Delta 9 Gummies: Everything You Need to Know

Here at NuLeaf Naturals, we are overjoyed and excited to finally announce a new product that we’ve been working on for quite a while: hemp derived Delta 9 THC gummies. Delta 9 gummies allow you to enjoy a familiar experience if you’re a cannabis aficionado, and we think that you’re going to be a very big fan. Before you buy your first package of Delta 9 gummies, though, we’re certain that you have some questions – and in this article, we’ll attempt to answer them. Here is everything you need to know about Delta 9 THC gummies.

What Is Delta 9 THC?

Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 9 THC) is the primary psychoactive component of marijuana. When you smoke marijuana or use an edible product derived from marijuana, Delta 9 THC produces the effects that you feel.

What Are Hemp Derived Delta 9 Gummies?

All cannabis strains contain Delta 9 THC – even those used for the extraction of CBD. The key thing to understand, though, is that federal law defines two types of cannabis. There’s industrial hemp – which contains no more than 0.3 percent Delta 9 THC by dry weight – and there’s marijuana, which contains more than 0.3 percent Delta 9. We’ll discuss this distinction in greater detail in a moment. In hemp derived Delta 9 gummies, the Delta 9 THC is extracted from industrial hemp rather than marijuana. 

How Are Hemp Derived Delta 9 Gummies Legal?

At this point, you might be wondering why it’s important to classify types of cannabis and draw a line of distinction between those types. The 2018 United States Farm Bill is the reason for that distinction. The 2018 Farm Bill removed some cannabis based products from the schedule of controlled substances, paving the way for industrial hemp to be grown nationwide for textiles, building materials, food, and CBD products. The bill defined industrial hemp as cannabis with a Delta 9 THC content no greater than 0.3 percent after drying. Cannabis with a Delta 9 content over 0.3 percent is defined as marijuana and, for now, remains a controlled substance at the federal level.

In addition to legalizing hemp itself, the 2018 Farm Bill also legalized all “derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts and salts of isomers” derived from industrial hemp.

Hemp derived Delta 9 THC gummies are legal according to current federal law because they are derived from industrial hemp and because their Delta 9 content is below 0.3 percent by dry weight. 

In addition to being legal at the federal level, hemp derived Delta 9 is legal in most states that have no laws specifically mentioning hemp derived Delta 9. Therefore, hemp derived Delta 9 gummies are legal in those states because the federal law applies.

Although hemp derived Delta 9 gummies are legal in most states, some states with recreational or medical cannabis programs have limits in place for how much Delta 9 THC a product can contain per serving. 

Cannabis regulation is something that’s evolving rapidly around the country, and the way in which Delta 9 gummies are handled within individual states is something that can change with little notice. We will change the states to which we ship Delta 9 gummies as needed in order to comply with all applicable regulations.

What Do Delta 9 Gummies Feel Like?

The Delta 9 THC molecule is the same regardless of whether it’s obtained from industrial hemp or marijuana. Therefore, Delta 9 gummies feel essentially the same as any other edible in which Delta 9 THC is the primary active ingredient. Between industrial hemp and marijuana, however, there is one key difference in that the ratio of CBD to THC can often differ greatly. A Delta 9 gummy made from a direct extract of industrial hemp may contain more CBD than a product made from marijuana. Delta 9 THC may produce sensations such as euphoria, heightened sensory perception, relaxation, sedation, excitement and arousal.

How Long Do Delta 9 Gummies Take to Work?

Depending on the efficiency of your digestive system and whether your stomach is full or empty, you will typically begin to feel the effects of Delta 9 gummies in approximately 30-60 minutes. It can take a little longer for some people, so don’t worry if you’re not feeling anything after an hour. The effects usually begin to peak after about four hours and will taper off slowly from there.

How Many Delta 9 Gummies Should I Take?

If you have never used Delta 9 THC gummies before, we recommend starting with just one half of a gummy and giving your body plenty of time to process the Delta 9 before deciding whether you’d like to use another gummy. People often find Delta 9 THC quite potent when it’s consumed orally, and you can always use another gummy later if you haven’t achieved your desired state. Remember that it can take quite a while to feel the full effects of an edible, and you can always add more if necessary – but you can’t take away something you’ve already eaten. 

If you are an experienced THC user with a high tolerance, you may end up finding that you need to take more than one gummy at a time to achieve the desired effect – but you should make that decision after starting slowly and giving your body enough time to process it completely.

How Long Do Delta 9 Gummies Last?

People typically find that the effects of edibles such as Delta 9 gummies can last up to 12 hours and sometimes even longer. That’s why we recommend starting with just one gummy – if you over consume, you may find the experience overwhelming and unpleasant as the effects stack on one another.

Can Delta 9 Gummies Cause Me to Fail a Drug Test?

Whether it’s derived from hemp or marijuana, the Delta 9 THC molecule is the same, and the metabolites present in your body after processing THC are the same. Delta 9 gummies may cause you to fail a drug test, and we do not recommend using any form of THC if you are subject to drug testing.

 

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