Even with no medical marijuana program, residents of North Carolina have legal access to THC. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, you can now order hemp-derived delta 9 gummies in the Old North State.
Mr. Hemp Flower brings you delta 9 THC gummies that are as legal as regular full spectrum hemp products.
Don’t be surprised at the high concentration of THC in these products because they are fully compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill. If you want to know how we do this, how it’s legal, and where to order, read on.
Last Update: November 11, 2023
- Hemp-derived delta 9 THC gummies are legal in North Carolina if their THC levels don’t exceed 0.3% by dry weight.
- You can order legal delta 9 gummies derived from hemp online or buy in a local dispensary without restrictions. It’s the same process as buying full spectrum CBD gummies, but the effects are vastly different.
- North Carolina legalized hemp after the 2018 Farm Bill under S455. The state doesn’t prohibit the sale of hemp gummies and edible products.
- Recreational and medical marijuana are illegal in North Carolina.
- Mr. Hemp Flower offers premium delta 9 gummies compliant with the Farm Bill that you can buy in North Carolina.
Are Delta 9 THC Gummies Legal in North Carolina?
Yes, delta 9 THC gummies are legal in North Carolina.
In 2022, the state passed S455, or the new North Carolina Farm Act. This bill defined hemp in line with federal law and permanently exempted hemp and hemp-derived products from the state’s Controlled Substances Act.
The sale, use and possession of gummies with less than 0.3% THC is allowed in North Carolina.
The state authorized its pilot program in 2014, which was later amended but used only for research purposes. Then, legislators passed SB 352 or the North Carolina Farm Act of 2019 (now expired). This bill clarified things around the production, distribution, and possession of hemp CBD products.
Using medical and recreational marijuana is still illegal in this state.
Despite that, North Carolina does allow the use of hemp extract as an alternative medicine for patients with intractable epilepsy under the Epilepsy Alternative Treatment Act. Therefore, registered patients with epilepsy can buy hemp extract with less than 0.9% THC and at least 5% CBD by weight legally.
Where to Buy Legal Delta 9 THC in North Carolina?
Mr. Hemp Flower is one of the first brands to bring you hemp-derived delta 9 THC gummies. They are 100% legal and can be shipped directly to your North Carolina home without a medical card.
These gummies contain delta 9 THC to the limits allowed by federal law. As you may know, the Farm Bill of 2018 legalized hemp with less than 0.3% delta 9 THC by weight.
To keep the product compliant with federal and state law, we use a larger gummy and infuse it with the right amount of full spectrum hemp distillate. That’s how we achieve a legal amount of D9 THC per weight and still be compliant.
Therefore, a 4g gummy contains 10mg D9 THC and is still under the 0.3 percent threshold.
Because of that, this product is equal to regular full spectrum hemp products, which are readily available and legal in North Carolina.
The presence of THC in hemp products is essential to reap the benefits of genuinely full spectrum hemp extracts. Our gummies are infused with a pure hemp distillate rich in delta 9 THC and CBD. Alongside these main cannabinoids, our gummies contain smaller amounts of CBG, CBN, CBC, and more.
The labs for this product testify for its premium formula, purity, and potency. They come in delicious flavors, watermelon and blue raspberry, and in packs of 5 to 30 gummies, which still equals 0.3% delta 9 THC. Most importantly, they are potent, intoxicating, and federally legal.
What is Hemp-Derived Delta 9 THC?
Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) is the main psychotropic ingredient in cannabis responsible for getting the user “high.” It’s one of the 400+ different active compounds contained in the plant — and the most recognized one for an array of therapeutic benefits.
This cannabinoid naturally occurs both in hemp and marijuana — but in different concentrations.
And, while it can be found in the buds of marijuana plants, hemp-derived delta 9 THC is extracted from the flowers of hemp plants.
Hemp is the federally legal cannabis variety that’s cultivated to yield less than 0.3% delta 9 THC. When extracted from hemp — and infused in a hemp-derived product in a concentration that also doesn’t exceed 0.3% by weight — that product is legal under the Farm Bill. In essence, the hemp product must contain balanced levels of this cannabinoid to be legal.
Hemp Delta 9 THC and Federal Law
The 2018 Farm Bill authorized the growth, manufacture, and sale of hemp and hemp products with less than 0.3% delta 9 THC.
This compound naturally occurs (and can be derived from) hemp and marijuana. As you probably know, marijuana strains contain up to 25% THC and are properly regulated only in a dozen states in the nation.
Hemp is not a controlled substance
The hemp plant is a legal, non-intoxicating variety of cannabis that contains less than 0.3% delta 9 THC by weight. Hemp production is lawful on a federal level and regulated in all 50 states, including North Carolina.
Marijuana and marijuana-derived delta 9 THC remain controlled substances under federal law. The 2014 Farm Act exempted hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act. Under this Act, nearly 40 states created pilot programs that allowed hemp farming for research purposes.
The current Farm Bill enacted in 2018 removed “hemp” and “THC in hemp” from the Controlled Substances Act. Federal law defines hemp broadly and bases the difference between hemp and marijuana mainly on the THC levels present in each plant.
“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 .”
Hemp extracts are not controlled substances
Federal law doesn’t state anything about the intoxicating nature of potential hemp cannabinoid mixtures and hemp products. Similarly, products infused with hemp extract compliant with this law are lawful in all 50 states if they contain 0.3% THC by weight. The Interim Rule published August 21, 2020, by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) stated :
“[T]he definition of hemp does not automatically exempt any product derived from a hemp plant, regardless of the Δ9-THC content of the derivative. In order to meet the definition of “hemp”, and thus qualify for the exemption from [S]chedule I, the derivative must not exceed the 0.3% Δ9-THC limit… As a result, a cannabis derivative, extract, or product that exceeds the 0.3% Δ9-THC limit is a [S]chedule I controlled substance, even if the plant from which it was derived contained 0.3% or less delta 9 THC on a dry weight basis.”
In conclusion, if the final product doesn’t exceed the set THC threshold and is derived from legal hemp, it’s not considered a controlled substance. That said, each state has its own laws and regulations on hemp products and their categories, so it will vary from state to state.
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Delta-9 THC FAQ
Is Delta-9 legal in all 50 states?
This cannabinoid is legal federally and in almost 50 states if it comes from hemp and is present in a concentration of no more than 0.3 percent on dry weight.
What is stronger, Delta-9 or Delta-8?
In products that contain the same dose, Delta-9 will definitely produce stronger effects. That’s because Delta-8 is half as potent as D-9 and exhibits more sedative properties.
Will Delta-9 get you high?
Yes, it will. Delta-9 is hemp’s main intoxicating compound that binds to the brain’s CB1 receptor, which causes the intoxication
Does hemp have Delta-9?
Hemp does have D-9 THC. Legally, hemp can contain 0.3% or less THC on a dry weight basis.
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