Is Delta 8 legal in Ohio?

Many people are asking whether Delta-8 is sold in Ohio. 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 Ohio? Is it legal there? The short answer: YES.

The longer answer: It’s one of the best states in which to purchase Delta-8 OR medical marijuana as both are legal there. Republicans recently introduced a bill to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over the age of 21 with a 10% tax rate, so restrictions on cannabinoids in general continue to decrease in the state.

is delta 8 legal in Ohio?

 Ohio’s approach to Delta-8 reflects the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the growth, cultivation and creation of products from hemp as long as they contained less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at the federal level. 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, South Carolina, and Montana.