People who are pregnant or breastfeeding People with serious mental health problems Perhaps what worries most is the delta-8.An article published by scientists from the University of Rochester found that none of the 27 delta-8 products analyzed contained the amount of delta-8 they claimed. While some claim that it is the mildest and “legal” high that offers relaxation and pain relief, recent warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) state that delta-8 is a potentially dangerous drug that has caused thousands of accidental poisonings. The natural amount of delta-8 THC in hemp is very low and additional chemicals are needed to convert other hemp cannabinoids, such as CBD, into delta-8 THC (that is, delta-8 THC is one of more than 100 cannabinoids naturally produced by the cannabis plant, but it is not found in significant quantities in the cannabis plant). The most common form of THC in cannabis plants is called delta-9 THC, a compound almost identical to delta-8 THC in terms of chemical structure.
Delta-9 is the main natural intoxicating component of the cannabis plant and when someone smokes or consumes delta-9 THC above a certain threshold, they experience a “high”. Others include THC delta-10 and THC-O acetate, which is not naturally produced and is considered much more psychoactive than THC delta-9.In California, where medical and recreational cannabis is legal, products containing delta-8 THC are available at gas stations and tobacconists, as well as in dispensaries, he says. It's important for consumers to know that delta-8 THC products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context. Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties.
In addition, the FDA is concerned about the proliferation of products that contain delta-8 THC and that are marketed for therapeutic or medical uses without approval, a marketing practice that the agency describes as misleading, violates federal law and puts consumers at risk. Delta-8 THC, or delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, is a psychoactive substance found in the cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. This supposed “milder high” seems to be what is causing delta-8 THC products to increase in popularity and demand. In addition, the FDA is concerned about the proliferation of products that contain delta-8 THC and that are marketed for therapeutic or medical purposes, even if they have not been approved by the FDA.
The FDA is aware of the growing concern surrounding the delta-8 THC products currently being sold online and in stores. The Food and Drug Administration warns the public that cannabis products containing delta-8 THC can pose serious health risks to consumers.