More people than ever are loving Delta 8. But you may be surprised to know those same people may or may not fully understand what it truly is, what it isn’t and what it offers. So I found some interesting facts I thought you may find interesting too.
1. Delta 8 has been around for quite a while.
This particular type of THC was synthesized and isolated in the early 1970’s, way after Delta 9 THC became the first identified cannabinoid. It was researched strictly for the medical field. But because of the Marihuana Act of 1937, our good ol’ US Government banned cannabis and most all cannabinoids. That stipulation put research to a screeching halt. Thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, Delta 8 was removed from the Controlled Substances Act making it a federally legal version of THC. It is the first time in 100 years that there is a legal version of THC on the market. Even people in states that have banned cannabis can still legally purchase D8 products.
2. Companies synthesize Delta 8
Delta 8 is 100% natural cannabinoid that exists in hemp and cannabis. Alongside CBD, Delta 9 and the hundreds of other naturally occurring compounds that give these plants their incredible therapeutic properties. Delta 8 exists within each plant but in very small quantities so it’s hard to extract. The good news is the Delta 8 molecule resembles CBD structurally . Chemists can use a simple process to chemically convert one into the other. When done correctly, it is then crystal clear Delta 8 in an extremely pure form.
3. Companies do not grow Delta 8 flower
Since Delta 8 grows in extremely small quantities – too small to even feel. That means there is no usable Delta 8 flower. Remember the THC is added through another process.
4. There are still Indica & Sativa breeds (strains)
Because Delta 8 THC shares many of the same qualities as Delta 9 THC, this also includes Indica and Sativa breeds. They define the profile of the THC – Indica is considered a night time, relaxing breed while Sativa is known for it’s uplifting feels. Because Delta 8 is naturally less intoxicating, it is reported that Sativa breeds are more effective while Indica is similar but more mellow.
5. Delta 8 does have some psychoactive properties
Research shows Delta 8 as being half as potent as Delta 9 THC. That means you’lll still feel those sensations, just not as intense. Delta 8 binds differently with receptors in the body, resulting in a alert experience. Delta 8 is lighter, more functional. The best part is it won’t make you feel some type of paranoid way and definitely won’t make you feel like you have a head full of fuzz.
I hope you found some of these interesting. As research continues, I’m sure there will be way more interesting facts to come along. You know I’ll be watching out for them.