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What is CBD

with Delta-8 ?

Have you noticed that CBD products with Delta-8 are getting attention recently?  Here is why…. and bear with me through the initial chemistry….

According to the National Library of Medicine:

Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol is an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetitestimulating,analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system; CB1 receptor activation

inhibits adenyl cyclase, increases mitogen-activated protein kinase activities, modulates several potassium

channel conductances and inhibits N- and P/Q-type Ca2+ channels. This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic

potency than delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC), the primary form of THC found in cannabis.

What does this mean? 

It means Delta-8 can prevent vomiting, reduce anxiety, stimulate appetite, reduce pain and protect neurons.

While it features many of the same benefits of THC (known as Delta-9), Delta-8 has a lower psychoactive

potency. In other words, it works well to soothe and prevent anxiety, pain, and vomiting. While Delta-8 seems to

be metabolized the same way as THC, binding to the same cannabinoid receptors, it does not produce the same

sedating effect.

Peter Grinspoon, a primary care physician at Harvard Medical School who specializes in medical marijuana.

“People report [Delta-8] as being less anxiety-provoking, less sedating and a little more clear-headed than THC.”

As with any new change to your regime, we encourage you to start at a low dose - such as with gummies.

Is Delta-8 legal?

 

Yes CBD, Delta-8 is legal in most states. However, if you live in states that have different local regulatory laws

that ban any and all hemp products, Delta-8 is illegal and cannot be sold to you.

These states include:

Alaska

Arkansas

Delaware

Idaho

Iowa

Mississippi

Nebraska

Nevada

Utah

The 2018 Hemp Farm Bill allows for the manufacturing and sale of any product derived from hemp containing

less than 0.3% Delta-9-THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The Controlled Substance Act

specifically makes amendments that protect the manufacturing of any tetrahydrocannabinol (again, as long as it

has legally compliant levels of D9) derived from hemp by removing them from the list of Schedule I narcotics.

Please note:  Delta-8 can sometimes lead to false positive drug tests.

As always, we will keep you posted as more information is published.