Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) comes in many forms, including delta 8, delta 9, and delta 10 THC – the only difference in their chemical structure being the location of a carbon double-bond (on either the eight, ninth, or tenth carbon bond in the chain). That being said, such a slight difference in their chemical formulas is enough to vary their potency and effects, and thanks to THC’s bad reputation, trying delta 9 for the first time can seem scary.
But it doesn’t have to be.
We’ve got all the information you need, and a few tips and tricks to help you along the way, so you can determine whether or not using delta 9 THC products are the right fit for you and your health. In a safe, controlled, and completely legal manner, of course – because our brand new delta 9 THC formula has less than the federally legal amount of THC in them (0.3 percent). That’s right, cbdMD is about to roll out high potency full spectrum delta 9 THC gummies.
So if you’re interested in trying delta 9 THC for the first time, we have a few tips for you as well as answers to some of your most common questions, including:
- What is delta 9?
- Are there different kinds of THC?
- Is delta 9 THC legal?
- How does delta 9 THC compare to marijuana products?
- How do you go about trying delta 9 THC gummies for the first time?
- How does delta 9 THC compare to other mainstream cannabinoid products?
What Is Delta 9?
Delta 9 THC, a.k.a. delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, is just one of the over 100 cannabinoids derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. This particular cannabinoid has become popular thanks to its relationship with marijuana and the psychoactive high you get from smoking, vaping, or eating it. However, delta 9 THC in and of itself isn’t inherently bad, at least not when naturally sourced from hemp and used in quantities below the federally legal limit of 0.3 percent.
Unlike delta 8 THC, which is thought to be less potent than its counterpart, delta 9 is widely acknowledged as the THC compound recognized in and restricted by the 2018 Farm Bill. What this means is that delta 9 THC is closely monitored and regulated, making it a more transparent cannabinoid than delta 8 THC (which is unregulated and untested). But does that make trying delta 9 legal?
Is Delta 9 THC Legal?
Yes and no.
Although recognized in the 2018 Farm Bill and derived from hemp, delta 9 THC products are only considered federally legal if they contain less than 0.3 percent THC content. However, some states have their own laws regarding the sale and use of THC products, many of which allow for larger concentrations of delta 9 THC.
Interested in trying delta 9 or delta 8 THC products? We’ve compiled a list of THC regulations by state so you can check the rules for your state and any state you plan on traveling to or through. That being said, it’s important to remember that when it comes to THC (and a few other cannabinoids), the rules and regulations are ever changing. So it's never a bad idea to do a quick search of your state’s updated regulations before purchasing.
Keep in mind that even in states with looser regulations, private employers can still forbid THC use and test their employees for it. So if you’re in or about to start a job that requires drug testing, look for the THC-free* label on your CBD products.
Delta 9 THC Gummies vs. Marijuana Products
In case you haven’t heard the exciting news: delta 9 THC gummies will be joining our wide range of cannabis-infused products! Right now you can order a free sample to get started before we do the full launch in a few days.
We couldn’t be happier to bring you yet another unique CBD option for your daily health and wellness regimen. Thanks to the entourage effect, all of our CBD products, including our full spectrum and broad spectrum formulas (and now our delta 9 THC gummies), rely on the entourage effect to bring you a full range of benefits. Of course, our full spectrum CBD products make the most of this effect because they include the largest variety of cannabinoids.
That being said, it’s important to understand the difference between our new delta 9 THC gummies and other marijuana and cannabis products. Marijuana products are federally unregulated and untested and aren’t held to the same quality standards as our federally legal CBD and delta 9 THC products.
Our delta 9 THC gummies combine the powerful properties of THC with a full spectrum of cannabinoids to bring you the greatest range of benefits yet. That’s right, we’re taking wellness to a higher level by putting you in charge of your own health. Need more focused support? cbdMD’s delta 9 THC gummies are here to help.
Our delta 9 THC is also legally sourced from hemp rather than marijuana. And as it is derived from hemp and thoroughly tested by an ISO-certified third-party lab, we can guarantee that our gummies do not exceed the federally legal limit of 0.3 percent THC. Which is why we’re rolling out our brand new delta 9 THC gummies as a high potency full spectrum product.
So how does the math work? How can we provide delta 9 THC gummies that contain enough THC to provide you added benefits while still remaining under the federally legal amount of THC? Simple. Each delta 9 THC gummy weighs exactly 5 grams, or 5,000 mg, so the formula is as follows:
5,000 mg multiplied by .003 (0.3 percent) equals up to 15 mg of hemp-derived delta 9 THC in each and every gummy. cbdMD’s delta 9 THC gummies specifically will contain 10 mg of THC and 50 mg of CBD per gummy.
With the same benefits as our full spectrum CBD formula, our high potency full spectrum delta 9 THC formula includes higher levels of THC and a full plant profile of cannabinoids and terpenes. Still unsure if trying delta 9 THC gummies is right for you? We’ve put together a few tips for those who are new to delta 9 THC and want to safely experience its effects.
Tips for Those Interested in Trying Delta 9 for the First Time
Unlike CBD, trying delta 9 products can require a small learning curve. This is because delta 9 THC products are generally more potent than broad spectrum CBD or even full spectrum CBD formulas. Which is also why we refer to them as “high potency full spectrum delta 9 THC” products. And we should note, this product will leave detectable amounts of THC in your system, which can show up on a drug test if that is an issue for you.
Because our new delta 9 THC gummies are more potent than our other CBD products, we have a few tips and tricks for you to check out if you’re new to trying delta 9 THC.
Start Extra Small
If you’ve never tried delta 9 THC before, we recommend starting off with an extra small serving so you can gauge your THC sensitivity. Everyone’s individual sensitivity is different, so the right serving size for one person probably won’t work for everyone (especially if you’re new to trying delta 9 THC products). Which is why we recommend cutting a single gummy into four pieces and starting with a quarter piece the first time.
Our delta 9 THC gummies will be available in a 5- or 20-count container, so you can choose to start with as many or as few gummies as you’d like. Although a quarter gummy may not look like much, for some THC can be quite potent. And if you determine that you prefer a smaller serving size, you’ll find that a five-count pack of delta 9 THC gummies can last quite a while.
Gradually Increase Your Serving Size
If you start off with a quarter of a gummy but don’t feel the desired effects, try increasing your serving by another quarter the next time – and so on until you reach a serving size of one full gummy. Of course, like our other CBD ingestibles, it can take 30 minutes to an hour (or even more) for the full benefits to take effect, so give your system some time to get used to trying delta 9 for the first time before increasing the amount.
Note: We do not recommend consuming more than one full gummy in a 24-hour period – no matter how delicious our new cherry and blue razz flavors taste!
Prepare Yourself for a Different Cannabinoid Experience
Unlike broad spectrum CBD, which has no detectable levels of THC, and low potency full spectrum CBD which contains a small amount of THC, high potency full spectrum delta 9 THC is the whole package. While all formulas are derived from USA-grown hemp and tested in third-party, ISO-certified labs, delta 9 THC products are the only ones that may have a small psychoactive effect.
And because of its ingredients, high potency full spectrum delta 9 THC gummies can provide a greater sense of relaxation and calm, and may even give those who struggle to fall asleep a better night’s rest. They can also make a great impact for those in need of a faster post workout recovery.
So if you need more help falling asleep at night, a faster recovery time, or even just a greater sense of relaxation, you may want to consider trying delta 9 THC gummies. And they’re incredibly affordable for first time buyers at $9.99 for a five-pack and $29.99 for a 20-count bottle. Plus, not to toot our own horn, but the cherry and blue razz flavors are pretty incredible too.
For more information on trying delta 9 THC for the first time, or for answers about our brand new high potency full spectrum delta 9 THC gummies, keep an eye on our frequently updated blog. Looking to stay up to date on the latest supplement news and cbdMD’s upcoming special offers? Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or chat with someone live today!