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So, what is Delta-9-THC? Delta-9-THC is one of the 100+ cannabinoids found in the cannabis, or hemp, plant. Like other cannabinoids, it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system to produce a psychotropic effect. Delta-9 is the probably the most well-known THC (TetraHydroCannabinoid) of the cannabis / marijuana / hemp plant, as it is responsible for that euphoric “high” consumers know and love. Delta-9-THC interacts with the nervous system similarly to other cannabinoids like Delta-8-THC, Delta-10-THC, Delta 6a10a THC, THC-O, and HHC, to produce an uplifting, euphoric effect with increased focus and energy. Delta-9-THC is also known for its anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), antiemetic (anti-nausea), analgesic (pain relieving), orexigenic (appetite stimulant) and neuroprotective properties.
Delta-9-THC Tinctures, Oils, Sublinguals
What Is Delta-9-THC Oil?
Simply put, Delta-9 oil is an oily substance that contains Delta-9-THC. This type of product is created by infusing oil with hemp plant material. By gently heating the plant material in the oil together, some of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids from the plant material bond with the oil. Once that process is finished, the plant material can be removed. The result is an oil that contains the most desirable elements of the cannabis or hemp plant.
Is Delta-9 Oil the Same as Delta-9 Tincture?
Some use the terms “cannabis oil” and “cannabis tincture” interchangeably. However, there is a slight difference, as a true tincture is often made by binding the cannabis particles with alcohol instead of oil. That said, it makes sense that people would use the words “oil” and “tincture” interchangeably because they are sublingual products.
How Does Sublingual Hemp Oil Work?
Sublingual means “under the tongue.” This type of product is named after the way people enjoy it. Placing cannabis tincture or oil in your mouth and holding it under your tongue exposes it to some of the glands in your mouth. It’s said that this type of process gets the cannabinoids into your system more quickly than swallowing them, at which point your body would have to process the cannabinoids through the digestive system.
Still, just because a product is called a sublingual doesn’t necessarily mean you have to place them under your tongue. Many people like adding Delta-9 oil to their favorite drinks or mixing it with their food. These products are extremely versatile, discreet, and easy to measure, making them a popular choice for all customers.
Is Delta-9-THC Oil Legal?
To understand the legal status of cannabis, it’s essential to know the difference between hemp and marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana come from the same cannabis plant, but the main difference is in their THC content. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, while marijuana contains more than 0.3% THC. Hemp is legal on a federal level and can be purchased and used freely in all states. In contrast, marijuana is only legal in some states, and in some other states, it’s illegal to purchase or use it.
As a result, you cannot buy marijuana products from online vendors like CannaBuddy. When purchasing cannabis products online, make sure to check the label and ensure that the product is hemp-derived and that the vendor provides lab results to confirm the THC content.
It’s essential to always check your state’s laws and regulations regarding the use of cannabis, THC and hemp products before purchasing or using them. As the laws and regulations regarding cannabis are constantly changing, it’s best to stay informed and up-to-date.
What Is “Full Spectrum” Delta-9 Oil?
There are many types of cannabis oils and tinctures on the market, but the two key categories are isolates and full-spectrum extracts. Isolates typically contain a single cannabinoid, which has been isolated from the rest of the natural ingredients from the plant. On the other hand, full-spectrum extracts contain a full range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids from the original cannabis plant.
Besides Delta-9-THC, popular cannabinoids include Delta-8-THC, CBD, CBG, CBN, and CBC. There are also terpenes, which could be compared to the essential oils of cannabis and other plants. These terpenes lend cannabis strains their distinctive scents and flavors while also contributing to something called the entourage effect.
The entourage effect is the phrase used to describe the way cannabinoids might interact with the body differently depending on the entourage of other cannabinoids and terpenes they’re with. As a result of the entourage effect, a full-spectrum Delta-9 oil might be more desirable than an isolate that only contains one type of cannabinoid.
How Much Delta-9-THC Oil Should I Have?
As with edibles, a good rule of thumb for Delta-9 oil is to “start low and go slow.” The recommendation is to start with a small amount of the oil or tincture, then gradually add more until you know how much is ideal. If you’re still trying to figure out how much Delta-9-THC you like to enjoy in one sitting, sublingual products might be especially appealing to you. Because you can measure the amount with great precision, you’re completely in control of how many cannabinoids you’re getting.
If there’s anything else you want to know about Delta-9 oil, please don’t hesitate to reach out to CannaBuddy.