If you haven’t been following the legal battle in Texas, Delta 8 manufacturers are currently fighting the Texas Department of State Health Services over their bid to reclassify Delta 8 as a controlled substance. As the lawsuit fighting this persists, many are asking about the legal status of other cannabinoids in the Lone Star State. So the question remains: is Delta 10 legal in Texas?
What exactly is Delta 10?
Much like Delta 8, Delta 10 has seen a rise in popularity and awareness in the years since the establishment of the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill established the legality of hemp products with the requirement that the products contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. Delta 9 is the cannabinoid you are most likely familiar with, as it’s what gives traditional cannabis its intoxicating effects.
But with Delta 10, you can get similar effects at the cost of only a slightly lower potency. It’s also legal in many states where Delta 9 isn’t. The process to create Delta 10 THC is very similar to Delta 8 THC, starting with CBD oil extraction.
This oil is refined and made into either D10 or D8, depending on the chemicals used during the refinement process. You can also isolate D10 from Delta 9 THC, but this process can be costlier and more time-consuming. It also raises the chances you will exceed the 0.3% D9 THC limit.
So is Delta 10 legal?
Luckily for the residents of many states, including Texas, Delta 10 is legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. Unfortunately for many other parts of the country, some states have decided to ignore the federal laws and establish state legislation prohibiting Delta 10.
11 states have laws banning the production, sale, or use of Delta 10 THC: Rhode Island, Montana, Mississippi, Iowa, Idaho, Delaware, Colorado, Utah, Arkansas, Arizona, and Alaska. Many of these laws also ban the use of Delta 8 THC.
What’s even stranger is that some of these states, like Colorado, have legalized Delta 9 THC.
Delta 10’s legal status in Texas
But as stated above, Delta 10 is currently legal to purchase and consume in the state of Texas. But for how long you’ll be able to purchase it is the real question. With the current struggle between local government and cannabis advocates, the long-term legality of Delta 10 could be in question.
As with many other states that have outlawed Delta 8, the legislation usually includes verbiage to outlaw many other hemp-derivative products. For now, keep a close eye on the current legal battle, and watch for updates from state organizations on Delta 10’s classification.