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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
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:
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.