Delta 8 THC is a psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. It produces a euphoric effect similar to that of THC, with slight variations in the type of high it produces. Some users report that it produces more brain effects than any other cannabinoid, and possibly even produces a slight energetic buzz, which can be quite pleasant. The high from Delta 8 is often described as being softer than that of Delta 9 THC, allowing for greater clarity and focus.
However, it can still cause an increase in heart rate, dry mouth, eye redness and dizziness. As with any psychoactive substance, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and to use caution when consuming Delta 8 THC. It is important for consumers to know that Delta 8 products with THC have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context. They can be marketed in ways that endanger public health and, especially, should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
The FDA is aware of the growing concern surrounding Delta 8 products with THC that are currently sold online and in stores. These products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context. Some concerns include variability in product formulations and labeling, other cannabinoid and terpene contents, and varying concentrations of THC Delta 8.In addition, some of these products may simply be labeled as “hemp products”, which may mislead consumers who associate “hemp” with “non-psychoactive products”. The FDA is actively working with federal and state partners to further address concerns related to these products and to monitor the market for complaints about products, adverse events, and other emerging cannabis-derived products that may be a cause for concern.
Given the different factors for each user and the fact that Delta 8 THC is relatively new, there are still no fixed parameters to measure the time of its effect. It is important to remember that Delta 8 THC has psychoactive and intoxicating effects, similar to Delta 9 THC (i.e., marijuana). Therefore, it is important to use caution when consuming Delta 8 THC.