanded in popularity nationwide with promising applications in both the medical and recreational fields. While Delta 8 THC might feature familiar chemical properties to Delta 9 THC, the main chemical found in marijuana, it has completely different effects and generally less potency towards its users.
But now we have to ask, is Delta 8 THC legal in Puerto Rico?
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We believe Delta 8 THC could be legal in Puerto Rico, but encourage you to perform your due diligence before purchasing.
... Come on, we’re not lawyers.
United States Federal law has legalized all derivatives, cannabinoids, and isomers of hemp including all tetrahydrocannabinols other than Delta 9 THC, and if this territory follows that law, Delta 8 THC could be legal. As of writing this (11/2/2020) we found no cases to dispute that claim.
Like Delta 8 THC in Washington DC, who also shares a strange "non-state" statues with Puerto Rico, it's best to check with lawyers before purchasing or consuming. Maybe one day, Puerto Rico will follow along with the USA's other island state and adopt the same regulations as the Delta 8 THC in Hawaii laws.
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The Future of Cannabis in Puerto Rico
Many assume being that Puerto Rico is located in the caribbean and is only a territory to the United States that marijuana is legal in the area, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Back in 2015, former Governor Alejandro Padilla, legalized a medical marijuana program that only permitted the use of concentrates, edibles, vaping, inhalers and capsules, keeping the method of smoking marijuana illegal, regardless of your medical status.
Recreational marijuana is still considered highly illegal, and without a doctor’s approval a first-time offense possible leading to 2-5 years of jail time, depending on circumstances. A second offense could lead to anywhere between 4-10 years in prison and even just being in possession of paraphernalia can land you with between 2-5 years of jail time.
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