If you’ve been on a consistent CBD regimen for quite some time and haven’t found the right CBD product for you, it may be time to consider delta 8.
Delta 8 is a relative of both CBD and delta 9 THC. It offers more potent feelings and effects than CBD but less potent than those from THC.
There are many types of THC, and Delta 8 is one of them! THC is the chemical compound responsible for the psychological “high” feeling. Most THC that you’ve heard about has probably been Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 is derived from cannabis sativa, or the hemp plant, which is where CBD comes from.
The more common Delta 9 THC is also derived from cannabis sativa, however it comes from the marijuana plant. Chemically, Delta 8 and Delta 9 are incredibly similar! They are made up of EXACTLY the same things, but just put together in a different order. This slight difference makes Delta 8 and Delta 9 isomers in the world of chemistry.
The seemingly unanimous description of a Delta 8 high has been described as uplifting yet calming. Some have even noticed a heightened ability to focus, but of course this depends on the associated strains or terpenes present.
Users have also given it the nickname “Diet Delta-9” since its psychoactive effects are known to be less intense.
Users have given Delta 8 the nickname “Diet Delta-9” since its psychoactive effects are known to be less intense. Some Delta 9 users experience anxiety, paranoia, or drowsiness, but these side effects are uncommon and unlikely for Delta 8. If “regular THC” wasn’t your thing, you may really enjoy our new Delta 8! Of course, Delta 8 is more potent than CBD but less potent than your typical Delta 9.
Delta 8 is considered federally legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill! Any CBD/THC product is considered federally legal as long as it contains 0.3% or less THC. However, there are some states that have restricted or banned the use of Delta 8 THC. Those states are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.