Compliant delta-9 products are the latest innovation to hit the hemp industry. These psychoactive THC products conform with the federal law on hemp and are a fantastic way for cannabis lovers to enjoy a legal high.

Given the soaring popularity of delta-9, it’s the perfect time to try our different products to find your best dose.


What is Delta-9?

Delta-9 is short for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol but is better known by its simple THC acronym. That’s correct, delta-9 is THC, the same intoxicating compound that’s found in marijuana. But marijuana is illegal, right, so how can companies sell “delta-9”?

The “compliant delta-9” products being sold by numerous hemp retailers contain less than 0.3% THC 9 and are legal according to the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act (Farm Bill).

Essentially, the 2018 Farm Bill legalized cannabis-based products that consist of less than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. Products that meet this description are officially classified as “hemp.”

Let’s use delta-9 gummies as an example. For most users, 10mg of THC makes for a pleasant high. To meet legal requirements, a 10mg THC gummy must have a total weight above 3.33 grams. That’s a little bigger than regular gummies, but it’s a small price to pay for legal THC and many brands are now making these larger, legally compliant gummies!

Benefits of Delta 9 THC

Compliant delta-9 products are mostly for people who want to get stoned without breaking the law. As these products are literally legal, they offer a more authentic cannabis high than delta-8 and delta-10. While popular for different reasons, these THC analogs are not as potent as the real thing.

However, especially in small doses, Delta-9-THC also has therapeutic value.

The THC Delta 9 cannabinoid offers:

That said, THC doesn’t affect everybody in the same way. Some people experience anxiety and paranoia as side effects of taking marijuana.

Will compliant delta-9 stay legal?

The legal future of compliant delta-9 products is uncertain. Sure, they are legal for now, and it’s hard to argue against them. Unlike delta-8 products, it’s impossible to make a case for delta-9 being synthetic since the substance doesn’t undergo any laboratory processing.

But the Farm Bill was meant to prevent the emergence of legal THC products. Therefore, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) could be motivated to change the law in the future.

In 2020, the DEA published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) revising the 2018 Farm Bill, so there is a precedent for updates. In theory, the DEA could change the THC percentage cap for a milligram cap.

However, unless the federal government banned full-spectrum hemp products, it would be impossible to make delta-9 totally illegal. THC is a naturally occurring substance in hemp – it will always be produced to some extent, even if only in minuscule concentrations.

What to Look For When Buying Delta-9

The compliant delta-9 market is in it’s early stages, and that means “be careful with what you buy”. Any new industry comes with the risk of scammers – this is an even bigger issue with hemp-based products due to the absence of regulation.

Make sure you’re purchasing high-quality delta-9 products from a reputable source.. If you aren’t sure where to begin, I strongly recommend shopping locally (but that does not mean a convenient store, gas station or a smoke shop. Shop with a retailer who can educate you on the differences between cannabinoids, dosing, products, ingredients, traceability and lab-testing.

*Traceability is the ability to trace all processes from procurement of raw materials to production, consumption and disposal to clarify “when and where the product was produced by whom. At RESTART CBD we trace our products from seed to sale.

Third Party Testing

Never buy delta-9 products that you cannot find a certificate of analysis for. Third-party testing is the only way to know whether a hemp product is genuine. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) doesn’t regulate delta-9, so the onus is on the hemp companies to prove they are legit.

Independent laboratories examine delta-9 products, checking legality, potency and purity and send back a COA (certificate of analysis). A lab report for a delta-9 product will clarify how much THC is in a product and if the overall concentration is less than 0.3%. The report will also document whether any heavy metals or residual solvents were detected in the product.

Genuine companies selling delta-9 products welcome the transparency offered by third-party testing, while scammers detest it. Therefore, you should avoid any hemp company that does not provide lab reports, for whatever reason. There’s simply no justification for it.

Delta-9 potency

Ensure that you know exactly how potent your delta-9 product is. Unlike delta-8 and delta-10 products which exist in a legal grey area, any delta-9 product with more than 0.3% THC is categorically illegal. Don’t fall on the wrong side of the law.

In terms of doses, edible products with 5 to 10mg of THC are perfect for newbies. However, if you are targeting veteran recreational users, look for gummies with 10 to 20mg of THC per serving.

Delta-9 products may also contain other cannabinoids and will definitely do so if made with full-spectrum hemp extracts. You must know how much non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) is present. CBD has a neutralizing effect on THC – delta-9 products with large quantities of CBD will get you less high.

Vegan-friendly products

People are more concerned than ever before about the environment. With demand for vegan products in all industries going up, RESTART CBD will soon be offering vegan-friendly delta-9 edibles.

Knowledgeable vendor

The best hemp retailers offer excellent customer support and have an in-depth understanding of their products. If you develop a good relationship with your local store, the chances of making a bad purchase reduce significantly. RESTART CBD offers a message feature on our site and well a free 411 Nurses hotline – great for when you need an urgent response.

How to Store Your Delta-9 Products

Whether you are storing delta-9 edibles, vape pens, or oils, keep them in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. Exposure to light – and specifically ultraviolet (UV) rays can degrade THC, making products less effective.

A cool storage location is extra important for delta-9 gummies, which may melt if left in high temperatures. Gummies won’t lose any potency if they melt, but the serving sizes will become unequal. If you live in a warm climate, perhaps store your gummies in a refrigerator.

How Long does Delta-9 Last?

Delta-9’s effects are dependent on the product type and the consumption method. On average, the high from a delta-9 vape pen lasts for around three hours, whereas the high from a delta-9 gummy can last for up to eight.

Other factors, such as tolerance, body weight, and whether you’re eating on an empty or full stomach can influence the duration of effects. Those with a high tolerance to THC typically experience shorter highs. Meanwhile, taking edibles on an empty stomach tends to get you stoned more quickly.

We advise against consuming too much delta-9. THC is stronger than delta-8 and can cause anxiety, paranoia, and other side effects in large doses.

Starting slow and waiting for long periods between servings is vital – especially with edibles. With gummies potentially taking up to 90 minutes to kick in, newbies often top up too fast and end up suffering from a bad trip because of it.

Want to try Delta 9?

Make your first delta-9 purchase today RESTART CBD. We cater to all your CBD, delta-8, and now delta-9 needs, RESTART CBD is Austin’s #1 most trusted local and online hemp vendor.