Despite its growing popularity and reputation for being a “milder version” of delta-9 THC, delta-8 can still cause a potentially undesirable and even dangerous side effect, such as accidental poisoning. If you have any symptoms of poisoning, call the poison control hotline or 911 immediately. Products containing delta-8 THC, a substance that can produce intoxicating effects, are available in stores and on the Internet because of a loophole in cannabis laws that legalizes hemp-derived products in most states. The FDA has not evaluated or approved the safe use of THC delta-8 in any context, the agency said.
Delta-8 is currently legal at the federal level. Some states have banned or restricted delta-8, while others are working to regulate the industry.