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Let’s Talk Delta-8 State Legality: Maryland

Let’s Talk Delta-8 State Legality: Maryland

Maryland is the setting of the greatest show of all-time, well, Baltimore is really. Yes, I am talking about The Wire. There’s no question; the cast perfection, the jagged dialogue that benefits from the background ambiance of the city brings a eeriness that can’t be quite described. You also get to hear genuine Baltimore accents with Snoop—a perplexing accent that has been an internet topic of discussion for quite some time.  Maryland has always been lovely; everyone gets confused on whether Washington is in Maryland or Virginia. I have no idea, but the countryside of Maryland seems to have a different energy than its cities. Its surrounding states have made up their minds about delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC.

Maryland made moves on medical marijuana in 2014 after signing House Bill 881, Chapter 403 that provided access to medical at state registered dispensaries. However, the state has yet to legalize recreational like in Virginia. Delta-8 THC is welcomed in the state without any possession violations because it is defined as a hemp product after being removed from the Controlled Substances Act. Maryland was quick to revise their laws to align with the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. The standard hemp derivative guidelines apply of course. So that means it has to have delta-9 THC by dry weight of 0.3% or less, but like any legal state that has possession laws of delta-9 THC then you should keep the lab test and paperwork with you. So YES, Delta-8 THC is federally and state legal in the state of Maryland.                  

HOUSE BILL 1123. CHAPTER 228 – AGRICULTURE – HEMP RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION

(r) (2) “Marijuana” does not include:

(vi) [the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta–9–tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed 0.3% on a dry weight basis] HEMP AS DEFINED IN § 14–101 OF THE AGRICULTURE ARTICLE

14–101. SUBTITLE 1. DEFINITIONS.

(c) (1)“HEMP” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of THAT plant, INCLUDING ALL DERIVATIVES, EXTRACTS, CANNABINOIDS, ISOMERS, ACIDS, SALTS, AND SALTS OF ISOMERS, whether growing or not, with a delta–9–tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed 0.3% on a dry weight basis.

TITLE 5 – CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES, PRESCRIPTIONS, AND OTHER SUBSTANCES. SUBTITLE 4 – SCHEDULES

Section 5-402 – Schedule I.

(1) A material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any of the following hallucinogenic or hallucinogenic-like substances is a substance listed in Schedule I:

(vii) marijuana;

(xii) tetrahydrocannabinol;