There’s a stigma surrounding cannabis products that make people question if they are safe to use or not. When the Farm Bill was passed in 2018 and made delta 9 THC legal, it put a lot of those questions to rest. Delta 9 THC is legal when there is no more than 0.3% THC concentration on a dry weight basis. But just because it’s legal, does that make it safe?
Are Delta 9 THC Products Safe to Use?
Is delta 9 safe? Delta 9 THC products are safe to use. If you are responsible, you will have a pleasant experience taking delta 9 THC. This means you need to be 21 years or older and should always follow the recommended dose listed on the product.
It is called the recommended dose because that’s how much of the product you need to take to feel the intoxicating effects of delta 9 THC. If you take more than the recommended dose of delta 9 THC, the effects can become more intense and last longer than the typical 3 to 5-hour duration.
There is still very little danger of becoming hurt or sick by taking too much delta 9 THC. Instead, you risk experiencing adverse side effects, such as paranoia, anxiety, fatigue, fear, or nausea. These side effects can last as long as 6 to 8 hours or until the effects of delta 9 THC are completely gone from your system.
Can You Mix Delta 9 THC With Additional Products?
Delta 9 THC is safe to mix with other products, but some products work better than others if you want to mix delta 9 THC.
For example, there is no confirmed advantage to combining more than one THC product—like delta 8 THC products and delta 9 THC—because they will generate the same type of effects in the body. The intensity of the effects may be stronger when the two isomers are mixed together, but that’s about as far as it goes.
However, delta 9 THC has been proven to work very well with CBD products. Delta 9 THC and CBD work together to produce an effect that gives the user the best of both worlds. Delta 9 THC is intoxicating with its psychoactive effect that gives the user a high, while CBD products can help reduce pain or lower anxiety.
If you’re considering trying delta 9 THC products for the first time, we suggest using delta 9 THC by itself at first. It’s important to know how you will react to the psychoactive properties of THC for the first time.
Taking too much or mixing it with another cannabinoid may be too intense for your first time. Once you understand how you will react to delta 9 products, you can start combining delta 9 THC with other products to create different effects!
Delta 8 or Delta 9—Which One Is Safer?
Delta 8 is sometimes viewed as the safer isomer than delta 9 simply because of the classification. This is a misconception because delta 8 and delta 9 produce psychoactive effects when taken. Scientifically, the classification of delta 8 and delta 9 is determined by where the double bond is located on the carbon chain in the chemical compound.
Delta 8 is called delta 8 because it has a double bond located on the 8th carbon chain in the compound, while delta 8 has a double bond located on the 9th carbon chain.
The only difference between taking delta 8 and delta 9 is that delta 9 generally produces a stronger effect than delta 8. As far as delta 8 being safer than delta 9? They are both safe cannabinoids to use, and neither one is safer than the other.
Are Delta 9 Edibles Safe?
What makes delta 9 edibles safe is the company you purchase them from. You must find a reputable company that you trust. With so many companies online, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are reputable and which ones aren’t. That’s why we suggest only purchasing delta 9 THC products from a company that produces test results of their products that you can view for yourself.
All of our products have been tested to verify the product's integrity, legality, and potency. We produce all of our lab test results online for you to look at. Lab test results help you understand that the product you choose is safe!
As we have mentioned, it’s important to always take the recommended serving size each time you take a delta 9 THC product. Over time, you will likely build up a tolerance to delta 9 THC or other THC products, so you may need to up your serving size.
What Are the Effects of Delta 9 THC?
Delta 9 THC contains psychoactive properties, making the user experience a “high” when the product is taken. These effects can be intense if you have never tried THC products before. The following effects are to be expected when taking these products:
- Increased laughter
- Increased hunger
It typically takes around 30 minutes for the effects of delta 9 THC to be felt, but it may take as long as 90 minutes. You can take another serving size of the product if you haven’t felt the effects after 90 minutes.
Not all users will have the same experience when taking delta 9 THC products. For example, someone who has consumed delta 9 THC products without food will likely have stronger and quicker effects than someone who has taken delta 9 THC products on a full stomach.
Other factors that may determine how someone reacts to delta 9 THC include age, the amount of delta 9 THC consumed, and if the person has built up a tolerance to THC.
Adverse effects and reactions or side effects to delta 9 THC are rare but common and normal.
The most common side effects of delta 9 THC include the following:
- Fear or nervousness
While they may be inconvenient, these side effects are normal and will disappear in just a few hours. It’s common to experience side effects if you have consumed too much delta 9 THC. If this happens to you, try to rest and drink plenty of water until the effects wear off. The good news is that the side effects will wear off after a few hours.
If you have taken the recommended dosage of delta 9 THC, the effects should stop after 3 to 5 hours. If you have taken more than the recommended amount, the effects may last as long as 6 to 8 hours.
Using Delta 9 THC Products Safely
It’s important to be a responsible delta 9 THC user. This means being 21 years of age or older and only taking delta 9 THC products in a comfortable location and where you won’t have to drive. You should never drive when you have taken delta 9 THC products. You should also become familiar with your local laws regarding hemp-derived products to ensure that delta 9 THC is legal to use in your state.
When starting to use delta 9 THC products, you should only take the recommended dosage of delta 9 THC. This will be an indicator of how your body will react to it. When the product is not being used, store it in a safe, secure, and cool location where it can stay fresh until the next time it is used.
Does Delta 9 THC Show Up on a Drug Test?
A drug test will detect THC. Even if delta 9 THC is legal to purchase in your state, it can appear on a drug test. If you have taken delta 9 THC and have an upcoming drug test within a few days, you have an increased chance of failing the test. Delta 9 THC stays in your system for an unspecified amount of time after they’ve been taken.
The more time between taking delta 9 THC and being drug tested, the less likely it will be detectable on the drug test. Remember that the more you take delta 9 THC products, the more residual THC will stay in your system and be detectable on a drug test.
Hopefully, this ultimate safety guide has helped you better understand how safe delta 9 THC products are! If you’re ready to try delta 9 THC, visit our store to look at some of our tested products available to purchase!