The success of CBD products has taken many people by surprise. Those who aren’t familiar with cannabis or natural herbal products may wonder why so many consumers purchase CBD and provide testimonials about its benefits. In the early days, even hemp fans likely felt surprised over CBD’s success in the market. A walk down a major city street could lead to passing by scores of CBD shops filled with customers. The arrival of CDB’s “cousin,” Delta 8 THC, probably surprised even more people. Delta 8 THC provides an alternative to marijuana’s Delta 9 THC, and some wonder about mixing and matching Delta 8 THC and CBD. Perhaps performing a little research may lead some to answers.
What is Delta 8 THC?
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-extracted products that contain less than 0.03% Delta 9 THC, the chemical compound in marijuana that causes people to feel high. Delta 9 THC remains a Schedule I controlled substance, but no classification exists for Delta 8 THC, creating a legal gray area. Delta 8 THC exists in trace amounts in cannabis, and the Farm Bill led to a grey area since Delta 8 THC extracted from CBD isn’t explicitly illegal on the federal level. State laws vary, and Delta 8 hemp is banned in several states.
Reviews, testimonials, and research suggest Delta 8 THC provides a “mild” high that is not as strong as Delta 9 THC. Some state that the side effects are not as powerful, either. Individual results vary.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for “cannabidiol,” and it is a hemp-derived product intended for holistic purposes. Research shows that it is valuable in helping those suffering from childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.
Consumers purchase CBD for several reasons, with pain relief being one of the more common motivators. Others purchase CBD for its supposed effects on anxiety and insomnia. Doctors may prescribe medical marijuana to treat many of the same ailments. A significant difference exists between marijuana and CBD: CBD does not make people feel high, which contributes to why it is so readily and easily available.
CBD and Delta 8 THC Extractions
A relationship exists between CBD and Delta 8 THC. Delta 8 THC exists in small amounts in CBD, and a manufacturer may extract Delta 8 THC from CBD to make Delta 8 Hemp products. This process illustrates the “hemp-extracted” clause in the 2018 Farm Bill. While extracting Delta 8 THC from marijuana is not legal, no language explicitly bans extracting Delta 8 THC from CBD.
Mixing CBD and Delta 8 THC
Since Delta 8 THC products – such as our Delta 8 gummies, are relatively new on the hemp and cannabis market, some may have questions about them. Some would-be consumers may have queries about mixing and matching delta 8 THC and CBD. A buyer might not have to “mix and match” two separate products, as a Delta THC item could have a significant amount of CBD in it already.
As we provide lab results about our Delta 8 Vapables, would-be buyers may review the results to determine the percentage of CBD and Delta 8 THC in it. Combining two products, a Delta 8 hemp one and a CBD one, is not uncommon, either. Articles published online suggest that CBD may reduce the impact of THC, although the sources don’t point to any published research clarifying the exact effect.
Hemp, CBD, and THC fans may wish to conduct further research about the safety of mixing CBD and delta 8 THC. Online articles and videos could be worth reviewing to learn more. Whether you’re looking for how the 2018 farm bill affected Delta 8 THC or our Delta 8 Tinctures, you can find your next Delta 8 Hemp product today.