With its introduction to the CBD market in 2018, there were an endless amount of questions that swarmed Delta-8 THC. At the time, many things were being yelled down the echo chamber that changed by the time they landed on anyone’s ears. Now that Delta-8 THC has found its footing in the market, we see similar mythologized tales of the latest alternative cannabinoids. Sure, it’s safe to say they have magical qualities—but within means. You could say that anything that is psychoactive and provides therapeutic effects that help support your mental health and physical being is magical. This sums up your traditional Marijuana, better known amongst the CBD industry as Delta-9 THC. It’s referred to its cannabinoid now because there is now hemp-derived Delta-9 THC in the CBD market. A perfect example would be ATLRx’s 10mg Delta-9 THC Gummies, which hit at 11.6mg—slightly higher than Colorado’s edibles. It’s an exciting time.
The industry is at a point where its confidence in Delta-8 THC has been affirmed, making room for other cannabinoids. But education is vital in this industry for your safety and to hold brands accountable when they’re not protecting their clientele. Transparency is ATLRx’s policy. We conduct ourselves with professionalism, providing a comfortable environment to learn while getting premier clean and safe products. The first is lengthy, but straightforward of the most frequent questions asked: What is Delta-8 THC? It begins with hemp. Hemp is a species of the cannabis plant, similar to Marijuana. The confusion starts because when people hear hemp, there is an image of kids smoking pot in a fast-food parking lot. That’s not the case. Marijuana is heavy on the psychoactive compound, Delta-9 THC.
Hemp is non-psychoactive; smoking hemp flower is a form of consumption, though, and yes, it looks, smells, and even tastes similar to your traditional Marijuana. Hemp differs from Marijuana. Hemp is non-psychoactive, rich in CBD, and legal in all 50 states under the Federal Farm Bill of 2018. The CBD industry hasn’t changed its name to the alternate cannabinoid industry for a reason, though. CBD is the ruler of all alternate cannabinoids. Delta-8 THC is available in hemp in trace amounts, so it is one of the hundred-plus natural cannabinoids. The problem exists when it comes to getting a large quantity. This solved what many claim to be unethical but within federal regulations and procedures. The Federal Farm Bill of 2018 states that cannabinoids are legal so long it has a dry weight of 0.3% Delta-9 THC and is derived from hemp. We don’t stop there. We regulate ourselves in the unregulated CBD market, a habit that we’d wish to see more of from other brands.
CBD is extracted. It’s essential to know where a brand sources from and what extraction method they’re using. ATLRx sources from Colorado, Oregon, and Northern California using the cleanest form of extraction known as Supercritical CO2 and Ethanol. This extraction form provides a squeaky clean distillate that a DEA-certified lab then tests for metals, pesticides, solvents, and any other toxic residues. Then, a conversion process called isomerization involves adding a chemical solvent to the CBD distillate—the final result is Delta-8 THC. We then retest it, making sure there aren’t any impurities. Once it is spotless, then we begin making our products. ATLRx takes safety extremely seriously. We comply with recreational states’ federal regulations and procedures despite being in Georgia, where Marijuana is illegal. We take our certificates of analysis, put them into a QR code then put it on your product, so you know exactly what is in your product. Nothing touches our shelves until we know it’s an impeccable product. Transparency means that we care and are happy to tell you everything and anything about us!
Yes, Delta-8 THC will get you high. Delta-8 THC provides an estimated 60% of the potency of your traditional Marijuana, which happens to be precisely what a lot of people want. That extra 40% of muscle often causes some users to become overwhelmed with fear and paranoia. But this doesn’t leave out traditional users. ATLRx always recommends starting with small doses so that you can grasp where you are, but many have had success with slightly upping their dose. The most popular form of consumption are edibles, and they’re also the most potent because the THC is metabolized in your liver and converted to THCOO, and Delta-9 THC converts to the same compound. Overall, Delta-8 is more mellow and clearheaded—making it easier to function in your day-to-day life while also masking any ailments. Like D9, you will experience relief from chronic pain, inflammation, stress, and anxiety. You’ll find that Delta-8 will enhance your concentration because you won’t have anything to cloud your thinking process.
The delta-8 effects time frame differs based on the form of consumption, your THC tolerance, and your metabolism. Those are just a few things to consider, and the list goes on. If you are smoking D8 flower, or vaping a D8 cartridge, you will experience the effect relatively quickly. No more than five to ten minutes. If you’re taking an edible, then it takes about an hour. Edibles can be tricky because there is no gradual feeling of the effects like with flower or a vape. This is why we always recommend starting small because we’ve all had those moments—and they’re not fun. The effects of Delta-8 THC can last about 6 to 8 hours, and this accounts for eating an edible as well. However, D8 is biphasic, which means its effects change based on the dose that you take. If you take lighter doses, you’ll feel elated, energetic and notice a cerebral psychoactive effect going on similar to a sativa strain. If you take a larger dose, then you’ll feel the more physiological effects that keep you couch-locked, giggly, relaxed, and tired but awake—like a heavy indica strain.
This flexibility is fantastic for those who are looking to microdose; the small amounts help throughout the day. It’s like a mental and physical refresh button after lunch—just what you need. Now, for traditional users. ATLRx has recently released Delta-9 THC 10mg Gummies, so make sure to try delta-8 THC—and if you’re still looking for a little bit more of an experience, then these may be your favorite choice. Or, if you are looking for more of a physical push to help with insomnia, then take a look at our HHC collection. If you’re looking for more of a psychedelic experience that makes you sleep like a brick, then THC-O is the way to go. And if you are looking for a non-psychoactive that will boost your productivity, have a look at THCv. ATLRx has all of your alternate cannabinoid needs, and we can deliver them right to your front door! At this time, we cannot ship outside the U.S. ATLRx ships to all 50 states depending on which cannabinoid is legal in your state. We are based in Atlanta, Georgia, and we continue to monitor federal and state guidelines nationwide. At this time, we are unable to ship Delta 8 products to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, Utah, and Washington.