Even with legalization of Cannabis increasing, a lot of the country is still not 100% behind the plant. The laws make it hard for a lot of Americans to enjoy a great Cannabis buzz, causing many to consume while risking potential legal ramifications. Many quite severe in certain states/jurisdictions. But now, thanks to products made with the cannabinoid delta-8 THC becoming available to consumers throughout the USA, that is about to change.
Introducing Delta 8 THC To The USA
As with close relative delta-9 THC, mostly responsible for producing the Cannabis high that has been the plants claim to fame, delta-8 THC produces psychoactive effects, but at a weaker scale. Christian Peterson, Co-founder, Head of Product Development, and COO of product manufacturer WUNDER, described the effects of delta-8 THC to High Times:
“Delta-8 THC creates more of an in-your-body sensation and physical relaxation. With less psychoactivity than delta-9, D8 produces a clear high without the anxiety often associated with D9. It can help people feel more in tune with themselves, more present in the mind, and it heightens the senses.”
Delta-8 THC From Hemp
The difference between delta 8 and delta 9 is the location of a double bond. Delta-8 works with both CB1 and CB2 receptors, with the psychotropic potency being around 1/3 to 1/2 that of delta-9 THC. Delta-8 naturally occurs in Cannabis plants in small trace amounts of less than 1% of dried flowers.
Delta 8 Studied and Researched
Delta-8 THC was first researched during the 1960’s, and research studies have shown that delta 8 provides several therapeutic benefits: nausea aid, anti-anxiety relief, stimulation of appetite, analgesic, as well as neuroprotective qualities.
Delta-8 THC products are quickly popping up on the Cannabis scene. There are multiple hemp and CBD companies offering delta 8 vaping products so, keep an eye out. You can expect big things from delta-8 THC!
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Written by: Ethan; Herbal Wehrhouse
Edited by: Veronica Castillo
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