So, you are planning on visiting Maine and wonder if Delta 8 is legal? Maybe you are headed to Kennebunkport, “Bah Hahbah” (Bar Harbor), or maybe the “big city” of Portland. Well, don’t be surprised if the Mainers or Mainahs call you a Flatlander.
As you are visiting this beautiful state, you may be wondering if you can get you some THC while visiting?!
Well, the good news is…Ayuh, you can! In fact, Maine has legalized all industrial hemp derivatives!
This is not limited to just Delta 8 THC, as the Maine Marijuana Act also allows for the purchase of marijuana for recreational use!
Besides the exact state law legality of these products, we hope this article will answer some of your other questions regarding Delta 8 THC in Maine and other consumable hemp products, where to find it, and even some answers regarding federal law on marijuana products.
The legal status is constantly changing, so we always strive to provide you with the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking your current state or even federal law before purchasing any hemp-derived products in Maine (CBD & THC). The data presented here are not intended as legal advice or treatment for medical issues; therefore do some research on what may work best for yourself by consulting an experienced doctor who can give more insight into possible interactions between medications and marijuana use/exposure if necessary! Do your own due diligence and keep safe over sorry–it’s worth it!
- Federal Legislation status regarding products derived from hemp or adult-use marijuana, including but not limited to prescription medications and recreational use.
- Maine State Laws regarding Delta 8 THC in Maine, other THC products, as well as possession limits of these THC hemp derivatives and legal age of purchase.
- Delta 8 THC products can be found in various spots around Maine. What’s your protection on the products. How are they tested? Other info you may want to know.
- How harvested marijuana, which includes agricultural commodities is grown and how the products, like Delta 8 THC, are extracted for production and consumption.
Regarding Federal Law, Where We Stand On THC Products Across The Nation?
Does Delta 8 THC follow this pattern and what do I need to know?
In December of 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill was created and hemp and hemp derivatives, defined as cannabis, AKA from the plant Cannabis Sativa L., which contain a certain amount of the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) would be removed from the definition of marijuana as part of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
The amount or concentration, in this case, was defined to be no more than 0.3 percent THC and this is based on a dry weight basis.
This essentially means that as long as the concentration found in any of these derivatives from the hemp products stays within these limits, it is not considered a controlled substance and can be purchased and consumed across the United States. Delta 8 THC products, as long as within the parameters, fall within this distinction and thus Delta 8 is “legal” according to federal law.
It’s important to know that the amount of actual Delta 8 THC found in the hemp plant is usually less than 0.1%., which is why most convert CBD isolate into Delta 8 THC.
Furthermore, the law goes into detail about hemp seeds themselves, and the fact that hemp seeds do not naturally contain cannabidiol (CBD) or THC, however, these compounds are found in other parts of the cannabis plant itself. Industrial hemp, hemp material, the hemp plant itself, and other hemp-derived products like hemp protein powder, hemp seed oil ETC. can be legally used in the U.S. as long as they pass the requirements set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This would include ingestible consumer products, food additives, and food products derived from hemp seed.
Although some people misread into the 2018 Farm Bill and think of it as the “marijuana legalization act”, when it really just clarified the hemp plant itself, in relation to the Controlled Substances Act, and how it is and can be grown, produced, and sold in the hemp plant industry.
Let’s move on to MY state….is Delta 8 legal in Maine?
What particulars about Delta 8 THC should I and do I need to know about?
On January 27, 2017, the Maine state legislature approved parts of their state law that allows persons over the age of 21 to grow a certain number of plants (6) and possess 2.5 ounces of the marijuana plant (including 5 grams of marijuana concentrate), effective January 30, 2017.
On May 2, 2018, the State Legislature went even further and determined the 129th LD 719 Act will facilitate “the development and administration of a regulated marketplace in the State for adult-use marijuana and the regulation of the personal use of marijuana and the home cultivation of marijuana for personal adult use pursuant to the Marijuana Legalization Act. Finally, on June 27, 2019, the Governor of Maine made 129th LD 719 a state law (P.L. 2019, ch 491).
The passage of the above law, allows anyone of the age of 21 to possess and use non-medical marijuana in the fine State of Maine. This would include BOTH hemp and marijuana! Thus, Maine is about as Delta 8 Friendly as they come. In fact, due to undefined possessions limits, there are NO restrictions to the amount of Delta 8 THC you can possess!! So load up the truck and head to Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport and have a party!
Please note that marijuana itself can only be used in the confines of private property. Marijuana use and possession aren’t allowed in public places, which includes state and national parks, music venues, roads, ETC. Basically ANYWHERE in public. So don’t do it.
However…Delta 8 THC? Go for it.
I want to buy Delta 8 THC! Where can I get Delta 8 near me?
Luckily, you can find Delta 8 THC almost anywhere. There will be gas stations, local stores or kiosks, vape or head shops, and other places. Just look for some Delta 8 SOLD HERE signs and you should be on your way!
We will caution you to be careful and know the products you are purchasing. It is always important to do your research and make sure that the store itself is operating legally, and more important than the products they are selling are using good, safe ingredients and actually what they are supposed to be selling.
We recommend that you stick with trusted retailers and Delta 8 THC brands that aren’t afraid to prove to you that they have the goods! A great way to check this is to ask for or check out the C.O.A.s (Certificate of Analysis). These are the testing results of the products derived from hemp, usually from a third-party lab, that prove that the Delta 8, is what they claim it to be. It should show which cannabinoids and terpenes are present and what percentages the product contains.
An easy and fantastic way to get this type of information is from a reputable online store on the good old internet. Usually, these types of online stores have reviews from current and past customers that can be verified as respectful with time in the industry, and the overall content and information on their web pages.
One of the companies that we think stand up above the rest is Biowellnessx.
BiowellnessX has been in the game for a long time and they always seem to be at the forefront of new products, information about the different THC variant items, and other great information. A very reliable company, with all of the above testing available on the Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, and even Delta 10 THC derivative products available. Give them a look and a try!
Is harvested marijuana grown and processed for these products?
AKA, where do we get the Delta 8 THC from exactly? The Hemp Plant?
As we briefly touched on before/above, there really isn’t that much Delta 8 per se in the hemp plant itself. There is only 0.1% to 1% Delta 8 THC in a cannabis plant, and the average is way closer to the low side.
The best way to get Delta 8 is to convert it directly from CBD isolate itself. This is a viable (and legal) way, and it will allow for a much better percentage of Delta 8 THC when using this converting method. Not only is the yield higher (up to 100 xs), and keeps the extraction cost lower, thus a lower product cost overall too.
Due to the fact that the good old Pine Tree State has legalized marijuana in state law itself (with restrictions), and has opened the door wide open for hemp-derived products, like Delta 8 THC, so it is very friendly towards these products.
With federal hemp legislation, like the 2018 Farm Bill, making hemp within the 0.3% limit federally legal, legal hemp products will continue to be on the rise.
So, whether you are a mainer or a Flatlander visiting…go ahead and grab some Delta 8 THC and hit the “Hahbah”, head over to Portland, or head Down East…you will have a wicked pissah of a time!
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