Delta-8 THC products are an alternative form of cannabis, made by extracting the CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) from a plant. This makes them the Superior delta-8 products for your health.
What are Delta-8 THC products?
Delta-8 THC is the name for a type of cannabis extract which is made from CBD and some amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. CBD is essentially thought to be similar to the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp. It has been found to have many benefits associated with it such as relieving pain, inflammation and nausea while maintaining calmness and focus.
Delta-8 THC extract is made by extracting the CBD and THC from a plant. The cannabis is then put into a solvent, which separates the cannabinoids from the plant’s material. The solution of cannabinoids is then purified before being put on to a base like an oil or wax – hence Delta-8 THC products are made.
Delta-8 THC has been sold commercially in Europe after legislation was altered in 2001, however only recently has it become popular in North America, where it was legalised for recreational use under certain circumstances in Colorado and Washington State on January 1st 2014. It is likely that Delta-8 THC may be legalised for medical use sometime soon in the United Kingdom as well.
Delta-8 THC Effectiveness and Production
Delta-8 THC is a lot more psychoactive than CBD, described as “stronger and ‘deeper’ than high-CBD strains”, according to projectcbd.org . This is because there are fewer CB1 receptors in the brain for Delta-8 THC to bond to, hence the product acts differently whilst not being absorbed by the body as much. With this product, the user may experience a “serious case of the munchies”. This means that they are likely to eat a vast amount of food while under the influence of Delta-8 THC.
Delta-8 THC is a legal alternative to cannabis, making the actual consumption of Delta-8 THC products legal in Colorado and Washington State. It is however still illegal to buy.
The legality of producing Delta-8 THC products has been somewhat vague since it was first produced about 12 years ago, with sales practices “similar to those for other medical supplements”. There have been many documented cases where health shops have been selling products as containing Delta-8 THC without actually having it; this has in the past caused many people to be charged with unlawful use of a psychoactive substance.
Delta-8 THC has been said to be the most likely to gain legality in the UK, with good evidence that it could be approved as medicine in a relatively short period of time. This would allow health shops to sell it whilst not being criminally liable for selling an ‘illegal’ product. It remains a legal alternative in Canada and Europe where Delta-8 THC is legalised.