What is Delta 8? Everything You Need to Know

What is Delta 8? Everything You Need to Know

What is Delta 8?

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, the Ninth Circuit ruled that products that contain the hemp-derived cannabinoid known as Delta 8 THC are completely legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. Not only was Delta 8 deemed legal but the court also determined that Delta 8 products are entitled legal to protection under federal law. This includes copyright and trademark protection.

What is Delta 8? It is one of hundreds of cannabinoids found in the THC plant. It is only present in small quantities. The Delta 8 currently on the market, at least Delta manufactured by reputable producers, is extracted from CBD. This CBD is itself manufactured by USA grown agricultural hemp. 

Agricultural hemp is legally grown hemp which contains less than 0.3 percent Delta 9 THC by weight. Delta 9 THC, simply known as THC, is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis and has been selectively bred out of hemp.

The 2018 Omnibus Farm Bill, also known as the agricultural improvement act, made agricultural hemp legal for cultivation and also opened the door for CBD to be sold. Delta 8 logically falls into this same category but was in legal limbo while court cases worked their way through the system.

Legal experts assumed that Delta 8 would be permitted by the courts, but nothing is a foregone conclusion in the current climate which has seemingly pitted cannabis prohibitionists and lobbyists for the cannabis industry against adults looking to obtain legally grown a


What Does Delta 8 Do?

Unlike CBD, which is free of psychoactive properties, the Delta 8 molecule closely resembles “regular” THC. It is a relatively new product, but surveys have found that Delta 8 is often described as being a milder form of THC without paranoia and anxiety. If you are looking to benefit from the terpenes and cannabinoids of cannabidiol without any psychoactive features, CBD is probably a better choice. 

According to a WebMD feature about Delta 8, “Common THC side effects like paranoia, anxiety, and drowsiness are less potent.”


Largest Delta 8 Study

The largest study on Delta 8 to date, conducted by researchers from the University of Buffalo and University of Michigan, described Delta 8 as the “nicer younger sibling” of Delta 9 THC.

The joint research team recently published two papers based on their survey of more than 500 participants’ who were asked to describe their experiences with Delta 8. The focus of this study was to determine how it compared to cannabis.

In the words of one participant, Delta 8 is the “nicer younger sibling” because in their view it provided all the benefits with fewer adverse reactions.


Delta 8 the Nicer Younger Sibling

Co-authored by Jessica Kruger, PhD, a clinical assistant professor of community health and health behavior at the University of Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, these research papers are now available in the Journal of Cannabis Research was co.

According to Jessica Kruger: 

“Because this is one of the first studies of its kind on delta-8-THC and so many states have changed their legislation, we wanted to really explore what people felt as they were using it compared to delta-9-THC. We found that people who are utilizing delta-8-THC feel fewer negative side effects, and they are using it in modalities that are safer, like vaping or edibles or using topically.”

This study was released at a time when states many states are both legalizing cannabis for recreational and medicinal use, while inexplicably barring Delta 8. Six of the states that have banned Delta 8 allow recreational use of cannabis, 10 allow medical use and three have decriminalized recreational use.

Daniel J. Krueger, University of Michigan co-author found, “It’s paradoxical that different states and municipalities are opening up to delta-9, it’s becoming more available and increasingly legalized, and yet they’re putting the brakes on delta-8, even though it seems to have a better profile in terms of its effects. It’s almost like the opposite of what you would do if you were informed of the evidence."

Even with its reputation as a milder product, first time and experienced users should closely monitor their intake of Delta 8. It is a product intended for adults who are It should be stored securely where children and pets cannot access it. 


Types of Delta 8 Products

According to the University of Buffalo and University of Michigan study, “Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol is more potent than delta-8 and accounts for most of the THC that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant, which makes it easy to extract, explaining why it's more commonly smoked. Delta-8-THC, however, is about half as potent.”

Widely accepted as a milder product, Delta 8 is well positioned for adults who have used traditional cannabis products over many years and have been left behind by the THC potency arms race. It is also a viable option in areas where cannabis has not been decriminalized.

Delta 8 is generally sold as edibles or vapeables. The vapeables are in most cases prefilled cartridges or disposable vape pens.


Delta 8 Cartridges

Delta 8 Cartridges use CCell Technology and have 510 threading. This is the industry standard for thicker vaping liquids. CCells hold a gram of Delta 8, in a formula that includes additional flavors to enhance the experience. Kure carries a selection of the best botanical hardware for anyone interested in prefilled cartridges. 



Best Delta 8 Cartridges

There are clearly a large number of Delta 8 products on the market. Whilst not repository for fly-by-night companies that critics claim, it is in your best interest to find high-quality products.

Tranquil 8, with a line of top-notch CBD products has the materials and resources to make the best Delta 8 carts. Visit the product pages and you can find tracking information for each lot of USA grown hemp. Certificates of analysis are also available. Each product is tested for purity, potency and reliability.


Tranquil 8 Delta 8 Vape Cartridges

If you are looking for the Best Delta 8 carts, Tranquil 8 has a balanced line of flavors and strains that are sure to meet your needs.


Tranquil 8 Zkittlez Indica Delta 8 Vape Cartridge

It should not be that hard to determine the flavor inspiration for the Zkittlez Indica Delta 8 Vape Cartridge. But it is more than a confectionary flavor. The indica strain shines through and compliments the sweet and sour tang.


Tranquil 8 Super Lemon Haze Sativa Delta 8 Vape Cartridge

The Tranquil 8 Super Lemon Haze Sativa is a stately flavor that augments a bold lemon base with clove and ruby red grapefruit. The earthy notes of sativa Delta 8 are elevated by this flavor blend.


Tranquil 8 Sour Diesel Sativa Delta 8 Vape Cartridge

Tranquil 8 Sour Diesel Sativa Delta 8 Vape Cartridge has a name that does not give much away about the flavor. It is a sour and sweet citrus orange blend that is fused seamlessly with a sativa Delta 8 formula.


Tranquil 8 Purple Rhino Indica Delta 8 Vape Cartridge 

Tranquil 8 Purple Rhino Indica Delta 8 Vape Cartridge was inspired by mixed berry flavors. This is a very popular flavor for a reason. The tart and sweet notes of berries work perfectly with this Indica Delta 8 formula.  


Pineapple Express Hybrid Delta 8 Vape Cartridge

Pineapple Express Hybrid Delta 8 Vape Cartridge is further evidence that no matter what form of consumable product, it is hard to beat flavor notes inspired by tropical fruits. Mango and pineapple are added to a hybrid blend of


Gelato Hybrid Delta 8 Vape Cartridge

Gelato Hybrid Delta 8 Vape Cartridge has the creamy mouthfeel of gelato. Added in are berry flavors. The smoothness of the vapor really draws out the rich Hybrid Delta 8 notes in this reliable CCell cartridge.


Delta 8 Disposable Vapes

For adults on the go, a Delta 8 vape pen may also be a viable option. There is no charging required. You do not need to have a battery. The Delta 8 is the same, the principles behind the flavors and formulations are unchanged. It is simply a slightly easier to use device.


What is HHC?

With Delta 8 legal on the federal level, it is worth briefly examining HHC. You will see more of this product in coming months because it splits the difference between Delta 8 and traditional cannabis products.

HHC is a hydrogenated form of THC. To make it, the double bonds of THC are broken and replaced by hydrogen atoms. This provides a couple of immediate. The process of hydrogenation provides for a longer shelf life, if you read ingredient labels you have probably encountered the term.   

HHC is also a psychoactive. Customers surveyed describe it as delivering the relaxing experience that Delta 8 fans enjoy but with greater potency. Much like D8, HHC is sourced from CBD. This means it can trace its origin to legally grown US agricultural hemp.  

HHC is naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. But in nature, it is found in even lower concentrations than Delta 8. D8, D9 and HHC all work on the same CB1 and CB2 receptors. Studies estimate that hydrogenated THC, or HHC, is approximately 70 percent as potent as THC.



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