Delta 8 THC is a non-synthetic cannabinoid that exists naturally in the cannabis plant, but is most commonly produced in a laboratory. It is created through a simple conversion process and laboratory equipment, where hemp-derived CBD is converted into the compound. Delta 8 THC has milder and more pleasant effects than Delta 9 THC, promoting relaxation without causing anxiety in the user at high doses. The testing process begins when a sample of delta-8 is brought to the lab and that sample is extracted.
An acid is added to this mixture, which is then heated for hours, where a chemical reaction occurs that converts CBD into delta-8.Scientists and researchers believe that there are more than 120 different cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis plants, and delta-8 is the most recent to emerge. The way delta-8 THC is produced could affect the way it can be sold, as some states have their own laws banning all forms of THC (including delta). Most of them have no problem with this cannabinoid, however, as long as it is derived from hemp and falls below the THC threshold of 0.3% or less. It is important to note that producing Delta 8 THC from CBD can be dangerous if done without proper laboratory equipment and SOPs.