All About Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 THC products can be moderately intoxicating to some. Do not drive or operate any machinery while using this product. Do not use if pregnant, nursing, or if you have any health conditions. Consult a doctor before using this product.
When the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law in late 2018, it federally legalized all Hemp products which contain less than 0.3% Delta 9-THC (the illegal one). And with huge advances in Hemp science, scientists have figured out how to concentrate the Delta 8-THC content in Hemp while at the same time minimize the Delta 9-THC content to under the legal limit. This leaves us with a Hemp extract oil that is anywhere from 90%-98% pure Delta 8-THC, while keeping the Delta 9-THC percentage at essentially 0%.
Delta 8 THC is one of the 100+ cannabinoids in cannabis. Processors extract and concentrate it since it only exists naturally in small percentages within the cannabis flower. Like other cannabinoids, it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system – specifically the CB1 receptor of the nervous system – to bring on its psychotropic effects. Despite the difference in the natural quantities of Delta 8 and Delta 9 in cannabis, when concentrated, they interact with the nervous system similarly.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DELTA 8 AND DELTA 9 THC?
Quick chemistry lesson: The delta part of the name refers to the double bond, so both Delta 8 and Delta 9 contain double bonds, the difference is where that double bond is located. Organic chemistry deals with carbon atoms – a lot of carbon atoms, chains of them – and the respective “8” and “9” in the names of these cannabinoids refer to the location of that double (Delta) bond in the chain. Delta 9 has a double bond on the 9th carbon in the chain, Delta 8 on the 8th. So, what this really boils down to is that a double bond is going to have more electrons than single carbon bonds and will interact differently with the endocannabinoid system. It doesn’t seem like a big difference, but when we’re talking about subatomic particles, the location of that double bond can be very significant.
Why is Delta 8-THC a Big Deal?
Here’s the most important thing to know about Delta 8-THC: it appears to provide similar benefits to its well-known partner, Delta 9-THC, but with less intense side effects.
In other words, Delta-8 THC could help you enjoy the benefits of ordinary THC without the unwanted side effects (like paranoia and anxiety) caused by getting too high.
Like Delta 9-THC, Delta-8 THC binds to CB1 receptors. Unlike Delta 9-THC, however, Delta 8-THC is more stable and less potent. It has a lower affinity for CB1 receptors, which could be the reason for the lessened effect.
This product is legal according to federal law and many state laws, as it is 100% derived from legal hemp and does not contain any Delta 9 THC. However, we do not guarantee that this product is legal in your state or territory and it is up to you to determine that. We reserve the right to not ship to any states or territories where local laws conflict with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R.2 – 115th Congress), have a definition of hemp that is different than Section 297a of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, or has a different local or state law that conflicts with existing federal law which thereby renders this product illegal in that state or territory. If we find that the product is illegal in your state or territory after your order we may refuse shipping and give a refund.
It is believed that Delta 8 THC metabolites will trigger many drug tests looking for Delta 9 THC. As a precaution, you should not take this product if you need to pass a drug test.