Delta 8 THC is a unique cannabinoid found in the hemp plant and is expanding in popularity nationwide with promising medical and recreational applications. Even though Delta 8 THC does feature familiar properties to Delta 9 THC, what intoxicates you when consuming marijuana, it has completely different effects and generally less potency.
But is Delta 8 THC legal in Virginia?
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Yes, Delta 8 THC is legal in Virginia
Can we make a recommendation? Delta 8 THC Gummies are a great starter product!
As of today (10/09/2020), Delta 8 THC is legal according to Virginia state law. Like the federal law, Virginia has legalized all derivatives, cannabinoids, and isomers of hemp including all tetrahydrocannabinols other than Delta 9 THC.
It's always interesting when states that are so far from each other share comparable laws. Like Delta 8 THC in Louisiana, Virginia has also taken a more reasonable look at hemp.
Read the laws for yourself:
§ 3.2-4112. Definitions.
“Hemp product” means any finished product that is otherwise lawful and that contains industrial hemp, including rope, building materials, automobile parts, animal bedding, animal feed, cosmetics, oil containing an industrial hemp extract, or food or food additives for human consumption.
“Industrial hemp” means any part of the plant Cannabis sativa, including seeds thereof and any derivative, extract, cannabinoid, isomer, acid, salt, or salt of an isomer, whether growing or not, with a concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol that is no greater than that allowed by federal law
2018 Farm Bill
“Hemp” means the plant species Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
DRUG CONTROL ACT
§ 54.1-3401. (Effective until July 1, 2020) Definitions.
Marijuana” means any part of a plant of the genus Cannabis whether growing or not, its seeds, or its resin; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds, or its resin. Marijuana shall not include any oily extract containing one or more cannabinoids unless such extract contains less than 12 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol by weight, nor shall marijuana include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalk, or oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, unless such stalks, fiber, oil, or cake is combined with other parts of plants of the genus Cannabis. Marijuana shall not include (i) industrial hemp, as defined in § 3.2-4112, that is possessed by a person registered pursuant to subsection A of § 3.2-4115 or his agent, or (ii) a hemp product, as defined in § 3.2-4112, containing a tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no greater than 0.3 percent that is derived from industrial hemp, as defined in § 3.2-4112, that is grown, dealt, or processed in compliance with state or federal law.
§ 54.1-3446. Schedule I.
Tetrahydrocannabinols, except as present in (i) industrial hemp, as defined in § 3.2-4112, that is possessed by a person registered pursuant to subsection A of § 3.2-4115 or his agent; (ii) a hemp product, as defined in § 3.2-4112, containing a tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no greater than 0.3 percent that is derived from industrial hemp, as defined in § 3.2-4112, that is grown, dealt, or processed in compliance with state or federal law; (iii) marijuana; or (iv) dronabinol in sesame oil and encapsulated in a soft gelatin capsule in a drug product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration;
Cannabis Policy in Virginia
Virginia lawmakers recently approved a bill to decriminalize simple marijuana possession earlier this year, making possession of up to one ounce a civil penalty punishable by a $25 fine and no threat of jail time. Also under HB5058, police can no longer search your car because of the odor of marijuana. All of this is a good start on the road to legalization and we are excited to see what the future of Virginia’s Cannabis Industry has to hold.
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