We dare you to try and resist this sweet treat. Don’t let these little guys fool you, they pack a major punch for something their size. Each gummy bear contains:
Delta-8: 20mg per gummy bear
What are the effects of Delta-8-THC
The main value of this cannabinoid lies in its low potency, which translates into lower psychoactivity. When taken in high doses, Delta-8-THC has shown to cause lower levels of anxiety than its relative Delta-9-THC. This lower potency, together with the substance’s array of medical benefits, prompted researchers to look deeper into its conversion, concluding that, generally speaking, Delta-8-THC produces similar psychoactive effects to Delta-9-THC but is 50 to 75 percent less potent.
Delta-8-THC is often described as an easier, more tolerable version of traditional THC, producing a semi-sedative physical effect without much mental stimulation that allows users to stay focused and go on about their jobs while getting the same soothing effects one would expect from THC. Put another way, Delta-8-THC offers a clear high which does not trigger anxiety or confusion, making users feel less altered and more in tune with themselves than when they use Delta-9-THC, with the upside that it heightens the senses and improves perceptibility, making outdoor activities like trekking and cycling more enjoyable.
According to the US National Cancer Institute, Delta-8-THC can be defined as an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic (inhibits vomit and nausea), anxiolytic (fights anxiety and panic attacks), appetite stimulating, analgesic (relieves pain) and neuroprotective (prevents the aging of nerve cells) properties. As for its mechanism of action, Delta-8-THC binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors in the central nervous system, exhibiting a lower psychotropic potency than the primary form of THC found in cannabis.
The updated legal definition of hemp, set by Congress in the 2018 Farm Bill, is:
“the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”