What is Delta 8 Hemp Derivative?
Delta 8 Hemp Derivative (Δ-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol) is an naturally occurring compound produced by the hemp plant. It is an isomer of both CBD(cannabidiol) and Delta-9 THC (Δ-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol). The hemp plant produces Delta 8 naturally, but it can also be derived from CBD. It comes ready for your body and easily consumed via vaping or eating it.
Disclaimer about medical and therapeutic claims: None of the products that Better Than Nine sells have been approved by the FDA to treat, prevent, or cure any medical condition. We are not making any medical claims about what Better Than Nine products can do. We do not want to misrepresent our products, nor do we want to run afoul of the FDA or FTC. If you see anything that appears to be a medical claim, please report it to us so that we can fix it. One of our goals is to honestly and responsibly sell hemp derived products.
If you aren’t already aware of what the compounds founds in hemp (CBD, Delta 8, CBN, CBG, THC) can do, we recommend doing a Google search to learn about them. We would love to tell you all the great things we’ve learned and seen, but we can’t because we cannot make medical or therapeutic claims. Also, if you’re reading something on our website and the info seems incomplete or vague, this is because we don’t want to make a medical claim, even accidentally.
The Missing Link Between CBD and Delta 9 THC
Delta 9 THC is a god-send for some people. Both anecdotal and scientific evidence shows that it can help people with a lot of problems. It does, however, have several negative side effects when abused. The negative side effects of delta 9 THC are well documented.
Cannabidiol (CBD), on the other hand, has virtually no psychoactive effects. Cannabidiol’s beneficial properties are also well documented.
Delta 8 seems to be the ‘middle ground’ between delta 9 and CBD. It is offers a little bit of CBD effects and a little bit of Delta 9 Effects. Delta 8 is a game changing cannabinoid because it offers the benefits of CBD with the benefits of Delta 9 in one safe and legal compound.
NOTE: The above statements and all content on BetterThanNine.com that convey the benefits of delta 8 are only true when delta 8 is used responsibly. Delta 8, like virtually anything, is not good if it is abused. We do not condone over using or abusing any drug.
The Legality of Delta 8
Delta 8 is legal when it is derived from legally produced CBD and contains less than .3% Delta 9 THC dry weight, per the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. Delta 8 does have some psychoactive effects and can look and feel like a ‘traditional’ cannabis product. This makes the origin and the chain of custody of your delta 8 very important. We are extremely diligent in vetting our suppliers to ensure that they are doing everything on their end ‘above board.’ We are diligent with the testing laboratories we use to ensure that they use pure standards for their HPLC Mass Spec machines and can accurately test the differences between delta 8 and delta 9.
It is important to note that Delta 8 can look and feel like it’s less legal cousin, delta 9. The only accurate way of identifying the difference between delta 8 and delta 9 is by using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) equipment. This can give law enforcement just cause to question you about your delta 8 products if they have reason to suspect you are doing something bad. Here’s some advice on how to safely and legally possess Better Than Nine’s products:
- Don’t drive or operate any vehicle if you have been using any delta 8 products.
- Always keep your Better Than Nine products in their original packaging with the QR code that goes to the certificates of analysis (CoAs) page on our website. The CoAs prove that our products contain less than .3% Delta 9 THC. In most cases, Better Than Nine’s products do not contain any Delta 9 THC.
- If you have an interaction with a law enforcement officer and the legality of your delta 8 product is questioned, ALWAYS BE POLITE! Police already have a very stressful job and nothing good is going to happen if you act like an asshole.
- Calmly and politely tell the officer that the products have delta 8 hemp derivative, contain less than .3% Delta 9 THC, and comply with the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. Let the officer know that the package has a QR code that goes to the lab results showing this.
Legal Disclaimer: The above does not constitute legal advice. We are not attorneys. Properly sourced Delta 8 Hemp derivative is federally legal, however, some municipalities and states have enacted ordinances that differ from the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. It is your responsibility to know your local and state laws concerning delta 8.
ATTENTION: Delta 8 is legal, but will cause a positive result for cannabis on a drug test. Do not use any delta 8 products if you are subject to drug screenings for cannabis or marijuana.
How Strong is Delta 8?
Delta 8 is strong enough to make us put this section on the website.
Delta 8 has noticeable psychoactive effects. These effects are dose specific, which makes it extremely important that you follow the dosing instructions until you know how it affects you.
We describe the effect of Delta 8 as what people like about Delta 9, without the dopiness and uncomfortable feelings.
It’s fantastic and you have to try it to believe it.