Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol is a lesser-known cannabinoid that is only found in very small amounts in the hemp plant. Although very similar to Delta 9, Delta-8-THC interacts with your endocannabinoid system in slightly different ways, producing what is often reported as an anxiety-free and much more relaxing high.
Delta-8 has a lower psychotropic potency than it's close cousin Delta-9, while Delta-9 is the most abundant cannabis constituent in cannabis. Delta-8 is also known to connect with both CB1 and CB2 receptors in our bodies.
Delta-8 is synthesized from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), the acidic form of CBG. Commonly called the "cannabis' stem cell", CBGA is responsible for producing a bunch of other cannabinoids such as THCA. THCA is then synthesised in mature cannabis from the stem cell molecule. Once harvested and exposed to heat, the THCA is decarboxylated, losing a co2 molecule and becoming Delta-9 THC - or just THC. That is then turned into Delta-8 by oxidation.
One drawback of Delta-8 is that it only exists naturally in very small quantities of less than 1 percent, making the only way to experience its effects is from refined concentrates, although many consider Delta-8 vauable due to it's low potency. Researchers have looked into Delta-8, concluding that generally speaking Delta-8 THC produces similar psychoactive affects to Delta-9 THC but is around 50 to 75 percent less potent.
Delta-8 is a cousin to the infamous Delta-9 THC. Each have their own respective psychoactive properties.
Delta-8 binds to the CB1 receptor, similar to Delta-9. But it's affinity for the receptor is different due to it's altered molecular structure. Delta-8 has a relative potency of 2:3 that of Delta-9
2018 Farm Bill Compliance. Per the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp's derivatives, isomers, and cannabinoids are federally legal as long as the finished product has less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC.
WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT
Delta-8 has been described as an easier, more tolerable version of traditional THC, producing semi-sedative affects without much mental stimulation. According to the US National Cancer Institute, Delta-8-THC can be defined as an analogue of THC with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.
Delta-8 THC chemically differs from Delta-9 THC by only a few atomic bonds and possesses many of the same beneficial qualities of Delta-9 THC, although Delta-8 is only around 25% as psychoactive as Delta-9 THC.
The 2018 Farm Bill specifically made all derivatives, isomers, and cannabinoids in hemp legal, provided the final product has less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. For reference, Delta-8 THC is an isomer of CBD and a derivative of hemp and CBD. However, it is your responsibility to know your local and state laws
As a minor cannabinoid there's still a lot about Delta-8 that we don't know. You should always take a cautious approach when trying anything for the first time. If you're thinking about consuming Delta-8-THC, you need to be aware of the information we currently have available. Make sure you talk to your doctor before trying Delta-8 and get a professional opinion for your health.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after using this product. Keep out of reach of children. If you are subject to regular or random drug screening it is best not to use this product. Most standard drug tests will not be able to tell the difference between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC.
Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol is a lesser-known cannabinoid that is only found in very small amounts in the hemp or cannabis plant. Because of this, Delta-8-THC is most commonly produced by transforming CBD through a chemical process called isomerization. The National Cancer Institute has described Delta 8 as "an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties."
With an almost identical atomic structure to Delta-9, Delta-8 was largely overlooked by the scientific community until 1995 when Dr. Raphael Mechoulam (commonly referred to as the "godfather of cannabis research") decided to re-examine this mystery molecule for its antiemetic properties and its potential to aid in arresting tumor growth.
Nowadays, Delta 8 infused products are steadily growing in popularity and can be found in most retail locations across the United States. Checkout our store locator to find the nearest location selling our products, or purchase Delta 8 online at our website.
The atomic structure of Delta-8-THC is nearly identical to that of Delta-9-THC, except for the placement of a single atomic bond. To be more specific, the double bond is on the 8th carbon rather than the 9th.
Although very similar to Delta 9, Delta-8-THC interacts with your endocannabinoid system in slightly different ways, producing what is often reported as an anxiety-free, and much more relaxing high. Many regular cannabis users report issues with chronic anxiety and paranoia associated with their cannabis use. This can eventually lead to users avoiding certain strains, lowering the amount they consume, or even quitting entirely. People who switch to Delta 8 almost always report that those feelings of anxiety and unease had vanished entirely.
Perhaps the most glaring difference between the two is their legal status. Currently, 33 out of 50 US states have legalized medical marijuana. Only 11 out of 50 have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use. Even worse, federal law lists cannabis as a Schedule 1 Drug, alongside heroin and LSD. However, Delta-8-THC is 100% legal under US federal law thanks to H.R. 2: The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill.
Yes, but in a slightly different way to typical Delta-9-THC. Delta 8 is less potent than traditional THC, meaning you have to consume about twice as much. Also, the effects of Delta 8 THC do not typically last as long as Delta-9. The biggest difference however, is the absence of paranoia or anxiety. In fact, almost all users report an anxiety-free, and much more relaxing high.
Yes, Delta 8 THC will indeed show up on any standard THC urine test, resulting in you failing the test. Most tests are not able to distinguish between the two, and it will simply show up as Delta-9-THC. However, some brands of urine tests specifically look for Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol as well, such as the 1-Panel THC Urine Test by DrugTestSuccess
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