When we hear about THC, we often think of Delta 9 THC, the most prominent psychoactive cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. However, it is time we shift the spotlight to one of the many analogues of THC, Delta 8 THC. Delta 8 THC has becoming more popular among consumers, and some have even labeled it “decaf weed.” Let’s dive into what exactly Delta 8 THC is and how it benefits those who consume.
What is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC is one of the many analogues of THC. It is a minor cannabinoid that can be derived from both hemp and cannabis. It does have psychoactive effects, though it is estimated to be about half of that of Delta 9 THC. Consumers have reported feeling a clearer “high,” with less anxiety and greater focus after consuming products with Delta 8 THC.
What are the benefits of Delta 8 THC?
Though Delta 8 THC has only recently gained popularity, researchers have had their focus on Delta 8 THC as early as 1970. Delta 8 THC has many benefits for consumers. Here are some of the many benefits of Delta 8 THC:
- Appetite stimulant
- Improve cognitive function
- Reduces anxiety and stress
- Analgesic helping those with both acute and chronic pain
- Aids with sleep
Is Delta 8 THC Legal?
Yes, Delta 8 THC is legal. In 2018, Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized cannabinoids derived from hemp as long as they have 0.3% or less of
Delta 9 THC. There are no restrictions listed on Delta 8 THC, so if derived from hemp, it is federally legal. However, since then some states have banned the sale and consumption of Delta 8 THC products. It is best to always check your state laws, to ensure you can legally purchase Delta 8 THC.
What products have Delta 8 THC?
With growing consumer interest, there has been a vast amount of companies that have created Delta 8 THC products, delivering the market a great number of options. When buying Delta 8 THC, it is best to always check the COA (certificate of analysis) and third-party lab testing to ensure you are getting quality
Delta 8 THC. Here are some of the products you can find to gain the benefits of Delta 8:
Delta 8 Smokables
There is a wide range of Delta 8 THC smokables for consumers to purchase, including whole flower, prerolls, Delta 8 cigarettes, and vapes. Consuming Delta 8 by the route of inhalation is favored among consumers as it achieves the most rapid delivery of cannabinoids to the body.
Delta 8 Tinctures
Tinctures are made by adding the Delta 8 THC extract to a carrier oil, such as MCT oil or olive oil. Tinctures are an easy way to dose Delta 8 THC and can be easily added into a beverage or smoothie.
Delta 8 Edibles and Beverages
There are a wide range of edibles and beverages with Delta 8 THC. Edibles are ideal for those who don’t prefer a robust hemp flavor, but still want to get the benefits of Delta 8 THC.
Delta 8 THC can be a great addition to one’s health and wellness routine. It has the potential to help a wide range of patients with specific ailments and can also support overall health and wellness. With current and emerging research, soon we will know of even more of the benefits Delta 8 THC holds.
It is best to always speak to your primary care physician prior to adding any health and wellness supplements into your routine.