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Delta 8

Less well-known than the delta 9 chemical found within cannabis, delta 8 has risen in prominence in recent years and has established itself as an alternative option for those seeking a more mellow experience.  Delta-8 can be consumed in a variety of ways, whether through vape cartridges or through edibles.  What’s Your Treat? carries a wide selection of delta-8 products to suit your tastes.  When you shop with us, we want to make sure you make informed decisions, so we’ve provided some helpful FAQs below to assist you in learning more about delta-8.

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What is delta 8?

Delta-8 or delta-8-THC as it’s commonly known is a plant-based chemical found in cannabis and hemp plants. It is a type of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) but only occurs in trace amounts unlike the more abundant delta-9. While research is still ongoing, delta-8 is generally compared to delta-10 in terms of potency and intoxicating effects, often described as a more mellow high than delta-9.

When was delta 8 discovered?

Delta-8 was first partially synthesized in the 1940’s with full synthesis completed by 1965.

Can I fail a drug test after using delta 8?

Yes, usage of products that contain any form THC may cause you to test positive on a drug test. Delta-8 is also chemically similar to delta-9 which is the most abundant form of THC found in cannabis and therefore the most classically tested.

Can I give my pet a delta 8 product?

No, pets should NEVER be given delta-8-THC under any circumstances. Their nervous systems cannot handle intoxicating substances, and this can lead to dangerous effects of which may necessitate hospitalization. Only give your pet CBD under the guidance of a veterinarian.

How long will it take before I feel the high of delta 8?

How quickly you feel the effects depends on the delivery method and the dosage level. While smoking leads to an almost daily instantaneous high, ingesting edibles like gummies or candies can take 30 minutes or more to take effect.

Does delta 8 cause a body high?

Delta-8-THC is an is more known for the mild intoxicating high that affects you cerebrally as opposed to a body high. Products containing CBD such as salves and lotions generally product more physical effects within the body and muscles.

Can I take delta 8 with CBD?

Yes, delta-8 and CBD can be taken together. Delta-8 is very similar to, albeit a less potent form of THC than the more abundant delta-9 which co-exist alongside one another in nature. CBD and Delta 8 may work in a complementary way through synergy, offering a more balanced experience in which CBD may take a little bit of the edge of the intoxicating high that delta-8 produces.

What makes delta 8 THC the superior form of THC?

Delta-8-THC is superior to the traditional and illegal delta-9-THC because it carries basically every benefit and effect of delta-9-THC but in a milder potency. Delta-8-THC is also legal in 36 states as well as federally while delta-9-THC is only legal in 20 states and illegal at the federal level.

Is it legal to send delta 8 THC through the mail?

Yes, delta-8-THC can be sent through the United States Postal Service (USPS) 100% legally. Thanks to a clarification published in the USPS regulations, hemp products like delta-8-THC that contain less than 0.3% THC can safely and legally be shipped within the United States.

How is delta 8 THC legal to produce and sell within the USA?

Due to having less than 0.3% THC, delta-8-THC is able to be produced and distributed under the 2018 Farm Bill. Since products containing only delta-8-THC are made from 100% Hemp extract, companies are able to fully legally manufacture, distribute and sell to consumers in the United States. Several states including Michigan and Oregon have regulated the sale of delta-8 product as part of their regulated cannabis system.

What is the difference between delta 8 and delta 9?

While delta 8 THC and delta 9 THC are both types of THC that occur in cannabis, delta-9 is known as the more potent form and produces a more intoxicating high. Delta-8-THC is also legal in all states under 0.3% THC and in 36 states as well as federally over 0.3% while delta-9-THC under 0.3% THC is legal everywhere but is only legal in 20 states and illegal at the federal level above 0.3%.

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