27 Jun What is Delta 8 THC, is it Legal in Ireland?
Delta-8 is a naturally occurring Cannabis compound found in hemp plants. Its popularity is on the rise, and you can find it everywhere. When people talk about THC they are always referencing delta 9 which is a controlled substance above 0.2% or 0.3% in some countries.
How does Delta 8 compare to Delta 9?
Delta 8 chemical structures are very similar to Delta 9, however Delta 8 does not cause psychotropic effects, paranoia, drowsiness or anxiety. Delta 8 THC may have fewer adverse side effects and a milder impact on the central nervous system. Studies examining potential benefits of Delta 8 THC are its ability to help curb nausea and vomiting, lower anxiety, stimulate the appetite and provide neuroprotective properties.
Is Delta 8 Legal?
The legality of Delta 8 THC still resides in a grey area. Cannabis-derived products that have any trace of Delta 9 THC above 0.2% or 0.3% are illegal in Europe. While Delta 8 THC products have not been classified as illegal under European law, this is why Delta 8 THC resides in a grey area.