Unlike its much stronger THC counterpart, Delta 8’s psychoactive and relaxing effects have a gradual onset.
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What is Delta 8 THC?Often referred to as “marijuana-lite” or “diet weed”, Delta 8 is a form of THC proven to ease stress and promote relaxation.
PROPERTIES OF DELTA 8 THC
Delta-8 THC (or Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol) is a chemical compound naturally extracted from hemp and cannabis (marijuana) plants. Its composition is similar to the more popular Delta-9 THC except that the location of a double bond carbon-carbon is different. While it’s not legal in every state, it is slowly gaining popularity and can be found in boutique weed dispensaries, online shops, and even convenience stores.
HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO REGULAR MARIJUANA (DELTA 9 THC)?
Both Delta 8 and Delta 9 contain THC which is the primary chemical compound with psychoactive effects. Simply put, THC is what gives you that “high” feeling often sought after.
With that being said, Delta 8 and Delta 9 are quite different in terms of the effects they render.
Delta 9 is about twice as strong as Delta 8 and is closer to the true high that some seek to get from THC. The high from Delta 8 is not as potent, being roughly 1/2 as strong as the high from Delta 9. Because of this, Delta-8 is often referred to as “marijuana-lite” or “diet weed.” Many people have found Delta 8 to be beneficial for therapeutic purposes, especially for those trying to find an alternative to prescription medications.
IS DELTA 8 LEGAL?
One reason behind Delta-8’s growing familiarity is its legality. Unlike heavily regulated Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 effects target the CB2 receptors in the body while Delta 9 targets the CB1 receptors in the brain, making Delta 8 the goto for specific needs.
See the 2018 Farm Bill from the Food and Drug Administration for more information. Note: we ship Delta-8 nationally, but we have systems in place to ensure we only sell to states where it’s legal.
WHY NATURAL WAYS?
Natural Ways is committed to carrying the highest quality CBD oils, tinctures, edibles, and topical creams. All of our products adhere to GMP manufacturing standards and have been thoroughly tested by third-party ISO-certified labs to ensure every item has less than 0.3% THC.
In addition to verifying that every product is free of any harmful substances such as heavy metals, pesticides, or illegal substances, we guarantee both purity and quality in every batch. Our hemp-derived products are grown and manufactured in the United States and can be trusted for your health needs.
What is CBD?CBD is short for cannabidiol. This is the second most active ingredient of cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana. It is extracted from the hemp plant, which is the cousin of the marijuana plant. While it is a component of marijuana, it isn’t known to cause a “high” by itself and is legal in all 50 states with varying degrees of regulations.
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WHAT IS DELTA 8 THC?
Delta-8 THC (or Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol) is a chemical compound naturally extracted from hemp and cannabis plants and is very similar to Delta-9 THC. Both forms of THC have a compound that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system to produce a “high”.
While Delta 8 is similar to Delta 9, it has a different chemical structure making its onset more gradual and less potent. If you’ve never tried cannabis products before, Delta 8 may be the preferred choice for its milder effects.
WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF DELTA 8?
Like all forms of THC, Delta 8 produces feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and pain relief.
Delta 8 is perfect if you’re looking for a way to ease anxiety or stress. It can also be used for therapeutic purposes or if you’re trying to wean from prescription medications. With that being said, researchers are still working to learn more about Delta 8 THC to verify that the benefits outweigh the risks.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DELTA 8?
Since Delta 8 is very similar to Delta 9 THC, both have similar side effects such as:
- red eyes
- dry mouth
- rapid heart rate
- trouble with coordination
- slowed reaction times
- memory loss
WILL DELTA 8 GET YOU "HIGH"?
Delta 8 has similar ingredients to its more popular cousin, Delta 9 THC (marijuana), and will give you the euphoric “high” feeling – albeit, more milder and gradual.
WILL DELTA 8 SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
Unfortunately, yes. Delta 8 is a variant of THC, which is naturally occurring in hemp. THC will be flagged in most drug tests since it is also a primary component of marijuana, which is illegal in many states. Thus, using a Delta 8 product will cause you to fail a drug test.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?
CBD and THC are derived from hemp plants but interact with your body differently. Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the hemp plant and is usually formed into gels, tinctures, creams, and other edible products. It doesn’t give the “high” feeling commonly associated with THC. CBD is federally legal in all 50 states.
THC is the main psychoactive compound in hemp plants responsible for that popular high feeling. It can be consumed by smoking cannabis. It’s also available as oils, tinctures, capsules, edibles, and more. THC products are illegal to sell and consume in most states, but in recent years, has started to become available as long as it contains less than 0.3% of THC by dry weight.