What is Delta-8-THC?

What is Delta-8-THC?

Aug 24th 2020

What is Delta-8-THC and how is it different than Delta-9-THC? You may or may not have heard the terms "Delta 8" or "Delta 8 THC" by now - it's becoming quite popular! Along with hearing those terms comes the question "What is Delta-8-THC?". Well, the short answer is that it is "legal" THC. Let's dig in to why this cannabinoid is extremely popular right now and what makes it legal.

What is Delta-8-THC?
Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of over 100 cannabinoids that is found in small amounts in hemp flower. With the help of science, Delta-8 is extracted and concentrated in large amounts to be used in various forms. This cannabinoid interacts with our Endocannabinoid System to create a focused, warm, fuzzy, and relaxing feeling. 

Delta-8 versus Delta-9 THC
Delta-8-THC is much different from Delta-9-THC (often referred to as THC), the cannabinoid that gives "psychoactive effects" when ingested. The difference is fewer atomic bonds and the location of the Delta bonds. When ingested, Delta-8 gives you a "high" feeling much like Delta-9, but very different. Yes, that's right, Delta-8 gives a high feeling of its own. 

Yes, Delta-8 gets you "high"
Have you tried CBD? Although it doesn't get you high, it does have an entourage and relaxing feeling. Well, the feeling Delta-8 gives is much different. This cannabinoid is much less psychoactive than Delta-9-THC, however, it is still very noticeable. Customers have reported feeling extremely relaxed, focused, fuzzy, and mellow. Sounds amazing, right?

Is Delta-8-THC legal?
It is federally legal, but the legality varies state-to-state. According to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, as long as Delta-8-THC is extracted from hemp that contains below 0.3% Delta-9-THC, it is federally legal. These are the current states where Delta-8-THC is illegal and we are unable to ship: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah.

How is Delta-8 Beneficial?
Much like the potential benefits of CBD, Delta-8 can help with appetite, memory, nausea, & more.

Delta-8 Side Effects
Research shows that the side effects of Delta-8 are minimal. When using Delta-8 products, we recommend not operating equipment as it gives psychoactive effects. Be smart and use caution when using Delta-8.

What Delta-8 products would you recommend?
There are many different ways to enjoy Delta-8. Currently, we only have Delta 8 Vape Cartridges, but we are working on bringing tinctures, gummies, and more to our line of products!

Is Delta-8 right for you? If you are looking to have a good time or just relax after a rough workday, we recommend you try it!