The coronavirus pandemic has caused a surge in demand for marijuana products. They are more accessible and varied than ever, and legalization is spreading across the United States. Yet, not every state allows residents to buy weed online as marijuana is still a Schedule I controlled substance. Follow our guide to get it legally.
Legal Aspects in 2022
The federal legal landscape is the biggest obstacle to sales of recreational and medical marijuana. Depending on your state, you may or may not buy weed on site freely. On the national level, weed is still on par with heroin. You cannot carry it across state borders, even between two states where it is legal.
On the upside, the majority of states have already legalized cannabis, at least for medical purposes. It is still banned in 12 states:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
In 18 other states, residents can purchase marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. In the rest of the USA, it is outlawed. Weed users in the following locations are the luckiest:
- New Jersey
- New York
- South Dakota
- Washington DC
Can I Buy Weed Online?
Virtual shopping channels, although they are remote, do not give users an opportunity to circumvent the law. You won’t be able to order weed from out of state, either. Any company promising deliveries anywhere is not a legitimate operator.
Logistics is also complicated, as the majority of shipping providers consider the federal status of weed. Typically, stores require that you pick up your order in person. However, one cannabinoid — Delta 8 THC — is a notable exception.
Delta 8 THC As a Solution
In recent years, the popularity of these products has been growing by leaps and bounds. Delta-8 was discovered through advanced extraction and isolation. It even has the same chemical formula as Delta-9 but a different structure — the double bond is on the 8th carbon chain. This explains two major differences:
- Delta 8 THC has a lower potency ratio, so it brings gentler effects like relaxation, improved appetite, and better sleep.
- As a hemp derivative, Delta 8 THC is legal across the United States (31 states) under the 2018 Farm Bill. The exceptions include Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, New York, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, Utah, and Washington. In 4 other states, the legal status is vague: Arizona, California, Mississippi, and Kentucky.
Effects of Delta-8
This product is ideal for all users who want more gentle effects, without paranoia, anxiety, and mind racing, which are all typical for THC abuse. Delta-8 is relatively benevolent. What’s more, you can have it delivered to your doorstep!
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