February 14, 2022

Avoid These Delta-8 Dangers

Is Delta-8 dangerous? Delta-8-THC is legal and widely available in the US — but not all D8 is created equally.

Read on for some of the most common delta-8-THC dangers, as well as how they can be avoided!

What You Need To Know About Delta-8-THC

First, delta-8-THC is a cannabinoid that‘s very similar to THC. It's an intoxicating substance, albeit to a lower degree than THC.

Still, D8 gummies can get you "high." This means you may experience an altered state of mind or changes in your perceptions and sensations after taking delta-8.

D8 Is Not FDA Regulated

Delta-8-THC products are not evaluated by the FDA, so be wary of any products that assert to treat or cure what ails you.

There's some research that delta-8 may help certain conditions, but we're still learning more. So be sure to avoid products with outlandish claims.

Delta-8 Dangers To Look Out For

Here are the most common dangers associated with delta-8.

Potentially Harmful Chemicals In D8 Products

Since delta-8-THC is only present in very low quantities in the cannabis plant, it’s most often synthesized in a lab. It’s super common for cannabis processors to make D8 this way.

However, some manufacturers may use unsafe chemicals to create delta-8, and the final D8 products might also contain these chemicals. Yikes!

How to avoid dodgy D8? Don’t buy delta-8 from a retailer that doesn’t do third-party lab testing. (Pssst! Pure Craft does both in-houseand independent third-party lab testing of allour CBD and D8 products!)

Delta-8 Dangers For Children

Delta-8 gummies are not suitable for children. Delta-8-THC is a psychoactive compound and could pose serious health risks for children. While they come in fun packaging and formulations, these products are not for minors. Make sure to store your D8 gummies away from kids, so they don’t mistake them for candy and accidentally consume some.

There have unfortunately been instances of adverse events reported to poison control due to children unintentionally consuming delta-8. In fact, out of the 660 unintentional delta-8-THC exposures between January 2018 and July 2021, 77% of the affected were under 18 years old.(1)

Delta-8 is an adult-use only product, and should not be used by anyone under the age of 18. Some states even require you to be 21 to purchase delta-8 products.

Delta-8-THC Is Not For Pets

As D8 is an intoxicating substance, it’s also not suitable for furry friends. Keep your delta-8 gummies and treats away from your pets.

Pets can consume CBD (pet-friendly formulations!), but not delta-8-THC or any other THC product. Keep your pets safe and store your delta-8 gummies and treats away from them.

D8 Overconsumption

To avoid taking too much D8, always follow the dosage guidelines on the packaging — especially if you’re new to delta-8-THC products.

Taking too much delta-8 can cause unwanted effects like:(2)

  • Sedation
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased or decreased heart rate
  • Uncoordinated movements
  • Slurred speech
  • Slowed breathing

Always go low and take it slow when trying delta-8 for the first time. You can even begin with a partial dose, like half of a delta-8 gummy instead of a whole one.

Avoid Operating Machinery

Do not use any machinery or drive while under the influence of delta-8-THC. D8 is psychoactive and intoxicating. Thus, it can impair cognitive and motor skills.

Stay safe and refrain from operating heavy equipment or vehicles while under a D8 high.

How To Avoid Unsafe D8

The best way to stay clear of unsafe delta-8 products is to buy from a manufacturer you trust. Since delta-8-THC has little regulation and oversight — just about anyone can get on the D8 wagon and peddle their wares.

There are no specific governmental guidelines on safe manufacturing or testing for contaminants. So it’s up to retailers to set their own standards.

While delta-8 isn’t classified as an FDA-regulated drug, we recommend you buy from producers (like Pure Craft) who adhere to Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). This is a set of FDA-enforced regulations that are intended to assure the quality and purity of drug products. Producers who’re following CGMP protocols are going the extra mile to make high-quality products and earn your trust.

You can also avoid dangerous products by purchasing delta-8 solely from manufacturers with significant experience in the industry and a good reputation. Trustworthy retailers will test their products for contaminants and will have third-party certification.

Finding Good Quality Delta-8-THC

Finding high-quality delta-8 products doesn't have to be difficult.

Here are some guidelines to follow:

  • Make sure the manufacturer does third-party testing of its products. This way you can be sure that the product label accurately reflects the contents of the product.
  • Buy from hemp-specializing retailers: Don't source your D8 from a place that sells everything but the kitchen sink.
  • Don't buy delta-8-THC products that have been made from hemp that’s been treated with chemical pesticides, fungicides, or synthetic fertilizers.

Pure Craft Delta-8 Gummies

We love these D8 gummies for their superior hemp and all-natural ingredients. And, we believe in rigorous testing and quality standards. We test each batch in-house in addition to sending it to a third-party lab for full disclosure.

We’re committed to providing the best possible product, every time!

Plus, our yummy gummies come in all the crowd-pleasing flavors you love:

  • Blue raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Orange
  • Grape
  • Watermelon
  • Green apple
  • And assorted fruit flavors — because why choose only one?

Dodge D8 Dangers With Superior Quality Delta-8 Products

Delta-8-THC products are widely available, but they come with some dangers that consumers should be aware of.

Most importantly, only purchase delta-8-THC goods from a retailer that's transparent about what's in its products. A reputable retailer will always offer lab results so you can see the contents for yourself.

Furthermore, these products should only be consumed by adults. Be sure to store these products away from kids and pets! Lastly, ease into delta-8 if you’re new to this cannabinoid. Taking too much D8 at once can lead to unwanted side effects.

Assuming you want top-notch, lab-tested products that are all-natural and safe for consumption — try Pure Craft's D8 gummies. We only use the highest-quality hemp extract to create our D8 products. And, they come in delicious flavors so you can choose your fave(s)!

BE SAFE — BUY HIGH-QUALITY DELTA-8

References

  1. (2021). 5 Things to Know about Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol – Delta-8 THC. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/5-things-know-about-delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol-delta-8-thc
  2. (2021). Increases in Availability of Cannabis Products Containing Delta-8 THC and Reported Cases of Adverse Events. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2021/han00451.asp

 



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