Although delta 9 THC has been well known and widely used for centuries, delta 8 THC has rapidly gained popularity within just the last decade. Because it is a CBD derived cannabinoid, delta 8 THC remains inside of a legal grey area as the 2018 Farm Bill federally legalized CBD derived products for processing and sale. Because of this, CBD processors in most states can legally create a cannabinoid that is psychoactive like delta 9 THC, but is considered to be federally legal. This has opened the door for those curious about psychoactive cannabinoids that would otherwise break the law to try delta 9 THC products in states where it is not legal. Because of this, the opportunity to create delta 8 THC products from CBD has exploded and producers are all trying to find a way to profit off of its rapid growth in popularity. In this episode of extrakTALKS, Dr. Jon and Jared Lerche sit down to discuss the rise and controversy of delta 8 THC. They compare delta 8 and delta 9, discuss how delta 8 is made and ponder the possible future of this fascinating cannabinoid. This week we dive into one of the most controversial posts Dr. Jon has made to date. He posted a poll asking how people feel about Delta-8. We received responses from every side of the industry. Thanks again to everyone that contributed to the conversation. It was great seeing that passion is still alive in the industry!
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1:00: Delta 8 impact on the Delta 9 Market
2:15: Medical implications for Delta 8
3:00: Delta 8 is highly processed
3:40: Full spectrum, THC-ND and Delta 8 availability
4:20: The economics of Delta 8 and Delta 9
5:00: Does Delta 8 need to be natural for medical use?
5:44: CBN and other cannabinoids
6:20: Comparing processed cannabinoids to processed medicines
6:55: Dr. Jon's Poll on Delta 8
8:09: Making edibles from Delta 8 flower
8:35: Top reasons for Delta 8 scrutiny
8:55: Pushing back on synthetic concerns
9:40: Scrolling through comments on Delta 8 Poll
9:53: Psychoactive properties of Delta 8 and ease of purchase
10:26: Does Delta 8 skirt regulations of the 2018 Farm Bill?
11:18: Navigating the unknowns of Delta 8
12:29 Does the plant produce Delta 8 naturally?
14:15: Concerns of Delta 8 toxicity
15:03: Different effects of Delta 8 and other compounds
17:40: Bioavailability of Delta 8
18:10: Nano emulsification of Delta 8
20:40: Delta 8 synthesis issues
23:05: Questioning medical use of Delta 8
23:35: Pure cannabis compounds vs. full spectrum products
28:20: Confusion surrounding Delta 8
29:00: Delta 8 /Delta 9 smackdown
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