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The Delta 9 Rundown: Everything You Need to Know

When you’re looking for the perfect cannabis product for you, you might enjoy trying Delta 9 THC. While some other cannabinoids are growing in popularity, Delta 9 remains the most used psychoactive cannabinoid today. If you’ve ever tried marijuana in the past, it was probably Delta 9. Though Delta 9 is mostly illegal on a federal level, you can buy it in states like North Carolina as long as it meets certain requirements. As you consider trying Delta 9, take a moment to review our guide.

What Is Delta 9?

Delta–9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or Delta 9 THC for short, is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found naturally in cannabis plants. This psychoactive cannabinoid is the most well-known and studied cannabinoid, as it’s found in large quantities in cannabis plants. Though Delta 8 and Delta 10 are growing in popularity due to their legality in many states, Delta 9 is still the most popular form of THC.

What Does Delta 9 Feel Like? Will Delta 9 Get You High?

Delta 9 is psychoactive and will get you high. In comparison to the strength of other cannabis products like Delta 8, Delta 10, and HHC, Delta 9 delivers the strongest and most intense effects. If you take Delta 9, you can expect to feel high or “stoned.” Some other commonly reported effects from Delta 9 include:

  • Lowered anxiety
  • Heightened feelings of relaxation, exhilaration, and happiness
  • Greater sensory perception
  • Higher appetite
  • Increased imagination

Typically, you can expect a Delta 9 high to last somewhere between three to five hours, but higher dosages may produce longer-lasting and more intense effects. If you want to feel the effects almost immediately after taking Delta 9, vaping or smoking the cannabinoid are the best fact-acting options. For those who’d like it to kick in more gradually, edibles tend to be a great option, as they usually take around 30 to 60 minutes to start delivering effects.

How Long Does Delta 9 Stay In Your System?

The length that Delta 9 stays in your system will vary based on how often you use Delta 9. For example, Delta 9 will typically be out of a first-time user’s system within a week. However, if you regularly use Delta 9, the cannabinoid’s metabolites can be detectable for up to 30 days following the last dose.

Is Delta 9 Safe?

While you should always consult with a doctor before you start using Delta 9 products, Delta 9 is generally safe for adults. For example, there have been no reported deaths from a Delta 9 overdose, making it much safer than alcohol or other drugs. However, Delta 9 can have some negative side effects, especially if you take too much of it before you’re ready. Some commonly reported side effects you might experience while trying Delta 9 include:

  • Red eyes
  • Slower reaction times
  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dry mouth

Alongside the common side effects, some rare side effects that users have reported after taking a high dosage include panic attacks, paranoia, nausea, vomiting, and hallucinations. While rare, these side effects point to the need to use Delta 9 responsibly and start with a smaller dosage to see how it affects you.

Is Delta 9 Legal in North Carolina?

While Delta 9 THC is mostly illegal federally and in North Carolina, the 2018 Farm Bill opened the door for Delta 9 to be sold legally as long as the product meets certain requirements. The bill allows companies to sell products with less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC on a dry-weight basis. While some states have added additional bans on Delta 9 products, North Carolina still allows companies to sell Delta 9 products meeting federal requirements (as of May 2023). 

As a result, companies like Carolindica can sell Delta 9 gummies and other products that meet the 0.3% requirement. Keep in mind that despite meeting these requirements, legal Delta 9 products will still make you feel high, and you can find them in several different dosage levels. Due to the evolving nature of Delta 9’s legality, it’s always important for consumers to check any relevant laws for themselves before buying or using Delta 9 products.

Choose Carolindica for Premium Delta 9 Products

If you’re interested in purchasing high-quality Delta 9 products, Carolindica is ready to serve you. Our legal Delta 9 products are hand-crafted and sourced using only top-tier ingredients to give our customers the best experience possible. Our Delta 9 gummies and peach rings also meet federal requirements for legality and come in multiple dosage strengths. Whether you prefer a light high or want a more overpowering experience, we have an edible right for you.

Review our Delta 9 products today. If you have any questions about our products or want advice on the right cannabis product for you, please feel free to contact us.


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