What Are Legal Delta 9 THC Gummies And Can You Buy Them in Hawaii

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Wanna relax with some legal delta 9 gummies? The Aloha State has seen an explosion in the popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) products sold by a wide variety of shops

Cannabinoid products are legal in Hawaii under some restrictions. But what about the brand-new full spectrum THC gummies? Let’s look at the updated rules in the Aloha State and whether you can order the best gummies on the market

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. 

Buy Hemp Compliant Delta 9 THC in Hawaii

Hawaii regulated hemp products rich in cannabinoids. In the state, you are not allowed to buy cannabinoids 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. 

The theory of the entourage effect suggests that CBD and THC balance each other’s effects — hence the importance of having some THC in the extract. Terpenes are also important because they tend to strengthen the benefits of cannabinoids. 

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. 

Legality of Hemp Delta 9 THC in Hawaii

Are hemp compliant Δ9-THC gummies legal in Hawaii? 

No. Full spectrum hemp delta 9 THC gummies 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 quickie 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. 

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. 

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 [1].”

Therefore, hemp and hemp-derived products are legal federally as long as they fall under this threshold. Our delta 9 THC gummies are derived from hemp and contain less than 0.3% delta 9 by weight, which makes them legal under federal law. 

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.

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.

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