Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (D9-THC) is a well-known cannabinoid in cannabis, but recently, there’s been a lot of talk about Delta-8.

So what’s all the deal with Delta-8?

Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, or Delta-8, is structurally similar to D9-THC, but it’s not the same. Cannabis products usually show THC percentages for D9-THC since it’s more common, but Delta-8 is present in smaller amounts. 

Delta-8 can be chemically produced from CBD in hemp, allowing it to be sold online, in CBD stores, and even gas stations, unlike D9-THC from marijuana, which remains federally illegal.

Delta-8’s legality is a hot topic. Some states have banned it, while others are working on regulations. In New Jersey, there are currently no restrictions on Delta-8, but lawmakers introduced a bill in May 2023 to ban its sale as hemp.

Why is there so much hype about Delta 8?

Delta-8 gained popularity because it’s more accessible and has milder psychoactive effects. This is due to a weaker attachment to the CB1 receptor. The milder intoxicating effect makes it attractive for those new to cannabis. It’s also a popular option for people who do not have access to D9-THC products.

While Delta-8 products may be more accessible, they are unregulated, raising concerns about quality, residual chemicals, and heavy metal contamination. Until industry standards are established, it’s crucial to buy from reputable sources with GMP certification and lab testing for each harvest.

Canna Remedies dispensary offers state-approved, lab-tested D9-THC cannabis products. Lab results are available for every product and can be requested. If you are curious about the benefits and effects of our cannabis, check out our Ewing dispensary menu or visit our Canna Coaches at our Help Desk.