What’s The Legal Status of Delta 8 THC in Hawaii After Its New Rule on Hemp Products?

Delta 8 Hawaii

It’d be nice to chill with some delta 8 pre-rolls and gummies while in the Aloha State. Unfortunately, Hawaii banned certain types of cannabinoid products, including some of your favorite ones. Can you still buy ∆8-THC in the Aloha State? Let’s look at the legal status of this compound & what’s the best place to order

Is Delta 8 THC Legal in Hawaii? 

Delta 8 THC is in a gray legal area in Hawaii. The Aloha State hasn’t explicitly banned the substance but aligned laws with federal legislation. 

What is Delta 8 THC? 

You already know of THC as the chemical component of cannabis that gets you intoxicated or “high.” When talking about THC, we commonly refer to delta 9 THC, the plant’s main psychotropic component. But, delta 9 is not the only one. Delta 8 THC is a THC isomer with a slightly different chemical structure and less potent effects. 

This cannabinoid is known as “weed light” because it gives a lighter feeling of euphoria without anxiousness or overstimulation. Research shows that it binds to the CB1 receptors in the brain. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system and are known to cause the psychotropic action of cannabinoids.  

Buying Delta 8 THC in Hawaii

Because Hawaii has regulated hemp-derived products in line with federal law, there are restrictions on a few product categories. The state doesn’t allow the sale of vapes, smokables, and edibles. 

If the law ever changes, Crazy8s is here to serve your ∆8-THC needs. 

For now, we only offer a few products that are legal to sell in Hawaii including our delta 8 capsules. Although many products are available across local dispensaries and smoke shops in the state, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are legal. Also, you should beware when buying ∆8-THC products that don’t come directly from the manufacturer. 

Crazy8s is a leading provider of premium ∆8-THC products, and we offer tested, pure, and potent distillate, gummies, capsules, and pre-rolls. We ship all items directly to your home with a Certificate of analysis. 

Our delta 8 capsules are perfect for beginners who are interested in trying this cannabinoid. They offer a pre-measured dose of pure delta 8 distillate that’s easy to take and doesn’t leave any unwanted after-taste.

Each capsule contains 30mg of ∆8-THC distillate and is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to avoid smoking or vaping. Softgels are a portable and convenient way to enjoy this cannabinoid for people who dislike the earthy flavor of hemp oil. 

Our capsules are a vegan-friendly formula made from natural ingredients and come with a Certificate of analysis signed by a certified, third-party lab. They are non-toxic and don’t cause any side effects. They take a bit to work, and their effects can last up to several hours.    

Is Delta 8 THC Legal in Hawaii?

Delta 8 THC is in a gray legal area in Hawaii. The state hasn’t explicitly legalized or banned the compound but does align its legislation with federal law.  

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture recently released Interim Rules to regulate the distribution and sale of hemp products. The rules became effective August 9, 2021, and prohibited the sale of several categories of hemp-derived products. Here’s what’s prohibited in Hawaii:

  • Hemp products with a delta 9 concentration that exceeds 0.3% which is the federally allowed concentration. 
  • Sale and distribution of smokable hemp and vaping products.
  • Cannabinoid-infused foods and beverages, including gummies. 
  • The sale of hemp products for oral consumption, except for capsules, softgels, tablets, and oils.  

Basically, the best products are not allowed for sale in this state. Though a ban on delta 8 hasn’t been issued, you can’t legally buy gummies and pre-rolls that contain any cannabinoid derived from hemp. Registered medical marijuana patients can buy all of these products from a state-licensed medical dispensary. 

What Does the Future Hold?  

Hawaii authorized the production of hemp in 2019, but due to financial struggles, it quickly ended its pilot hemp program. The state always aimed to go the same direction as the federal government when it came to selling and distributing hemp-derived cannabinoid products. 

For now, ∆8-THC remains in a gray legal area in the state and on a federal level. As more states are becoming open towards cannabis legalization, there’s a chance that this compound will be legalized federally and in Hawaii. 

Delta 8 Hawaii Laws

Is Delta 8 THC Legal Federally?

In August 2020, the US Drug Enforcement Administration released its Interim Rule on hemp derivatives, meant to clarify the legal status of hemp cannabinoids. The rule went into effect immediately, but the legal status of ∆8-THC remains unclear. 

The legal status of delta 8 is so complicated because this cannabinoid is not directly extracted from the hemp plant (in most cases). Most products contain delta 8 that’s been isomerized from hemp CBD. Because ∆8-THC is created in a lab from hemp material, it may be considered “synthetic” by the DEA. 

In the Interim Rule, the DEA stated that “synthetic THC” remains a Schedule I controlled substance. The 2018 Farm Bill removed THC from hemp from the definition of marijuana and the scheduled list, but it has no effect over “synthetic THC.” 

Hemp is no longer marijuana, so it doesn’t fall under the authority of the DEA. With its naturally derived delta 8 THC is also legal under the Farm Bill. If ∆8-THC that’s been isomerized from CBD is deemed synthetic, it will fall under DEA’s regulations which is debatable. For now, this cannabinoid is considered “semi-synthetic” at best and is in a legal gray area federally.  

Is delta 8 legal to buy in Hawaii?

Delta 8 is in a gray legal area in Hawaii. The state leans towards federal laws when it comes to hemp-derived cannabinoids.

Is it legal to sell delta 8 THC?

You can sell certain delta 8 products in the Aloha State. Gummies, vapes, and pre-rolls are not allowed for sale.

Can I order delta 8 online legally?

Yes, you can order delta 8 products online. At Crazy8s, we offer premium delta 8 softgels that you can freely buy in Hawaii.

Is delta 8 THC legal in all 50 states?

No, delta 8 has been banned in 18 states. A few more are considering restricting or banning it as well.

Read our legal disclaimer HERE. While we try to stay as up to date as possible on all state laws, you should do your own due diligence and work with a legal professional to ensure you are operating legally in your state or territory at all times.