Hemp-Derived Delta-8 THC Explained
What is Hemp-Derived Delta-8?
If you’re here, you’ve probably encountered both the famous Delta-9 THC and CBD before, and you’re wondering what Delta-8 THC is and how to differentiate it from the rest. It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie or a seasoned cannabis connoisseur, we can walk you through the basics of hemp-derived Delta-8 THC and how it’s taking the industry by storm.
Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, and CBD are all cannabinoids, derivatives of the cannabis plant. Each cannabinoid works in different ways and has a different effect on the brain and body. THC is the compound that gets people “high” when they use marijuana. It has been demonstrated that CBD has a number of therapeutic advantages and is not psychoactive.
While Delta-9 THC’s psychoactive effects may help to regulate mental activity, CBD is primarily known for its physical calming effects. And then there’s the delight of Delta-8. Delta-8 THC is the best of what you want from both worlds, providing an energizing buzz while keeping you clear-headed and in control.
What Makes Delta-8 THC Different Than Delta-9?
Hemp-derived Delta-8 THC is very similar to Delta-9 THC — it’s different by only a few atomic bonds. While they have similar effects, there are slight differences. Notably, Delta-8 has a slower, milder impact on your biochemistry.
While Delta-9 and Delta-8 are both cannabinoids that both produce a “high,” you’ll likely experience a much more mellow feeling when you take Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol products. While the sensation will be less intense, so will the potential for adverse side effects with a Delta-8 THC high. So you won’t experience the anxiety, sweating, or paranoia that come with conventional cannabis products while still getting the same euphoric high.
What else is an important difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9? They are both hemp-derived, but only products containing more than 0.3% Delta-9 are federally illegal. Although each state has its own rules, Delta-8 is generally far more accessible. Try it in a vape or even a rice krispie. No matter what your favorite way to enjoy Delta-8 is, we’ve got you covered.
Why Specify “Hemp-Derived” Delta-8 THC?
Terminology is important! Hemp and marijuana are both subspecies of the cannabis plant, but only Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol derived from hemp is legal.
The 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to produce and distribute hemp and its byproducts across the United States. For hemp to be considered legal, it must contain less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC.
In some states, it is still currently illegal to ship hemp-derived Delta-8 THC. Check our shipping policy for more details.
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Common Questions About Hemp-Derived Delta-8
What is the Legality of Delta-8 THC In My State?
Although Delta-8 is federally legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, it’s possible that Eighty Six may not be able to ship to your state of residence. Some states have explicitly banned Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, usually citing a lack of research on Delta-8 products or concerns about synthetic production. As a reminder, we follow all local laws, and all of our products are independently tested to guarantee their quality and safety. To make your experience easier, we offer an interactive map where you can check which states we currently ship our products to.
Are There Side Effects to Taking Delta-8?
How you respond to Delta-8 will depend on a variety of factors, including your level of tolerance, your body type, and how you consume it, just like how the response to any cannabis product varies from person to person. Having said that, our customers are raving about their positive experiences with Delta-8 and the absence of the negative side effects that frequently accompany products containing Delta-9 THC. They enjoy the calm, tranquil high they get without any paranoia.
Can I Get Delta-8 Gummies?
Many people are familiar with CBD gummies and wonder if they can experience Delta-8 the same way. Yes! We have an incredible variety of Delta-8 gummies available in our online store. Ranging from Tropical Sunset to our Midnight Melon fusion, there’s something for everyone.