Delta-8: The New Cannabinoid on the Block

Cannabis is no longer seen as just some dangerous street drug — thousands of Americans, from suburban moms to military veterans, now use cannabis products to self-medicate or relax instead of using pharmaceutical drugs or alcohol. And in the last year or two, Delta-8, a minor component of the cannabis plant that recently exploded in popularity due to its strong effects compared to CBD, has taken center stage. Delta-8 products are the perfect answer for those seeking an effective, natural, and legal alternative to traditional treatments for anxiety and stress, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and other ailments.

Cannabis is a broad term that includes both “hemp” and “marijuana,” with the difference between the two based simply on the percentage of Delta-9-THC (also known as just “THC”) found in each plant or its products. Hemp is federally legal and is in any cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC by weight, while marijuana is still federally illegal and contains more than 0.3% THC — that’s the only difference. All cannabis plants contain compounds called cannabinoids, which include THC, CBD, and Delta-8 — the new cannabinoid on the block that is surprising people with the strong effects it can legally provide.

Delta-8 is different from traditional marijuana and THC products. Although Delta-8 is a psychoactive substance, and larger doses may feel quite potent, it is less potent than traditional THC, making Delta-8 much more accessible for casual consumers who want relief or relaxation without feeling uncomfortably high. In fact, a pioneer Delta-8 survey revealed that many participants found Delta-8 to be a good substitute for their medications.

Why is Delta-8 Legal?

Delta-8’s legality is actually the product of a loophole. Back in 2018, Congress sought to help farmers and hemp processors by passing the Farm Bill, which legalized the use and sale of hemp containing less than 0.3% Delta-9-THC. “Seeing as how Delta-8 products contain little to no Delta-9-THC, those products pass the bar, making them legal on both a state and federal level,” said Lope Mendoza, owner of CBD Plus USA in Pompano Beach.

Although Delta-8 was first discovered in the 1940s, not much official research has been conducted on it since, so we still have a lot to learn about this compound. Despite this, many people feel safe knowing that Delta-8 is a naturally occurring plant compound, and thousands of consumers across the country use Delta-8 to target muscle and joint pain, sleep disturbances, mood disturbances like anxiety and depression, or just to kick back and relax after a long day.

Where Can I Find Delta-8?

Delta-8 can be found at CBD Plus USA — 1160 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. The shop carries Delta-8 in many forms, including pre-rolled joints, smokeable hemp sold by the gram, edibles, topical creams, tinctures, as well as other hemp and CBD products. Any of the store’s knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect product to complement your lifestyle. If you’re suffering from physical or mental ailments, or if you just need a strong, legal smoke to help you unwind after work, they’ve got it. You don’t need a medical marijuana card to use Delta-8, and the best part is that it’s 100% federally legal. Stop by CBD Plus USA in Pompano today and use this special 20% off coupon!

VNEWS Staffhttps://www.apluseditor.com/
A hyperlocal newspaper focusing on Northwest Pompano and other black coastal communities in South Florida.

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