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What to Know About Delta 8

In many states where medical marijuana is not currently legal, delta 8 products have become popular over the years. This is due to the fact that delta 8 products give you a similar high to marijuana products.

Even so, delta 8 and marijuana products are more different than they are similar. Medical marijuana is tried and true, which is why 38 states have enacted medical marijuana programs. The same cannot be said for delta 8 products.

Delta 8 THC is a psychoactive substance which is found in marijuana sativa plants. It is one of the many cannabinoids naturally produced by marijuana plant.

Why Is Delta 8 Dangerous?

No delta 8 products have been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use. There are many concerns with these products, such as their content, chemicals, and product labeling. Sometimes, they are labeled as hemp products, and people assume they are not psychoactive.

They are also being marketed as medical products, when in fact the FDA has not approved them for safe use. Selling delta 8 products and marketing them as medical specimens is a violation of federal law and puts many consumers at risk.

Adverse Event Reports

The FDA has received 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. These chemicals are going directly into users bodies when they inhale delta 8 products.

The Bottom Line

Delta 8 products have not been approved by the FDA and are harmful to consumers. They are being labeled incorrectly, allowing consumers to believe they are medical products that offer relief.

If you are looking for safe, natural medicine, marijuana is the key. Kentucky’s medical marijuana program is still up in the air, but it is inevitable that they will create a program soon.

If you want medical marijuana to come to Kentucky, click here to let your lawmakers know that they need to support your right to access safe, effective medical marijuana. Every message counts!

Cannabis is a natural, safe alternative medicine without the harsh side effects that come with many prescription drugs. If you think you could benefit from medical marijuana, speak your mind to your lawmakers so we can get you the relief you deserve!

After you’ve contacted your lawmakers, contact us!

Reserve an evaluation online today with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors, and we’ll book an appointment for you just as soon as Kentucky’s medical marijuana market is up and running. Why wait any longer than you have to for the relief you’ve been missing?

You’ll meet with your doctor virtually via a telemedicine appointment using your smartphone or computer. Together, you’ll discuss your condition and decide if medical marijuana is right for you. You’ll even save $25 off the cost of the appointment if you reserve your evaluation today!

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