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Delta-8: What Is It and Should I Use It?
November 30, 2021
Agriculture | Verda Hemp Brokers

Delta-8: What Is It and Should I Use It?

If you’re involved in the cannabis community, you may have heard stories about this coveted “THC alternative”—delta-8. Or maybe you’ve seen the name and are curious to find out more about delta-8, the latest craze that appears to be taking the hemp market by storm. This currently legal cannabinoid has been rising in popularity over the past year, being sought after for its pleasant but mellow psychoactive effects. Have you been wondering if this is the right cannabis product for you? With all of these anecdotes floating around, let’s get the facts straight before you try it for yourself.

Delta-8 is a hemp product whose effects fall somewhere between those of CBD and THC. It’s a CBD derivative, but is more similar to THC in that it has molecules that stimulate the endocannabinoid system. The result? A light psychoactive “head high” that is easier to manage than a high from traditional THC. THC isn’t for everyone, and using delta-8 can provide an opportunity for people who are sensitive to marijuana to enjoy cannabis without the aversive effects. Delta-8 often appeals to those who are looking for a nice buzz to spice up their day without feeling completely impaired, paranoid, or incapacitated from a full intensity THC high.

If you are hesitant about or don’t typically enjoy mind-altering feelings, this cannabinoid may not be the best option for you. There are still plenty of options to experience the benefits of cannabis without the intoxicating effects (like CBD!). With a recent explosion in popularity, it’s no surprise that many companies are wanting to jump on the delta-8 train, join in on the fun, and make a profit for themselves. That being said, it’s important to make sure that you’re buying delta-8 from a business that you trust. Verda Hemp’s CBD buying guide has similar tips and tricks for buying delta-8 or any new cannabis product! With careful consideration and thorough research, you can confidently decide for yourself whether delta-8 is right for your lifestyle.

After seeing the multiple benefits that a wide variety of people have enjoyed from this plant, founders Vince Williamson and Derek Shields were moved to learn more about how they could get involved. With professional experience in contracting, Vince used his resources to obtain the proper permits in the community to find local farmers, farm land, and begin the process. Derek has been growing hemp and working with CBD since 2012. While working with different strains, he found that each one, with its ratio of cannabinoids and terpenes, has it’s own unique healing properties. This is why Verda cultivates a variety of strains to benefit a wide range of symptoms. After suffering from a shoulder injury resulting in a replacement surgery, Vince made the decision to do without prescription pain medication and found that CBD was a successful replacement. He experienced a pain-free healing process during a time that was understood to be a relatively difficult recovery. Post-recovery, Vince’s continued testimony includes pain relief in several pain areas due to previous sports injuries. Both Vince and Derek are inspired to share the healing benefits, profitability, and culture of CBD/Hemp oil through Verda.

Our Mission & Vision

Ultimately, we want to help! Our mission began by educating farmers to grow a profitable and organic CBD crop. We want to empower farmers to grow this crop while bringing prosperity and income back to the agricultural communities in America and directly to the individual farmer. As we are facilitating farmers on how to make money growing the nation’s newest, most lucrative cash crop- we are focused on communication, understanding, and providing products to CBD users. Our vision is to allow farmers to produce CBD while educating the community and the country on the benefits of CBD in the production, the sale, and the usage.

Defining Hemp

Hemp is a natural compound that is compatible with the endocannabinoid system in the human brain. Hemp can provide medicinal benefits without the reverse side effects we experience through prescription drugs. Acting as a natural healer, hemp may be used to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, act as a sleep and relaxation aid, and provide relief as an anti-inflammatory.