Vermont is one of the top cannabis-friendly states in the nation. If you live in Vermont, you know you can buy both hemp-derived products and recreational cannabis on a whim.
But considering this liberal state has banned delta 8 THC, you might be wondering which THC products are legal to buy. And, we’re talking specifically about the new, buzzing delta 9 THC gummies. Is Delta 9 in Vermont Legal? Let’s take a closer look.
What Is Hemp-Derived Delta 9 THC
The rise of delta 8 revealed regular users’ need for low-THC items, hence the recent introduction of hemp-derived delta 9 THC gummies to the market. These gummies are infused with a cannabinoid-rich hemp extract with legal limits of THC — less than 0.3%.
The THC in these gummies comes from hemp and, in this concentration, is 100% permitted in all states. Legal THC is derived from hemp, not marijuana, which is still illegal on a federal level. When used in low to moderate doses, THC can help with pain, inflammation, lack of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
Buy Hemp Compliant Delta 9 THC in Vermont
Unfortunately, you can’t buy our brand new Delta 9 THC gummies in Vermont because they contain delta 8 THC (7.9mg).
Vermont law bans the production, distribution, and possession of delta 8 THC. Shortly, the state Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets responsible for regulating Vermont’s hemp program stated that using CBD in chemical processes that create delta 8 is unlawful.
Luckily, you can buy other 100% legal hemp-derived products from Mr. Hemp Flower in Vermont. We’re all about the power of full spectrum products, which is why we recommend our hemp-derived cannabinoid gummies.
These gummies are the epitome of excellence, a blend of a vegan-friendly, all-natural formula and pure, cannabinoid-rich, whole-plant hemp extract. The best part is that they come in three different cannabinoid blends (all fully legal in Vermont!), so you can choose the blend that matches the current stage of your CBD/THC journey.
Our sugar-free, full spectrum CBD gummies contain 25mg+ CBD and 1,31mg THC per gummy, a 1:20 CBD to THC ratio. If you’re worried about the THC in them, rest assured you won’t even feel it because they are so rich in CBD and terpenes like limonene, myrcene, pinene, and terpinene. The CBD/terpenes blend will make you feel relaxed and calm, so it’s best to take them before going to bed.
If you need a stronger gummy designed to help you snooze, try our full spectrum CBN gummies. These gummies contain over 40mg of CBD and 7mg of CBN, making them the new go-to for sleep.
Finally, the third kind of gummies we offer is our full spectrum CBG gummies. They contain 40mg of CBD and 20mg of CBG or the mother of cannabinoids. Regardless of which you choose, you’ll be impressed by the quality of these gummies and how well they work for pain and sleep.
Legality of Hemp Delta 9 THC in Vermont
Thanks to the Farm Bill and state law, full spectrum delta 9 THC gummies are 100% legal in Vermont.
The state allows the sale and distribution of hemp and CBD products derived from federally compliant hemp with 0.3% THC or less. That said, if the gummies contain other hemp-derived cannabinoids, like delta 8 THC, they are unfortunately illegal in the Green Mountain State.
The good news is, the state doesn’t have any prohibitions regarding the use of hemp-derived CBD as a food additive. The state legalized hemp and hemp-derived products under 6 V.S.A., chapter 35, and its industrial hemp program is overseen by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets.
Unlike other states, Vermont closely regulates the production and sale of hemp-derived CBD products. Products manufactured in the state must conform with labeling expectations and be fully traceable by their label.
Vermont legalized medical marijuana in 2004 under Senate Bill 76. Adult-use cannabis has also been legal in the state since 2018, so all forms of cannabis can be purchased in the Green Mountain State.
Legal Delta 9 THC and Federal Law
The Farm Bill of 2018 is fundamental to the legalization and availability of hemp-derived CBD and THC products. Under the bill, hemp with less than 0.3% delta 9 is legal on a federal and state level and can be used commercially. One of the main changes to the federal law was the removal of ‘THC in hemp’ from the list of controlled substances. Therefore, delta 9 derived from hemp that’s present in a concentration of no more than 0.3% in a product can be lawfully sold and distributed.
The bill defines hemp as “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 .”
This definition makes a clear distinction between hemp and marijuana, which contains higher levels of THC and is intoxicating. So, THC derived from marijuana is an illegal substance.
Regarding its use in gummies, it’s important to note that hemp-derived products are not FDA-approved because they contain CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) is an unapproved food additive whose regulation was delegated to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Farm Bill.
As a response to the eagerly awaited CBD regulations, the FDA recently gave the familiar answer that the compound is still considered an adulterant and cannot be used in food and beverages or as a dietary supplement. The reason behind this decision is lack of evidence and data. Although manufacturers and sellers of CBD products are tired of working in an unregulated industry, they continue to offer quality products without marketing them under health claims.
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Delta-9 THC FAQ
Under the Farm Bill, delta 9 is legal federally and technically in all 50 states. Few states like Kansas and Idaho don’t allow the sale of CBD products with THC content.
Delta 9 is the main psychotropic compound in cannabis. This cannabinoid is not the most intoxicating, but it’s twice more potent than delta 8 if consumed at the same dose.
Yes, delta 9 will get you high. Although hemp doesn’t contain enough THC to get you too intoxicated, more concentrated hemp-derived products might, especially if you’re a beginner.
Legal, Farm Bill-compliant hemp contains less than 0.3% delta 9 THC 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.