Though marijuana legalization is slowly but surely becoming a reality in many states across the U.S., there are still plenty of places, Kentucky included, where marijuana is still illegal.
However, people in states where marijuana is outlawed have found a great alternative in Delta 9, which features a similar high.
This is because the source of the psychoactive effects are the same. That source is THC.
So why is one legal to buy in Kentucky, while the other is still waiting for the proper legislation to pass before hitting shelves?
The reason is because of a loophole that was discovered in the US Farm Bill, passed by Congress in 2018, which legalized hemp production across the United States.
Delta 9 Loophole Explained
Here is a quick lesson in cannabis: Both hemp and marijuana are cannabis, only different varieties of the plant.
The major difference, which makes hemp legal and marijuana illegal in Kentucky, is that marijuana contains an amount of THC that is above the legal threshold, 0.3%, while hemp contains less than that.
Delta 9 occurs in both hemp and marijuana, and is one of the main compounds responsible for the psychoactive effects in marijuana. So, the fact that Delta 9 products, when derived from hemp, can be legally bought and sold anywhere in the United States, ought to explain its popularity as a marijuana alternative.
0.3% may not sound like a lot, but consider this: Most THC dosage guides (very, very strongly) suggest that you measure your THC intake by milligrams, most in the 10-50 mg range.
For instance, our Urb Extrax Delta 9 THC gummies offer 10 milligrams of hemp-derived, Delta 9 THC per gummy.
Hectare’s Guide to Delta 9 Products
All of our Delta 9 products are FDA-compliant, allowing Kentucky residents a safe and legal high comparable to marijuana.
We mentioned our Urb Extrax Delta 9 THC gummies above, which can be a great purchase for people looking to experiment with Delta 9 dosages, since 10 mg is an amount that most users should be able to handle.
That pack comes with a combined 100 mg of hemp-derived THC, but for users looking for more should check out our Urb ExtraX Delta 9 THC Vegan Gummies, which, in addition to being vegan-friendly, includes 25 gummies that contain 10 mg hemp-derived Delta 9 THC each.
Our 7 Sons THC + CBD Bourbon Balls offers an interesting mix of both THC and CBD. Users who are looking more to relax and feel soothed, rather than an intense high, will enjoy this product, as each bourbon ball contains only 2.6 mg THC in addition to 32 mg of CBD.
For a higher THC and CBD combo, check out our 7 Sons THC + CBD Cha-Chill Chocolates that contain 9 mg of THC and 110 mg of CBD per chocolate, which are available in 2-packs and 4-packs.
For a sweet spot in-between those two options, have a taste of our 7 Sons THC + CBD Cara-Cara Caramels, also available in 2- or 4-packs, offering 6 mg of THC and 77 mg of CBD per caramel.
Delta 8, Delta 9, and CBD Products In Louisville
Bourbon Country Cannabis is your one-stop shop for all of your recreational and wellness needs when it comes to CBD and Delta 8 and Delta 9 products, so come by our store or visit our website today to check out our many products!