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How Is the Delta-8 High Different from Regular THC?

Colby McCoy
Written by Colby McCoy

Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is sweeping across the U.S., quickly becoming a predominate product on store shelves outside of the realm of dispensaries.

One major aspect of Delta-8 THC as a product is its confusing nature, being technically legal but not totally hassle free. In recent years, there have been dust ups between law enforcement and Delta-8 retailers, who insist the Delta-9 THC derivative is perfectly legal per federal regulation.

Delta-8’s murky status and booming popularity continues to draw plenty of attention among consumers. A common theme one hears about Delta-8 is its noticeable high when compared to products containing 100% cannabidiol (CBD), which does not make you high. So, how do Delta-8 and 9 THC compare?

Indeed, one of the biggest draws towards Delta-8 THC is its wide availability and high, which many users describe as paranoia-free in comparison to Delta-9 THC. Users have said that Delta-8 has a much smaller footprint when it comes to psychoactivity, making it ideal for people who often feel paranoid or nervous when using Delta-9 THC, according to The New York Times. Delta-8 THC has a noticeable presence that is capable of being felt, while CBD famous works in the background completely unbeknownst to the practitioner.

Delta-8’s unique, but experienceable high along with federal legality is its biggest draw among consumers who may have limited access to Delta-9 THC, are looking to avoid it altogether and are looking for a sustainable alternative to CBD, which like anything else, may produce ineffective results for some people treating serious pain or other conditions.

 

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