Delta-8 THC - What is it?
Last week we wrote about the differences between THC and CBD and how the “entourage effect” can influence your cannabis experience. This week, we’re doing a deep dive on a little known but increasingly trendy cannabinoid called Delta-8 THC. In this #FlowerzFriday blog post, we’ll be outlining what exactly Delta-8 THC is, how it differs from its chemically-similar cousins (THC & THCa) and how it affects the body and mind.
But first! Join us in celebrating the launch of our brand new Delta-8 THC cartridges by taking 20% off your entire order with code COPE2020!
Delta-8, Delta-9...what’s the difference?
Along with CBD, CBG and Delta-9 THC is some of the most common cannabinoids known to cannabis scientists. Although Delta-9 is a household name amongst most cannabis professionals, it’s not as well known to the average consumer.
Basically, Delta-9 THC is the compound that creates the traditional psychoactive “high” feeling that we all know and love. It’s chemically akin relative, Delta-8 THC, is so similar that it’s said to produce the same effects at “regular” THC, just dialed down a bit.
It’s even said that Delta-8 THC can give you a sort of “high” feeling without the anxiety or nausea that THC can sometimes induce. In fact, Delta-8 THC has been prescribed specifically for nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.
How Delta-8 affects the body and mind
Delta-8 THC has been used to treat similar ailments as its relatives, just with a more psychoactive baseline. So the next time you’re feeling that heart rate increase, or you're getting a sense of paranoia, reach for our Delta-8 carts instead of your high potency distillate.
Is it legal?
Yes! Because Delta-8 THC is so close to Delta-9 (I mean, they’re literally separated by a single number), many think it’s also a Schedule-I narcotic. It’s not, so long as it is hemp-derived. All hemp-derived cannabis products containing less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC, is federally legal under 2018’s Farm Bill.
You’ll find that all our brand new Delta-8 cartridges are fully compliant with the Farm Bill and can be shipped to all 50 states!
Where can I get some?
Delta-8 THC is a new player to the cannabis game, so they’re kind of hard to come by. But lucky for you, we have three (yes, three!) brand new Delta-8 THC cartridges for you to try. Our initial launch of these trendy new carts include three different strains: Blue Dream, Pineapple Express and, just in time for the holiday season, Apple Pie!