Is Delta-8 legal in Vermont?

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 Vermont?

Yes, to an extent. Amendments to state law clearly separate “hemp” from “marijuana” now that the Controlled Substances Act was amended to make exemptions for hemp and hemp products. By these laws, Delta-8-THC is legal in Vermont. However, it is only legal in its hemp derived form. Many Delta-8 products come from synthesized Delta-8 and by Vermont law, sellers are not allowed to manufacture synthesized cannabinoids. This means that Delta-8 is only legal when found directly in or extracted from hemp.

Is cannabis recreational in Vermont?

Yes, recreational cannabis was legalized in Vermont back in 2020. The recreational market is not yet open for business, but dispensaries are set to begin operation in the state in 2022.

What is the age restriction on Delta-8 THC?

Currently, there are not any specific age restrictions on Delta-8 in Vermont, 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?

The DEA, FDA, and other federal agencies are very aware of the concerns of Delta-8 (mainly being use in children), and havestated their own concerns publicly.
However, at this time there has been no attempts to mark Delta-8, Delta-10, or other similar cannabinoids as a controlled substance.

Where can you find Delta-8 in Vermont?

Delta-8 is readily available at many CBD shops, dispensaries, head shops, and more.
Thankfully, every state that allows the purchase of Delta-8 can also have them legally shipped to their door.
Unlike the questionable products you might find at your local gas station or convenience store, all of our products have been thoroughly vetted for quality.
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