If you have even a passing interest in the hemp and cannabis plants and all of the various cannabinoids they contain, you’ve more than likely heard about Delta 8 THC.
This newly harnessed cannabinoid has exploded in popularity in recent years, with products of all kinds containing the psychoactive substance coming out on what seems like a daily basis.
But what is Delta 8 THC exactly, and why has it become such a hot topic in the world of cannabinoids? To help you get a better idea of the answers to those questions, we’ve compiled this comprehensive Delta 8 guide.
Is Delta 8 THC Legal in Utah?
No, Delta 8 is not legal in Utah.
Utah law legalizes hemp, but it does not include Delta-8-THC in its definition of exemptions as a Controlled Substance.
In Chapter 37 Utah Controlled Substances Act, it provides the following definition:
for use or possession of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol, the marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol is one of the following in an amount that does not exceed the legal
(A) unprocessed cannabis in a medicinal dosage form; or
(B) a cannabis product in a medicinal dosage form; and
(ii) for use or possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia, the paraphernalia is a medical cannabis device.
Utah has legalized hemp and some of its derivatives broadly, as outlined in the Controlled Substances Act. Despite this, Utah does not legalize tetrahydrocannabinols unless the user obtains a medical marijuana card. Delta-8-THC is considered a Controlled Substance according to this legislation without exception.
Is a Medical Card Needed in Utah to Order Delta 8 THC?
As Delta 8 products are not regulated there are no medicinal Delta 8 THC products to purchase. Therefore, even with a Medical Card for Delta 9 THC, you’re still not able to buy these products.