How is Delta 9 Extracted from Hemp?

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Delta 9 THC is the cannabinoid we’ve known and loved for generations – heck, even your grandpasaurus probably lit up a doobie in some cave while munching on poison ivy and hiding from mammoths.

However, the industrialization, tech industry, and inherent innovation of the 21st century have seen changes all across the cannabis industry, even changing things up with good old delta 9 THC.

For example: now, delta 9 THC can be extracted from hemp, which opens the doors to a lot of users and makes it more federally accessible. At Delta Munchies, we specialize in hemp-derived products, so let’s learn more about hemp-derived delta 9 THC.

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Key Takeaways

  • Delta 9 derived from hemp is exactly the same substance as delta 9 derived from marijuana.
  • Hemp-derived delta 9 is generally safe. However, always check your product’s COA before buying or consuming them.
  • Delta 9 es extracted from hemp using the isomerization or distilling process.

 

What is Delta 9 THC?

Delta 9 THC is the most well-known cannabinoid and the most psychoactive of the more than a hundred cannabinoids that have been discovered.

Basically, it’s what gets you really high.

While the getting high part is fun, delta 9 can potentially also be beneficial for many people, whether they’re medicinal or recreational users.

Studies have shown delta 9 THC to have anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, anti-depressant, mood-boosting, and neuroprotective properties. It is being studied for its potential to ease pain, promote better sleep, and stimulate appetite.

 

Delta 9 THC Legality

The 2018 Farm Bill federally legalized hemp and hemp-derived products – giving way to the popularization of minor cannabinoids like delta 8 THC, HHC, and delta 10 THC, to name only a few.

The 2018 Farm Bill comes down to this: as long as a product contains less than 0.3% delta 9 THC and is made from hemp, it’s legal in every state.

This means that hemp-derived delta 9 THC, which is exactly the same on a molecular level as marijuana-derived delta 9, is federally legal. Although there is a need for more regularization due to inconsistencies within the legal framework, it’s safe to say that it’s totally legal at a federal level.

When it comes to specific cannabinoids, like delta 8 THC, some states have already put laws in place to prohibit its use. For now, though, most states allow products with less than 0.3% delta 9 THC, as long as they’re derived from hemp, not marijuana.

So if delta 9 THC is technically legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, how does that all work? This takes us to the “dry weight rule.”

The Dry Weight Rule For Hemp

The USDA defines the “dry weight rule” as a way to ensure that hemp doesn’t have more than 0.3% delta 9 THC in comparison to its weight. 

For example: let’s take a pound of cannabis and say it contains 18% delta 9 THC, which is standard in many strains. That delta 9 THC is prohibited in places where medicinal or recreational cannabis use isn’t legalized.

On the other hand, a pound of hemp containing less than 0.3% of delta 9 THC is completely legal under federal law.

The ‘Dry Weight’ Loophole

To make things simple: delta 9 derived from cannabis? Federally illegal. Hemp-derived delta 9? Totally legal.

This is where the legal loophole comes in that allows people in states where cannabis isn’t legal to consume delta 9 THC:

Let’s say you have 50 grams worth of hemp-derived delta 9 THC gummies. As long as only 0.3% of those hundred grams contain this cannabinoid, you’re good to go. 

Taking that into account, a little under 150 milligrams of delta 9 THC are “allowed” in the gummies. That’s more than enough to have you feeling the effects, and if it isn’t, you can always pop a couple of gummies down the hatchet instead of sticking to one.

The crazy thing about this rule is that the cannabinoid is exactly the same, you just need a higher dosage to get the same effects as you would with one puff from a regular delta 9 THC product.

 

Is Hemp-Derived Delta 9 THC Safe?

The question begs to be asked: is hemp-derived delta 9 THC safe?

Here’s where things get tricky. Because the 2018 Farm Bill doesn’t force manufacturers to go through the same safety standards as states where medicinal and recreational cannabis products are produced, there is a concern when it comes to safety. 

An important step towards a safe hemp-derived delta 9 THC experience, as with other hemp-derived cannabinoids, would be to regulate the products and make sure they’re all safe for human consumption.

If you consume hemp-derived delta 9 products, make sure they don’t contain any cutting agents, pesticides, glycerine, or other harmful ingredients that are often used in the synthetic world of THC. 

The most important thing to keep an eye out for is the COA: Certificate Of Analysis. 

COAs are documents that prove lab-testing of a finished product, ensuring its safety and letting you know exactly what the ingredient list is, as well as additional information about the potency. 

At Delta Munchies, we’re committed to safety, transparency, and high quality at every step of the way. You’ll find COAs for every single one of our products, and we promise to deliver only safe, effective, and first-rate hemp-derived products.

 

Is Hemp-Derived Delta 9 THC as Potent as Other THC?

Because the molecular structure of hemp-derived and cannabis-derived delta 9 THC is exactly the same, the potency is too.

However, the dosage is where the difference lies. While you might get super high off of one marijuana-derived delta 9 brownie, you might need more than one to get the same effect from hemp-derived delta 9, because of the dry weight rule.

 

How is Delta 9 THC Extracted From Hemp?

There are different ways to extract delta 9 THC from hemp. These are the two main ways manufacturers produce and extract the cannabinoid:

  • Isomerization: this is when manufacturers take hemp-derived CBD and turn it into delta 9 THC with some fun chemistry processes. It’s the same way that other cannabinoids like delta 8 and delta 10 are produced, but must be done in a safe way to prevent health and legal risks.
  • The second most common way is directly extracting delta 9 THC from the hemp plant. By distilling the cannabinoids and taking them apart, they can then be infused into legal products and leave no room for interpretation, as it’s the most natural way to get delta 9 THC (although it takes a lot more manpower).

 

Where To Buy Delta 9 THC

If you’re interested in trying hemp-derived delta 9 THC products, look no further than Delta Munchies. We’ve got a line of full-spectrum delta 9 gummies that are created with the cannabis connoisseur in mind and also beginner-friendly for curious stoners-to-be.

We’ve been playing this game for years, and every single gummy is packed with experience, love, passion, quality, safety, and lots of fun. 

What we love about these delta 9 THC gummies is that they also contain another 10 cannabinoids, giving you a true entourage effect unlike any other.

Apart from hemp-derived delta 9 THC, our gummies also contain CBN, CBG, CBD, CBC, CBCa, CBGa, CBDa, THCV, THCva, delta 8, and THCa.

Think about it this way: every single gummy has the entire hemp plant packed into it. How’s that for full-spectrum delta 9?

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Blue Dream Delta 9 Gummies

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Full Spectrum Delta 9

Mango Crush Delta 9 Gummies

From: $39.99

Each gummy contains 10mg of delta 9 THC, a standard dose that will definitely have you feeling all the high feels. 

What can you expect to feel? You’ll feel a surge of happiness, a hint of euphoria, a boost in creativity, and a relaxing wave that washes over body and mind. No matter the occasion, you’ll find these gummies help you stay present and mindful, harnessing the power of the plant we know and love in the best way.