Is Delta 9 Legal in California?

Delta 9 legality in California

We have some mixed news for all of you hemp enthusiasts in the Golden State. Yes, Select Spectrum is legal in California. Unfortunately, though, we are not able to ship our products to your state. 

Select Spectrum is an entire class of hemp products that Hometown Hero developed. They feature a 1:1 ratio of hemp-derived CBD, Delta-9 THC, and other minor cannabinoids. For example, a Select Spectrum gummy will contain 10mg of CBD and 10mg of Delta-9 THC. The purpose of this blend is to encourage the entourage effect. 

What is the entourage effect? When by themselves, cannabinoids have their distinct properties. Together, they have a synergistic effect that helps them “bring out the best” in each other. Hometown Hero’s Select Spectrum products are the first hemp-derived products developed to encourage the entourage effect specifically. 

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Long story short, there’s a lot of red tape to cross if we ship our products to California. However, if anything does change in the future, we would be more than happy to ship our products out to the state. But for the time being, don’t count on seeing any Hometown Hero products in California. 

California laws on hemp: 

CALIFORNIA INDUSTRIAL HEMP LAW DIVISION 24, TITLE 3, DIVISION 4, CHAPTER 8

81000. Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this division, the following terms have the following meanings:

(6) “Industrial hemp” or “Hemp” means an agricultural product, whether growing or not, that is limited to types of the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds of the plant and all derivatives, extracts, the resin extracted from any part of the plant, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

(9) “THC” means delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol.

(Full Bill)

DIVISION 10. UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions and Definitions [11000 – 11033]

11018. “Cannabis” means all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin. It does not include either of the following:

(a) Industrial hemp, as defined in Section 11018.5.

(b) The weight of any other ingredient combined with cannabis to prepare topical or oral administrations, food, drink, or other product.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 27, Sec. 115. (SB 94) Effective June 27, 2017. Note: This section was amended on Nov. 8, 2016, by initiative Prop. 64.)

11018.5. (a) “Industrial hemp” means a crop that is limited to types of the plant Cannabis sativa L. having no more than three-tenths of 1 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) contained in the dried flowering tops, whether growing or not; the seeds of the plant; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin produced therefrom.

(b) Industrial hemp shall not be subject to the provisions of this division or of Division 10 (commencing with Section 26000) of the Business and Professions Code, but instead shall be regulated by the Department of Food and Agriculture in accordance with the provisions of Division 24 (commencing with Section 81000) of the Food and Agricultural Code, inclusive.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 986, Sec. 8. (SB 1409) Effective January 1, 2019. Note: This section was amended on Nov. 8, 2016, by initiative Prop. 64.)

(Full Bill)

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