What is Delta 8 Flower?
For cannabis users who like to smoke flower but don’t want to deal with the legal ramifications or side effects of delta 9, delta 8 flower can be a perfect option. Keep reading to learn more about delta 8 flower and its benefits.
What is Delta 8?
Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol or delta 8 is one of more than a hundred cannabinoids found within the hemp plant. This cannabinoid has seen an increase in popularity because it has a similar effect to delta 9, which provides the classic psychotropic “high” to its users. Delta 8 is nearly identical to delta 9 on a chemical level, but they are technically different compounds, which is why there are different laws surrounding delta 8.
What is Delta 8 Flower?
Delta 8 flower is a relatively new product on the market, but it has quickly become very popular. It’s an ideal product for those who would rather consume cannabis by rolling up a joint than via vaping or edibles. Because delta 8 is a hemp extract, there is no way to naturally grow delta 8 flower. Instead, delta 8 that has been extracted from the cannabis plant is infused into hemp flower either through a multi-step process or by repeatedly spraying delta 8 oil on the flower. Whatever way your flower is processed, it is essential to choose delta 8 flower that has only been infused with the best, purest extractions.
A benefit of delta 8 flower is that, unlike edibles, you will feel the effects of this product right away making it a great choice for those in need of minor pain relief, or even just for recreational consumption. Because of this and the mild nature of delta 8, consumers are a lot less likely to “green out” or get too high with delta 8 flower than they are with other consumption methods.
Benefits of Delta 8 Flower
Because everyone is different, the benefits of delta 8 flower will vary from user to user depending on a number of factors, including physical makeup, the strain of delta 8 flower they consume, and how they choose to ingest it.
The main benefits of consuming delta 8 flower include:
- Increased appetite
- Improved energy
- A sense of calm and wellbeing
- Minor pain relief
- Happiness and contentment
- Heightened focus
While consuming delta 8 can give users a similar psychotropic experience to delta 9 including feelings of happiness, heightened focus, and relaxation, many users report that delta 8 does not give them the anxiety and heart palpitations that are often reported with delta 9.
Delta 8 Flower Strains
Different strains of delta 8 flower have unique qualities, and each give users a unique high. Here are some traits associated with each strain so you can choose which is best for you.
- Indica: This strain is primarily known for its relaxing properties. Many people use Indica to unwind after a long day or even help them get to sleep. Additionally, Indica is known to help reduce nausea and stimulate appetite, as well as relieve minor pain.
- Sativa: While Indica often gives users more of a body high, this strain has been known to give users more of an energetic head high. Many people use Sativa for increased focus, creativity, and energy, while also reducing stress and anxiety.
- Hybrid: This strain is a combination of both Sativa and Indica, and can have different effects depending on which strain is more dominant. Many users report feeling the creative and focused effects of Sativa, while also feeling the relaxed and sleepy effects also commonly associated with Indica when using a Hybrid product.
How is Delta 8 Flower Legal?
With the complicated laws surrounding the production and sale of cannabis in the United States, how is delta 8 flower legal to buy or sell? It all comes down to the 2018 Farm Bill. Before the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and its concentrates/derivatives were considered a Schedule I controlled substance (same category as marijuana). The Farm Bill finally distinguished between hemp and marijuana, meaning that low-THC derivatives of cannabis are no longer considered a Schedule I substance and are therefore no longer controlled by the DEA.
The 2018 Farm Bill was intended to help consumers access legally produced and federally regulated hemp-derived cannabinoids like CBD, CBN, and others. Delta 8 became legal in a loophole with the passing of this bill which was enacted so that the FDA could finally regulate natural cannabinoid products like CBD. Although the Farm Bill explicitly stated that it did not include delta 9, it did inadvertently legalize delta 8. Because laws surrounding cannabis in the United States vary from state to state, it's a good idea to look up the specific laws surrounding hemp in your state before attempting to make an online cannabis purchase, as some states have laws heavily regulating or banning delta 8.
What Makes Delta 8 So Popular?
What makes delta 8 such a popular choice among cannabis users, is the fact that it is technically federally legal, and readily available. After the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, there was a 'green rush' where businesses scrambled to make money selling CBD on the legal market. This led to the overproduction of CBD and the subsequent plummet in price per liter. CBD, which had once fetched a price tag above ≈$100,000 per liter, dropped to hundreds of dollars per liter. Due to this overproduction, farmers and processors struggled to sell their products. Finding themselves under immense pressure to generate revenue and recoup production costs; they looked for other ways to utilize CBD supplies. Eventually, converting excess CBD to delta 8 emerged as a lucrative way to generate revenue.
In addition to its legal status, delta 8 is also popular because it creates a similar effect to delta 9 in users. Many users report experiencing the same euphoria and high as they do with delta 9, but without the common side effects of anxiety and heart palpitations.
Elyxr’s Delta 8 Flower Strains
If you’re on the hunt for high-quality delta 8 flower, look no further. Elyxr’s delta 8 flower is completely Farm Bill compliant and contains only natural terpenes and hemp-derived delta 8 oil. Our delta 8 flower comes in Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid strains, so whether you’d like an energetic head high or you’d prefer to feel relaxed and mellow, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our most popular strains:
- Sour Diesel: This fast-acting and dreamy Sativa strain gives users an energizing effect, and is perfect for when you need to zone in and focus.
- Strawberry Cough: This sweet-smelling Sativa sweet smelling strain gives users a cerebral and euphoric high. Get ready to tap into your creative side while enjoying the taste of fresh strawberries.
- Blueberry Yum Yum: This Sativa strain is like blueberry pie in flower form. Blueberry Yum Yum helps users to focus while also giving a euphoric experience.
- Wedding Cake: Get the best of both worlds with this rich and creamy Hybrid strain. Wedding cake is known to be very potent, giving users a feeling of calm creativity.
- Sour Space Candy: This citrusy Hybrid strain is both uplifting and relaxing at the same time. Tap into your zen with potent Sour Space Candy.
- Mango Dream: This Hybrid strain will have you feeling like you’re on a tropical vacation. Mango Dream gives users the relaxation of an Indica combined with the creativity and focus of a Sativa for a fun yet mellow experience.
- King Louis XII: This piney and earthy Indica has a calming effect on users, and is perfect for relaxing after a long day or trying to get to sleep.
- Purple Punch: Like a glass of red wine, this Indica strain is the perfect way to mellow out after a meal. With a fruity taste and smell, Purple Punch gives users a peaceful relaxed high.
- Bubba Kush- This classic Indica strain is ideal for getting into a calm and restful state. Perfect to stimulate your appetite or even reduce minor aches and pains.
All our extracts are lab-tested. View our COAs for our delta 8 flower here.
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