Delta-8 is a wildly growing new hemp compound that has gained popularity because of its comparisons to conventional THC (Delta-9), the main compound found in cannabis that gets you high. Delta-8 is a form of THC found in small concentrations in hemp plants. The process of creating Delta-8 is through an extensive distillation method, utilizing variations of temperature and pressure through hemp plants to isolate Delta-8 THC. This process is refined multiple times to create Delta-8 Distillate which is then used in every Delta-8 product.
THC’s technical name is Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or Delta-9 THC for short, which is found in most cannabis products. Delta-8’s technical name is Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, or Delta 8 THC, meaning they derive from the same chemical and molecular structure. Although they are similar in name and chemical compound, their effects do differ slightly due to the potency of the THC. Delta-8 has been shown to have a less aggressive effect on the human body when it absorbs the cannabinoids, giving users a milder high that suppresses many of the negative effects found in Delta-9 THC. Many current consumers of Delta-8 have reported far less anxiety, paranoia, and confusion in comparison to it’s Delta-9 counterpart.
Delta-8 will not get you as high as conventional Delta-9 THC. Although they are similar in chemical composition, users have recorded that effects are more “body” high rather than the mental, psychoactive effects regularly associated with Delta-9 THC.
Delta 8 could be consumed or used in many different form including but not limited to vapes, cartridges, tinctures, drinks, pre rolls, and edibles such as gummies, chocolates,and more!
Yes! Most states have legislation that aligns with federal law which means Delta-8 THC is legal in the following states:
Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Delta 8 binds with the CB1 & CB2 receptors. It binds to both receptors simultaneously so users feel a milder cerebral buzz. Users describe feeling more positive, clear-headed, productive and energetic than THC. The benefits of Delta 8 have been shown to be numerous. They include neuroprotective effects that improve brain health, stimulation of appetite and antiemetic properties that reduce nausea. Analgesic properties that relieve pain and anxiety.
Delta 9 (THC), which can cause addiction, paranoia anxiety, memory impairment, memory loss and other side effects, has been shown to have fewer side-effects than Delta 8. Many people who use THC medicinally and those who just want to enjoy the effects of THC without the side effects can reap the benefits.
Each strain can have its own effects on your body and mind. Indica strains can induce deep relaxation. This strain is often used at night. Sativas can provide a energizing experience. Sativa's are famous for their "headhigh", which can improve focus and energy.
Terpenes give herbs their aroma. They are also produced in the same glands responsible for CBD and cannabis. They can be found in a wide range of plants and herbs as natural essential oils.