Delta-8 THC has undoubtedly risen to stardom to become yet another bit of hemp’s success story. Hemp has come a long way and has endured a treacherous journey in this modern era. Here is a shortlist of what the benefits are of Delta 8 THC.
What We Know About Delta 8 THC
Delta-8 THC is one of the top four most common cannabinoids in the hemp plant out of more than one hundred that exist. It is a psychoactive compound that interacts with the body’s internal Endocannabinoid System, and only occurs in tiny concentrations.
Delta 8 provides valuable benefits and effects and is actually an isomer of CBD; which makes it another cannabinoid that is found within the hemp plant. For this reason, Delta-8 is federally legal in the United States.
U.S History of Hemp
U.S. founders used hemp paper to write drafts of The Declaration of Independence in 1776. Also, the USDA initiated the “Hemp for Victory” program that led to more than 150,000 acres of hemp production in 1942.
There was no more significant achievement for the unique plant than the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed the hemp plant and any of its seeds and derivatives from the Controlled Substances Act.
Still, it isn’t just the tough hemp fibers that are gaining attention; it is also the beneficial chemical compounds that exist within every plant. Cannabidiol (CBD) was the first cannabinoid to make hemp publicly acceptable, and now the roles are reversed, making Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) acceptable in the form of Delta 8 THC.
Benefits of Delta 8 THC
Delta-8 THC has always been a cannabinoid that wasn’t well known, although it does occur naturally within the hemp plant. However, because the hemp plant produces small amounts of Delta 8, it has to go through a conversion process even to obtain large quantities of it.
Although it’s very potent, Delta 8 is not as potent as its relative, Delta-9 THC. In addition, Delta 8 doesn’t quite deliver the incredible number of benefits that CBD offers.
Here are some of the most notable benefits of Delta-8 THC
- Though Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive compound, it delivers a more tolerable high due to its lower potency levels compared to Delta-9 THC.
- It is more suitable for recreational use than Delta-9 THC.
- Numerous users that Delta-8 THC offers a more clear-headed high.
- While psychoactive, Delta-8 THC is the only cannabinoid that will deliver a “high” legally.
- You experience fewer side effects than using Delta-9. It has been reported on multiple occasions, as well as research showing that subjects experienced less paranoia and anxiety compared to Delta-9.
Additionally, Delta-8 THC has also been reported to increase good times, helping you mellow out more than Delta-9 THC. It is great to take when you get time to yourself and you just want to unwind.
Other Delta 8 THC Benefits
One important benefit that Delta 8 THC has over Marijuana is that it’s legal in more states. Although certain states have recently begun to regulate Delta 8 and other hemp-derived products; Delta 8 tends to be legal where CBD is legal. Also, you don’t need a Marijuana license in order to purchase Delta 8.
Less Potent High
The biggest and most notable benefit from Delta 8 is the less potent high it produces. This is why it’s drawing the attention of a lot of people who find Marijuana to be too strong. Although Delta 8 can produce a strong high – it still doesn’t compare to Marijuana.
Unlike CBD, Delta 8 THC is psychoactive and has the ability to get you high. The biggest mistake a person makes when taking Delta 8 is underestimating its potency. When we say that it’s less potent – what we mean is that it’s less potent than actual Marijuana (Delta 9 THC).
This doesn’t mean that Delta 8 THC is not potent, in fact, it’s way more potent than CBD. If you take high amounts of Delta 8 it will get you really high and can produce negative side effects.
Available in More Places
The fact that Delta 8, Delta 10, THCP, THCjd, THCh, etc. is available in more places than Marijuana is a huge benefit. You don’t need a special license to purchase hemp-derived THC. In fact, the only real requirement is being 18 or 21 years old (depending on the state).
People who live in states where Marijuana is legal tend to forget that not everyone has the privilege of visiting their local dispensary. In fact, for some there is no local dispensary! Although more and more states are allowing medical use.
Medical use still requires you to obtain a license and pay an additional fee just to get high. Then you’re limited to only a certain amount. That’s not a way to live! That’s why it’s important for hemp to fill the gap while states are fighting to legalize cannabis.
Does Delta 8 Have Medical Benefits?
Marijuana has been around for a much longer time than Delta 8 THC. For this reason there’s still not a lot known about the effects of Delta 8. We do know that it’s very similar to Marijuana and it has the ability to get you high.
There hasn’t been enough research conducted to say for certain if Delta 8 or any hemp-derived THC has any medical benefit. You might have come across an article or 2 of people claiming to have received some sort of relief after taking Delta 8.
Individual testimonies are great and we encourage you to keep taking a product if you feel it’s beneficial. However, until it’s been proven by medical science it will remain as an individual testimony and not as a cold hard fact.
The fact that Delta 8 affects everyone differently is one of the reasons why we don’t make any medical claims. The biggest reason why we don’t make any medical claims is because we’re not medical professionals.
Experiences will vary from person to person because of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). That’s what regulates how your body reacts to THC, some people have a high tolerance and other people don’t.
The same applies to why some people find relief with certain products and some people don’t. Until doctors and scientists discover why this happens, the only practical use for Delta 8 THC is to get you high.
How Delta 8 Benefits You
This history of hemp in the United States is one of love and hate. Since Delta 8 is derived from hemp it also bears that love/hate relationship with legislators. The fact that it can get you high and available in more places than Marijuana makes some people nervous.
We can assure that Delta 8 is enjoyable if taken in reasonable quantities, but if you’re looking for any type of medical relief we suggest talking to your doctor. Our products benefit you because they taste great, we have lab tests that show you what’s in them, and they are potent.