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The cannabis plant is basically a factory for dozens of different compounds called cannabinoids. Most people confuse the term "cannabis" with "cannabinoids." These are some of the chemicals you can easily find in the cannabis plant. Each of the cannabinoids has its own physical and mental effect, but people tend to believe the contrary. This idea couldn't be further from the truth. The two most popular are also the most abundant: Delta-9-THC and CBD. However, the plant also makes many other cannabinoids in small traces, including CBG, CBN, THCV, and of course, Delta-8-THC. Delta-8 THC vs. CBD – let’s get technical A comparison between CBD and Delta -8 THC is inevitable for cannabis enthusiasts. The CBD market has grown enormously in recent years. Compared to CBD, Delta-8 is a brand new compound that is still under the microscope. The two cannabinoids are chemically different. Like CBD, Delta 8 is a cannabinoid. But Delta 8 is produced by creating a Delta 9 isolate known as THC. While THC and Delta 8 are very similar, Delta 8 uses an artificial process. However, it is far from similar to CBD. Compared to the major cannabinoids, Delta-8 represents only a small fraction of cannabis extracts. Therefore, the compound is often man-made from Delta-9 through a process called isolation. Companies use thin-film distillation methods to isolate molecules from hemp extracts. You will find the differences between Delta 8 and CBD more balanced than the similarities between these two brothers; Delta 8 and Delta 9. chemically, CBD is different from Delta 8; the latter is a psychoactive cannabinoid, while CBD is not even close. That’s not all. You will find more studies on CBD which highlight huge differences between these two counterparts. Cannabinoids on their jobs When we talk about interactions, we know that CBD works with CB1 receptors and requires CYP3A4 metabolism, and this is the same enzyme responsible for breaking down the vast majority of prescription drugs. Therefore, the possibility exists that CBD causes some medications to stay longer in the body, which could be concerning. We also know that THC induces the CYP1A2 enzyme, which means it may reduce the effectiveness of some medicines. Delta 8 and delta 9 THC Works with both CB1 and CB2 receptors. We don't know if the enzyme theories apply because more studies are needed. Getting stoned differently Unlike CBD, which is said to have no psychoactive effects, this is not the case with delta-8 THC. Delta-8 can be psychoactive to some consumers, except delta-9. A good way to think about this, in general, is something like "Weed Light": many effects and benefits of other cannabinoids, albeit mitigated by a few steps. He is still euphoric and stimulates the appetite. It can stimulate or relax consumers depending on the broader profile of terpenes and cannabinoids, similar to delta-9. And yes, it can evoke some typical intoxicating and psychoactive experiences. The most striking difference is that while delta-8 THC has potential for all of the things on the list, it drives the effects with less intensity. Even for experienced cannabis users, the effect is noticeable, albeit less intense. However, the trade-off is that the potential negative side effects of cannabis are also reduced. Delta-8 tends to be less spicy, as mentioned, but what's going on besides that high? These effects have yet to be studied for a long time, but the user experience shows promising signs. The compound is also known to the National Cancer Institute, which states that it has "anti-emetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic and neuroprotective properties." Delta-8 THC as a "type of product between cannabis, CBD, and THC-delta-9" seems to be a perfect description as we have come across it. One of the cousins can get you an F Here's what you need to know about drug test results. CBD and Delta-8 will not be detected during salivary swabs. CBD will not appear in your urine or blood, but Delta-8 will be displayed. Drug tests monitor the presence of THC because it produces euphoric effects. Since Delta-8 has a higher THC concentration, you may fail the drug test even weeks after the last dose of Delta-8. Beware of a legal battle Industrial hemp and all of its by-products (including CBD) are nationally legal and protected under the Agricultural Improvement Act 2018, provided that all state and federal regulations are followed. This is because cannabis naturally contains only about 0.3% THC, while marijuana contains much more. Coming from marijuana, Delta 8 is not legal unless you live in a state where it has been legally legalized. Delta 8 is quite different from Delta 9 THC on the molecular level, but if it is analyzed more closely, it appears to be the same, which means you will fail the drug test if it is in your system and, if seized, there is a risk of arrest. Talk about the features and benefits Due to its potential anti-inflammatory effects, CBD may be useful in patients with non-painful inflammatory conditions. CBD may also offer usefulness to those dealing with a wide range of digestive problems, as it may soothe inflammation in the digestive tract while providing antispasmodic properties. Not to forget, CBD is commonly used for sleep because its potential for neurotransmitter balance can help improve a person's sleep cycle. Where delta 8 appears to have the potential to improve appetite, suggesting this could be beneficial for those at risk for health complications from eating daily. Delta 8 can also help reduce the feeling of nausea and vomiting due to the antispasmodic effects on the digestive tract. So you can say that where Delta-8 THC is used, it is used medically and recreationally, CBD is mainly used for medical purposes. Flicking the blunt butts delta-8 THC is the new addition to the CBD market. 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THE USDA JUST THREW A KNOCKOUT PUNCH Source: Canna Law Blog On Monday October 28 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) released its interim final rule for the production of hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill. Although these rules are not final, they will go into effect once published in the Federal Register, at which point a 60-day public comment period will begin. Upon the publication of the rules, our firm provided a broad overview of the provisions found in the rules. Today, we further discuss the THC testing requirements proposed in the rules and how they will impact the hemp industry. TOTAL THC TESTING PROTOCOL To the disappointment of many in the hemp industry, the USDA adopted a total THC testing requirement. A total THC is the molar sum of delta-9 THC (“THC”) and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (“THCA”). Using a total THC testing protocol will create additional big problem for hemp farmers who are already engaged in a precarious industry. Not only does this testing method tend to increase the THC concentration in the hemp sample, and thus, pushes it over the 0.3 percent limit, it also limits the type of strains farmers can work with. This is because few hemp genetics currently on the market would comply with a total THC testing method. Consequently, this rule will force hemp farmers to carefully select the types of seeds they buy. To make things worse, the USDA rules also require that hemp be sampled and tested for total THC within 15 days of anticipated harvest. Given that the concentration of THC increases as harvest approaches, the rule will create additional challenges to get at or under the 0.3 percent limit. Although the USDA stated in its rules that it was “requesting comments and information regarding the 15-day sampling and harvest timeline,” the agency also explained that the rule “will yield the truest measurement of THC level at the point of harvest.” In light of these statements, it will be interesting to see whether stakeholders’ input on the matter will convince the USDA to revise this requirement. MANDITORY DEA REGISTRATION The USDA testing rules further require that the testing labs be registered with the Drug and Enforcement Administration (“DEA”). The rationale for this rule is that labs could potentially handle hemp that tests above the THC testing limit, and thus, would constitute “marijuana”, a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. Because it is unlawful to possess marijuana without a DEA registration, all labs must be registered with the DEA in order to conduct hemp THC testing. However, the current DEA rules limit registration to labs located in jurisdictions in which the prescription, distribution, dispensing, research and handling of marijuana is legal. Accordingly, this USDA rule may reduce the number of labs that will be authorized to engage in this industry, which would be problematic given the fact that there are currently too few labs compared to the amount of hemp being produced. The Future Of The Hemp Industry Will Likely Not Be CBD in 2020 Hempire Direct interviewed a few people in the hemp industry to ask what they thought of the new regulations and how it will affect business. Oregon farm, Whole Circle Farms, says, "We don't wanna risk it. We'll be growing several varieties of CBG next season and have already secured the seeds for 4 different strains." When asked if they will be growing any strains of CBD next year they replied with the following statement. "We will not be growing CBD again until someone can produce good seeds that fall under the new .3% Total THC limit" We also interviewed 39 Hemp, a company that brokers wholesale hemp deals as well as futures. Hempire: "Where do you believe the CBD market will be in terms of price?" 39 Hemp: "We think CBD prices will rise next year, as there won't be very many farmers with genetics that will produce a totally compliant CBD flower." 39 Hemp also added, "We are seeing many of our farm contracts switching to growing CBG flower. This poses a problem, as we already have buyers for the CBD Flower lined up." Hempire: Can't you just sell them CBG instead? 39 Hemp: "Possibly, but we don't believe there will be enough education and demand for CBG next season. Hempire: This should cause CBG to drop in price I assume? 39 Hemp: "Yes we anticipate that CBG will be sold at about the current price that CBD was sold this year, while smokable CBD could skyrocket to $700-$1200 per pound wholesale." What does all this mean! For those of you that skip to the end of the article, I'll summarize. Hemp farmers are having a hard time dealing with new regulations imposed by the USDA and don't want to risk harvesting a "HOT" product, so most will be making the switch to growing CBG strains until new genetics that can produce total THC compliant flower hit the market.