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Delta 8

A psychoactive and intoxicating cannabinoid that is synthetically produced as a byproduct from CBD or delta-9 THC

What Is Delta-8?

Delta-8 THC is one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis sativa plants, but it’s not present in significant levels. Therefore, concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are typically manufactured from hemp-derived CBD, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive substance that is known to be less potent but chemically similar to delta-9 THC, the compound often referred to as THC that results in an intoxicating “high.” It’s sometimes called delta-9 THC’s nicer younger sibling, says Daniel Kruger, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of Michigan. Delta-8 THC may provide much of the experiential benefits of delta-9 THC, such as relaxation, euphoria and pain relief, with fewer adverse effects, he adds.

How Does Delta-8 THC Compare to Delta-9 THC and CBD?

Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive and intoxicating cannabinoid that is synthetically produced as a byproduct from CBD or delta-9 THC. Consumption often leads to a more mild “high” than delta-9 THC with less accompanying anxiety.

Delta-9 THC

Delta-9 THC is the most abundant cannabinoid found in cannabis and is the main active compound that gets you “high.” It’s known to produce states of euphoria as well as a slew of side effects, such as panic attacks and impaired ability to perform mental work. Delta-9 THC is not federally legal, yet state laws vary for recreational and medicinal use.

CBD

CBD potentially shares some of the purported benefits of delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC without “the high.” Some potential benefits include relief from chronic pain, anxiety and depression.

All cannabinoids, including delta-8 THC, delta-9 THC and CBD
interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system

Part of the neurological system, the endocannabinoid system helps control many important function areas, such as inflammation and pain regulation. Endocannabinoid receptors are where the active constituents of cannabis sativa bind, and they are found within the cardiac, gastrointestinal, brain, muscular and reproductive systems.

Potential Benefits of Delta-8 THC

There is a lack of scientific research and clinical trials pertaining to delta-8 THC, and most of its potential benefits are dependent on marketing claims. More information is needed to identify any potential health benefits related to delta-8 THC, but legality issues make this research difficult.

While additional studies are needed, some reports show using delta-8 THC may lead to relaxation, euphoria and pain relief, according to the Journal of Cannabis Research.

Research indicates that delta-8 THC may have fewer adverse side effects and a milder impact on users than delta-9 THC because it has a lower psychotropic potency. Studies examining potential benefits, including delta-8 THC’s ability to curb nausea and vomiting, lower anxiety, stimulate the appetite and provide analgesic and neuroprotective properties, are ongoing.

Potential Risks and Side Effects of Delta-8 THC

The process of synthetically manufacturing delta-8 THC involves converting CBD from hemp with chemicals, such as organic solvents and strong acids that may be harmful to our health. These products are not regulated, and there are no research studies available to show their long-term impacts on health.

In a survey published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research[2], authors noted side effects of delta-8 THC, including:

Difficulty concentrating

Difficulties with
short-term memory

Altered sense of time

Anxiety and paranoia

The FDA is seeing an increase in adverse events related to delta-8 THC consumption, citing 104 reports between December 2020 and February 2022. The nature of these events included hallucinations, vomiting and loss of consciousness, among others.

Is Delta-8 THC Legal?

The legality of delta-8 THC still resides in a gray area. Cannabis is illegal on a federal level due to its delta-9 THC content, as stated by the Federal Controlled Substance Act, yet each state follows their own laws pertaining to medical and recreational use. CBD extracted from hemp is legal federally, but it isn’t legal if extracted from cannabis.

While delta-8 THC products have not been classified as illegal at the federal level, the manufacturing of delta-8 THC likely violates federal law, according to the National Drug Court Institute. Furthermore, in some states where recreational cannabis is legal, such as Colorado, delta-8 THC products have been explicitly banned.

Does Delta-8 THC Lead to Positive Drug Test Results?

Unfortunately, there’s not enough scientific evidence to determine whether using delta-8 THC will result in a positive drug test result. Due to the chemical similarities of delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC, researchers believe excessive use may lead to a positive drug test, especially since CBD isolates can potentially lead to positive results.

Is Delta-8 THC Safe?

Delta-8 THC products have not been evaluated or approved for safe use by the FDA and may be marketed in ways that put public health at risk. If you’re interested in using products containing delta-8 THC, speak with your health care provider to see if they might be right for your needs.

What is THC-O?

THC-O is a new, cutting edge cannabinoid (derived from Hemp just like Delta 8), which carries psychoactive effects and euphoric feelings associated with the typical properties associated with cannabis use. It is rumored that THC-O is roughly 3 times more potent than the usual THC. Additionally, THC-O is known for its anti-nausea, anti-anxiety, appetite stimulating and stress reducing properties.

What are the effects of THC-O?

THC-O is one of the newest cannabinoids to date as a result there are no definite studies of the long-term effects of THC-O. However, while using THC-O, consumers have experience the following: Relaxed, Strong Buzz Physically and Mentally.

What is Delta 9-THC?

Delta 9-THC or Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol is the traditional version of THC and is the active ingredient in the Marijuana plant. This cannabinoid is responsible for the psychoactive effects experienced after consuming a marijuana product and is currently federally illegal and illegal in most states.

What is the difference in THC-O and Delta 9-THC?

The main difference in THC-O and Delta 9-THC is federal and state legality. THC-O is fully federally legal and legal 41 states, while Delta 9-THC is federally illegal and illegal in most states. Both THC-O and Delta 9-THC produce euphoric psychoactive effects on users and carry a wide variety of medical and recreational benefits.

What makes THC-O the superior form of THC?

THC-O is superior to the traditional and illegal Delta 9-THC because it carries basically every benefit and effect of Delta 9-THC, but is fully federally legal and legal in 41 states in the United States.

How is THC-O legal to produce and sell in the USA?

Since products contain only THC-O made from 100% Hemp extract, companies are able to fully legally manufacture, distribute and sell to consumers in the United States. Thanks to the H.R.2 - Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, ratified and signed into law in December 2018, Cannabis containing less than 0.3% Delta 9-THC is legally classified as Hemp and thus is legal for all intents and purposes under federal law. Let’s also not forget, THC itself isn’t federally illegal, only specifically Delta 9-THC is.

What is the difference between CBD and THC-O ?

The difference in CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC-O (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is that CBD doesn’t carry the psychoactive effects that THC-O does. CBD can be used for numerous health reasons but it will never give the consumer the psychoactive effects that THC-O and Delta 9 would provide.

THC-O carries most, if not all benefits of CBD, but also introduces the “high” euphoric feeling which can be hugely beneficial for many users.

What does “Hemp Derived THC” mean?

“Hemp Derived THC” means that the THC is entirely produced from Hemp. Under the H.R.2 - Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which clarifies that “Hemp” is any cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% Delta 9-THC, Hemp is federally legal for all purposes under federal law. Marijuana or any cannabis plant containing more than 0.3% Delta 9-THC is not used in any “Hemp Derived THC” product.

Which states do we not ship THC-O products to?

Unfortunately, due to twelve states not having favorable Hemp or CBD laws, companies typically cannot currently ship to ALASKA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, DELAWARE, IDAHO, IOWA, MISSISSIPPI, MONTANA, AND NEBRASKA. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will reach out to your state lawmakers to demand change!

How old do you have to be to purchase THC-O?

While there are no federal regulations setting the minimum age required to purchase THC-O, there are state regulations mandating that consumers must be 18 years or older to purchase. For this reason, you must be 18 years or older to purchase any products online in most cases.

Is it legal to have THC-O sent through the mail?

Absolutely, THC-O can be sent through the United States Postal Service (USPS) legally. Thanks to a clarification published in the USPS regulations, Hemp products (just like Delta 8-THC) can safely and legally be shipped within the United States.

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