Moreover, in the legal market, medical dispensaries, in particular, offer a much wider range of strains bred and groomed to produce specific effects. With the black market, not only are your options minimal, but you can’t even be sure of what you’re getting.
Unfortunately, the fact that delta 8 THC is federally legal doesn’t guarantee quality and safety. On the contrary — unlike legal marijuana with its strict regulations, hemp largely flies under the quality-control radar.
3. The Black Market vs. Dispensaries
However, on August 20, 2020, the DEA introduced an Interim Final Rule, an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill, deeming all synthetically-derived tetrahydrocannabinol a schedule I controlled substance. This category could include delta 8 THC, thus creating somewhat of a paradox.
Delta 8 THC is an excellent option for those who enjoy THC’s psychoactive effects but would still like to remain functional and clear-headed. Anecdotal evidence suggests delta 8 THC produces mild euphoria, focus, creativity, energy, and a mental buzz.
A large, third-party test by S.C. Labs unearthed all kinds of contaminants and glaring discrepancies between products’ advertised and actual CBD contents. The worst part was that some CBD products had THC levels well above the legal 0.3% limit while having virtually no CBD.
Canada has legalized the drug. But, don’t cross the border with marijuana, when the border opens. Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, even though there is a recent push to change that.
While you can’t sell it, you can gift it.
According to the new law, while you will be allowed to grow marijuana eventually, you won’t be allowed grow it on your own until 18 months after the first retail sales are allowed.
Outside of your home, the new law states you can have up to three ounces of marijuana. Inside your home, you can have up to five pounds, as long as it’s kept away from children.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Smoking a bowl of marijuana is now perfectly legal in New York. But, before you can go down to the store and buy a bag of your favorite strain, there will be a transition period.
Where can and can’t you smoke marijuana? It’s legal on your property. If it’s a rental, it’s up to the landlord. In public, think of it like tobacco. You can’t smoke in places like parks or restaurants.
If you’re carrying more than three ounces of marijuana outside of your home, you can be fined $125. If you’re caught making an illegal sale of marijuana, you can be charged up to $250 and face misdemeanor charges.
Some California dispensaries only serve medical clients with local addresses, but retail dispensaries are open to the public. Use PotGuide or Weedmaps to locate a facility and call ahead or check the website of the business to verify that it is open to public sales.
How much can I buy?
Dispensaries may sell you up to 8 grams of concentrates (including edibles, which contain concentrates).
California’s full list of regulations can be found in this document.
You will probably find those monikers more entertaining than useful. That’s why every dispensary worth its salt employs staff that can tell you exactly what each strain will do to you.