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 Delta-8 legal in Rhode Island?
No, Rhode Island has updated hemp laws to legalize CBD and many other hemp extracts and derivatives; however the state has made extensive amendments to their Controlled Substances list that specifically prohibit the sales and manufacturing of Delta-8-THC.
Is cannabis recreational in Rhode Island?
No, although Rhode Island has had a medical program since 2005, they have yet to legalize cannabis for recreational use.
What is the age restriction on Delta-8 THC?
Currently, there are not any specific age restrictions on Delta-8 in Rhode Island, but most retailers require the buyer to be at least 21 years of age before purchasing any product.
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.