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What’s all this about Delta 8?

The science stuff…

D8 is short for Delta-8, Delta-8 THC, Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol. It can cause effects similar to Delta-9 THC—but is generally less potent.

Delta-8 and Delta-9 are both forms of THC. The similarities between the two cannabinoids lie in their chemical structure, where a particular double bond is located on the chain of carbon atoms. Delta 8 has a double bond on the eighth carbon atom in its molecular structure; Delta 9 has a double bond on the ninth carbon atom. It can be extracted from either hemp or cannabis. The cannabis plant contains over 400 active ingredients, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, each with a unique therapeutic potential. Generally, the cannabis market is defined by the marijuana plant’s two primary cannabinoids: cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

THC interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), producing various effects such as pain relief, inflammatory relief, stress relief, and sedation. Research has also shown that interactions between the entire spectrum of the plant’s compounds, including all of its cannabinoids and terpenes, work better together in a process known as the entourage effect. Delta-8 THC os one of over 100 cannabinoids produced in the Cannabis sativa L. plant but is not found in significant amounts. Concentrated amounts of Delta-8 THC are typically manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) and have psychoactive and intoxicating effects.

We take pride in curating the finest quality CBD and Delta 8/9 products on the market. Our partner’s scientists, chemists, and formulators put their expert skills and know-how to use every time they step into the lab. You can shop with confidence knowing our products are made with the highest quality Delta 8 distillate in the industry. Each product has been third-party tested for 99.9% purity and is free of pesticides, metals, and residual solvents. All test reports are available on the website.

Delta 8 THC is a potent relaxant that can relieve stress, it can also improve your focus and sleep patterns, ease pain, reduce anxiety, boost appetite, and relieve nausea and vomiting. Personally I use D8 in the evening to relax and give me a good nights sleep. I use it with CBD and CBN and I love the effects. Taking a THC product with cannabinoids reduces the THC hangovers, which can occur; THC is dehydrating…just ensure you are well hydrated. I recommend that you start with a small dose, wait for an hour and see how you react. Everybody metabolises differently so what’s good for someone else is not going to determine your dosage. I take a 25mg dose but some of my customers have reported a quarter of that dose helps them and some a half.

We do not have sufficient data to say anything definitively, but Delta 8 THC metabolites may trigger many drug tests looking for Delta 9 THC metabolites. As a precaution, you should not take this product if you need to pass a drug test.

The legal stuff …

there are no long-term, definitive studies on the effects of Delta 8 THC. Everything that follows is based on first-hand user experiences with Delta 8 THC and is provided as information only. We are not allowed to give you any medical advice. The FDA has strict control over what we can say…and so, our Delta 8 products are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any diseases, conditions, or any other ailment. We do not suggest in any way, shape, or form, that your experience will be the same.

Because of the 2018 hemp farm bill, hemp can be legally grown and used for extractions all over the United States, making delta-8 legal in states where delta-9 THC is illegal. However, we do not guarantee that this product is legal in your state or territory and it is up to you to determine that.

Our Delta 8 THC is legal according to federal law and many state laws. Our Delta 8 THC extract is 100% derived from legal hemp and does not contain more than 0.3% ∆9THC or any CBD. Shanti Life retains the right to not ship to any states or territories where local laws conflict with the 2018 Farm Bill. Shanti Life is not responsible for knowing whether this product is legal in your state or territory and you assume full responsibility for all parts pertaining to your purchase.

Be smart about your Delta 8 usage…


Do not use if pregnant, nursing, or if you have any diagnosed or undiagnosed health conditions. Must be 21 years or older to purchase or use. Delta 8 THC may affect blood pressure, heart rate, and/or intraocular pressure in some people. If you have any known or unknown heart, blood pressure, eye pressure, or similar/related issues, do not use this product unless recommended by a doctor.

How to Purchase

Looking for Delta 8 cannabis products? You can find them in the Shanti Life Shop here. We also have a fuller line of products in store. You can find directions here.