If you’re looking for Delta 8 in Corpus Christi, we’ve got you covered. KratomCC is a locally owned and operated shop providing top-quality Delta 8 tinctures and gummies. (We’re also sourcing the best quality Kratom in the area!)

But, What Is Delta 8?

Delta 8, or delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid from the cannabis plant. It has been gaining popularity recently because of its similarities to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — the main psychoactive component in cannabis, or, what gets you ‘high.’ Chemically, the two compounds are very similar, the only difference being the placement of the double bond in the carbon chain. Delta 8 has the double bond on the 8th carbon bond, while delta 9 has the double bond on the 9th carbon bond.

Delta 8 in Corpus Christi
Delta 8 Chemical Structure

Even if you don’t know what any of that really means, it still matters. That’s because these carbon bond placements affect how these compounds interact with our brains. You see, our bodies (and every other animals’) have what is called an endocannabinoid system. These are specific receptors throughout our brains and bodies that interact with cannabinoids. While delta 9 THC tends to interact mainly with the endocannabinoid receptors in our brains — the reason that THC is mainly psychoactive, getting you ‘high’ — Delta 8 mainly interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors spread throughout our bodies.

Keep reading to learn more about the effects of Delta 8 in Corpus Christi

Delta 8 Effects

Because Delta 8 interacts mainly with the CB2 endocannabinoid receptors in our bodies, it tends to be milder on the psychoactive effects in comparison to THC. In fact, research has found that delta 8 is only about half as psychoactive as traditional THC. Users report that delta 8 has effects similar to Indica strains of cannabis, offering a smooth, mellow, and relaxed state. Plus, delta 8 generally leaves people feeling good without the anxiety and paranoia that some people experience with delta 9 THC.

In low doses, expect to feel happy, social, and calmer than usual. Higher doses of Delta 8 may make you sleepy — perfect for anyone with trouble getting some shut-eye. For those who have experienced ‘the munchies,’ higher doses of Delta 8 can increase appetite in the same way.

Delta 8 Legality

Delta 8 in Corpus Christi is legal and currently remains federally legal. However, it is banned in these states:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington

Delta 8 Extraction

Even though Delta 8 is a naturally occurring cannabinoid (i.e., Delta 8 is a compound found in whole, natural cannabis plants), it is present in such low quantities that it is not feasible to extract any quantities of it for production. Instead, our Delta 8 in Corpus Christi is created in a lab through a process called “isomerization” — defined by Britannica as ” the chemical process by which a compound is transformed into any of its isomeric forms, i.e., forms with the same chemical composition but with different structure or configuration and, hence, generally with different physical and chemical properties.”

Basically, pure CBD isolate is used as the starting compound. Through a series of chemical processes similar to the ones used to make things like margarine, the chemical structures are redefined, and, voila! — Delta 8. This is possible because of the similarity of the chemical structures of these compounds that we discussed above. From there, the Delta 8 extract can be added to gummies, tinctures, and even sprayed on hemp flower to produce a smokeable product.

Try Delta 8 in Corpus Christi with KratomCC Today

Our Delta 8 in Corpus Christi is a great option for those living in a cannabis-illegal state, who would still like to partake in a little something without breaking the law. Or, for those for whom traditional THC is just too psychoactive. Or, really, anyone just looking to unwind and relax after a long day. Here at KratomCC, we’re sourcing the best quality Delta 8 extracts for your enjoyment. Give us a call or stop on by and talk to us about how KratomCC can get you high-quality Delta 8 in Corpus Christi today.

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