The debate over the legality of Delta-8 THC (HHC) in Texas has been ongoing for some time. Delta-8 is a cannabinoid found in hemp, and it is similar to Delta-9 THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. The main difference between the two is that Delta-8 has a lower psychotropic potency than Delta-9.The reasoning used to classify Delta-8 as THC (and other cannabinoids, other than THC at a concentration lower than 0.3%) as a controlled substance, is that other cannabinoids may have pharmacological and psychoactive properties. This means that HHC is likely illegal in Texas, as the state specifically prohibits “chemically modified THC isomers,” such as delta 8 and 10, derived from hemp.
In addition, since HHC and HHC products are intoxicating, it makes sense that many people aren't sure if it's legal or not. The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently stated that hemp and its derivatives could not be used to synthesize intoxicating isomers, such as HHC or THC delta 8.Therefore, when HHC distillate is used in HHC products, the same effects of Delta-9 as HHC can be expected. Preliminary research conducted so far seems to indicate that the safety profile of HHC is comparable to that of THC. However, due to its intoxicating effects, it is important to understand the legal implications of using HHC in Texas before doing so.
At this time, it appears that Delta-8 THC is illegal in Texas. The state has specific laws prohibiting the use of chemically modified THC isomers derived from hemp, and HHC falls into this category. It is important to note that laws can change quickly, so it is best to stay up to date on any changes in the legal status of HHC in Texas.