Ah, one of our most common questions. I’m going to try and answer this and a few other questions for you today, so that we all can spread a little knowledge to those who seek it.
This question can be answered in just a few words; The 2018 Farm Bill. When this bill was signed into law in 2018, it federally legalized all products derived from hemp which contain less than 0.3% Delta 9-THC (the illegal form of THC). And with significant advances in the science surrounding hemp, scientists and extractors have learned how to concentrate the Delta 8-THC content in hemp extracts while at the same time minimizing the Delta 9-THC content to under the legal limit. This leaves us with an extract , technically a distillate, that is anywhere from 90%-98% pure Delta 8-THC, while keeping the Delta 9-THC percentage at essentially 0%.
“So neat, Delta 8 is legal because it has less than 0.3% Delta 9-THC, but how does it come from hemp? I thought hemp was just CBD.”
Well, we start with our purebred and exceptionally high quality hemp flower, and extract the CBD oil with our CO2 extraction process, which yields oils in excess of 90% purity. From there our oil undergoes a process called reisomerization, which, for lack of a simpler term, transforms CBD to Delta 8-THC.
There are also more exotic varieties of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) such as THC Delta 0 and THC Delta 10. Chemically, it is only the position of the double bond that distinguishes them from one another.
“So great, Delta 8 comes from CBD, and CBD from hemp, and if it’s got less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC in it, that means it’s legal. But what does it do? What do the effects feel like?”
Well to answer that you’d need to know how you dosed yourself in this hypothetical situation. Most commonly, people would smoke or vape their chosen cannabinoid. At that point your dose is being absorbed thru your lungs and will reach your brain very quickly. The effects will only be moderately sustained however, in other words, will not last very long.
Let’s say, however, that you dosed yourself orally, and you ate one of our world-renowned gummies? Well that 30 milligrams of high-quality Delta 8 concentrate that’s infused into every one of those ridiculously tasty gummies, will lurk in your belly, waiting to for the perfect moment (about 25-45 minutes in the future) to brighten your day and reduce your anxiety and pain into nothingness. These effects will persist for 3-5 hours and taper off slowly.
Delta 8 is vastly superior to Delta 9 because it is only half as strong. That way, if you need to get “higher” just take more!
It also boasts anxiety reducing qualities, so if you’re still experiencing anxiety your dose may not be large enough.
It has also been shown to induce appetite, which is helpful for patients who may find trouble eating.
The next question that comes up is “Well, what if I get caught with this?”
Well, the answer is delightfully simple. As you are doing nothing illegal, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. However, we know that situations do arise, and so we have provided a QR code on all of our Delta 8 products that bring up all the lab results any diligent officer might require.
The next most common question we get is not a question at all, but a comment, which is as follows:
“That’s not real weed.”
To which I would like to respond, good sir, with a resounding:
So that’s about it for this round of FAQs. I think we’ve answered all the questions one might have that would be stopping them from trying one of our Legal Weed Delta 8 products. Go on and try you one out. Get your friends to try them too. Help me stop writing blog posts and get back to my actual job.