Many people are smartly soliciting whether Delta-8 is sold in stores and online in Florida. And why not? With the Delta-8’s ability to deliver a smooth and stable high without the side effects of weed, it is one of the most compelling cannabinoid products on the market. Ever.
So, what’s the deal with Delta-8 in Florida? Is it legal there? The short answer: YES.
The longer answer: It’s one of the best states in which to purchase Delta-8 since any derivatives from cannabinoids are legal there! Interestingly, the Florida Department of Agriculture prohibits Delta-8 derived from cannabis – however, Florida does not define hemp as cannabis. Florida’s Senate Bill 1766 limited the sale of Delta-8 products people over the age of 21. This law also provided requirements for shipment and delivery of Delta-8 products.
At the Federal level the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the growth, cultivation and creation of products from hemp as long as they contained less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This bill also exempted hemp from controlled substance prohibitions. Naturally-occurring Delta-8 is extracted exclusively from hemp, and is then concentrated or synthesized into a variety of products. These products include Delta-8 tinctures, Delta-8 cart, Delta-8 gummies, Delta-8 pens and many more!
Delta-8’s chemical composition is its secret sauce to staying federally legal – it is less potent than the Delta-9 found in run-of-the-mill marijuana (50% less potent in fact), and many scientists are evaluating whether that should cause it to be classified as more benign than Delta-9. Interestingly in many states where marijuana is legal Delta-8 is limited or banned. This ban exists for a variety of explanations, but for the most part reasons resolve to states still trying to decipher how to tax Delta-8 products or interest in further scientific exploration and research into its effects. States where Delta-8 is highly restricted or banned include Iowa, Arizona, Kentucky, New York, Vermont, Washington, Michigan, North Dakota, Connecticut, Utah, Colorado, Mississippi, Arkansas, Idaho, Alaska, Delaware, Rhode Island and Montana.