How to Buy Delta 8, CBD and Other Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids

By East Tree CBD Dispensary Staff

At East Tree CBD Dispensary, customers can buy Delta 8 THC gummies, concentrates and cartridges that are quality-tested and safe. When considering where to buy Delta 8, many people simply search “Delta 8 near me” —but we strongly encourage consumers to make sure that any hemp-derived product they purchase has been made by an ethical, experienced manufacturer that provides third-party testing results and certificates of analysis for everything they make. Quality and safety are worth traveling some distance for!

Why do people buy Delta 8 THC? What is it good for? 

Delta 8 THC is a variant of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is one of the main compounds found in the cannabis plant. It is similar to the more well-known Delta 9 THC, but Delta 8 seems to exhibit lower psychotropic potency, which means that it may produce a less intense “high” than Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 THC is also found in lower concentrations in the cannabis plant compared to Delta 9 THC. 

Why is Delta 8 so popular right now?

Delta 8 THC is gaining popularity as an alternative to Delta 9 THC due to its potentially milder effects and legal status. 

While Delta 8 occurs naturally in hemp and cannabis, it can be sourced far more easily from hemp CBD isolate. Just like CBD, the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp and all hemp-derived cannabinoids, including hemp-derived Delta 8. Delta 8 THC is legal in some states, while Delta 9 THC is still illegal under federal law.

Is it legal for me to buy Delta 8 THC in Indiana?

According to Indiana state law, hemp-derived products can be legally sold within the state, and that includes Delta 8 THC products. 

Does Delta 8 get you high?

Delta 8 THC definitely has intoxicating properties—but one of the reasons for its popularity is that it exhibits far lower psychotropic potency than THC

In 1973, researchers administered Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC to six research participants. Despite the small sample size, researchers concluded that Delta 8 was about two-thirds as potent as Delta 9, and qualitatively similar in experiential effects. 

An article in Discover Magazine reported that consumers find Delta 8 offers “a smoother, less anxious psychoactive experience than the more familiar Delta-9.”  As with any and all plant compounds and cannabinoids,  everyone’s response is unique and individual results may vary. If you are trying to determine a cannabinoid’s effect on you,  I got italways start low and go slow!

Is Delta 8 THC safe?

The research on the effects of Delta 8 THC are limited, and more studies are needed to understand its true potential—but the research we do have indicates that Delta 8 has properties similar to THC, just with less psychoactivity. The National Cancer Institute describes Delta 8 as an “analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.” A 1996 study of pediatric cancer patients found that Delta 8 completely eliminated the children’s chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting, with no side effects. A 2022 research study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research found that “Delta 8 THC may provide much of the experiential benefits of Delta 9 THC with lesser adverse effects.”

If you are planning to buy Delta 8 THC, the most important safety precaution you can take is to buy from legitimate sources. Similar to CBD, due to Delta 8’s popularity, unethical operators do sell poor quality products that can contain harmful ingredients. 

As with any potentially intoxicating substance, be sure that you consume small amounts to start, and avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, or performing any other tasks that require sobriety. 


Still have questions about Delta 8 THC or CBD products? Feel free to come to the shop or reach out to our friendly staff for more information—and check out our selection of fully vetted quality Delta 8 THC gummies, edibles and concentrates, all tested for quality and safety.

 

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