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The Difference Between Delta 9 THC and Delta 8 THC

Full-spectrum CBD products can contain trace amounts of THC, which is the psychoactive component in cannabis that can make people high. The amount of THC in hemp, which is the plant used to make CBD products, is too low to cause someone to feel high.

In the world of CBD, Delta 8 THC has caused quite a stir. This is because there are two primary types of THC that have slightly different compositions, including Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC. And while the federal law specifically lists Delta 9 THC as being illegal, it does not mention Delta 8 THC by name — allowing some parties to use this legal gray area as a way to “legally” get high.

Is Delta 8 THC Actually Legal?

Technically, Delta 8 THC is legal at a federal level and is derived from hemp plants, not marijuana. And under the 2018 federal law, hemp was removed from the schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act and is not considered a controlled substance.

However, this is not always true at a state level. For example, in Alaska, where Red Raven CBD sells its products from, Delta 8 THC is illegal. The state government specified in the AS 11.71.900(14) law that Delta 8 is a controlled substance and illegal.

Is Delta 8 THC Safe?

In addition to being in a gray legal area, Delta 8 THC products are often not produced safely as a synthetic process using strong acids is used to create them. And there are also often a lot of byproducts and unwanted compounds left over due to poor cleanup.

Delta 8 Vs. Delta 9

While Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC both can get people high, the effects are different. Delta 9, which is derived from marijuana plants, caused a more intense high and may be more likely to cause anxiety and paranoia. Delta 8, on the other hand, often causes a less intense high, lasts longer, and leaves people feeling mellow and calm.

Red Raven CBD sells products sourced only from legal, American hem. Read the full blog to get the full scoop of Delta 8.

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