What are the benefits of THC gummies?
Similar to marijuana, the use of THC gummies can have several benefits beyond just “getting high”, and are often used by people seeking alternatives to manage chronic pain, anxiety, and even cancer-related symptoms. With continued studies into CBD, and production of gummies that contain equal parts of both cannabinoids, users have even been able to address these symptoms without the high, if desired.
There are researchers that claim strategic use of THC edibles can help with digestive and neurological disorders too, but there is still a lot of research needed in these areas to take a hard stance on the matter. Additionally, a major benefit to ingesting edibles, versus smoking flower, is that you are not causing any harm to your mouth, throat, or lungs in the process. While smoking cannabis is not typically considered as harmful as cigarettes, smoke inhalation of any kind is less than ideal, and can lead to lung and throat irritation at the very least. As with anything, all good things in moderation, so just be sure you are not overdoing it.
How long do gummies take to kick in?
To be clear, there is no exact timing to when a gummy will kick-in. Some people start to feel the effects in as little as 30 minutes, while others can take up to 2 hours to really get the feeling. Then, once it starts, users have been known to hit peaks as long as 4 hours later, with lingering effects sometimes lasting 24 hours. Like cookies and brownies, gummies can often take a bit longer to feel than some other edibles out there. Any THC edible that you have to swallow will first need to be digested in the stomach, then metabolized in the liver, and finally, pushed back into the bloodstream so that your brain can tell you “You’re High”. The timing of this process can change as well depending on your weight, your metabolism, how recently you ate, and especially the dosage of the edible. So be patient when taking your gummies, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the vibe.
Are THC gummies legal?
There is no simple answer for this one, so I will say yes, but that yes has some caveats depending on your location. As is the case with marijuana, despite sweeping adoption at the state level, THC is still a federally illegal substance, to a limit. With the Farm Bill updates in 2018, hemp derived products containing less than a 0.3% concentration of Delta-9-THC have been deemed legal, so edibles can be sold as long as they adhere to that standard. These products have a higher concentration of Delta-8 THC, which is a less psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp, so they won’t give you the same feeling as some other options, but they are legal! So the long answer is that it is legal to purchase edibles with some amount of THC just about anywhere, but they might not be as strong as what you’re thinking of unless your state allows for recreational use. Ultimately, check your state’s laws on cannabis before trying to go out and purchase anything for yourself, and make sure you are buying from a licensed retailer!
What is delta 8?
Delta-8 THC, short for delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, is a minor cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that interact with the body's endocannabinoid system, which is what gives you the feeling of being high when smoking. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are the most well-known, but there are over 100 different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, including Delta-8. While it's similar to Delta-9 THC (the main psychoactive compound in cannabis), Delta-8 has its own unique properties, including less anxiousness and greater functionality, as compared to its more popular counterpart. Additionally, Delta-8 is more commonly derived from hemp, so it remains a federally legal substance under the updates to the Farm Bill. That said, Delta-8 takes some synthesizing in order to produce, so condoning its use is still questionable for some.