Is Delta 8 THC Synthetic?

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 with growing interest from researchers and the general public alike. Still, being that it is such a new product, many misconceptions and half-truths are floating around. One of these misconceptions is that Delta 8 THC is not a natural product but instead a synthetic compound.

While all of Hometown Hero's Delta 8 THC products are naturally derived from hemp, some Delta 8 THC is made synthetically. We'll go over all the details below and get all the facts straight.

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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, the intoxicating compound found in marijuana. The most significant difference between Delta 9 and Delta 8 is how they interact with the body causing Delta 8 THC to be far less potent and creating different effects.

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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 cannabinoids like CBD but still want to experience the benefits of cannabis extracts.

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 unsuspecting users.

Many of the chemicals used to make Spice are entirely synthetically in a lab. The bathtub chemists alter the chemical structure just enough to get around laws banning the sale and cultivation of marijuana. The chemicals used in these products do not occur naturally and have no history with human consumption.

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! Delta 8 THC is a naturally occurring chemical found in all hemp plants. When you are consuming legitimate Delta 8 THC, you can sleep soundly knowing that these products are not only federally legal but completely natural.

What Is the difference between Delta 8 THC and spice?

To put it simply, Delta 8 THC is not synthetic 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?

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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 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!)

What is Synthetic Delta 8 THC?

It can be argued that all Delta 8 THC is natural but it would depend on who you ask and how you define "synthetic." While Delta 8 THC is found naturally in hemp, most Delta 8 THC used in Delta 8 products is not extracted in this form.

The large majority of Delta 8 THC products on the market are made with CBD that has been converted into Delta 8 THC. This processes is much cheaper than extracting raw Delta 8 THC from hemp as it is not seen in the concentrations that CBD is.  Most hemp grown in the United States has been cultivated over the years to express high amounts of Delta 8 THC. This has not been the case for Delta 8 THC.

In order to extract Delta 8 THC from hemp naturally, it requires many thousands of pounds of raw hemp to get usable amounts. Delta 8 THC does not occur in the high concentrations that CBD does and thus, requires much more raw hemp.

Even though the process is more expensive, all of the Delta 8 THC that is used in Hometown Hero products is naturally extracted from hemp. We never use Delta 8 THC that has been converted from CBD.

Buy Delta 8 Online

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 email (store@hometownhero.com), phone line (512-551-0345), 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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