But for now, cannabis plants typically contain 0.1% of delta-8-THC or less. The economic extraction of delta-8-THC from cannabis requires levels of between 15 and 20%. Delta-8 products are generally made with Delta-8-THC distillate, a form of Delta-8 concentrate that is generally higher than 95% pure. This distillate is then added to any combination of ingredients to create a unique product.
For example, the Delta-8 distillate can be added to a mixture of hemp oil, flavoring additives, sweeteners, or any other ingredient. This reduces the actual concentration of Delta-8 in a product. The manufactured Delta-8-THC is normally added to gummies and vape carts and is sold legally on the Internet and in stores. Because it is naturally produced in such small quantities, the delta-8 THC found in commercial products is usually made synthetically from CBD or delta-9 THC.
However, little is known about experiences with delta-8-THC or its effects on medicinal or recreational users (Hollister and Gillespie 1973; Razdan 198). The test results should confirm what appears on the label and will help you understand the amount of delta-8 contained in each gummy, dose of tincture, or gram of delta-8-THC flower. However, if a product is made with delta-8-THC distillate and full-spectrum hemp oil, it may contain traces of delta-9-THC. Of course, each Delta-8 formula is unique and will contain a different percentage and selection of hemp-derived cannabinoids.
This leaves us with a hemp extract oil with a purity of between 90 and 98% of Delta 8-THC, while maintaining the percentage of Delta 9-THC at practically 0%. This type of product is made with a pure concentrate of delta-8-THC and any other THC-free hemp ingredient, such as CBD isolates or terpenes. Delta 8-THC and Delta 9-THC differ only by a few atomic bonds, but what these differences mean for the consumer is revolutionary. Both hemp and marijuana are types of cannabis plants, but marijuana produces THC delta 9 and hemp doesn't.
However, the amount of THC delta-9-THC that is legally allowed in hemp products is not sufficient to cause psychoactive effects on their own. Future systematic research is needed to confirm the reports of the participants, although these studies are hampered by the legal status of delta-8-THC and delta-9-THC. While delta-8 THC is reported to produce less potent effects than delta-9, more research is needed to better understand the potential side effects of this compound. The most common form of THC in cannabis plants is delta-9-THC, which is almost identical to delta-8-THC in its chemical structure.
Participants also reported notable adverse experiences with delta-8-THC; most of the time, delta-8-THC is more harmful to the lungs than delta-9-THC when inhaled. Delta-8-THC is an isomer or chemical analog of delta-9-THC, the molecule that produces the experience of being high when ingesting cannabis (Qamar et al.