5 Things Prevention Professionals Should Know About Delta-8 THC

5 Things Prevention Professionals Should Know About Delta-8 THC

Here is a recent online article by the FDA describing 5 things prevention specialists should know about Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). 

The key takeaway is that Delta-8 THC products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe us in any context.  

These products may be marketed in ways that put public health at risk and should especially be kept away from children and pets. 

An increase in adverse events reported after consuming products containing Delta-8 THC have included: hallucinations, vomiting, tremor, anxiety, dizziness, confusion, and loss of consciousness. 

Read the article: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/5-things-know-about-delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol-delta-8-thc 

Delta-8 THC should not be confused with the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, Delta-9 THC. 

The problem is that unlike heavily regulated Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC is legal in most states because it is derived from hemp CBD which is legal to farm in the US. 

Delta-8 THC products are showing up at gas stations, convenience stores, vape shops and online with deceptive marketing making it difficult to determine their potential health risks or distinguish it from CBD. 

Learn more about “What is Delta-8?: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/what-is-delta-8 

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