As hemp does not contain high levels of HHC, this cannabinoid is not extracted directly from the plant, but is derived from CBD. Although hemp-derived CBD and medical cannabis are legal, HHC is a controlled substance in this state. However, it can be assumed that states that have approved Delta 8 restrictions are also likely to consider HHC illegal. Delta-8-THC is the connection between federally legal hemp and federally illegal marijuana, and it acts as a federal legal high in many United States.
In other words, HHC could be illegal in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New York, Rhode Island and Utah. In addition, HHC is a very new addition to the market that can be difficult for people in certain areas to obtain quality HHC. HHC is a natural cannabinoid found in small amounts in the leaves and flowers of Cannabis sativa. That said, there is no specific mention of HHC or any language that could presume that HHC is illegal.
While there is no mention of HHC in Rhode Island legislation, the state has already taken steps to prohibit one of the measures needed to extract HHC, making its production illegal, but not its purchase. Therefore, although the state does not explicitly delve into the legality of HHC, it can be safely deduced that it is legal. Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a fascinating cannabinoid that has already earned a great reputation for behaving in a similar way to THC delta 9, the only cannabinoid in the hemp plant that is prohibited by federal law. Therefore, the use, possession and sale of HHC products are prohibited, as are other isomers such as delta 8, 10 and THCP.
While this change would federally recognize the use of cannabis as a medical treatment, its recreational use would still be illegal at the federal level. Previously, the federal government classified all cannabis (including hemp) as a Schedule I controlled substance, considering it illegal. This amendment would have made all products containing more than 0.3% of delta-8 illegal under Texas law, which would have been a huge financial blow to retailers and delta-8 suppliers operating in the state.