Delta-8 THC The Miracle Cannabinoid-Explained
by Liam a.k.a TheCbdMonkey
What is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is one of the four most common cannabinoids found in cannabis. Similar in many ways to the more psychoactive compound Delta-9 but with a few key differences. Delta-8 is an analogue of THC that has many of the same effects and properties as Delta-9 but with lower psychoactive effects.
It binds to the CB1 receptor located in the central nervous system and has been reported to produce psychoactive effects a lot faster compared to Delta-9 which is the primary form found in cannabis. Delta-8 is only chemically different from Delta-9 by only a few atomic bonds and in my opinion produces a completely different high of its own. Think of Delta-8 as a lighter, less intrusive version of Delta-9.
How are the effects different from Delta-9 THC?
Well, although its less psychoactive than Delta-9 it still produces some strong noticeable effects. While using this Delta-8 vape cartridge from Htown-Hemp I noticed significantly lower levels of anxiety, lower paranoia and essentially all the negative effects you can sometimes get from Delta-9 THC simply didn’t exist while using this, to learn more about cannabis induced anxiety click here.
The effects were very much an Indica style confused, couchlock feeling. Overall a really enjoyable feeling without the intrusiveness Delta-9 can sometimes have, relaxing, euphoric and calm. Expect the giggles, an increase in appetite and not being able to get up off the sofa after using Delta-8. I know a lot of people who after many years of heavy high THC cannabis consumption cannot use THC products anymore, it gives them anxiety, panic attacks and paranoia.
However my research showed they actually rather enjoyed these Delta-8 cartridges. One said ” I was worried to begin with but after a few puffs I noticed zero anxiety flooding in but instead a wave of enjoyable euphoria”. This is a very common phrase i hear.
So is Delta-8 THC legal in the UK?
Well to put it simply, I’m not sure. After hours of research I cant find a reliable source that says it is or isn’t. It is legal in some states of the USA because of the 2018 Farm Bill law “which allows all hemp derivatives (including any cannabinoids and analogues) which do not contain more than .3 percent Delta 9 THC to be cultivated, manufactured, sold, and purchased” as stated on the article from Drugs and bad ideas.
These Delta-8 products are coming in from the USA into the United Kingdom and are being sold here as “Legal THC”. So, my advice would be to treat these products as illegal, as I personally cant imagine a psychoactive THC product being legal in the UK with its outdated and bias laws. I got mine from Htown-Hemp.