A panel of appellate judges in Austin upheld a ruling Thursday that affirmed Delta 8's legality in Texas for the time being.
Delta-8 THC has managed to become one of the most popular member of the cannabis family. It is extracted from hemp plants, and it has revolutionized the cannabis industry in the last few years.
The ruling issued by Texas' 3rd Court of Criminal Appeals Justices Melissa Goodwin, Thomas J. Baker and Edward Smith, agreed with a district court judge's previous ruling that temporarily removed the language making Delta 8 illegal from the state's controlled substance list. The justices ruled that would help maintain the "status quo" as the lawsuit unfolds so businesses don't take a sudden hit to revenue and consumers can continue using Delta 8 products as they have for years.
Q: What is D-8 THC?
A: It is an analog of tetrahydrocannabinol. It is a natural cannabinoid with neuroprotective properties. It binds to cannabinoid receptor CB1 in the central nervous system for its activity.
Delta-8 is considered a cousin of Delta-9, as it resembles its structure. D-9 is the primary form of the cannabinoid found in plants, and Delta-8 is less potent and psychoactive. Both D-8 and D-9 differ slightly in their structures, with a few bonds displaced.
Delta-8 exists in trace amounts only, and scientists produce them through selective breeding.
Q: Can I get high after consuming Delta-8?
A: Delta-8 is much less potent than Delta-9. As such, it may have psychotropic effects and make you feel relaxed. The buzz you get after consuming delta-8 is not extreme, and you may get mild euphoric feelings but without getting stoned.
Q: How is D-8 different from Delta-9?
A: Both D-8 and D-9 are said to be cousins because Delta-8 is derived from Delta-9. The main difference between D-8 and D-9 is the chemical bonding.
D-8 will give you a milder euphoric effect, whereas D-9 is more potent and gets you stoned.
Also, Delta-9 is federally illegal, while Delta-8 is legal in many states.
Q: Is Delta-8 safe to use?
A: Delta-8 THC is safe to use and does not have any severe side effects. But take precautions before using any product to avoid serious health problems.
You must consult your doctor before using Delta-8 for medical diagnosis.
Q: Can I get a positive drug screening test after I have consumed D-8 products?
A: You may fail a drug screening test after consuming Delta-8 THC.
Q: Is Delta-8 THC legal?
A: Yes! Delta-8, unlike Delta-9 THC, is considered legal to use.
For your information, Delta-9 THC is illegal, but THC itself is not.
Q: At what age can I buy Delta-8 THC?
A: There are no federal regulations regarding the age to buy Delta-8 THC. But several states made it mandatory for a person to be at least 21 years old to buy Delta-8 THC.
Q: Is Delta-8 psychoactive?
A: Yes! Delta-8 is psychoactive but not very potent.
It produces very mild effects of euphoria, which will uplift you without making you anxious or sleepy.
Q: Is D-8 natural?
A: Yes! Delta-8 is an organic, natural compound. But it is found in plants in trace amounts. Therefore, scientists grow Delta-8 through selective breeding.
Different states have different regulations regarding marijuana. In some states, it is only legal if used for medical purposes. And in other states, it may be completely illegal.
On the other hand, Delta-8 is milder than Delta-9 and is not considered marijuana. So, Delta-8 is legal federally.