Every new decade brings new ways of life with it. The knowledge and experiences accumulated from the previous ten years never miss putting forward a fresh attitude towards old things. It is reflected in every industry as well as each little aspect of life. Cannabis enthusiasts might have had some experience of this phenomenon at the start of this decade too. Over a couple of years, a new strain of cannabinoids had taken over the shelves of convenience stores, the internet, and every possible place where these types of products are available. It is Delta-8 THC, a close relative of the ever-popular Delta-9 THC.
What is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is a chemical compound that is produced naturally in the hemp plant. It comes under the category of Cannabinoids alongside its ‘cousin’ Delta-9 THC and substances like CBD, CBN, and CBG. Cannabinoids are distinguished by their typical effects on their consumers. However, not every cannabinoid imposes its effects equally. One of the main reasons behind Delta-8 THC’s recent rise to fame could be its similarities with the traditionally more popular Delta-9. They both have almost identical molecular structures except for one chemical bond. Structural similarities also leave their mark on functional properties. But one should not belittle the fundamental difference in the molecular structure. It influences the degree to which the effects of these substances are observed.
A brief look inside the world of Delta-8
The process involving the production of Delta-8 has never been easy. It cannot be extracted as easily as other cannabinoids could be. It naturally occurs at a very low concentration; often less than one percent. The usual processes of extraction using carbon dioxide are therefore not possible. Rather the manufacturers use its isomers to synthesize it with the help of various external agents. Isomers are molecules that have the same atoms but in different organizations. One such isomer is CBD.
A minor controversy related to the legality of Delta-8 has been seen recently. Some people were asking whether Delta-8 could be legal as per federal law. However, except for a few states (16 to be precise), none of the states has imposed any kind of particular regulations related to it. It is easily available in most of the United States of America.
Best Delta-8 products
The rising popularity and thus demands of Delta-8 THC forces many brands to fill markets with their delta-infused products. The products come in all sizes and shapes, patterns, and colours. Some of these goods are more popular than others of course but all of them found their niche. Delta-8 THC-infused tinctures are becoming more popular than ever while gummies and candies saw a rise in their sales. Many prefer cakes. Many favour Delta-8 infused chocolate bars. These edible products will get you the desired effect from thirty to ninety minutes. Vaping is also a favoured mode of consuming delta products for many. Therefore, vape cartridges are also among the top priority products. Pre-rolls also found their base customers. Vaping can lead you to feel change much faster; often within thirty minutes. Few companies manufacture drinks that are similar in their effect to edible products.
Where to buy Delta-8 products
From every regular pharmacy to boutique weed retailers, goods that contain Delta-8 THC are almost everywhere. However, these locations might house some faulty products. As well as customers often haven’t any clue about the details of their product while purchasing from these shops. Therefore, many prefer the internet to be their choice of means by which they purchase delta-8 THC products. Sellers often are compelled to maintain transparency in their manufacturing processes. There is no way one can lie about their product quality and still get to keep their customers. Brands couldn’t help but put a customer review section that is available publicly. The customers can thus be sure about their standards before any purchase.
Delta-8 THC is much less potent than Delta-9 due to its natural low concentration. Still one must not consume these products with other psychoactive substances e.g. tranquillizers. Therefore, in such cases, it is important to take suggestions from your doctor before purchasing delta-8 THC products.