What Is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 products have been increasing in popularity in states where there is no medical marijuana program. This is no surprise, as people are desperately waiting for medical marijuana programs to become operational so that they can get the relief they deserve.
Many people use delta 8 because the psychoactive effects mimic that of marijuana. Medical cannabis, however, is tried and true which is why 38 states have already implemented their own medical marijuana programs. However, the same cannot be said for delta 8 products.
Delta 8 THC is a psychoactive substance which is found in marijuana sativa plants, and it is one of the many cannabinoids naturally produced by marijuana plants. The FDA has expressed many concerns about delta 8 products, including the following:
Why Is Delta 8 Dangerous?
Delta 8 products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use. Some of the concerns voiced by the FDA regarding delta 8 products include their contents, chemicals, and product labeling.
Delta 8 products look kid-friendly and are sometimes labeled as hemp or CBD products. This can lead people assume they do not have psychoactive effects, when in fact they do.
In many cases, delta 8 products are being advertised as medical products when in fact the FDA has never approved them for safe use. Marketing delta 8 products this way is extremely harmful to consumers, and not to mention a violation of federal law.
Adverse Event Reports
The FDA has received about 104 reports of adverse events from people consuming delta 8 THC within about a year. Here is some data of those reports according to the FDA:
77% involved adults, 8% involved pediatric patients less than 18 years of age, and 15% did not report age.
55% required intervention (e.g., evaluation by emergency medical services) or hospital admission.
66% described adverse events after ingestion of delta-8 THC-containing food products (e.g., brownies, gummies).
Adverse events included, but were not limited to: hallucinations, vomiting, tremor, anxiety, dizziness, confusion, and loss of consciousness.
Delta 8 Chemicals
Manufacturers of delta 8 THC products use potentially unsafe chemicals which could be very harmful to consumers, and these chemicals are routed directly into a person’s body when they inhale delta 8 products.
The Bottom Line
Delta 8 products have not been approved by the FDA and can be very harmful to consumers. They are being labeled incorrectly, allowing consumers to believe they are medical products that offer relief when it's not true.
Although it can be hard waiting patiently for a medical marijuana program to come to North Carolina, purchasing delta 8 products is not the way to go. If you want to speed up the process, call your lawmakers and let them know North Carolina residents want a medical marijuana program as soon as possible!
Cannabis is a safe and natural alternative medicine that has been used for thousands of years. Numerous studies outline its many benefits including treatment of chronic pain, insomnia, and much more.
If you want to see medical marijuana in North Carolina as soon as possible, the best way you can help is to contact your lawmakers. Let them know that North Carolina residents want safe and legal access to natural medicine.
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