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Delta 8 THC – What is it exactly?

Delta 8 THC – What is it exactly?

The CBD industry has exploded worldwide, with people realizing that cannabis products are good for more than just getting high. They reduce inflammation, reduce anxiety, and are a natural sleep aid. Chemotherapy patients have good success with appetite enhancement, as well as side-effect mitigation. It is safe to say that the word is out that CBD helps to improve people’s quality of life.

One of the side-effects of the legalization of CBD with the 2018 farm bill is that the definition of hemp was pretty broad. This opened the door to legalize many things that are derived from hemp, so long as the Delta-9 THC level is .3 percent or less. Delta-9 THC is the cannabinoid found in marijuana that gives the euphoric “high” feeling, and that is the cannabinoid that makes marijuana illegal.

(1) Hemp.–The term `hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.


So as it turns out, Delta-8 THC is a very close cousin to Delta-9, with only a single molecule difference between the two. Naturally, this means that the two do not behave identically in the human body, but as anyone who has used both will tell you, Delta-8 THC has a very similar effect, though less intense. It is this effect that has caused quite a stir in the CBD community. Because Delta 8 is legal, and only has a slightly less intense effect than Delta 9, it has become quite popular nationwide (see below*).

There are plenty of consumers who have tried marijuana, only to find that it is intense, and often more than they want. For those people, Delta 8 is an excellent substitute, because it offers a relaxing and mellow high, without any paranoia or other negative side-effects. This has created a demand for Delta 8, and many companies are now producing Delta 8 products, such as vapes, edibles, and tinctures.

Poplar Creek Farms has brought Delta 8 vapes to market, including cartridges and disposable vape pens. We have found that our customers like the flavorless version, but we are also in the process of manufacturing versions with terpenes included to add extra to the experience.

Give our Delta 8 vapes a try, and let us know what you think! We have received excellent feedback from several of our customers with chronic illnesses, and we are so very happy that it has improved their quality of life.

*Delta 8 THC is not legal in all 50 states. Some states have a “total THC” law that treats Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC the same under the law. This means that in those states, Delta 8 THC may be viewed by law enforcement as the same as marijuana. At the time of publication of this article, the following states have outlawed Delta 8 THC:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Rhoda Island
  • Utah

Please note that Poplar Creek Farms, LLC is not providing legal advice, and is not an expert on legal issues. The statements above should be checked with an attorney in your jurisdiction. See also, Terms and Conditions.


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