How Does Delta 8 Compare To Regular Marijuana, (Delta-9TC)?
Both Delta-8 (and Delta-9) are forms of THC. THC is the form of THC that’s found in marijuana in high amounts. Both create a fuzzy, euphoric feeling. Delta-8, however, produces a milder sensation.
Delta 8 is often called “marijuana light” or “diet cannabis.” It also has less potent side effects such as paranoia. Anxiety.
Is Delta-8 Legal?
Delta-8 is also legal to use in most US states. This is because it is extracted mostly from hemp CBD, which has been legal to farm in all 50 states.
Delta-8 lies in a legal gray zone. Hemp’s legality is due to the so-called federal crop bill (the Agriculture and Nutrition Improvement Act of 2018), where hemp and its products were removed from the list of banned substances. Delta-8 is not mentioned anywhere in the bill. Hemp advocates and those who sell it have used this loophole legally to market Delta-8 products. This is usually without any age restrictions. It’s the fastest-growing product within the hemp industry.
Chemicals and other scientists are concerned about safety as there’s not much oversight or testing in the lab. High levels of THC may be present in Delta-8 products. About a dozen US states, including New York City and Colorado, are now banning or restricting the use of Delta-8.
Where Can You Get It?
Delta-8 products are available over the counter in convenience stores and gas stations. You can also buy them online and at vape shops. They are sold in the following ways: gummies; candies; Vaping pens; oils, tinctures; edibles, and joints.
It is important that you note that there is no quality control on these products or their ingredient list. It’s easy to mistake Delta-8 for CBD. However, this doesn’t create a high.
Also, there is a dearth of evidence and research regarding Delta-8’s effects on your overall wellbeing. Delta-8 users claim it can:
• Calm nausea
• You can increase your appetite
• pain treatment
• Boost your mental health
• Prevent vomiting during cancer treatments
Experts believe these benefits are largely from word of mouth and a lack of research on the effects it has on your health. The fact that you can purchase it off the shelves does not mean that it’s risk-free.
Side effects are:
• Slower heart rate – Bradycardia
• Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate
• High blood pressure (hypotension).
If you are experiencing any reactions to Delta-8 products, contact your doctor immediately. Call 911 or visit a local hospital if you feel it’s urgent. Delta-8 products should not be eaten or consumed by children. Get immediate medical treatment.
Do You Have A Positive Test For THC?
It depends. Delta-8 can be considered a form of THC. Delta-8 is a form of THC. Drug tests can detect traces of Delta-9 in drugs. However, it could also be positive for THC. Delta-8 and Delta-9 are different. Different people react differently to cannabinoids based on what type of products they’re using and how long they’ve been using them.
At the moment, commercial drug tests can’t distinguish between different types of cannabinoids. Delta-8 products are best avoided when you have a drug screening.