This past weekend I attended a 4/20 festival hosted by our good friends over at Kaleidoscope Art Market. I got to judge a rolling contest where the contestants got really creative with their joints. Of course, they weren't rolling actual cannabis- they used oregano for this. It was a night of laughs and education.

Our good friends at El Paso NORML were out there giving out tons of great information on the journey to legalizing marijuana. Despite Texas not legalizing marijuana, I instead found out all about THC's cousin DELTA-8 THC.

Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. Delta-8 THC is completely legal in Texas all thanks to Texas House Bill 1325, which was signed into law by Greg Abbott in June 2019.

The bill makes hemp and “and any part of that plant, including the seeds of the plant 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,” legal.

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Basically, Delta-9 THC, the weed that is totally not legal and that will get you high, and Delta-8 THC are found in the same plant, but Delta-8 THC  has a lower psychotropic potency than Delta-9 THC.

For research purposes, I purchased some of the Delta-8 available at the 4/20 fest (thanks to Ambary Health Southwest) in the form of a candy rope. I can totally attest that it will get you a nice high- minus the whole paranoid thing.

So if you're going to celebrate 4/20- remember that it is still not legal in Texas, but check out it's very legal cousin Delta-8 which you can find at Ambary Health Southwest.

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