Is Delta-8 legal in Mississippi?

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?

Under the Farm Bill signed into law by Donald Trump in 2018, industrial hemp was federally legalized and removed from the list of illegal controlled substances.
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 Delta-8 legal in Mississippi?

No, The state of Mississippi has not taken the necessary steps to legalize Delta-8 in it's stateThe state of labels any type of tetrahydrocannabinol as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance as stated in SB 2026.
 

Is cannabis recreational in Mississippi?

No, in March 2020, Mississippi legalized cannabis for medical use with . As is stands today, cannabis in Mississippi is still illegal for recreational use and is still Schedule 1 Controlled Substance.

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