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Delta 8: What Is It and Is It Safe?


Medical marijuana is legal in Missouri, and thousands of patients are reaping the benefits! If you think you would benefit from medical marijuana, there is a good chance you would qualify for your medical card!


Although Missouri has legalized medical marijuana, many residents may not qualify for the program. Recreational marijuana was just legalized in Missouri as well, but dispensaries are not yet accessible for those who qualify.


People may start to get antsy and seek out other products in the mean time. Delta 8 products are circulating everywhere, as they are very easy to buy. You can find them anywhere from gas stations to smoke shops, and virtually anyone is able to purchase them.


In this blog, we will talk about the many dangers of delta 8 THC and why getting your medical card or waiting for recreational marijuana is better.


The Dangers of Delta 8

Delta 8 products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use. The FDA has voiced many concerns with these products regarding content, chemicals, and how they are labeled and sold.


Many times, delta 8 products are labeled as hemp products. Obviously, this is problematic. When most people think of hemp products, they think non-THC or non-psychoactive. However, the opposite is true for delta 8 products. People using delta 8 products and then experiencing a high is a huge issue.


Someone accidentally getting high while they are driving, for example, would be extremely problematic.


Delta 8 products are also being advertised as medical products although the FDA has not approved them in any way. Advertising delta 8 products in this fashion is illegal on a federal level, because it puts millions of people and consumers at risk.


The FDA has already received 104 reports of adverse affects from people who have consumed delta-8 THC. Here is some data from those reports:

  • 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

Obviously, delta 8 products are not safe, and they have not been evaluated by the FDA. Many people assume that they are safe because they come from the marijuana plant, but this is absolutely not true.


Delta 8 products contain many harmful chemical agents, so it is in your best interest to steer clear of these products and get your medical marijuana card instead. If you don't have a qualifying condition, you can wait for recreational dispensaries to open their doors.


Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today!

Although marijuana is now legal recreationally in Missouri, you should still get your medical card.


There are so many benefits to having your medical marijuana card in a recreational state, including being responsible for less in taxes, saving at dispensaries, and higher possession laws.


If you don’t already have your medical marijuana card, we can help! Our doctors are standing by to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. During your evaluation, they will be happy to answer all your questions about how cannabis may be able to help with your anxiety or any other medical conditions.


Schedule an appointment with a marijuana professional online or by giving us a call at

(877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.


 

Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.


At Missouri Marijuana Card, our mission is to help 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 (877) 303-3117, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting the relief you can trust today!


Check out Missouri Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information.


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