Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that is estimated to be between 50 and 75% more psychoactive than delta-9 THC. It is increasingly appearing in the marijuana and hemp markets, sometimes marketed as a “light herb” or “dietary herb”. While the health effects of delta-8 THC have not yet been thoroughly investigated, it is known to have potentially harmful side effects such as anxiety, paranoia, and dizziness. The FDA has not yet evaluated or approved delta-8 products with THC for safe use.
They are 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 simply be labeled as “hemp products”, which may mislead consumers who associate “hemp” with “non-psychoactive products”. The FDA and CDC have received reports of adverse events related to THC delta-8 products. Research on the effects of THC (or delta-9-THC) is complicated by many factors, but there is sufficient evidence that it can be harmful, especially for younger people whose brains are still developing. It is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with delta-8 THC before consuming any products containing it.
Consumers should always check labels carefully to ensure that they are purchasing a product that contains only delta-8 THC and not any other potentially harmful chemicals or contaminants. It is also important to be aware of the potential for increased intoxication if these products are consumed or inhaled.