Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid found in cannabis plants that produces mild psychoactive effects. It is often referred to as “light marijuana” or “diet marijuana” due to its lower potency compared to Delta 9 THC. While Delta 8 THC can produce feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and possible pain relief, it is less likely to cause the more intense side effects associated with Delta 9 THC, such as paranoia, anxiety, and drowsiness. It is important for consumers to be aware that products containing Delta 8 THC have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context and should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
In this article, we will explore five key points about Delta 8 THC that consumers should be aware of. Firstly, it is important to note that products containing Delta 8 THC have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context. Secondly, there is a risk of variability in product formulations and labeling, as well as varying concentrations of Delta 8 THC. Thirdly, some products may be labeled as “hemp products” which may mislead consumers into thinking they are non-psychoactive.
Fourthly, it is important to note that Delta 8 THC can produce psychoactive and intoxicating effects similar to those of Delta 9 THC. Finally, if a child eats or is exposed to Delta 8 products such as gummies or candy, seek immediate medical attention. At low doses, Delta 8 THC is most likely stimulating and induces more similar effects to those of Sativa. High doses of Delta 8 THC can be more sedative and can make it difficult to focus on tasks.
It is important to note that synthetic cannabinoids can sometimes cause more potent mind-altering symptoms than natural psychoactive compounds such as Delta 9 THC. Therefore, it is best to stick with the standard dose when consuming Delta 8 products. Delta 8 gummies come in a variety of flavors such as green apple, strawberry and peach. Each powerful gummy contains 25 mg of Delta 8 THC which is higher than the recommended dose for beginners.
Therefore, it is best to split a gummy in half if needed. The FDA is actively working with federal and state partners to further address concerns related to these products and monitors the market for complaints, adverse events, and other emerging cannabis-derived products that may be a cause for concern. The FDA will warn consumers about public health and safety issues and will take action when necessary when products regulated by the FDA violate the law.