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Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, or Delta-8 THC, is a compound that occurs naturally, in very small amounts, in cannabis and hemp plants. Many who use Delta-8 describe it as the middle ground between THC and CBD, but it is less psychoactive than Delta-9 THC.
The National Cancer Institute recognizes CBD as “an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.”
Delta-8 does produce a high, but it is typically milder than its Delta-9 counterpart.
Because Delta-8 contains low levels of THC, it is possible for a drug test to show positive results if the THC is still in your system.
Although Delta-8 and Delta-9 are isomers that both interact with the endocannabinoid system and feature a double-bond in their chemical structure, there are differences between the two.
The double bond, which is thought to produce the feeling of being high, is located on the eighth carbon in the Delta-8 carbon chain. In Delta-9, the double bond is located on the ninth carbon.
When it comes to how each affects your body, Delta-8 is thought to have milder psychoactive effects, making it better for mental clarity. It is also less likely to induce panic or paranoia, which are sometimes associated with Delta-9 THC.
Delta-8 is an isomer of both cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta-9 THC, meaning it has the same chemical formula with a different arrangement of atoms. Because Delta-8 is found in such small quantities in nature, it is often derived from CBD or Delta-9 THC in lab settings.
Although Delta-8 can be derived from either cannabinoid, Delta-8 exhibits more similarities to Delta-9 THC due to the double bond in its structure and the psychoactive effects it can produce.
This varies from person to person and product to product. Flower, pre-rolls, and vape pens, for example, are likely to kick in within a few minutes. In contrast, gummies could take 10-15 minutes. It also depends on how quickly your body metabolizes and absorbs Delta-8 THC.
Delta-8 has rapidly expanded across the United States, especially in states where marijuana is still considered an illegal Schedule I substance. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, derivatives of hemp were removed from the Schedule I list and considered legal because the hemp plant contains less than 0.3% THC.
Because Delta-8 is predominantly derived from hemp, it is considered legal in most states. However, there are some states that still do not consider Delta-8 to be legal, so just be sure to check your local and state laws before purchasing any Wild Orchard Co. products.
There are a variety of factors that will affect how long your high lasts, including body composition, the type of Delta-8 product, the dose consumed, and the frequency of Delta-8 use. The estimated range for a high to last typically stretches from 30 minutes to a few hours.
Delta-8 THC binds to the CB1 receptors in the central nervous system. These receptors are responsible for alleviating some of THC’s psychotropic effects, which is thought to be the reason Delta-8 produces a milder high that maintains a level of clear-mindedness.
While there are no federal regulations for a minimum age requirement regarding purchasing Delta-8, you must be 21 years old to purchase our products in order to meet individual state requirements.