Delta 8 THC, also known as Delta 8 or D8, is a hemp and cannabis derivative that has been available in New York for about a year. Chemically, delta 8 THC is slightly different from THC in marijuana, which is called delta 9 THC. Very little is still known about delta-8 THC itself and, in an unregulated market, products containing this compound can easily be cut with toxic materials that consumers have no idea about. In Wisconsin, the delta-8 is sold in specialty stores, health facilities and even gas stations, and that worries some law enforcement and health officials.
Both cannabis products are now legal in New York, CBD derived from hemp for the past few years and marijuana since last month. While this ruling is widely viewed as positive for manufacturers of products containing THC delta-8, it does not provide unlimited protection under state or federal laws. However, Boyd Street argued that AK Futures' trademark infringement allegation was invalid because delta-8 THC is illegal under federal law. According to Piomelli, since delta-8 and delta-9 have a very similar molecular structure, the two compounds would theoretically produce similar medical benefits, but there is no solid data to prove that this is true. Shawn Hauser, partner of Vicente Sederberg and co-chair of the law firm's hemp and cannabinoid study, agrees that Congress should take steps to further regulate cannabinoids, including delta-8 THC, and suggests that the best path to that goal is full federal legalization of cannabis.
Twelve states now completely ban THC from Delta 8, including Colorado, one of the first states to legalize marijuana itself. That legislation legalized hemp, which is defined as a cannabis plant containing 0.3 percent delta-9 THC or less, levels considered too low to have a psychoactive effect. It's legal, Burgess and Colmey say, because it's made from hemp and not marijuana, and because the amount of THC in the products sold is less than 0.3%, which meets the standards of New York's hemp extract regulations. So if you're looking for something that produces a feeling similar to the “euphoria” that some people associate with marijuana but in a milder way and without the buzz, it could be Delta 8.Delta-9 is the quintessential form of THC that has been clinically tested for all types of treatments, from multiple sclerosis to memory recovery. In fact, the court made clear that if “Congress inadvertently created a loophole to legalize vaping products containing THC delta-8, then it is Congress that must correct its error. HEMP-derived Delta-8 has recently become legal in New York due to its slight difference from Delta 9 THC found in marijuana.
This ruling has been widely viewed as positive for manufacturers of products containing Delta 8 THC but does not provide unlimited protection under state or federal laws. While very little is still known about Delta 8 itself due to its unregulated market status, it has been suggested by experts that Congress should take steps to further regulate cannabinoids including Delta 8.It's legal because it's made from hemp and not marijuana and because the amount of THC in the products sold is less than 0.3%, which meets the standards of New York's hemp extract regulations. If you're looking for something that produces a feeling similar to the “euphoria” associated with marijuana but without the buzz then Delta 8 could be your answer.