Article: The 2018 Farm Bill and Legality of THC

Is it Legal To Buy THC Gummies Online?

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Is it legal to buy THC online?

Yes, it is legal to purchase THC Gummies online if you are over 21 years of age, the THC is sourced from hemp, and the THC content is under .3% by dry weight of the finished product.

The legislation for these stipulations was ratified at the end of 2018 when the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law.

What was the 2018 Farm Bill?

On December 20th, 2018 the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law which reclassified hemp from a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance to an ordinary agricultural commodity. CBD & THC derived from hemp (a class of the cannabis sativa plant) were effectively legalized for consumer goods. 

The Farm Bill also provided certainty, and stability to our nation's farmers by enhancing farm support programs, improving crop insurance, maintaining disaster programs, and promoting and supporting voluntary conservation.

What is the definition of Hemp?

The defining difference between hemp and marijuana is their psychoactive component: Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Hemp is a cannabis plant that has 0.3% or less THC by dry weight while marijuana is a cannabis plant that contains more than .3% THC by dry weight.

What is Delta-9 THC?

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (D9 THC) is a cannabinoid found in both cannabis plants, hemp & marijuana. The psychoactive effects of cannabis plants are mainly due to THC.

Delta-9 THC produces the most intense high, or "buzzed" feeling.

Is THC from Hemp & Marijuana the same? 

Whether sourced from hemp or marijuana, all Delta-9 THC is the same compound. The compound binds to the same cannabinoid receptors in the body and imparts the same trademark high at the right dose.

How is it legal to buy THC Gummies online?

The 2018 Farm Bill allows products to be sold that are under .3% THC by dry weight. That .3% THC allowance also extends to the composition of the finished product. 

Example 1: If a gummy weighs 5g = 5000mg and is 100% dry weight, then the product can legally contain up to 15mg of D9 THC.

Equation: 5000 x 1.00 (dry weight) x .003 (.3% Farm Bill Allowance) = 15mg D9 THC

Example 2: If a gummy weights 4g = 4000mg, and has 10% water content, then the product can legally contain up to 10.8mg of D9 THC. 

Equation: 4000 x .9 (1-.1 moisture) x .003 (.3% Farm Bill Allowance) = 10.8mg of D9 THC.

Where can I buy THC Gummies online?

If you are over 21 years of age, you can buy THC Gummies online through numerous websites. However, do your research because the hemp-derived THC and CBD markets are still unregulated.

What should I look for when buying THC Gummies online?

Only buy from trusted and verified brands, so you can be sure you’re purchasing a product that has been 3rd party lab tested for quality, purity & potency.

Each product must have a COA (Certificate of Analysis) conducted by a 3rd party, independent lab. The COA is a testing document that verifies the product's cannabinoid composition, and verifies the product is free of heavy metals, microbials, mycotoxins, pesticides, residual solvents and foreign materials (see example here).