The cannabis plant has a number of unique benefits to the body. Having grown naturally in the wild for thousands of years, this plant contains special chemical constituents known as cannabinoids that impact receptors across our body. All parts of the cannabis plant are used across the world for their different medicinal benefits—and certain cannabinoids are legal throughout the United States for everyday use, when derived from legal industrial hemp plants with less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC.
One cannabinoid in particular, Delta-8 THC, is growing in popularity across the U.S. and may be found effective at alleviating negative health symptoms associated with chronic pain, nausea, and anxiety.
What is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids that are native to the cannabis plant. You’ve probably heard of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to simply as “THC”, which is produces a “head high” associated with marijuana. Delta-8 THC is structurally similar to Delta-9, but with several significant differences.
Unlike THC, Delta-8 does not produce the same kind of “high.” When using Delta-8 products, many users report that they feel completely clear-headed but with some of the physical effects common with THC. These may include feeling relaxed, calm, grounded, and comfortable.
Longtime users of both THC and Delta-8 say that Delta-8 is so effective because it relaxes the body without causing any of the paranoia or anxiety associated with Delta-9 THC. Although Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid derived from the federally legal hemp plants, its legality varies across the United States.
Is Delta-8 THC Legal?
While Delta-8 THC is federally legal, it is not available in every state. A full list of legal and illegal states can be found here. Luckily, Delta-8 THC is completely legal in North Carolina! This means you can buy it in a store or online from a reputable company.
For example, here at Modern Apotheca we have a variety of different Delta-8 THC products available for purchase. Whether you prefer vaping, using a tincture, or eating gummies packed with Delta-8 THC, we have the solution you’re looking for.
The dosage and product type that’s right for you will vary based on your individual tolerance for THC, as well as why you’re using Delta-8 THC. Delta-8 THC comes with many of the positive benefits of THC, but with less intense side effects. Here are some of its biggest benefits and uses:
How to Use Delta-8 THC
While we still need more scientific research to fully determine the effects and benefits of all cannabis products, the studies we do have suggest that Delta-8 THC may provide a number beneficial properties, including;
- Appetite stimulation
- Pain relief
It has many of the same benefits as CBD, but with an added “high.” To be clear, the “high” feeling is nowhere near as intense as what you get when using regular THC. However, people who use Delta-8 THC do report feelings of euphoria and happiness without any impairments to their cognitive function.
Similarly, some users report that Delta-8 THC helps energize them to get more stuff done throughout the day.
Where to Buy Delta-8 THC
For all your CBD, hemp, and Delta-8 THC needs, Modern Apotheca is here for you. Check out our Delta-8 THC products here for a variety of gummies, tinctures, and vape cartridges. If you’re still on the fence about trying Delta-8 THC or CBD in general, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We would love to be there for you as you figure out which hemp products are right for you!