Delta 8 THC | ‘Next Big Thing’ in Cannabis World

Delta 8 THC: Not just for prohibition states…

Is your state behind the times when it comes to plant medicine? Or maybe you have no problem getting pot, but the 25-30% THC content leaves you feeling way too stoned. Delta 8 products are a safe and legal way to get all the benefits of marijuana without the couch-lock, anxiety, and confusion. Even if you live in a state with a recreational market, you might prefer something that doesn't completely knock your socks off!

You may have just stumbled across “the next big thing” in the cannabis world. Delta 8 THC is quickly becoming the fastest growing segment of online hemp retail sales. Consumers in prohibition states enjoy the legal loophole that allows them to benefit from the psychoactive properties of Delta 8 THC. Still, many consumers in cannabis-friendly regions prefer the milder effects of D8 compared to modern marijuana.

Delta 8 THC—also called Delta 8, D8, or Δ8—is sold in gummies, vape cartridges, and as a smokable flower infusion.

What is Delta 8?

Delta 8 THC is a type of cannabinoid derived from hemp. Delta 8 is very similar to its well-known cannabinoid cousin, Delta 9 THC, which is responsible for the psychoactive and euphoric ‘high’ users get from marijuana. At a molecular level, there’s only a few bonds that distinguish the two cannabinoids apart:

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Delta 8 vs. Delta 9

Delta 9 THC is the primary cannabinoid found in marijuana; it’s the molecule attributed to the psychoactive high that turned on a generation of American hippies, fueled a drug war with Mexico, and is currently spreading across the globe as an alternative to addictive pharmaceuticals. Today, most states have a medical marijuana program, and an increasing number of states have recreational markets. But there’s still a huge part of the country where it’s difficult, if not outright impossible, to legally access the Delta 9 high offered by good ol’ pot/weed/Mary Jane.

Effects of Delta 8 THC: What does it feel like?

Users of Delta 8 THC definitely report a feeling of being ‘high.’ They say it’s mellower than the high from Delta 9, which can overwhelm many users. Modern marijuana is incredibly potent, often testing at 25-30% Δ9-THC; by comparison, weed from the 1970s was probably about 5% Δ9-THC.

Today, users of Delta 8 THC report a mild euphoric high without the anxiety, paranoia, or other side-effects commonly associated with marijuana. Delta 8 is considered more of a ‘body high’—a deep relaxation that washes over you from head to toe.

Even though it may be milder than marijuana, Delta 8 is likely to leave you legally ‘impaired.’ Do not plan on driving anywhere for a while after consuming.

“Today’s cannabis consumers are choosing Delta 8 for its medicinal and recreational benefits without the anxiety and paranoia.”

Is Delta 8 Legal?

The Federal Farm Bill defines ‘hemp’ as cannabis with less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC. This means that many entrepreneurs and their customers are able to take advantage of the technical, albeit legally important, distinction between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC. Even in prohibition states like Texas, Wisconsin, and North Carolina, you can find Delta 8 at gas stations, tobacco shops, and health stores.

Delta 8 THC Drug Test

You should avoid using Delta 8 THC if you need to pass a drug screening. Most drug testing kits cannot differentiate between legal Delta 8 THC and illegal Delta 9 THC.

Where is Delta 8 Available?

The best place to shop for Delta 8 products is online with reputable companies. Call the business and ask about their growing practices. Choose sustainably grown, ethically sourced products. Check out

Delta 8 Near Me

Most likely, you can find some kind of Delta 8 product at a nearby retail location. Be warned though … the industry is notorious for shady products that misrepresent their contents. You are better off ordering farm-direct from companies that care about their products, their customers, and their land!

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