New Loophole: Legal Delta 9 THC Gummies

According to a new loophole found in the 2018 Farm Bill, Legal Delta 9 THC Gummies are available for sale in the USA!  How is this true?  Cannabis is illegal by US federal law. The reason why “pot” is illegal is because of the psychoactive and intoxicating cannabinoid Delta 9 THC.

What is Hemp?

Delta-9 THC is not only the reason why cannabis is illegal, but it is also the reason why hemp is legal. Or lack of Delta 9 THC is the reason why hemp is legal.

Over recent years hemp has become a very popular business in the US. The Hemp industry has provided a number of non-intoxicating cannabinoids to the general public.  Nonintoxicating cannabinoids like CBD, CBN, and CBG have been available to purchase and have provided many people several benefits.  These cannabinoids are available because they are derived from the hemp plant.

In the United States a Hemp plant is defined by law as a cannabis plant that contains less than .3% Delta 9 THC on a dry weight basis. As long as the cannabinoids are derived from a hemp plant and the Delta 9 THC never exceeds .3% on a dry weight basis, then the product is considered to be hemp and not cannabis and therefore is legal for sale.

Why are Delta-9 THC Gummies Legal?

Weight is the big deciding factor in these laws. If the Delta 9 THC weighs less than .3% of everything else, then it is legal. The idea behind making these laws is to keep the levels of THC low, keeping a trace amount compared to the weight of the rest of the plant, or the rest of the gummy.

This ensures that people can never get stoned off the Delta 9 THC. But what if the gummy weighs more?

If the gummy weighs more, then .3% Delta 9 THC can be enough to get you stoned.

The trick is to ensure that 10 mg of Delta 9 THC are present in each gummy and to ensure that those 10 mg of THC are .3% of the weight of the gummy.  Basically, the gummies are just a little bit bigger, and their recipe might use both gelatin and pectin to ensure that the gummy weighs more.

If the gummy weighs about 4 grams, then you can get up to 10 mg of Delta-9 THC in the gummy and still be less than .3% of the weight of the gummy! Ten milligrams being a standard dose for most gummies.

Real Deal Psychoactive Gummies from Hemp are Now Legal

As described above a new loophole found in the 2018 Farm Bill has made psychoactive gummies from hemp legal in all 50 states:

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