What is Delta-8?

Jul 20, 2021 | Cannabis Education, Delta-8

Delta 8 THC arrived on the scene in 2003 but has been widely popularized in the last few years. Since 2020, dispensaries and smoke shops throughout the United States have been stocking the shelves with this widely accepted alternative type of cannabis as a way to provide legal cannabis flower and edibles to those who live in parts of the U.S. that still criminalize the possession of marijuana.

Delta 8 is an isomer of the Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 shares a similar molecular structure, with a minor difference in the position of the double bond. Scientific knowledge aside, this form of THC has been synthesized to have this slight difference, which has allowed cannabis lovers a legal alternative.

How does it feel?

Delta 8 has been dubbed the “little brother” of the natural Delta 9 cannabis. This is because Delta 8 THC has many similar effects to street weed. Based on anecdotal evidence, the effects may even come with some surprising improvements. These claims depend solely on the user’s preference, though.

Users report a less psychoactive high, but with a very similar feeling to the natural Marijuana you’re probably used to smoking.

Is Delta 8 THC Safe?

The FDA has not found any medical benefits to the use of Delta-8 THC, CBD or other products derived from the hemp plant. We recommend that you proceed with caution as these substances have yet to be shown to have any use cases besides consumption for recreational purposes.

Overuse of certain psychoactive compounds such as cannabis may produce unwanted effects such as panic attacks, anxiety, or cardiovascular complications from smoking. These are not unique to the Delta 8 variety, and must be considered when practicing the safe use of any of our legal alternative cannabinoids.

If you have questions about the safe use of our products, ask our budtenders if you visit our dispensary in Pensacola. Curious to see for yourself? Head on over to our shop page and try your favorite flavor cartridge!

What’s the final word?

The environment is constantly shifting in the U.S. legislature, as the new market grows for legal weed dispensaries, and alternative cannabis products become more popular in states that do not allow recreational use of the Delta 9 THC parent. Green Light District was born from a desire to help consumers find what they need in a convenient and secure manner.

These products are designed for recreational use and are not considered medical alternatives. They are alternatives to street weed that provide our customers with a way to consume THC legally.

If you’d like to improve your cannabis education, keep coming back to our wonderful website, as we aim to help regular people gain knowledge and insight that will help them understand the amazing culture of cannabis.

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