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Is Delta 9 Legal in Alabama?

Is Delta-9 Legal In Alabama

Hemp-derived Delta-9 THC with less than 0.3% THC by dry weight is legal in Alabama. That means you can enjoy our Delta-9 Gummies in Sweet Home Alabama!

Want to know the details? Read on.

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as Farm Bill, legalized hemp and hemp-derived products on a federal level.

Under Farm Bill, Delta-9 THC is legal if it meets certain criteria:

  • It must be derived from hemp.
  • Hemp-derived products must contain 0.3% or less Delta-9 THC by dry weight.

Most people are aware of these. However, you may be wondering – Is Delta-9 THC Legal In Alabama?

Short answer – yes, as long as it is Farm Bill compliant.

Federal Law

The Farm Bill legalized hemp and removed it from the Controlled Substances Act. This made the production, consumption and sale legal on a federal level.

The bill also distinguished hemp from marijuana which is mostly cultivated for its high THC content (up to 30%). Even though the bill legalized hemp federally, states had the final authority to follow suit and legalize, or even ban hemp-derived products within their borders.

Under the Farm Bill, the states can submit their hemp plan to USDA including how the state will regulate and monitor hemp production and sale within its borders. After getting the approval from the United States Secretary of Agriculture, they can proceed with implementing their hemp program.

This allows states to:

  1. Issue licenses to hemp growers.
  2. Establish testing procedures to ensure THC levels remain below the legal limit (0.3%).
  3. Set up inspection protocols for hemp farms.
  4. Create enforcement mechanisms for violations.
  5. Develop their own rules for processing, transporting, and selling hemp products.

This state-level control means that while hemp is federally legal, there can still be variations in hemp laws and regulations from state to state. Some states may choose to be more restrictive, while others might be more permissive within the federal framework.

Alabama Senate Bill 225

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The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee made changes to the Code of Alabama, mainly the Section 2-8-381. This distinguished hemp from hemp from marijuana and legalized industrial hemp and hemp-derived products statewide.

In 2019, Alabama Senate Bill 225 was signed by Governor Kay Ivey, which aligned Alabama’s state laws with the federal laws. This removed the restrictions on the production, sale, and purchase of hemp-derived products.

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) oversees the state’s hemp program. Farmers must obtain a license from the ADAI to cultivate hemp.

All hemp-derived products must be tested by a third-party laboratory to ensure they comply with the 0.3% THC limit. That’s why our products undergo rigorous third-party testing.

Products must also be labeled with the manufacturer’s name , contact information, and the amount of Delta-9 THC.

Section 2-8-381 Definitions

(3) HEMP PRODUCTS. Any and all products made from industrial hemp, including, but not limited to, cloth, cordage, fiber, food, fuel, paint, paper, particleboard, plastics, seed, seed meal and seed oil for consumption, and seed for cultivation if the seeds originate from industrial hemp varieties.

(4) INDUSTRIAL HEMP or HEMP. The plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, cultivated or possessed by a licensed grower or otherwise in accordance with the state’s USDA-approved regulatory plan, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. Industrial hemp shall be considered an agricultural crop or an agricultural commodity, or both, in all respects under state law. The term excludes marijuana as defined in subdivision (14) of Section 20-2-2.

(14) MARIJUANA. All parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., 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. Such term does not include 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. Marijuana does not include industrial hemp as defined in Article 11 of Chapter 8 of Title 2 Section 2-8-381.

Click here to read the full bill.

Medical Marijuana Program In Alabama

Although medical marijuana and recreational marijuana remain illegal in the Yellowhammer State.

Alabama has a very limited medical cannabis program. Alabama’s medical cannabis program is very restrictive, only allowing CBD products with low THC content for specific qualifying conditions.

The list of qualifying conditions is limited and include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  • Cancer-related cachexia, nausea or vomiting, weight loss, or chronic pain.
  • Crohn’s Disease.
  • Depression.
  • Epilepsy or a condition causing seizures.
  • HIV/AIDS-related nausea or weight loss.
  • Panic disorder.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Persistent nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment, except for nausea related to pregnancy, cannabis-induced cyclical vomiting syndrome, or cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Sickle Cell Anemia.
  • Spasticity associated with a motor neuron disease, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
  • Spasticity associated with Multiple Sclerosis or a spinal cord injury.
  • A terminal illness.
  • Tourette’s Syndrome.
  • A condition causing chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and appropriate therapy is contraindicated or has proved ineffective.

Patients with qualifying, debilitating medical conditions can receive a registry identification card through the AMCC for legal access to medical cannabis. To submit their details, patients can visit the AMCC’s website.

How Are Hemp and Marijuana Different?

Isn’t it just cannabis? Well, yes and no. While hemp and marijuana are both varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant, they’re treated very differently under the law.

Hemp is defined as cannabis plants containing 0.3% THC or less. Anything above that is considered marijuana, which remains federally illegal. This distinction is crucial when it comes to the legality of Delta-9 THC products.

What Is Delta-9 THC?

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Delta-9 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid which is naturally found in the cannabis (sativa) plants. Cannabis plants have two legal varieties – hemp and marijuana.

There are over 113 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plants like CBD, CBG, CBN etc.

Delta-8 is another isomer of THC which is found in low quantities in the hemp plants, it has similar psychoactive effects and many people report it to be less potent. Most of the Delta-8 THC products are considered semi-synthetic as their low occurrence means most of the products are made by converting hemp-derived CBD into Delta-8 THC through a chemical process.

Delta-9 THC is naturally present in abundant amounts which means that it can be directly extracted and doesn’t need to be converted from CBD.

Our Delta-9 products are extracted using Cellular Deconstruction™ Technology, which uses physics instead of chemistry. Our process gently breaks down the cell walls, and the extracts never come in contact with any harsh solvents or temperatures.

This solventless extraction not only is gentle on delicate cannabinoids without damaging them, it also preserves the natural ratios of the whole plant extract.

What Are The Effects Of Delta-9 THC?

Delta-9 THC has a range of effects on your body. It is notoriously popular for recreational use, but it also has benefits for your wellness.

Most people who use Delta-9 products report the following effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation
  • Increased Appetite
  • Heightened Sensory perception

Delta-9 THC affects everyone differently. Some people can feel more energetic, creative and talkative, while others may just want to relax and sleep.

Can You Buy Delta-9 In Alabama?

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Yes, you can buy Delta-9 Gummies in Alabama, along with other hemp-derived products as long as you’re 21 years of age or older.

It’s important to remember that only the products which are Farm Bill compliant, have 0.3% THC or less by dry weight, and derived from hemp are legal in Alabama. Any product containing more than this THC level is considered “marijuana” under state law.

You should view the certificate of analysis for the product and ensure that the products are third-party tested.

Buy Delta 9 from a reputed brand like Cannovia. All our products are 100% natural, vegan and undergo rigorous  third party testing to make sure that you’re getting nothing but top-shelf hemp extracts.

And we only source our products from high quality US grown hemp.

Where Can You Buy Delta-9 THC In Alabama?

You can purchase Delta-9 products online or offline from a local gas station or smoke shop. Online shopping gives you have access to a wider range of products, can easily compare prices and reviews, and can often find better deals than in physical stores. Plus, you can shop in your pajamas. What’s not to love?

If you want the best Delta-9 edibles available, your search ends here.

Our Gummies are made with next-gen solventless extraction, which results in the cleanest products available on the market. They are Whole-Spectrum™ which means all the natural cannabinoids and terpenes are preserved for maximum potency.

Our gummies are nano-ionized™ for rapid absorption and quicker onset.

While other edibles take up to 60 minutes to kick in, our customers report feeling the effects within 15-30 minutes, because we all know waiting for them to kick in can be a drag…

FAQs

Can Delta-9 THC show up on a drug test?

Yes, Delta 9 THC will show up on a drug test, as will all other forms of THC.

Can you fly with Delta-9 THC?

You can fly to and from 49 US states with hemp-derived Delta 9 gummies that contain less than 0.3% of THC, except Idaho.

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