Delta-8 THC Is Having Its Moment
07 Jun 2021
Delta-8 THC Is Having Its Moment. Here’s What You Need to KnowIt’s just a matter of time before those who haven’t yet heard of Delta-8 THC start hearing a lot about this cannabinoid. With skyrocketing popularity, Delta-8 is having its moment in the sun — and with good reason. This psychoactive compound provides a smooth, mild high without the paranoia of its better-known cousin, Delta-9 THC. In this post, we take an in-depth look at everything you need to know about Delta-8, as well as a popular Delta-8 gummy product. Read on to learn more.
What Is Delta-8?In scientific terms, Delta-8 is an isomer of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis (Delta-9 THC). Isomers have the same number of atoms on each element, but they are arranged in a slightly different way.
Delta-8 vs. CBDWhile both compounds are present in the cannabis plant, Delta-8 and cannabidiol (CBD) are not the same thing. The key difference is that CBD does not produce a “high,” although many users report calming effects. Delta-8, on the other hand, does produce a psychoactive effect that is similar to the well-known Delta-9 THC. Delta-8 and CBD both interact with your endocannabinoid system, but the effects are different. Users of both substances have reported some possible health benefits. Keep in mind that the health benefits of this or any cannabinoid haven’t been confirmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or any similar federal regulator.
Delta-8 vs. Delta-9 THCDelta-8 THC is found in the cannabis plant and shares many properties with Delta-9 THC. Users of both compounds routinely report a decrease in pain, appetite improvement, and reduced nausea. Delta-8 tends to cause a less pronounced psychoactive effect than Delta-9. Many Delta-8 users report that the compound causes a lighter or milder high than Delta-9 THC, while others say the effects are nearly identical, except that Delta-8 does not usually cause paranoia.
Delta-8 Is TrendingIt’s not hard to understand why Delta-8 is popular with those who use it, but the mounting interest in Delta-8 over the past year has been nothing short of impressive. A quick search for the term “Delta-8” on Google Trends shows that online curiosity about the substance has grown exponentially over the past year. Meanwhile, searches for CBD and THC have remained relatively flat over the same time period. Delta-8 has also spawned some active communities dedicated to discussing the chemical. On Reddit, a subreddit called Delta8 has reached 45,000 members after gaining 10,000 of those members in the first two months of 2021. and reduced nausea. Delta-8 tends to cause a less pronounced psychoactive effect than Delta-9. Many Delta-8 users report that the compound causes a lighter or milder high than Delta-9 THC, while others say the effects are nearly identical, except that Delta-8 does not usually cause paranoia.
Is Delta-8 Legal?In most places in the United States, Delta-8 is legal. At the federal level, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 made most formulations of Delta-8 legal because it authorized all derivatives, isomers, and cannabinoids in hemp as legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC in their final form. Because Delta-8 THC is an isomer of CBD and is found in hemp, it’s generally legal under those federal standards. Most states have also authorized Delta-8 for legal use. However, both state and federal laws surrounding controlled substances are complex and constantly changing, and even some municipalities will make their own rules. It’s important that any buyer or user does some research to get an accurate picture of the legal status of Delta-8 in their location.
Delta-8 Lime GummiesOliver’s Harvest has formulated a Delta-8 gummy with a delicious lime flavor to provide a calming, pleasant experience for users.
Delta-8 Gummies Made with CareOliver’s Harvest Delta-8 gummies are vegan and carefully crafted to contain an even dose of Delta-8 throughout each gummy and pack. We do this by infusing the gummies with Delta-8 while they are still in liquid form. This process is different from other THC gummy manufacturers, who use a spray to apply Delta-8 to the outside of the gummies. Spraying the outside of the gummies provides an uneven dose and less satisfying overall experience. Using a standardized operating procedure, Oliver’s Harvest ensures every batch of Delta-8 gummies is identical to the last, from texture and feel to flavor and cannabinoid concentration.
Mild to Medium EffectsUsers have given stellar feedback to our Delta-8 gummies. Reporting mild to medium psychoactive effects, users say they get a comforting high that doesn’t knock them out of commission for hours on end.
Lots of Cannabinoids, Hold the Heavy MetalsThe Delta-8 distillate used to make Oliver’s Harvest Delta-8 gummies is pure and potent. Lab analysis from 2021 shows that our Delta-8 distillate packs 94.02% Delta-8 cannabinoids and no Delta-9 THC or CBD. Heavy metals are a well-known problem with some low-quality THC and CBD products, but Oliver’s Harvest Delta-8 gummies don’t have that problem. Heavy metals detection analyses show that our Delta-8 distillate contains no arsenic, mercury or cadmium, and the levels of detectable lead are infinitesimal — at less than one-third of the legal limit for lead levels.
Delta-8 Gummies vs. Delta-8 OilsDelta-8 gummies pack the same potency as Delta-8 oil but come with a tasty lime flavor in every bite. Generally, doses are easier to measure with premade gummies than with oil.
Get Tropical, Calming Delta-8 Lime GummiesOliver’s Harvest offers calming, potent Delta-8 gummies in a delicious tropical lime flavor. Get them in packs of eight, 16 and 24 at 200, 400, or 600 milligram doses. Shop Delta-8 Lime Gummies now, or contact Oliver’s Harvest at 1-866-634-3134 or online.