Despite federal uncertainty, New York finally legalized and regulated CBD. The state has some of the strictest rules on the distribution and sale of hemp cannabinoid products.
What does that mean for the newest delta 9 THC gummies? Can you buy this product in the Golden State? Let’s look at the updates and whether you can order full spectrum CBD products without any restrictions
What Is Hemp-Derived Delta 9 THC
As the primary intoxicating cannabinoid in cannabis, Δ9-THC is the compound associated with the state of ‘high’ or intoxication. Hemp legally contains less than 0.3 percent Δ9-THC, while some marijuana strains can reach up to 25% delta 9 THC.
Hemp-derived delta 9 is extracted from the flowers and buds of federally compliant hemp. Out of the hundreds of products available on the market, only products rich in delta 9 THC are truly full spectrum.
Delta 9 offers much more than a feeling of euphoria. Research shows that by binding with endocannabinoid receptors in the body, it helps with pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, poor sleep, nausea, etc. But, THC works best when combined with other cannabinoids and terpenes.
Buy Hemp Compliant Delta 9 THC in New York
You can now legally buy hemp products with less than 0.3 percent THC in New York. Our delta 9 gummies are unfortunately illegal in the Golden State because the rules limit the amount of cannabinoids in a serving size to 25%.
Our gummies are incredibly rich in primary and secondary cannabinoids and contain up to 35% total cannabinoids per gummy.
Another hurdle is that these gummies contain high levels of delta 8 THC. State authorities are currently pushing back on delta 8 THC that’s been synthesized from hemp-derived CBD in New York. So, right now, the substance is in a gray legal area.
That said, you can purchase any of the products on our website that comply with state law. CBD is finally legal in the Golden State, so you can order our full spectrum cannabidiol (CBD) products.
Extracted from organically grown hemp, our phytocannabinoid-rich tincture contains the entire hemp plant profile. It’s available in three options, 500mg, 1000mg, and 2000mg — and once you try it, you’ll stop wasting dollars on ineffective CBD oils. Users love it because it’s a natural option that helps with sleep and pain.
Legality of Hemp Delta 9 THC in New York
Are hemp-derived Δ9-THC gummies legal in New York?
Yes, they finally are! Full spectrum delta 9 gummies are legal in New York if they don’t contain more than 0.3 percent total THC and no more than 25% total cannabinoids per serving size.
If you are familiar with the previous prohibitions, you know that CBD was illegal to use in foods and beverages in the Golden State. The new rules set by the State Department of Health — under the bill that Gov. Cuomo signed into law late 2019 — permit the use of CBD in food or drinks. The new bill strictly prohibits adding CBD and other extracts in alcoholic beverages.
New York’s Law on Hemp-Derived Products
The rules that the hemp industry was eagerly awaiting for almost a year created a strict and meticulously regulated market. In New York, there’s no more murkiness around edibles and drinkable CBD. Here’s a quick summary relevant to full spectrum delta 9 products:
- All CBD products sold in the state must contain less than 0.3% THC — otherwise are considered marijuana.
- Every individual food or beverage product must contain no more than 25 milligrams of hemp-extracted cannabinoids per serving. There’s an exception with supplements like salves and tinctures, which can contain up to 3,000 mg).
- Products infused with CBD cannot be marketed or labeled under medical claims or curing diseases or ailments.
- Retailers are not allowed to add extracts to products at retail level. CBD-infused food and drink must be packaged by a manufacturer.
New York does have some of the strictest regulations in the nation. One of the downsides of the new rules is that they limit the concentration of total cannabinoids per piece.
Hemp Compliant Delta 9 THC and Federal Law
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the growth, manufacture, and sale of hemp and hemp products with less than 0.3% Δ9-THC.
Hemp was removed from the Controlled Substances Act
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp and its cannabinoids, extracts, and derivatives — with a delta 9 THC concentration of no more than 0.3 percent. Anything over this threshold that’s derived from hemp is considered marijuana and is illegal under federal law.
After decades of being classified as the same illegal substance, the Farm Bill removed ‘hemp’ and ‘THC in hemp’ from the list of controlled substances. Federal law defines hemp 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 .”
Meaning, the only variable that counts as relevant to proving the legality of a hemp-derived product is the level of Δ9-THC it contains. Opponents to products with higher levels of THC, like our 10mg delta 9 gummies, mention the issue around their intoxicating nature.
The intention behind legalizing hemp as a Cannabis sativa variety was to limit the concentration of THC and keep it non-intoxicating and safe. But, the THC levels in the plant are the main thing that distinguishes hemp from marijuana.
Regardless if a product is mildly intoxicating due to the presence of higher levels of delta 9 THC, if it’s compliant with federal law, it can be legally sold in all 50 states. That is unless the state restricts the use of CBD or other cannabinoids in hemp products.
It’s important to mention that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to approve the use of CBD in foods and beverages. Regarding this question, most states allow the use of CBD in consumable products because the FDA tolerates their sale as long as they’re properly labeled and don’t include medical claims.
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Delta-9 THC FAQ
Delta 9 is legal in most states if derived from hemp and in a concentration of less than 0.3 percent.
Delta 8 is half as potent as delta 9. Studies show that Δ9-THC is more potent, stimulating, and intoxicating than delta 8, which is milder.
Yes, it will, Δ9-THC is the primary psychotropic compound in cannabis. If consumed in high doses, it’s pretty potent and stimulating.
Yes, hemp has less than 0.3 percent delta 9 THC. This is the limit set by the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized the plant.
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.