Is Delta 9 THC Safe? Delta 9 Ultimate Safety Guide
Safety has always been at the forefront of cannabis products. That’s why it took until 2018 to pass federal legislation to legalize the cultivation and production of hemp. Research has shown that low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol are safe for human consumption, but there are many things you need to understand before taking your first dose. You should always speak to a medical professional or an expert in the field to know if delta 9 products are right for you.
Is Delta 9 THC Safe?
Delta 9 THC is considered a safe cannabinoid as long as it is taken responsibly. You should be 21 years of age or older to purchase and take delta 9 THC products.
When taking delta 9 products, you should only take the recommended dose to feel the product's typical effects. Taking more than the recommended dose can heighten the effects and cause the effects to last from six to eight hours as opposed to the three to five hours when taken according to the serving size.
There is good and bad news if you have taken too much delta 9 or are experiencing an adverse reaction. The good news is that you are in very low danger of becoming physically hurt or sick from taking too much delta 9. The bad news is that you will have to ride out the effects of the delta 9 until it is out of your system, which can be several hours.
From a public health standpoint, delta 9 THC products are safe for most users, and there is an extremely low risk of becoming sick or injured when using delta 9 THC.
Can You Mix Delta 9 THC With Other Products?
Some users have used delta 9 and delta 8 products at the same time. We have not seen a real benefit of mixing two THC products because they generally produce the same effects as if they were used independently. However, there is a benefit of using delta 9 THC with CBD products. This combination has been tested and proven effective for many users.
When using THC and CBD simultaneously, the two cannabinoids work collaboratively to produce a singular effect that can’t be created by hemp-derived delta products alone. CBD and THC work together to create the entourage effect, which gives you the two best effects of the Cannabis Sativa plant. THC creates psychoactive effects and is what gets you “high,” while CBD helps with pain relief and lowers anxiety.
We recommend only using delta 9 products by themselves in the beginning. This will help you understand how your body will react to the product. Once you have become familiar with delta 9 products and how your body will respond to them, you can begin combining them with different products.
Is Delta 8 Safer Than Delta 9?
Delta 8 and delta 9 are both cannabinoids. Delta 8 is not more or less safe than delta 9. From a scientific standpoint, the difference between delta 8 and delta 9 has to do with where the double bond is located on the carbon in the chain.
For delta 8, the double bond is located on the 8th carbon in the chain, while delta 9 has a double bond on the 9th carbon in the chain. Regarding the effects of the two products, they generally produce the same effects with delta 9 being slightly more intense than delta 8.
Are Delta 9 Edibles Safe?
It’s important to familiarize yourself with a safe brand and company from which to purchase delta 9 products. How do you know if the delta 9 product is safe? We suggest always looking for a certificate of analysis for the products you’re interested in buying.
A third-party lab has tested our products to verify their purity, integrity, and potency. The certificate of analysis for all of our products ensures that they are safe to eat.
You should only eat the recommended serving size each time, especially if you are new to trying delta 9 products. After you have built up a THC tolerance, you may need to increase it to two gummies per serving.
Our Live Resin Gummies come in four flavors—watermelon gelato, blood orange, peach mimosa, and blueberry gran daddy purp. They are made of hemp-derived delta 9 THC with the legal limit of 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis.
Each gummy contains approximately 10mg of delta 9 THC. The effects can be felt as quickly as 20 minutes after ingestion and can last up to five hours. There are approximately 10 delta 9 THC gummies per package.
We also have 5mg and 10mg delta 9 THC drink mixes that you can choose from! Each drink mix packet should be poured into an 8 or 10-ounce glass of water and mixed well to ensure all of the product dissolves. The full effects of our hemp-infused drink mix can be felt between 30 and 90 minutes.
If delta 9 products are legal to purchase in your state, you can purchase these and have them shipped directly to your door!
What Are the Effects of Delta 9 THC?
Delta 9 THC can seem unsafe for someone who has never tried the products or doesn’t know what to expect. That’s why we want to explain the effects of delta 9 THC and to let you know they are completely normal.
The most common effects that users experience when taking delta 9 THC products include the following:
- Increased laughter
- Increased appetite
- Calmness or “chill”
It will typically take about 30 minutes after taking delta 9 THC for you to feel the effects. Sometimes it can take as much as 60 minutes. If you don’t feel the effects of the delta 9 THC within 60 to 90 minutes of taking it, you should take one additional serving.
There are some factors you need to consider when determining how quickly you may feel the effects and how intense they may be. This includes your age, food consumption, and the amount of delta 9 consumed. If you have never taken delta 9 products or are taking them on an empty stomach, you may feel the effects quicker or more intense than someone who is older and has just eaten a full meal.
Adverse events to delta 9 THC are rare and can include paranoia, hallucinations, or increased anxiety. These are normal side effects that will go away on their own when the effects wear off. If you have taken too much delta 9 or are experiencing an adverse event, try to drink water and sleep it off.
When taking delta 9 THC per the recommended dosage, the effects will typically last between three to five hours for most users. If you take an additional serving or have taken too much, the effects can last between six to eight hours.
How to Safely Use Delta 9 THC Products
As we mentioned earlier, you must be 21 or older to legally use delta 9 products. You must also familiarize yourself with your local laws regarding hemp-derived products, including delta 9 THC.
We recommend using delta 9 products at your home or a safe location where you will not have to drive afterward immediately. You should not drive after taking delta 9 THC products. You should also not take delta 9 THC products if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
You should only take the recommended dosage of delta 9 THC to see how your body will react to it. When you are not using the product, keep it in a safe and secure location out of the reach of children.
Will I Fail a Drug Test if I Take Delta 9 THC?
Unfortunately, drug tests are designed to detect the presence of THC—whether it has been legally purchased and consumed or not. If you take delta 9 THC and are drug tested soon after, you will likely fail the test. There is no set amount of time that delta 9 THC will stay in your system.
If you take delta 9 THC products rarely and your drug test isn’t for a few days after taking the product, there is a chance that it will be out of your system, and you will pass the drug test. Even drug tests that are scheduled for weeks in the future can still produce positive results if delta 9 THC is used on a regular or everyday basis.
The rule of thumb is that the THC should be out of your system in as many as 30 days by urine, two days by blood, and three months by hair. However, these are only average times because each person metabolizes THC differently.
Now that you know the ins and outs of delta 9 THC, take a look at our store to order some of our third-party tested delta 9 products!