Gummies are quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of cannabis products. They are discrete, easy to dose, and there are endless options for flavors and cannabinoid blends — so it can be very frustrating if you feel like cannabis gummies just don’t work for you. Today, we’ll discuss why that might be happening and how you can fix it.
How Do CBD, Delta-8 THC and D9 Edibles Work?
Edibles are known for hitting harder and lasting longer than Delta 8, Delta 9, or CBD products consumed using other methods. This is because they are metabolized differently by your body.
When you smoke, vape, or take a tincture, the cannabinoids pass directly into your bloodstream. When you eat an edible, the cannabinoids must go through your digestive system before they’re absorbed. This process turns regular THC into 11-hydroxy-THC, which is more potent and longer-lasting.
Why Don’t CBD, D8 or Delta-9 Gummies Get Me High?
There’s nothing more frustrating than eating a gummy, waiting a few hours, and realizing it’s never going to kick in. Here are four reasons this could be happening.
1. Cannabinoid Gummies and Body Chemistry
A small percentage of people seem to need an extremely high dose to begin feeling the effects of edibles. Scientists aren’t sure why this is the case, but they think it has to do with genetics and how the body absorbs fats.
No two people have the same metabolism. If you’ve ever eaten Delta 9 gummies with friends, you’ll know this from experience: not everyone starts feeling it simultaneously, and the effects don’t last as long for everyone. This differentiation could explain why you don’t feel the effects of gummies, too.
2. Timing When to Eat CBD, Delta-8 and D9 THC Gummies
The timing of when you pop a CBD, D8 or Delta-9 gummy could affect how much you feel them (or don’t, as the case may be).
Eating gummies on an empty stomach can help some people feel the effects faster, but others can’t absorb all of the cannabinoids without some other food in their stomach. Eating a gummy after a big meal may make it take much longer to kick in, too, since your body has to digest all of the other food you’ve eaten before it can digest the gummy edibles.
3. Gummy Tolerance Occurs from Regular Cannabinoid Consumption
Many heavy cannabis consumers colloquially report that they don’t feel the effects of edibles. With regular consumption, your body builds up a tolerance to cannabinoids. If you find that it takes a much higher edible dose to get you stoned than it does for someone else, you might have a higher tolerance for cannabis.
4. Some Edible Formulations Are More Effective than Others
Even though gummy edibles are delicious and convenient, they aren’t the most effective form of edibles for everyone.
Cannabinoids are lipophilic, which means they bond to fats. That’s why ingredients like “cannabutter” are so popular — cannabinoids bond with oils very effectively. Some studies have shown that fats can help your body absorb cannabinoids better. Gummy edibles don’t have very much fat in them, so some people find that their body doesn’t effectively absorb the cannabinoids in these types of edibles.
How to Make CBD, D8 and Delta-9 Edibles Work for You
Luckily, you can try many different things to make gummies and other edibles work better for you. Try these four tips.
1. Try a Different CBD, Delta-8 or D9 Edible Dose
You might need a stronger dose if gummies don’t seem to get you high. When adjusting your dose with any edible, make sure to go slow. Add just a few milligrams to your serving size, and wait at least two hours before eating any more. Keeping a journal when learning your ideal dose can be a good way to ensure you ramp up slowly.
2. Give Different Kinds of Cannabinoid Edibles a Go
Because cannabis is lipophilic and gummies have a relatively low fat content, your body might need a little more fat to absorb the cannabinoids in gummies. Try an edible with a slightly higher fat content, like Delta 9 cookies, or eat a fatty snack with a gummy edible. Exciting new types of edibles, like Delta 9 shots, might even work for you too.
3. Take a Tolerance Break
Some people have a naturally higher cannabinoid tolerance than others, but heavy cannabis consumers can build up a significant tolerance to cannabis products, too. If you fall into the latter group, try avoiding cannabis products for a week or two to help bring your tolerance back down. When you try edibles again, you may find they are more effective.
4. Consider Consuming Your CBD, D8 or Delta-9 Differently
If you’ve tried various edibles, experimented with your dose, and ruled out a high tolerance as the reason edibles don’t seem to work for you, don’t worry. There are tons of other cannabis products out there for you to enjoy. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to classic prerolls or flower. If you want something more discreet, vapes and tinctures are also great options.
Effective Hemp-Derived Products for Everyone
Whether you’re looking to experiment with hemp-derived edibles, already know they work for you or want to stick with a different form of cannabis, Wild Orchard Hemp has you covered. We have a huge selection of products to suit every cannabis consumer.
The chemical process that creates Delta-8-THC would be known as isomerization, which is the process of arranging chemicals in a different order of two similar compounds (in this case, CBD and Delta-8-THC, which are both isomers and able to be arranged in a separate order through this process.) The process is as simple as re-arranging the chemical structure of CBD to convert it into Delta-8-THC. Nothing is being added to this process. As such, Delta-8-THC is still a naturally occurring chemical that is not truly a synthetic cannabinoid.
The Delta-8-THC, once the isomerization of the CBD compound occurs, is refined into a material called Delta-8-THC distillate once the material is initially made from the CBD. This additional process purifies the compound and ensures a clean chemical process when adding the Delta-8-THC distillate into other products such as flowers, edibles, vape pens, and cartridges. The purified distillate is added to various hemp flowers, which creates the Delta-8-THC flower. Suppose one has ever encountered the naturally occurring CBD flower. In that case, the process for Delta-8-THC flower is as simple as adding the distillate to synergize with the natural hemp plant. There is no one route that manufacturers and growers take to create Delta-8 hemp flowers. As such, different methods produce an array of other possible outcomes when the final Delta 8 flower is being packaged to the customer.
Before purchasing anything — whether it be cannabis gummies or a new car — you should want to know everything you can about it. This way, you’re prepared for what this new product has to offer! Well, the same goes for delta 9 gummies.
If you’ve never had delta 9 gummies before, don’t worry! Wild Orchard Hemp is here to provide you with the ultimate buyer’s guide to delta 9 gummies. You’ll learn everything there is to know about these juicy, potent products and what to expect after consumption. Let’s get started.
What is Delta 9?
Before we get into what delta 9 gummies are, it’s important to establish what delta 9 is as a whole. The most common psychoactive compound in cannabis plants is D9, also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. People usually refer to delta 9 when they talk about THC in general.
Nowadays, you’ll find delta 9 THC in various forms depending on what appeals to you most: flower, gummies, tinctures, pre-rolls, concentrates, and more.
Currently, Delta 9 is strictly regulated in the United States, making it difficult for the everyday person to get their hands on. However, the products we offer at Wild Orchard Hemp adhere to the federal guidelines the government has curated, ensuring that our gummies are always safe and legal. (We’ll touch more on legality at the end of this piece, too.)
The Delta 9 THC must not be confused with the delta 8 THC. While they sound quite similar, delta 8 THC is a much milder form of the compound. Delta 8 THC can still get you high, but the effects aren’t going to be nearly as potent as those from delta 9 THC.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Brand
Now that you know a bit about what delta 9 THC is, it’s time to discuss the factors you need to consider when choosing a brand for your gummies.
To make your choice between thousands of cannabis brands, keep in mind that there are thousands of them available. Thus, the process of determining what’s best can be somewhat overwhelming. Thus, we’ve come up with four main factors to consider when looking at a brand before you decide to purchase from them. When you follow these guidelines and find a brand that fits these criteria, you know you’re going to get some high-quality, tasty delta 9 gummies.
First thing first, you always want to look into a brand’s overall quality. This is quality regarding products, cannabinoids, packaging, customer service — everything. But, where do you start?
Third-party laboratory test results should be available on the websites of most brands. If they are a reputable brand, they will want to demonstrate their products’ quality through COAs. When you find the COAs, look at what they analyze. Do they just give you cannabinoid percentages or do they affirm that they test for potential impurities? You always want to stick with a brand that ensures its products are clean and pure.
In the event that a brand doesn’t even have COAs to offer, it’s time to move on.
Product quality regarding packaging and ingredients is helpful to look at, as well. What kind of ingredients do they use? Have you heard of these additives? Are they natural? When looking at the packaging — is it eco-friendly? Child-proof? Asking these questions will help you better determine the quality of a brand’s product selection.
Another huge factor to consider when buying delta 9 gummies is a brand’s reputation. It’s important to take the time to Google the brand and see what comes up about them. There’s a good chance you’ll come across some elaborate reviews from real customers that will give you an inside scoop on quality and efficacy.
This is also a good time to see if your brand has been in the press. High-quality cannabis brands and products get discussed and promoted frequently in the news, especially by beauty brands and lifestyle gurus. Good testimonials are always a great sign that you can trust the brand you’re buying from.
Check the brand’s customer reviews, as well. Do they look real? If a company only has five-star reviews and no company response, there’s a good chance they aren’t real. Read any lower star reviews to see why they got that score and see if the brand reached out in an attempt to fix the problem. If they didn’t, you may not want to give them your business, either.
When you’re looking for a reputable cannabis brand, product variety is another factor to look out for. Even if you’re just interested in delta 9 gummies, it’s wonderful to see brands that offer their gummies in various flavors or strengths.
Of course, you cannot judge a brand strictly on product variety, as some like to be more niche than others. But, it does say something about a company that goes out of its way to offer products for various types of consumers. If you know, you’re going to want to change up the flavor or strength of your gummy — or even the type of product you’re consuming — having a brand that offers options is terrific.
Finally, and arguably one of the most important, the last factor you should consider is brand transparency. A cannabis company shouldn’t have any issue being transparent and honest with their customers about quality-control practices, extraction techniques, what solvents they use, and where they source their hemp. This information should be readily available for those customers who want to know exactly where their products come from and if they meet their expectations.
Take the time to browse a brand’s About Us and FAQ section to see if you can get the answers to these questions and find out more about the company itself. If they appear to be hiding something or don’t offer all the information you want/need, it’s time to move on.
Delta 9 Gummy Buyer’s Guide
Now that you know the factors you should look out for when finding a delta 9 gummy brand, it’s time for us to break down our ultimate delta 9 gummy buyer’s guide. Here, we will cover everything you need to know about how to consume D9 gummies, proper dosing, the effects you may feel, and so much more.
What to Know Before Buying Delta 9
Before we get into the nitty-gritty details, it’s crucial for us to once again establish that delta 9 THC is psychoactive. While the amount in a D9 gummy isn’t going to be nearly as strong as what you would experience from traditional cannabis flowers, it can still be quite potent.
Thus, you do not want to consume delta 9 gummies if you aren’t interested in getting high. Gummies produce potent, long-lasting highs that aren’t for everyone! So, make sure you want to go through this euphoric experience before actually committing to it. Along those same lines, you cannot drive or operate machinery after consuming a delta 9 gummy.
Every person is going to have a different response to D9 gummies. Your friend may find them mild and good for making them giggly, while someone else may find the same dose too strong. It simply depends on you and your personal tolerance to cannabinoids like delta 9. So, you cannot base your experience on someone else’s — the only way to find out how it works for you is to try it yourself.
How to Use Delta 9 Gummies
Consuming delta 9 gummies is the easiest part of it all. As you can tell by the name, these products are gummy candies that professionals have infused with delta 9 THC. Thus, they look just like the regular gummy candy that you’d get on Halloween or buy at the movie theater. Subsequently, you eat them the same way, too! (Well, maybe not as many.)
Before consuming a delta 9 gummy, you always want to consider dosage first. Proper dosage is key to having a successful, comfortable cannabis experience — especially if you’re new to the world of D9. If you’ve never had D9 before, then you’re going to want to start with a very low dose and slowly make your way up from there. Starting with around 5 mg can be a great place to see how your body reacts.
If this dose isn’t as strong as you were hoping, you can increase your dose by just a few milligrams and then try again. However, make sure you’re patient! Gummies can take anywhere from an hour to two hours to fully kick in. Don’t consume more until you’re positive that you didn’t feel the effects from the first dose several hours later.
Here at Wild Orchard Hemp, our gummies start at a perfect 15 mg of delta 9 in each gummy. To consume, we’d recommend eating just a ¼ of the gummy or a ½ if you’re more experienced. Then, wait between an hour and two to let the effects fully wash over you.
How Long Do Delta 9 Gummies Stay In Your System?
The effects of your delta 9 gummies are going to last for several hours, and the cannabinoids themselves can linger in your system for days. However, the exact amount of time does depend on a variety of factors, such as how strong your gummies were, how many you consume, how frequently you consumed them, and even what your body chemistry looks like.
You will likely feel the effects of your gummies for 4-8 hours. Then, the cannabinoids may stay present for days, sometimes even weeks depending on your cannabis consumption. If you have to take a drug test soon, we’d suggest staying away from D9 gummies until you’re in the clear.
Effects of Delta-9 THC Gummies
People love delta 9 THC for so many different reasons, including the unique effects it creates. If we haven’t made it clear enough already, cannabis acts uniquely in each person. (You can probably see where we’re going with this.) Thus, the effects of your delta 9 product may vary from person to person and the results will not cure or treat any medical complication.
Are Delta 9 Gummies Legal?
You’ve probably been asking yourself, “These sound great, but, are they legal?” The legality surrounding delta 9 THC is extremely complicated. But, we’re here to assure you that the products we create follow the strict guidelines that the government has established regarding delta 9.
As Per the 2018 Farm Bill, products are federally legal in the US as long as they come from hemp and do not contain more than 0.3% THC by weight. Thus, they are 100% legal, safe, and follow the proper guidelines.
Unfortunately, there are still a few states in the US that don’t allow products with any THC percentages. So, make sure you check the laws in your area and see if you’re able to have products with 0.3% THC in them shipped to your house. After all, nothing would be more disappointing than placing an order and never getting your hands on your Delta 9 Watermelon and Apple Rings.
Where to Buy the Best Delta 9 Products Available
Now that we’ve talked all about these tasty delta 9 gummies, it’s time to buy some for yourself! Here at Wild Orchard Hemp, we have a huge selection of high-quality delta 9 products — including gummies — for our customers to choose from. We offer unique Delta 9 Saltwater Taffy, Delta 9 Peach Rings, Gummy Chews, and even Watermelon and Apple Rings depending on what your sweet tooth is craving.
We craft all of our gummies using the highest-quality extraction techniques possible. This way, we create top-shelf products that you can rely on. Wild Orchard Hemp has our products’ third-party lab-test results available 24/7 so you can always double-check the quality and purity of your tasty gummies — even before you buy them.
Wild Orchard ships our products all across the US minus Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin due to regulations. If you place your order before 3 pm EST, we’ll ship your product the same day. This way, you hardly have to wait to get the best delta 9 products around.
If your mouth is watering at the thought of our Delta 9 Saltwater Taffy or Peach Rings, we don’t blame you! Not only do these gummies taste great, but they’re perfect for taking you to a whole new world. Ready to try some for yourself? Scroll through our extensive product selection today and pick out the delta 9 gummies that pique your interest the most. Soon, they’ll be right at your door, just waiting to be munched on. (Responsibly, of course.)