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Delta-8 THC

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Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive substance in the cannabis plant. It’s produced naturally by the cannabis plant but not found in significant amounts, therefore it’s typically synthetically manufactured from hemp or CBD.

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What is it? 

Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive substance in the cannabis plant. It’s produced naturally by the cannabis plant but not found in significant amounts, therefore it’s typically synthetically manufactured from hemp or CBD. It has not been approved by the FDA for safe use. Delta-8 is legal to use in some states but nationwide is in a grey area due to THC’s legality.

Other names: Marijuana-lite, diet weed

How do people get it? 

It can be purchased legally in 30 states and is a grey area in many others. It is illegal in Colorado.

Why is it dangerous? 

Because Delta-8 derives from cannabis, it has psychoactive effects, which can vary depending on the user. It also contains additional unnatural chemicals that can be harmful if consumed. There are also studies showing that delta-8 can cause adverse effects including anxiety, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, tremors, vomiting, and loss of consciousness.

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