The Basic Science
Delta-8-THC is an isomer of CBD, which is a derivative of hemp and CBD, a cannabinoid found in hemp, and is found in our products with less than 0.3% Delta-9-THC. You can look at Delta 8 THC as being in between hemp, CBD and THC-Delta-9.
According to The National Institute, Delta-8 THC is defined as "an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties." They also stated that "this agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC), the primary form of THC found in cannabis."
The Difference between Delta-9 & Delta-8 Delta-8 THC is a different type of THC that is found within the hemp plant. Delta-8 is chemically different than Delta-9. Although Delta-9 has more psychoactive properties, Delta-8 delivers a powerful, uplifting effect that you can feel. It is reported that Delta-8 results in a highly enjoyable experience, and users experience Delta-8 delivers benefits, such as helping to fall asleep and promoting a healthy appetite.
Hemp plants and marijuana plants are both the same species.
Legally, hemp is defined as a cannabis plant that contains 0.3 percent or less THC, while marijuana is a cannabis plant that contains more than 0.3 percent THC. CBD can be derived from both hemp and marijuana plants.
Is Delta 8 Legal?
The Farm Bill stated that anything containing under .03% Delta 9 THC is legal and allowed in the United States. The Farm Bill also made amendments to the Controlled Substance Act, taking any derivatives of Hemp off the banned substances originally under the act.
Let’s look at how it’s derived, this is a great way to give you an idea as to how it’s different than Delta 9, and why it’s legal. Delta 8 is an isomer of CBD, which is a derivative of both CBD and Hemp, not traditional THC. Both legal under the Farm Bill. You don’t just have to take our word for it either that our products are below the legal levels. We have all of our products tested by third parties and all of our tests have shown a Delta 9 THC content of less than .03%, which is the legal federal limit.
Key Takeaway Point
Delta 8 is a whole different substance than Delta 9 THC. It is derived fully from hemp, and due to the 2018 Farm Bill, it is legal federally and fully legal in most states.
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