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How the Hemp Industry Legalized Delta 8 THC
Did you know the 2018 farm bill hemp pilot program legalized many forms of THC and didn’t even know it? The USDA doubled down on that, when they clarified specifically total delta 9 THC and delta 9 THC acid on Jan. 15, 2021.
A lot of experts have been studying this evolving market for years. We been seeing tons of edibles, vape, hemp infused flower, and even chocolate. “Hemp derived isomers” are 100% legal and unregulated.
All for good reason. For example, Dave M. says “Delta-8 THC carts have helped me with my alcohol cravings, I got my 5th OWI and have been alcohol free for 22 months. But the addiction drives me crazy and delta-8 has changed my perception and made life easier to deal with”.
Is Delta 8 THC legal?
If its Hemp derived and 100% pure delta 8 THC, the answer is yes, its legal. As soon as something new comes along and people wonder is delta 8 THC safe and where to purchase delta 8 gummies, delta 8 vape carts and even delta 8 chocolates.
Desperate people trying to cure depression, anxiety, PTSD and so many chronic pains related to inflammatory responses via the endless list of diseases people suffer from, but have nowhere to turn for a cure or they get prescribed addictive prescriptions.
I use the word ‘cure’ specifically because standard western medicine usually doesn’t afford that for people that have certain diseases that are billion dollar industries like treating cancer.
Will Delta 8 THC Get Me High?
Delta-9 THC is the most widely know psychoactive cannabinoid. It’s affinity towards binding to the ECS CB1 receptors gives users a “high” experience. The United States government wrongfully criminalized Delta 9 when the drug enforcement administration placed it on the schedule 1 drug list.
On the other hand, Hemp derived Delta-8 THC binds primarily to the ECS CB2 receptors which gives the users a very mild feeling without all the negative psychoactive effects found in delta 9.
Delta-8 is the fastest growing segment of cannabis products from the hemp cannabis plant.
History of how THC even became illegal has been under fire lately.
People are fed up with the reciprocating cycle of opiate addiction, chronic depression, and all the effects someone can have for the rest of their lives. That is unless you heal the synapsis in the brain.
Cannabinoids have shown to rebuild this and fight depression. This is the complicated part of the brain that regulates mood, sleep, pain response, and many other important hormone excretions.
When a person takes opiates for pain or whatever they are trying to achieve. This stimulates the dopamine response and this makes the person “high”.
Normally your body makes this naturally when you are responding to a certain stimuli, such as working out, sex, gambling, and such. It makes you feel good. After long term use of drugs that synthetically push this dopamine, your brain forgets to how to make it naturally.
Alcohol, prescription drugs, meth amphetamine, opiates, cocaine, and even certain anti-antidepressants can exhaust your brain. When you stop using it can create huge side effects like hallucinations, delusions, diarrhea, vomiting, insomnia, suicidal thoughts, and even homicidal.
This condition can wreck havoc on any family suffering through it and can be very life threatening if you don’t seek the proper care. SAMHSA’s hotline is 1-800-662-4357. www.samhsa.gov is available 24 hours a day for help.
Delta-8 THC was discovered in the 40’s
Though the relevance at the time had no prominence, because its cousin Delta-9 THC was the main cannabinoid that people were looking for, because it occurred naturally in high concentrations in cannabis.
Put that on a shelf, fast forward to 2021, where you can get a license to grow, process and sell hemp derived isomers. Delta-10 THC, Delta-8 THC isomers are 100% exempt from the controlled substances act (CSA) (as long as it derives from hemp).
We’ve spoke to many attorneys in the hemp space that will argue CBD is ‘hemp derived’ and anything produced from this is 100% legal to sell without regulation.
With the USDA’s final rule, it clarifies and defines ‘THC’ as ‘Delta-9 THC and Delta-9 THC acid. They specifically exempted Delta-8 THC.
What does Delta 8 feel like?
Delta 8 THC is a very powerful analgesic that has an uplifting feeling of relaxation, body sensation and very clear headed experience. Though there hasn’t been much of any studies done on the by-products from hemp, delta 8 THC appears to be a very safe alternative for ailing people.
There is 113 cannabinoids that have been identified in cannabis our chemists will continue to synthesize isomers from CBD to discover how powerful Hemp really is and what will be in store for the future of industrial hemp and its derivative cannabidiol.