Brief Overview of The Cannabis Plant
The cannabis plant is one of the most diverse and well-known plants in the world, containing quite a few cannabinoids. The most commonly known cannabinoid of the cannabis plant is marijuana, which contains high amounts of psychoactive THC, also known as Delta-9. There is another strain of the cannabis plant called CBD, which can be in full-spectrum or broad spectrum. CBD has exploded in popularity, thanks to its many forms of gummies, capsules, flowers, tinctures, and vape juice. However, CBD contains little to no THC (less than 0.3%), making it ideal for people who are hesitant to ingest marijuana products and/or have drug testing workplaces. Because of the health benefits and healing properties, CBD has been a lifesaver for users who look to homeopathically treat PTSD, anxiety, depression, mild pain, and other health issues.
What Is Delta-8?
Many users long for something stronger than CBD but less psychoactive aggressive than THC. A legal yet powerful middle ground, if you will. That’s where the third strain of cannabis comes in, called Delta-8. Delta-8 is a fascinating strain that is actually legal in most of the 50 states, despite having the ability to get the user “stoned” (albeit not as strong of a high as marijuana). It is formed once THC in the cannabis plant becomes oxidized. The National Cancer Institute defines Delta-8 as, “An analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. [Delta-8-THC] binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system…This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than [delta-9-THC], the primary form of THC found in cannabis.” This is somewhat confusing verbiage, but in layman’s terms, it means that Delta-8 is a weaker form of marijuana, still containing the psychoactive element THC, but in a less powerful form. Delta-8 is also found in CBD hemp flowers, but usually in extremely low concentrations, less than 0.1%.
How To Use Delta-8?
Typically, Delta-8 is distilled into a thick clear liquid via several steps: extraction, winterization, and decarboxylation. Because of the low amounts of Delta-8 found in the cannabis plant, this process is time-consuming and extensive. Once Delta-8 is extracted or converted into a concentrated form, it has a wide range of uses. You can use Delta-8 in syringes and vape cartridges, either by using a weed pen or dab rig, which are the most common methods. You can mix Delta-8 with flower to increase the potency of the cannabinoid. You can also consume Delta-8 in edibles (gummies), tinctures, and even the distillate form; however, there isn’t a lot of information on the effects of distilled delta-8 once it metabolizes in your body, so it’s best to stick with the available products on the market.
Where Can I Buy Delta-8 Products?
Here at Total Peace & Wellness, we offer three types of Delta-8 products: Delta-8 Hawaiian Haze Flower, 600mg Delta-8 Gummies and a variety of Indica, Sativa and Hybrid Delta-8 Vape Cartridges! Also check out our huge selection of CBD flowers and CBD gummies. If you have any questions or concerns about how to use Delta-8 or are curious about what other Delta-8 products we will be offering, we’d love to hear from you, via email or social media. If you’d rather stick with the CBD products you know and love, check out our huge selection of CBD products, ranging from CBD bath bombs, disposable vapes, lubricant, tinctures, balms, flowers, and more!