You don’t need to visit a cannabis dispensary to buy delta-8 THC in the U.S. You can find the cannabinoid for sale online and at regular stores. But what about the rest of the world? Can you buy delta-8 outside of America?
In this post, we’ll break down the state of delta-8 THC around the globe.
Canadians have unrestricted access to delta-8. The country legalized cannabis in 2019, prompting a market explosion. Sales reached 2.6 billion Canadian dollars in 2020.
It’s not clear yet exactly how much delta-8 contributed to that total, but the number could be significant. Delta-8 products are quite common in Canada.
Mexico decriminalized cannabis in 2021 and teetering on the verge of legalization. The logistics are still being worked out, so it will be a while before delta-8 is for sale.
However, with 180 million residents and a thriving tourism industry, Mexico is primed to be at the epicenter of the world’s delta-8 craze.
Delta-8 is completely legal in Uruguay and Columbia. Yet, these aren’t the only Latin countries poised to benefit from delta-8 sales. Medical cannabis is legal in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru.
In December 2020, the European Union ruled that CBD is not a narcotic. CBD products are now sold almost everywhere in Europe.
However, you won’t find delta-8 on the shelves yet. EU rules are so strict that suppliers can’t use the same loophole that legalized delta-8 in the U.S. If you want to buy delta-8 in Europe, you’ll have to turn to the black market.
Experts predict, however, that the cannabinoid could be introduced to European markets as soon as spring 2022 as the EU continues to define its rules.
Unfortunately for delta-8 fans in Asia, it’s illegal everywhere on the continent.
Even CBD is heavily controlled. Most Asian countries outright ban CBD and those that don’t, like Japan, have restrictive rules.
Recreational cannabis is only legal in the Australian Capital Territory, although medical cannabis is allowed in a few territories.
You can find delta-8 in Australia, but you need a prescription at the moment. Regulators are already worried about a potential surge in delta-8’s popularity.
As you can see, delta-8 is most popular in Canada and the U.S. However, that’s set to change as more countries embrace CBD and cannabis.
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