Georgia is not the most cannabis-friendly state, but things are looking up. The state has one of the strictest hemp laws that, despite restrictions, allow the sale of hemp-derived products.
Can you buy high-THC cannabinoid products in the Peach State, like the brand new, legal delta 9 THC gummies? Let’s look at the current hemp laws in Georgia and where to order the best gummies on the market.
What Is Hemp-Derived Delta 9 THC
Delta 9 THC, also known as traditional THC, is the primary psychotropic cannabinoid in cannabis. It’s prevalent in marijuana, the intoxicating cannabis variety that’s associated with the ‘high’ euphoric sensation.
The hemp plant does contain THC, but within the legal threshold set by federal law — less than 0.3%. Legal delta 9 THC is extracted from the buds and flowers of hemp with less than 0.3% THC.
There’s no difference in chemical structure between hemp-derived and marijuana-derived THC. It’s the same molecule that, aside from being psychotropic, has medicinal benefits and can help with pain, inflammation, insomnia, poor appetite, nausea and vomiting, etc.
But, there’s a huge difference between them regarding legality, which we discuss in this article.
Buy Hemp Compliant Delta 9 THC in Georgia
You can buy hemp products with less than 0.3 percent THC in Georgia, but unfortunately, not in an edible form. The state law prohibits the sale of CBD and THC in foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and animal feed.
While this truly sucks because gummies (and edible products in general) are the most delicious way to consume cannabinoids, there are other alternatives.
If you’re a smoker, we recommend our hemp flower. Our hemp smokes are a premium CBD flower and kief blend, ideal for relaxation and quick pain relief. Hemp products meant for inhalation typically offer the fastest delivery of cannabinoids into the body.
A pack of our cigarettes contains 20 smokes that offer the best hemp smoking experience possible. A unique thing about our smokes versus regular CBD smokes is that this CBD-rich blend tastes and feels like high-grade hemp. If you don’t like cigarettes, you can also go for strain-specific hemp flower like Hawaiian Haze, Hulk, or Wedding Cake.
Another excellent option is our full spectrum, PCR hemp oil tincture. Whole-plant hemp extract is the future of cannabis medicine, and you won’t find a better CBD oil than this one. This PCR oil is a true full spectrum CBD oil that contains the entire hemp plant profile, so we’re talking primary and secondary cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and more.
If the law around edibles in Georgia changes, you should definitely try our delta 9 THC gummies. They are made with a unique formula — a blend of 10mg delta 9 and 15mg cannabidiol (CBD), among other important cannabinoids like delta 8, CBG, CBN, and CBC.
At Mr. Hemp Flower, all products are made with natural, vegan-friendly ingredients. Every product batch is tested by a third-party, certified lab and comes with a comprehensive Certificate of analysis.
Legality of Hemp Delta 9 THC in Georgia
Are hemp-derived Δ9-THC gummies legal in Georgia?
No, gummies infused with THC are illegal in Georgia.
Georgia allows the manufacture, distribution, and sale of hemp products with less than 0.3% delta 9 — with the exception of food products.
The state defines ‘hemp products’ as “all products with the federally defined THC level for hemp derived from, or made by, processing hemp plants or plant parts that are prepared in a form available for legal commercial sale, but not including food products infused with THC unless approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.”
The state passed the Georgia Hemp Farming Act (HB 213) in May 2019, which formally legalized the commerce of CBD products with less than 0.3% THC. Georgia’s hemp law defines THC as tetrahydrocannabinol and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), which is on par with the federal definition of THC.
Hemp Laws in Georgia
Until the passage of HB 213, people had legal access to zero percent THC products. This bill redefined cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp-derived products to match federal law.
The state allows the cultivation and commerce of hemp (and hemp products) and has maintained a restricted medical marijuana program since 2015. It allows qualifying patients to access CBD-rich cannabis oil with up to 5% THC.
The program was expanded in 2019 when Gov. Brian Kemp signed HB 324, known as the Georgia’s Hope Act. This Act granted authority to the Department of Public Health to license and regulate the production and sale of low-THC oil for eligible patients.
The bill addressed the production and regulations around purchase or transport of low-THC oil. It allows private companies and universities to grow and manufacture low-THC cannabis oil while recreational marijuana remains illegal.
Legal Delta 9 THC and Federal Law
Is delta 9 THC derived from hemp legal federally?
Yes. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the manufacture, distribution, and sale of hemp-derived products with less than 0.3% delta 9 THC.
Before this bill, federal law didn’t differentiate between hemp and marijuana and classified both under the Marijuana Tax Act. The Farm Bill of 2018 removed hemp from the definition of marijuana and the list of controlled substances. The hemp plant is defined as:
“The term ‘hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis .”
Not only that, but the bill also removed ‘THC in hemp’ from the Controlled Substances Act. So, hemp is the legal Cannabis sativa, while marijuana continues to be an illegal drug. The primary way of differentiating hemp and marijuana is by the concentration of delta 9 THC in them.
The new, legal delta 9 gummies are infused with whole-plant hemp extract with 10mg of delta 9 per gummy. Yet, they are 100% legal federally because the concentration of delta 9 in them is still under 0.3%.
These gummies are mildly stimulating and cause a “high,” but they are still legal because they don’t exceed the concentration of 0.3 percent delta 9 by dry weight.
A more complicated thing about this product is that they contain cannabidiol (CBD), which hasn’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA tolerates the use of CBD in food as long as the product is not sold as a dietary supplement under medical claims.
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Delta-9 THC FAQ
If extracted from hemp with less than 0.3% delta 9, this cannabinoid is legal in all 50 states that legalized hemp-derived products.
Delta 9 is more potent. According to research, delta 8 is mildly intoxicating and more sedative.
It will most definitely get you high. Delta 9 is the primary intoxicating cannabinoid in cannabis.
Yes. Under federal law, hemp is considered hemp and not marijuana if it contains less than 0.3% delta 9 THC.
Read our legal disclaimer HERE. While we try to stay as up to date as possible on all state laws, you should do your own due diligence and work with a legal professional to ensure you are operating legally in your state or territory at all times.