Delta 8 THC is a type of THC that is less potent than the THC found in marijuana, and it usually produces milder physical or mental sensations. The half-life of Delta 8 can range from 1 to 3 hours, meaning that the effects can last up to 6 hours, although it can stay in your system for longer. It is important for consumers to be aware that Delta-8 products with THC have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context. They can be marketed in ways that jeopardize public health and should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
The FDA is aware of the growing concern surrounding Delta-8 THC products and is concerned about the variability in product formulations and labeling, other cannabinoid and terpene contents, and varying concentrations of THC Delta-8.In addition, some of these products may be labeled as “hemp products”, which may mislead consumers who associate “hemp” with “non-psychoactive products”. The FDA is also concerned about the proliferation of products containing Delta-8 THC that are marketed for therapeutic or medical purposes, even though they have not been approved by the FDA. Selling unapproved products with baseless therapeutic claims is not only a violation of federal law, but it can also put consumers at risk since these products have not been proven to be safe or effective. This misleading marketing of unproven treatments poses significant public health problems because patients and other users can use them instead of approved therapies to treat serious and even fatal illnesses.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) maintains the National Poison Data System (NPDS), which contains anonymous case records of self-reported information collected from callers during exposure control and informational calls about managed poisoning by the country's poison control centers (PCC). The NPDS data do not reflect the entire universe of exposures to a particular substance, since additional exposures may not be reported to PCC; therefore, the NPDS data should not be interpreted to represent the full incidence of U. S. exposures.
It is important to note that Delta-8 THC has psychoactive and intoxicating effects, similar to delta-9 THC, and it can cause consumers to “get high”. The FDA is actively working with federal and state partners to further address concerns related to these products and to monitor the market for complaints about products, adverse events, and other emerging cannabis-derived products that may be a cause for concern. In conclusion, Delta 8 THC has a half-life that can range from 1 to 3 hours and its effects can last up to 6 hours. It is important for consumers to be aware that Delta-8 products with THC have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context and they should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
The FDA is actively working with federal and state partners to further address concerns related to these products.