Exploring Legal THC
What is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is an organic compound, derived from hemp. It is structurally similar to Delta-9 THC, which is the primary psychoactive compound found in marijuana and was originally believed to be responsible for the "high" associated with its use. Although similar to D9, D8 THC is slightly less potent. It is legally enjoyed by millions due to the reported euphoric, tranquil state, and minimal health risks.
How does Delta-8 THC feel?
Wikipedia's full list of effects include "increased heart rate, reddening of the eyes, dizziness, dryness of the mouth and throat, Paresthesia, tinnitus, increased, body awareness, weakness, muscle tension or tremors, reduced motor coordination, fatigue, sleepiness, changes in visual perception, altered visual imagery, enhancement of colors or contrasts, time distortion, changes in auditory perception, euphoria, tranquility, relaxation, racing thoughts, dreamy introspective states, or difficulty in thinking, speaking, reading, or remembering."
How does it compare to Delta-9 THC?
"Delta-8 THC is moderately less potent than Delta-9 THC (being about ≈50-66% as potent in-vivo). This essentially means that it has properties similar to those of Delta-9 THC, although to a lesser degree per milligram of material consumed," states Wikipedia.
Side Effects THC?
Side effects of THC include, but are not limited too; short-term memory impairment, impaired judgment and coordination, Increased anxiety, paranoia, dry mouth, increased heart rate and more.
Is Delta-8 THC Legal?
Short answer: Yes, in most places
H.R. 2: The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill officially legalized the growth and sale of Hemp and all of its derivatives. This definition includes "any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and 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 on a dry weight basis."
D8 THC is legal in the states whose hemp laws mirror H.R. 2. However, some states have more stringent regulations that do not allow Delta 8. Furthermore, some states have moved to specifically exclude D8 THC from protection.
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