Delta-8 is a variation of the familiar THC compound and it naturally occurs in most cannabis strains, but typically it’s only found in trace amounts. With the help of modern science, delta-8 can be refined from delta-9 to create new cannabis vaping experiences.
Delta-8 THC is extracted from delta-9 THC molecules in a solvent-free distillate. But not all delta-8 vapes are alike.
Is Delta 8 Legal?
Yes, Delta 8 is Legal.
Delta-8 THC is having a moment as it’s quickly become the most exciting, and most intoxicating, product in the hemp industry. A cousin compound to Delta-9 THC, the main ingredient in cannabis, Delta-8 is being sold across the country thanks to an exception in marijuana laws made by the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized cannabinoids derived from hemp. Barrios is part of a growing group of entrepreneurs getting rich while they can.
For now, Delta-8 products can be found seemingly everywhere outside of legal cannabis dispensaries: gas stations, head shops, bodegas. But it might not be for long. Lawyers in the cannabis industry warn that it’s a grey area that will likely change and hemp industry trade groups are against the sale of Delta-8.