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Hemp is known to naturally contain fairly large amounts of CBD and THC in their chemical composition, i.e., they occupy at least forty percent of the dry weight of hemp. In addition, one can obtain various isomers of THC through chemical synthesis. These include the psychoactive delta 9 THC and its milder version delta 8 THC. The latter occupies at least 0.1 percent of hemp extracts and differs from delta 9 THC in the placement of carbon atoms in its structure. This makes it interact differently with the endocannabinoid system. Delta 9 does not cause highness in its users. Various products are made using delta 8 THC and categorized as edible vapes, oils, tinctures, pills, or tablets. Delta 8 gummies are classified as edibles.

The Legal Status of Delta 8 THC

The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the DEA’s list of restricted substances, transferring cultivation and harvesting to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Farm Bill expressly distinguished hemp from marijuana, defining hemp as the Cannabis sativa L. plant or any component of the plant, including seeds, derivatives, and extracts, containing less than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight. This, however, did not put any implicit restrictions on delta 8 THC. The DEA issued an interim final rule in the fall of 2020. They included statements about synthetic THC in that interim final rule and stated that synthetic cannabinoids would remain scheduled and controlled substances. The misunderstanding arises because delta-8 THC is obtained from hemp using fairly simple extraction methods. Therefore, it cannot be scheduled – it falls outside the authority of the DEA. According to the interim final rule, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 does not affect the control status of synthetically derived tetrahydrocannabinols because the statutory definition of ‘hemp’ is limited to materials derived from the plant Cannabis sativa L. For synthetically generated tetrahydrocannabinols, the concentration of Δ9-THC is not a decisive factor in whether the material is a prohibited substance. All synthetically derived tetrahydrocannabinols remain controlled substances under Schedule I. In essence, delta 8 THC is federally legal. However, Caulkins et al. (2015) noted that some states or jurisdictions still prohibit the use of delta 8 THC, such as Alaska, Arizona, California, Kentucky, and Idaho, among others. Purchasing delta 8 gummies in states where it is illegal puts one in conflict with the law and endangers one’s health. Smuggled substances undergo less scrutiny, and one might consume gummies containing uncontrolled substances.

Factors To Consider When Purchasing Delta 8 THC

One has to consider where the delta 8 THC is sourced, methods employed during its extraction, the hemp extract’s composition, and the extract’s potency before purchasing delta 8 products.

Source of Hemp Used

The sourcing of the hemp used to make your gummies determines whether your delta-8 gummies are legal. Lachenmeier et al. (2019) noted that gummies CBD products should use hemp cultivated using defined industrial standards and originate from the purest circumstances. Therefore, look for cannabis plants grown without pesticides or chemicals that may seep into the final products and can cause harm to the user. The gummies you purchase should be made from organic and GMO-free hemp. If you are a vegan, go for gummies that use gelatin made from plant material.

Composition of the Hemp Extract

There are three main types of hemp extracts, i.e., full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolates. Delta gummies can be made using either of the three extracts and yield gummies with different effects. Komarnytsky et al. (2021) noted that full-spectrum hemp gummies might contain up to 0.3 percent of delta 9 THC. In addition, they may contain other cannabinoids such as CBD, CBDV, CBG, and CBN. Delta 8 gummies made using broad-spectrum extract contain other cannabinoids apart from delta 9 THC. They may contain other compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids. According to Oleinik (2022), Delta 8 isolates are a pure form of delta 8 and are suitable for individuals who only want to utilize the benefits associated with delta 8. It is always wise to understand your needs before purchasing one of these alternatives. Also, consult your doctor before using delta 8 gummies for dosage guidance.

Certificate Of Analysis (COA)

This is a document issued by a third-party laboratory describing the contents of the product one is buying. It provides information on the concentration, composition, and source of hemp. This document is important as it gives the buyer an insight into the product’s contents. Reputable brands include a link or a scan-able QR code that directs the user to the laboratory website where the test results are posted. In addition, it is a legal requirement that companies include this document or a link to access it easily. Therefore, always avoid delta 8 gummies that do not have this document as they may be counterfeit. Moreover, always try and find out the reputation of the lab utilized. Shady laboratories that do not provide information on their whereabouts and how they conduct their tests should be avoided as they are likely to give a false indication of the contents of the gummies one purchases.

Conclusion

Delta 8 THC is an isomer of delta 9 THC, and as such, they only differ in the placement of carbon atoms, specifically in the 8th ring of the THC structure. This cannabinoid can either be synthesized in the laboratories or directly extracted from hemp, although the latter is found in trace amounts. Always avoid delta 8 THC that is synthesized as it is illegal and harmful to your health. Check out the certificate of analysis, source of hemp utilized, and concentration of your delta 8 gummies to ensure they are not counterfeit.

References

Caulkins, J. P., Kilmer, B., Kleiman, M., Maccoun, R. J., Midgette, G., Oglesby, P., … & Reuter, P. H. (2015). Considering Marijuana Legalization: Insights for Vermont And Other Jurisdictions. Rand Corporation.

Oleinik, G. 5 Best Delta-8 THC Brands: Reviews & Guide (May 2022).

Komarnytsky, S., Rathinasabapathy, T., Wagner, C., Metzger, B., Carlisle, C., Panda, C., … & Varadharaj, S. (2021). Endocannabinoid System and Its Regulation by Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids And Full Spectrum Hemp Oils. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(11), 5479.

Lachenmeier, D. W., Habel, S., Fischer, B., Herbi, F., Zerbe, Y., Bock, V., … & Sproll, C. (2019). Are Adverse Effects Of Cannabidiol (CBD) Products Caused By Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Contamination?. F1000Research, 8.

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