How Is Delta 9 Extracted?

As we all know, new and different cannabinoids are being discovered every day, and their products are being introduced in the market to customers. Each of these cannabinoids is extracted and manufactured through different methods that we don’t even know about. Delta 9 is one of those many cannabinoids that have a unique method of extraction. 

In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss about the Delta 9 cannabinoid, how it works, its unique method of extraction, when its effects kick in, and how long they last, as well as how to get your hands on the right Delta 9 products. Let’s get started!

What Is Delta 9 & How Does It Work?

Delta 9 is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that is found in hemp plants. It is also referred to as THC, and it is the main chemical compound that makes you feel high when you consume or smoke marijuana. An Israelian chemist named Raphael Mechoulam discovered this cannabinoid in 1964.

This cannabinoid also has a higher potency rate than its twin, which is the Delta 8 cannabinoid. Delta 9 can create strong psychoactive and intoxicating effects because of the way it interacts and binds with the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system. 

Although it has a stronger affiliation with the CB1 receptors. The CB1 receptors are in charge of creating psychoactive reactions when the THC cannabinoid binds with them. These receptors are also primarily located in the nervous system of the body. Delta 9 is also sold in the form of various products such as:

  • Gummies 
  • Tinctures 
  • Distillates
  • Candies 
  • Flowers
  • Vape Carts
  • Topicals

How Is Delta 9 Extracted?

Delta 9 is extracted using 2 different methods. One method is isomerization, and the other method is extraction through the hemp plant. The isomerization method helps extract or create Delta 9, through the process of converting hemp-derived CBD into Delta 9. However, this method can be quite complex and could easily go wrong if you’re not careful. 

The 2nd method is much easier and requires extracting Delta 9 from hemp. The process involves distilling other cannabinoids such as CBD and doesn’t require the hassle of converting or manipulating other cannabinoids to obtain the cannabinoid that you need. Through this method, the Delta 9 cannabinoid also doesn’t get affected and its effects stay the same. Since it is literally being extracted from hemp, everyone refers to this as hemp-extracted Delta 9. 

How Much Delta 9 Can You Consume?

How Is Delta 9 Extracted

It’s never safe to consume any Delta 9 product without having an idea of how much you should consume and how much Delta 9 the product contains. Instead, you should follow some type of dosage guide that helps you not only figure out how much is safe for you to consume but also find out your tolerance levels especially if you’re a beginner. You can also avoid overdosing or overconsuming Delta 9 and risk experiencing any side effects. Here are some dosage guide examples that you could follow which are based on the product of Delta 9 that you consume. 

If you’re planning on starting with consuming Delta 9 gummies, then you should keep in mind that it’s best for you to start with 5mg-10mg. 

Delta 9 Dosage For Low Tolerance Level: 1mg – 5mg

Delta 9 Dosage For Medium Tolerance Levels: 5mg – 25mg

Delta 9 Dosage For High Tolerance Levels: 25mg – 50mg

Delta 9 tinctures are also much safer and easier to use. You can consume them following this dosage guide:

Delta 9 Dosage For Low Tolerance Level: 8.5mg (¼ drop)

Delta 9 Dosage For Medium Tolerance Level: 16.5mg (½ drop)

Delta 9 Dosage For High Tolerance Level: 33mg (1 full drop)

The dosage for vaping Delta 9, is measured in puffs for your ease. So you can consume them with the help of this dosage guide:

Delta 9 Dosage For Low Tolerance Level: 1 puff 

Delta 9 Dosage For Medium Tolerance Level: 2-3 puffs

Delta 9 Dosage For High Tolerance Level: 3+ puffs 

When Do The Effects Kick & How Long Do They Last?

Since Delta 9 is sold in the form of many different products and is consumed in different ways, the onset time of the effects will be different depending on the product and method of consumption. For example:

  • Eating Gummies 

Delta 9 gummies take at least 45 minutes to even 1 or 2 hours for the effects to kick in after consumption. The reason for that is because the gummies need to be digested first when consumed before the effects. Once the gummies are digested, then the THC or Delta 9 cannabinoid will enter your bloodstream and the effects will kick in once the cannabinoid travels to your brain. The effects of the Delta 9 gummies can last for at least 3-5 hours depending on how many you consume based on your tolerance levels. 

  • Vaping Distillates

Vaping, on the other hand, takes the least amount of time for the effects of Delta 9 to kick in. They kick in after 5-10 minutes and last for 4-5 hours. This is because the Delta cannabinoid immediately enters your bloodstream right after you inhale the vapors, without having to digest anything. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Is The Best Place To Store Delta 9 Gummies?

The best place to store your Delta 9 gummies is in a dry, cool, and dark place that prevents the gummies from getting exposed to sunlight, or any type of heat or light that can cause them to degrade or expire. 

  • Can Delta 9 Make You Fail A Drug Test?

Yes, Delta 9 can make you fail a drug test. This is because most drug tests are designed to pick up traces of THC in our bodies. 

  • What Is The Cost Of Delta 9 Gummies?

The cost of Delta 9 gummies can range from $0.08-$0.35 per mg. The price can also depend on where you purchase the gummies from. 

  • Can You Store Delta 9 Gummies In The Fridge?

It’s best to store Delta 9 gummies in the fridge. This is because the cool temperature of the fridge can help preserve the potency and flavors of the Delta 9 gummies. 

  • Can You Mix Delta 9 In Food?

Yes, you can mix Delta 9 in food. In fact, many people prefer to consume Delta 9 by mixing it in their food because it is much safer and the effects last for a longer period of time than consuming Delta 9 by itself. 

Conclusion – Is Delta 9 Legal?

The 2018 Farm bill states that all cannabinoid products which are derived from hemp are considered if they only contain 0.3% of THC in them. Thanks to modern science, and intelligent minds for creating ways to create and extract Delta 9 from hemp, we know that hemp-derived Delta 9 exists, which also means that it might be legal.