What is Delta 9o?
As everyone knows, delta 9 THC is the most restricted compound in all of cannabis. Because of that, hemp companies have been working hard to come up with ways to deliver a delta 9 THC high to consumers without breaking the law. One of the best things they’ve come up with so far is Delta 9o, aka D9o, which isn’t your ordinary hemp derivative. In fact, it may offer the closest thing to real delta 9 THC yet, as you’re about to find out.
Entering the World of Delta 9o
Delta 9o is an extremely new, semi-synthesized cannabinoid, as it’s derived from hemp, but chemically modified to change its chemical structure, resulting in a modification of its effects and properties. Delta 9o was intentionally made to mimic delta 9 THC as identically as possible, and from what we understand, those efforts really paid off.
So, what is it? Delta 9o is simply delta 9 THC extracted from hemp which has been treated with an acetate – just like how we make THC-O, THCP-O and HHC-O. The addition of an acetate to the delta 9 creates an entirely new way in which the body metabolizes it, in which the acetate molecule is metabolized quickly so that all that is left in the body is pure delta 9, ready to absorb into the bloodstream and behave as delta 9 THC.
This method is basically a deliberate way to work around the law, so that the body can consume delta 9 THC without actually taking delta 9 THC, from a technical standpoint.
What Kind of High Can I Get from Taking Delta 9o?
Basically, delta 9o’s high is delta 9 THC’s high. In fact, people who have tried delta 9o are already backing this up. Because delta 9o is just delta 9 THC with an additional molecule, which disappears from the body after the cannabinoid has absorbed, you will almost certainly feel an effect that mimics delta 9 exactly.
Does Delta 9o Have Any Benefits?
As of now, there are no studies done on delta 9o in terms of potential benefits, because it’s so new that researchers haven’t explored it yet in that kind of context. Still, based on what we know about delta 9o’s relationship to delta 9 THC, we can guess that all of its effects are the same, and that is what its users are saying. So, delta 9o may be useful when it comes to managing things like physical discomfort, nausea, low appetite, neurological irregularities, negative mood, poor sleep and pretty much everything else we’ve come to associate with delta 9.
What’s the Proper Dosage for Delta 9o?
As you will see, dosing with delta 9o seems to follow the same guidelines as dosing with delta 9 THC, which isn’t surprising. But, keep in mind that because of the unusual way in which delta 9o metabolizes, it can take twice as long before the effects kick in. This is very important, because you may otherwise mistakenly think that delta 9o doesn’t work when it doesn’t become active quickly, and take a second dose, after which point you’ll end up twice as high as you intended to be.
So, how much delta 9o should you take?
- Vapes (Disposable Vape Pens and Cartridges): A single puff as a newbie is what you should start off with. The effects can take up to 30 minutes to be felt. Once you get used to the feeling, then you can attempt to move on up to a few puffs per vaping session as desired and tolerated.
- Edibles (Gummies, Candies, etc.): When it comes to ingestible products, 10-15mg is a perfect starting point, although many people can tolerate 25mg or even a little bit higher very well.
- Flower (Loose Buds, Pre-Rolls, Joints, etc.): For this, it all comes down to how much is packed when being smoked or vaped, as it’s best to go with a single puff first to see how your body responds.
- Concentrates (Dabs, Wax, Shatter, etc.): Since this is concentrated levels of cannabinoids, begin by pulling apart a small amount of the dab - about a fingernail's worth. From there, you can lace your joint and/or blunt with it, or just dab it using a rig. You can gradually adjust the amount until you get the results you’d like. Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.
Is Delta 9o Safe?
Of course, safety always comes first, and we get that people may be particularly concerned if they’re unfamiliar with the concept of acetated cannabinoids. But, when it comes to side effects and all of that, again there’s no real difference between delta 9o and delta 9 THC. These cannabinoids are nontoxic to the body, and while you can physically tolerate high doses, you may want to avoid them because you may end up with side effects that are considered unpleasant, but not life-threatening. Those side effects include:
- Dry eyes
- Dry mouth
- Lack of physical coordination
- Increased appetite
- Low blood pressure
Is Delta 9o Legal?
Yes, delta 9o is legal, just like other psychoactive cannabinoids are, with the exception of concentrations of delta 9 THC that surpass the 0.3% mark. Delta 9o complies with federal law, specifically the 2018 Farm Bill. This piece of legislation permits any hemp derivative, assuming it has no more than 0.3% delta 9 THC. Delta 9o is not delta 9 THC, hence it’s fully legal.
Yet, some states have banned intoxicating cannabinoids in something of a ‘blanket law’. Basically, this means delta 9o is likely illegal in the following states:
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
Delta 9o: A Fantastic Choice for Delta 9 Enthusiasts!
Clearly, delta 9o is a gamechanger for the hemp industry, offering a whole new way to experience the highly sought-after effects of delta 9 THC. As it starts to make its way onto the market, keep an eye out for it, as it may offer the next best thing after the more controversial cannabis derivative to date.