Is Delta 8 THC Legal?

Every cannabis user is familiar with its psychoactive component (THC). But THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is not the only psychoactive component found in the hemp plant. THC is a group of analogs, each of which has unique properties, although they have some common properties. There are Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 THC, and THCa. THCa is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in a raw cannabis plant. When the hemp plant dries up, THCa gradually converts into Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 occurs in fewer amounts in the cannabis plant. That is why some manufacturers use synthetic methods. This method includes altering CBD to create Delta 8 THC. But this means that the product still must not contain more than 0.3% of Delta 9 in order to remain legal.

Legality & Benefits Of Delta 8

The legal status of this component is a bit complicated compared to THC. It is not a direct yes or no answer. According to the 2018 Hemp Farm Bill, all hemp-based products are legal if they come from hemp plants that do not exceed a 0.3% THC level. Moreover, every US state has its unique laws, so it is not a straightforward yes answer for all the states. Delta 8 offers some extraordinary and delightful wellness benefits with its unique properties and does not deliver have the psychoactive effect like Delta 9. This is the main reason why Delta 8 has become so popular recently among cannabis users. It can provide beneficial properties like CBD with non-intoxicating effects. In addition, this rare component has shown positive results among the users, who mention its anti-anxiety, antidepressant, pain relief properties, and appetite stimulating properties, eliminating extreme nausea, and anti cancer properties. That is why many CBD manufacturers lately started to produce Delta 8 infused products. This component appears to be a middle ground between CBD's and THC's effects, giving the best benefits that the hemp plant can offer. The manufacturers produce Delta 8 products for customer use in various forms and flavors. The most popular products are Delta 8 enriched flower, vape cartridges, soft drinks, gummies, and tinctures.

Side Effects 

However, despite the beneficial properties of Delta 8 THC, however, there may be some side effects while using Delta 8 enriched products. You may experience dizziness, weakness, muscle tension, or tremor, increased body awareness. Also, dryness of the mouth and throat, increase heart rate, reddening the eyes, sleepiness, change in visual perception, etc. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before taking hemp-infused products. In some cases, it may interfere with other medications, causing unwanted side effects, which may not accrue if taken alone.

Conclusion

If you are worried about the legal status of Delta 8, consider buying products from reliable sources. Your best chance to get legal Delta 8 THC product is through licensed dispensaries. One important note - keep in mind that many of the products you can buy in the streets may contain a high amount of Delta 9 THC. In this way, you can rest guaranteed that the product you have purchased is legal and safe. However, if you live in Iowa, Delaware, Alaska, Nevada, Idaho, Mississippi, Arkansas, Nebraska, or Utah, you can not experience the benefits of Delta 8 products. All kinds of cannabis products are illegal in these US states.

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