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September 6, 2023 By Wild Orchard Co.

What Does the “Ratio” Mean When Shopping for Delta 9 Gummies?

Delta 9 gummies are extremely popular right now, and why wouldn’t they be?  Delta 9 THC is the most restricted cannabinoid in the world, being the key compound that’s responsible for the ‘high’ we get from weed.  The fact that there’s finally a legal way to enjoy delta 9’s high in gummy form is a big deal.  And, because of that, you will find that the hemp market has all kinds of mouthwatering options for gummies.  In particualr, gummies infused with this superstar cannabis derivative.

However, there is one thing you gotta consider before purchasing delta 9 gummies – “ratio”.  Most delta 9 gummies that’re available for purchase have a cannabinoid ratio on the label.  This means the delta 9 is combined with another cannabinoid – usually cannabidiol (CBD), or, in some cases, cannabigerol (CBG) or cannabinol (CBN).

What is in Delta 9 Gummies?

First off, let’s give a little background on delta 9 gummies.  A pretty new product on the market, these gummies contain an active serving of delta 9 THC, in a variety of milligram strengths.  They’re legal, because they adhere to federal law by containing no more than 0.3% delta 9 by dry weight.  You’ll likely notice that most delta 9 gummies are larger than your average gummies – this way, that 0.3% delta 9 by dry weight can work out to a generous number of milligrams, for the desired effects associated with the cannabinoid.

There is a limit though.  It’s hard to, say, produce a 30mg delta 9 gummy without making a portion size that’s just unreasonably – almost comically – large.  So, companies will put other cannabinoids in the gummy as well – often CBD, since it’s nonintoxicating, and can potentiate (synergistically enhance) the effects of the THC.

What Does the Ratio Mean and Why Should It Matter to You?

Now, we’ve covered what delta 9 gummies are, and why they often contain another cannabinoid.  Companies can, within reason, put any amounts of both delta 9 and that other cannabinoid in a formula, and so there will be a ratio of the one cannabinoid to the other.  Usually, the other cannabinoid is present in higher concentrations than delta 9, since delta 9 can only exist in restricted amounts (again, 0.3%), while other cannabinoids can exist in limitless concentrations.

So, it’s not unusual to see a 1:1 THC to, say, CBD ratio, a 2:1 CBD to THC ratio, or even a 10:1 CBD to THC ratio, depending on what the brand decided was best for the product that they were trying to formulate.

Naturally, this will impact the experience you get from the gummies.  Each cannabinoid has distinctive effects, and cannabinoids share synergistic relationships to one another.  Take CBN, or cannabinol, a nonintoxicating cannabinoid that is associated with sleep.

  • A 1:1 CBN:THC gummy could give you a nice, even balance between the more uplifting properties of delta 9, and the more soothing properties of CBN.
  • A 10:1 CBN:THC ratio, however, would give you stronger sleepy effects, while delta 9 would just offer a nice buzz that complements the more dominant presence of cannabinol.

Which Ratio is Right For You?

This is, of course, completely subjective.  Essentially, we all have a unique cannabinoid tolerance, as well as a specific idea of what kind of experience we want to have when we consume delta 9 gummies.  But, one thing that we will say is that if you’re generally new to intoxicating cannabinoids, the higher the ratio of the nonintoxicating cannabinoid (CBD, CBN, CBG) to THC, the better, in all likelihood.  That’s because higher presences of nonintoxicating cannabinoids can take the “edge” off of the psychoactive effects of delta 9.  This way, you can sorta ease your way into adjusting to the properties of THC.  Thus, lowering the risk of feeling anxious or paranoid.  Both of these are relatively common side effects associated more with those who have a low tolerance.

Is the Ratio Everything?

Now, the ratio is important, but it’s not the only deciding factor when it comes to which gummy you should choose.  Let’s go over two other, equally important variables to pay close attention to when buying delta 9 gummies that contain at least one other cannabinoid.

Milligram Strengths

Yes, pay attention to the milligram strength of each cannabinoid.  A 1:1 ratio of THC to CBG, for example, can mean 2mg THC and 2mg CBG, which’s super mild and unlikely to give you a noticeable high, or it can mean 25mg THC and 25mg CBG, with the THC existing in a very high strength that will almost definitely get you really intoxicated, especially if you’re a newbie.  Luckily, this information is almost always on the front of the label, because it is so important.

Cannabinoid Blend

We mentioned how each cannabinoid delivers specific effects.  So, whatever the other cannabinoid is in that said gummy formula really does matter.  A formula containing delta 9 and CBN, for instance, is likely going to be better to take at nighttime, and a formula containing delta 9 and delta 8 means that you’re taking in two intoxicating cannabinoids, which can potentiate one another to get you much ‘more high’ than you would with the delta 9 alone.

Find Your Ratio at Wild Orchard Co.

Good news everyone, there is a ratio that can meet your gummy needs.  So, no matter what it is you’re trying to get out of your delta 9 gummies, you will be completely satisfied.  At Wild Orchard Co., we supply an awesome variety of Delta 9 Gummies with various ratios, milligram strengths, and secondary cannabinoids.  That way, you can totally zone in on the effects you’re trying to achieve.  Check out our selection today, and don’t be afraid to try out different formulas until you find your THC sweet spot.