What Makes Delta 8 Legal?
A Safe, Less-Potent Cannabinoid – the Legal Difference
Delta-8 THC is the fourth most researched cannabinoid in our world, but the everyday American still knows very little about it. Found naturally in both hemp and marijuana, it’s a compound that can be extracted legally from hemp that just continues to grow in popularity.
But how is delta-8 legal?
If it’s a THC, how can we send it to you in a state where cannabis isn’t recreationally legal yet?
Is it safe to use?
We’re going to touch on all this and more in this guide on the legal status of a cannabinoid growing in popularity by the day.
Delta 8 THC has a massive plethora of benefits, so it’s no surprise that people are adding it in with their daily CBD regimen or replacing marijuana with it altogether. To check out other topics on delta 8, like more on its massive array of benefits, make sure to take a look through our blog on the subject!
For now, let’s dive into how this fantastic version of THC is legal and how that impacts you.
What is the Current Legal Status of Delta-8 THC?
The 2018 Farm Bill that was passed through the USDA had a hemp bill in it that legalized a certain definition of cannabis. The legal definition of hemp became any strain of cannabis that contains 0.3% delta-9 THC or less.
This left certain other cannabinoids out in the open for extraction and consumption, like delta-8 THC and CBD.
The USDA has since further clarified that the legal definition of hemp does, in fact, include anything with 0.3% delta-9 THC or less, specifically not including delta-8 THC in the process. It’s believed that because delta-8 is found in such small quantities in cannabis strains, it’s not worth mentioning.
This means, technically, we can extract all the delta-8 THC from a massive amount of hemp to get a viable, concentrated amount. After delta-8 and other precious hemp compounds have been carefully extracted from the hemp plant, we’re left with a pure concentrate that gets you legal access to THC.
How Does the Delta-8 THC High Feel?
Make sure to check out our whole guide on how the delta-8 THC high can make you feel, but we’ll give a brief summary here. Now that you know there’s a legal THC out there, you’re likely wondering how it’s supposed to make you feel, especially in comparison to its still federally illegal delta-9 counterpart.
Most of our delta-8 users are return customers at this point because they simply love how it makes them feel.
How are Our Delta-8 THC Products Legal?
The delta-8 THC cartridges we offer were derived from hemp naturally. There are no synthetic materials, and each cartridge is also batch-tested for pesticides, metals, and other contaminants. Instead, through concentrated esoteric cannabinoids, we can condense all the delta 8 THC found throughout our hemp strains. Condensing the delta 8 into an extraction allows us to craft a product that’s under 0.3% delta 9 THC with a sufficient dose of delta 8 instead.
It’s important to note the big distinction here between our cartridges and how some other cartridges are crafted. Sometimes synthetically derived, that’s not an option for our brand. Especially given that any synthetically derived THC is a controlled substance, we ensure there’s nothing synthetic involved in our operation.
Is Delta-8 THC Safe to Use?
Former marijuana users report experiencing the very best of what delta 9 THC used to offer them, without the negatives, when it comes to using delta 8. For those new to both cannabinoids, it’s a euphoric experience they always seem to enjoy. Something that helps stimulate relaxation while also kicking in some focus is a welcome new medium for some.
As far as its safety, it’s coded as similarly safe to CBD, which reportedly has a high safety profile. While it is psychoactive, it doesn’t stimulate the paranoia, anxiety, and other negative symptoms in users that delta 9 has been known to. For users that find they have to stop consuming cannabis because it starts triggering negative side effects for them, this might be the solution you’ve been waiting for.
What Kind of Delta-8 THC Products are There?
Not every delta-8 THC products are equal. Even though the cannabinoid is legal when it’s extracted properly through hemp, the hemp industry as a whole still has a long way to go before it’s well-regulated. In the meantime, there are many brands that cut corners or mislabel their products. They may pass hemp extracts with little to no cannabinoid content off as CBD or delta-8 products, leaving you with something ineffective. The massive onslaught of misinformation and mislabeled products in the hemp industry is what can make it so difficult to find a trustworthy, worthwhile product.
Every one of our products is batch-tested through a third-party lab for accuracy and safety. The quantity of delta-9 THC, delta-8 THC, CBD, and all other cannabinoids are measured to ensure it has the percentages we reported. Likewise, our products are all tested to ensure they’re free of pesticides, heavy metals, fertilizer, and any other pollutants or contaminants.
For CBD Users
If you’re already incorporating CBD into your daily routine, you might do well to try our combo tincture. Our CBD + delta-8 THC tincture contains 930mg of full-spectrum CBD and 840mg of delta-8 per bottle, suspended in an all-natural MCT oil for a pleasant flavor. For the CBD users among us, our double tincture might be the best choice for you.
For the Newbies
For first-timers and newbies to the cannabis world, a slow, gentler approach might be better. Our delta-8 dark chocolate bars contain 0.73 to 0.93mg delta-8 THC per piece. With 15 pieces per bar, they’re a more calculated, easier method to gradually introduce yourself to it.
For Daily Users
If you want the most precise serving for your delta-8, which works especially well for daily or regular users, our delta-8 gummies might be the option for you. They provide 20mg delta-8 THC per gummy; a bite-sized punch for an enjoyable high.
For the Multi-Cannabinoid Enthusiasts
Okay, we know THC and CBD aren’t the only cannabinoids in cannabis plants. There are not only multiple versions of THC, but also minor cannabinoids, like CBC, and CBG. Our delta-8 brownie bites pack a powerful punch of 1.86mg THC, 36mg CBD, 5mg CBC, 1.7mg CBG, and 11.5mg delta-8 THC per bite for a beautiful entourage effect. With each additional cannabinoid, the effects of each is meant to intensify.
Have you tried delta-8 THC yet?
Not everyone is in the know yet on how a THC is legal through industrial hemp, or how it can make one feel. Now you’re more aware of what’s going on in the cannabis world, though, you have the power in your own hands to order one of our delta-8 THC products to try for yourself. Give it a go and let us know what you think!