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Let’s Talk Delta-8 State Legality: Kansas

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Let’s Talk Delta-8 State Legality: Kansas

Kansas is confusing, where is Kansas City? It’s in Missouri then it’s in Kansas as well? I’m reminded of Kansas when I watch “The Wizard of Oz.” I took film theory course that brought in all of the pretentious angles, philosophical paradoxes, and the endlessness of it all. Turns out, there are trails of Marxism—that road is gold for a reason. The wild west always has something going on, good and bad. Right now, the talk of the traditional marijuana industry is the saturation of dispensaries in states like Oklahoma. So where does Kansas stand on Delta-8 THC?

Thankfully, they’ve come to accept it—making the necessary changes for the state to align with those of the federal leaving delta-8 THC off of the list of schedule 1 Controlled Substances. Yes, Delta-8 THC is legal in the state of Kansas without any possession limits. Now, Delta-9 THC is a different story. Kansas is one of the very few states that have decided not to go through with the medical cannabis program. This means that recreational is a no go as well. All of the necessary changes were added onto the Senate Bill NO. 263.

SENATE BILL NO. 263

New Section 1.

(2) ‘‘Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration’’ means the combined percentage of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol and its optical isomers, their salts and acids, and salts of their acids, reported as free THC on a dry weight basis, of any part of the plant cannabis sativa L.

(4) ‘‘Hemp products’’ means all products made from industrial hemp, but not limited to, cloth, cordage, fiber, food, fuel, paint, paper, particleboard, plastics, seed, seed meal and seed oil for consumption and certified seed for cultivation, if the seeds originate from industrial hemp varieties.

(5) ‘‘Industrial hemp’’ means all parts and varieties of the plant cannabis sativa L., cultivated or possessed by a state educational institution or the department, whether growing or not, that contain a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.

Sec. 4. K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5701 is hereby amended to read as follows: 21-5701.

(j) ‘‘Marijuana’’ means all parts of all varieties of the plant Cannabis whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin. ‘‘Marijuana’’ does not include:

(1) The mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the mature stalks, except the resin extracted therefrom, fiber, oil or cake or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination; or

(2) any substance listed in schedules II through V of the uniform controlled substances act; or

(3) industrial hemp as defined in section 1, and amendments thereto, when cultivated, possessed

Sec. 7. K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 65-4105 is hereby amended to read as follows: 65-4105.

(h) Any of the following cannabinoids, their salts, isomers and salts of isomers, unless specifically excepted, whenever the existence of these salts, isomers and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:

(1) Tetrahydrocannabinols. 7370

Meaning tetrahydrocannabinols naturally contained in a plant of the genus Cannabis (cannabis plant), as well as synthetic equivalents of the substances contained in the plant, or in the resinous extractives of Cannabis, sp. and/or synthetic substances, derivatives, and their isomers with similar chemical structure and pharmacological activity such as the following: Delta 1 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical isomers Delta 6 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical isomers Delta 3,4 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and its optical isomers (Since nomenclature of these substances is not internationally standardized, compounds of these structures, regardless of numerical designation of atomic positions covered.), except tetrahydrocannabinols obtained from industrial hemp as defined in section 1, and amendments thereto, when cultivated, possessed or used for activities authorized by the alternative crop research act.