Delta (Δ) is a term used in math and chemistry to describe a variation of something. In the case of delta 8 THC, it’s a variation of the THC molecule — which you’re probably aware is the primary active ingredient in marijuana plants.
Delta 9 THC is the most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana — making up about 99% of the THC profile of the plant. This molecule has a double bond on the 9th carbon chain — hence the name, delta 9.
What Does Delta 8 THC Feel Like?
Delta 8 feels very similar to delta 9 THC — but with a bit of a twist.
Compared to delta 9, delta 8 is much more mellow. It’s popular among people who wish to use the compound to chill out at home, wind down for bed, or offset the inevitable stress we absorb throughout the day.
Delta 8 is much more relaxing than delta 9, and about 50% as strong. All this means is you’ll need to take about twice as many drops to get the same results.
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The final step of all our extractions is to send a sample off to a third-party lab for analysis. You can find a history of our third-party labs on our lab testing page.
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Is Delta 8 THC Legal?
Regulations around the use of cannabis-derived substances are in constant flux. Every year, new research is published that contradicts our current perspectives on criminalizing the use of both plant-based and synthetic substances.
Research has consistently shown that by decriminalizing substances (such as cannabis), drug addiction rates go down, quality of life improves, and we experience less police brutality and marginalization for non-violent crimes.
When it comes to delta 8, there are two categories it can fall under from a legal perspective. Which laws apply to you depend on where you live:
1. Legal by proxy
States that have no specific state laws on delta 8 THC fall back onto federal laws. The 2018 Farm Bill signed by President Trump permits any hemp-derived products that contain less than 0.3% delta 9 THC.
Some states have extended the regulations put in place by the federal government to ban all isomers of THC over 0.3%. This makes delta 8 THC products illegal.