What is Hemp Derived Delta-9 THC?

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From food to clothing, fuel, construction materials, and medicines, hemp is undoubtedly one of nature's most undervalued gifts. If you're having a rough day, a couple of puffs of a high-quality hemp flower might be enough to refresh your mood without needing to experience intoxicating effects.

But wait a minute, do you want to get high? Now you can also legally do it with products derived from hemp. For many, a little high can work wonders in relieving everyday stress and anxieties. But with persistent federal weed prohibition and strict marijuana regulations still in place in many states, you may want to consider hemp-derived Delta-9 THC!

If you want to know exactly how you can get Delta-9 from CBD-rich hemp and how legal this type of Delta-9 THC is, we’ve got you covered. Let's start by clarifying the basics.

What is Hemp-derived Delta-9?

Hemp-derived Delta-9 is basically the type of Delta-9 that comes from hemp. As you may already know, the predominant cannabinoid in hemp is not Delta-9 but CBD. However, Delta-9 also occurs in hemp in trace amounts.

CBD can be easily extracted from hemp and is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. The point is that the same CBD, through a synthetic process, can quickly become one of many psychoactive cannabinoids such as Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 THC, HHC, THC-O acetate, and also Delta-9 THC.

Is Hemp-derived Delta-9 Legal?

Delta-9 THC is the type of THC that occurs naturally in marijuana and is the compound listed as a controlled substance the reason why this type of cannabis is illegal at the federal level and in many states and cities in the country.

In late 2018, President Trump signed a new Farm Bill that legalized the production and sale of industrial hemp and its by-products. The 2018 Farm Bill defines hemp as the Cannabis Sativa plant that contains less than 0.3% THC, referring specifically to Delta-9 THC “on a dry weight basis.”

But, the “dry weight” distinction creates a legal loophole that makes it possible for hemp-derived cannabinoids to flourish commercially. Here is where things get a bit confusing and require some math to understand.

Based on the 0.3% limit set by federal law, if you have a 100g edible and want to infuse it with hemp-derived Delta-9, you must add less than 300 milligrams of hemp-derived Delta-9 for this edible to remain legal. Simply put, most edibles contain between 5 mg for low doses and 50 mg for high doses.

This means that this legal gray area around Delta-9 makes edibles like Delta-9 Microdose Gummies and a long list of the best Delta-9 edibles legal in many states and cities across US territory as long as they meet the established limit of 0.3% or less for hemp-derived delta-9 content.

Most cannabis users agree that any dose above 100mg is a heavy dose that should be reserved for very experienced users who want to push their limits further. Still, with such a heavy dose, users will be assuming the risk of experiencing adverse effects.

Ultimately, this means that there is a long list of hemp-derived Delta-9 edibles that are now legal. Just be sure to double-check your city's laws regarding cannabis and its derivatives before purchasing any products.

Does Hemp-derived Delta 9 Get You High?

Hemp-derived Delta-9 can get you high. If you compare Delta-9 vs. Delta-8 THC or with other psychoactive cannabinoids such as HHC, you will find notable differences both in their chemical structure and in the effects that each of these cannabinoids can generate.

But naturally occurring Delta-9 from marijuana and hemp-derived Delta-9 are theoretically identical in terms of their molecular structure. Therefore, they cause virtually the same effects. Opinions of cannabis users regarding this issue may differ a little because while some users argue that the two compounds are completely identical, other users claim that the effects of hemp-derived Delta-9 are somewhat milder and more manageable.

Experienced cannabinoid scientist James Stephens says that a high from hemp-derived Delta-9 feels more like a beer or a little alcohol than a cannabis high. He also says it's a much more pleasurable experience, and you're less likely to experience adverse effects from hemp-derived Delta-9.

Nevertheless, it is worth noting – as with the naturally occurring Delta-9 in marijuana – the effects of hemp-derived Delta-9 can be different depending on the manufacturer, type of product, and concentration.

Hemp-derived Delta-9 Gummies

As we already mentioned, the legal loophole that exists around hemp-derived Delta-9 creates a perfect gap for products that contain this cannabinoid. So if you want to know how to buy Delta-9, you should know that doing it now is easier than ever, especially regarding cannabis edibles.

In this sense, hemp-derived Delta-9 gummies seem to be the perfect cannabis edible to market since the dose that each serving usually contains is usually well below the established legal limit.

At Botany Farms, we have a vast catalog of delicious gummies of different flavors waiting for you on our shelves. We have so many delicious flavors that it may be difficult for you to choose just one. Going by our clients' best picks, we can recommend our tasty 10 mg Delta 9 THC mango gummies, or if you like Piña Coladas as much as Rupert Holmes does, you can try our sweet and tropical pineapple-flavored Delta-9 gummies instead.

If you still don't know if Delta-9 gummies are your thing and you just want a little taste of this treat, you can also order one of our sample size packages of Delta-9 gummies to verify if this therapeutic candy is ideal for you. You will most likely end up ordering the entire package right after you taste these gummies' exquisite flavor and great effectiveness. 

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