I first was introduced to Delta8 through the dispensary. https://www.trulieve.com/discover/blog/the-therapeutic-benefits-of-medicating-with-delta-8-thc
However now we have access to it without the need of a medical card.
Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8-THC, Δ8-THC) is a psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is an isomer of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC, Δ9-THC), the compound commonly known as THC. Delta-8-THC has antiemetic, anxiolytic, orexigenic, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.
Most people only know THC or delta-9 THC, but recently scientists discovered its relative, delta-8 THC, which has become more popular over the past few years. What is Delta-8 THC, and is it legal? Lets consider more information on Delta-8 THC.
Before the Farm Bill 2018 ascended into law, all cannabis products were illegal. It did not matter whether they are derived from marijuana or hemp. But since the Farm Bill, there’s been a heated debate since no law directly bans hemp-derived products like delta-9 THC.
There are additional benefits.
Delta-8 is able to connect to the same CB1 receptor as delta-9 THC, as well as the CB2 receptor.
According to The National Cancer Institute, delta-8 THC is defined as “an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic and neuroprotective properties.”
The antiemetic properties of delta-8 THC are responsible for alleviating vomiting in the children in the study based in Jeruselum. The U. S. government has a patent on the antiemetic uses of delta-8.
In a 2004 study involving rodents treated with low doses of delta-8 THC, it was discovered that their appetites were stimulated more than those treated with delta-9.
Medications which inhibit anxiety are referred to as Anxiolytics. Delta-8 is much less likely to induce anxiety in high doses than its more widely known counterpart, delta-9 THC.
The 1995 study on children discovered that children are less prone to the anxiety that adults experience from high doses of THC. Because of this, researchers were able to give them larger doses of delta-8 without any harmful consequences. The study participants, aged 3 to 13, showed no signs of psychoactive effects after consuming delta-8 THC.
Based on the research for one of the patents of the cannabinoid, delta-8 THC has been shown to be 200 percent more effective as an antiemetic in comparison to Delta-9. In certain cases, it has even been found to be 3 to 10 times less potent than delta-9.
The research from Jerusalem illustrates how delta-8 has been used to treat hundreds of children with cancer. People who experience anxiousness every time they ingest high doses of delta-9 aren’t able to enjoy the cannabinoid’s medical benefits. Thankfully for them, delta-8 may be an alternative. Because it’s an analogue of delta-9 THC, the Federal Analogue Act makes delta-8 federally illegal. This has made it more difficult for Delta-8 research to be conducted in the U.S. Currently, extracted delta-8 THC is extremely difficult to come by outside of California.
Remember that state laws can change from time to time. Additionally, the state and federal laws override each other.