Is Delta 8 THC Legal?
Now that you know what delta 8 is — and are perhaps a little bit excited about it — let’s discuss perhaps the most exciting part: delta 8 THC is federally legal. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill that created a surge in hemp farming (and thus, CBD products) delta 8 is also allowed to shine. The greater availability of delta 8 is made possible through sophisticated extraction, isolation, conversion, and refinement techniques. The hemp plant only produces a small amount naturally.
So, what’s the catch? In order to remain legal, just like CBD products, the delta 9 THC content in any delta 8 product has to test below the legal limit of 0.3%. Furthermore, as outlined by the Farm Bill, all derivatives, isomers, and cannabinoids in hemp are legal provided that the final products contain less than 0.3% delta 9 THC.
This may cause you to wonder if a lack of delta 9 THC means a lack of physical or cognitive effects. Does that mean that delta 8 THC doesn’t get you high? Negative. But it’s a different high. Delta 8 is considered psychotropic, which has the same essential meaning as psychoactive: something that affects the mind. We’ll get more into this in the next section.
Benefits of Delta 8 THC
Rather than being viewed solely as a legal alternative to delta 9 THC, delta 8 deserves more credit than that. In fact, according to early studies — we’re talking decades ago — as well as the National Cancer Institute, delta 8 can offer some powerful symptomatic relief. Therefore, delta 8 has powerful potential in the medical field, not just the recreational one. So what kinds of symptoms can delta 8 offer relief from? This includes, but isn’t limited to: Anxiety, Appetite regulation or promotion, Nausea, Pain
Relief of these symptoms specifically can also be found with delta 9 THC. And, this makes sense, since delta 8 and delta 9 are so similar. The legality of delta 8 is great news for those who have chronic illnesses or who are undergoing harsh treatments like chemotherapy. After all, some people who may be in the greatest need for relief from these symptoms may not be able to access medical marijuana.
Before we discuss how delta 8 makes you feel, let’s cover the last few things it may help with, according to research: Libido (sex drive), Hangovers, Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), Menstrual cramps
Will I fail a drug test?
There are a few different opinions on this one. I like to keep it very simple.. If you have something in your life that you could LOSE by failing a drug test....DON'T TAKE THIS OR ANY OTHER DRUGS! Be smart! Priorities man!
How does delta 8 make you feel?
We just talked about delta 8’s great potential for specific symptom relief. But beyond that, what kind of experience does delta 8 offer for those who take it for other reasons? What is a delta 8 high like?
Many people report that a delta 8 high is both uplifting and calming. Depending on associated strains or terpenes, some users report a unique level of focus. The most consistent way to describe the high from delta 8 is that it offers full-body effects, or a “body high.” Of course, delta 8 will affect you differently depending on your body system. It will also depend on how much you take, how you take it, and what strains and terpenes are present.
New to D8 & want to try for yourself?
Best to do with friends! Start small. Take 5-10mg at first. Wait 60-90 minutes before taking any more. After you address how that made you feel, Wait at least 12 hours and try 15-25mg. Work your way up from there. It is important to know NOT to take more if you “don’t think you feel anything yet”. Wait it out. Enjoy!