The 2018 Farm Bill sets forth the federal regulations under which the hemp plant became legal across the country. The bill stipulates that growing, buying, and selling hemp is permissible if the plant contains less than 0.3 percent THC. Many hemp-derived products have enjoyed legal status since that time, including many that contain a compound called Delta 9.
You might be wondering how much THC is in Delta 9. However, this question may seem confusing because Delta 9 and THC are technically one and the same. Understanding some of the science and regulations around cannabinoids can help clarify the confusion.
What Is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is one of the chief components of cannabis. This compound is the main chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects, or “high,” you feel when you consume marijuana in any form.
What Is Delta 9?
Due to its status as the most prevalent form of THC in marijuana, Delta 9 is the form of THC that cannabis users are most familiar with. Yet, Delta 9 occurs not only in marijuana but also at lower levels in the hemp plant. Thus, it is possible to obtain legal Delta 9 by extracting it from hemp.
Hemp-Derived versus Marijuana-Derived Delta 9
Marijuana-derived Delta 9 is federally controlled as a Schedule I substance. As such, it is illegal. Yet several states have chosen to legalize both marijuana and THC. Buying and selling marijuana-derived Delta 9 is not an offense in these states.
By contrast, hemp-derived Delta 9 is federally legal because it contains a maximum of 0.3 percent THC by dry weight.
How Much THC Is in Delta 9?
Because Delta 9 is THC, pure Delta 9 is technically 100 percent THC. However, hemp-derived Delta 9 that is legal under the Farm Bill must contain 0.3 percent or less THC by dry weight.
For most people, these unique requirements mean that the most effective way to enjoy legal Delta 9 is to consume them in THC gummy form. Low-dose Delta 9 THC gummy products are available for purchase at many outlets but you can also make them yourself.
Make Homemade Delta 9 Gummies with a LĒVO Infusion Machine
If you are interested in making your own Delta 9 gummies, LĒVO offers three machines that make the process as smooth and straightforward as possible. LĒVO II, LĒVO C, and LĒVO Lux let you:
- Decarb your hemp
- Infuse the oil at the precise temperature and time necessary for Delta 9
- Easily filter your infused oil
- Dispense your infused product into a container
The same machine will perform all these functions, making the cleanup process simple and swift. With LĒVO, making your gummies at home, you are able to control the quality of every ingredient going into your body. Why not try one of these excellent machines today?
LĒVO also offers carrier oil options and extra accessories to further streamline the at-home infusion process.
If you would like to know more about how you can use LĒVO’s incredible infusion products to incorporate Delta 9 THC into your homemade edibles, contact a Cannabutter Digest representative today. We will be happy to answer your questions.