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Do CBD Gummies Have THC?

December 16, 2022 5 min read

Do CBD Gummies Have THC?

Do CBD Gummies Have THC?

CBD gummies are the most delicious way to harness the therapeutic benefits of CBD. Herein is about whether CBD gummies have THC, including; what CBD gummies are, the difference between THC and CBD, and the factors making CBD gummies have THC.

CBD gummies are consumed with delicious flavors for medical concerns such as pain, stress, anxiety, and depression.They are among the slowest ways to deliver CBD molecules into the bloodstream since the compound must pass the digestive and metabolic processes before being absorbed into the system. CBD gummies do not have the mind-altering effects associated with most cannabis products like smokables. They do not contain THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis products. However, CBD gummies may contain traces of the intoxicating compound, depending on the manufacturer. Use this blog to learn more about CBD gummies.

What Are CBD Gummies?

CBD gummies are sweet candies made of gelatine and CBD as the active ingredient. Cannabidiol (CBD) is primarily an active chemical compound extracted from the Cannabis Saliva plant. The cannabinoid is mainly derived from the flowers and leaves of the Hemp plant, which is one of the cannabis strains. According to Millar et al. (2020), upon extraction, the compound is highly diluted with a carrier oil like coconut oil before being infused with ingredients like gelatine in making CBD gummies. These products are growing in popularity as a way of harnessing the therapeutic benefits of CBD with a delicious flavor. They mask the grassy oily bitter taste associated with CBD oil.

Do CBD Gummies Have THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is another famous cannabinoid existing in the cannabis plant. It is largely associated with the psychoactive effects it delivers to marijuana smokers. Sayin (2012) claimed that THC molecules have kaleidoscopic effects, such as hallucinations, highness, and paranoia, which alter normal brain function. CBD gummies do not contain THC. However, due to increased demand for the product, some cannabis companies may incorporate THC molecules above the recommended level (less than 0.2%) in making CBD gummies.

The Difference Between CBD and THC

CBD and THC are different cannabinoids in Cannabis plants with varying chemical formulas and structures. They work differently with THC binding with cannabinoid receptors, providing intoxicating effects. According to Chye et al. (2019), CBD does not bind with body receptors but rather increases the production of body cannabinoids that connect with receptors in delivering its therapeutic effects. Unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound with health properties like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, and analogic effects. In 2018, the UK parliament legalized certain cannabis products containing compounds like CBD, CBN (cannabinol), and CBG (Cannabigerol). However, THC is a controlled substance illegal for public consumption. Therefore, CBD products like gummies should not contain THC above 0.2% to avoid the psychoactive effects.

Factors Making CBD Gummies Have THC

The Food Standard Agency (FSA) has not fully regulated the making and selling of cannabis products like CBD gummies. Due to unauthorized and greedy manufacturers, you may find gummies contaminated with high THC levels. The following factors can help tell if a CBD gummy contain THC:

The CBD Oil Type in the Gummy

Companies use different extraction techniques resulting in three types of CBD oilinfused in gummies. Each type contains different CBD potency and composition of plant cannabinoids. Full-spectrum CBD is the most popular containing all the plant cannabinoids, including traces of THC. When infused with gummies ingredients, it may introduce the psychoactive compound together with other cannabinoids like terpenes. The broad spectrum contains most hemp cannabinoids except THC. It allows users to harness entourage effects associated with the therapeutic effects of other compounds like terpenes without the risk of getting high.

CBD isolate is the purest type containing CBD as the only plant compound. It best suits people who wish to benefit from high CBD potency without contaminating other cannabinoids.

Source of CBD Oil for Gummies

Most CBD gummies in the UK market are primarily sourced from the legal hemp plant. However, some companies may extract the latter from illegal marijuana leaves, contaminating it with a high level of THC. The hemp plant contains a high concentration of CBD molecules and low or no content of THC. Marijuana or cannabis indica mainly contains more THC molecules than the therapeutic compound.

Manufacturer Reputation

Understanding the company manufacturing the CBD gummy before buying the product is crucial. The manufacturer highly influences the quality of the gummy and the ingredient infused in the product. Looking at other customers' comments and ratings on the company, you can easily determine the product's quality and if its CBD products contain a high level of THC.

The Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Certificate of Analysis is a lab results from an independent CBD gummies manufacturer. It is mostly available to the public for easy scrutiny by companies' customers. It helps to determine the purity of the commodity by providing information such as the source of the gummy, THC level, ingredients in the product, and infused CBD oil type. s

The Health Benefits of CBD Gummies

There are many reasons people take CBD gummies;

CBD gummies calm and relaxes tired muscles after a long tiresome day

Price (2022) suggested that CBD gummies Aid in treating  chronic body pains such as backaches, nerve pains, headaches, and other sorts of discomfort

Mlost et al. (2020) claimed that CBD gummies alleviate inflammations causing damage to body cells and tissues hence essential in counteracting symptoms of inflammatory diseases like IBD.

According to Moltke &Hindocha (2021), CBD reduces anxiety and depression, changing how the brain perceives negative thoughts through increased dopamine levels

CBD gummieshelp stabilize patients' sleeping patterns by making them fall asleep quickly and keeping them refreshed, energetic, and alert in the daytime.

Zenone (2020) discovered that CBD gummies enhance mental focus and concentration. Therefore, it can be used in reducing the effects of mental disorders like ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)

They help cancer treatment by reducing medicinal symptoms like vomiting, which makes most cancer patients quit taking the medication., CBD gummies help increase the chances of survival.

Acciording to Dunuwila (2022),CBD in gummies exhibits healing properties by increasing the reproduction of healthy cells to replace dead ones.

Heider et al. (2022) explained that CBD products like gummies could be administered early stages of cancer to reduce cancer cell growth. The cannabinoid help eradicate cancer cells, thus reducing the further spread of cancer tumors


CBD gummies generally contain no THC contents that can amplify the psychoactive effects in the customer's brain. However, some unauthorized manufacturers may produce CBD gummies infused with THC above the recommended level. Customers can buy CBD gummies with the intoxicating compound if they don't consider the CBD oil type in the gummy, the manufacturer's reputation, the source of the CBD gummies, and the information in the certificate of Analysis. Nonetheless,  CBD gummies have unlimited therapeutic effects on people's health by not only improving body immunity but also helping in tackling mental conditions like anxiety, fear, and stress.


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