Our delta-8 products are derived from hemp. So, when it comes to myths about hemp, the two go hand in hand. With thousands of uses already, there’s no limit to what hemp can do for us. That includes the delta-8 THC within the plant, but it’s not limited to it by any means.
Even CBD or delta-8 THC have many health benefits. There are many unexplored potential benefits to hemp derivatives.
Despite its promise, hemp is still banned or prohibited in many parts of the world. Some states have laws that prohibit the sale or production of hemp and related products. Many of these prohibitions were imposed because of misinformation about the plant. Thankfully, as cannabis gains popularity, many myths surrounding hemp are being dispelled.
6 MYTHS (AND THE DELTA-8 FACTS ABOUT) HEMP
Misinformation is not a friend. We are proud to present a synopsis of the information about delta-8 and the hemp it is made from. Read on as we debunk some common myths and reveal the facts about delta-8.
1. HEMP WILL GET YOU HIGH
Let's start with the fundamentals. Legally, industrial hemp means any cannabis strain that has less than 0.3% delta-9 THC. You won't be able to feel the psychoactive effects of delta-9 THC found in hemp if you have such a small percentage of potency.
The hemp flower might not give you euphoric effects on its own. For example, our delta-8 flower is hemp that has been infused with our delta-8 distillate, for a more potent effect.
Truth: Hemp doesn't get you high -- but Delta-8 can
This is where the delta-8 flower actually comes into play. Hemp can't get you high, but delta-8 THC might. Delta-8 THC is less potent than marijuana's (delta-9) THC, so it doesn't produce as strong of a high. Delta-8 users may feel euphoria and energized lightness.
Each person will experience different effects. To discover the full potential of our delta-8 flower, you will need to try it for yourself.
2. HEMP (AND DELTA-8 THC) IS ILLEGAL
The 2018 Farm Bill officially made industrial hemp separate from marijuana. They are not considered to be two distinct types of cannabis. Any strain that has 0.3% or less delta-9 THC is called hemp. Marijuana can be used in any other way than those criteria.
Reality: Both hemp and delta-8 are federally legal (but may be illegal in particular states).
This means that both hemp and its derivatives are legalized at the federal level, throughout the United States. However, each individual state has the power to pass legislation in contrast to the federal ruling. Select states have outlawed the use of either delta-8 THC or hemp in their jurisdiction, so you should check the laws in your state and localities to see if you are allowed to legally use hemp or delta-8 products.
3. ALL MALE CANNABIS PLANTS ARE HEMP, ALL FEMALES ARE MARIJUANA
This was once a common misconception about hemp. Cannabis can be either male or female, and hemp can also be. Both are cannabis plants. However, their cannabinoid contents may differ.
Fact: Hemp can be defined as any cannabis that contains less than 0.3% delta-9 THC.
The delta-9 THC content of a plant is what makes marijuana and hemp different. Hemp is the most abundant source of CBD. Nevertheless, marijuana has a high level of delta-9 THC. The plant is considered marijuana when it exceeds 0.3% delta-9 THC.
4. PEOPLE ONLY USE HEMP RECREATIONALLY
Hemp is more than just a plant to be smoked or consumed. There are many reasons hemp is growing as an industry at such a rapid rate. Although it doesn't get users high, it promotes wellbeing. According to current research, cannabinoid rich cannabis products could provide many benefits. Numerous users include hemp-derived products in their daily lives, with many benefits including reducing anxiety, depression and anti-inflammation.
Truth: People smoke Delta-8 hemp flower recreationally and medicinally.
CBD products such as CBD oils and edibles have become a popular trend. Delta 8 products have made a name for themselves since then. Delta-8 provides appetite stimulation, euphoria and energy even when you're stoned.
Many people find that they enjoy the mild effects of this type of THC. This can make a world of difference to the anxiety-ridden panic caused by traditional marijuana. As we say, everyone is unique. We are so happy to offer Delta-8 options that cater for all walks of life.
5. CBD and HEMP are the SAME THING
We get this question a lot, since we sell both CBD and delta-8 products. Both CBD and delta-8 are derived from hemp, but they are not the totality of hemp by definition.
Fact: CBD and Delta-8 are both cannabinoids found in hemp
CBD ≠ Hemp; rather, CBD is one organic component (cannabinoid) found within hemp. The cannabinoids are extracted from the plant to be used in other products.
6. HEMP SEED OIL and HEMP OIL are the SAME THING
Many sub-types and types of hemp oil are often referred to broadly as "hemp oil". A CBD tincture, on the other hand, can be called hemp extract oil. A CBD tincture is different from a broad or full hemp extract, and is also different from hemp seed oil. Each type of oil refers to a different extraction process, as well as different cannabinoid contents in the final product.
Reality: Hemp oil can be used in combination with many types of oils.
Even though it might be called hemp oil, find out what kind of hemp oil it is. This will allow you to know the effects of the product.
Another note: Hemp seeds can be considered superfoods. You can incorporate different types of hemp oil in your daily routine, including hemp seeds!
DID YOU KNOW?
We're now on the topic of hemp and it's time for us to celebrate one of its most memorable moments. The plant is a source of vitality and can help enrich the soil in which it's grown. Certain crops can drain the energy of others, so it is important to harness this life-giving power and make use of it.
Scientists used hemp to clean the soil after the Chernobyl disaster. This was the worst nuclear accident in history. It was cleaned up by hemp, which is still prohibited in many parts of the world. It was technically cleaned using hemp and phytoremediation technology. We were able to create this technology thanks to cannabis. It’s the plant that keeps giving.
Hemp is a promising crop that promises a brighter future for our farmers. It is only a matter of time before the whole world harnesses the full power of hemp.
FINAL THOUGHTS REGARDING DEBUNKING MYTHS AROUND HEMP
It is almost difficult to remember all the myths that have been created about hemp throughout the years. It was once distinguished from marijuana but has remained hidden ever since. It is finally coming back to the forefront. We are excited to see what hemp can do for the planet.
We are also excited to find more uses for delta-8. Delta-8 products are a great solution for many consumers. They give back nearly as much as the plants they come from. This guide was created to help you understand a product that is still gaining social acceptance. It's amazing to imagine where we will be in a few years.
You can take your time to discover your favorite combination of hemp products. It's possible that you will decide to use CBD or delta-8 edibles or flowers rich in both.
Full-spectrum CBD+delta-8 THC oil, and other tinctures might be what you are looking for.
You could also opt for softgel capsules, which are so simple to use.
We hope you find this guide helpful, no matter what your decision. You have the power to harness the power of hemp in any number of hemp-derived products. Contact us today to learn more about our hemp products.