Another 1995 study examined the effects of delta-8 thc to treat chemotherapy side effects in eight pediatric patients. These results suggested that delta-8 THC is safe and impressively effective in preventing chemotherapy-related nausea in children. With negligible side effects, the study concluded that THC delta-8 may be more useful in therapeutic settings than THC delta-9. Yes, Delta 8 THC is relatively safe, especially when you use it responsibly.
However, as with any substance, there are some risks associated with its use. The loophole essentially allowed delta-8 THC to be synthesized from cannabidiol (CBD) derived from hemp. Tetrahydrocannabinol delta-8, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. As the FDA and CDC point out that potential contaminants are a major safety concern in delta-8 THC products, researchers say these problems could worsen if the market sinks further.
New York State Department of Health recently banned the manufacture of hemp derived delta-8 THC products. The risks of purchasing a delta-8 THC product without a license can range from simple potency fraud to hospitalization and death, at least in the case of vaping products. Cannabis Council purchased a variety of delta-8 THC products without a license from unregulated retail stores in California, Florida, Nevada, Texas, Michigan, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Indiana. Placed in a murky legal gray area, U.S. federal authorities have been trying to regulate THC delta-8 for months, but it’s still available in most states.
Nearly all delta-8 THC products are sold outside the state-licensed, state-regulated cannabis industries. In addition, some state laws strictly prohibit the sale of products containing THC delta-8 and delta-9. In the absence of federal regulation, 14 states have banned delta-8 or all unregulated forms of THC (there is also a delta-10). Through two recently published studies, Daniel Kruger and Jessica Kruger report on the largest delta-8 THC consumption survey ever conducted.
Cannabis Council, a national trade group representing state-licensed cannabis companies and advocates for legalization, described the boom in unregulated sales of THC delta-8 as a “rapidly expanding crisis. Perhaps the biggest concern researchers are pointing at this time is what effects criminalization of THC delta-8 would have on black market manufacturing. The crux of these warnings, along with the lack of general research on the drug, was that the unregulated market for delta-8 THC could lead to harmful products full of impurities. That research found that intravenous doses of delta-8 THC ranging from 1 mg to 6 mg “produced a wide spectrum of cannabis-like effects.