With all the buzz about Delta-8 THC and the others Delta THC products hitting the market why aren’t we joining? Lets discuss how it’s made, what it does in the body, and what some states are doing.
The Delta-8 THC and other Delta-THC products are derived from the same CBD hemp that we get our CBD from. The process to convert CBD to Delta-THC is done by a chemical reaction. CBD from hemp is dissolved into a solvent, then mixed with an acid. Different combinations of Acids and Solvents will yield different results in both processing time and byproducts. After the reaction is complete they will neutralize the solution and wash the product. The converted mixture is separated into the cannabinoid parts and then should be tested for residual solvents.
The popularity of Delta-8 has been gaining due to it’s similar effects to delta-9 THC, like euphoria. This psychoactive substance in short will get you high. The bright colors and fun flavors may attract children and pets who by have adverse from consuming the products.
As of October 2021, 18 states have banned or restricted the sales of Delta-8. These states include Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington. Alabama, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Oregon are currently pending.
The 2018 Farm Bill allows for naturally occurring cannabinoids but most delta-8 on the market is processed and not directly extracted. We believe that this processing to create delta-THC products would make it illegal under the 1986 Federal Analogue Act.