The world has seen an unprecedented growth in the sale and use of hemp, the plant and its various by-products. The plant Cannabis sativa has many varieties, and hemp is one of them. It acts as a natural mind-altering intoxicator, the primary source of the “high” that many people find addictive. The cause of this is mainly THC. Delta 8 thc Gummies, in particular, have caught a lot of attention. Dosed in attractive, diverse packaging, they appeal to different people with different tastes.
Also known as delta-9, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the core psychoactive component of the plant Cannabis sativa, mainly found in marijuana. Because of the numerous legal issues involved in the dealing of this drug, another just as similar compound has taken the hemp industry by storm: delta-8 THC.
The delta-8 variation of THC is the so-called milder version of the primary delta 9. As the “lite” form of a seemingly potent drug, its various forms have become exceedingly popular. From simple sticks to chewy gummies, the products are found everywhere they sell tobacco.
People who smoke use the pipe version of Delta 8, while individuals who don’t prefer gummies. This compound is known for the sedative, calming, and mind-altering effects it has on its consumption.
For people who consume the various products of this version of THC, the drug provides the following benefits:
- Relief from pain.
- A profound sleep.
- A focused perception
- A “high” that brings euphoria.
Let it be mentioned here that the use, production, and trade of the compound D8 THC and its various forms is very loosely regulated, if not at all, by governing bodies. And although products like gummies might contain the component in the correct dose, little is known as to what else they might also have.
While the effects of the chemical are subjective to the product used, the dose administered, and the individual, they are not limited to:
- Lower blood pressure
- Decreased perception and attention
- Unsynchronised body movement
Is it worth it?
Advocates of THC propose its usage in the appropriate way and dose as relatively safe. Many others warn of the very high number of risks associated with the consumption of its various unregulated forms in the market. The industry itself lies somewhere between being legal or illegal.
As a not strictly supervised industry, there is also the very serious case of the seemingly innocent packaging of these drugs. With cartoons and animations, they entice and attract people of all ages, including minors.
All things aside, an individual needs to be aware of all possible reactions and effects a drug – legal or not – could have on their health and well-being.