Resurgence Of Delta-8 THC And What It Means 

Delta-9 THC, the compound that truly comes to mind when anybody speaks of “THC ” was first truly identified by an organic chemist from Israel named Raphael Mechoulam who is also affectionately called the “Godfather of Cannabis” in the 1970s’. 

Ever since then, scientists began discovering various other cannabinoids like the Delta-8 THC, but none of them got the same level of popularity, fame and affection like the Delta-9 THC variant did.   

Ever since then there have been very little studies done on its not so famous cousin the Delta-8 THC variant. 

The Delta-8 THC has been studied little here and there ever since the 1970’s but there was never a full-fledged study on it.  

This is probably because it occurred in nature in very few amounts and is very difficult and expensive to extract. It also has much less potency than its famous cousin the Delta-9 THC. 

It’s fair to say that the research and interest in the Delta-8 THC variant as well as other cannabinoids had been effectively stalled until Mechoulam discovered a way to reproduce the Delta-8 THC cannabinoid with the help of isomerization. 

Isomerization is the process of breaking the atomic bonds of a single molecule and changing it into another molecule which shares the same atoms but in a very different arrangement. Many manufacturers are now seeing the Delta-8 THC.

With the recent crackdown on the practice of nicotine vaping, several manufacturers are now eyeing Delta-8 THC and other hemp-based derivatives as an economically convenient, cheap and effective way to regain all the revenue they have lost over the years. 

They have discovered that their target audience consists of consumers that are used to nicotine vaping which makes it a potentially larger market, moreover, the facilities that allow mixing of e-liquid do not ask for many adjustments. 

Delta-8 THC has a lot in common in the way the CBD boom had. Plus, the business remains legal even in the states where the sale of cannabis-based products remains to be banned. 

This sudden resurgence of Delta-8 THC has mostly been possible thanks to the famous Farm Bill passed in the United States in the year 2018. This bill legalizes the production and sale of all hemp-based products and was signed into law by then President Donald Trump. 

However, it’s important to note that this law does not allow the Delta-8 THC to be legal in all the states as it varies from state to state even though Delta-8 THC is technically legal on a federal level. 

For example, in the state of Idaho, Delta-8 THC is still considered to be a Schedule I substance which means, selling it could lead to a misdemeanor or in the worst-case scenario even a felony charge. 

According to the owner of a famous nicotine vape industry, in order to initiate a career in Delta-8 THC, Delta-8 THC is exactly what CBD was supposed to be when it was sold. 

A veteran in the field of e-liquid manufacturing, who is also the president of a popular Hemp Company based in Massachusetts has also been inching away out of the entire nicotine vape space and has been eyeing cannabis, according to him, he needed a defined purpose. 

He had a decision to make as soon as he assumed a board position at a famous Hemp Association based in the Northeast. 

He said that he had two choices to either be associated with the plant loved by his state or the molecule which was hated by everybody. 

According to a consumer advocate for nicotine vaping the manufacturing process of Delta-8 THC is very similar and has a similar customer base. Although he also claims that there is a much bigger customer base a lot like CBD. 

He also says that while vaping is just for smokers, Delta-8 THC and CBD can be used by everyone. 

  

Future Concerns 

The popularity of Delta-8 THC is steadily increasing and is already getting noticed by more and more people throughout the states, it has already proven itself to be a highly flourishing, crowded field. 

Just in the past month, the Delta-8 THC has gained the attention of various national media outlets leaving a majority of people to wonder that the increasing popularity foreshadows a similar story of doom. 

Firstly, because of an imminent regulatory catastrophe very similar to that of nicotine vaping, with various lawmakers reacting to an apparently concealed loophole found in the Farm Bill passed in 2018. 

Secondly, by cutting through into legal cannabis sales in various states leading to the tax market taking a severe hit which could potentially prompt many distasteful legislative actions in response. 

Thirdly, by falling into the hands of children or at least being shamed for doing so, hence initiating another set of cringy scare campaigns motivated by propaganda. Such are the narratives that seem to be developing. 

  

Is Selling Delta-8 THC Profitable? 

There continue to be various uncertainties regarding the legality status of Delta-8 THC and its future market aspects. Its future markets are inhibiting people in the nicotine vape industry from accepting that cannabinoids are a comparatively better bet. 

A founder of the famous E-Cig Outlet and a Hemp Oil Distro in Michigan initiated his own manufacturing facility in the year 2018 in order to produce CBD. Although right now 98% of his sales consists of Delta-8 THC while the remaining 2% consists of CBD sales. 

He started out by unloading 3,000 Delta-8 THC soft chews per month and in just a span of 3 months, the number increased to 100,000 per week! 

Hence it is needless to say at this point that the sale of Delta-8 THC products is highly profitable to say the least and will see a steady increase in the future. 

Know More About Delta-8 THC 

Marijuana has recently been legalized in New York, making New York the 16th state in the country to legalize recreational use of cannabis for adults. Usually, once a state legalizes the use of marijuana, it takes the companies about 6 months to a year to make the products available in local dispensaries 

Despite its legalization in most states, the idea of “pot shops” in the other remaining states still seems like a futuristic fantasy. But what if I told you, that there is still a way you could get high without breaking any laws whatsoever!? 

Well, I am here to inform you that when it comes to using cannabis-based products there is a legal loophole through which you can get high without falling into the hands of law, and that way is called Delta-8 THC. 

Delta-8 THC is a compound which is sold online as well as in various stores with close to no regulation whatsoever. 

And why is that so? Well, that’s because even though Delta-8 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) itself is a close cousin of the notorious psychotropic compound Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC on its own has no psychotropic effects on humans at all!  

Although I must say that claims of Delta-8 THC being fully legal might be an exaggeration as according to the revolutionary farm bill passed in the year 2018 which legalizes the use of various hemp-based products, the cannabinoid Delta-8 THC itself is not exclusively addressed. 

While the bill does not mention the legalization of Delta-8 THC to be precise, it does completely legalize CBD and various other hemp derived products that contain less than 0.3% THC in them. 

With all the hemp derived products that you’ll find in the stores, Delta-8 THC might just prove to be the most appealing option compared to any other hemp-based products sold in the market if you are seeking a good high. 

People who have previously consumed Delta-8 THC have claimed that the cannabinoid has in the past, made them feel extremely relaxed, much more open minded and clear headed and has also greatly improved their creative performances. 

All this without causing the paranoia that comes along with smoking weed. The CEO of a famous Hemp Company claims that consuming Delta-9 THC feels a lot like what could be a perfect balance between CBD and THC. 

  

Delta-8 THC Can Still Get You High Despite Its Lower Potency Compared to the Traditional THC 

After years of vigorous research, many scientists have come to the conclusion that the potency of Delta-8 THC is only about half or three quarters the potency of Delta-9 THC which is very less. Despite having low potency, it is still capable of getting you baked. 

Furthermore, its lesser potency does not by any chance mean that it does not get you as high. 

Comparing Delta-8 THC to Delta-9 THC is a lot like comparing beer to vodka in the sense that both drinks are quite capable of getting you drunk but just needs to be consumed in different accounts. 

Just like how beer can get you drunk if consumed in the right amounts, Delta-8 THC is also very much capable of getting you high enough if consumed in the right amounts. 

Albeit a lot of people claim that the high caused by Delta-8 THC is much easier to control than what you’d expect after consuming the traditional THC. 

 When it comes to the chemical structure, Delta-8 THC is very identical to Delta-9 THC with just the location of a single chemical bond setting them apart. 

The reason why Delta-8 THC has milder effects on humans compared to Delta-9 THC is because of the different chemical structure, although they both tend to activate the endocannabinoid system. 

  

Delta-8 THC Is the Perfect Alternative for Anxious Smokers 

For comparatively new users who are cautious about smoking weed, Delta-8 THC can prove to be an excellent mellow alternative to it. The consumption of Delta-8 THC is comparable to the act of drinking wine instead of getting completely trashed. 

He further claims that even the people who have never smoked weed or used any other cannabis products in their lives often find Delta-8 THC to have a calming and relaxing effect on them which again is very similar experience to that of drinking wine. 

They say using Delta-8 THC helps them open up about things and makes them feel much better. 

Delta-8 THC’s milder effects on the human brain makes it extremely popular among people who insist on using cannabis just for its recreational or medical benefits, but often times feel anxious before using cannabis-based products as they do not want to experience any psychotropic effects. 

A doctor claims that he can’t even begin to recall just the sheer number of patients who would love to use cannabis as an alternative to opiates for their pain but the idea of getting high makes them anxious.  

He believes that Delta-8 THC might be a very good alternative for people like that. However, he still seems to be of the opinion that despite the overwhelmingly positive feedback the scientific researches backing Delta-8 THC’s medical benefits remains to be disclosed. 

In the year 1995, some scientists discovered that the cannabinoid helped 8 children undergoing cancer treatment prevent vomiting completely. 

Regardless, larger studies need to be conducted in order to determine whether Delta-8 THC has the same therapeutic benefits compared to those offered by CBD and Delta-9 THC, which brings us to the next point; 

  

More Research Is Needed To Determine The Benefits Of Delta-8 THC On Body And Brain 

There have been extensive researches already on CBD and THC as they’re the most readily available cannabis compounds in the market but when it comes to Delta-8 THC, much more is yet to be found out.  

This is because the extraction of Delta-8 THC is much more complicated and hence expensive compared to the other two 

Although, the surmounting interest shown in Delta-8 THC by an increasing number of people over the years will most likely encourage more and more scientists to carry out detailed and extensive researches about the effects of Delta-8 THC on human brains. 

And yet, it has proven to be extremely profitable. 

A Complete Guide To Delta-8 THC

More and more people over the years have begun to acknowledge the cannabis plant and all the advantages that it has to offer. Cannabinoids are gaining immense popularity, the most popular cannabinoid being the Delta-9 THC.

Delta-9-THC has now been in the spotlight for years, but the cannabinoid that goes unnoticed by many is its beneficial sister named the Delta-8 THC.

According to the influential 2018 Farm Bill, as long as the end product contains less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC, all derivatives, cannabinoids, and isomers are totally legal.

Delta-8 is derived purely from hemp and CBD. Being an isomer of cannabis, cannabidiol [CBD], which is also found in trace amounts in the hemp plants, Delta-8 extracts are isolated to remove the THC concentrations until only 0.3% Of delta-9 THC is left, by dry weight.

So if delta-8 is not delta-9, neither is it cannabidiol, so where does it stand?

Let’s find out!

 

Introduction To Delta-8 THC:

When compared to its sister compounds, Delta-8 THC stands somewhere between CBD, Hemp, and Delta-9 THC.

Now there are hundreds of cannabinoids found in hemp, one of which is the cannabinoid named Delta-8 THC. Since this cannabinoid only exists in very small concentrations within the hemp flowers, they’re isolated to extract pure concentrations of D8.

In order to activate its psychoactive effects, the Delta-8 THC, like most other cannabinoids, interacts with the endocannabinoid system of the human body.

While the Delta-8 THC is available in very few quantities in hemp compared to its sister Delta-9 THC, when consumed in its concentrated form, it interacts with the nervous system the same way as the Delta-9 THC. Though it is not as potent as the delta-9 THC.

The major difference between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC is in their molecular structures. Where in the case of Delta-9 THC, the double bond is at the 9th carbon atom, and with Delta-8 THC, the double bond is located at the 8th carbon atom.

Because of this, both cannabinoids react differently with the endocannabinoid system of the body. While the differences between these two may seem insignificant, there is a big difference in the way our bodies react to these substances.

A majority of the Delta-8 THC products are derived purely from hemp, which means that they are made out of hemp plants.

 

 

Difference Between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC:

Given below is a list of the most notable differences and similarities between the Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC;

  • Both the Delta-8 THC and the Delta-9 THC contain certain double bonds, the only difference between them being that the Delta-8 THC contains the bond in the 8th carbon chain while the Delta-9 THC contains the same bond on the 9th carbon chain.

 

  • The Delta-8 and Delta-9 bind to the CB1 receptor in our bodies; the majority of these receptors are located in the brain.

 

  • The Delta-8 THC is found in concentrations as low as 1% and is only half as potent as the Delta-9 THC. On the other hand, the Delta-9 THC can be as high as 25% in certain strains of marijuana and when it comes to potency, it is almost twice as strong as the Delta-8 THC.

 

  • It has been proven that both Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC can be considered psychoactive compounds.

 

  • Even though Delta-8 THC is not as strong as the Delta-9 THC when it comes to potency, various users have claimed that when consumed, the Delta-8 THC provides much clearer mindfulness compared to the Delta-9 THC.

 

  • Both the Delta-8 THC and the Delta-9 THC have identical molecular structures, show similar properties, and serve the same purpose of medical and recreational well-being of the users.

 

Difference Between CBD and Delta-8 THC:

Given in the list below are the most notable differences and similarities between the Delta-8 THC and CBD;

  1. The major difference between Delta-8 THC and CBD is that CBD is non-psychotropic which basically means that it does not get you high, while Delta-8 THC is psychotropic and it will get you high.
  2. Delta-8 does show up in a drug test, while CBD doesn’t have a high probability of showing up on a drug test.
  3. While Delta-8 THC binds the CBD1 receptors in your body in high amounts, the same can’t be said about CBD as it binds very lightly with the CBD1 receptors.
  4. While the THC levels of CBD are low to imperceptible, the CBD levels of Delta-8 THC is low to unnoticeable.
  5. While Delta-8 THC provides a euphoric head change in some individuals, CBD provides a much different experience.

 

The Legal Status Of Delta-8 THC In the US

As per the influential US Farm Bill which was passed in 2018, hemp cultivation, and consumption of products derived from hemp is considered totally legal under federal law. However, the status of its legality can differ on the state level.

 

The legality of these hemp-derived products depends on the concentrations of THC that they carry. According to the bill, all hemp-derived cannabinoids and their isomers must carry less than 0.3% concentrations of THC. This low concentration of THC renders D8 products harmless with no side effects as compared to recreational marijuana /weed.

More and more people are now taking advantage of delta-8 and the various properties derived from it as its legalization in some states has now truly uplifted the perception of cannabis for the majority of the public.

An increasing number of people are seeking out different alternatives and are using a number of hemp-derived cannabinoids including one of the most powerful available cannabinoids, the Delta-8 THC, since the federal legalization of hemp.

 

Where Can You Buy Delta-8?

Delta-8 can be easily purchased online, yet not many people still don’t know about it yet. Delta Effex is a trusted company where a variety of Delta-8 products are available. One of their most popular products is the D8 Cartridges.

You can use this pen-style device which comes equipped with a 510 thread and a built-in airflow. This is also the best way to vape the D8 Cartridges. It saves up your product as you won’t be unnecessarily burning away the D8 liquid.

The only downside of these vapes is that they’re meant to be burnt at low temperatures, which means you won’t be making the traditional vape clouds that you get from traditional vaping methods.

5 Factors That You Need To Consider Before Buying The Best Delta-8 THC Cartridge

Over the years, Delta-8 THC has gained quite a reputation for itself in the cannabis market. The Delta-8 THC differs slightly from its cousin the Delta-9 THC.

Even though there are a lot of differences between the two of them, they have similar effects on human beings as they’re both structurally identical.

When it comes to Delta-8 Vape Cartridges, there are several factors that you need to consider before you purchase one. For example, there are disposable Delta-8 THC cartridges that are filled with cannabis flower oils mixed with Delta-8 THC oils.

These cartridges are targeted towards users who do not wish to keep refilling their cartridges from time to time, most of these users are relatively new users who have just been introduced to Delta-8 THC. There are a variety of choices to choose from when it comes to Delta-8 THC cartridges.

Needless to say, to choose the best cartridge for yourself there are many factors that you need to consider before buying one. Most important of which are mentioned below:-

 

  1. Source And The Purity Of The Hemp

Before buying the perfect cartridge, you need to be very cautious as the product that you’re planning to purchase might just be adulterated. Many times, to boost their products, some manufacturers tend to add additives to them.

This is where it gets rather troublesome as while the Delta-8 THC is completely safe, the additives added to them might prove to be potentially hazardous.

There are several carrier oils that you might want to look out for before buying the product as they could prove to be potentially hazardous to your body.

So before buying, please make sure that the product is not contaminated or adulterated in any way whatsoever.

The methods used to grow your hemp also affect the quality of the product, the way your seller chooses to grow his/her hemp.

There should not be any chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides used to grow your hemp, keep in mind that you make sure that your sellers grow their produce organically.

Moreover, organic farming is also beneficial to society as it does not disturb or ruin the surrounding environment in any way whatsoever.

The source that the hemp from which the Delta-8 THC comes from matters a lot. For example, hemp that is cultivated in the US is cultivated using the best farming practices and goes through rigorous assessments.

This is why sellers who obtain produce from farms located in the United States are much more reliable.

 

  1. The Appearance Of The Product

By far, the most obvious indicator of the quality of the product is its appearance. The color is a very good indicator of the quality of the product. Each cartridge has to undergo thorough distillation after its isomerization, and if it’s not done properly, the cartridge is not healthy to use.

For example, if the cartridges appear to be transparent yellow or light pink they are well filtered and perfectly fine to consume.

Signs of improper distillation and isomerization are if the cartridges appear to be red, green, or brown, if you notice such coloration in your cartridges, kindly do not buy them. Another sign of a low-quality product is if the product appears to be cloudy, dense, and discolored.

 

  1. The Genuineness Of The Product

While buying your product, always make sure that you purchase it from a seller that makes their products undergo third-party analysis. In-house testing methods can make the cartridges appear much better than how they actually are and hence are not considered very reliable.

Another thing to consider before you buy the products is that you avoid purchasing them from sellers that belong to different states as their documents might not meet the standard requirements of the state.

Always make sure that you purchase your products from licensed sellers and merchants who meet all the federal and state requirements.

Please keep your distance from shady backstreet vendors that are infamous for selling substandard vape cartridges that in the long run can cause significant harm to your health.

 

  1. By-Products And Ingredients Involved

Needless to say, checking all the ingredients of the Delta-8 THC cartridges is very important.

There are certain components that you might want to look out for which can later prove to be hazardous to your health and wellbeing, ingredients such as Varin and p-cymene are the ones that you need to look out for.

Furthermore, improper extraction of the Delta-8 THC can lead to the development of various harmful by-products that can be potentially hazardous to your health.

Delta-8 THC which is processed using carbon dioxide is completely safe and does not contain any dangerous or toxic by-products.

Cartridges that are lower in potency can always contain acidic precursors that you need to keep a distance from.

 

  1. Cost Of The Product

This is obviously something that you have to keep in mind before choosing the right cartridge for yourself. If someone is offering you a product that is unreasonably cheap,

I insist that you do not buy it as it can be of very low quality. Please compare the prices of different brands to get an idea of what an ideal price range might be. ​

Comparing the prices of different brands will help you get a much clearer idea of what price range do all the legitimate products belong to. Keep in mind that high concentration Delta-8 THC vape cartridges are comparatively costlier than low concentration cartridges.

 

Conclusion

It is very important that you always verify the quality of the product before buying in order to make sure that you don’t harm your health.

Always check the laws of your respective state before you decide to buy the product. Keep the above factors in consideration, they will help you purchase the right product.

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