{"id":675669049650,"title":"Hello Mood Review: Is THCa Dangerous?","created_at":"2024-03-09T14:43:21-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Hello Mood Review: Is THCa Dangerous?\",\n \"keywords\": \"hello mood, hello mood review, hello mood reviews, is hello mood legal, hello mood gummies, is hello mood legit, hello mood legit, hello mood weed\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team explains whether or not Hello Mood is legal. We also discuss clinical studies on THCa to explain how it differs from THC and whether or not it's safe. 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We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to cannabis and its legality.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eH\u003c\/span\u003eello Mood, also known as Mood, is a cannabis brand. The company claims to offer \"discreet delivery\" and sells everything from \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003etetrahydrocannabinolic acid\u003c\/span\u003e (THCa) flower to THCa gummies.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBut is Hello Mood legal? What's the difference between THCa and THC? Do the brand's products contain any questionable additive ingredients? And how do real Hello Mood customers rate and describe the effects?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we discuss the legality of this company in the US. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe'll also analyze some of their formulations to give our take on whether or not they're healthy, feature unsponsored customer reviews and explain whether or not THC can improve sleep and mood.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIs Hello Mood Legal?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs referenced in the intro, Hello Mood's products contain THCa, which is a different cannabinoid from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe brand claims that \u003cstrong\u003eTHCa is non-psychoactive\u003c\/strong\u003e, which is true according to this \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5731255\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e published in the \u003cem\u003eBritish Journal of Pharmacology\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhile the 2018 Farm Bill created carveouts for certain hemp-derived compounds, \u003cstrong\u003ethe suggestion that THCa is legal in all states of the US is controversial\u003c\/strong\u003e according to a 2023 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.mcglinchey.com\/insights\/is-thca-legal-the-state-line-is-the-bottom-line\/\"\u003elegal review\u003c\/a\u003e published by a firm called \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMcGlinchey Stafford PLLC.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe above-linked legal review documents various state-level contradictions, such as the fact that \u003cstrong\u003einhalable hemp products are banned in California, but Hello Mood appears to sell an inhalable hemp product at the called THC Disposable Vape at the time of publishing this article. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHello Mood's \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/hellomood.co\/blog\/how-is-this-legal\"\u003ewebsite\u003c\/a\u003e even states that state law differs from federal law on the legality of the products they sell, but interestingly California is not currently on the company's \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/help.hellomood.co\/hc\/en-us\/articles\/18287782486043-Where-Can-You-Ship-Products\"\u003ebanned states list\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe are not lawyers and we would recommend that consumers interested in Mood's product speak with a lawyer in their state prior to purchase.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHCa vs. THC\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eConsumers typically use cannabis for its psychoactive effects, which shouldn't be present in THCa.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHowever, THCa does have some interesting studied effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA 2020 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31706843\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e found that THCa administration preventing obesity due to diet.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA 2023 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/pmid\/37047798\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e reported that THCA administration reduced the plaques that cause Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMost of the clinical studies on THCa that we came across while researching this article involved health effects rather than emotional or neurological effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWe haven't come across any clinical studies in humans showing that THCa alters perception or has any positive effects on mood or mental state.\u003c\/strong\u003e This doesn't mean the compound doesn't have such effects; just that we can't find any studies on the topic.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal People Try Hello Mood\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA TikTok creator named \"Zyanneee\" shared her experience using a Mood vape:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\" data-video-id=\"7338853927817022766\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@zyannnee\/video\/7338853927817022766\" class=\"tiktok-embed\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@zyannnee?refer=embed\" title=\"@zyannnee\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@zyannnee\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI domt know why the beginning cut off but i said i don’t think i respond well to Thc products !\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7338854108339702574?refer=embed\" title=\"♬ original sound - Zyanneee\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ original sound - Zyanneee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA TikTok creator named \"fluidflower\" claims to have had a negative experience purchasing edibles from Hello Mood:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@fluidflower\/video\/7315850002511826218\" data-video-id=\"7315850002511826218\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca title=\"@fluidflower\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@fluidflower?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@fluidflower\u003c\/a\u003e @Hello Mood @Mood like??! Where is the quality control? Cookie harder than glass🤢🤮\u003ca title=\"fyp\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/fyp?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#fyp\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"hellomood\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/hellomood?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#hellomood\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"420\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/420?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#420\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"♬ original sound - Lisa Tepes of Lupu\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7315850051392375598?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ original sound - Lisa Tepes of Lupu\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIs Hello Mood Unhealthy?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe consider both gummies and vape products to be generally unhealthy product categories.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eConsider the ingredients in Mood's Sleepytime Delta-9 THC Gummies, shown below:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Hello_Mood_Sleepytime_Delta-9_THC_Gummies_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1710043961\" alt=\"Hello Mood Sleepytime Delta-9 THC Gummies ingredients\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCorn syrup\u003c\/strong\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003ecane sugar\u003c\/strong\u003e are forms of refined, added sugar.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDiets high in added sugar are \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/pmid\/31938015\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e to promote obesity, and many Americans already consume too much sugar in their diet, which is why we generally recommend avoiding refined, added sugar in supplements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCitric acid\u003c\/strong\u003e is \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6097542\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e to cause inflammatory reactions in some individuals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNatural flavors\u003c\/strong\u003e is a broad, categorical descriptor that may include solvents and preservatives, according to a 2009 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/19041920\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eVapes pose unique health risks in our opinion due to the lack of clear ingredient and material disclosures.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAs we discussed in our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/fum-review\"\u003eF\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eüm reviews\u003c\/a\u003e article, we haven't come across much clinical trial evidence in humans suggesting that long-term use of vapes is safe.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIs THCa Safe?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA YouTube creator named Erick Khan has a video on whether or not THCa is safe that has over 250,000 views:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/Lv4Y3PpcLos?si=v0aE1XO50-qipi12\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHello Mood Pros and Cons\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Hello Mood in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMay be legal in some states\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNon-psychoactive\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMay benefit individuals with Alzheimer's\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMay have anti-obesity effect\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCons:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLegal status highly in question\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eGummies contain unhealthy additives\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eVaping may be unhealthy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDoesn't appear clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eRelatively high percentage of unsponsored customer complaints on TikTok\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConclusion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHello Mood primarily sells THCa products, which is somewhat of a \"loophole\" in US federal drug enforcement code.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis type of product may be legal in a majority of US states, which is why this company is still selling these products online. However, the legal status is somewhat unclear to us.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe don't understand the purpose of THCa because it's non-psychoactive and we can't find much clinical evidence of its effects in humans.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHello Mood doesn't appear to have funded any clinical trials showing their products to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe consider gummies and vapes to be unhealthy for the most part, regardless of whether they're THC gummies or THCa gummies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe will wait for more research to emerge on THCa before considering recommending its use. In our opinion, it's illogical to use a supplement that doesn't appear to have much safety data in humans.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2024-03-09T23:42:24-05:00","updated_at":"2024-03-09T23:45:15-05:00","summary_html":"We explain whether or not Hello Mood is legal. We also discuss clinical studies on THCa to explain how it differs from THC and whether or not it's safe. We feature unsponsored Hello Mood customer reviews.","template_suffix":"","handle":"hello-mood-review","tags":"_related:cannabis"}

Hello Mood Review: Is THCa Dangerous?

Hello Mood Review: Is THCa Dangerous?


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical or legal advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to cannabis and its legality.

Hello Mood, also known as Mood, is a cannabis brand. The company claims to offer "discreet delivery" and sells everything from tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa) flower to THCa gummies.

But is Hello Mood legal? What's the difference between THCa and THC? Do the brand's products contain any questionable additive ingredients? And how do real Hello Mood customers rate and describe the effects?

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we discuss the legality of this company in the US. 

We'll also analyze some of their formulations to give our take on whether or not they're healthy, feature unsponsored customer reviews and explain whether or not THC can improve sleep and mood.

Is Hello Mood Legal?

As referenced in the intro, Hello Mood's products contain THCa, which is a different cannabinoid from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

The brand claims that THCa is non-psychoactive, which is true according to this medical review published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

While the 2018 Farm Bill created carveouts for certain hemp-derived compounds, the suggestion that THCa is legal in all states of the US is controversial according to a 2023 legal review published by a firm called McGlinchey Stafford PLLC.

The above-linked legal review documents various state-level contradictions, such as the fact that inhalable hemp products are banned in California, but Hello Mood appears to sell an inhalable hemp product at the called THC Disposable Vape at the time of publishing this article. 

Hello Mood's website even states that state law differs from federal law on the legality of the products they sell, but interestingly California is not currently on the company's banned states list.

We are not lawyers and we would recommend that consumers interested in Mood's product speak with a lawyer in their state prior to purchase.

THCa vs. THC

Consumers typically use cannabis for its psychoactive effects, which shouldn't be present in THCa.

However, THCa does have some interesting studied effects.

A 2020 clinical trial found that THCa administration preventing obesity due to diet.

A 2023 clinical trial reported that THCA administration reduced the plaques that cause Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model.

Most of the clinical studies on THCa that we came across while researching this article involved health effects rather than emotional or neurological effects.

We haven't come across any clinical studies in humans showing that THCa alters perception or has any positive effects on mood or mental state. This doesn't mean the compound doesn't have such effects; just that we can't find any studies on the topic.

Real People Try Hello Mood

A TikTok creator named "Zyanneee" shared her experience using a Mood vape:

@zyannnee

I domt know why the beginning cut off but i said i don’t think i respond well to Thc products !

♬ original sound - Zyanneee

A TikTok creator named "fluidflower" claims to have had a negative experience purchasing edibles from Hello Mood:

@fluidflower @Hello Mood @Mood like??! Where is the quality control? Cookie harder than glass🤢🤮#fyp #hellomood #420 ♬ original sound - Lisa Tepes of Lupu

Is Hello Mood Unhealthy?

We consider both gummies and vape products to be generally unhealthy product categories.

Consider the ingredients in Mood's Sleepytime Delta-9 THC Gummies, shown below:

Hello Mood Sleepytime Delta-9 THC Gummies ingredients

Corn syrup and cane sugar are forms of refined, added sugar.

Diets high in added sugar are clinically shown to promote obesity, and many Americans already consume too much sugar in their diet, which is why we generally recommend avoiding refined, added sugar in supplements.

Citric acid is clinically shown to cause inflammatory reactions in some individuals.

Natural flavors is a broad, categorical descriptor that may include solvents and preservatives, according to a 2009 medical review.

Vapes pose unique health risks in our opinion due to the lack of clear ingredient and material disclosures.

As we discussed in our Füm reviews article, we haven't come across much clinical trial evidence in humans suggesting that long-term use of vapes is safe.

Is THCa Safe?

A YouTube creator named Erick Khan has a video on whether or not THCa is safe that has over 250,000 views:

Hello Mood Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of Hello Mood in our opinion:

Pros:

  • May be legal in some states
  • Non-psychoactive
  • May benefit individuals with Alzheimer's
  • May have anti-obesity effect

Cons:

  • Legal status highly in question
  • Gummies contain unhealthy additives
  • Vaping may be unhealthy
  • Doesn't appear clinically tested
  • Relatively high percentage of unsponsored customer complaints on TikTok
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Conclusion

Hello Mood primarily sells THCa products, which is somewhat of a "loophole" in US federal drug enforcement code.

This type of product may be legal in a majority of US states, which is why this company is still selling these products online. However, the legal status is somewhat unclear to us.

We don't understand the purpose of THCa because it's non-psychoactive and we can't find much clinical evidence of its effects in humans.

Hello Mood doesn't appear to have funded any clinical trials showing their products to be effective.

We consider gummies and vapes to be unhealthy for the most part, regardless of whether they're THC gummies or THCa gummies.

We will wait for more research to emerge on THCa before considering recommending its use. In our opinion, it's illogical to use a supplement that doesn't appear to have much safety data in humans.