Delta-8 THC edibles are now REGULATED in Michigan
When it comes to weed cannoisseurs, they get really creative! Some kick ass canna-scientist found a way to pull out a different molecule from cannabis that is similar to the THC we know and love, but technically isn’t. If you have heard of Delta 8 THC, this is the cannabinoid I am talking about.
For a few years, this molecule flew under the radar in terms of legality but now that is coming to an end. Effective October 11th 2021, Michigan has put a stop on Delta 8 unless the producer has a full blown cannabis license.
What are Delta 8 Edibles?
Delta-8 THC edibles are a fairly new class of cannabis product. As all edibles, they provide an opportunity for people who cannot smoke or vape to still get the benefits of cannabis. Delta-8 is a non-psychoactive compound, which means it does not produce any psychoactive effects. Even though there are reports of feeling almost the same at Delta 9 THC when you eat it. But those Delta 9 effects (anxiety, paranoia) are less.
This compound also comes from hemp, so its technically not regulated in most places as it comes from the same source as CBD.,
It’s great for those looking to take care of pain without feeling high or experiencing side effects commonly found in eating a Detla-9 THC edible! But now if you want to try it you can’t just go to the smoke shop, you’ll have to go to a dispensary.
The effects of delta-8 THC edibles generally last for about 3 hours
People who are new to cannabis may want to consider dosing themselves with delta-8 THC edibles. Delta-8 is the least potent form of THC, so people can experience all of the effects without feeling overwhelmed by them. Since delta-8 has a longer duration than other forms of THC, what some people may find surprising is that they don’t feel high for as long after taking their first bite. However, this also means that if someone does not like what they’re experiencing at any point in time, it will take much longer before they can get relief from their symptoms.
You should not consume delta-8 THC edibles if you have cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure*
We all know that cannabis is a great way to relieve stress and pain! But not all of us are aware of the potential side effects. Cannabis can have an impact on your blood pressure! If you have high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease, it might be a good idea to stay away from anything with delta-8 THC in it. People with anxiety disorders might want to avoid using delta-8 THC because it could trigger panic attacks.
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