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Delta 10 THC State Laws > Is Delta 10 Legal in Arkansas? What’s Up With Hemp In The Natural State?

Is Delta 10 Legal in Arkansas? What’s Up With Hemp In The Natural State?

November 28, 2021

Is Delta 10 legal in Arkansas
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The Delta 10 THC compound is a newer and less potent form of Cannabis that has made waves in the cannabis community. With this discovery, many people have questions about its legality. Is Delta 10 legal in Arkansas? This post will help you decipher the legitimacy of this new cannabinoid.

The legal status surrounding Delta 10 THC is constantly changing. We always strive to do our best to give you the most updated information. We recommend that you always check your current state- or even federal law before purchasing any hemp-derived products (CBD, THC) in Arkansas. The data in this post is not intended as legal advice nor to diagnose, treat or give any medical advice. In any event, do your due diligence and always seek your doctor’s advice, especially do if you are in doubt or are currently taking any prescription medications. Safer than sorry is always a great idea on new products.

Main Points

  • Delta 10 THC is not legal in Arkansas.
  • Delta 10 has significantly less psychoactive properties and will mostly cause a “body high.”
  • Since THC and hemp products are illegal in Arkansas, you should avoid buying any hemp-derived THC products in the Natural State.
  • Under the new federal law, if a substance has been listed as a Schedule VI substance by the state, the federal government will follow suit and place it in that classification.

Is Delta 10 THC Legal In Arkansas?

Regrettably NO, Delta 10 THC is not legal in Arkansas. The same regulations are in place for Delta 10 as we saw for Delta 8 THC.

What Is Delta 10 THC?

What is Delta 10 THC? If you’ve ever asked this question, then it’s time to learn a little more about the chemical makeup of Cannabis.

There are three main types of THC for starters: Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, and Delta 10 THC.

These molecules differ only in their arrangement of carbon atoms on the molecule called “tails.” The tails determine what type of effects each molecule will produce.

Delta 8 THC’s tail has a single, double bond and a molecular formula of C 18 H 26 O 2.

Delta 9 THC has two double bonds, one in the eighth position and another in the nine positions. Its chemical formula is C 21 H 30 O 2 . Compared to Delta 9; Delta 10 does not have a double bond in the nine positions. This is what makes it slightly different. D10 has a molecular formula of C 22 H 30 O 2.

Delta 8 THC has non-psychoactive effects, meaning it will not cause mind-altering effects associated with cannabis use. It also carries more anti-inflammatory properties than Delta 9.

Delta 9 THC has psychoactive properties that alter how you think, feel and act. It also produces a “high.” This is what makes it the most sought-after version of THC. However, the side effects are more intense than with Delta 8. Some of these can include feeling paranoid or having hallucinations.

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Delta 10 THC has much less psychoactive properties than Delta 9 THC and even Delta 8 THC. You can compare Delta 10 to a move Sativa feeling vs. Delta 8 is more of an Indica feeling. Customer feedback has also shown that it promotes greater creativity, euphoria, alertness, energy, and even a boost in your mood.

Other research indicates it also has benefits that include pain reduction, relaxation; suppression of nausea and vomiting; increased appetite; lessening depression symptoms, and lowering intraocular eye pressure.

Delta 10 THC is nearly non existing in the plant as Delta 9. A simple chemical change created it during extraction and decarboxylation (heating). That’s why some concentrate producers choose to heat their product further to increase the amount of Delta 10 in the final product. For example, many convert CBD isolates into THC and then further into Delta 10 THC.

Can You Buy Delta 10 THC in Arkansas?

Since the legal status restricts Delta 10 in Arkansas, you should avoid buying hemp-derived products in The Natural State that contain high levels of THC or not have their lab report (COA) easily acceptable. 

We suggest you look into Full Spectrum products with naturally occurring THC levels below the legal limit of <0.30% total dry weight. We have a wide variety of Full Spectrum CBD products, including oils and gummies.

Our dream drops are excellent too. Customers rave about these little guys. All our products are made in the USA, lab tested, and are <0.30% Delta 9 THC, which means they are legal in Arkansas. And even better, you can also purchase our 10mg Delta 9 THC gummies as each weight is 4.5g which means the total THC is below the limits. 

Delta 10 THC, Hemp Laws, Federal Laws, and State Laws

Tetrahydrocannabinols in hemp were removed from the list of controlled substances in 2018, thanks to the Farm Bill. This means that hemp is no longer in the jurisdiction of the Drug Administration (DEA) and can legally be grown for industrial, commercial, research, and medicinal purposes.

Hemp is also called Cannabis Sativa L. with 0.3% ≤ THC content by dry weight; psychoactive Cannabis is classified as Cannabis indica Lam., Cannabis sativa L., or Cannabis ruderalis Janisch.

The 2018 Farm Bill is different than the 2014 Farm Bill in that it no longer separates the hemp plant from the cannabis plant; they are both classified as “industrial hemp” Cannabis under section 297A of the bill. However, it also changes how state agriculture departments regulate industrial hemp and create “pilot programs” for hemp production, allowing states to enact regulations on the commercial cultivation of industrial hemp.

Also, removing industrial hemp from the CS list on a federal level, section 10113 permits a state agriculture department or an institution of higher education in a state to cultivate industrial hemp if:

The state agriculture department will enforce the law and regulate hemp production. Each state’s respective agriculture agency will issue permits for cultivating industrial hemp.

Federal Law

Through the years, many changes in Federal Law have had an impact on the state of Arkansas. One change has come recently with House Bill 1415, which alters what substances are classified as Schedule VI controlled substances.

Under this law, synthetic substances fall under this category and can be far more dangerous than natural substances like marijuana or cocaine. This means that drugs like Delta 10 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is found in synthetic cannabinoids and marijuana, are now treated as Schedule VI controlled substances if not listed otherwise.

Under the new law, if a substance has been listed as a Schedule VI controlled substance by the federal government, the state will follow suit and place it in that classification.

The C Substances Act (CSA) of 1970 prohibited the possession and distribution of various substances, including Cannabis. It goes into detail in listing the substances that fall within this category, including “synthetic substances, derivatives, or their isomers… regardless of numerical designation of atomic positions.” This means that even Cannabis will be illegal under federal law if it contains THC because it falls under the CSA’s definition for a Schedule I drug.

The main idea of House Bill 1415 is to crack down on synthetic substances and other substances that can be harmful to those who use them. It also helps keep these drugs out of the hands of children. 

Those who are caught with Schedule VI substances must face federal charges and state, drug tests can be ordered by law enforcement, and fines may be issued.

State Law

Arkansas passed HB 1415 on March 23, 2017, establishing that Delta 9 THC is considered a Schedule I narcotic. Delta 10 is classified as a Schedule II narcotic and can only be possessed by patients with a medical marijuana card.

Arkansas also passed HB 1640 (also called the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016), legalizing medical marijuana in limited amounts. This law states that Delta 9 THC is no longer classified as a schedule I narcotic and cannot result in any arrest or penalty for possession within the state of Arkansas as long you have a medical card.

Arkansas Department of Agriculture (ADOA) is the state law that prohibits any growing, cultivating, or possession of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of many chemicals found in marijuana.

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Final Thoughts

Since Delta 10 is illegal in Arkansas, we suggest you stick to CBD and Full Spectrum products that have naturally occurring THC levels in them and comply with the 2018 farm bill. Hopefully, soon, we will have a happy update, and it will be considered a legal substance, but till then, abide by the cannabis laws and stick to the safe stuff.

Check out our CBD products here.

If you want products with compliant Delta 9 THC, you should check out our THC Gummies 2-packs, our new and very popular Delta 9 THC gummies.

House Bill 1415- Bill Drafting Template (
Arkansas Department of Agriculture- Hemp Program Rules & the Law – Arkansas Department of Agriculture
HB1640- HB1640 Bill Information – Arkansas State Legislature
The CS Act- Controlled Substances Act of 1970: Definition & History |

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