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Delta-9 THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ-9-THC)), is of course the main psychoactive component in cannabis. It is generally what is meant when referring to ‘thc’ in popular culture and press. For thousands of years humans have used delta-9 THC to heal and celebrate. However in 2022, Delta-9 derived from Hemp has stolen the show. While delta-8 THC gave an example of how the 2018 Farm Bill leaves room for interpretation, full spectrum hemp derived D9 is the new boutique cannabinoid finding legal refuge in the Farm Bill’s definition of Hemp. Even though it comes from Hemp rather than Indica Sativa, delta-9 extracted from hemp is indistinguishable from delta-9 originating from regular dispensary weed. If Cannabis were Federally legal, there would be no reason to reconstitute cannabinoids from hemp, but many Americans still have no access- and so here we are. “Legal Delta-9 THC”.
Yes, the effect of legal D9 gummies will be identical to the “high” produced by gummies from your local dispensary or delivery service. The Dosage, terms of milligrams per piece translate across D8 and D9 THC. These gummies will also have a longer onset time compared to smokables, same as dispensary gummies hemp derived delta 9 gummies can take anywhere from 30 min up to an hour to take effect.
Hemp manufacturers and brands have been able to create “legal” delta-9 products by interpreting the 0.3% THC limit literally- they simply use products and ingredients with end-weight that backs out under .3 THC by total dry weight. It’s essentially math that is used in formulation and manufacture of the products to render them legal, after confirmation from Independent analytics lab testing results.
The overall effects of D9 THC and D8 THC are very similar, however Delta-9 THC is more potent. Delta-8 has somewhere between 50% to 75% of the potency of Delta-9 THC. People looking for Delta-9 THC alternatives have been excited about THCA which better matches the strength of Delta 9.
Although cannabis is not federally legal, the FDA approved Dronabinol in 1958, a synthesized version has been approved by the FDA. This synthetic (man made) form of delta-9 THC is marketed under the name Marinol. The drug is mainly prescribed to treat nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation for patients going through Cancer and AIDS treatment.
Hemp derived Delta-9 gummies and other products are available online for most Americans. There are several online providers. If you are in a State that has limited or no regulated cannabis access we suggest hempshop is a trusted online dispensary that sells Delta 9 online.
If you live in California or another state that offers cannabis delivery from dispensaries you may be able to get Delta-9 THC delivered the same day by visiting bud.com.