Delta 8 THC, like many other substances, has been resting in a legal grey area for some time now. Within the past few months, the delta 8 THC space has exploded with the same intensity as the CBD market in late 2018.
The state of Arizona is one of those with state regulations affecting delta 8 THC. These laws can be confusing, and there are so many about marijuana and cannabinoids that sometimes, one no longer knows what to read or what to pay attention to.
Here, we’ll delve into the legality of delta 8 in Arizona and offer some insight into where regulations might be headed next.
IS DELTA 8 THC LEGAL IN ARIZONA?
No. Delta 8 THC is currently illegal in the state of Arizona.
Titles 3 Agriculture and 36 Public Health and Safety of the Arizona State Administrative Register, and the Arizona Revised Statutes state that:
- THC, which means any form of tetrahydrocannabinol, is prohibited.
- Cannabis is listed as a Schedule I drug.
According to state law, cannabis means “The resin extracted from any part of a plant of the genus cannabis, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of such plant, its seeds or its resin … and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of such resin or tetrahydrocannabinol.”
Even after Arizona Proposition 207, which legalized delta 9 THC in 2020, delta 8 is still affected by the laws mentioned above.
IS DELTA 10 THC LEGAL IN ARIZONA?
Delta 10 THC is considered illegal in Arizona under the same rulings that control delta 8 and delta 9 THC.
In the cannabis plant, we can find several cannabinoids with the name delta X THC. All these compounds are similar in chemical structure, as the only difference they have is the location of their double bond, symbolized by the number after the ‘delta’ in their terminology.
The users of this cannabinoid, which is in emergence, since not too long ago it was first extracted effectively and with a pure final product, declares that its effects are similar to those of delta 8, but more energizing.
DO I NEED A MEDICAL CARD IN ARIZONA TO ORDER DELTA 8 THC?
If you live in a state where delta 8 THC is legal, you can access it without a medical marijuana card.
On the contrary, a medical card won’t be enough to acquire this cannabinoid if you live in Arizona.
There is a medical program here, but it will only allow you to order products containing delta 9 THC.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DELTA 8 THC & DELTA 9 THC?
Delta 9 THC is a crucial cannabinoid for recreational users. It has the highest concentration in the marijuana plant and is the most common and best known of cannabinoids.
Delta 8, its close cousin, is less well known, and its concentration in the marijuana plant is much lower. While Delta 9 THC can be found in increasingly higher concentrations in marijuana, with some strains containing more than 30%, delta 8 usually occurs in concentrations of about 1% in both marijuana and hemp plants.
One adverse effect that may afflict some users of delta 9 THC is hyperstimulation, paranoia, or anxiousness.
Delta 8 THC, on the other hand, won’t cause these kinds of effects in most of its users. Its users report a more relaxing, milder, more creative, and more forgiving experience overall.
IS DELTA 8 THC NATURAL?
Natural are trees, flowers, and grass. On that, we agree. Nature gives us landscapes, views, and unparalleled experiences that are impossible to reproduce by human beings.
However, there’s something else nature can give us, but a human being can reproduce it, which is the delta 8 THC molecule.
What does ‘natural’ mean from a regulatory point of view?
The answer is nothing.
Delta 8 THC is considered natural because it occurs without human intervention in marijuana and hemp plants.
HOW TO USE DELTA 8 THC
If you live in Arizona, you simply can’t use delta 8 THC — not yet, at least.
With that aside, if you live in a state where it is legal, and you want to try delta 8 THC, you will be surprised to find that the most reputable online vendors will offer almost as many presentations as there are for CBD.
You name it, vape carts, gummies, distillates, infused hemp flowers. These are all presentations available for delta 8, among many others.
WHERE TO BUY DELTA 8 THC
If you want to buy delta 8 THC, the best way to do it is online. On our online shop, you can find all the presentations we mentioned above and more.
By accessing your delta 8 THC through a reliable online vendor, you can be sure of the quality and purity of the product you purchase.
A COA, or certificate of analysis, is a document provided by a third-party laboratory that aims to provide unbiased information about the content of a product.
In our store, you will find attached certificates of analysis for all our products.
WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF DELTA 8 THC IN ARIZONA?
As mentioned above, in late 2020, Arizona legalized the possession and cultivation of marijuana for adults. It is a contradiction that recreational marijuana is legal, but delta 8 isn’t.
However, we believe this will soon be over. The country is moving toward legalization, and Arizona has already shown it doesn’t want to be left out of the trend.
In the future, we’re confident that delta 8 THC will be legal in the state of Arizona, just as recreational marijuana is.