Wanna relax with some legal delta 9 gummies in Hawaii? The Aloha State has seen an explosion in the popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) products sold by a wide variety of shops.
Let’s look at the updated rules in the Aloha State and whether you can order the best gummies on the market.
Last Update: November 25, 2023
- Hemp-derived delta 9 gummies with less than 0.3% THC are not legal in Hawaii.
- The Interim Rules issued by the state’s Health Department, effective in 2021, prohibits the sale of cannabinoids-infused products in food and beverages.
- Hawaii’s hemp regulations prohibit the sale, use and possession of cannabinoid products in the form of a gummy.
- Cannabis is legal in Hawaii for medical but not for recreational use.
- Mr. Hemp Flower offers premium full spectrum cannabinoid products compliant with federal law that you can purchase in Hawaii.
Can You Buy Delta 9 Gummies in Hawaii?
No, in Hawaii you’re are not allowed to purchase cannabinoid products in the form of a gummy.
While we’re not legally allowed to sell our delicious gummies to the Aloha State, you can definitely buy our full spectrum PCR hemp oil. This is a legal product and contains the entire hemp plant profile and naturally extracted terpenes.
According to research, the future of cannabis is in whole plant extracts. Products enriched with hemp’s main cannabinoids, especially cannabidiol (CBD), THC, CBG, and terpenes, offer unmatched benefits compared to isolates.
Our PCR hemp oil is an original hemp product with natural ingredients extracted directly from the plant. It has calming effects, perfect for anyone looking to relax or get a boost of energy depending on the time of consumption. Like every product we offer, the oil has been tested by a third-party lab.
Read more: A State-by-State Delta 9 THC Legality Guide
Are Delta 9 THC Gummies Legal in Hawaii?
No, hemp-derived delta 9 THC gummies with less than 0.3% THC are illegal in the Aloha State.
Effective August 9, 2021, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture released interim rules that regulate the sale of certain hemp products. Shortly, the rules prohibit the sale of hemp-derived cannabinoids in the form of a gummy.
Here’s a quick summary:
- The sale of hemp products with a delta 9 THC concentration of over 0.3% is not allowed.
- The only form of oral consumption permitted is tablet, capsule, powder, softgel, gelcap, or liquid form.
- Smokable hemp (hemp flower, hemp leaf, cigarettes, etc.) and vapes are prohibited.
- Cannabinoid-infused food and beverages are not allowed for sale. Nor are products meant for oral consumption in the form of a gummy.
These rules make it clear that the sale of hemp-derived delta 9 gummies is not allowed in Hawaii — unless you are a registered medical marijuana patient.
The Aloha State has had a complicated relationship with hemp and hemp products. The state authorized the production of hemp in 2019, but after a year, it ended its hemp pilot program.
On May 1, 2019, the Hawaii Department of Health released a statement that clarified the direction in which the state intended to regulate cannabinoid products — in alignment with the FDA. The state is one of the six that gave oversight of hemp cultivation to the US Department of Agriculture.
Despite prohibitions, hemp cannabinoid products are widely available in Hawaii’s food shops, cafes, and other retail locations. The state has set fines (up to $10,000) for stores that don’t want to remove products from shelves and violate these rules.
Hawaii’s Department of Health strongly encourages retailers to make sure the products they are selling are in compliance with the rules.
What is Hemp-Derived Delta 9 THC?
Delta 9 THC is a cannabinoid or a chemical compound present in hemp and marijuana. When extracted from the buds of hemp with less than 0.3% THC, delta 9 can be legally infused in hemp products — again, in no more than 0.3% by weight.
Also known as traditional THC, delta 9 is the compound that gets the user ‘high.’ The intoxicating properties of THC come from its ability to bind to the CB1 receptors in the brain, which are part of the endocannabinoid system.
Aside from its intoxicating properties, this molecule has a wide pharmacological profile — and can help with pain, inflammation, nausea and vomiting, poor appetite, sleep issues, and more. It works best in combination with CBD and terpenes or as part of full spectrum extracts.
Hemp Compliant Delta 9 THC and Federal Law
How are the new delta 9 THC gummies legal under federal law?
We all know that delta 9 THC is an illegal compound — at least when present in a concentration over 0.3%. This rule was established by the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp — a Cannabis sativa variety with less than 0.3% delta 9 THC. It defines it 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 .”
Therefore, hemp and hemp-derived products are legal federally as long as they fall under this threshold.
The Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve the consumption of cannabinoids in food and drinks. CBD is not an FDA-approved substance, but the agency tolerates its placement in products as long as it’s not marketed under medical claims or as a dietary supplement.
Despite being mildly intoxicating, these gummies are legal because the THC levels don’t exceed the limits set by federal law.
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Delta-9 THC FAQ
Is Delta 9 legal in all 50 states?
Delta 9 is only legal if derived from hemp and in states that permit the sale of products with less than 0.3% THC by weight.
What is stronger, Delta 9 or Delta 8?
Delta 9 is definitely more potent than delta 8 THC if consumed in the same dose. Delta 8 is more mellow and sedative and causes less anxiety and paranoia.
Will Delta 9 get you high?
As the primary intoxicating cannabinoid in cannabis, delta 9 will get you “high.”
Does hemp have Delta 9?
It does. Hemp compliant with federal law contains less than 0.3% delta 9 by dry weight.
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