Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and its derivative, like Delta-8, have become legal on a federal level. Thanks to scientific advancements, Delta 8 THC can be extracted from hemp in the form of CBD, so it’s considered federally legal as long as it contains 0.3% of delta 9 THC or less. However, some states have sine specifically outlawed Delta 8. Make sure you check with your own local laws to see what rules apply to you.
Where does Delta-8 Come From?
Both delta 8 and Delta 9 THC are a form of THC molecule found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. While Delta 9 is naturally occurring in large amounts, Delta 8 is only found in trace amounts. Both activating a CB1 and CB2 receptors, help the endocannabinoid system keep things like mood, memory, sleep, pain, and appetite in check.
How does Delta 8 make you feel?
The THC found in Delta 9 has a stronger effect on our CB1 receptors than that found in our Delta 8. While this may seem like a good thing at first, it’s important to remember that these receptors are responsible for triggering anxiety and paranoia. This means that people who take Delta 9 may feel anxious or paranoid more often than those who take Delta 8. Furthermore, some people say they feel a “bit high” when taking Delta 8, but not nearly as high as when taking Delta 9.
Delta 8 users describe the feeling as:
- Increased body awareness
- Body Buzz
- Increased Focus
Health Benefits of Delta 8
According to research, the use of 8 THC is accompanied by a few health benefits. According to The National Cancer Institute, delta 8 has “antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.” You can use delta 8 THC to reduce pain, nausea, and vomiting, protect nerve cells, and produce a healthy appetite (munchies).
Are there side effects of Delta 8?
The good news about Delta 8 is that there are have been proven benefits, but there are still a few things you should know before you go diving into it. The main thing you need to know about Delta 8 is that it’s not one size fits all – some people might have a bad reaction from just one dose while others might not feel anything at all. If you’re going to use Delta 8 for the first time, don’t take more than 25mg every few hour and try not to mix it with alcohol or other medication.
How much Delta 8 should I take?
You will find that our Delta 8 has a much more potent kick than CBD. If you have never taken any kind of THC before, we suggest a starting dose of 10-25mg. Wait at least 45 minutes before redosing. Delta 8 can last anywhere from 2-12 hours depending on the person and how much was administered.