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Delta-8 is a cannabis compound that became popular because of its chemical similarity to delta-9 THC, the compound in cannabis that gets you high. Users claim it offers a lighter high with effects of euphoria, happiness, pain relief, and more without the large amounts of THC or its side effects that are found in most cannabis strains. 

Although the legality of delta-8 is a bit of a gray area, according to the 2018 farm bill, hemp can be legally grown and used for extractions all over the U.S., making delta-8 legal in states where delta-9 is illegal. However, nearly all delta-8 THC on the market is derived from hemp, which makes it, in theory, part of a federally legal origin. Because of the similar user experience to delta-9, many hemp processors are ramping up production to meet this new demand as consumers across the country are asking for more of this product. 

Does Delta-8 make you high?

Yes. Delta-8 is the most popular in states where cannabis is illegal because it allows users to experience THC-like effects from cannabis. However, some consumers prefer a milder product or want to avoid some of the adverse side effects associated with THC.

What are the effects of Delta-8?

Delta-8 consumers have reported a very similar effect as that of traditional THC. Users said a mild euphoria, happiness, and uplifting feelings, and some users have even reported relief from symptoms such as pain; However, the compound is much less potent than THC; users describe it as a mild high with side effects ranging from dry mouth, red eyes, hunger, paranoia, anxiety and more. Because this product affects each person differently, more research needs to be done to understand its effects on the body.

What are the benefits of Delta-8?

Delta-8 is similar to THC products, so consumers can expect to achieve the same benefits from consuming it. Consumers often take Delta-8 for pain relief, anxiety, nausea, or insomnia. Because this product is becoming popular quickly, more research is being done to see its potential benefits for consumers. 

How does Delta-8 Compare to CBD?

Delta-8 is similar to Delta-9 THC, which gives you a high feeling. CBD does not attach to the body’s endocannabinoid system and therefore is non-intoxicating. Most consumers look for Delta-8 THC if they want to feel the effects of THC. If you want to avoid feeling intoxicated, you might want to try a pure CBD product instead. 

How is Delta-8 made?

Delta-8 is one of the many cannabinoids found in hemp plants in trace amounts. Hemp is legal to grow anywhere in the U.S. and is now more available than ever. The most common way it is produced is by extracting CBD from hemp and then refining it into an isolate synthesized into delta-8. This process is expensive and comes at a high production cost, and it is also in high demand, so the combination of those two factors price is higher than many other cannabis products. 

Is it safe?

This is one of the most critical questions a consumer has before using any cannabinoid products. Unfortunately, because of rapid growth in the cannabis industry, many unlicensed, untested delta-8 THC cartridges are purchased on the unregulated market and sold to the general public. The problem began in 2019 when the booming market allowed unregulated businesses to pollute their vape oil with toxic vitamin E acetate. The result was thousands of hospitalizations and more than 60 deaths. Although the industry is becoming more regulated, purchasing delta-8 THC cartridges outside a legal state-licensed cannabis store is still just as risky. 

How can I ensure the products I’m using are safe?

The best way to confirm the product you are using is safe is to have it tested by a 3rd party lab. At LUX Leaf DX, we understand that safety is your top priority. Getting accurate information is the top priority when choosing a lab for your cannabinoid products. At LUX Leaf, we have invested heavily in our state-of-the-art lab and pride ourselves on providing you with fast, accurate results. Call us today to get started!

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