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Delta 8: What Is It and What to Know


Marijuana continues to increase in popularity as states pass legislation to legalize both medical and recreational use. Cannabis is legal in the State of Louisiana and thousands of deserving patients are currently reaping the benefits.


Although medical marijuana is legal in Louisiana, there are people who do not qualify for their medical card but still want to use marijuana. Many people opt for what they think is similar to marijuana- delta 8 products. However, this is far from the truth.


Delta 8 products are circulating everywhere because of how easy they are to purchase. You can find them at gas stations and smoke shops, and basically anyone can purchase them.


Delta 8 isn't the same as marijuana whatsoever, and it definitely has its downfalls. In this blog, we will talk about the dangers of delta 8 THC.


Why Is Delta 8 Considered Dangerous?

Delta 8 products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use by any means. There are growing concerns with these products including concerns with their content, chemicals, and labeling. Delta 8 products are often labeled as hemp products, and people assume they are not psychoactive.


Obviously, this is problematic. If you think you are buying something with just hemp and assume you will not get high from it, what happens when you do? What if it kicks in when you are driving?


Delta 8 products are also being marketed as medical products even though the FDA has not approved them. Selling delta 8 products and marketing them as medical specimens is illegal on a federal level because it puts consumers at risk.


The FDA has received 104 reports of adverse events from people consuming delta-8 THC within about a year. Here is some data of those reports according to the FDA:

  • 77% involved adults, 8% involved pediatric patients less than 18 years of age, and 15% did not report age.

  • 55% required intervention (e.g., evaluation by emergency medical services) or hospital admission.

  • 66% described adverse events after ingestion of delta-8 THC-containing food products (e.g., brownies, gummies).

  • Adverse events included, but were not limited to: hallucinations, vomiting, tremor, anxiety, dizziness, confusion, and loss of consciousness.

The Bottom Line

Delta 8 products are not safe, and they have not been evaluated yet by the FDA. Clearly, there are issues with this. People assume that because they come from the cannabis plant that they are safe, which is not the case at all.


Delta 8 products contain harmful chemical agents, as the FDA has received hundreds of adverse event reports from people who have used these products. It is best to steer clear of them and get your medical marijuana card in Louisiana if you are able to.


Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today!

Unlike delta 8 products, medical marijuana is safe and legal in Louisiana! It is now easier than ever to get your card, so if you think cannabis may benefit you, what are you waiting for?


If you aren’t sure if you qualify for a card, we can help! Just give us a call and we can answer any questions you may have.


Marijuana is an excellent alternative medicine that offers natural, safe, and legal relief for an array of symptoms. If you think cannabis could help some of your symptoms, what are you waiting for?


Schedule an evaluation online today with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors to see if you qualify for your medical card. Not only will you discuss your condition and options, but you can do so through a virtual appointment in the safety of your own home!


 

Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.


At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!


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