For new and experienced Kratom users, there has been an increasing buzz of a new THC extract, delta 8. This product has been booming in popularity and most of the community have positive things to say about it! Today we are going to dive into the details of delta eight and answer some important questions like what exactly is delta 8? Is it legal? And can you combine delta eight with kratom?
What is Delta 8 THC?
This is probably the first question that comes to mind when hearing about delta eight for the first time. It is an extract from the cannabis plant and has a very similar structure to THC though with a much lower potency. Many who have tried delta eight describe it as the middle child of CBD and THC. If you have experience with marijuana, delta eight can provide a lower “high” feeling.
Delta eight enthusiasts have also reported reduced nausea, assistance in de-stressing, and appetite stimulation.
Is Delta 8 THC Legal?
One thing you always have to consider about cannabis laws are that they are constantly changing in the US. One thing still holds true however, cannabis compounds and traditional THC are very much illegal at the federal level.With that being said, many (but not all) delta eight products are legal throughout the United States. What makes it legal? Title X of the 2018 Farm Bill speaks about the legal distinction of hemp and its allowance of commercial production. To break it down further, delta eight is legal if it is harvested from hemp, and only contains small trace amounts of THC.
While it is legal on a federal level, local jurisdictions have rights to ban these products. So always be sure to check your local state and county laws before purchasing and partaking in delta eight products.
Can I legally buy Delta 8 in Florida?
Short answer: Yes, delta eight THC is legal to buy, sell, and possess in Florida at the time of writing this article. I cannot stress this enough, please be sure to check laws frequently as hemp and cannabis regulations vary from state to state. Also be sure to purchase THC products like delta eight from reputable stores with knowledgeable staff. If the employees have a hard time answering questions, it’s time to start looking for a new store.
Specifically, Florida Senate Bill 1020.581.217 categories hemp as an agricultural commodity, and hemp-derived cannabinoids are not considered controlled substances or adulterants. In the last paragraph I mentioned purchasing your delta eight products from a reputable store. Reason being, while there is no possession limit, delta eight can easily be confused with delta nine THC by law enforcement. Basic tests only look for tetrahydrocannabinol which is included in both delta eight and nine. Be sure to have proper proof of purchase to avoid any issues.
Delta 8 vs Delta 9 and CBD
The cannabis plant has over 100 types of cannabinoids in it. The primary cannabinoids we are most familiar with are delta nine THC and cannabidiol (CBD). As a reminder delta nine THC is illegal on the federal level because it is produced from the cannabis plant. It is the major component that produces the psychoactive effects, better known at the “high” feeling associated with marijuana. The major difference between delta nine and eight is the THC amount, since delta eight can be extracted via hemp it contains a lower than 0.3% THC trace amount.
Now let’s take a look at the difference between CBD and delta eight. CBD is a cannabidiol and for the most part does not contain THC. Aside from CBD products like full-spectrum, you will normally feel the effects of calmness and relaxation. It’s reported that CBD can assist with managing medical issues like anxiety, depression, and sleep. With CBD you will not experience the psychoactive effects associated with higher trace amounts of THC. You may have also thought of combining CBD and delta eight. What would happen? If you have experienced taking delta nine and CBD the feeling is similar. CBD works to reduce the high effect and delta eight will improve the effects of THC.
What about Kratom and Delta 8?
Can you take both kratom and delta eight together? Technically yes. There are no current known interactions between the two that would hinder the effects. It has been reported in the community that this combination is very enjoyable when used in responsible dosages. But should you? It’s kind of a tough question to answer, many factors like tolerance and products. However we recommend doing proper research and enjoying one product at a time. While both delta eight and kratom have overlapping effects, they’re a few things to be mindful of when deciding to combine them. If you haven’t already, try each product standalone first. It’s possible that you may not enjoy one over the over, if so combining them would make for a bad experience. Dosage management is crucial, it will help you in the long run to start small with your dosages. Once you become more tolerant you can slowly increase until you find that perfect balance.
As you can imagine these products are not FDA approved, so consider speaking to a medical professional. Discuss the effects you’re after and if you have any pre-existing conditions that would potentially cause negative effects when taking kratom and delta eight. Lastly, and most importantly, choose your products and stores carefully. Be sure to research reputable stores that are clean, organized, knowledgeable staff, and carry brands that have a Certificates of Analysis completed for the various offerings like a THC gummies product or delta eight cookies. Stores like Centuries Harvest Kratom in Bradenton, Florida.
Throughout this article we went over the basics of delta eight, the legality of it, comparing it to other similar THC products, and how it relates to Kratom. Delta eight has definitely been buzzing around as a new and interesting alternative to Kratom, with its unique place in the industry, it’s no wonder why they’re so many new products like editables and carts that can safely and legally get the job done.