Delta-9 THC edibles are now legal in 42 states—the latest being our home state of Minnesota, where the legalization of hemp-derived Delta-9 THC edibles surprised even some lawmakers themselves. With these mood-heightening, appetite-stimulating, sense-enhancing edibles becoming more and more popular, questions about them are becoming pretty common too. To celebrate the launch of our very own Delta-9 THC edibles—and our limited-edition legalization packaging—we’re answering 5 frequently asked questions about Delta-9 THC so you can be in the know before you give them a try.
What is Delta-9 THC?
Delta-9 THC (also called Delta-9, Δ9 or D9) is the intoxicating cannabinoid known for producing the euphoric “high” feeling commonly associated with THC. Delta-9 THC is found in both hemp and marijuana plants, but the Delta-9 THC in our gummies is extracted exclusively from hemp grown on our fourth-generation family farm. We use Lifter, Suver and Sour Space Candy sativa hemp strains to extract a high-quality 1:1 proprietary THC/CBD blend that creates an energized, elevated consciousness we call next-level self-care.
What are the effects and benefits of Delta-9 THC?
As mentioned above, Delta-9 THC is the cannabinoid responsible for the euphoric “high” feeling typically associated with marijuana—however, the effects you will feel depends on the dose you take. Verist Delta-9 THC gummies contain 5 mg of hemp-derived THC, and we recommend starting by taking ½ gummy, especially if you’ve never used THC before. This low dosage of 2.5 mg typically provides a mild experience that can aid in relaxation or sleep.
If you’re looking for stronger symptom relief or a bigger mood boost, taking the whole 5 mg gummy typically creates a more noticeable euphoria. Delta-9 THC is known to heighten the senses, which can help enhance creativity. Artists, writers and designers alike have been known to use Delta-9 THC as a way to spark inspiration when creating new work. Delta-9 can also make food taste better, make TV and movies feel more immersive and just make it easier to let go and relax.
While Delta-9 THC can be just for fun, it can also be used to help alleviate pain, ease stress and aid in sleep—much like CBD. In fact, both THC and CBD cannabinoids work with your body’s endocannabinoid system to help naturally restore homeostasis—they just affect different receptors in the brain, which is why THC can create a high and CBD cannot. Our Delta-9 THC gummies contain a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD to create the most well-rounded benefits for you (more on that in a bit).
Where should I start when taking Delta-9 THC edibles?
Delta-9 THC typically comes in two different edible forms: oral ingestion (a chewable which is digested in the liver) and sublingual (absorbed through salivary glands under your tongue). While chewable gummies need around an hour to take effect, you will experience their benefits for longer and with more potency than with other types of edibles because they are processed in your liver and take more time to leave your system.
When taking Delta-9 THC gummies, especially for the first time, it’s always best to start small and work your way up. We recommend taking half of one gummy (about 2.5 mg of THC) and then waiting an hour, as it often takes time to feel the full effects. After that point, you can take more if desired. Everyone experiences Delta-9 THC a little differently, so starting with a lower dose will give you more control over your experience and reduce the possibility of feeling stronger effects than you want.
What does the ratio on THC gummy packaging mean?
The ratio refers to the balance of THC and CBD in an edible THC product, which is a good indicator of the type of effect it will have when consumed. If the ratio is 1:1, the product is likely to give you a euphoric feeling while also promoting calm and relaxation. If the ratio is more like 5:1, the product will likely create a strong head-high, and you may not experience the calming effects of the CBD as much. Products with a 1:1 ratio—like our Delta-9 THC gummies—tend to provide a more positive, well-rounded user experience.
Is Delta-9 THC safe?
Yes, Delta-9 THC is safe to consume—if you are over 21. We always recommend you consume responsibly and suggest that you start with ½ of a gummy if you are new to THC. Even though our gummies contain <0.3% of Delta-9 THC derived from hemp rather than marijuana, it still may cause you to test positive for THC on a drug test. Don’t use Delta-9 THC if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. For any other questions about Delta-9 THC for your own use, we recommend consulting your doctor.
Why should I choose Verist Delta-9 THC?
Verist Delta-9 THC gummies are made with single-origin THC and CBD, meaning our extract comes exclusively from high-quality, organically grown hemp from our fourth-generation family farm in the Minnesota River Valley. With the Delta-9 THC market still unregulated in Minnesota, choosing our product gives you added peace of mind that you can trust what you’re putting into your body. In addition, our gummies are vegan, organic, cruelty-free, sustainable and non-GMO—and, as always, lab tested to ensure purity and consistency.
If you have any other questions about Delta-9 THC, full-spectrum CBD, our products, our farm, or anything else, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.