What is Delta-8 THC (Δ8, delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol)?
Delta-8 THC is a compound found in the hemp plant and hemp extracts. Delta-8 and delta-9 are almost identical in name; however, they are very distinctly different isomers with different properties. Delta-8 has a lower psychoactive potency than its cousin delta-9 (marijuana).
Effects of Delta-8 THC
While delta-8 is considered less intoxicating than its cousin delta-9, the compound still affects your mood. It gives you a high without the same anxiety, paranoia, and impairment typically associated with delta-9. You should expect the following effects with consuming delta-8:
- Calm and focused
- Clear head
- Happy and motivated
On a cognitive level, consumers have reported a high feeling similar to a marijuana high but with a few differences. Delta-8 is associated with a clear mind and energy instead of a sleepy sedative feeling you would get from marijuana, so it is beneficial to those who like the healing benefits of marijuana but want to function with more clarity during daily activities. Studies even suggest delta-8 could assist your body in producing a neurotransmitter that is responsible for memory, perception, and neuroplasticity.
Is delta-8 legal?
A primary reason delta 8 is highly popular in the hemp/cannabis industry is its legal grey area. Delta-8 derives from hemp because of the 2018 Farm Bill cannabis containing less than 0.3% THC (delta-9). Anything made from hemp is legal on the federal level. Consequently, using hemp CBD to create delta-8, you get a federally legal cannabis product that will get you high. Our delta-8 is legal because it does not contain more than 0.3% delta-9 THC; however, we do not guarantee the legality of this product in your state. We leave it up to you to determine that. Unfortunately, due to delta-8 either being illegal or not explicitly legal according to the following state laws, we do not ship delta-8 to the following states:
The best thing to do to ensure legality would be to pass the MORE Act, getting the DEA out of the picture, and completely decriminalizing marijuana.
What should I consider when I consume delta-8?
Delta-8, while not as potent, can still get you high or impaired. Do not drive and or operate machinery while using this product.
There are no long-term conclusive studies on the effects of delta-8; therefore, please consult your physician before use. This product may affect blood pressure or heart rate in some people.
NOTE that the information listed on this page is intended for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. We will try to stay as up-to-date as possible on all state and federal laws; however, state laws are constantly changing, so please do your research or work with a legal professional to ensure legal operations in your state or territory at all times.