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WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM DELTA 8?

Although it comes from the same source as CBD, Delta 8 offers a very different experience from other common hemp cannabinoids. Many users claim that it helps them with some of the same therapeutic purposes as traditional CBD, but the feeling Delta 8 causes is far more noticeable. Unlike CBD, Delta 8 is psychoactive and may cause intoxication at moderate doses. However, most users describe the feeling as pleasant or even euphoric. However, everyone will have a slightly different experience with Delta 8, so new users should be careful to moderate their dosage.

HOW IS DELTA 8 MADE?

Delta 8 THC is found naturally in the cannabis plant. Specifically, the Delta 8 you’ll find at CBD Choice comes from hemp. Manufacturers can extract Delta 8 from hemp using the same extraction methods as for other cannabinoids; of these methods, Supercritical CO2 extraction is the most popular.

However, hemp naturally produces only very small amounts of Delta 8. Making concentrated doses of Delta 8 from these small amounts would be infeasible, so most manufacturers actually create their Delta 8 by manipulating natural CBD, Delta 8’s cousin. CBD is first isolated from the hemp plant, then synthesized into Delta 8 in the laboratory.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Delta 8 is short for “Delta 8 THC”, or “Delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol”. Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid found naturally in hemp, much like CBD or traditional THC (which is technically Delta 9 THC). It is found in very small quantities in natural hemp, and products containing large concentrations of Delta 8 have only recently become more popular and widely available.
Delta 8 is legal at the Federal level under the 2018 Farm Bill, which is the same bill that legalized CBD. However, several states have independently banned the sale and/or use of Delta 8. At this time, CBD Choice is unable to ship to the following states, which do not permit Delta 8 sale or use:
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah
Delta 8 and CBD have very different effects, and CBD users should be sure to research the effects before making the switch to Delta 8 THC. Delta 8 is psychoactive, and many users will experience a “high” or other noticeable intoxication with moderate-sized doses. Research into Delta 8’s therapeutic applications is ongoing, but anecdotal reports suggest some similarities and differences with CBD’s. Many users report that Delta 8’s effects are somewhat euphoric, which helps them to manage anxiety and may offer some of the other mental health benefits of CBD.
Just like with CBD, Delta 8 can be made into virtually any type of product. At this time, however, Delta 8 edibles and Delta 8 vaporizers are the most common by far. As the market for Delta 8 increases and more manufacturers begin producing their own product lines, you can expect the Delta 8 product offerings to increase and new and exciting types of Delta 8 products to become available. Note that, at the time of writing, CBD Choice has chosen not to stock Delta 8 vape products. This is because of the recent expansion of the PACT Act, which now limits the sale and shipment of all vape products, regardless of whether they contain nicotine.
Just as with CBD, it’s impossible to give a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Every user’s physiology and treatment needs differ, so proper dosage will vary from person to person. The best option is, as always, to start small until you’re sure how Delta 8 will affect you. However, experience with other cannabinoids can be a useful guide for starting out. Delta 8 offers a much more noticeable effect than does CBD. Even experienced CBD or cannabis users should take significantly less Delta 8 than CBD. By contrast, most sources suggest that Delta 8 is somewhat weaker than traditional THC. As such, experienced THC users may find success using the same or slightly higher doses of Delta 8 as they would with traditional THC. Again, the best option is always to start small and increase your dosage only as necessary and after you’ve experienced the small dose’s effects. After all, you can always take more, but you can’t take less! And as a plus, you may find that a small dose works well, keeping you feeling your best and your supply full for longer!
Delta 8 is not the same as traditional THC (which is actually Delta 9 THC), despite the similarity in both name and effect. Indeed, Delta 8 is rightly called “Delta 8 THC”, and these cannabinoids are closely related to each other. But nonetheless, they sport a number of important differences. Chemically speaking, the Delta 8 molecule is almost identical to that of Delta 9 THC. The only difference is in the placement of a double bond: on the 8th carbon for the former, on the 9th carbon for the latter. On the physiological level, Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC work very similarly. They both interact similarly with the body’s endocannabinoid system and cause similar effects when ingested and processed. However, most users report that Delta 8’s effects are weaker than those of traditional THC.
Many manufacturers produce Delta 8 vaporizers, Delta 8 vape juices, and Delta 8 carts. And while these products may be widely available in certain locations, most online vendors are now unable to stock them. That’s due to the government’s recent expansion of the PACT Act. The bill stands for “Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act”, and is supposedly aimed at limiting the sale of traditional cigarettes and nicotine-based vaporizers. However, the wording of the expanded Act is broad enough to include all vaporizer products, regardless of whether they contain nicotine or not! As such, current federal law makes it extremely difficult for online vendors to sell vaporizer products, and carriers like USPS, FedEx, DHS, and UPS are no longer able to ship vapes. CBD Choice will keep a close eye on the PACT Act moving forward. If it is altered or clarified such that non-nicotine vapes are once again permitted, we will be sure to offer the best Delta 8 vape products on the market.