Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Is Delta-8 THC Right For You

It’s become more and more commonplace to find Delta-8 THC products on the shelves of your local gas station or convenience store.

Upon walking into your local vape shop, you might have noticed some new products on the shelves called Delta-8 THC. Since it’s not CBD or the THC buds you’ve grown accustomed to, your curiosity starts to take over. This leads you to wonder what Delta-8 THC products offer that other forms of THC don’t. Similarly to its more popular counterpart Delta-9, Delta-8 THC consumption comes with its fair share of controversy.  So is Delta-8 THC right for you?

States like Colorado, Kentucky and Michigan have already gone as far as banning the sales of Delta-8 products. Why? Due to the fact that Delta-8 is produced by various companies each possessing their own process for producing the cannabinoid, there are little to no regulations for them to obey. Additionally, third party testing is often overlooked by companies producing delta-8 THC which opens up the risk for users to ingest unhealthy substances inadvertently. 

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State Governments Are Starting To Ban Delta-8 THC
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Complicating matters even further is the fact that the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the guidelines of Delta-8 production are too vague. Taking that into consideration, getting a clear understanding on the legality of Delta-8 THC in your state or municipality is vital. Here are a few ways you can find out if Delta-8 THC is worth trying:

Are You Struggling to Find Normal THC Products?

Since Delta-8 products are federally legalized under the 2018 federal Farm Bill, it’s become more and more commonplace to find Delta-8 THC products on the shelves of your local gas station or convenience store. Taking that into consideration, Delta-8 THC could be seen as a suitable replacement should the good stuff not be readily available. Even better is the fact that most Delta-8 THC products can be found in both flower and concentrate form, providing users with the option to vape or smoke however they please.

Do Typical THC Products Make You Uneasy or Anxious?

Let’s say you don’t partake very often because for some reason getting high sends your anxiety through the roof. If that’s the case, Delta-8 THC could be just what the doctor ordered. Users who would typically experience anxiety after consuming regular THC products often report a more subdued experience after consuming Delta-8. This means experiencing less paranoia and fatigue, and more time to relax with your favorite snack or movie.

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Do You Need Help Relaxing or Sleeping After a Long Day?

Given the fact that Delta-8 THC is chemically similar to Delta-9 THC (the one we all know and love), the differences between the two are hard to distinguish right off the bat. The reality is that’s because they provide highly similar sensations. Both cannabinoids are known to produce a sensation of euphoria, and delight, along with a hint of drowsiness. Since Delta-8 THC provides that sensation without the anxiety, this helps make the case that it can serve as a fairly effective sleeping aid.

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Ultimately, there’s only one foolproof way to tell if Delta-8 THC is right for you, and that’s to try it! That’s especially the case for those of us who’ve had less than stellar experiences with traditional Delta-9 THC. Consumers in states where Delta-9 THC hasn’t been legalized for recreational purposes will find that Delta-8 THC products offer nearly the same experience they’re used to without the hassle. Keep this in mind for the next time your jar runs dry.


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