Does Delta 8 THC Really Work?

Respondents in a recent study reported that delta-8 THC had all the benefits of cannabis with fewer negative effects. 71% of users reported “a lot or a lot of relaxation” and 68% said they experienced euphoria. Over half of the respondents reported relief from pain. It is important to note that delta-8 products with THC have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context.

Consumers should be aware that these products may be marketed in ways that endanger public health and should be kept away from children and pets. The FDA is concerned about the variability in product formulations and labeling, other cannabinoid and terpene contents, and varying concentrations of THC delta-8.In addition, some of these products may be labeled as “hemp products”, which may mislead consumers who associate “hemp” with “non-psychoactive products”. The FDA is also concerned about the proliferation of products containing delta-8 THC that are marketed for therapeutic or medical uses, even though they have not been approved by the FDA. Selling unapproved products with baseless therapeutic claims is not only a violation of federal law, but it can also put consumers at risk, since these products have not been proven to be safe or effective.

The FDA is aware of media reports on products containing THC delta-8 that they “place”. The FDA is also concerned that products with THC delta-8 may expose consumers to much higher levels of the substance than those found naturally in raw hemp and cannabis extracts. Therefore, the historical use of cannabis cannot be relied upon to establish a level of safety for these products in humans. The FDA is actively working with federal and state partners to further address concerns related to these products and to monitor the market for complaints about products, adverse events, and other emerging cannabis-derived products that may be a cause for concern.

Delta-8 THC has psychoactive and intoxicating effects, similar to delta-9 THC (i.e., marijuana). Delta-8 is believed to cause much milder physical or mental sensations (often compared to a “buzz”) without many of the side effects associated with delta-9.So yes, based on personal experience alone, delta-8 gummies can make you high, but the effect is less intense than smoking traditional flower joints or eating traditional foods. The natural amount of delta-8 THC in hemp is very low and additional chemicals are needed to convert other cannabinoids in hemp, such as CBD, to THC delta-8 (i.e., synthetically produced). Since delta-8 is believed to be federally legal, beginners who are new to cannabis in a U.

S. state with strict THC laws can enjoy a “legal high” for lack of a better phrase. Delta-8 is intoxicating and induces a euphoric high, while CBD is not intoxicating and does not cause a high. Although delta-8 is similar to delta-9 THC, it has a slightly different chemical structure that makes it much less potent.

Since delta-8 THC is often sold without third-party testing or published quality codes, some consumers buy products without a clue what they contain. So does Delta 8 make you high? Yes, it can give you a very real and intoxicating high, so you should never operate heavy machinery or drive while you're on the D8. You can read more about how the Delta 8 makes you feel below and how the Delta 8 high differs from the Delta 9 high.

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