Our hemp derived Delta 8 THC products are available to ship to your state. Must be age 21 or older to purchase.
The 2018 Farm Bill made all hemp-derived cannabinoids, isomers, and other derivatives completely legal in the United States with a caveat: all products must contain .3% THC or less. Specifically, products can have a maximum of .3% Delta 9 THC, as Delta 9 is a more psychoactive compound.
All Delta 8 THC products sold by Vida Optima will always comply with the parameters of the law.
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Although it sounds incredibly similar to it’s cannabinoid cousin, delta-9-THC (the cannabinoid responsible for cannabis’ psychotropic effects), delta-8 has significant differences that may be an advantage. Most significantly, it can be synthesized from CBD that is derived from industrial hemp, a species of the cannabis plant that is now classified as legal in the U.S.
Unlike Delta-9-THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis, delta-8 is that it is not genetically produced via enzyme synthesis in the cannabis plant, Instead, it is produced as THC degrades, similarly to some other minor cannabinoids, like CBN.
There are a few differences and many similarities between the two tetrahydrocannabinols. First, most sources suggest that Delta-8 is only about half as potent as traditional THC, and that it doesn’t frequently lead to the same negative side effects, like paranoia and anxiety.
Many people rationalize that delta-8-THC may offer some very similar benefits to delta-9, but with fewer drawbacks. Delta-8 is also much more shelf-stable than Delta-9, which often makes it easier and more cost-effective to market.
Delta-8-THC's psychotropic effects are a touchy subject. Some sources say that Delta-8’s effects are not nearly as intoxicating as traditional THC doses, rather they are neutrally “euphoric” or “uplifting.”
Technically, delta-8-THC has very similar psychotropic effects that are, as we mentioned earlier, about half as strong as delta-9's. Delta-8 also has a strong affinity for the portion of the Endocannabinoid System that lives in the brain, so yes, Delta-8 technically causes psychoactive effects.
Many people draw a clear distinction between the effects of Delta-8 and Delta-9, suggesting that Delta-8 is not as hazy and sedating, nor is it as strong.
Delta-8-THC is still a rare commodity in most corners of the market, but it's becoming a popular topic among legal hemp producers. Similar to delta-9-THC, delta-8 can be used to make a massive range of different products.
Since it's more difficult to source, it most commonly shows up in products designed to offer a high bioavailability (absorption rate), like vaporizers. It can also be used to create a variety of different cannabinoid products, like Delta-8 edibles, for instance.
Each product type has its own unique benefits. We strive to offer a range of different Delta-8-THC products to help fit our customer's varying needs.
Here are some of the unique benefits of each product type:
Delta-8-THC Candies, like lozenges, dissolve slowly in the mouth, which may allow for greater sublingual absorption. That means that could take effect more quickly than some Delta-8 edibles that are absorbed mostly through digestion.
Delta-8-THC Caramels and Gummies offer a hybrid option that is slowly savored and then swallowed. That means a portion of the active ingredients may be absorbed through the sublingual glands and the rest is digested. Some sources suggest that the effects of edibles last longer when absorbed via the slow digestive process.
All of these Delta-8 edibles offer one unique benefit: pre-portioned doses. Some offer Delta-8 doses as high as 50 mg, while others (like our Delta-8-THC Gummies) are precisely doses at 10 mg each.
Finally, Delta-8-THC Vape Cartsoffer many benefits of their own. These carts are terpene infused to offer unique therapeutics and authentic flavor profiles.
Vaping Delta-8-THC is thought to result in fast-acting, easily controlled effects that last an hour or more. They make a great option for beginners since they can be ingested slowly and the effects can be quickly gauged (in about 15 minutes) before inhaling more.
Many people use Delta-8 recreationally, while others suggest that they rely on Delta-8’s wellness benefits. This is especially important considering Delta-8 is much more accessible than Delta-9.
Still, Delta-8 is not produced to treat or cure any illness or condition. Always talk to your doctor before integrating Delta-8 into your daily routine, and read more about Delta-8’s benefits before getting started.
Federal law suggests that Delta-8-THC that is naturally derived from industrial hemp which contains less than 0.3% Delta-9-THC is legal. Delta-8 exists as an isomer of CBD, which makes it legal according to the 2018 Farm Bill’s definition for “hemp.”
In other words, brands may manufacture and sell delta-8 products made from legal hemp, but you should still be careful to check your local regulations regarding cannabinoid products.