The legalization of cannabis is inspiring people to dip their toe into alternative medicine, but the percentage of THC in products nowadays is super high (no pun intended) and can be too intense for beginners. In other words, these are definitely not your father’s nugs.
Especially for those who don’t have a tolerance to it, delta-9 THC (the typical THC found in medical marijuana products) can cause a range of unwanted side effects. Combine that with a high concentration and you have a pretty trippy substance. One hit and many who are simply looking for pain relief never want to touch the stuff again!
Delta-8 hemp THC is a breath of fresh air for those who want a little more than CBD but don’t want the intense effects of delta-9. If you want to try THC as alternative medicine, try delta-8 first!
All the good, none of the bad
Molecularly, delta-8 is similar to delta-9. They provide a lot of the same benefits, like relaxation, pain relief and appetite. The difference comes with the strength of each of their psychoactive properties. Delta-8 reacts differently with our cannabinoid receptors in our bodies, resulting in less anxiety, paranoia and restlessness than delta-9 causes. With delta-8 you get all the benefits without the negative side effects.
Relieve a range of symptoms
No need for five different medications—delta-8 can soothe ailments from body pain to neurological pain. If you experience many symptoms from a preexisting condition and are looking to try alternative medicine, delta-8 could ease a lot of your discomfort without getting you too high.
It’s accessible and legal
Since delta-8 is considered a hemp product (it contains less than 0.3% delta-9 THC), it can be legally distributed just the same as CBD, with the exception of a few states. Federally speaking, however, it’s legal and not considered a controlled substance, like delta-9 is.
If you’re going to hop on the cannabis train, start with delta-8. It will provide the same effects at a lesser intensity, so you can work your way up if you need to instead of accidentally locking yourself to the couch.