If you live in a U.S. state that restricts cannabis, you can probably still consume products derived from hemp, its kissing cousin. The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp legal across the United States, which paved the way for Delta-8 THC vape pens.
In the lab, technicians use these legal hemp plants to extract CBD oil for THC. This is chemically converted into Delta-8 THC through a process known as isomerization.
To simplify the science, the most common form of THC (i.e. tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive component) in marijuana plants is Delta-9. It is almost identical to the Delta-8 THC extracted from hemp plants. But while Delta-8 possesses similar energizing and relaxing qualities, it may be milder than Delta-9 THC.
How Vape Pens Work
A vape pen is basically a portable vaporizer, allowing you to discreetly smoke cannabis oil without the tell-tale cannabis flower smell.
Vape pens consist of a battery-powered heating coil coupled to a pre-filled cannabis oil cartridge. Once turned on, the pen swiftly heats the liquid, transforming it to vapour that is easy to ingest and odour free.
Since Delta-8 has a lower boiling point than other vaping liquids, Delta-8 vaping pens are made exclusively to be used with this oil.
How Can I Choose the Best Option?
Unfortunately, many Delta-8 THC products made from hemp-derived CBD are sold through unregulated sources like convenience stores, smoke shops, and gas stations. These products are not reliably tested, and have been found to contain many impurities, including heavy metals and pesticides.
That’s why you should purchase from a company such as Truemoola that provides independent lab findings with each product. This includes a detailed certificate of analysis, along with verified potency, so you know what you’re consuming and how it may affect you.
Just like with any other cannabis product, it’s important to vape responsibly and to be aware of local laws and regulations. To store your THC vape pens and other goodies securely, check out the roomy Flower Stampede Locking, Smell Proof Stash Bag.