Delta-8 THC, which is unregulated hemp chemical, can be made from hemp. At this moment, there are no regulations concerning child-proofing, lab testing, or labeling specific to the strength and dosage of Delta-8 products.
What is delta-8 CBD?
The cannabis plant can produce hundreds of chemicals that can interact to the human body. The most prominent chemicals found within the cannabis plant include delta-9 THC and cannabidiol.
Delta-8 that naturally occurs is very rare. The plant can convert small amounts of delta-9 to delta-8 by exposing it to light and oxygen. It is essential that the plant contains very little delta-8. Therefore, manufacturers must produce it in a factory with hemp derived CBD. These strong Acids can be used to transform CBD into this more mind-altering compound.
The delta-8 THC is not used for human research. However, laboratory or animal tests have shown that delta-8 THC can produce effects identical to THC (delta-9).
Both delta-8 & delta-9 cause mind-altering side effects by binding with special proteins throughout the brain. These are the Receptors. Although delta-8 is known as “diet weed”, it’s sold as a weaker THC variant. However, there are contradicting research on animals and not enough human data to make this definitively.
How do you determine if you’ve purchased delta-8 cannabis?
Delta-8 products are most often sold online in tobacco shops as well as in states where cannabis use is illegal. It could be found in vape juice, edibles, capsules, and tinctures. It is also found in hemp that has been sprayed with Delta-8 oil.
Labeling and packaging of delta-8 products can sometimes be confusing or misleading. If you see products being advertised as any of the above, you may be looking at a Delta-8 THC product.
- Diet weed
- Light cannabis
- Delta-8 hemp
- Delta-8 CBD
Something that can give you a “legal High”
What are some of the dangers from delta-8 THC?
Pure delta-8 does not directly cause Death from overdose in healthy adults (just as regular THC). Due to the lack of regulation in the hemp market, these products can be contaminated with elements from manufacturing processes such as pesticides or mold. You are exposed to the same risks when you buy delta-8 products as when you purchase black-market cannabis.
Many people accidentally consume too much of delta-8, thinking they’re CBD or hemp. These side effect would be especially troubling for someone who was not expecting any effects psychoactive.
- Panic, fear, or anxiety
- Trouble with your body coordination and your thinking
- Being able to see or hear things you don’t actually know.
- Feeling out of control or having irrational thoughts
What should you do when you experience severe side effects due to delta-8 THC?
If you have any of these symptoms, they are likely temporary and will improve over time. If you’ve occupied too much of delta-8 in an edible form, it may take up to 12 to touch ordinary.
While there is no treatment for excessive delta-8, there are many selfcare options that you can employ while you wait for the effects of the drug to wear off. If you experience breathing difficulties or other serious symptoms, contact Poison Control right away or go to an emergency department.