Frequently Asked Questions
What are delta 9 THC products?
Delta 9 THC products are hemp or cannabis products that contain the cannabinoid delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC. Technically, THC is a federally illicit substance, but only when it is present in products in concentrations exceeding 0.3%. As long as products contain less than 0.3% THC over their entire volume, they are usually considered industrial hemp, not marijuana. As a result, certain THC products with low concentrations of the cannabinoid are now sold online.
What are the effects of delta 9?
When ingested in high concentrations, delta 9 provides the classic effects of cannabis intoxication — euphoria, increased sensory pleasure, and (of course) red eyes and dry mouth. When you ingest delta 9 in lower concentrations, it has the same effects, but not as intensely. In the types of concentrations that are available in online delta 9 products, this cannabinoid won’t usually make you feel extremely high.
Are delta 9 THC products legal?
Delta 9 products containing less than 0.3% THC are generally considered to be industrial hemp, a legal class of products, under the 2018 Farm Bill. In products like gummies, keeping the total THC concentration under 0.3% is relatively easy. The same can’t be said for vapes or flower, but at least it’s possible to legally sell and buy delta 9 online within the context of certain common-sense restrictions.
How are delta 9 products sold on the internet?
Delta 9 THC products are sold online due to a provision of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which was designed to allow widespread hemp cultivation in the United States for the first time since prohibition began. To make hemp agriculture possible, Congress set an upper limit to the amount of THC that could be present in hemp crops, their distillates, or finished products — 0.3% on a dry weight basis. At the same time that this provision made it easier for companies to sell non-THC cannabinoids like CBD and CBG online, it also opened up the market for low-concentration THC products like gummies. Recent clarifications from the DEA have emboldened producers to ramp up manufacturing of delta 9 products like gummies that can easily be formulated to contain less than 0.3% THC.
Will online delta 9 products get you high?
Yes, even if you bought them online, delta 9 products will still get you high. Since they can’t contain any more than 0.3% THC overall, online delta 9 products won’t get you as high as THC products you bought at an adult-use or medical dispensary. If you eat enough of them, you might get extremely baked, though — THC is THC, and that fact doesn’t change even when it’s only included in products in very small overall concentrations.
Will delta 9 products show up in a urine test?
Yes, using products that contain the cannabinoid delta 9 THC will make you fail a drug test calibrated to detect the presence of delta 9 THC. That’s just common sense. Even though THC is only present in small quantities, online THC products are consumed with the intent to cause intoxication, which means you use quantities entirely sufficient to cause enough THC buildup to trigger drug testing thresholds.
Is online delta 9 synthetic?
No, delta 9 products sold online are no more likely to contain synthetic delta 9 than products sold in dispensaries. In terms of production cost alone, it simply doesn’t make sense to synthesize THC. It’s the most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis, and it’s often even treated like a waste product, eliminating any incentive for synthesis on a commercial scale.
Are online delta 9 products safe?
The safety of delta 9 products sold online depends entirely on the ingredients they contain. It’s possible to make delta 9 gummies and other product types with entirely organic ingredients, but not many brands take this step. Also, some companies are known to use waste-grade delta 9 THC in their products, making it necessary to both consult lab reports and determine the authenticity of the lab reports you consult.
Is delta 9 good for beginners?
Delta 9 probably isn’t the best cannabinoid to try for beginners. Even if you know you want to try THC, it might be best to begin with delta 8 since this variant of THC is known to be milder. Then, if you like the types of effects that delta 8 has to offer, you can try THC’s more-potent form: delta 9.
Is delta 9 better than delta 8?
Some users might prefer the effects of delta 9 over delta 8, but both cannabinoids have distinct advantages and disadvantages. While delta 9 might offer the “authentic” effects legacy users are looking for, this cannabinoid is currently only available online in low-potency forms. Delta 8, on the other hand, is offered in much higher concentrations. Some users argue, though, that the effects of delta 8 will never be exactly like those offered by the OG form of THC — even if they’re fully enjoyable in their own right. Give both delta 8 and delta 9 a shot if you’re unsure which type of THC is best for your purposes.
What types of delta 9 products are there?
Right now, delta 9 gummies are the most popular type of delta 9 THC product you can buy online. The reason gummies are so common is because it’s easiest to disperse THC at a concentration of 0.3% or less over a larger volume. With tinctures, it would be necessary to drink massive amounts of oil to achieve the desired effects. Such products do exist, but they are invariably very low-quality.
What are delta 9 gummies?
Delta 9 gummies are just like other cannabinoid gummies you might have tried, but they are sometimes larger to allow more volume to disperse THC within. They’re usually brightly colored and have fruity tastes that make the flavor of hemp extract more bearable. As long as they contain less than 0.3% THC overall, delta 9 gummies are often sold online.
What are delta 9 tinctures?
Delta 9 tinctures are tinctures that contain as much delta 9 THC as possible — 0.3%. It’s rare to find a THC tincture that’s very high-quality, though, since this product type must either be extremely high-volume or include so little THC that significant intoxicating effects are very unlikely. Research any THC tinctures you come across very carefully to ensure their quality and safety.
What is delta 9 distillate?
Delta 9 distillate is a concentrated form of cannabis extract that is commonly included in vapes. Distillate products featuring only delta 9 are very rare since they must be extremely low-potency by federal law. All full-spectrum distillates, however, contain close to the 0.3% THC limit, so they can technically be considered “delta 9 THC distillates.”
Can you buy delta 9 vapes online?
There are certainly delta 9 vapes sold online, but they shouldn’t be trusted. Only shady companies would sell a product that doesn’t get you high and contains hardly any THC. Companies that sell delta 9 vape cartridges online also seem to have no knowledge of the industry. On one product page, we found this gem: “Contains less the .03% Delta 9 Hemp Derived THC.” Bad grammar combines with misunderstanding of the law to result in a poisonous string of gibberish that has no doubt misled many shoppers. To be absolutely clear, delta 9 vapes must contain less than 0.3% THC (not 0.03%...) to be sold online. That’s not enough to get you high, and you can vape just as much THC in any full-spectrum cartridge containing another cannabinoid.
What are the best delta 9 vapes you can buy online?
Do not buy delta 9 vapes on the internet since the entire online delta 9 vape industry is a scam. Stick with delta 8 vapes instead, or — better yet — try THCA, which converts into delta 9 when you vape it anyway. Honestly, it’s amazing that delta 9 vapes are even sold online given the fact that better alternatives are so readily available.