New test developed to Identify Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC Extracts.
To provide the most precise potency results, ACS Laboratory, the largest hemp and cannabis testing facility in the eastern U.S., has developed the "Potency 12" test to identify hemp-derived Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC extracts flawlessly. A DEA-licensed laboratory, ACS The laboratory is one of few in the country with access to the required standards for testing Delta-10 THC.
ACS Laboratory's Potency 12 test is a completely different approach from the industry standard because it specifically targets and separates Delta-8, Delta-9, and Delta-10 THC. Many labs cannot test Delta-10 without a DEA license and often misidentify lesser-known analytes as Delta-9 in the process.
Delta-9 is a Schedule I illicit substance that cannot exceed 0.3% in hemp products, while Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC remain unregulated and in high-demand. Delta-8 is becoming remarkably popular due to its distinct psychoactive effects and ability to bind with different receptors, leaving a person feeling relaxed but not confused. Delta-10 offers euphoria and increased focus, without the paranoia some users report from Delta-9. Hemp companies are rapidly developing Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC extracts, which they're bottling or infusing into edibles.
The issue is Delta-9 and Delta-8 THC are positional isomers, making it difficult for laboratories to separate the two during testing. Two Delta-10 THC stereoisomers are also tough because they are so elusive that laboratories often misidentify them for CBC or CBL using the industry-standard approach.
As the hemp industry evolves, laboratories will continuously re-evaluate methods to ensure they are producing valid results, and Laboratories who fail to rise to the occasion will ultimately put their clients at risk.
Delta-8 THC: Get the Same Benefits of Smoking Delta-9-TCH without the Paranoia
Consumers are saying that the best thing about Delta-8-THC is that you can still feel the benefits of cannabis minus the paranoia that often comes along with it.
But, how is this possible? When we think of THC, we typically think of Delta-9, which is the main form of THC found in cannabis. Delta-8 is a milder form of Delta-9, so people often feel less paranoid and more focused, calm, and relaxed.
What are Some of the Other Benefits of Smoking Delta-8 Flower?
Well, there are a lot of benefits of smoking Delta-8…people smoke it for so many reasons. Some people smoke the Delta-8 flower for recreation or for therapeutic purposes and others smoke it for medicinal purposes.
We have put together a list of benefits that consumers have experienced:
1.Tends to produce a smoother high: many people smoke cannabis to get high. Typically, people that smoke marijuana are smoking Delta-9 TCH, but it can result in a very intense high. If someone smokes too much or they are sensitive to the flower, they can feel paranoid, anxious, exhausted and/or mentally foggy. While many smokers are fine with Delta-9, Delta-8 has been known to produce a more mild or smooth high which is good for those who feel like Delta-9 is too intense.
2.Stimulates the appetitemore than Delta-9 THC: according to research, the medicinal properties of Delta-8 may actually be stronger than those of Delta-9. This holds true when it comes to stimulating the appetite and helping people absorb nutrients.
3.Reduces nausea and vomiting: Delta-8 is great for treating nausea and vomiting. Delta-9 has been used to treat nausea and vomiting for years, however because it can have effects on the mind, it may not always the best option for children and cancer patients. Delta-8 may be better for people seeking anti-nausea or vomiting effects minus the psychoactive effects that come with Delta-9.
4.Can help you relax: using cannabis to relax is nothing new…in fact, many people who consume marijuana regularly say they do it to relax at the end of a long day. High doses of Delta-9 can actually do the opposite and cause more anxiety and nervousness. But, because Delta-8 is more mellow, people can consume more and feel more relaxed.
5.Can be used as pain reliever: it has been proven that people feel relief from conditions that create chronic pain after ingesting THC. Delta-8 is no different…consumers who smoke the Delta-8 flower say they feel relief from chronic pain when they smoke it.
Ingesting Delta-8…Do I Have to Smoke It?
No! If you want to experience the benefits of Delta-8 THC without smoking it, there are other ways you can get it into your body. You can use a vape cartridge, consume it in the form of edibles or gummies or you can use oils and tinctures. No matter how you get it in your body, you can experience the calming and relaxing benefits right away!