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Popular Ways to Consume Delta-8 THC

Written by Asia Mayfield

You don’t have to live in an area with pro-cannabis laws to find tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for sale.

Delta-8 THC is legal in most states as long as it’s derived from hemp. The psychoactive cannabinoid has a murky future, as many lawmakers hope to regulate it. However, right now you can purchase delta-8 across most of the U.S.

“We’re going by the law,” a hemp company executive told Hemp Benchmarks. “If the law changes, the law changes. But right now… delta-8 is an isomer of CBD derived from hemp.”

When it comes to consumption, delta-8 is just like other popular cannabinoids. You can eat an infused gummy, smoke a joint, puff on a vape pen. Consumers have a lot of options because the market is already full of new and innovative products.

Data about delta-8 THC sales is available, but it’s fairly limited. Cannabis analytics company New Frontier estimates that the delta-8 market was worth $10 million in 2020. The figure isn’t broken down by product category, but you can make an educated guess about how most people consume delta-8 if you browse popular cannabis websites.

For example, Exhale, a company that focuses on delta-8 THC, prominently features infused gummies, flower, and vape cartridges on its website. At CannaBuddy, you can find a broader range of edibles as well as products like delta-8 dabs and moonrocks.

Delta-8 users appear to be similar to other cannabis consumers. In recreational markets, flower represents the bulk of sales, closely followed by edibles. Vape pens and cartridges sales make up about 13 percent of the market.

Cannabis & Tech Today predicts that the number of delta-8 products on the market could triple in the next four years. People may be more willing to try delta-8 than traditional cannabis because of delta-8’s less potent effect. Users often describe delta-8-induced intoxication as a mild high compared to regular cannabis.

 

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