How Are AstroBliss Lemonades Legal to Sell?

Delta-9 THC Lemonade

One of the first things people ask about our AstroBliss lemonades is “How are these legal to sell?” Although the industry is growing, it’s not everyday you come across THC infused beverages in stores. It may seem inconceivable, but with a bit of research on a fairly recent federal bill, we are here to reassure the validity and quality of our products!

In 2018, The Agriculture Improvement Act aka The Farm Bill was signed into law by former Pres. Trump. Prior to this bill, hemp was defined as a category of marijuana in the United States. Hemp is a type of cannabis plant with a small amount of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the element that creates the euphoric high most people are familiar with. The Farm Bill adapted the definition of marjuana to exclude hemp and other compounds that contain low concentrations of delta-9 THC. Marjuana was (and is still) not recreationally legal in all of the United States which meant that hemp had a new found place in the world of infused products. 

With this new distinction, the bill also specified the legal amount of delta-9 THC that is allowed in a product. Hemp plants have less than 0.3% of delta-9 THC on a dry weight basis, so they used this statistic to construct dosage limitations in hemp derived products. For every 1 gram a product weighs, it can contain 3 mg of THC and still be under the legal amount to be considered a hemp product.  

AstroBliss lemonades are infused with delta-9 THC derived from hemp organically grown in Colorado. One AstroBliss lemonade is 12 fluid ounces, which is about 354 grams. Given the ratios specified in the Farm Bill, our lemonades could contain 1,062 mg of THC and still be considered legal. Only 30 mg of THC is added into our lemonades, which is well under the legal limit to sell federally!