Delta 8 THC is not an undiscovered chemical compound, but it is one that escaped the regulatory and legal reach of Delta 9 THC. Since Delta 8 THC only exists in trace amounts in hemp, consumers may wonder how small concentrations of natural Delta 8 THC turn into more significant concentrations inside a product for sale. Those seeking an answer could find it by examining the extraction process manufacturers employ.
What is Delta 8 THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) refers to the active component in marijuana that delivers a high feeling. So, how could Delta 8 THC not find itself on the federal list of controlled substances? The 2018 Farm Bill explains the chemical compound’s legal gray area. The legislation passed by Congress allows manufacturers to offer hemp-extracted products with less than 0.03% Delta 9 THC, among other rules.
Delta 8 THC receives no mention in the legislation, nor does it appear on the list of controlled substances. Studies show Delta 8 THC has a similar chemical bond to Delta 9 THC, but the two are not the same compounds. Research and user testimonials suggest that Delta 8 THC is much milder than Delta 9 THC, extending to reports about side effects. That said, individual users may report different experiences.
While Delta 8 THC products might exist thanks to a federal gray area, state laws are an entirely different matter. Delta 8 THC is illegal in several states, and would-be consumers should check their local laws.
The Extraction Process
As our lab results show, our Delta 8 THC carts contain the maximum percentage of Delta 8 THC. Consumers might wonder how the product has such amounts. The above-mentioned hemp-extraction process serves as the means of “collecting” Delta 8 THC. Hemp and CBD serve as the familiar sources for Delta 8 THC products.
Manufacturers might not be willing to share the specifics of how they perform the extraction. In general, a ” fractional distillation process” may occur on a hemp flower. The distillation process then produces a distillate that can be extremely high in Delta 8 THC concentrations.
Companies could use CBD as a source for the Delta 8 THC they wish to produce. CDB doesn’t cause people to feel high because the amounts of THC are so low. A unique process targets the THC inside CBD to make Delta 8 hemp products.
Some consumers may purchase Delta 8 distillate, while others prefer edibles, carts, flowers, and other products. The distillate produced during the extraction process serves as the Delta 8 THC found in products for Delta 8 edibles and carts.
Consumers and Products
Consumers might see advertisements for Delta 8 THC distillates and other products, but they may not know who made the items for sale. And what about the quality? A website could boast about quality, but sellers are not likely to say anything negative about their products. Would-be shoppers might benefit from reading reviews and testimonials about Delta 8 THC products sold by a particular company.
Products that come with a lab report may appeal to the consumer interested in quality. The lab report could detail how much Delta 8 THC and CBD are in the ordered item. While a lab report would doubtfully reveal details about the extraction process, the report provides insights into the product made possible by the extraction process. Whether you’re looking to mixing and matching Delta 8 THC and CBD or our Delta 8 Gummies, you can find your next Delta 8 Hemp product today.