What is Delta-8?

What is Delta-8?

Delta-8, or D8, is new cannabinoid sweeping through the hemp industry. It is extracted from industrial hemp and in the same family as Delta-9 THC (D9) that is the component in marijuana that produces the “high” users experience. Delta-8 has been shown to produce similar benefits that are associated with marijuana consumption; such as appetite stimulation, pain reduction, ease anxiety symptoms, neuroprotective properties, etc… 

Does Delta-8 Get You High?

Delta-8 is psychoactive, so you will experience a high. The high experienced from Delta-8 is usually more mellow and without the anxiety and paranoia commonly experienced with smoking marijuana. 

Is Delta-8 Legal? 

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp and hemp derived products that maintain Delta-9 THC levels under 0.3%, Delta-8 is a federally legal chemical. Some states, such as Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, and Utah have created local legislation that ban all hemp and hemp derived products – meaning the extracted D8. The Controlled Substance Act maintains that any tetrahydrocannabidiols, as long as it is below the 0.3% D9 level, derived from hemp are exempt from Schedule 1 status attributed to marijuana. 

What is the Difference Between Delta-8 and Delta-9 (Marijuana)? 

Delta-8 generally has a lower psychoactive effect (less intense) than Delta-9 on those who consume it, so it is ideal for those who want the benefits of marijuana without experiencing paranoia. Delta-8 is perfect for those in states where Delta-9 and marijuana are still banned substances and for those who want a less powerful high.

Can You Legally Send Delta-8 Products Through the Mail?

Yes, Delta-8 can legally be sent through the mail.

Can I Pass a Drug Test if I Use Delta-8?

Due to it’s legality and different chemical composition to Delta-9 THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, a common misconception is that D8 will not cause a failed drug test. Drug tests measure the amount of metabolites that reside in your body, and since D8 binds to the endocannabinoid system receptors in the same way as D9 it is possible that D8 can lead to a false positive.