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Getting blunt about Delta-8 in Charleston, SC

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Have you heard of Delta-8? No, we aren’t talking about the airline company, but it could make you take flight.

Today we are breaking down the 411 on the agricultural product known as Delta-8 that has been growing on SC.

What is it?

We don’t want to get in the weeds, so Delta-8 is 1 of 140+ compounds found in cannabis that has become increasingly popular due to the similarity to Delta-9 (aka tetrahydrocannabinol, the scientific name for THC). Delta-9 users have been known to experience feelings of happiness, increased hunger, symptom relief, and more.

Basically, the 2 cannabinoids have similar chemical structures + their names.

Is it legal in SC?

Currently, South Carolina has not banned Delta-8 + it is available locally. According to the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, the hemp plant is legal to grow in the state with proper permits; however, it has to have a THC level below .3%. Anything above that is illegal in the state, for now.

Where can you find it locally?

I Heart CBD, North Charleston, West Ashley, Summerville, and Mt. Pleasant locations — Flower, vape accessories + gummies

Charleston Hemp Collective, 473 King St. — Gummies, bath products, tinctures, coffee + tea

Fatty’s Beer Works, 1436 Meeting St. — Vending machine filled with gummies, oil + vape cartridges

Coastal Hemp Co., 2612 Larch Ln Suite 101, Mt. Pleasant — Gummies, soft gels, and vape cartridges