Last updated: January 17, 2023

We’ll be updating this post and maps over time as hemp laws continue to change.

This article should not be used as a substitute for looking up your state’s current laws surrounding hemp products. These laws are changing rapidly and we may not always have the most current information.

Which states have regulated, restricted, or banned delta-8?

Currently, 21 U.S. states have restricted or banned delta-8 THC and a further four states are currently reviewing its legal status. 

The 20 U.S. states that have regulated, restricted, or banned delta-8:

  1. Alaska
  2. Arizona
  3. California 
  4. Colorado
  5. Connecticut
  6. Delaware
  7. Idaho 
  8. Iowa
  9. Michigan
  10. Minnesota
  11. Mississippi
  12. Montana
  13. New York
  14. Nevada
  15. North Dakota
  16. Oregon
  17. Rhode Island
  18. Utah
  19. Vermont
  20. Washington

Here you can find the latest on whether delta-8 THC is available and legal in your state. We work around the clock to provide you with the latest developments on the statewide legality of delta-8 and its products.

Delta-8 is available in 29 states + 1 district:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arkansas
  3. Florida
  4. Georgia
  5. Hawaii
  6. Illinois
  7. Indiana
  8. Kansas
  9. Kentucky
  10. Maine
  11. Maryland
  12. Massachusetts
  13. Missouri
  14. Nebraska
  15. New Hampshire
  16. New Jersey
  17. New Mexico
  18. North Carolina
  19. Ohio
  20. Oklahoma
  21. Pennsylvania
  22. South Carolina
  23. Tennessee
  24. Texas
  25. Virginia
  26. Washington
  27. Washington DC
  28. West Virginia
  29. Wisconsin
  30. Wyoming

Where Is THC-O Considered Legal?

Right now, THC-O is considered legal in the vast majority of the United States. It is considered to be a derivative of the 2018 Farm Bill, so THC-O is legal except in places where THC is banned. On the other hand, that means that if a state has legalized THC, then THC-O is also legal.

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As of this writing, you can legally buy hemp-derived THC-O products in:

  1. Alabama
  2. California
  3. Connecticut
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. Hawaii
  7. Illinois
  8. Indiana
  9. Kansas
  10. Kentucky
  11. Louisiana
  12. Maine
  13. Maryland
  14. Massachusetts
  15. Michigan
  16. Nebraska
  17. Nevada
  18. New Jersey
  19. New Mexico
  20. New York
  21. North Carolina
  22. North Dakota
  23. Ohio
  24. Oklahoma
  25. Oregon
  26. Pennsylvania
  27. South Carolina
  28. South Dakota
  29. Tennessee
  30. Texas
  31. Virginia
  32. Washington
  33. West Virginia
  34. Wisconsin
  35. Wyoming

THC-O is most likely illegal in these states:

  1. Alaska
  2. Arizona
  3. Arkansas
  4. Colorado
  5. Delaware
  6. Idaho
  7. Iowa
  8. Mississippi
  9. Montana
  10. Rhode Island
  11. Utah
  12. Vermont

The laws are changing quickly, so it is important for people to take a look at local regulations to see what is allowed.

Where Is CBD Considered Legal?

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As of this writing, you can legally buy hemp-derived products in:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12. Illinois
  13. Indiana
  14. Iowa
  15. Kansas
  16. Kentucky
  17. Louisiana
  18. Maine
  19. Maryland
  20. Massachusetts
  21. Michigan
  22. Minnesota
  23. Mississippi
  24. Missouri
  25. Montana
  26. Nevada
  27. New Hampshire
  28. New Jersey
  29. New Mexico
  30. New York
  31. North Carolina
  32. North Dakota
  33. Ohio
  34. Oklahoma
  35. Oregon
  36. Pennsylvania
  37. Rhode Island
  38. South Carolina
  39. Tennessee
  40. Texas
  41. Utah
  42. Vermont
  43. Virginia
  44. Washington
  45. West Virginia
  46. Wisconsin
  47. Wyoming

CBD is most likely illegal in these states:

  1. Idaho
  2. South Dakota
  3. Nebraska

The laws are changing quickly, so it is important for people to take a look at local regulations to see what is allowed.

States where you can legally buy hemp derived Delta 9 products

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Hemp-derived delta 9 THC products are legal in 42 states. You can also buy them in Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

These states follow the Farm Bill to the letter when it comes to hemp delta 9 products and don’t plan on introducing any changes.

This means that as long as the levels of delta 9 don’t exceed 0.3% by dry weight, such products are legal to produce, sell, buy, possess, and consume.

However, some states have introduced certain modifications regarding specific cannabinoid-based products, such as delta 8 THC, and other states may follow soon, including the legality of delta 9.

As of this writing, you can legally buy hemp-derived delta 9 THC products in:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. Delaware
  6. Florida
  7. Georgia
  8. Hawaii
  9. Idaho
  10. Illinois
  11. Indiana
  12. Iowa
  13. Kansas
  14. Louisiana
  15. Maine
  16. Maryland
  17. Massachusetts
  18. Michigan
  19. Minnesota
  20. Mississippi
  21. Missouri
  22. Montana
  23. Nebraska
  24. Nevada
  25. New Hampshire
  26. New Jersey
  27. New Mexico
  28. New York
  29. North Carolina
  30. Ohio
  31. Oklahoma
  32. Oregon
  33. Rhode Island
  34. South Carolina
  35. South Dakota
  36. Tennessee
  37. Texas
  38. Utah
  39. Virginia
  40. West Virginia
  41. Wisconsin
  42. Wyoming
  43. Washington D.C.

States That Restricted the Use of Hemp Delta 9 THC

California is the only state that placed specific restrictions on hemp delta 9, with several others using the 0.3% threshold for other forms of THC. The restrictions require hemp companies to test all THCs to make sure none of them exceeds the said limit. Companies are also obliged to list restrictions on the packaging.

States That Banned Converted Cannabinoids (Most Hemp Delta 9 Is Illegal There)

While only a few states have explicitly addressed hemp delta 9 THC in their cannabis regulations (besides regurgitating the limits created by the Farm Bill), the push to regulate delta 8 in many states caused some collateral damage.

The most common way to make delta 8 THC from hemp is to convert CBD into delta 8 chemically, and some states have decided to prohibit this process instead of delta 8 specifically.

However, as it turns out, hemp delta 9 products use strikingly similar conversions that are also banned by laws like this.

The states that ban the conversion of CBD into THC isomers are:

  • Colorado
  • North Dakota
  • Washington

States Where Hemp Delta 9 Is Illegal

So far, only Idaho has banned hemp-derived delta 9 THC. The state authorities refer to the Uniform Controlled Substances Act to clarify the legal status of hemp-derived products.

According to this law, hemp extracts can’t contain any levels of THC or its analogs, including delta 8, delta 9, delta-10, , THC-O, and others. The bill kills much of the CBD market in Idaho, too.

States Where Hemp-Derived Delta 9 Is in a Gray Area

Some states haven’t yet looked into the legal status of hemp delta 9 THC. Others are in the process of making changes to limit the availability of such products, similarly to how delta 8 was restricted. For example, in Vermont, hemp delta 9 products can be legal and illegal depending on how legal bodies interpret the definition of “synthetic cannabinoids.”

In these states, hemp-derived delta 9 is in a gray area:

  • Kentucky
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont

States you can legally buy hemp derived HHC products

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As of this writing, you can legally buy hemp-derived HHC products in:

  1. Alabama
  2. California
  3. Connecticut
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. Indiana
  7. Louisiana
  8. Maine
  9. Maryland
  10. Massachusetts
  11. Michigan
  12. Minnesota
  13. Nebraska
  14. New Hampshire
  15. New Jersey
  16. New Mexico
  17. North Carolina
  18. Ohio
  19. Oklahoma
  20. Oregon
  21. Pennsylvania
  22. South Carolina
  23. South Dakota
  24. Tennessee
  25. Texas
  26. Virginia
  27. West Virginia
  28. Wisconsin
  29. Wyoming

States where you can legally buy THCP products

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Federally, THCP is legal as long as it comes from hemp.

But this would make life too easy for cannabis users, so the actual legal status of THCP is in limbo.

Although federally legal, THCP can be subject to different regulations in individual states.

So far, THCP isn’t mentioned on any state bill, but you can assume it’s illegal in states that have banned all forms of THC.

As of this writing, you can legally buy hemp-derived THCP products in:

  1. Alabama
  2. California
  3. Connecticut
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. Hawaii
  7. Illinois
  8. Indiana
  9. Kansas
  10. Kentucky
  11. Louisiana
  12. Maine
  13. Maryland
  14. Massachusetts
  15. Michigan
  16. Minnesota
  17. Missouri
  18. Nebraska
  19. Nevada
  20. New Hampshire
  21. New Jersey
  22. New Mexico
  23. North Carolina
  24. North Dakota
  25. Ohio
  26. Oklahoma
  27. Oregon
  28. Pennsylvania
  29. South Carolina
  30. South Dakota
  31. Tennessee
  32. Texas
  33. Washington
  34. West Virginia
  35. Wisconsin
  36. Wyoming

THCP is most likely illegal in these states:

  1. Alaska
  2. Arizona
  3. Arkansas
  4. Colorado
  5. Delaware
  6. Idaho
  7. Iowa
  8. Mississippi
  9. Montana
  10. New York
  11. Rhode Island
  12. Utah
  13. Vermont
  14. Virginia

Interestingly, some of the above states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, but they don’t want to dive too deep because THCP and other isomers of delta 9 THC aren’t as well researched as the original compound.

Always check with your local state laws before buying THCP online.