But just because hemp oil is legal in California, it doesn’t mean you’re going to get blazing high. First of all, it’s essential to know that smoking delta 8 THC is not the same as smoking marijuana. Delta 8 THC contains only trace amounts of THC, which is less than 0.3%, and it has been designed for use in cigarettes specially intended for this purpose.
Delta 8 THC cigarettes combine tobacco, hashish oil, and delta 8 THC and are safe to smoke. Delta 8 THC is designed to be highly addictive since they are intended to be smoked instead of ingested. Delta 8 THC is also much harsher than marijuana, making it more addictive; it has a more powerful throat hit, making it easier for the smoker to inhale, which increases the amount of delta 8 THC that gets into their system.
Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol may be quantitated in blood, plasma, or urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to confirm a diagnosis of poisoning in hospitalized patients or provide evidence in a medicolegal death investigation.
Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol may be quantitated in blood or plasma to monitor treatment and confirm a diagnosis of poisoning in hospitalized patients.
Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol may be quantitated in urine to monitor treatment and for medicolegal death investigations to confirm the presence of delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol or its metabolites in biological fluids.
Delta-8 THC or dronabinol is a synthetically made version of THC that can be used as a recreational drug. Because delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol has little to no euphoric effects like natural marijuana, it has been billed as a non-addictive alternative to marijuana.
These claims are not supported by evidence. While delta-8 THC is devoid of euphoric effects, there are anecdotal reports of recreational users getting “high” from it. Taking it in combination with THC from marijuana has produced more substantial effects than delta-8 THC alone.
Additionally, there is evidence that suggests that delta-8 THC can be addictive. A study was conducted in which rats were trained to press a lever for injections of delta-8 THC, and electrical activity in the nucleus accumbens, a brain pleasure center, increased. After the rats were given delta-8 THC for 14 days, they pressed the lever even when delta-8 THC was no longer being injected. According to these findings, the results suggested that delta-8 THC had “profound behavioral and neurochemical effects potentially relevant for addiction.” However, it should be noted that this study has not been replicated on humans.