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Delta 8 The Legal THC

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When the farm bill was passed in 2018 it legalized hemp as long as the plant only contained 3% or less of delta 9 THC.  As the language in the bill stands, delta 9 THC must be less than 0.3%, but any of the other 113 plus cannabinoids are perfectly legal.  Delta 8 is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in cannabis sativa, usually in concentrations of less than 1%.  Since it occurs naturally in such low concentrations, it must be extracted and concentrated to higher levels for its usefulness to be seen.

Delta 8 is a psychoactive cannabinoid, this is its largest and most obvious use. Many have described the effect as a functional euphoria, the good parts of delta 9 minus the overwhelming feeling.  There are many other potential benefits including possibly being much better than delta 9 at preventing nausea to the point of increasing appetite without feeling hunger.  There is also potential with aiding in the reduction of tumor growth, however, benefits aside, it’s defining quality will be its euphoric properties. A property it has without causing anxiety like delta 9.

As far as legality is concerned, delta 8 is federally legal, however, several states have banned delta 8 including Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, and Utah.  If you live in one of the states not listed you can buy delta 8 now, and if you live in a state that has legal recreational, delta 8 is still an option for you because of its different effects than delta 9 and the fact they are not taxed the same helps with the cost.

As with CBD, many companies mass-produce products to meet demand and skip worrying about quality or potency.  Lab reports and trusted sellers are a good place to start when looking to buy any cannabis products, and always enjoy your products responsibly.


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