Both Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC are hemp-derived cannabinoids with a buzz. Their buzzy effects are different, however. With Delta-8 THC, chances are you’ll feel a smooth and subtle high that’s relaxing and uplifting. The high will have you feeling a bit hungry and maybe even a little sleepy. On the other hand, Delta-10 is known for its sativa-like high. It’s energizing, keeps you focused, and helps your creative juices flow. Both Delta-8 and Delta-10 are available in many different forms, including edibles and vapes.
While the FDA prevents us from making any claims as to the effects of Delta-8 THC, we can say that many users have had highly positive experiences with this cannabinoid, with reports stating that they have used it for sleep, appetite, mood, and more.
At Diamond CBD, we combine Delta-8 with our high-quality, hemp-derived CBD Isolate to give you the best of both worlds. CBD helps to balance out the Delta-8, as CBD is known to moderate any high caused Delta-8. It will help keep things smooth, subtle, and grounded.
The Farm Bill, or Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, legalized hemp. Here’s the relevant passage:
SEC. 297A. DEFINITIONS.
(1) HEMP.—The term ‘hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
SEC. 12619. CONFORMING CHANGES TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 102(16) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(16)) is amended—
(1) by striking ‘‘(16) The’’ and inserting ‘‘(16)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), the’’; and
(2) by striking ‘‘Such term does not include the’’ and inserting the following:
‘‘(B) The term ‘marihuana does not include—
‘‘(i) hemp, as defined in section 297A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946; or
‘‘(ii) the’’. (b) TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL.—Schedule I, as set forth in section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)), is amended in subsection
(c)(17) by inserting after ‘‘Tetrahydrocannabinols’’ the following: ‘‘, except for tetrahydrocannabinols in hemp (as defined under section 297A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946)’’.
Right now, there is not much data, nor are there many studies as to the potential or possibilities of Delta-8 THC. We know it is safe, and we have many reports on its psychotropic properties. However, very few clinical trials or peer-reviewed studies have yet to be completed. However, as the product becomes more popular, more research will occur.
There have been very few studies on Delta-8 THC metabolites. In fact, the only one we know of was performed on mice. The cannabinoid is believed to have similar metabolites to Delta-8 except for the double bond, which is changed when applicable. Many believe the metabolites of Delta-8 THC are more potent than Delta-9.
There have been no known studies documenting tolerance to the cannabinoid Delta-8 THC. However, various user reports show that it is much the same as its cousin Delta-9 THC. In other words, tolerance can build from the overuse of the product. As with anything, moderation is always best. We also recommend small or brief breaks from the product to keep your tolerance in check.
Delta-8 effects genuinely depend on the individual and the product used (vape, tincture, edible, etc.). In general, vapes and oils can last anywhere from 1-5 hours, while edibles, which take a little longer to come on full, can last up to 12 hours.