What is Delta-8-THC?

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<![CDATA[With all the buzz surrounding Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the cannabis industry, many questions circulate around what the up-and-coming cannabinoid is, where it comes from, and its legal status.The National Cancer Institute defined Delta-8-THC in a statement as an analogue of THC that contains neuroprotective properties that can increase appetite and reduce nausea, anxiety and pain. It produces some psychotropic effects that are less potent than Delta-9, the primary form of THC found in cannabis.Though it is naturally occurring in cannabis, Delta-8-THC can be converted in a lab from cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), says Dr. Ethan Russo, M.D., a board-certified neurologist and founder and CEO of CReDO Science. He says he believes it is most commonly converted from CBD.Industry stakeholders disagree over if it is federally legal and whether it presents a market opportunity for hemp and cannabis businesses.Photo courtesy of Lifted MadeDisposable Delta-8 vaporizers from Lifted Made’s Urb brand Lifted Made, a wholly owned subsidiary of Acquired Sales Corp, entered the Delta-8 market last summer when there were only a handful of brands in it, said Nicholas S. Warrender, vice chairman and COO of Acquired Sales Corp and CEO of Lifted Made.  Once introduced to Delta-8 in winter 2019, the brand started to establish relationships with smaller labs and freelance chemists. The team spent about six months doing its legal diligence to ensure they created a high-quality product they felt comfortable to release to the market, he says.One problem the brand faced when initially entering the market was testing, as many labs did not have a proper standard operating procedure in place, causing a lot of product to test hot; However, the brand worked through the issue and now sells Delta-8 that a third-party lab extracts from hemp.The brand offers a variety of Delta-8-infused products through its Urb brand, including, vaporizer…

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