Are Delta-8 or Delta-9 THC legal in the UK? - Cannabotech

Are Delta-8 or Delta-9 THC legal in the UK?

Asked 3 years ago

I'm a little confused as to the differences of these two and which, if either, are legal. Is delta-8 or delta-9 THC flower legal in the UK?

Joel Taylor

Friday, June 18, 2021

Currently, in the UK (and most places around the world), cannabis or marijuana that contains THC is illegal. delta-8 and delta-9 THC vary slightly in their chemical makeup and degree of effect, and this creates a gray area as there is no definitive ruling for the legality of delta-8 THC in the UK. However, due to the fact that the psychoactive effects of the two substances are similar, one would expect delta-8 THC to be just as prohibited as delta-9 THC.

Osasere Okunloye

Friday, June 18, 2021

Delta 9 THC for non-medical purposes is illegal, and CBD products should contain less than 0.02℅ of Delta 9 THC. For Delta 8, the UK government's 'Drug licensing factsheet ' is quite silent about it. It doesn't also come under 'exempt product' or 'controlled substance.' Hence, it is unclear if Delta 8 is illegal in the UK.

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