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Is Delta 8 THC Synthetic?

Updated: January 11, 2021

Have you heard the news about a legal THC you can have shipped straight to your door? Delta 8 THC is undoubtedly the future of cannabis in both the medical and recreational fields. Still, being that it is such a new product, many misconceptions are floating around, including the idea that Delta 8 THC is not a natural product but instead a synthetic compound. That statement could not be more wrong, and we are here to clear up any confusion you might have.

What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 THC is a unique chemical compound found in the cannabis plant with some properties familiar to that of Delta 9 THC, also known as the intoxicating compound found in your everyday marijuana, but with far less potency and different side effects.

Hemp growing in greenhouse

Federally legal and available to purchase or be shipped almost nationwide under the 2018 Farm Bill, Delta 8 THC delivers an uplifting feeling with a relaxing body sensation without the same heady effects that Delta 9 THC can bring. This makes Delta 8 the perfect alternative for those who don’t feel the impact of something like CBD but still want to experience the benefits of cannabis.

Become an expert on this cannabinoid today with our article, What is Delta 8 THC?

What are synthetic cannabinoids?

Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2 or Spice, are human-made, mind-altering chemicals similar to chemicals found in the natural marijuana plant. Due to its similarity with marijuana, it is commonly referred to as synthetic marijuana, or “fake weed,” and is traditionally marketed as a legal and safe alternative to that drug.

That is false. These drug alternatives are not safe and may affect the brain more powerfully than traditional marijuana. Their actual effects are unpredictable, sometimes even dangerous, and life-threatening to its users.

Is Delta 8 Spice?

We know what you are thinking, "Delta 8 is just like that spice or K2 craze sweeping the cannabis community in the 2000s! This is just a fake cannabis product people are selling to get around laws!" Delta 8 is nothing like Spice or K2 and we assure you that is the farthest thing from the truth. When you are consuming legitimate Delta 8 THC, you can sleep soundly knowing that these products are not only federally legal but wholly organic and natural.

What Is the difference between Delta 8 THC and spice?

To put it simply, Delta 8 THC is not synthetic by any definition and is a naturally occurring compound found organically in hemp plans. Delta 8 THC is harvested using hemp and cannabis plants, while the chemicals found in K2 or spice are entirely synthetic and made in a lab. The difference between the two could not be starker.

Since synthetic cannabinoids have wildly different, sometimes even deadly, side effects compared to actual cannabis, we do not recommend consuming these products, especially as you can now buy safe, lab-tested cannabis nearly nationwide. You can even have ours shipped right to your front door!

Related article: What is the difference between CBD and Delta 8 THC?

Is CBD flower spice?

CBD Flower in Jar

Another common misconception floating around the cannabis community, and a question we get almost daily, is “is CBD flower the same as spice or K2?” Not at all. Once again, synthetic cannabinoids are human-made, mind-altering chemicals. Compounds like CBD are active compounds found naturally in the cannabis and hemp plants used by the human race worldwide for thousands of years. Don’t believe us? We dare you to look it up. (We are looking at you, Queen Victoria!)

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Lucky for you, we have a large selection of ever-evolving Delta 8 THC products to choose from, with even more products in the pipeline! All of our products are grown naturally here in the great state of Texas and can be shipped nearly nationwide safe, discreet, and secure!

If you any suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to us via our customer service line or any of our social media accounts, @HometownHeroCBD! We have our experts standing by, ready to help you with whatever needs you might have!

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