Delta-9 gummies are the legal, hemp-based version of THC gummies! The natural psychoactive effects make for a genuine marijuana experience, meaning both recreational and medicinal users can benefit.
If you are new to delta-9, you may be confused. After all, the federal government has not changed its stance on marijuana. But don’t worry – I will be covering all the legal details surrounding delta-9 in this post. And I will also discuss what makes a great delta-9 gummy!
Here are my top five hemp-derived delta-9 gummies.
1. Delta Effex – Delta 9 THC Gummies
Cannabis lovers with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss these Delta-9 THC Gummies from the impressive Delta Effex. The brand’s eye-catching Urb collection is among the best the hemp industry has to offer – and their gummies do not disappoint.
Each vegan-friendly treat contains 10mg of delta-9, infused into a ginormous 6-gram edible. At 0.16% THC, Delta Effex’s gummies easily comply with Farm Bill regulations. And with 10 gummies per pack, that tots up to 100mg of delta-9, enough for several potent solo sessions.
Delta Effex uses purified hemp-derived distillate and terpenes in its edibles, making for a natural fruity taste without any earthiness. All flavors are third-party tested by San Diego PharmLabs. As the gummies come in tablet-style packaging, it doesn’t matter if they melt!
Flavors: Blueberry Citrus, Guavaberry Fruit, Kiwi Mixer
2. Hixotic – Delta 9 THC Edibles
Prepare for potent psychoactive effects with Hixotic’s Delta-9 THC Gummies. Totally legal with less than 0.3% THC, each candy contains a punchy 15mg of delta-9 and a further 15mg of relaxing CBD extract. The combo makes for a pleasant euphoria without any anxiety.
Hixotic packs 10 servings into every resealable pouch, giving you a substantial 300mg of legal hemp cannabinoids. Choose from four tasty flavors, including the strawberry-laden Straw Blasted and the fruit medley of Twisted Tropical.
Happy users have reported long-lasting and intense highs from Hixotic’s delta-9 treats. If you aren’t experienced with delta-9, consider dividing servings into two and starting with 7.5mg rather than the full 15mg.
Flavors: Blazin’ Blue Lemonade, Peach Pear Punch, Straw Blasted, Twisted Tropical
3. ELYXR LA – Delta 9 / HHC Gummies
ELYXR LA cleverly combines classic delta-9 with the soothing yet intoxicating effects of hemp-derived HHC. Pairing these psychoactive cannabinoids makes for a stronger trip than delta-9 alone, but the relaxing HHC helps neutralize any side effects.
Each can contain eight gummies infused with 25mg delta-9 and 37.5mg HHC apiece, equating to 500mg hemp extract per purchase. Since every serving has more than 60mg delta-9 and HHC combined, I suggest splitting the gummies – unless you like hardcore highs!
ELYXR LA is an established manufacturer of psychoactive hemp-based products and makes its Delta-9 / HHC Gummies in five unique flavors. This product has passed Marin Analytics’ third-party checks for potency and Farm Bill compliance.
Flavors: Blue Razz, Grape, Mango, Party Pack, Watermelon
4. Wild Orchard Co – Delta 9 Saltwater Taffy (Boardwalk Blend)
You can now enjoy saltwater taffy, an American candy favorite, with a mind-altering delta-9 twist. These infused edibles from Wild Orchard Co have a 25mg full-spectrum blend of hemp-derived cannabinoids, with delta-9 accounting for 15mg of that!
The mixture of flavors in the Boardwalk Blend produces an unforgettable fruity burst. But Wild Orchard Co hasn’t forgotten the selling point of these much-loved soft chews, ensuring they have that delightfully sticky taffy-like texture.
Solo trippers or curious newbies may prefer a 2-pack, while those wanting delta-9 for a gathering could go for a mighty 16-pack with 400mg total cannabinoids. Wild Orchard Co’s Delta-9 Saltwater Taffy has been third-party tested for legality and potency.]
Sizes: 2-pack (50mg), 8-pack (200mg), 16-pack (400mg)
5. CBD Genesis – Delta 9 THC Edibles
Tuck in and indulge in an authentic weed high with these hemp-derived delta-9 edibles from CBD Genesis. They have paired a hefty 7.5mg delta-9 extract with 1.25mg CBC, CBG, and CBN – the minor cannabinoid trio promotes full-spectrum effects and a relaxing trip.
Each sugar-coated soft chew weighs in at 3.3 grams, ensuring the delta-9 content stays safely below the 0.3% limit for hemp products. These gummies also contain sunflower lecithin, a useful ingredient that enhances and intensifies delta-9 effects.
First-time delta-9 users should start with a single serving, but seasoned edible fans could enjoy two or three at once. CBD Genesis does not make its delta-9 gummies with gelatin, so these are an excellent option for vegans. Third-party tested and available in three sizes.
Sizes: 20-count (150mg delta-9), 40-count (300mg delta-9), 80-count (600mg delta-9)
What are Delta 9 Gummies?
Delta-9 gummies are the federally legal version of weed gummies (i.e., THC gummies). Savvy hemp product manufacturers have found a delta-9 sweet spot, with the ideal product type to infuse enough delta-9 to get you stoned but not enough to break the law.
In effect, delta-9 is the same substance as THC – indeed, THC’s full chemical name is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. However companies use delta-9 to describe legal, hemp-derived gummies and distinguish them from their THC counterparts.
Despite a state legalization wave across the US, marijuana remains federally prohibited and, therefore, illegal for most Americans. But the emergence of delta-9 and other hemp-based cannabinoids has given everyone a way to get stoned without upsetting Uncle Sam.
High-quality delta-9 gummies are comparable to any gummies in terms of flavor and texture. But the delta-9 infusion gives them a psychoactive kick, as the cannabinoid links up with receptors in your endocannabinoid system to trigger mind-altering effects.
Delta-9 edibles vary in potency and cannabinoid makeup. Some companies focus solely on intoxication, making them with pure delta-9. However, others recognize the value of other cannabinoids, such as CBD, in promoting a calmer high with fewer side effects.
Why is Delta 9 legal?
Delta-9 is federally legal in the U.S. thanks to a caveat in the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act (Farm Bill). While the federal government did not want to de-schedule THC when legalizing hemp, they were given little choice due to the plant’s chemical composition.
Hemp naturally generates some THC, and it would be impossible to cultivate plants that didn’t have at least trace levels of it. Lawmakers compromised, settling on a ruling that permitted up to 0.3% delta-9-THC in federally legal hemp products.
However, they incorrectly assumed this low cap would prevent the emergence of legal highs backed by the 2018 Farm Bill. We have seen manufacturers take advantage of the law by creating psychoactive delta-9 gummies with less than 0.3% total THC.
Let’s imagine a company that wants to make gummies with 10mg delta-9. If the edible weighs more than 3.3 grams, the delta-9 content will be less than 0.3% – that would make it a Farm Bill-compliant hemp product!
Effects of Delta 9 Gummies
Cannabinoid-infused gummies produce longer-lasting effects than infused joints, e-liquids, and tinctures. Expect a delta-9 dose to last for six hours and potentially longer if your cannabinoid receptors are unacquainted with and extra sensitive to the substance.
But unlike e-liquids and joints, you won’t feel stoned immediately after taking delta-9 gummies. The high comes on slowly and gradually as the cannabinoids gradually absorb into the bloodstream and travel to the brain via the stomach.
Here is what you can anticipate if taking delta-9 for recreational or medicinal purposes.
Euphoria and laughter dominate a typical delta-9 experience. Many users report feeling in a fantastic mood and more present than they normally do. A surge in appetite is also common while under the influence of a delta-9 – you may see this as a perk or a side effect!
The general marijuana side effects apply with delta-9. High doses are prone to causing anxiety and paranoia, especially if edibles aren’t complemented with CBD. Those with a history of severe illness should not take delta-9 or any other psychoactive products.
Since delta-9 and THC are the same, the medicinal value of weed gummies also applies to delta-9 gummies. Admittedly, that is not the main reason why people seek out these intoxicating treats, but delta-9’s therapeutic benefits should not be dismissed.
Delta-9 is an effective anti-inflammatory and pain-killer, as several studies have demonstrated. Interestingly, the cannabinoid may help some manage their anxiety despite evidence that it causes anxiety in others.
Delta-9 can also reduce nausea and vomiting, combat muscle spasms, tackle insomnia, stimulate appetite, and help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Delta 9 Gummies and Drug Tests
The legality of delta-9 gummies will not save you in a drug test. While the name is different, the cannabinoid is the same – delta-9 is THC and that is bad news for drug screenings. All drug tests used by employers can detect THC.
It’s not inevitable that you will test positive if you have taken delta-9 gummies. Sure, delta-9 can linger in your urine and hair for several weeks, but occasional use might not show up. Samples only produce a positive result if delta-9 levels exceed a specified concentration.
Regular delta-9 users aren’t necessarily screwed, either. Detox drinks and pills can help clean your urine for a few hours. Synthetic urine offers a more heavy-handed solution, although you will need a legit product and plenty of practice with using it.
The Legal Future of Delta 9 Gummies
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) might tweak the Farm Bill, or the federal government could pass fresh legislation to restrict delta-9. However, I consider both highly unlikely, as it would be impossible to ban delta-9 without wrecking the hemp industry.
If the federal government eventually legalized marijuana, the need for delta-9 gummies would disappear. While many people believe cannabis will go legal at some point, I cannot see it happening in the immediate future. We will need delta-9 for some time yet!
What to Look for When Buying Delta 9 Gummies
First-time delta-9 users often end up with the wrong product – or worse, something fake and even dangerous. Avoid these common mistakes by checking for the following when shopping.
Third-party certificates of analysis (COA)
The manufacturer might say they sell safe and legal gummies with plenty of delta-9, but how can you tell? The FDA cannot help you, but third-party laboratories can by supplying an independent COA for the product in question.
Such certification sets gummies apart from their untested counterparts. If a delta-9 manufacturer cannot proudly display third-party COAs, you must seriously question why. It usually means they are lying about delta-9 levels or using unsafe hemp extract.
Firstly, check how much delta-9 is in your product. The headline figure featured on a product’s packaging may describe the total cannabinoid count and not the amount of delta-9. If you aren’t careful, you could spend more than you should for relatively weak gummies.
I also recommend checking whether the delta-9 product you are considering has any CBD extract. You might want a little CBD to limit delta-9’s psychoactive intensity – or you may prefer no CBD for the opposite reason. Either way, you should know if it’s there!
How to Store Your Delta 9 Gummies
Keep delta-9 gummies in a refrigerator and in airtight packaging (i.e., the resealable pouch most products come in). Warm temperatures may cause your edibles to melt – this won’t affect potency, although you will struggle to get your dosage right.
How Long do Delta 9 Gummies Last?
Delta-9 gummies can stay fresh and potent for several months, but only if you look after them! Hemp-based gummies left in the sun and open air will quickly lose their strength due to light degradation and oxidation.
Purchasing Delta 9 Gummies Online vs. Shops Near Me
Following the emergence of delta-8 and delta-10, I have recently spotted delta-9 gummies popping up in local stores. But I never purchase from these physical shops – I prefer genuine online vendors instead.
Specialist hemp retailers know much more about delta-9 products than convenience stores, gas stations, and smokeshops. These stores rarely have a grasp of what makes a delta-9 product legit and often end up stocking fakes or low-quality gummies.