Tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THC-P) is a cannabinoid in the hemp plant that has become incredibly popular over the last year thanks to its powerful high. In fact, it’s the most psychoactive cannabinoid that we know of, being about 10 times as intoxicating as delta-9 THC.
While you may be eager to give this heavily hyped cannabinoid a try, and we certainly don’t blame you, you need to establish whether or not it’s actually legal where you live. Unfortunately, some states simply don’t permit the cannabinoid to be sold, and attempting to buy it where it is prohibited is illegal.
Is THC-P Federally Legal?
As it turns out, tetrahydrocannabiphorol is a federally legal cannabinoid because of the Farm Bill which passed back in 2018. This law federally legalized the hemp plant and all hemp-derived products, as long as they contain a maximum of 0.3% delta 9 THC.
Is THC-P Legal in All 50 States?
Yes, tetrahydrocannabiphorol is a federally legal cannabinoid. On the flip side, however, states are permitted to restructure existing federal hemp laws. Basically, this gives states the power to ban specific hemp derivatives as they see fit. No state in the U.S. has singled out THC-P specifically, but instead, has enacted more of a blanket ban on intoxicating cannabinoids that exist in the hemp plant.
- Alabama: THC-P is legal throughout Alabama. The state also operates a medical marijuana program.
- Alaska: Recreational marijuana is legal in Alaska, but the state has banned intoxicating hemp compounds like THC-P.
- Arizona: THC-P is illegal in Arizona, another state that simultaneously allows for recreational marijuana use.
- Arkansas: THC-P is illegal in Arkansas, where only medical marijuana is also permitted.
- California: THC-P is fully legal throughout California, a cannabis-friendly state that has legalized recreational marijuana use as well.
- Colorado: Another state with full recreational marijuana legalization is Colorado, although they have banned intoxicating hemp cannabinoids.
- Connecticut: THC-P is legal throughout Connecticut, where recreational marijuana use has also recently been legalized.
- Delaware: THC-P has recently been banned in Delaware, a state that also only recognizes marijuana as legal for medical patients.
- Florida: THC-P is legal in Florida, where a medical marijuana program has been in place for several years.
- Georgia: THC-P is legal throughout Georgia, and the state also has a medical marijuana program.
- Hawaii: While Hawaii recently decriminalized small amounts of marijuana possession, THC-P and other intoxicating hemp cannabinoids are illegal.
- Idaho: Idaho is very strict with cannabis, not permitting THC-P nor offering even a medical marijuana program.
- Illinois: THC-P is legal throughout Illinois, and the state also permits recreational marijuana use.
- Indiana: THC-P is legal in Indiana, while marijuana is strictly forbidden, and no medical marijuana program even exists.
- Iowa:THC-P is illegal in Iowa, a state that only offers medical marijuana to qualifying patients.
- Kansas: Kansas permits the use of THC-P and other hemp products, and is presently trying to legalize marijuana both recreationally and medically.
- Kentucky: THC-P and other intoxicating hemp cannabinoids are banned in Kentucky, although the state is trying to legalize marijuana.
- Louisiana: THC-P is permitted in Louisiana, and the state operates a medical marijuana program as well.
- Maine: THC-P is fully legal in Maine, a state which also allows for recreational marijuana use.
- Maryland: THC-P is legal in Maryland, and the state also maintains a medical marijuana program.
- Massachusetts: THC-P is legal in Massachusetts, as is recreational marijuana use.
- Michigan: Another state with legalization of recreational marijuana is Michigan, and hemp-wise, THC-P remains legal.
- Minnesota: THC-P is legal in Minnesota, a state which recently decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana.
- Mississippi: Mississippi is famously anti-cannabis, without even a medical marijuana program. THC-P is prohibited.
- Missouri: THC-P is a legal cannabinoid in Missouri, while the state also operates a medical marijuana program.
- Montana: Montana, a state that recognizes marijuana for medicinal use, does not permit THC-P or other intoxicating hemp products.
- Nebraska: THC-P is legal in Nebraska, where small amounts of marijuana possession have recently been decriminalized.
- Nevada: In Nevada, marijuana is fully legal for recreational use. But, the state has banned psychoactive hemp products including THC-P products.
- New Hampshire: THC-P is a legal cannabinoid in New Hampshire, where a medical marijuana program has also been maintained.
- New Jersey: THC-P is a legal hemp derivative under New Jersey law, where recreational marijuana is also legal as of last year.
- New Mexico: Another state with legal recreational marijuana use is New Mexico, where hemp cannabinoids like THC-P are also legal.
- New York: THC-P is banned in New York, despite recreational marijuana being legalized.
- North Carolina: North Carolina permits psychoactive hemp compounds like THC-P, and has decriminalized small amounts of marijuana possession as well.
- North Dakota: THC-P is illegal in North Dakota, where the state does offer a medical marijuana program.
- Ohio: THC-P is legal under Ohio law, and the state also permits medical marijuana for qualifying patients.
- Oklahoma: THC-P is legal throughout Oklahoma, where medical marijuana is also permitted.
- Oregon: THC-P is legal throughout Oregon, and the state also recognizes recreational marijuana use as legal.
- Pennsylvania: THC-P is legal in Pennsylvania, and the state also maintains a medical marijuana program.
- Rhode Island: THC-P is strictly banned in Rhode Island, although the state does operate a medical marijuana program for qualifying patients.
- South Carolina: South Carolina recognizes THC-P as a legal hemp derivative, and also maintains a medical marijuana program.
- South Dakota: South Dakota, a state with legal recreational cannabis, permits the sales of THC-P.
- Tennessee: THC-P is legal in Tennessee, while marijuana is banned both medicinally and recreationally.
- Texas: Texas allows for THC-P use, while also operating a medical marijuana program throughout the state.
- Utah: Utah is a less cannabis-friendly state, banning THC-P. The state only recently legalized medical marijuana.
- Vermont: THC-P is banned under Vermont’s hemp laws, but recreational marijuana is legal.
- Virginia: THC-P is legal in Virginia, and the state legalized recreational marijuana recently.
- Washington: THC-P is strictly illegal under Washington’s hemp laws, while recreational marijuana is permitted.
- West Virginia: THC-P is legal in West Virginia. The state has also legalized medical marijuana.
- Wisconsin: Wisconsin permits THC-P sales throughout the state, while also operating a medical marijuana program.
- Wyoming: THC-P is legal in Wyoming, while the state is working at the present moment to legalize recreational marijuana as well.
This list is based on the most up-to-date information as of February of 2022, but cannabis laws within each state can change at any time. So, continue monitoring your state’s laws in the future to ensure that the above info is still accurate.