The most common side effects of delta 8 dangers use include gastrointestinal distress, including vomiting and diarrhea; heart palpitations; and high blood pressure. Some people also experience tremors and a general feeling of unwellness. These symptoms usually go away after a few hours, but can persist for longer. People who use delta-8 can also experience psychosis, which is characterized by hallucinations or delusions that are not based on reality and can have negative consequences on one’s life and relationships. Some people who use delta-8 develop a tolerance to it, meaning that they need more of it to feel its effects, which can be dangerous.
Unlocking the Healing Potential of CBD Oil in Topical Applications
Despite these risks, many consumers continue to purchase products containing delta-8 THC because it’s easier and cheaper than growing weed. In addition, it’s currently legal to sell delta-8-THC products in states, territories and tribal nations that don’t regulate the sale of whole-plant marijuana. This allows for unregulated manufacturers to produce delta-8-THC that is marketed as hemp or CBD-based products, thereby giving consumers a false sense of safety.
The lack of regulation in the delta-8 market is making matters worse, according to Amber Wise, scientific director of Medicine Creek Analytics, a cannabis testing lab in Washington state. She says some of the methods discussed online to make delta-8-THC contain chemicals “that I would not want as residuals in my product,” such as dichloromethane and trichloroacetic acid. Wise notes that existing independent analytical labs can’t test for every possible reagent used to make delta-8-THC, because it isn’t cost-effective or practical.