The Dangers Of Delta 8 THC Products
Delta 8 THC seems to be all the rage, with numerous CBD companies adding D8 products to their catalog, so we thought we should weigh in on the topic. First off, what is Delta 8 THC? Delta 8 is a minor cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. It is similar to Delta 9 THC, but has a slightly less potent effect.
Delta 8 THC is usually extracted from hemp buds and it took us doing some research, to figure out what was going on with the current craze over this minor cannabinoid. It usually only occurs in minute amounts, so we wondered why people would bother isolating it for so called "legal" products.
Turns out it is only "technically legal", as it does actually produce a slightly psychoactive effect. Unlike CBD, Delta 8 THC does get you high. However, under the 2018 Farm Bill, the term Delta 8 THC is not mentioned, unlike Delta 9 THC. Thus, someone came up with the idea to extract Delta 8 THC primarily from "waste hemp" that could otherwise not be used.
What is "waste hemp" you ask? Well waste hemp is either moldy, hot ( >.3 THC and technically cannabis), hemp that didn't pass pesticide tests, or otherwise sh*tty hemp you would never want to consume. Why is this genius? You turn, your loss in to profits! Why is it messed up? Well, because you are selling garbage and potentially dangerous products to unknowing consumers. But it gets worse...
Not only is Delta 8 THC usually extracted from low grade, illegal, sometimes toxic hemp, it is also extracted with carcinogenic acids. Did we just say cancer causing acids were used to extract Delta 8 from "waste hemp". Yes we said that.
So you might understand why an "Organic AF" company like Dreamland Organics doesn't offer delicious Delta 8 gummies or Delta 8 vape carts to our beloved customers. It's because we think carcinogenic acids and "organics" don't get along. So we steer clear of that impending sh*t show.
We have been contacted several times by Delta 8 THC white label companies offering us gummies, carts and even delta 8 flower? What that is, we have no idea? But we ain't buying it. We care more about our integrity than profits, as the margins are beneficial to the seller of these unresearched "Franken-products".
We'll stick to what we know like terpene rich, organic CBD & CBG buds that have been grown in living soil and are glass jar cured and hand trimmed. Call us old school, or call us cancerous acid haters, but we ain't got time for all that. We have too many terpenes to contain in these glass jars and too much full spectrum CBD bubble hash to make. I kid you not. I literally have to go stir another batch.
Talk soon. Stay safe. And no, we don't have Delta 8 THC products. Sorry, but not sorry.