Since the beginning, when Delta 8 THC has become popular in the hemp market, many US states begin to renew the regulations regarding hemp-infused products. US states are responding to Delta 8 products by examining this particular compound and making new regulations regarding the hemp industry. Some states are approving and some ban products infused with this exact compound. Perhaps the main reason for banning Delta 8 products is that it is an oxidized Delta 9 (regular THC). This particular component appears in such small quantities that it is impossible to extract it from the hemp plants. There are several hundred types of phytochemicals in the cannabis plant, the effects of which are not yet fully understood. Although cannabis contains many compounds, most of these compounds appear in minimum amounts. For example, it is estimated that Delta 8 is between 0.3% and 0.5%, while Delta 9 can exceed 20%. When Delta 8 THC is in such minimal amounts, it is difficult to determine if it could have a significant impact. However, much research shows that trace compounds (including Delta 8) build-up to create a synergistic effect known as the entourage effect.
Nowadays, some therapeutic studies are using Delta 8 as an anti-nausea drug. Numerous reports state that while Delta 8 binds to the same receptors as Delta 9, it is 50% less psychoactive and 80% more effective as an anti-nausea drug than THC. Delta 8 produces similarly psychotropic effects, such as relaxation, decreased muscle activity, and memory impairment, but requires much higher concentration. These differences made Delta 8 a beneficial recreational and therapeutic hemp component. During leisure time, people usually use Delta 8 to ensure that they won't get too high. It is mainly used in therapy to produce beneficial effects such as eliminating nausea without significant psychotropic impact.
Delta 8 Legalization In Michigan
Michigan state lawmakers recently confirmed a case of bills demanding hemp-derived Delta 8 alongside other drugs that simulate a cannabis high, regulated by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. The committee unanimously accepted the statements, which now progress to the full House for a vote. The committee wants to allow Delta 8 products to enter the hemp market to promote the well-being of all Michiganders. The products can be available to anyone, which people can find in party stores, gas stations, and vape shops. The state lawmakers were looking at Delta 8 and other products, which do not go under the definition of marijuana, to have similar security requirements as Delta 9 products.
After Michigan's new regulation regarding Delta 8, lawmakers in Illinois, Oklahoma, and North Dakota started considering regulatory clarifications and bans of Delta 8 products. Hopefully, soon other states will follow Michigan's example.
What Are the Benefits Of The Hemp?
The first idea of cannabis that comes into our mind is two main compounds: CBD and THC because they are very popular and produce medicinal and psychotropic effects. Delta 9 - commonly referred to as THC, is believed to be the compound by which the hemp strains are divided. While Delta 9 produces most of the psychotropic effects, Delta 8 also produces independent psychoactivity but doubling changes such as anti-anxiety and relaxed mood. At first sight, the construction of these two molecules seems identical except for one line in the top ring. This line represents a new molecular bond, and although it does not appear to alter the molecule visibly, it can significantly change its bonding properties and stability. Delta 8 can turn into Delta 9 because the latter is much more stable. The "Delta 8 bond" does not prefer this position and moves to the more stable Delta 9 state, and the molecule changes. This transition is one reason why Delta 9 is higher than Delta 8.
For most compounds to work, they need to bind to a receptor in the body. Remember that this mechanism is a key and a lock. THC can bind only to its receptor. Because Delta 8 and Delta 9 have remarkably similar structures at their molecular level, they can bind to the same receptors CB1 and CB2 throughout the central nervous system.
Some statements show different activities when the two Delta 9 molecules attach to different receptors. Some claim that CB2 is stimulated when Delta 8 binds but passive when Delta 9 binds. Others argue that the receptor is active regardless of the molecule, but THC has a more limited attraction for CB2. The effects of a loose bond are not well understood. Nevertheless, when a hemp compound binds to its corresponding receptor, it forwards the message throughout the cell. All of this is based on structure and minor differences. Because of the unique link transfer between Delta 8 and Delta 9, users report different levels of feeling. Some users state that Delta 8 is much quieter and does not make them anxious. Other reports have shown that Delta 8 releases them of feeling nausea while not being as disoriented as those commonly occurring with Delta 9. Keep in mind that Delta 8 in cannabis breaks down naturally and can turn into a different form of THC, like Delta 9. Therefore, it is unlikely that a single strain would continuously carry large amounts of Delta 8. However, it is possible to buy it in its extracted form. Delta 8 is a desirable compound as it creates a more relaxed high, while high anxiety levels are ordinarily associated with Delta 9. Many companies have started extracting it from cannabis and hemp to obtain products with a higher concentration of Delta 8. One only has to look at photos of the Delta 8 and Delta 9 to see that they are so similar to each other that it is hard to believe that their properties can be different and so unique. Users who want a less intense high with suppressed anxiety are advised to try Delta 8 products.