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The Meteoric Rise of Delta 8

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Everything You Need to Know About Delta-8 THC surge in popularity.

In the world of hemp cannabinoids that expand every day, Delta-8 THC Rules. Though the name THC might bring some worry to your mind, we are here to set those worries at ease.
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We’ll go through everything you need to know about Delta 8, including what it does, its legal status, how it’s made, and what makes it so unique.

Lastly, we’ll clue you into the incredible variety of Delta 8 products that are currently available, and why you should be interested in Delta 8 oils and tinctures.

Delta-8 THC: The New Star in Hemp Health and Relaxation

Even for individuals who have been part of the hemp world for years, Delta 8 has stirred things up. This cannabinoid is one that’s found naturally within the hemp plant, in relatively small concentrations when compared to Delta-9 THC and CBD.

Although having some chemical similarities to Delta 9, Delta 8 is somewhat distinct from it. It is a psychoactive cannabinoid, but generally the experience is considered less intense than Delta 9.

Delta-8 is a Less-Common Cannabinoid as compared to CBD & Delta 9

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For most of hemp history, Delta-8 was a little-known cannabinoid, until after the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.

The Farm Bill not only clarified the legal status of hemp, but also how much Delta-9 THC can be present in hemp or a hemp-derived product. Right now, the rule is no more than 0.3% on a dry-weight basis.


By identifying Delta-9 THC as the determining factor of whether a product was hemp or marijuana, Delta 8 soon came into prominence. By fitting into this new loophole, it became a THC cannabinoid that could “legally” be considered hemp.

Since then, Delta 8 has exploded into the hemp world with a near-unstoppable rise in popularity. However, with this incredible new rise has also come challenges in regulatory and political spaces, as well as probably the biggest question most people have about Delta 8: what does it do?

What does Delta 8 do?

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Delta 8 is an intoxicating and psychoactive cannabinoid. In simple terms, it can get you “high”.

Our bodies naturally produce chemicals like cannabinoids, called ‘endocannabinoids’. These are part of regulating a variety of functions like body temperature, healing, mood, energy levels, and more. This self-regulating process is called Homeostasis.

What’s the Main Difference between Delta 8 and CBD?

One of the main areas of confusion for many people is whether they should be trying Delta 8 or CBD. As they’re both hemp-derived cannabinoids with many touted benefits, it can be hard to determine which one to go for.https://www.sunstatehemp.com/delta-8-lollipop-30mg—single#product_id=5899

Delta 8 primarily interacts with receptors in the brain instead of the rest of your body. CBD meanwhile tends to interact with receptors more in the body. Delta-8 is considered closer to Delta 9, but it’s still quite distinct from it. Generally the “high” it creates is generally less intense and shorter-lasting.

The Smallest Distinctions Matter When It Comes to THC

While some individuals may want to enjoy Delta 8 as a more ‘accessible’ form of Delta 9, others see it as a way to enjoy a variety of hemp-derived benefits that other cannabinoids do not provide for them.

Still, Delta 8’s similarity to Delta 9 has caused it to be the target of a great deal of legal ire. Many states have put in restrictions specifically targeting Delta 8 and other cannabinoids like it.

Is Delta 8 Legal?

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At the moment things remain in a kind of limbo, with the cannabinoid currently subject to ongoing legal battles in numerous states. Broadly speaking, there are two major areas of legality in the United States – Federal and State.

Federal & State Laws about Delta 8 and its Usage

According to proponents of Delta 8, the cannabinoid ought to be federally legal within the United States when it is derived from hemp. The text of the 2018 Farm Bill was clear about the acceptable 0.3% limit for Delta 9 THC. If hemp-derived Delta 8 products contain low amounts of delta-9 THC, then they should generally be legal to purchase.

However, opponents of this argue that Delta 8 often isn’t derived from hemp directly, but made synthetically from CBD. Delta-9 THC and other ‘synthetic THC analogs’ are considered Controlled Substances, and because Delta 8 provides a similar effect to Delta 9, it should fare no differently.

 Since Delta 8 can be synthetically produced, the safety of D8 products is sometimes called into question
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Then there are the laws of various States. While some states have explicitly approved low-THC, hemp-derived Delta 8 in some manner, other regions have not. Some, like Michigan, treat Delta-8 akin to their state-run marijuana program, while others have flat out forbidden any kind of legal hemp. Since each state has different laws, Delta 8 remains in a gray area for most of the country.

The Best of Delta 8 products

If you’re curious about how Delta 8 can impact your daily wellness, look no further. Sun State Hemp has plenty of Delta 8 products to enjoy, manufactured to the highest standards. All of our products include rigorous lab testing, and are made right here in the USA. We’ve worked hard to develop a comprehensive catalog, and we’re sure you’ll find something to like. Our Delta 8 tinctures, for instance, are ideal for finding that sweet spot for your daily routine. Our D8-infused Mushroom gummies offer a sweet raspberry taste alongside health-supporting, mood-boosting natural ingredients.

Want to enjoy Delta 8 with your favorite vape gear? Our Diamond Sauces blend natural CBD and Delta 8 together for the perfect mix of ‘out of this world’ and ‘totally chill’.

Be sure to check out our New Arrivals for the latest and greatest products containing Delta 8 today!

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