Everyone in the cannabis community is “buzzing” about something new. It’s not the latest innovation in terpenes or flavonoids or the newest strain of whole flower CBD. No, today, everyone who is anyone is talking about Delta-8 THC, the all-new, novel cannabinoid with a psychotropic high that’s completely and totally legal.
That’s right — legal!
Delta-8 may not be as famous is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, and you may not know as much about it as you do CBD (especially after reading through our CBD University), but it has something that no other cannabinoid has — buzz!
So, what is Delta-8 THC? Why is everyone in the CBD community so excited about this novel cannabinoid? And why has Diamond CBD expanded its lineup of Delta-8 products?
Did you know? Delta-8 THC is the only cannabinoid with a psychotropic high that’s completely and totally legal?
Let’s start at the beginning. There are four major cannabinoids out of almost 100 found in the hemp plant, including THC, CBD, cannabinol, and yes, Delta-8. But like we said, there are over 100 in total. Sure, it is a minor cannabinoid, found in minimal concentrations within the hemp plant, but it packs a big punch.
At Diamond CBD, our skilled breeders have found a way to cultivate and produce this compound in mass quantities so you can enjoy what is quickly becoming the best buzz in town.
Delta-8 is an analog of THC and shares similar psychotropic properties with its more famous cousin. However, unlike marijuana, Delta-8 is 100 percent legal. Which means you can purchase it without worry and enjoy it with some peace of mind.
An Overview of Delta-8 THC
Delta-8 is one of our most popular products and continues to grow in popularity every day. Here at Diamond CBD we’ve combined Delta-8 with CBD to develop a slew of new products. That’s right, today we offer a whole lineup of Delta-8 products including:
- Delta-8 Gummies
- Delta-8 Vapes
- Delta-8 Oils
- Delta-8 Capsules
- Delta-8 Syringes
- and more!
Which leaves us with the question, what is Delta-8? What do we know about this fantastic new cannabinoid?
For starters, we know that Delta-8 is legal. While it does fall into a bit of a gray area, once you understand the specifics, everything becomes quite clear. To explain:
- Wherever cannabis is legal, Delta-8 THC from cannabis is legal.
- At the federal level, Delta-8 THC from cannabis is illegal.
- When extracted from hemp, Delta-8 THC with less than 0.3 percent THC is legal.
Now, the DEA could change its mind at any time, which is why we recommend picking up some Delta-8 as soon as possible. But, for now, hemp-derived Delta-8 THC is completely legal.
What else do we know about Delta-8?
It’s a minor cannabinoid
Delta-8 is actually a debased form of THC. As we noted in our Delta-8 guide recently, that means that, in scientific terms, “Delta-8 is not produced by cannabinoid-synthesizing enzymes. Instead, Delta-8 develops when THC, which is stored in the cannabis plant, degrades over time. After a period that THC becomes Delta-8.”
Delta-8 creates a psychotropic high
While it has a number of amazing benefits, some similar to CBD, the real reason people are flocking to this compound is for the high. Delta-8’s exceptional properties pale in comparison to the real story, which is the fact that you can invite over a group of friends and really chill out. But how does it work? It's very similar, but not the same as Delta-9 THC.
Because of this, Delta-8 is more subtle in its high. They say that the compound binds differently to CB1 receptors, making it an entirely new experience.
Did you know? Different binding affinities give Delta-8 a smooth and subtle high unlike any other cannabinoid.
How Delta-8 THC Works with the Endocannabinoid System
Delta-8 THC is the happy medium between THC and CBD, giving users the benefits of both cannabis and hemp in a novel, new cannabinoid that makes them feel like they’re floating on the clouds. Users can experience a mind-blowing buzz while still keeping a clear head and staying on task to meet whatever the day brings at them.
Delta-8 binds to CB1 receptors just like its cousin, THC, though it does so a bit differently, giving users a smoother, more streamlined high. Anecdotal reports show that people have less anxiety with Delta-8 and that they have an easier time handling everyday activities.
Does it help with the entourage effect? We’re still unsure if Delta-8 THC works in conjunction with terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids, though some users do swear that it does. It may be that it’s up to the individual experience, although time, and some more research will eventually tell.
The Legality of Delta-8
It comes as shock to juts about everyone that Delta-8 THC is legal. After all, we’re so used to everything fun and worthwhile being illegal. But, thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, hemp-derived Delta-8 is completely legal. Of course, the DEA is not a fan of the current situation, but they really can’t do anything about it, at least for now.
However, things can always change.
It is still a legal gray area.And as long as there are different ways that Delta-8 THC can be extracted. There’s a chance the DEA will push to make all DElta-8 illegal. For example, Delta-8 can be extracted from:
- cannabis plants
- hemp plants (containing less than 0.3 percent THC)
Of course, Delta-8 is Delta-8, meaning it’s the same no matter which plant it comes from. But the DEA has never been known for its logic.
Comparing Delta-8 to Other Cannabinoids
Delta-8 is known primarily for its (legal) psychotropic high. But how does it compare to some of the other major and minor cannabinoids found in the hemp plant? Does it have similar effects? Does it differ? HEre’s a quick primer on how Delta-8 compares to some of your other favorite cannabinoids:
How Delta-8 Compares to THC
Delta-8 is a derivative of THC, which is why both cannabinoids are so similar. It occurs when THC degrades in the hemp plant over time. Both compounds are similar (although Delta-8 is legal). However, they do have differing effects. In fact, Delta-8’s high is much more subtle, allowing you to stay alert and aware during the day. THC will actually cause the following, where Delta-8 will not:
- Dry mouth
- Red Eyes
- Increased heart rate
- Coordination problems
- Memory loss
- Slower reaction times
More than just a high, Delta-8 has a number of benefits for users. The truth is, even though Delta-8 is very similar to Delta-9, they work differently behind the scenes. Delta-8 binds to CB1 receptors in a much different way than THC, giving the former a smoother, nore subtle feeling. Right now, researchers are still learning all they can about Delta-8.
How Delta-8 Compares to CBG
Not too many people are familiar with CBG, or cannabigerol. It’s a minor cannabinoid that’s gaining in popularity, especially as a whole flower product, but to this day, we still don’t know a lot about it. Like CBD, CBG has benefits, but what they are can still be up for debate.
CBG interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors and doesn’t cause a high like Delta-8. It’s considered to be the parent compound of CBD, but it’s still such a new cannabinoid that we’re learning about it every day.
What About CBN and Delta-8?
Like CBG, the lesser-known cannabinoid CBN, or cannabinol doesn’t have too much information available just yet. It doesn’t cause a high, and it is responsible for sedative effects according to some research. But, other than than, we’re unsure of how it really compares to Delta-8.
Well, What About CBD and Delta-8?
As we noted in our guide on CBD, “there’s perhaps no greater difference in compounds than between CBD and Delta-8.” It’s a bold statement, but it’s quite true.
We continued by noting that: “No two cannabinoids work together better synergistically than these two as well, hence the reason products like Chill Plus Delta Force Squares and others contain both CBD and Delta-8, because they balance each other out. Delta-8 cause an amazing psychotropic high, however, CBD will make it more subtle and manageable.”
Some other differences between CBD and Delta-8 include:
- Delta-8 cause a psychotropic high, CBD does not
- Delta-8 and CBD are both hemp-derived
- Both compounds are legal
- Both compounds enhance the entourage effect
- Delta-8 is a minor cannabinoid, CBD is not
- Researchers are still learning more about both
Both products have a host of benefits, though only Delta-8 is sought out for its legal high. However, when combined, the tow balance each other out, creating a subtle effect that allows for a smoother experience.
How to Take Delta-8
Delta-8 is now available in a variety of different forms, including oils, edibles, vape products, and distillates. Each one will affect you differently and you should be aware ahead of time of how they will work. The following example will help you determine which type of Delta-8 product is best for you:
- Vape (Inhale) - Vaping or inhaling Delta-8 will have the quickest onset time, but will also last the least amount of time.
- Sublingual (via Oil) - Delta-8 oil can be used in a few different ways. YOu can mix it with a food or drink or place it under your tongue sublingually. If doing the latter, leave it there for 20 minutes before swallowing.
- Distillate - If using a distillate product, you should swallow immediately.
- Eating CBD (Edibles) - Delta-8 edibles such a gummies will take the longest amount of time to reach their peak, due to having to make their way through your digestive system. However they will last the longest amount of time — roughly 8 hours.
Diamond CBD’s Delta-8 Products
Diamond CBD now has a wide selection of Delta-8 products. Our Chill Plus collection is a high-quality selection of hemp-derived Delta-8 products, each one made with CBD isolate. The combination gives you a smooth, regulated high.
Check out our lineup:
Chill Plus Delta-8 Gummies
Our Chill Plus Delta Force Gummies are delicious CBD Gummies, balanced out with CBD isolate to make your buzz smooth and steady. It’s the perfect way to chill out with friends or enjoy an afternoon alone.
Our Delta-8 Gummies come in a variety of flavors with strengths ranging from 500X to 4000X. You can choose from:
Chill Plus Delta-8 CBD Oil
Chill Plus Delta Force CBD Oil combines 500mg of Delta-8 with 500mg of all-natural, hemp-derived full-spectrum CBD. Like all of our products, it’s all organic and grown on non-GMO farms. We guarantee our CBD is the safest and purest around and back up those words by sending all of our brands through a rigorous third-party lab testing process. We recommend placing a few drops under your tongue to see what all of the BUZZ is really about.
Chill Plus Delta-8 Vape Cartridges
Delta-8, the next big cannabinoid, is now here! Chill Plus CBD Delta-8 Vape Cartridges are an uplifting, mood-boosting jolt to your system — a completely legal cannabis-like high delivered to you for your vaping pleasure. It’s like nothing you’ve ever vaped before.
Chill Plus Delta-8 Vape Cartridges contain 900mg of Delta-8 and come in a variety of delicious flavors. As with all of our products, it’s lab-tested and approved for your safety — guaranteed to be a pure, unadulterated product with no synthetics. Our vape cartridges contain no Vitamin E Acetate whatsoever, and all of our lab results are available online for inspection. So take a puff and pass the Delta-8 while supplies last! Now available in:
- Apple Fritter
- Banana Kush
- Blue Dream
- Sour Diesel
- Grape Ape
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Mango Kush
- Pineapple Express
- Tangie OG
- Lemon Squeeze
Chill Plus Delta Force Capsules - 20X
Take two Delta-8 capsules and call us in the morning. Delta-8, an all-new, world-class cannabinoid with a psychotropic high that’s completely amazing is now available in easy to pop gel capsules from Chill Plus. The only legal cannabinoid with a buzz, Delta-8, is a derivative of its more famous cousin, Delta-9 THC, though it’s only found in trace amounts in the cannabis plant. Not only have we been able to isolate and extract it, making it possible for you to experience a low-key but still powerful buzz, but we’ve cultivated it into a low dose Delta-8 gel capsule that you can take anywhere.
Our Chill Plus Delta Force Poppin Gel Capsules with 20mg Delta-8 are balanced out with 20mg of CBD isolate to make your buzz smooth and steady. Two Delta-8 capsules will make everything feel alright. It’s the perfect way to chill out with friends or enjoy an afternoon alone.
Liquid Gold Now with Delta-8!
CBD Liquid Gold Sweet Mix Extreme Strength Gummies feature an exotic assortment of CBD infused sweet gummies, now with Delta-8! That’s right, we’ve taken your favorite brand of CBD Gummies and made them buzzier by adding the world’s first completely legal high — the one and only Delta-8!
Or, try our new and improved formula, now with Delta-8! Liquid Gold Vape Additive CBD Concentrate Maximum Strength CBD oil e-liquid with Delta-8 is designed to be mixed with other vaping e-liquids (e-juice or vape juice) for the ultimate vaping experience that will give you one heck of a buzz. That’s right, we’ve taken your favorite brand of vape additive from Liquid Gold and made it buzzier by adding the world’s first completely legal high — the one and only Delta-8!
Relax and Diamond Vape Products!
Now your favorites, Relax and Diamond brand vape products are infused with Delta-8. Our number one CBD vape liquid for relaxation is even better thanks to an infusion of the world’s only legal cannabinoid with a psychotropic high, Delta-8! It’s made from organic CBD hemp oil, combined with the new, novel compound Delta-8 for a buzz like nothing you’ve ever had before. Vaping is a CBD alternative to CBD oils, CBD tinctures and CBD edibles, but now you’ll need to invite some friends over before this vape session is about to get wild!
Choosing the Right Delta-8 Product for You
A legal high is a relatively new thing in the hemp world, which is why choosing the right product for you is important. We recommend that you consult with this guide as well as with a professional. Our customer service team is standing by to help you answer any questions. They can be reached at 305.615.1194 or at email@example.com. Whichever product you choose, we guarantee that you will love it!