What is Delta-8-THC?
Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant, typically only in small amounts. However, CBD can be converted into delta-8-THC through a chemical reaction.
How does Delta-8-THC compare to Delta-9-THC?
The chemical structure of delta-8-THC is similar to that of its well-known cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC), the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana. That’s what gets you “high.”
Both delta-8 and delta-9 are forms of THC. But when people refer to THC, they usually mean the delta-9 that’s found in high concentrations in marijuana. Both produce a euphoric, fuzzy feeling, but delta-8 causes a milder high.
In fact, delta-8 is often referred to as “marijuana-lite” or “diet weed.”
What are the benefits, effects, and side effects of Delta-8-THC?
The most commonly reported benefits from our customers for Delta-8-THC have been elevated mood, relaxation, anxiety/stress relief, improved sleep, general pain/inflammation relief, and headache relief. Given the similarities between delta-8 and delta-9-THC, you may also experience some of the same side effects. Because delta-8 is a minor cannabinoid with far fewer human studies, there are fewer published findings on its side effects and warnings. However, side effects that may overlap with THC can include dry mouth, redness of eyes, paranoia, feeling hungry, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and increased heart rate. When paired with CBD, it can reduce some of these psychoactive effects.
Does Delta-8-THC show up on a drug test?
Yes, in most cases. Drug tests look for regular THC (delta-9), and because of its similarities to delta-9-THC, delta-8 lasts in the body for a similar length of time and could be picked up by a drug test.
It is worth noting that the way delta-8 and THC are broken down in your body can be highly unique to you. There are a number of factors that influence this, including how the substances are being consumed (e.g., smoking, edibles) and what other cannabinoids are present in the product. How long delta-8 stays in your system can also be affected by these variables, as well as how often you consume these products and their potency.
The bottom line is that if you’re concerned about failing a drug test, it’s best to avoid delta-8 products.
Are there any states where Delta-8-THC is illegal?
Yes, delta-8-THC is illegal in some states. Visit www.SunnySkiesCBD.com/delta8-products for a complete list.
**Standard Disclaimer: CBD is not FDA-approved. We make no such claims that using our products will guarantee relief. Moreover, research regarding CBD is still ongoing and in the early stages.**