Dangers of Synthetic Delta-8-THC
Health Concerns Skyrocket Over Synthetic Delta-8-THC. How is Delta-9-THC Different?
A new study titled “Delta-8 Disaster: Exploring the Market for the Synthetic Cannabinoid Delta-8 and Its Availability to Minors Online” – presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics 2023 National Conference and Exhibition – explains the dangers of the synthetic cannabinoid and how young people are more likely to try the substance when it comes in colorful packaging.
What’s the difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9-THC?
These cannabinoid cousins naturally exist in hemp and cannabis and have similar properties.
However, the key difference is that virtually all of the Delta-8-THC products (oils, gummies, vapes etc.) on the market today contain a man-made, synthetic version of Delta-8-THC that has been converted from CBD.
Dangers of Delta-8-THC
With no regulatory oversight and limited laboratory testing, most products labeled as Delta-8-THC also contain reaction by-products and man-made cannabinoids that do not exist in nature. These impurities can cause bad outcomes. They are especially dangerous given that many brands use bright and colorful packaging to appeal to children and adolescents.
In just a one-year period (January 2021 to February 2022) national poison control centers reported more than 2,300 poisoning cases involving Delta-8-THC, including a child’s death.
The FDA lists numerous “adverse reports” where people who consumed Delta-8-THC.
Delta-8-THC products are now banned in many states.
How is Delta-9-THC Different?
Delta-9-THC is naturally found in far greater quantities than Delta-8. This means that it can be extracted from hemp and cannabis instead of being converted from CBD.
Of course, some Delta-9-THC products can only be sold in cannabis dispensaries. (When they come from cannabis plants and contain more than 0.3% THC by weight.)
How are Delta-9-THC Edibles Legal?
Fortunately, Delta-9-THC edibles can be sold in regular shops and online if they come from hemp and contain less than 0.3% THC by weight.
Our THC Mood Gummies contain a natural, hemp-derived, full spectrum oil with Delta-9-THC, CBC oil (cannabichromene), and CBD. They offer blissful relaxation while uplifting your mood. Each gummy contain 5mg Delta-9-THC (which is below the 0.3% THC limit) and they can be shipped to all 50 states.
Like all of our products, every batch of THC Mood Gummies are made in a cGMP-certified facility and third-party lab tested with results posted online. See lab reports here.