Have You Heard? Texas Impedes Delta-8 Sales

BY: Chronic Staff | Recent News | November 15, 2021

What is Delta-8? It is an alternative form of THC. It is distinguishable from the more common Delta-9 which is the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Delta-9 is extracted from the plant and is legal under federal law. However, Delta-8 is derived from hemp, and therefore it is feasible and legal under the federal 2018 Farm Bill.

Those selling Delta-8 cannabis products in Texas may re-examine after the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) streamlines its guidelines on it.

The website of DSHS remarked that Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 443 allows hemp that is consumable in Texas that does not exceed 0.3% Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9). On the other hand, other forms of THC, Delta-8 included, in any form including those that exceed 0.3% of Delta-9 are considered Schedule I controlled substances according to the website.

It was surprising for the CBD stores across Texas. This is because the guideline was given very short and little public notification on the website. DSHS said that even though it was published on the website recently, Delta-8 was already named controlled substance back in March.

The DSHS made no change to the controlled substances schedule related to the THC since it was published in March 2021 as per their Senior Press officer Lara Anton. Delta-8 was already named one of the tetrahydrocannabinols on Schedule I of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s list of controlled substances.

Plant growers requested clarification about it; the DSHS posted a statement on the webpage, said Anton.

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