What is Delta 8 THC?
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that are secreted from the hemp plants as resin that have the ability to interact with our bodies Endocannabinoid System. Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid that occurs in much smaller concentrations than most other cannabinoids.
Delta 8 is considered to be an isomer that forms as Delta-9 THC ages and oxidizes. This process increases the stability of the Δ8 molecular structure so that it does not degrade as easily and lasts much longer over time.
It should be noted that Delta-8 THC and Delta 9-THC contain similarities in their molecular structure. Both contain double bonds, but D8 contains the bond on the 8th carbon chain and not on the 9th. For that reason, D8 and D9 THC react similarly within the Endocannabinoid receptors in the body as a result of their similar presentation of structure and properties.
D8 requires an intricate process of extraction, isolation, conversion and refinement. With Δ8 there are benefits and effects to serve both medicinal and recreational consumers. Due to the fact that D8 is found in smaller concentrations, it is most often sold in the form of distillates or edibles.
The compound Δ8 is legally derived from hemp and does not contain more than 0.3% Δ9-THC in accordance with the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill). Within the Bill, it states that all derivatives, isomers and cannabinoids in hemp are federally legal provided that all final products contain less than 0.3% D9 THC.
- If you are subject to routine drug screenings, do not consume Δ8-THC.
- Each state has their own separate laws regarding hemp products. Please be aware of the laws within your state/province of residence.
- Psychotropic potency of Delta 8 THC will often vary. For this reason, please do not operate a vehicle after consuming Δ8 products.
- Consult your doctor before use.
Start by taking a quick, light draw from the mouthpiece. This will give your body a chance to adjust to the D8 effects. Then after 10 to 15 minutes, if you’re not feeling the intensity you want, take another hit.
Delta 8 THC distillate and natural terpenes