D8 is a short name for delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in industrial hemp. The structure of D8 is very similar to that of D9 or delta-9-THC, often referred to as “THC”. Due to the structural similarity, D8 can act as an agonist of D9; both D8 and D9 can bind to CB1 receptors in our body and activate the receptors. Likewise, D8 can also bind to CB2 receptors just like CBD and may promote homeostasis of our body.
Can D8 get you high?
Yes, D8 is a psychoactive compound, meaning it can get you high. However, D8 is generally considered less potent than its cannabinoid brother D9. Because it is supposedly less potent, the unwanted side effects of D9 can be also reduced by switching to D8. Yet, the effects of D8 and D9 are highly dependent on individuals. In other words, the time and dosage that you need to get the desired effect can vary depending on factors such as your body weight, metabolism and tolerance. Some D8 users describe D8 as a “cleaner high”; although it isn’t nearly as potent, it’s smooth and carries many benefits with stress and anxiety levels. The effects can also differ by different strains. We offer a variety of Indica, Sativa and Hybrid. Although some users claim that Indica is for getting high, Sativa is for getting energy, and Hybrid is for somewhere between, everyone’s body reacts differently (yes, we are all special!) and you have to try yourself to find the one that works for your body and needs.
Is D8 marijuana? Is it legal?
D8 does exist in marijuana plants. However, our D8 is always derived from organically grown and locally sourced industrial hemp; it’s not marijuana. Unlike marijuana, Farm Bill compliant hemp contains D9 that does not exceed 0.3% on a dry-weight basis. Although D8 is federally legal, the legality and legal age of D8 can vary by state. As a matter of fact, there are states that banned D8. Please check your local laws and regulations before purchasing our products containing D8.
Does D8 show up on the drug test?
As D8 and D9 are structurally very similar, regular urine tests seeking D9 metabolites have high chances to give a false positive for D8 metabolites as well. If you get to be tested with thorough techniques, such as HPLC, the scientists can differentiate D8 from D9. However, if you are going through drug screening for employment or sports competitions, the likelihood is the tests are antibody-based and will give you a false positive. So it is recommended to avoid any use of D8 products if you are subject to drug screenings.
Are your D8 products tested?
We use ISO certified third-party labs to obtain reliable results and ensure that our products never contain D9 higher than 0.3%. You can find the lab results here.
Is D8 safe for pets?
D9 is potentially toxic for our furry friends and families, and so is D8. The available research on effects of D8 on animals is very limited and the safety is not fully known.
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