What is Delta 9 THC?

What is Delta 9 THC?

Elevate Yourself with Delta-9 THC Edibles 

What better way to get your daily dose of cannabis than through a delicious edible. Consuming thc infused gummies has a number of pros and cons when it comes to consuming cannabis and we will touch on both the positives and negatives. One of the biggest positives is that edibles can be much more discreet and keep you from smelling like a Snoop Dogg concert. Which don’t get me wrong, Snoop Dogg concerts are fun! But smelling like one may not be ideal as you go through your day. Sometimes we need our pain and anxiety relief that cannabis can give us without wanting to smoke or vape. 

(Delta 9 THC is the traditional molecule associated with the intoxicating or “high” effect from cannabis.)

How are delta 9 THC hemp gummies legal?

Industrial hemp derived delta-9 THC gummies have become a huge trend being sold over the counter in many 21+ retail stores like liquor stores, dispensaries, health markets and beyond. 

So, how are they legal? This is one of the most common questions we get. How can Delta-9 THC edibles with high strength potency, once thought to only be legal for sale in dispensaries located in medical and recreational licensed states, now be accessible in markets all across the country? The answer can be found right on the FDA website, and by following the language of federal law that states the amount of Delta-9 THC must not be above 0.3% by dry weight. So how do you get a THC content below 0.3% you simply make a larger edible! Our 10mg KC Hemp Co.® delta-9 gummies each weigh 5.5 grams.

Will they get me high?

Yes, yes they will and like any THC edible they need to be consumed responsibly. Delta-9 THC is the same active cannabinoid molecule that is often associated with the intoxicating effects in traditional cannabis products. It is present in both industrial hemp and marijuana the biggest difference is a hemp plant is only a hemp plant if the D9 THC potency is under 0.3% in the raw plant material. However, through the extraction process, cannabinoid molecules can be isolated and concentrated to varying levels, or concentrations, no matter if it is CBD, CBN, CBG, THC or any of the other 120+ cannabinoids. 

How much delta-9 THC should I take?

If you are wanting to experiment with these edibles for the first time it doesn’t matter your age, weight, height, or gender. Everyone reacts differently because not all Endocannabinoid Systems are created equal. For this reason, especially for first time users, we highly recommend starting with no more than 5mg of THC and slowly increasing your dose as needed until you feel you have reached an optimal dose. We also recommend taking it for the first time at night to see how your body will respond. Only after a period of 1-2 hours should you consider taking the other half of the gummy. 

How long do they take to kick in?

Everyone is different. Some people will begin to feel the intoxicating effects in as little as a few minutes. These would be very mild effects as edibles must be digested through our liver and processed by the liver. Most people will begin to feel the effects of THC between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours after ingesting. This delayed response typically comes with a gradual onset peaking 2-3 hours after consumption. This is where people typically make mistakes with edibles. 

I cannot overstress how important it is for people trying THC edibles for the first time or even the tenth time to not overdo it. Start with a low dose and refrain from doubling up, even if you “haven’t felt anything yet”. Don’t make those your famous last words before spiraling out on the couch. Again I must reiterate that everyone is different and your experience with cannabis can be vastly different from a spouse, sibling, friend or foe. Our “tolerance” to Delta-9 edibles has a lot to do with how quickly our metabolism works, previous use, and our Endocannabinoid Systems.

What is the difference between delta-9 and delta-8 edibles

Delta-8, often referred to as “diet THC” is just fractionally different from delta-9. For more info on delta-8 specifically check out our blog “What is Delta-8”. Long story short, and without getting overly technical on you, the difference is their chemical structure with respect to the 8th and 9th Carbon molecules. The d9 is a lock and key, perfect fit for our receptors! While the d8 is a “just enough” fit to activate the receptors, but only partly! 

Another main difference between the two delta molecules is how they are extracted. Delta-8 is not an abundantly natural occurring cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is mostly being synthesized through a chemical process that requires “acid washing”. Done correctly, this is a completely safe product, however with lack of regulatory oversight on hemp based products, you always want to make sure any delta-8 products you consume has been verified through third party lab testing to ensure no heavy metals or chemicals are present in the product as they can cause adverse health risks if not properly synthesized. Delta-9 is extracted using supercritical CO2 and is completely clean. Because of this we highly recommend switching to a clean, pure, trusted delta-9 product instead. 

Pros of using Delta9 THC Edibles 

  • Can be consumed without combustion 
  • Does not cause damage to the lungs
  • Extended relief time last up to twice as long as smoking
  • Potentially help relieve insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety 

Cons of using Delta9 THC edibles

  • Delayed onset up to 1-2 hours after ingesting 
  • No off-button
  • Can cause nausea or paranoia 
  • Inconsistency with proper dosing

Cannabis edibles have the potential to be a great weapon in your wellness arsenal to fight off pain, anxiety, insomnia and a slough of other potential benefits. However, like any intoxicating product, safety, respect and care must be given at all times. BE SURE TO KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN, FOR USE FOR 21+ ONLY, CLOSE CHILD TAMPER SEAL FIRMLY BEFORE STORING. Wise words from Spider Man's Uncle Ben “With great power comes great responsibility.”  Keep yourself and others safe by consuming responsibly!

To order the best Delta 9 THC gummies on the market, look no further than Kansas City based KC Hemp Co.®. Our gummies are vegan, gluten free, all natural flavor and colors and come in both 10mg and 20mg’s of federally & state compliant delta-9 THC. We offer FOUR great options to choose from: Strawberry, Blue Raspberry, and an assorted pack with Cherry Limeade, Grape, Lemon, Strawberry and Blue Raspberry. Try a pack today you’ll be sure to taste and experience why KC Hemp Co.® is an award winning cannabis company!
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