Delta 8 THC occurs naturally in cannabis, whether hemp or marijuana. The reason hemp flower does not provide an euphoric experience is because compounds like Delta 8 are in minuscule percentages within the buds. Our Delta 8 is naturally derived from industrial hemp to satisfy federal and state regulations. The process involves converting CBD, sourced from hemp, into CBD isolate, a highly pure crystalline form of CBD. CBD isolate converts into Delta 8 THC through isomerization. Hemp processors heat the isolate in an organic solvent and introduce a variety of acids to catalyze a reaction. This process creates the Delta 8 THC Molecule. Delta 8 THC itself is not synthetic. The conversion process synthesizes Delta 8 at higher potencies.
Does Delta 8 Work
If you are asking, "will delta 8 get me high"? Yes, it sure will. Although Delta 8 is not as potent as Delta 9, it's a legitimately psychoactive compound. The permanent legalization of Delta 8 in North Carolina and passive legal acknowledgment in most of the United States have been positive for states that don't benefit from the legalization of recreational cannabis.
Some people prefer the euphoric effects of Delta 8 to those of Delta 9; to each their own. Recreational and medical cannabis products have been growing stronger over the years. Some may go as far as to say that some of those products have become too intense for casual enjoyment. The more laid-back high provided by Delta 8 products may be a new lease on euphoria.
Delta 8 vs. Delta 9
Delta 8 and Delta 9 have similar effects on the body through the endocannabinoid system. They both create effects of euphoria and a mental state more commonly defined as a "high." Both have relatively the same molecular structure. The difference is that the double bond for Delta 8 is on the 8th carbon while on the 9th for Delta 9; hence their names. The double bond is what gives THC the psychoactive quality.
Is Delta 8 Legal
We are lucky to be in North Carolina, where hemp and all of its derivatives are permanently legal due to the passing of NC SB 455. So yes, Delta 8 is permitted in NC. The majority of states have yet to legalize Delta 8 permanently. The situation for those states is that Delta 8 is Legal because it meets the definition of the 2018 Federal Farm Bill: "All derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent." When shipping an order, ensure that Delta 8 is legal in your specific state or territory.
We source our products from hemp-derived CBD that contains no more than .3% Delta 9 THC by dry weight. When we use "cannabis" or "marijuana," we're talking about plants and products with a Delta 9 THC content higher than .3%. It is illegal in most states to sell Delta 8 sourced from marijuana or cannabis. Some states have specific laws banning Delta 8 THC. We believe Delta 8 THC is safe since we have thoroughly tested it, and it naturally occurs in hemp. The only thing synthetic about Delta 8 is the conversion from CBD, which is necessary to have Delta 8 in a high purity concentration.
Why Delta 8
Your endocannabinoid system keeps a healthy balance within your body to maintain homeostasis. Delta 8 binds with the CB1 and CB2 receptors within the body. Many people enjoy the apparent effects and benefit from the more subtle background processes of the cannabinoid.
More Mild Euphoria
People who typically consume cannabis or marijuana Delta 9 are less likely to consume non-psychoactive CBD. At the same time, traditional cannabis or marijuana may be too intense for some consumers. Delta 9 is 30-50% less potent than Delta 9 THC. Many consumers of Delta 8 claim the high is smoother and more relaxing for their mental state.
Boost your Appetite
Although Delta 9 THC is stronger than Delta 8 THC on an mg for mg comparison, Delta 8 substantially influences appetite. The appetite stimulation from Delta 8 can be twice as intense as Delta 9. In turn, this leads to a higher rate of food consumption.
Scientists have explored the interactions between Delta 8 and the human brain. Delta 8 THC can increase levels of choline and acetylcholine. These increased levels may aid in the prevention or management of neurodegenerative disorders.
Research shows Delta 8 THC stimulates anxiolytic effects, which destress consumers without amplifying discomfort.
All of our products contain no more than .3% Delta 9 THC by dry weight.
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