In short – yes. Hemp-derived Delta 9 THC will get you high. It is the same compound known for it’s popularity in consumer marijuana.
Delta 9 THC is a popular cannabinoid that is found in the cannabis plant. It is the main psychoactive component of cannabis and is responsible for the ‘high’ that people experience when they use cannabis. Delta 9 THC binds to the CB1 receptor in the brain, which is why it has psychoactive effects.
Cannabinoids (like Delta 9 THC) are a class of diverse chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. Cannabinoids are found in plants, animals, and humans. The most notable cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. THC is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another major constituent of the plant. There is evidence that CBD may have therapeutic effects, but these effects have not been conclusively demonstrated.
According to the 2018 Farm Bill classification of industrial hemp. Per the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp’s derivatives, isomers, and cannabinoids are federally legal as long as the finished product has less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC.