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.