A Pocket Full of Felonies

My flight leaves in about 12 hours and the anxiety I usually feel starts to set in. I’m not nervous about the flight at all; at this point, after doing comedy for a decade, I’ve gotten used to flying. No, I’m nervous because I’m a stoner doing 10 shows in five cities in North and South Carolina. Let’s just say, North and South Carolina aren’t the most weed-friendly places in America.

I’m nervous about what clothes to pack, so I pack my Proxy instead and take a fat rip, knowing it’s going to be 14 days before I can take a proper dab again. Usually, my go-to travel setup is edibles, a couple of rosin vape pens, my Peak Pro, and a few grams of that good good.

Weed is currently decriminalized in North Carolina, so it’s like a $200 fine, but I think it’s still a pretty harsh penalty for concentrates. I also don’t want to be that guy on tour that has to be bailed out. It’s been 4 years since I’ve toured the Carolinas opening for Pauly Shore. It’s when I learned that the vape pens were hardcore felonies, or at least that’s what the TSA agent told me on my flight back to California. Unbeknownst to that agent, I had just handed him my fanny pack full of weed cartridges. I was pouring bullets of sweat when they pulled me aside after going through the X-ray. They were wondering if I could introduce them to Pauly Shore.

Everyone loves Pauly Shore but in the Bible Belt, he is like Redneck Jesus.

I decided to stick with some gummies and real deal resin vapes, a gift from a holy-man. I look at my suitcase one more time and remember what my very Mexican mother said the last time I went to North Carolina: “Wear lots of tie dye because it makes you look less threatening, and do not go back to anyone’s house after the shows. You go straight to the hotel.” She has nothing to worry about as long as I don’t run out of weed.

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I like to think of my comedy as kind of a tightrope act. Pauly’s audiences are fucking amazing and he sells out wherever we go. Regardless of whatever level you’re at, opening for Pauly is part of growing as a comedian and it’s fun. Driving city to city, It’s like a dysfunctional family road trip but with more laughs. The show is me opening for 25 minutes, Jessie Johnson getting the sweet spot featuring for 25 minutes, and Pauly closing it out.

The first venue was Good Nights Comedy Club in Raleigh. It’s a beautiful red brick building; so much history in this club. Sadly, they are tearing it down and moving to another spot.

I always get introduced to the Comedy Club’s resident stoner, this time it was one of the cooks. He kept asking me if I wanted to hit his contraption he calls the “Blinky”. It’s a homemade bong he kept in his car cup holder. Another employee hit my rosin pen and had a come-to-Jesus moment.

Only one show gave me trouble and that’s because, from what I understand, Raleigh is kind of a liberal city in North Carolina. The people that give me trouble when it comes to my comedy are pearl-clutchers, which could be either side of the aisle; gun rights activists who want to give teachers guns, and people who hate the word “privileged.”

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I love driving through the Carolinas, but there’s nothing more breathtaking than seeing a Steak ‘n Shake sign the same exit as your hotel. Unfortunately, because it’s fucking Greensboro and it’s a Monday night, everything shuts down at like 10 PM. I’m staring through the Steak ‘n Shake window absolutely devastated that I can’t get a Nutella milkshake. The whole time Jessie and Pauly are laughing in the back of the car. I give my pen a long rip and drive us to the hotel defeated.

The second we get to the hotel, Jessie is listening to her set and in her notebook. I, on the other hand, am covering the smoke detector with the bag you get from the ice bucket. Priorities.

The Greensboro Comedy Zone is family-owned and its green room is attached directly to the kitchen. You’ll be getting ready for the show, going over your notes, as they drop a fresh bag of mozzarella sticks. You can smell the french fries while you memorize punchlines.

I thought Greensboro was going to give me the most trouble and it ended up being my favorite show of the trip. Not because I did well but because I got to watch people not like my comedy. I have a joke about being in an interracial relationship, all the minorities that were in the audience laughed. A good amount of white people laughed as well, but there are always one or two couples that just stare at me, looking at me disapprovingly with their arms crossed. That shit’s my favorite.


As we pull in, I take inventory. I’ve got one full pen and I’ve killed the edibles. I find an ABX pen from an earlier trip to Mexico. Which means I went through their security and they didn’t notice. I count my blessings.

The Charlotte Comedy Zone is beautifully built. Colosseum-style seating and the stage is much higher than the audience below you but rises the farther back you go. Pauly’s got this room sold out and every joke you can feel gets longer because of the laughs.

This crowd is an interesting mix. I see some 1776 shirts, thin blue line hoodies and those guys did not shake my hand or want to take pictures with me after the show. After my school shooting joke, a few people tightened up and I called them snowflakes. It felt like I was in California for a second; it immediately gets them back. We leave that night and drive to Greenville for a show day and a day off.

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We stay in Greenville for two days. The show is on a Thursday and it sold out so fast they had to add a second show. I am officially out of weed. The homie Fumed Glass pulls up and graces us with some beautiful glass pieces and pendants. Explaining to Pauly Shore what a pendant is was very entertaining.

After the shows, people occasionally hand me goodies, usually their best homegrown stuff which is hit or miss. When we get back to the hotel, I ask the valet where’s the best place to smoke weed. He tells me he’s actually the owner of the valet company and that the best place to smoke is the little smoking area where the employees smoke. He tells me the manager of the hotel is gone for the night so I am pretty much free to just blaze up. Love when stoners help each other out.

Black Mountain

Asheville is a cute little town with amazing barbecue. The venue where we’re doing the show is in the next town over in Black Mountain at a place called Silverado’s.

A man in a cowboy hat informs me it used to be an outlaw biker bar and now it’s a country music venue. The show is outside on a rock stage and it’s a full crowd. The show is sponsored by a delta-9/CBD company.

North Carolina has these weird laws where somehow delta-9 and delta-8 slipped through the cracks. They won’t legalize weed, but they’ll try to figure some other weird shit out.

Someone hands me a joint and informs me I’m smoking delta-9 Cookies. It’s one of those joints where I can’t really tell if I’m stoned or not.

I start talking with the owner’s brother about doing concentrates and he says, “Yeah man, I have dabs in my car if you want to try some.” He pulls out a Huni Badger and a gram of what I can only describe as some home grown concentrates. It had sticks and twigs in it and surprisingly didn’t taste that bad.

After my set a fan wants to smoke weed with me before I leave and he says, “Yeah, I own this place. I’m also running for sheriff!” I immediately start laughing. Someone hands me an edible and says “It’s pretty good man, trust me!”

Usually I’m a little bit more wary about the things people hand me when it comes to edibles because you never know. We go to a bar afterwards to celebrate the end of the 10-day tour. We reflect on the trip, life, and comedy.

Courtesy of Frank Castillo

Then everything I took hits me. All of a sudden, my face starts to get hot and my hands get really sweaty. I feel really high and not normal. I start to get a little panicky and my limbs feel like they are disconnected from my body. My face starts to feel prickly.

I text my homie who is in the industry and ask, “Hey man, I think I got delta-9 or delta-8 or some shit.” I recap my whole night and he goes, “Yeah, just take it easy drink some water and take some CBD if you need it. I wouldn’t really worry about the edible.” A wave of relief washed over me.

“What I’d really be worried about is whatever else he smokes outta that Huni Badger.”

We make it back to the hotel, I murder the snack bar and I pass out in a pile of chips.

After a long flight back to Los Angeles I get picked up from the airport and I’m greeted with a packed Puffco and the sweet deliciousness of some California rosin. As we head back home to Hollywood I think, I can’t wait to go back on the road.

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Delta-9 Gummies Delivered Right to Your Door

One of the most notable cannabinoids found in cannabis, Delta-9, can be delivered to your mailbox discreetly, no matter which state you live in.

If you are an avid user of cannabis, you know that the marijuana and hemp industry has been booming over the last couple of years. The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill really made the hemp industry shine, even more so with the help of the internet and new cannabinoids hitting the market.

One of our favorite Delta-9 THC gummies comes from Steve’s Hemp. They’re packed with 10mg of Delta-9 THC, 50mg of CBD, and a touch of CBG. This mix offers an incredible entourage effect, elevating your high experience. Want to give them a try? Use our code HT30 for 30% off their products!

According to the 2018 Farm Bill, all hemp products must contain 0.3% or less of Delta-9 THC on a dry weight basis. By making their gummies bigger, Steve’s Hemp is able to pack 10mg of Delta-9 THC in each gummy. That may sound minuscule, but keep in mind that Delta-9 is stronger than Delta-8, meaning you can take a smaller dose and still get the effects you’re looking for!

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Why CBD + Delta-9?

It’s no secret that CBD can be great for relaxation, inflammation, and other everyday aches and pains, but what benefit does it offer when mixed with Delta-9 THC? The answer: Entourage Effect. By adding a large dose of CBD and a touch of CBG, these gummies offer a calming high for the duration of the experience and they kick in quicker than other gummies we’ve tested—about 45 minutes.

Since Delta-9 THC is stronger than Delta-8 or Delta-10, you can take less of a gummy and have and have a comparable effect while saving some money! The 10mg in Steve’s Delta-9 Gummies is plenty to get the job done. In fact, they recommend starting with half of a gummy and working your way up from there. 

Vegan & Tasty

Vegans, rejoice! These gummies are made with fruit pectin making them totally vegan and totally delicious. We like to compare them to the fruit slice gummies you can buy at the candy store. With flavors like watermelon and peach, it’s hard to stop with just one!

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Are They Safe?

When you’re in the market for any hemp product, it is imperative that you look for third-party lab testing. A third-party lab test will tell you exactly what cannabinoids are in the product and if there are any additives you should avoid. These tests also look for purity, potency, and federal compliance. These gummies from Steve’s Hemp are lab tested, just like all of their products to ensure they are safe and compliant.

Where can I buy Delta-9 Gummies?

When looking to purchase any hemp product, there are a few important things to keep in mind:

  • Third-Party Lab Testing: This will tell you what’s in the product and if they’re federally compliant. 
  • Reviews: Look for a product with plenty of reviews from other customers. Customer experiences will help guide you on your path to choosing the right product for you.
  • Reputation: Whether you’re purchasing in-store or online, make sure you’re buying from somewhere reputable. Read reviews and ask lots of questions in-store if you can. If your budtender can’t answer your questions, it’s probably best to look elsewhere.
  • Labels: Lastly, read labels carefully. Look for the dosing per serving to ensure you’re getting what you want.

Why Delta-9 Gummies from Steve’s Hemp?

Many companies now sell Delta-9 Edibles, but we can say our favorites come from Steve’s Hemp. Their blend of THC, CBD, and CBG offers a fun and calming high while also tasting delicious. Some have even reported these help with sleep! Steve’s are potent, third-party lab tested, delicious, and can be delivered right to your door in all 50 states!

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THC Edibles Now Legal in Minnesota

A new state law went into effect in Minnesota on Friday permitting the sale of edible products containing the psychoactive cannabinoid THC. Under the measure, foods and beverages can be infused with up to 0.3% THC, although the cannabinoid can only be derived from hemp.

The measure allows foods and beverages to be infused with up to 0.3% THC, provided that the cannabinoid has been sourced from legally produced hemp, which was legalized by the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation permits edible products with up to 5 mg THC per serving, with a maximum of 50 mg per package. The sale of edibles with hemp-derived THC is restricted to adults 21 and older.

Cannabis advocates say that they are surprised the bill passed at the end of the 2022 legislative session because Republicans in the state Senate have been staunchly opposed to bills that would legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Steven Brown, the CEO of Nothing But Hemp, said that he plans to begin selling up to a dozen new products with hemp-derived THC at his six retail stores in Minnesota. He expects dozens of more products to be available within a few months.

“In some ways, we legalized cannabis,” Brown told local media.

Hemp THC Products Legalized by 2018 Farm Bill

Although hemp products containing up to 0.3% delta-9 THC were already legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, the legislation did not put a limit on delta-8 THC, which can also be derived from hemp. The Minnesota bill was written in part to address the proliferation of delta-8 THC products, many of which have high amounts of the psychoactive cannabinoid.

State Representative Heather Edelson drafted the House version of the bill. She said that the measure is intended to address a public health concern, noting that since hemp-derived THC products have been available in Minnesota, there has been an increase in the number of calls to poison control centers.

“There were these products that essentially didn’t really have regulations on them. But people were consuming them,” Edelson told Minnesota Public Radio. “They were being sold all over the state of Minnesota, and a lot of them in gas stations.”

The legislation includes labeling requirements for foods and beverages containing hemp THC. Products containing either CBD or THC must be clearly labeled and sold only to adults 21 and older. The law does not regulate who can sell hemp THC-infused foods or beverages and does not set a limit on the number of products that can be purchased.

Republican Senator Mark Koran, the author of the Senate version of the bill, said that he followed the lead of state health officials in drafting the legislation.

“With the federal changes in 2018, the [Minnesota] Board of Pharmacy and Department of Agriculture recognized the need for regulations on certain products and worked with the Legislature to restrict the market,” Koran said in a statement. “That’s what this bill does.”

Although the amount of THC permitted is fairly low compared to infused foods and beverages permitted in states that have legalized adult-use cannabis, they contain enough THC to have psychoactive effects, especially for the uninitiated user. And with no limit on the number of products that can be bought, even higher doses are easily available.

“This stuff will get you high, no doubt about it,” said attorney Jason Tarasek, founder of the Minnesota Cannabis Law firm and a board member of the Minnesota Cannabis Association. “Everybody’s calling it hemp-derived THC, which makes it sound like something other than marijuana. But I went on social media and I called it adult-use marijuana, because that’s what most people are going to consider this to be.”

Minnesota Senator Wants New Law Changed

Republican Senator Jim Abeler, the chair of the Senate Human Services Reform Finance and Policy Committee, said that he did not realize that the bill legalized edibles with delta-9 THC, adding that he believed the legislation only applied to products with delta-8 THC.

“I thought we were doing a technical fix, and it winded up having a broader impact than I expected,” Abeler said, saying that the state legislature should consider scaling back the new law.

But Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, who supports comprehensive efforts to legalize recreational cannabis, said that Abeler’s suggestion to roll back the law is “ridiculous,” noting that the senator “voted for it.”

He signed the conference report,” Winkler said. “This is a step forward towards a policy we strongly support.”

Edelson agreed, saying that “Bringing more consumer protections really was my goal.” But she admitted that the new law brings Minnesota closer to the legalization of recreational marijuana. “There was no mystery about what we were doing here.”

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How Binoid Does THC Gummies Right

Maybe you’ve heard that you can buy delta 9 THC-infused gummies legally online. And, that it’s perfectly legal to do so. “Federally compliant” delta 9 is hemp-derived, and adheres to federal law, meaning that while it uses the same cannabinoid that makes marijuana illegal, you can buy it freely online without breaking the law. Binoid has the products you need.

Delta 9 gummies are quickly becoming the hottest items on the hemp market, to no one’s surprise. But, as you might have imagined, not all hemp-derived delta 9 THC gummies are going to give you high-quality ingredients, or even strong enough servings of the cannabinoid to get you high. Binoid’s delta 9 gummies remain some of the most sought-after on the hemp market, with 10mg of Live Resin Delta 9 each gummy. Not only that, but also are practically guaranteed to give you everything you could want out of a THC experience.

Binoid also carries other THC gummies, with amazing THC-O gummies and Delta 8 gummies that both come in 25mg strength. These THC gummies are great for beginners and experienced THC users alike. Try them using the code HIGHTIMES25 for 25% off your order with fast and free shipping from Binoid. One of the best brands in the THC space.

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The New Hemp-Derived Delta 9 Gummies – Fully Legal and Ready to Enjoy!
So, how’s it that delta 9 THC is legal, anyway? Well, in 2018, the United States passed the Farm Bill, which effectively declared all hemp-derived products legal as long as they contain no more than 0.3% delta 9 THC—the key psychoactive in marijuana, which happens to exist in only trace amounts naturally in the hemp plant.

What this means is that delta 9 THC gummies are legal if they contain a maximum of 0.3% delta 9. Now, that may sound like it’s not a lot, until you consider gummies that are particularly large in size, which allow the 0.3% to come out to a meaningful number of milligrams—basically, enough to ensure the high that you know and love.

Because these gummies comply fully with federal law, there’s nothing stopping you from ordering them online and having them conveniently shipped to your home. 

What Truly Makes Binoid’s Delta 9 THC Gummies a Staple in the Marketplace?
Binoid has been an industry leader since first launching CBD products years ago. In fact, Binoid has been at the forefront of advancements in cannabinoid research and discovery. Their collection of cannabinoids consists of pretty much every known psychoactive to exist in the hemp plant, and now they’ve proudly added delta 9 THC to their repertoire with their mouth-watering delta 9 gummies.

So, why are Binoid’s gummies dominating such a highly competitive market? 

#1: Full Federal Compliance
Binoid has really gone above and beyond to fully comply with federal law when producing delta 9 gummies. Their gummies contain exactly 0.3% delta 9 THC per serving, by dry weight. In no way then, will they conflict with current legislation. Most hemp companies wouldn’t risk their business by selling illegal delta 9 gummies, but some have been caught trying to cut corners in order to make their gummies more potent, and breaking the law while doing so.

#2: Thorough Third-Party Testing
Pretty much any trustworthy company has their products lab-tested by a third party. After all, it’s what’s required of all manufacturers of hemp products. Binoid’s delta 9 gummies are tested by a state-authorized testing facility, where they’re checked for critical factors related to purity levels, federal compliance, contamination, potency, and the hemp-derived chemical compounds that end up in the final product. What matters is that Binoid makes these lab reports quite easy to find on their website, and ensures that they’re readable to anyone looking to verify the quality, safety, legality, and authenticity of the gummies that they’re about to buy.

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#3: Effective Dosages
With federally compliant delta 9 THC being the new trend in the industry, you can expect that a lot of companies are releasing their own versions of delta 9 gummies, but many are opting for low-potency gummies that keep manufacturing costs down. The problem is that, as we all know, you’re not going to get very noticeable results if you’re only consuming a couple of milligrams at most. Binoid’s delta 9 gummies contain 10 milligrams of delta 9 per piece—plenty for a satisfying, long-lasting high—along with 50mg CBD (cannabidiol), which actually aids in delta 9’s absorption through synergy, while helping enhance the more soothing side of the psychoactive cannabinoid.

#4: Clean, Carefully Sourced, Vegan Ingredients
One of the most overlooked aspects of THC gummies is the non-hemp ingredients. But, you’d be surprised by how many companies sneak fillers and chemical additives into their gummies that most of us don’t want in our bodies. That’s why Binoid remains such a fan favorite for gummy lovers. Their gummies rely heavily on clean, plant-based ingredients acquired from ethical sources, and if that wasn’t enough, their gummies are fully vegan, using pectin rather than gelatin to get that classic texture.

#5: Big Flavor
Binoid’s gummies are crafted with freshly extracted natural ingredients, and even come in a tantalizing variety of options. Besides their mixed flavor option, you can choose from Black Raspberry, Mango Madness, and Fruit Punch, all of which hit the spot with big fruity flavor and lots of delicious sweetness.

#6: Simply Made Fresh
Binoid’s gummies also come with the advantage of being fresh, which means better flavor, better texture, and stronger delta 9 effects. Because of the brand’s high turnover rate, no bottle of gummies ever sits on the shelf for too long.

Binoid Delta 8 THC Gummies
If delta 9 THC is a little too potent for you, Binoid has another gummy formula for you—Binoid Delta 8 THC Gummies. These use delta 8 THC instead of delta 9, which is also federally legal, and is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp that’s about 30% milder than delta 9. Delta 8 is known for its gentle, soothing and deeply relieving high, which can help you feel nice and relaxed after a long and stressful day. They also come in an awesome selection of flavors, accompanied with full lab-testing through the company’s website.

Speaking of flavors, Binoid Delta 8 Gummies come in a nice range of fruity sensations: Green Apple Candy, Peach Dream, Strawberry Bliss, and a mixed bottle so this way, you can find the flavor profile that meets your needs. Plus, our premium gummies are infused with Delta 8, instead of the regular low-end Delta 8 THC gummies that are sprayed and unhealthy.

Able to deliver a potent dose of 25 milligrams of Delta 8 THC per gummy, along with being fully vegan and even gluten-free, Binoid Delta 8 THC Gummies are the perfect fit for anyone’s daily regimen.

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Binoid THC-O Gummies
Then, we have Binoid’s THC-O gummies, for those who crave a high that’s even stronger than what delta 9 THC can provide. THC-O-Acetate is an extremely popular hemp derivative that promises a high about 3x as psychoactive as delta 9. You’ll get to experience a powerful feeling of euphoria that edible lovers can’t get enough of it seems. These gummies are known for a high that is fun, happy, and many say partly psychedelic. For good times, these Binoid THC-O gummies are a great gummy to try.

As far as flavors go, you won’t be disappointed, Binoid THC-O Gummies are available in the following fruity delights: Blueberry Pie, Pina Colada, Sour Cherry Lime, and Mixed Flavors. And, just like Binoid Delta 8 THC Gummies, these premium and delicious gummies are infused with THC-O, instead of the regular low-end THC-O gummies that are sprayed and unhealthy. Just pure terpene flavors here for your hemp enjoyment!

Containing 25 milligrams of pure THC-O-Acetate per gummy, along with being totally vegan and gluten-free, you must add these amazing gummies to your daily routine today.

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Made right here in the good ol’ USA and 100% natural, Binoid’s delta 9 gummies are the first choice among countless hemp lovers who are all about that legal THC high. Between the taste, the quality, the potency, and the affordable price, these gummies basically guarantee nothing but an exquisite delta 9 experience that can last for hours while providing your body with the cleanest ingredients and best flavor around.

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Experience the Legal Buzz of Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC with Simply Crafted

Whether you live in a legal state or not, Simply Crafted offers the finest delta-8 and delta-9 THC products that’ll give you the legal buzz of a lifetime. If you’re ready to learn why delta-8 and delta-9 THC are on everyone’s mind, read along, and discover everything from A to Z about the world’s favorite cannabinoids.

The Fine Print of Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC

Before we kick this off, let’s talk about the fine print regarding the sale and use of delta-8 and delta-9 THC.

Delta-8 and delta-9 THC products are legal as long as the manufacturer adheres to the rules set forth by the 2018 Farm Bill. Overall, delta-8 and delta-9 THC products must test at or below 0.3% THC.

In the case of Simply Crafted, all delta-8 or -9 THC products are derived from hemp to ensure 0.3% THC or less.

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Why Hemp-Derived Delta-8 and Delta-9 Matters

As previously mentioned, delta-8 and delta-9 THC products must test at or below 0.3% THC to ensure compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill.

To do so, hemp is the primary source for federally legal delta-8 and delta-9 THC products.

Hemp plants produce flowers that test well below the 0.3% THC threshold, making them the obvious choice. Unlike THC-rich cannabis plants, hemp strains are carefully bred to ensure high values of legal cannabinoids, such as CBD and low concentrations of THC.

Overall, delta-9 THC is federally illegal when produced at concentrations above 0.3% THC. As you can see, anything at 0.3% THC or below is fair game.

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The Simply Crafted Difference

When it comes to delta-8, delta-9, and other cannabinoid-based products, Simply Crafted goes the extra mile to ensure quality, safety, and compliance.

Let’s look at what puts Simply Crafted ahead of the curve:

Massive Product Lineup

If you’re always looking for a new product to try, look no further once you hit Simply Crafted’s menu.

Specifically, Simply Crafted’s delta-8 and delta-9 THC offering is off the charts with a wide range of flavors, potency and, of course, consumption methods.

From mouth-watering edibles to deliciously potent concentrates and everything in between, Simply Crafted is the one-stop delta-8 and delta-9 THC shop.

Lab-Tested for Peace of Mind

When it comes to any hemp-derived product, always look for the testing label.

If you don’t, you won’t have the slightest clue (or guarantee) as to what’s inside your delta-8 or delta-9 THC product. Luckily, Simply Crafted labs test every batch to make sure you know what you’re consuming.

Additionally, lab tests help you understand your dose. You wouldn’t know how much delta-8 or delta-9 you’re consuming without accurate lab testing. Therefore, lab tests are a critical factor to consider when hunting for the perfect delta-8 or delta-9 THC product.

Without flaunting it too much, Simply Crafted offer some of the highest delta-8 and delta-9 THC potency without going over the legal limit.

For example, Simply Crafted’s Delta-8 Tincture contains a total of 3,000mg of D8 THC. In another example, Simply Crafted’s D9 and CBD Hemp Gummies offer a total of 100mg of potent delta-9 THC.

From long-lasting effects to robust strength, Simply Crafted’s delta-8 and delta-9 THC products offer the best bang for your buck.

High-Quality Ingredients

Simply Crafted is a pioneer of high-quality hemp-derived products.

By partnering with leading organic hemp farms, Simply Crafted offers products free from pesticides and heavy metals. Additionally, a commitment to ethically-sourced ingredients sets Simply Crafted apart from others. 

Lastly, Simply Crafted manufacturers their high-quality products inside a federally regulated facility. If you’ve been searching for a high-end delta-8 or delta-9 THC product with a minimal ingredient list, look no further than Simply Crafted. 

What are the Effects of Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC?

Delta-9 and delta-8 THC are incredibly similar.

However, a slight difference sets delta-8 and delta-9 THC apart. First, delta-9 THC is considered the most potent and psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp or cannabis.

Overall, delta-9 THC is responsible for the euphoric sensation that makes users feel “high.” However, the duration and intensity of effects are determined by the concentration of delta-9 THC.

As such, legal delta-9 THC products from Simply Crafted produce a wide range of effects, such as euphoria, relaxation, motivation, and a boost in mood.

Now, let’s talk about delta-8 THC.

Delta-8 THC is considered Delta-9’s younger brother or sister. Although delta-8 THC isn’t as potent as D9—it provides a subtle range of euphoria, motivation, relaxation, and a generalized mood boost.

However, always remember that you should never operate heavy machinery when under the influence of delta-8 or delta-9 THC. 

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A Glimpse at Our Favorite Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC Products

Whether you’re on the fence or not, here’s an upfront look at a few of Simply Crafted’s most popular D8 and D9 THC products.

THC and CBN High Spectrum Deep Sleep Hemp Gummies

If you’re ready to support your sleep cycle, it’s time to experience the astounding collab that 10mg of delta-9 THC and 15mg of CBN have to offer. Say goodbye to melatonin and hello to cannabinoids with this delicious bedtime treat. Did we mention it’s also vegan?

Delta-9 THC and CBD High Spectrum Hemp Gummies

If you want the best of both worlds, reach for a flavor-packed Hemp Gummy loaded with 10mg of potent THC and 10mg of relaxing CBD. By pairing THC and CBD in a single gummy, you’ll find nothing but bliss in each bite. 

Raspberry Delta-8 THC Syrup

Whether you’re a novice looking to microdose or an experienced user after a mega-dose, you’ve come to the right place. Packing a potent 1000mg Delta-8, this raspberry syrup is infused with nano-encapsulated and water-soluble delta-8 THC, making it perfect for mixing with any drink.

Runtz Delta-8 Vape 1mL Cart

From mind-blowing terps to massive vape clouds, Simply Crafted’s Runtz Delta-8 Vape Cart is the epitome of connoisseur-grade live resin. Runtz is challenging to find, but Simply Crafted brings a delta-8 version directly to your door with the click of a button. 

Gorilla Cake Delta-8 Flower

If you’re like us, nothing beats a perfectly rolled joint filled with top-shelf Gorilla Cake Delta-8 Flower. Gorilla Cake is one flower you can’t miss, from long-lasting effects to head stash bag appeal.

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Where to Buy Simply Crafted’s Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC Products

If you’re ready to pull the trigger on legal delta-8 and delta-9 THC, there’s only one place to go—Simply Crafted.

From lightning-fast deliveries to unbeatable prices, Simply Crafted has mastered the art of legal cannabinoid products. From THC to CBG, you’ll find an endless list of top-shelf products that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Whether you live in Kentucky or sunny California, you have access to legal delta-8 or delta-9 THC at your fingertips once you head over to Simply Crafted.

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The Hottest Legal Delta-9 THC Gummies

Delta-9, known as the active psychoactive component of cannabis, also exists in trace levels in the hemp plant. When the Farm Bill passed in the United States back in 2018, the law was clear: no hemp product on the market can be sold legally if it contains more than 0.3 percent Delta-9 THC.

But now, we’re seeing these THC products emerge on the hemp market. And leading the pack are the Delta-9 THC Gummies from Binoid. These gummies are fully capable of providing the psychoactive effects that lovers of the compound seek, all while tasting absolutely heavenly. Make sure to check them out and use our code HIGHTIMES25 for 25 percent off your order and fast, free shipping to the entire United States. 

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You may have noticed these gummies are completely legal to ship—but how? Under federal law, if a hemp product contains a maximum of 0.3 percent Delta-9 THC by dry weight, it is considered completely legal. And, hemp companies have discovered that they can sell fully active Delta-9 THC products that contain 0.3 percent Delta-9, with that 0.3 percent being potent enough to produce the known effects associated with the cannabinoid. 

The secret? Producing gummies in large enough serving sizes that the 0.3 percent of the compound in them actually comes out to a good number of milligrams.  

What to Expect with a Delta-9 THC Gummy

Consuming the cannabinoid in edible form promises a completely unique and gratifying Delta-9 high. Delta-9 edibles absorb through the process of ingestion, and this completely dictates how they affect the user. For one thing, it can take a couple of hours for the effects to fully kick in, so be patient. 

Once the effects have kicked in, you’ll notice a stronger body and mental high than what other delivery methods can offer, all while still getting those soothing cerebral effects that you know and love. Meanwhile, edibles give you the longest-lasting results, with effects that can be felt for around eight hours.

Binoid has What You Need When it Comes to Amazing Delta-9 THC Gummies

At just $37.99 per 20-count jar, Binoid’s Delta-9 THC Gummies are refreshingly affordable, delicious, and most importantly, powerful.  But, don’t confuse “affordable” with “cheap.” Binoid is one of the most respected brands out there today, and a true pioneer in the psychoactive hemp market. 

Simply put, they do their research, and they know what goes into crafting the finest hemp products around, while their commitment to in-house manufacturing lends itself to excellent prices.

Plus, you can buy their amazing Delta-9 gummies in bulk bundles to save on each bottle and try each flavor. That is a great deal!

10mg Delta-9 THC Per Piece

Each Delta-9 THC Gummy from Binoid boasts 10 milligrams of Delta-9 THC — that’s plenty to give you the high that you’re looking for. Because Delta-9 is more potent than Delta-8 THC, you can experience very satisfying results without having to consume a large number of milligrams per serving. Don’t underestimate these gummies, as with 10mg of Delta-9 they are extremely potent and work wonders. 

60mg CBD 

In addition to Delta-9 THC, each gummy from Binoid contains 60 milligrams of cannabidiol (CBD). We don’t need to go on about the promising effects of CBD, the dominant cannabinoid of the hemp plant. Its bliss-inducing properties are well known, and they pair beautifully with the psychoactive effects of Delta-9, helping you feel grounded and absolutely at ease for the duration of the high.

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Experience the Entourage Effect with Full-Spectrum Live Resin Hemp

Not only that, but these gummies contain active concentrations of other valuable cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, CBN, CBDV and more. These gummies are full spectrum, providing a synergistic effect known as the “entourage effect,” offering better absorption and more desirable properties thanks to the results of consuming all of these compounds together as they occur in nature.

Vegan and Healthy Formula

Binoid’s gummies are vegan, containing zero animal derivatives of any kind.  Most gummies out there use gelatin, an animal product, to get the gummy texture that we find so irresistible. But, Binoid has made a point to swap out gelatin for fruit pectin, which gives you the same gummy consistency via a plant derivative.

Lab Reports Speak for Themselves 

Binoid is a company that follows full third-party testing protocol, which involves having each batch of product sent to a state-registered testing facility. There, it’s analyzed for its purity, potency, breakdown of chemical compounds, and its federal compliance. The lab reports are available on the brand’s website, and they show, quite plainly, that these gummies are quite exceptional.

Fantastic and Flavorful Delta-9 THC Gummy Options 

Binoid’s Delta-9 THC Gummies come in a great selection of flavors, as well as a money-saving bundle.

  • Mixed Gummies: Provide you with a 20-count jar containing assorted flavors: Black Raspberry, Mango Madness, and Fruit Punch.
  • Black Raspberry: Offers a sweet and slightly tart berry flavor that’s impossible to resist.
  • Mango Madness: These gummies taste like freshly cut slices of juicy, sweet mangoes that grow wild in paradise.
  • Fruit Punch: This classic flavor has a kick of berries and tropical fruits that always hits the spot. 
  • Delta-9 THC Gummies Bundle: Want to stock up and save money at the same time? This gummy bundle supplies you with three 20-count jars, each containing one of the three flavors, at a discounted price of $109.99.  
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Where to Purchase Delta-9 THC Gummies Online

When it comes to purchasing Delta-9 gummies, you should always opt for an online retailer rather than an in-person retailer because online retailers maintain stricter standards due to the highly competitive online marketplace. Besides that, they offer a larger choice of products, and their products are more likely to be fresh due to a higher turnover rate.  

Here are the main things to look for when shopping for Delta-9 THC gummies online:

  • Third-Party Testing: All gummies should come with third-party lab reports, like the one shown above, with no exception. This is a critical part of being a hemp manufacturer and is also the only way for customers and consumers to access unbiased information about the quality, safety, and legality of the product they’re buying.
  • An Active Serving: Always look at the milligram strength of the products that a company offers in their gummies. Binoid’s 10mg per gummy ensures a satisfying amount of the cannabinoid for a notable psychoactive effect.
  • High Quality Ingredients: Read ingredients carefully, because some companies try to slip unwanted fillers and other chemical-based agents into their products. Basically, the cleaner the ingredients, the better.
  • Amazing Brand Reputation: Look at a company’s reviews to make sure that they have a great reputation among hemp enthusiasts. Obviously, avoid companies that have a lot of negative reviews.

Why Choose Binoid, Anyway?

Good question. Binoid has been a leader in the hemp industry for years, offering a large selection of top-shelf-quality hemp products that highlight the benefits of different cannabinoids including CBD, Delta-8 THC, THCP, THCV, Delta-10 THC, and now, Delta-9 THC. Their commitment to quality is unrivaled, and their fast and free shipping is always appreciated by customers. Binoid’s customer service team is always available to answer your questions about the compound, as well as your order.

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Legal THC products on the hemp market is a game changer, and few companies are doing it right like Binoid. Their Delta-9 THC Gummies are 100 percent compliant with federal law, and they promise hours of absolutely blissful effects that can be felt throughout the body and mind. If you’re ready to introduce a new cannabinoid into your rotation, try these amazing Binoid gummies for 25 percent off only with our unique code HIGHTIMES25. These gummies are clearly on fire and definitely worth a try.

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Florida Lawmaker Works to Increase Medical Cannabis Access

A Democratic lawmaker in Florida wants medical cannabis patients in the state to have easier access to the treatment.

That is one of the goals behind a bill being introduced by state House Representative Andrew Learned as Florida’s legislative session opened on Tuesday.

Learned’s proposal, House Bill 679, “would change Florida’s medical cannabis program, offering several technical clarifications,” local television station WFTS explained.

Among those changes, the bill “would reduce costs for people by requiring fewer doctor’s visits, allow patients to keep their registration cards for two years instead of one and give people the option to use telehealth to refill their prescriptions,” according to WFTS.

Moreover, the bill would implement regulations on the sale of Delta-8, the hemp extract that is known to yield a similar high to cannabis with Delta-9 THC and that has become ubiquitous in the years since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which effectively legalized hemp on the federal level. 

Learned told the station that “the first thing to understand about [the bill] is this is the first bipartisan marijuana package we’ve really run as a state in five years since the constitutional amendment passed.” 

“Just getting both sides to agree on a way forward, I count this as a win already,” Learned said.

“This does things like, again, like keeping harmful products out of the hands of children, it’s making sure that we clean up advertising statues so we aren’t inadvertently advertising medical marijuana products in general to minors,” Learned continued. “It’s improving the program from a practical use perspective like I said with telehealth but also things like DUI testing and creating testing councils for that. Making sure products are safe and that a hemp product for example, like a CBD really is a CBD. Right now there’s no testing requirement pre-sale.”

Learned said that the bill will provide needed regulation for the burgeoning CBD industry.

“It’s still legal; we’re just changing some definitions and making sure the product is safe and tested, and we’re also limiting them to the sale of over 21. Right now, there’s no age limit so children can buy this stuff,” he told WFTS.

Florida voters passed a measure to legalize medical cannabis in 2016. Two years ago, the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, signed a bill that ended the ban on smokable medical cannabis products.

In October, an administrative judge in Florida ordered a requirement from the state health department to ban services like Leafly, which patients had used to order medical cannabis online.

The Florida Department of Health had said that “the services were prohibited under a 2017 law that set up a structure for the Florida cannabis industry,” according to a local news report at the time, but the judge found that “the ban on the use of the third-party sites amounted to an unadopted rule and ordered the state agency to ‘immediately discontinue reliance on its policy regarding online ordering of medical marijuana through third-party websites.’”

Recreational cannabis remains illegal in the Sunshine State, though there have been growing calls from both activists and prominent politicians there to change that.

Legalization figures to be a significant issue in Florida’s governor’s race, with Democratic hopefuls currently trying to outflank one another on the issue.

“Let me be clear: If I’m elected governor, I will legalize cannabis in the Sunshine State,” Charlie Crist, the former governor and current congressman vying for the party’s gubernatorial nomination, said in October. “This is the first part of the Crist contract with Florida.”

Crist is contending with Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried for the Democratic nomination, and the right to face Crist in the general election. 

After Crist’s pledge in October, Fried called him out on his previous positions when he was governor and still a member of the Republican party.

“Imitation is flattery, but records are records,” Fried said on Twitter at the time. “People went to jail because Republicans like @CharlieCrist supported and enforced racist marijuana crime bills. Glad he’s changed his mind, but none of those people get those years back. Legalize marijuana.”

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Gummy With 10mg CBD, 10mg Delta-9 Is Legal in 47 States

In July 2021, Hometown Hero released its Select Spectrum Mango Gummies. It was not just a new product launch. It was the launch of an entirely new class of hemp products.

Select Spectrum gummies are available in packs of 10. Each edible contains 10mg CBD, 10mg Delta-9 THC, and minor cannabinoids derived from hemp. The best part? Select Spectrum is legal in 50 states

“With our new product, Select Spectrum, we are able to provide cannabis products that are derived from hemp, below the 0.3% Delta-9 THC threshold, and provide veterans full access to products that are legal on a federal level and in many states,” said Lukas Gilkey, CEO of Hometown Hero.

Due to the federal legal status of hemp products, Select Spectrum can be purchased online and shipped across state lines like most consumer goods. 

Gilkey, a USCG veteran himself, founded Hometown Hero to help veterans. This initiative ranges from the products offered by the startup to donating a portion of proceeds from every product sold to veterans charities. 

Based in Austin, Texas, Hometown Hero primarily manufactures and sells Delta-8 products and offers a free sample for new potential customers. 

What is Select Spectrum?

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In short, Select Spectrum is a blend of hemp-derived cannabinoids with some minor adjustments. The name stems from the term “full-spectrum,” which describes CBD products with multiple cannabis extracts. 

The distinct feature of Select Spectrum is the 1:1 ratio of CBD to Delta-9 THC. So it is not accurate to label it as solely a CBD product or solely a THC product. The purpose of this ratio is to promote the entourage effect. 

What is the entourage effect? Alone, cannabinoids have their distinct properties. Together, they can have a synergistic effect that helps them “bring out the best” in each other. 

The entourage effect is a heated debate in the cannabis community. However, research suggests that cannabis with a high CBD content is associated with fewer negative experiences among those who have consumed it.

The Legality of Select Spectrum

One may feel alarmed by the presence of Delta-9 THC in Select Spectrum, which begs the question, “How is this legal in 47 states?” 

It all begins with the 2018 Farm Bill and the state laws that followed suit. Delta-8 enthusiasts, especially those in restrictive states, may be familiar with the 2018 Farm Bill.

Essentially, it legalized hemp and hemp-derived cannabinoids. The legislation designated hemp as cannabis with a 0.3% or lower concentration of Delta-9 THC on a dry weight basis. This same principle applies to hemp products. 

The keyword here is “concentration.” There is no specific amount of hemp-derived Delta-9 THC that is illegal, but there is an illegal proportion.

So yes, pure Delta-9 THC extracted from hemp is viewed as marijuana in the eyes of Uncle Sam. However, a product in which hemp-derived Delta-9 consists of 0.3% or less of its dry weight is perfectly fine. 

Someone who has purchased full-spectrum CBD in Texas or Florida has already purchased legal, hemp-derived Delta-9 in states that prohibit recreational marijuana. 

To simplify things, here is a basic outline that explains Select Spectrum’s legality:

  • Hemp is cannabis with a 0.3% or less Delta-9 THC concentration by dry weight.
  • The legal definition of hemp also applies to hemp-derived products.
  • Hemp is legal on a federal level and in most states. 
  • All of the cannabinoids in Select Spectrum products are hemp-derived.
  • There is 10mg of Delta-9 THC per gummy, approximately 0.167% by dry weight.

Unfortunately, Select Spectrum is not available for purchase in Iowa, Idaho, and South Dakota. 

How is Select Spectrum Made? 

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Creating Select Spectrum was no easy task. It took two years of development, primarily working with lawyers, to develop a manufacturing process that complies with federal and state hemp laws. 

When working with Delta-8 THC, there is no legal concentration limit. However, with a blend that does contain Delta-9 THC, it is essential that the concentration of Delta-9 does not exceed 0.3% at any time. The process of extracting the Select Spectrum blend and keeping it in compliance with hemp standards is proprietary knowledge. 

The Future of Select Spectrum

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Currently, the Select Spectrum blend is only available as a gummy. The first available flavor was mango, followed by strawberry and then pineapple. Both feature the same amount of CBD, Delta-9 and other cannabinoids.

Hometown Hero is looking further into expanding its range of Select Spectrum products. Select Spectrum may find its way into their line of baked goods, which includes their Delta-8 Rainbow Squares and Delta-8 Cinna Crunch squares. 

As far as other product categories, Hometown Hero will be looking for other options. However, their primary concern is complying with federal and state law. 

About Hometown Hero 

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Hometown Hero is a manufacturer and distributor of hemp products based out of Austin, Texas. On top of Select Spectrum, the company also offers Delta-8 THC and CBD products. Founded by Lukas Gilkey and Lewis Hamer, the company’s primary goal is to help veterans in need. 

They got into the hemp industry to provide cannabis products to U.S. veterans living in restrictive states. A portion of the proceeds from every product sold by Hometown Hero gets donated to a nonprofit that helps veterans. 

These nonprofits have included Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Soldiers’ Angels, and Operation Finally Home. 

More information about Hometown Hero is available on hometownherocbd.com

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Expert Cannabis Crossword Alert – Delta 8 THC

Not going to lie, this is a tricky one. If you can answer any of the questions in this crossword, you should be proud of yourself. Delta 8 is one of the more recently discovered cannabis compounds and it’s not yet available mainstream. Regardless, it has major potential for therapeutic value and that makes it […]

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