Alaska went through significant ups and downs with hemp and hemp-derived products. The main hurdle was implementing the state’s hemp program, which operates under the 2014 Farm Bill.
While you can buy recreational cannabis in the Last Frontier, the legal status of some hemp-derived products remains murky. If you’re wondering whether the new delta 9 THC gummies are legal in Alaska, we have some answers.
What Is Hemp-Derived Delta 9 THC
Hemp-derived THC is delta 9 extracted from the flowers and buds of the hemp plant — or the legal cannabis variety. Hemp is a Cannabis sativa with a low THC concentration (under 0.3% by dry weight) that’s considered an agricultural commodity in the US, thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018.
Delta 9 THC, naturally derived from marijuana, is a controlled substance and therefore illegal in products — except in states that legalized high-THC cannabis. People use this cannabinoid for pain, inflammation, insomnia, and appetite loss, but only in lower doses because it helps avoid common side effects.
Buy Hemp Compliant Delta 9 THC in Alaska
Unfortunately, you can’t legally buy our brand new Delta 9 THC gummies in Alaska.
The Mr. Hemp Flower gummies contain delta 8 THC (7.9mg) and are illegal in the Last Frontier. Aside from hemp-derived delta 9 in a concentration of no more than 0.3%, all tetrahydrocannabinols and isomers are banned in Alaska. The state legalized marijuana for recreational purposes but considers THC a Schedule IIIA substance.
This is such a shame because you’ll love these gummies infused with the optimal amount of THC and CBD. They also come in two delicious flavors, Watermelon and Blue Raspberry. Instead, we recommend you try our whole-plant hemp products that are legal in the Last Frontier. If you are looking for a potent and effective CBD oil, our PCR hemp oil offers unmatched results.
This pure formula is an excellent addition to your daily routine because it will enrich your body and mind in different ways. Its instant effects bring you into a state of calmness and a lighter and happier mood. Our customers use it for pain, anxiety, and sleep, and, as you can check from the reviews, they’ve noticed absolutely no downsides.
This oil is extra effective because it contains the entire hemp plant profile in a drop. As a whole-plant extract, it’s enriched in major cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, CBN, and THC (less than 0.3%), as well as a full range of primary and secondary terpenes. The terpenes in our PCR hemp oil are not “added” separately, but as they naturally occur in a whole-plant hemp extract.
Such a great blend of cannabinoids and terpenes brings a more potent effect because, as science confirms, they boost benefits when mixed. Our PCR hemp oil has been tested by a certified, third-party lab and comes with a detailed Certificate of Analysis.
Legality of Hemp Delta 9 THC in Alaska
Thanks to the Farm Bill and state law, full spectrum delta 9 THC gummies derived from hemp are legal in Alaska.
But, the legal status of hemp-derived products in Alaska is complex, primarily due to the state operating under a pilot program. The Alaska Industrial Hemp Pilot Program became effective April 4 and operates under the 2014 Farm Bill. That said, interested farmers, processors and marketers must register with the state to sell hemp-derived products.
That said, under the new rules, hemp-derived products with no more than 0.3% delta 9 THC can be lawfully sold in the Last Frontier. You have to be at least 18 to buy hemp-derived products in Alaska without a prescription.
Cannabis is legal in the Last Frontier for both recreational and medicinal purposes. The state legalized medical marijuana back in 1998 and, since 2015, has been allowing individuals 21 or older to use cannabis for recreational purposes.
Legal Delta 9 THC and Federal Law
The legal status of multiple hemp-derived cannabinoids on a federal level (think: CBD and delta 8) is murky. Surprisingly, that’s not the case with delta 9 THC, so long as the basic conditions about its legality have been fulfilled.
Therefore, delta 9 derived from hemp with no more than .3% THC is fully legal on state and federal level.
Thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, ‘THC in hemp’ was removed from the list of controlled substances. The hemp plant was distinguished from marijuana and no longer considered an intoxicating substance. Hemp-derived delta 9 can be legally used as an ingredient in products so long it doesn’t exceed the federally set threshold of .3%.
Under federal (and most state) law, hemp is defined as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis .”
Even though the new THC gummies contain up to 10mg of delta 9, they are still legal because the total concentration doesn’t exceed the set limit. It’s important to mention that THC from marijuana remains a controlled substance under federal law. Unless you live in a state that legalized recreational marijuana, you should check the origin of the THC, whether it comes from hemp or high-THC cannabis.
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Delta-9 THC FAQ
Is Delta 9 legal in all 50 states?
Yes, if it’s extracted from hemp and is present in a concentration of no more than 0.3%, delta 9 is legal in all 50 states. Some states are behind on updating laws per the 2018 Farm Bill and prohibit hemp-derived products with any amount of THC.
What is stronger, Delta 9 or Delta 8?
Delta 9 is not the most potent THC in cannabis, but it’s the primary intoxicating cannabinoid. In comparison, delta 8 is twice less potent and produces milder effects.
Will Delta 9 get you high?
Yes, it will. Even if consumed in low to moderate doses, delta 9 will get you intoxicated.
Does hemp have Delta 9?
Yes, the hemp plant was legalized on a federal level because it’s low THC cannabis with no more than 0.3% delta 9 THC by weight.
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.