Delta 8 THC: A Legal Form of THC?
Let us tell you all about this new form of THC!
What Is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), is a new supplement that hemp brands are making from CBD.
But unlike CBD, Delta 8 THC will make you feel high.
Nearly all Delta 8 THC on the market today is manufactured from hemp-derived CBD, which makes it, in theory at least, part of a federally legal chain of origin.
Delta 8 THC supplements are a new class of products that are rapidly flooding the hemp market.
While you may see them sold from brands that also sell CBD, these products create a very distinct sensation.
Rather than CBD, Delta-8-THC is much more similar to Delta-9-THC.
Commonly just called THC, this is the main active ingredient found in psychoactive cannabis (“marijuana”).
When consumed, it can cause euphoria, relaxation, pain relief along with giddiness, creative moods, or even potentially make you more anxious …
In other words, Delta 8 causes most or all of the effects commonly associated with the regular form of THC.
Consumers that try Delta 8 feel high, making this more like cannabis than CBD while still being less psychoactive than Delta 9 THC.
Is Delta 8 THC Safe?
Since Delta 8 THC is created through a small chemical adjustment, called isomerization, from CBD, we can say this is a safe supplement to use.
Cannabis has a very long history of use without any fatal overdoses.
So Delta 8 THC is physically safe to consume. Of course, you should always check with your doctor for interactions with prescription drugs or other substances.
In addition, getting high causes significant mental changes that make it more dangerous to drive or perform other risky activities.
Probably the biggest risk is that inexperienced users might take too much and have mentally challenging experiences.
So if you never experienced the effects of normal THC, you should start easy with Delta 8 THC too.
You will never be in any physical danger but can feel mentally very overwhelmed.
Delta 8 THC vs. Delta 9 THC
Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC are both forms of THC. In common usage, when people refer to THC they are talking about Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 THC, like Delta 9 THC binds to the body’s endocannabinoid system, which causes you to feel high. Chemically, Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC are similar in that they both have a double bond in their structures. This double bond causes intoxicating effects that make you feel high.
The two THCs are chemically different in the placement of the double bond.
Both cannabinoids have a chain of carbon atoms, but Delta 8 THC has the double bond on the eighth carbon, whereas Delta 9 THC has it on the ninth. Delta 8 THC binds to the endocannabinoid system in a slightly different fashion because of the location of its double bond.
This is what makes Delta 8 THC less potent than Delta 9 THC. Another big difference is the legality. Delta 9 THC is illegal in a lot of states where Delta 8 THC is legal because it is a derivation of legal hemp used for CBD production.
Why Do You Need Delta 8 THC?
While THC (or Delta 9 THC) is commonly associated with a lot of side effects or bad effects, THC also has a lot of positive effects when used wisely.
CBD also has a lot of beneficial effects for your health so Delta 8 THC must have a lot of them too, right?
The biggest benefit of Delta 8 THC over Delta 9 THC is that is generally milder so your ‘high’ will be a lot milder.
So more of the benefits, less of the side effects.
The most important benefits:
- Reducing nausea
- Reducing anxiety
- Increasing appetite
- Improving and preserving brain function
- Relieving pain
- Reducing inflammation
- Improves sleep
Another benefit of Delta 8 THC is that it has a long shelf life so it is easier to store than Delta 9 THC.
Delta 8 THC has a variety of potential health benefits and is safe to use.
It has all the interesting benefits of CBD and THC without the ‘bad’ side effects.
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