Delta 8 is a virtual newcomer, but already it is making a name for itself in the current cannabis market.
Since the 2018 Farm Bill, Delta 8 has gained a massive following of fans. The reason for the unprecedented impact Delta 8 is having on the cannabis world, is because it was deemed legal.
Delta 8 is derived from the hemp plant, and the legislation in the 2018 Farm Bill has made lawful anything that is derived from hemp.
There seems to be somewhat of a grey area at the moment though, and this is because Delta 8 is psychoactive.
Those who are familiar with Delta 9 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), are fully aware that it is psychoactive. The difference between Delta 8 and Delta 9 is that Delta 9 is from the marijuana plant. This is a completely different strain of cannabis, and so it is classed as illegal. There are exceptions to the rule for medicinal cannabis.
So, is Delta 8 psychoactive? The answer is 'yes', but it is mildly psychoactive. Users of Delta 8 report of a 'body high' and a feeling of well-being. It is known to improve cognitive function, and seems to sharpen the mind. It gives a surprising alertness and clarity. This is great news for those who use Delta 8 to manage pain and discomfort. Delta 8 can address health issues, but without giving the 'stoned' frame of mind. Therefore, using Delta 8 during the day does not slow you down, or detract from what you are doing.
However, Delta 9 is famous for getting the user 'stoned'. It has a more powerful psychoactive effect than Delta 8. It can also give way to paranoia and anxiety for some. Delta 9 is also good for addressing health issues, but it does put an end to most activity when used. This is because of the mind-altering effect it has on the user. It slows the cognitive function and relaxes the body significantly.
If you are a novice to the Delta 8 fan club, there are several ways to supplement with this powerful cannabinoid.
- Ingesting orally in the form of oil, edibles, tinctures, or capsules can be a convenient way to take Delta 8. Taking Delta it this way ensures a longer lasting effect than when it is smoked or vaped.
- Inhaling Delta 8 is the quickest route to feeling the psychoactive effects. The mind-altering sensation can be felt in minutes. Vaping is a popular method of inhaling, but more so is rolling your own 'joint'. However, it's a good idea to ditch the harmful tobacco with this method. Rolling your own joints also needs a lot of paraphernalia, i.e. tray, grinder, cigarette papers, filters. Pre-rolls are a lazy man's or woman's answer to this! The pre-rolls are often 100% organic, and convenient to use when needed.
- Delta 8 can also be used topically. There is an abundance of lotions, oils, balms and salves that can be applied to the skin. Generally using Delta 8 this way doesn't give way to psychoactive effects. The chosen product can be applied to relieve swelling, inflammation and pain.
It's worth mentioning here about another popular cannabinoid, CBD. CBD or cannabidiol as it is known, is also derived from the hemp plant. It also has a product range just like Delta 8.
The CBD global market has rocketed in recent years. This is because of the awareness that CBD is beneficial to health and well-being in so many ways.
Much research and development has been carried out on CBD, and the findings relating to numerous health conditions are encouraging to say the least.
Once upon a time CBD was a little known cannabinoid, but now it seems to be everywhere we turn. You can buy CBD on the high street in many forms, and there seems to be no end of suppliers online.
Thinking about all 3 compounds, Delta 8, Delta 9, and CBD, Delta 8 seems to sit in the middle. It has all the beneficial effects for health and well-being, but is mildly psychoactive, a favourable combination. In fact, many advocators of Delta 9 are switching to Delta 8, simply because of the clarity and alertness element.
However, as mentioned, Delta 8 is new to the cannabis market. It will be slow to hit the high street in many European countries, just like CBD was. It is, however, building up momentum online.
Searches for where can I buy Delta 8 oil online in Germany for example, will bring up numerous suppliers of not only Delta 8 oil, but also other Delta 8 products.
Delta 8 is safe and legal to use, and is non-addictive. It can address many ailments, such as, arthritis, epilepsy, eczema, psoriasis, gout, diabetes, anxiety, stress, bipolar, and many other conditions.
What can be more convenient than buying Delta 8 online delivered straight to your door.
Always choose a reputable supplier. Most retailers will supplier some form of certification to validate what is contained in the product.
EU Regulations and Guidelines should be adhered to in the cultivation, manufacture, and sale of all cannabinoids.