When most people hear the words ‘THC gummies,’ the first thought that comes to mind is that they are probably illegal in their state. If you live in a state where recreational marijuana is prohibited but want to try them, you should go for the alternative — legal THC gummies.
Hemp-derived THC gummies, also known as “legal THC gummies,” are a great alternative to illegal THC gummies. You can consume them without worrying about legality because most states sell these gummies without restrictions. This article dives into the world of different types of legal THC gummies, optimal dosing, and what to look for before buying them.
What Are Legal THC Gummies?
Legal THC gummies are a hemp-derived, federally legal product with a THC concentration of no more than 0.3% by weight. Legal THC gummies are derived from federally legal hemp and are allowed in states where marijuana-derived THC gummies are not.
Hemp and marijuana are two different varieties of the cannabis plant that contain vastly different delta 9 THC levels. Today’s marijuana is rich in THC (up to 25%), while hemp contains low natural levels of THC (less than 0.3%), which is the accepted threshold under federal law.
Types of Legal THC Gummies
The hemp plant contains over 100 phytocannabinoids or chemical compounds that interact with the human endocannabinoid system, including various isomers of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) .
When extracted from the hemp plant, these THC isomers can be put into legal products, such as gummies infused with delta 9 THC, delta 8 THC, and delta 10 THC.
Delta 8 THC Gummies
Delta 8 THC gummies are infused with delta 8 THC — a psychoactive compound that naturally occurs in the hemp plant in a concentration of less than 1%. This cannabinoid got extremely popular thanks to its similarity to delta 9 THC and its mild psychoactive properties.
Delta 8 binds to cannabinoid receptors in the body and may help with pain relief, appetite stimulation, relaxation, and nausea and vomiting. Because it’s found in such low quantities in hemp, manufacturers typically convert this cannabinoid from cannabidiol (CBD). Because it’s derived from another hemp cannabinoid, it falls in a gray area, but many states have accepted it as legal THC.
Delta 9 THC Gummies
Legal delta 9 THC gummies are infused with traditional THC or the main psychotropic cannabinoid in hemp. Each gummy offered by Mr. Hemp Flower is directly infused with premium delta 9 THC distillate rather than coated or sprayed.
If taken in high doses, delta 9 gummies provide an intense experience followed by high anxiety, increased appetite, short-term memory loss. Low doses provide relaxation, increased focus, and altered perception of time and space.
Known for the strong psychoactive effects it produces, this cannabinoid is many people’s favorite intoxicating compound. The hemp plant contains low levels of delta 9 naturally, while marijuana has been bred to produce high levels of THC.
Delta 10 THC Gummies
Delta 10 THC is another natural cannabinoid that’s much less potent than delta 9 and delta 8. Because it’s found in hemp in low quantities, delta 10 is processed from hemp-derived CBD and then infused into gummies. Anecdotal evidence shows that delta 10 gummies are more energizing, while delta 8 gummies tend to be more mellow and sedative.
A newly discovered cannabinoid, THCP is the strongest naturally occurring hemp compound to date. Mr. Hemp Flower offers a combination of 100% legal THCp (2 mg) and Delta-9 THC Gummies (10 mg) for optimal potency and best effects. THCp is estimated to be around 33 times more potent than delta 9 THC, so a low dose should relax and rejuvenate your mind and body.
What to Look for in Legal THC Gummies?
There are several non-negotiables that THC gummies should have, including:
When buying delta 9 THC or any other type of THC gummy, you first need to check whether they are federally compliant. Delta 9 THC gummies are legal if they contain less than 0.3% delta 9 that’s derived from hemp.
Other gummies like delta 8 and THCP are legal under the Farm Bill if they are derived from hemp, but every state has its own laws on the legality of these products. To ensure the THC gummies are legally compliant, check the product’s certificate of analysis, labeling, and reviews.
Certificate of Analysis
The product’s Certificate of Analysis gives you insights into what the gummies are made of, their potency, and their purity levels. One of the most important things to check before buying THC gummies is whether a third-party, independent lab has conducted the testing or the company is misleading you.
Dose & Additional Cannabinoids
All hemp products have a legal limit of 0.3% delta 9 THC, but it shouldn’t surprise you to see THC gummies containing up to 20 mg of delta 9 per serving size. For example, our 5 g gummies contain 10 mg of delta-9 THC, which is compliant with the Farm Bill. If you want to read more about how we “squeezed” enough concentration of THC into a larger (still bite-size) gummy, you can read about it here.
It’s important to double-check the serving size and container size of the product to ensure the dose doesn’t either exceed the threshold limit or it’s not too low to give you the expected benefits.
It’s also important to check for additional cannabinoids, like CBD, CBN, and CBG. Mr. Hemp Flower offers gummies that combine two or more cannabinoids for higher potency (CBN + THC), or a non-intoxicating cannabinoid with THC for a more balanced product.
When the gummies are infused with several cannabinoids, that’s beneficial because cannabinoids tend to act synergistically to provide a more pleasant and soothing experience.
How to Dose THC Gummies?
Dosing THC gummies can be tricky, and if you’re not being careful, it can lead you down an unexpected road. As a rule of thumb, if you’re new to THC, you should avoid starting your journey with an edible. (You can read here a personal experience of getting too high on edibles).
Some people have no reaction to THC gummies, while others are very sensitive to this cannabinoid. So, approaching this cannabinoid for the first time requires some wisdom, including taking a microdose to get things going (2.5 mg to 5 mg) and potentially starting with a smokable product rather than edibles.
Below, we break down the basic things you need to know about dosing THC and how it will affect your body and brain, including when taking a higher dose.
Effects of Different THC Dosages
The way a THC dose will affect your brain depends on your tolerance or whether or not you’ve been using this cannabinoid frequently.
The dosage also depends on what you’re looking to achieve, so taking gummies for the experience in seasoned users and taking gummies for medical reasons in beginners won’t look the same. Most THC gummies contain between 10 mg to 25 mg of THC per serving.
Standard, Moderate, High Dose
The standard dose for THC gummies is 5 mg for beginners and 10 mg for seasoned users. A dose of 10 to 15 mg is considered a moderate dose, while 20 to 30 mg is a high dose. Anything over 50 mg per serving is considered a very high dose with serious side effects, like impaired coordination, nausea, anxiety, paranoia, and overall distress on mental health.
A dose of 500 mg THC is considered extremely high and could keep you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and intoxicated for days after.
Anecdotal evidence shows that edibles hit harder than smokables, providing a more intense experience. This is why it’s recommended for a beginner to start with smokable hemp products before switching to edibles.
Overall, a 5 mg gummy is considered a low dose that should provide relief from anxiety and mild pain, as well as boost motivation and happiness. A serving of 2.5 mg is considered a microdose and is also recommended for beginners only. For a beginner, a 20 mg gummy is a lot because edibles last longer and have a delayed onset.
I’ve taken a 500 mg THC gummy as a beginner, now what?
First of all, 500 mg of THC is a LOT, so try to avoid such extreme doses next time. The serving size of THC is 10 mg, and many people get a good sensation out of this baseline dose.
But, what’s done is done, so the only thing left is to sit back and let it wear off… for as long as it takes. According to anecdotal evidence, the effects of a 500 mg gummy can last for a few days, even in seasoned users. It’s important to try and stay calm because you’ll be fine.
However, a 500 mg gummy will likely make you very dizzy, lightheaded, potentially confused, anxious, and paranoid. The dizziness and so-called “weed-induced dissociation,” or feeling disconnected from reality, will also likely last between a few days to a few weeks.
To recover from a high dose of THC gummies, try hydrating (drink plenty of water), drinking a cup of coffee, taking a shower, eating a good-sized, healthy meal, and most importantly, taking cannabidiol (CBD) in a pure form.
CBD is used as a common assistance against an unbearable feeling of getting too high because, according to research, it mellows down some of the side effects of THC .
Where to Buy Legal THC Gummies?
Anyone who has ever ordered cannabinoid products knows that not all THC gummies are created equal. Mr. Hemp Flower is your go-to source for legal THC gummies and unique cannabinoid combinations you can’t find anywhere else.
Our gummies are directly infused with cannabinoid distillate and never sprayed or coated with it. A third-party lab tests each product we offer, and you can easily find the Certificate of Analysis for each product on the respective product page. We’re here to assist you with any questions regarding our gummies.
What kind of gummies make you high?
Any gummy that contains a type of THC or its isomers, including delta 8, delta 10, delta 9, THCP, THC O, and HHC, can make you intoxicated.
What will 100 mg edible do?
Eating a 100 mg gummy or brownie will provide an intense experience for a beginner, including impaired coordination, increased anxiety, increased heart rate, and dizziness.
How long do gummy edibles last?
It depends on the dose and the person, but gummy edibles can last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours — and more — if the dosage is way above standard.