Delta-8 is one of the most popular forms of cannabis products right now. Sales have surged and options are abundant all over the United States. What is Delta-8 and does it make sense for your company to offer it? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the fastest growing cannabis product in the United States.
What does delta-8 do?
Delta-8 THC gets you high in a similar way to delta-9 THC. Most people feel delta-8 THC delivers approximately 60% of the high as ordinary THC. Some people also experience fewer side effects or a different ‘high’ than they usually would, although results vary between strains.
Will delta-8 THC cause me to fail a drug test?
Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is chemically similar to ‘ordinary’ THC (delta-9 THC), and it’s possible you could fail a drug test from taking delta-8 THC. If the drug test checks for THC, then delta-8 THC products could cause you to fail the test – similar to how a CBD product could cause you to fail a drug test because even if it contains less than 0.3% THC.
Why should I take delta-8 THC?
The most significant benefit of delta-8 THC is that it’s legal at a federal level. Because of an apparent loophole in the 2018 Farm Bill, you can order delta-8 products across the United States. As long as your delta-8 product is hemp-derived and has less than 0.3% THC, it’s considered federally legal according to the 2018 Farm Bill.
Is delta-8 legal?
Delta-8 appears to be legal at a federal level. However, 15 states have banned or restricted delta-8 THC, and other states could ban delta-8 products in the future. Check laws at your local group to avoid shipping issues with your delta- 8 products. This is a great interactive cannabis legalization map: Interactive Cannabis State Legalization Map - Cannabis Dispensary (cannabisdispensarymag.com)
What’s the best delta-8 brand?
You can find plenty of delta-8 brands available today, and any of the brands on the top of our list are the best in the space.
How do I take delta-8 THC?
You can buy delta-8 THC products in many forms, including cartridges, flowers, edibles, vapes, and more.
Can I drive after taking delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC gets you high like regular THC. Treat delta-8 THC like you would treat any other products with THC, which typically means you should not operate a motor vehicle soon after taking THC.
Will delta-8 become fully legal in the future?
As regulations on delta-8 clarify, it may become completely legal in the future. States like Oregon and Washington have restricted delta-8 THC, for example, despite legalizing recreational use of cannabis at a state level. These states and others could be the first to legalize delta-8 THC officially.
What are the benefits of delta-8 THC?
Studies have linked delta-8 THC to similar benefits as ordinary THC, including fewer chemotherapy-induced side effects, reduced symptoms of glaucoma, and other potential uses. However, there have been few studies specifically examining the effects of delta-8 THC on humans.
Will delta-8 THC be banned?
Delta-8 THC has already been banned in 15 states, and more states have restricted the use of delta-8 THC. It seems likely more states will ban delta-8 THC in the coming months.
Will I get in trouble for buying delta-8 THC?
Because of the 2018 Farm Bill, delta-8 THC is legal at the federal level. However, some states have banned delta-8 THC, and you could face penalties for buying delta-8 products. In practice, however, we can find no instances of people facing punishment for buying delta-8THC.
How much delta-8 THC should I take?
Most people recommend starting small and increasing your dosage based on your weight, age, sex, tolerance, and experience. People take anywhere from 2.5mg to 100mg of delta-8 THC per serving, depending on these factors.
Why is delta-8 expensive?
Delta-8 products are more expensive because they’re trendy. Manufacturers are quickly running out of stock. Delta-8 is also costly to make, and it comes with higher manufacturing costs than other CBD and THC products.
How do I buy delta-8 THC?
You can buy delta-8 THC online through many popular CBD or delta-8 companies. Most companies ship to any state where delta-8 has not been explicitly banned.
Thank you to Juneau Empire for this information. Here is a link to their article if you would like to learn more about Delta- 8 and the top brands on the market: Best Delta-8 Brands: Top Delta 8 THC Company Products 2021 | Juneau Empire