Thanks to a loophole in the 2018 Farm Bill, Delta 9 THC gummies are now legal to purchase online, similar to CBD products. However, with so many new hemp products put out seemingly daily, it can be a bit confusing as to what is legal in each state and what the difference between all of these products are. In order to understand the legality behind this loophole, we’re going to break down exactly what Delta-9 THC is and how some of these products have recently been legalized.
What Is Delta-9 THC?
Delta-9 THC is the primary psychoactive compound found in hemp and cannabis flower that provides users with the “high effect”. For years, Delta-9 has been illegal in most states, but thanks to a recent loophole found in the 2018 Farm Bill, Delta-9 gummies can now be purchased online and are legal in all 50 states. However, it’s important to note that this legality is solely based on the weight of a hemp product. Below we will breakdown how this loophole works and why Delta-9 THC gummies are now considered legal.
How Does This Loophole Work?
As mentioned above, weight plays a big role in deciding which Delta-9 products are legal. Typically, if Delta-9 THC stays below the 0.3% limit, then it is legal. This means that these products contain just trace amounts of THC, avoiding giving users the very “high” effect that stronger Delta 9 products typically provide. However, CBD and cannabis companies have discovered a way to work around this and it all comes down to the size and weight of gummy products.
If the gummy weighs more than four grams, then it is legally compliant to have 10 mg of Delta 9 THC. 10 mg is a standard dosage of Delta 9 THC, so this amount would provide users with the psychoactive “high” that Delta-9 THC products usually produce but are limited to states in which Delta 9 THC is fully legal.
Additionally, most gummies usually contain additional ingredients such as pectin which makes the gummies weigh more. Therefore, in lamens terms, if a gummy is larger, you can still legally add enough Delta 9 THC that will produce the “high” effect (https://www.bellevuereporter.com/national-marketplace/are-delta-9-thc-gummies-legal-in-your-state-check-here/).
Benefits of Delta 9 THC Gummies
According to numerous studies, Delta-9 THC gummies provide users with elevated moods, enhanced sensory perception, and therapeutic effects.
The National Library of Medicine explains, “Under the clinical point of view, Delta(9)-THC produces some therapeutic benefits which are beyond reasonable doubt. Thus, the effects on nausea/emesis due to cancer chemotherapy, as appetite promoter, on some painful conditions and on symptoms of multiple sclerosis are clearly demonstrated” (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15302527/).
Additionally, Delta 9 THC is known to stimulate appetite, which can help users who are undergoing cancer treatments or who suffer from restricted appetites caused by an array of ailments. Therefore, this new loophole is incredibly exciting not just for cannabis enthusiasts, but also for patients who are undergoing cancer treatments or who suffer from extreme nausea.
Delta-9 THC gummies can also benefit creative lifestyles by “enhancing experiences, improving focus and concentration, and boosting creative inspiration” (https://www.bellevuereporter.com/national-marketplace/are-delta-9-thc-gummies-legal-in-your-state-check-here/).
Furthermore, gummies are a much healthier alternative to smoking cannabis, as the inhalation of smoke can negatively affect the lungs of consumers.
Where You Can Buy Legal Delta 9 THC Gummies
Because this loophole was just recently discovered, companies who sell any form of CBD and hemp are trying to take advantage of it. However, there are only a handful of companies that are currently selling legal Delta-9 THC gummies that are similar to CBD ones. Cannaaid is proud to announce that we will soon be releasing Delta-9 THC gummies that are available for purchase online and legal in all 50 states.
While this loophole find is still so new, it has cannabis enthusiasts incredibly excited and hopeful for the future of Delta-9 THC. As soon as our Cannaaid Delta-9 gummies are available for sale online, we will be sharing the news with our customers on our social media and website. In order to stay up to date with all of our new products and the release of these gummies, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list on our site and follow us on social media @cannaaidshop.