FORT LAUDERDALE – February 23rd, 2022 – For the last 2 years sellers of alternative cannabinoids like Delta-8, Delta-10, and THC-O have been able to rake in enormous profits. Shopify, the worlds most popular e-commerce platform shut down hundreds of Delta-8 THC websites, including Buy Delta 8 Online & Reef Canna, two of the largest Delta-8 providers.
We spoke to Reef Canna and they provided us with a copy of the email they received from the legal team at Shopify:
“Dear Account Owner,
It has come to our attention that you are using your Shopify account, reefcanna.myshopify.com, to sell Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products containing more than 0.3% THC.
“Unfortunately, due to applicable laws and regulations in the United States, Shopify’s policies do not currently permit merchants to offer for sale products containing more than 0.3% THC regardless of compound type (e.g., delta-8, delta-9, delta-10).
The below products have been removed and cannot be reposted (this may not be an exhaustive list):
Please note that any further violation of Shopify’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), including the reposting of the content above, may result in the suspension or termination of your Shopify account.
We understand that the cannabis space is quickly evolving. In the future, if applicable federal and state laws and regulations in the United States change, we may be able to support these products on Shopify.
More information about selling hemp-derived products can be found here.
With Delta-8, Delta 10, and THC-O out of the picture, consumers will need an alternative outlet for those particular cannabinoid products used for holistic medicinal purposes.
Best Legal Cannabinoid Alternatives To Buy Online
Two new up and coming solutions seem likely to be the next wave of legal cannabis.
Hemp Derived Delta-9 THC Gummies
Since 2018, compliant cannabis companies have been able to put 10mg of real Delta-9 THC into one Gummy, so long as that gummy weighs more than 4000mg. This keeps the weight in Delta-9 THC at .25% which is below the federal restriction of .3%.
There is no distinguishable difference between THC derived from cannabis and THC derived from hemp. And Delta 9 THC is the same exact THC the dispensaries sell.
It’s also important to note that the maximum dose most dispensaries sell in a serving is 10mg with the maximum amount of servings per container also being 10.
Kandy Girl offers vegan Delta 9 THC Gummies. Delta-9 gummies are derived from hemp, containing 10mg of real THC in each gummy. Under compliance with federal guidelines, Kandy Girl ships to all 50 states.
Vape Replacement for Delta 8 Delta 10 and THC-O, Legal in 50 States – HHC (Hexahydrocannabinol) –
HHC is a new hemp derived cannabinoid on the market. Users claim HHC creates a sensation similar to Delta-9 THC. Currently HHC is sold in all 50 states. As some states recently banned cannabinoids like Delta-8 and Delta-10, it appears all states say HHC is in the clear for now.
Searches on google are up 300% this month for HHC vape products according to AHrefs, a search engine ranking analytics software, showing a significant increase in HHC searches over that past few months, which is on track to overtake the Delta-8 industry by mid July 2023.
Companies on Shopify might find alternative hosting solutions and attempt to rebuild their websites, but since the 2018 farm bill, legal regulations over Delta-8 products have changed under federal law. Such guidelines and restrictions will influence most companies to switch to hemp derived Delta 9 THC Gummies and HHC vape products in the near future.