What is Choice Spectrum?
As an avid member of the cannabis community, odds are you’ve heard of a new product picking up momentum. That product is “Choice Spectrum”. But odds are, you do not know what it is and where you can pick it up at will. We will be covering all of these and more in this article.
We define Choice as a product made from very specific cannabinoids removed from hemp in an even more specific amount. These products combine 10mg of Delta 9 THC and 10mg of CBD along with other cannabinoids. This blend achieves the choice effect.
Breaking Down Choice Spectrum
Cannabinoids are natural compounds that are within both marijuana and hemp. And although those two species have been mixed up, it is important to note that they are completely different. For the sake of this article, we are going to be considering hemp. This is the plant from which LEGAL choice spectrum cannabidiol is extracted.
Currently, there are at least 113 cannabinoids that we know of in these plants with the most popular ones being:
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Delta-8 THC
- Delta-9 THC
Each one of these cannabinoids has an important role to play in the creation of choice spectrum THC. We will be reviewing each one in more in-depth terms.
Also known as CBD, this is possibly the most popular cannabinoid in marijuana and hemp. In reality, it comes in second after Delta-9 THC as the most prominent cannabinoid found in marijuana. In 2018, the Federal government passed the 2018 farm bill which inadvertently makes CBD (upon extraction from hemp) legal as you might know.
However, you might not know that although it is not a form of THC it reacts with the endocannabinoid system of the body like THC meaning it causes the body to have a similar but more mellowed effect that Delta-8 or Delta-9 THC would have upon interaction. Of course, this reaction varies per person, and we advise users to start with smaller quantities and work their way up.
CBD like THC comes in various categories and the important thing to note about each category is their different chemical compositions.
This refers to the type of CBD that contains multiple mixtures of cannabis extract without any THC. It is also referred to as the wide spectrum CBD.
Full Spectrum CBD:
Similar to the broad-spectrum CBD, it also contains numerous mixtures of various cannabis extracts and THC. Usually, the concentration of THC must be 0.3% or lower
This category of CBD products is a group of products that contain a composition of CBD of 99%. The CBD is isolated from other cannabinoids hence the name.
Probably the most popular THC variant, this compound is in hemp and marijuana in varying amounts. Due to its prevalent presence in marijuana, it continues to have connections with cannabis. Because of its nature, this compound can produce psychoactive effects.
In addition to this, it is important to state that this compound is not completely illegal. According to a recently passed law, Delta-9 THC is legal federally and in many states including Texas if it meets the following conditions:
- It is extracted from Hemp
- It is in a concentration less than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.
How To Make Choice Spectrum:
Unlike most people, we know it is not enough to simply what a product is, knowing what goes into making it is equally as important. To begin, it is important to state that our product contains only cannabinoids derived naturally. To do this one blasts CO2 at hemp at high pressures and temperatures.
Finally, the substances undergoes a process where the blend of cannabinoids from hemp is extracted and stored aside. After this, the gummy-making process begins, where the desired flavor are infused and the previously extracted choice cannabinoid.
By referring to a product as a choice spectrum, it means the product contains more than one prominent cannabinoid element and it has a blend of prominent cannabinoid elements. These elements refer to CBD, Delta-9 THC, and other cannabinoids found in hemp.
Why Choice Spectrum?
A simple answer to this is the “entourage effect”. By combining CBD and Delta 9 THC, we are bringing together their respective effects and combining them to produce a stronger and more effective response to the body termed as “entourage effect”.
But with all hemp and cannabinoid products, it is important to remember that everyone reacts differently so the entourage effect will feel different with everyone. However, you can expect to experience a psychoactive effect because of the CBD and the Delta THC contained within the product.
A great rule we advise everyone to follow before trying any new cannabinoid product is to start small. By beginning this way, you can monitor your reaction and slowly work up your way to your optimal dose.
The Legality of Choice Spectrum
By now you should have a solid understanding of what Choice spectrum is and what the process of making it looks like. Before we round up, we want to address its legality.
Without a doubt, Choice spectrum products are legal federally and in numerous states including Texas because they are classified as products derived from hemp and not marijuana. This is because of the 2018 Farm bill where marijuana and hemp got legally different definitions.
The cannabinoids found within the choice spectrum products are derivatives of hemp and none of these products have a Delta-9 THC level over the 0.3% concentration limit. In case you are wondering how choice spectrum can have 10mg Delta-9 THC and still be legal? The answer is in the same bill. As long as the compound is from Hemp at a 0.3% concentration on a dry weight basis, it is legal.
By meeting both criteria set by the federal and state governments, Choice spectrum products are compliant in the eyes of the law.
We hope you’ve learned a lot about the new cannabis mix on the scene, Choice Spectrum! Let us know in the comments below if you have any questions!
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