The legal situation of THC is constantly changing, making it difficult to keep up with the latest regulations. As of now, Delta 8 THC is temporarily legal in Texas, but it's a bit more complicated than that. In this article, we'll explain the ins and outs of the legality of several THC products in the Lone Star State. In Texas and under federal law, recreational marijuana use remains illegal.
If you're caught using a Delta 8 THC product, some police officers may assume that you're in possession of marijuana, which contains Delta 9 THC and is therefore illegal. It's important to understand that there are different forms of THC called isomers, which have the same chemical composition but differ in the location of the bonds and the connections of the atoms. Delta 8 THC primarily interacts with CB1 receptors in the brain and spinal cord, allowing these molecules to produce a psychoactive effect. Because of hemp's legal status at the federal level, all plant-derived compounds (except THC) are fully legal, including Delta 8.However, that plant will have gone through a chemical extraction process (often called “remediation”) that removes all forms of THC from the plant and then adds the legal form of THC, Delta-8, back to the flowers.
Those rules vary from state to state, but Delta 8 is in a kind of gray area and is sold in most states, including Texas, as a legal THC. The company's products themselves are unparalleled by flavors like Blue Razzz Delta 8 THC gummies. There was an amendment proposed during debate to add laws in the state regarding the levels of Delta 8 THC allowed in products, as well as in Delta 9, and effectively end much of the Delta 8 on the market in the state. However, this amendment was followed by a large decline in marijuana arrests across the state, as some counties stopped prosecuting marijuana possession cases and others lacked the ability to test to differentiate between marijuana and legal hemp.
In some circumstances, police officers are legally allowed to search you without a search warrant or your permission, for example, if you are being arrested for another crime. It's important to have a knowledgeable lawyer who knows the nuances of ever-changing policies when it comes to Delta 8 THC and its blurred lines of legality in the cannabis industry.