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What is Delta 9 THC?

Delta 9 THC stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ-9-THC). Delta-9 is a compound produced by cannabis plants, known as a cannabinoid. D9 THC is definitely the most sought after cannabinoid, but it is just one of more than 400 different active materials that can be found in the cannabis plant. THC functions by attaching itself to the body’s natural cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are found throughout the brain and nervous system.

Delta 9 is the key psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Depending on the type of plant, either THC or cannabidiol (CBD) is the most commonly found cannabinoid. Hemp makes more CBD. “Marijuana” makes more THC, in general.

THC is created in the glands on the leaves, stems, and flower clusters that hold up the flowers of the plant.

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Not all hemp derived Delta 9 product manufacturers follow the law. The ones that do follow the provisions set out in the 2018 US Farm Bill. The Farm Bill says that all cannabinoid products must contain no more than .03% Delta 9 THC. That amount is calculated on a ‘dry weight’ basis.  

Hemp derived Delta 9 is a form of cannabinoid extract. It is the common active ingredient found in Delta 9 gummies. Legally, products like these are similar to CBD and other hemp products being sold online. They are legal because they comply with the 2018 US Farm Bill. Provisions have been made.



Furthermore, as long as any hemp-derived product contains less than 0.3% delta 9 THC by dry weight volume it can be bought, sold and consumed as a hemp product and not a marijuana product.

Confusion Around Hemp Derived Delta 9 Products and The Law

There is still a lot of confusion around delta 9 and its legality, but times have changed and so have the laws. Cannabis helps people enjoy life. Of course, one of the best ways to enjoy the full benefits of hemp derived Delta 9 THC is edible form. At the end of the day, you can follow the law and get a good dose of THC from the flower.

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