Δ8 – The 411

Why all the fuss?

What is Delta 8?

Delta 8 is a minor cannabinoid, occurring in the plant in very small concentrations and is not directly produced by cannabinoid-synthesizing enzymes within the plant. When THC is stored for a period of time, it degrades into delta 8.

What is the difference between Delta 8 and Delta 9?

What we refer to as THC usually means delta 9, the main form of THC found in cannabis. Delta 8 is an analog of delta 9, a molecule with a similar structure, but some notable differences. While the two share many similar properties, such as reportedly stimulating appetite, reducing nausea, and soothing pain, delta 8 tends to exhibit a lower psychotropic potency than delta 9. 

From a chemical or structural perspective, both delta 8 and delta 9 contain double bonds in their molecular chain. Delta 8 contains that bond on the 8th carbon chain, while delta 9 contains the bond on the 9th carbon chain. Although it’s a subtle difference, it has noticeable effects on how the body’s endocannabinoid receptors bind and respond to the molecule. Delta 9 is also known to be less stable than delta 8.

What are the benefits of Delta 8?

Delta 8 can soothe your pain, relax your body, and improve your overall mental. On top of those effects, Delta 8 has the ability to reduce nausea and stimulate appetite.

Is Delta 8 legal in your state?

The Delta 8 THC vape cartridge is legal according to federal law and many state laws. Delta 8 THC extract is 100% derived from legal hemp and does not contain more than 0.3% ∆9THC. However, we do not guarantee that this product is legal in your state or territory and it is up to you to determine that. 

Will Delta 8 show up on a drug test? 

Delta 8 THC metabolites may trigger many drug tests looking for Delta 9 THC metabolites. As a precaution, you should not take this product if you need to pass a drug test.

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