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Georgia ruling: Delta-8 & Delta-10 cannabis products not controlled substances. What will change?

A legal 4-20 may be on the way, Georgia.

According to an Atlanta news outlet, the Georgia court of appeals recently ruled that Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC products are not controlled substances.

This ruling comes after several police raids of CBD stores and other businesses that sell these products in various forms like gummies, drops, chocolates and more.

So, what does the ruling really mean? Let’s break it down:

What does that mean for Delta-8 and Delta-10?

Well, after the ruling, it looks like Delta-8 and Delta-10 products are completely fine and legal to purchase without any prescription.

They are not considered controlled substances, so law enforcement cannot penalize you for having it or the business for selling it to you.

This also means that the government can’t tell you how much or how little you can have of these products.

Delta-8 and Delta-10 products will get you high, but they are often a milder form of THC. Because the products are not controlled substances and are also not regulated by the FDA, manufacturers can vary the product content even if the packaging appears unchanged.

Delta-9, which is the most common and widely used form of THC (found in marijuana) is still illegal and is considered a controlled substance.

What are controlled substances?

Controlled substances are drugs that are regulated by the government because they have a higher risk of mental and physical dependence.

Many controlled substances can be obtained with a simple prescription, but all controlled substances can pose a danger.

Controlled substances are broken down into schedules by the DEA, which explain their medical use or value as well as their legality.

However, most medications are non-controlled, meaning they can be purchased over the counter and you don’t need a prescription.

Some prescribed medications that are controlled substances are:

Others deemed completely dangerous and with no medical value are:

  • Heroin

  • LSD

  • Ecstacy

Marijuana has been quite the gray area for many states across the country, Georgia being one of them.

Georgia has recently made Low THC oil legal for those who qualify, but smoking marijuana is not legal.

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What do you think about this ruling? Leave a comment or email me at cmadden@mcclatchy.com