What is Delta-8?
Delta-8 THC (or Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol) is a naturally occurring chemical compound called a cannabinoid that’s found in small traces in hemp and cannabis (marijuana) plants.
- source: webMD.com
How does Delta-8 compare to regular THC?
Not only are their chemical compounds very similar, but they also share some of the same effects. Some refer Delta-8 THC as a "diet weed", as it's effects are very much the same but causes a milder high.
Is Delta-8 legal?
The law only applies to "industrial hemp", containing no more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC.
Considering that Delta-8 THC can be derived from hemp, it is legal on a federal level.
Since the bill has passed, many states are passing their own legislation against THC based cannabinoids as most are still considered to be psychoactive.
Is cannabis recreational in Idaho?
No, Idaho's laws are known to be some of the strictest in the country, with no laws permitting medical or recreational use of cannabis. Possession of any amount up to 3oz of cannabis can result in a fine of up to $1,000 and one year jailtime.
Is the federal government trying to ban Delta-8?
However, at this time there has been no attempts to mark Delta-8, Delta-10, or other similar cannabinoids as a controlled substance.