Why is Delta 8 Legal?

Why is Delta 8 legal?

By Sean Murray

“Why is Delta 8 legal?” is one of the most frequently asked questions in the cannabis industry today. If you’re unfamiliar with Delta 8 THC, it’s become one of the most buzzworthy cannabis products in the United States, but the legality surrounding this cannabinoid is still unknown to most people. Enter the portal with Mystic Labs™ – the industry-leading manufacturer of premium Delta 8 products – to understand the ins and outs of Delta 8 and the answer to the question, “why is Delta 8 legal?”   

What is Delta 8? 

Delta 8 THC is one of the many cannabinoids that are found in Hemp and Marijuana plants. You may be more familiar with Delta 9 THC and CBD, two of the most well-known cannabinoids. Delta 9 THC is the compound derived from Marijuana that carries psychoactive effects and makes you feel “high.” CBD is commonly extracted from Hemp leaves, stalks and flowers and can help ease stress and promote relaxation.

Delta 8 and Delta 9 have similar molecular structures but are chemically different due to the location of their double bond. Since Delta 8’s double bond is located on the eighth carbon chain, it binds to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in a different manner and offers less potent results. Delta 8’s effects can be best described as a mix between Delta 9 and CBD. Taking Delta 8 THC will likely provide a feeling of calm and relaxation.

How is Delta 8 legal?

When Congress signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law in December 2018, it removed Hemp-derived products – specifically those with low Delta 9 THC concentration (0.3% THC by dry weight) – from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Now under the authority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Hemp-derived products containing Delta 8 THC, CBD and other cannabinoids that meet their safety requirements are considered federally legal throughout the United States, even though some states don’t agree. Each state has adopted its interpretation of the Farm Bill, which may result in Delta 8 products being banned for sale in your state. 

In short, the answer to, “why is Delta 8 legal?” is all thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. Delta 8 THC Gummies and other Delta 8 products that are derived from Industrial Hemp, contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC and are accurately labeled to the FDA’s requirements are federally legal to buy, sell and use in all 50 states – unless otherwise defined by your state’s laws.

To learn more about Delta 8 in your area, check out the links below for additional information:

What does Delta 8 THC do?

Delta 8 THC binds to the body’s Endocannabinoid System’s receptors, similar to other cannabinoids. The ECS is a network of enzymes, receptors and endocannabinoids responsible for maintaining your body’s appetite, stress, anxiety, immune balance, sleep cycle and more. When you ingest or vape Delta 8 THC, the compound binds to your ECS receptors, causing your mind and body to feel sensations of relaxation and comfort.

As mentioned earlier, due to Delta 8’s double bond location and how it binds to the ECS’s receptors, its effects are less potent than Delta 9 THC, which is why you may experience a more calm state. Delta 8 does not affect regions of the brain that control your heart and lung function and is one of the main reasons it’s regarded as a safe compound.  

How much Delta 8 should I take?

If you’re thinking about trying Delta 8, there’s a few things you should know first. Delta 8 affects everyone differently, so a serving you take may impact you faster and stronger compared to someone else. Factors like your body composition, metabolism and familiarity with THC products will all play a role in how you experience Delta 8’s effects. We suggest you start with a small serving size – about 10-25mg – to become familiar with Delta 8, if you aren’t already. All Mystic Labs products are properly labeled with their intended serving size to give you the perfect starting point.

Where is Delta 8 available?

Delta 8 THC products have started appearing everywhere, from online websites to retail locations such as gas stations and smoke shops. However, with everyone trying to cash in on the new cannabinoid, it can be hard to distinguish which brands are reliable and contain legal Delta 8 THC. As a consumer, you should look for a company that provides consumers with: 

  • Clear information about where it sources its Delta 8 THC from
  • Vital details abut where and how it manufactures its Delta 8 products
  • Accessible lab tests online for quality and safety
  • Accurately labeled product packaging with correct Delta 8 serving, information facts and QR code to access the product’s batch number and lab tests

Keeping those quality standards in mind, you won’t find more reliable, potent and safe Delta 8 products than those from Mystic Labs. We manufacture all our Delta 8 Gummies, Delta 8 Vapes, Delta 8 Oils and Trifecta products in-house at our FDA-registered facility in Tampa, Florida. Our products are made with premium Delta 8 derived from American-grown Industrial Hemp that contains less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. We manufacture our products using current Good Manufacturing Practices approved by the FDA to ensure every batch meets the highest consistency, potency and safety requirements. All our products are accurately labeled with the correct information, Delta 8 serving and a unique QR code to access your product’s batch number. We make our lab tests available online for you to view so you can have the utmost confidence that our products contain only premium Delta 8 and no harmful additives.

No other Delta 8 company can match our delicious flavor offerings, in-house production process and industry-leading quality standards. When you’re ready to relax to the max and turn thrill into chill, you won’t have to worry about the question “why is Delta 8 legal?” with the best Delta 8 products from Mystic Labs.

For more information on the legality of Delta 8 THC, check out our podcast episode with industry advocate and attorney, Rod Kight. What exactly is Delta 8? Why is Delta 8 legal? Why is it gaining popularity, and can regulations derail the momentum? It's all about Delta 8 on this episode of the "CPG & CBD University Podcast."


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