The ever so popular Delta-8-THC gained ground and made waves in 2021. In demand and known for its naturally occurring cannabinoid, the use of which produces some psychotropic effects that are less potent than Delta-9. Although somewhat similar, there is a small distinction but a significant one, enough to produce slightly different and less potent side effects as compared to Delta-9.
Despite the legal status being unclear, with some states having regulated sales, while some others having banned it altogether, the delta-8 cannabinoid has created a profitable market for producers and processors. Some growers saw this as an opportunity to reduce their oversupply through selling unsold stored biomass to the market.
Given the demand, and the bright future for hemp, delta-8 and cannabis, a lot is being invested into its science, commerce and research, to help establish effective regulations from the initial stages of growing to its extraction to the final product to its certification process.
Although the crop has been cultivated for hundreds of years, this regulated process for delta-8 is still fresh. A certain lack of knowledge and the race to develop best practices to help regulate the industry, is in the works, so that the business practices will be secure and clearly defined. Ultimately, a boon for hemp farmers and processors.