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Why Delta 8 Seltzer is Better… | Sip Loki: The Delta 8 THC Infused Seltzer

Date Published
April 15, 2022
Topic
News

Delta-8-THC has gained good traction in the cannabis industry and barring any production and legal issues, it is on track to become the front-liner for the seltzer beverage enterprise. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and with the growing dependence on this synthetic marvel, the sky is just the starting point for how far it can go . 


The Current Situation Of Things

In terms of popularity, it is quite easy to point out that the Delta-8 THC is basically in every location ranging from obscure gas stations to trendy boutique shops. A major reason for its increased popularity is the fact that it functions just like the Delta-9 but with less side effects and adverse reactions. 

This accounts for why it has been able to maintain its legal status for so long. The privilege that was granted through the 2018 US Farm Bill essentially created a loophole for the sale and purchase of Delta-8 THC products. 

It is interesting to note that this right of sale is not revoked just because the Delta-8 THC is derived from hemp plants. On the contrary, there was a consistent demand for the variant in 2020 in states where even the sale of hemp for recreational purposes was prohibited. 

For a clearer understanding of the popularity of Delta-8 THC, we need to look no further than the hemp growing and processing outfit, SnapDragon Hemp. According to the CEO, Josh Manning, Delta-8 made up about 20% of his sales in 2020 which brought in about $60,000 a month. This number went up in 2021 with the Delta-8 THC making up 80% of his sales with a profit of more than $200,000 a month. 


Why Consumers Keep Coming Back

The legal loophole granted by the Farm Bill isn’t the only reason why its use is being championed. With the restrictions placed on Delta-9 THC, there has been a need to find a safer alternative with easier access.To put the matter to bed, a study was conducted by a group of researchers to determine the impact of delta-8 THC on consumers. The goal of this exercise was to confirm how it would hold up against its rival variant, the delta-9 THC.

As expected, the initiative which was carried out by researchers from New York’s University at Buffalo,  the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the Buffalo-based cannabinoid product manufacturer Bison Botanics revealed that users who utilized delta-8 THC had a higher tendency to experience less side effects. 

More details from the research provided by the team showed that consumers that used delta-8 THC experienced more relaxation, euphoria and pain relief.


Unwarranted Scrutiny

Considering how effective the Delta-8 THC has been for its consumers, there is still some unwarranted scrutiny. In this case, most of it can be linked to the fear factor of the delta-9 THC and its side effects.Notwithstanding the doubts in the minds of consumers in relation to the delta-9 THC, it is unfair to push the same concerns on the delta-8 THC. It is worth noting that there are no reports of health concerns or issues resulting from the use of delta-8 THC.

We can see this from the study conducted by the university researchers with the report showing that 78% of consumers stating that they have not reported their use of delta-8 THC to their medical physician.This has shown that the general attitude and apathy towards the delta-8 THC are unfounded and any crackdowns on its distribution and use are unnecessary. This sentiment is shared by  Daniel J. Kruger who is a research investigator at the University of Michigan. In his words,  many of the crackdowns are as a result of federal health regulators arguing that delta-8 products cause hospitalizations.

This could not be farther from the truth as 51% of the examined customers reported that they have used delta-8 THC to treat medical and health conditions like stress, panic attacks, depression, bipolar disorder and chronic pain.It is also difficult to look past the existing irony for the banning of delta-8 THC. In 14 states where its use has been prohibited, six have legalized adult-use cannabis, 10 have legal medical use markets and the remaining three have decriminalized recreational use. This is very conflicting when you consider the effects that delta-8 THC already has.

The existence of credible research to counter the paranoia and fear surrounding the use of delta-8 THC to make various consumables. This has made it easier for the emergence of new frontiers in delta-8 THC use like beverages which have amazing benefits and have received positive reviews from various quarters.Not only is it possible to successfully combine the conflicting ingredients, the beverages appeal to consumers who are taking baby steps in the delta-8 THC space with hopes of becoming long time users.


Conclusion

The Delta-8 THC has gained traction in the cannabis industry in light of lax regulations. This has made it possible for various consumers to gain access to the and experience its numerous benefits.  It is interesting to note that the raging popularity that the product has received is justifiable as brands and  distributors have gone to great lengths to ensure that their products are lthe cream of the crop.


In Spite of the obvious commitment to excellence, there have been numerous restrictions and statements made by health care outfits to warn the public of the side effects of delta-8 THC. While we recognize the need to sensitize the public of the need to be vigilant, the delta-8 THC has benefits that are easily accessible to consumers.

There are now valid statements and research backing this and seeing the direction the industry is taking, the delta-8 THC is bound to continue thriving. For more evidence on this development, you can look through the products we offer.