Guide to Delta-8 THC Cigarettes

Guide to Delta-8 cigarettes. Woman holds lit and smoking Delta-8 HC cigarette. Earthy Select logo.

What are Delta-8 THC cigarettes? It’s a good question and a better answer! Keep reading to learn all about Delta-8, THC, how to identify high quality Delta-8 cigarettes and more. 

What are Delta-8 cigarettes?

Delta-8 THC cigarettes are like traditional tobacco cigarettes but they contain federal Farm Bill compliant cannabis instead of tobacco and harmful chemicals. Users report a satisfying smoking experience plus they love the effects of Delta-8 THC. 

What is Delta-8 THC?

Delta-8 THC is a naturally occurring cannabinoid. A cannabinoid is simply a substance that comes from the cannabis plant, and there are hundreds of them! Cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are probably the two best known cannabinoids.

Delta-8 THC is one of the many other cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, and probably the next best known and loved! It is very similar to Delta-9 THC, including the potential to produce mood-altering effects. While Delta-8 THC can produce effects like those of Delta-9 THC, the well-known psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, Delta-8 is generally not quite as strong. Many folks prefer the lighter effect profile of Delta-8 THC to full on marijuana, plus it is available even in the non “green” states. 

Delta-8 is a very popular THC product used for therapeutic and personal enjoyment. Let’s look at how it is similar to Delta-9 THC in the next section.

What’s the Difference Between Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, Delta-10 THC?

Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, and Delta-10 THC all occur naturally in the cannabis plant, and all three are isomers of the same molecule, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. THC is the main substance to cause psychoactive effects in cannabis. Delta-8 and Delta-10 molecules have a very similar chemical structure and can produce similar effects as Delta-9, though typically at a lower intensity. 

Learn more about hemp-derived Delta-9 THC here: Guide to Hemp Derived Delta-9

Do Delta-8 THC cigarettes get you high?

Products like Delta-8 cigarettes that contain THC have the potential to be mood-altering and to create a variety of pleasurable feelings.

Enter the endocannabinoid system

Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a cannabinoid, which means it is one of the many substances that comes from the cannabis plant, or hemp plant. Cannabinoids from plants are specifically called phytocannabinoids, and there are hundreds of them. When cannabinoids are consumed, they have an effect on the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) [1].

Guide to Delta-8 cigarettes. Woman takes an Earthy Select Delta-8 Indica Filter tobacco-free cigarette

Smoking full spectrum Delta-8 THC cigarettes introduces cannabinoids to the body through the lungs to the ECS. The cannabinoids act as neuromodulators that work with the ECS’s cannabinoid R1 and R2 receptors positioned throughout the human body. ​​

Scientists are still actively studying the ECS, but researchers have already linked it to regulating physiological and cognitive processes, pain-sensation, immune system activities, appetite, mood, memory, and in mediating the effects of cannabis [2]. 

What to look for when buying Delta 8 THC cigarettes?

First of all, check that the Delta-8 cigarettes have zero tobacco. Also, they should be made of all natural ingredients—that includes the papers and filters as well as the Delta-8 flower material inside. A biodegradable filter is a simple improvement that can mean a lot for the earth’s health.

Many brands use less than perfect hemp flower material in their Delta-8 hemp cigarettes. This will look like unappealing bits and pieces if you break one up.

Look for good quality Delta-8 flower so you get the best taste and potency. Green, fluffy pieces are indicators of premium quality hemp flowers, not filler.

Third party lab tested Delta-8 cigarettes only please

Delta-8 THC cigarettes should be lab tested, specifically by a third party facility, and the lab reports should be available from the seller. Lab reports or certificates of analysis (COA) are the perfect way to share this information and ensure quality across the board.

The lab tests document the potency of the Delta-8 cigarettes and levels of specific compounds like CBD and Delta-8 THC. They should also reveal if there are any residual solvents or other contaminants present in the product that may cause unpleasant taste, etc.

Is Delta-8 legal?

For many years in the U.S., cannabis was illegal according to federal law whether or not it contained Delta-9 THC, the main psychoactive chemical that occurs naturally in the plant. In the 2010s, the United States Congress enacted two groundbreaking pieces of legislation, called “Agricultural Acts” and commonly known as the Farm Bills. 

These Bills recognized that hemp with very low Delta-9 THC concentration is distinct from higher-THC cannabis. In addition to the hemp plant, hemp extracts and hemp products— including THC isomers—are also fully allowed by the Farm Bills, in other words, they are no longer federally illegal.

Thank a hemp farmer

The 2014 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) list of Schedule 1 substances, and this was the seed of hemp’s recent legally produced resurgence. The Bill made hemp federally legal and allowed long-forbidden research into hemp-derived cannabinoids to begin in earnest.

The 2018 Farm Bill expanded on this, allowing people to produce, sell, and consume hemp-derived products, making it clear to legal experts that all other plant materials and substances derived from legally-defined hemp are also federally-compliant [3].

Start with a definition

Federal legislation defines cannabis plants with less than 0.3% of Delta-9 THC per dry weight as hemp plants, or hemp, and allows it in all 50 states. A cannabis plant with more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC per dry weight is defined as marijuana, and federal law still treats marijuana products as federally illegal and on the DEA’s Schedule 1 list.

This is despite the fact that many states and territories do allow medical use and/or adult recreational use of cannabis containing much more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC. 

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Hemp is not a controlled substance

The Farm Bill, from the federal government, defines hemp as: 

Hemp.–The term `hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

Most states passed similar laws in the year or years following the Farm Bill’s enactment. Most of these adopted the same definition of hemp, and legalized hemp products. So they are no longer DEA controlled substances at the federal level. State laws do vary by location so it’s best practice to be aware of yours before ordering from an online store.

For information about all 50 states, read Is Delta-8 THC Legal in Your State?.

Final thoughts on Delta-8 cigarettes

Delta-8 cigarettes may be the perfect alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes since they have absolutely no tobacco, and do have awesome Delta-8 cannabis! 

Order from Earthy Select and you’ll get the finest Delta-8 cigarettes on the market at lower prices and fast shipping. We sell pure and potent hemp-derived products, all federally compliant and ready to ship nationwide.


Medical Disclaimer / Legal Disclaimer – Information is provided for educational purposes. It does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice or medical advice. We attempt to be accurate and up to date but the legality and science of cannabis is evolving. The author is neither a legal professional nor a medical expert. You should check with your local authorities and medical providers before buying or using any products.

References

  1. https://earthynow.com/cannabis-and-the-endocannabinoid-system/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocannabinoid_system
  3. https://thehia.org/hia-position-statement-on-delta-8-and-hemp-cannabinoids/

Frequently Asked Questions

No, as long as the Delta-8 cigarettes are tobacco free, they have no nicotine.

Yes, Delta-8 cigarettes are federally compliant with the Farm Bill, which permits products which are made from hemp and contain less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC to be sold, transported and used. State laws vary = check your local regulations.

Users report common benefits of Delta-8 THC cigarettes, and there may be additional potential benefits revealed by more research. Full spectrum hemp flower contains many cannabinoids which users find pleasing, relaxing, invigorating, mood-enhancing, etc. Delta-8 cigarettes are a fantastic alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes.

No, Earthy Select Delta-8 Filters cigarettes are made with a premium blend of kief and Delta-8, solely from US Farm Bill compliant flower. We use only high-grade, premium cannabis flower plus trace amounts of other active cannabinoids.

Hemp-derived means made from hemp, sometimes also referred to as industrial hemp. The 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills established new federal legal definitions and rules for hemp, including that hemp and “and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis” may be used for production, sales, transport, and use.

A certificate of analysis (COA) is a document attesting to a product’s laboratory analysis for cannabinoids and potency; and in some cases adulterants, heavy metals and pesticides. It is a useful tool for producers and customers to ensure quality and trust.

Yes. It will depend on dosage size and regularity of use, but there is a risk of failing a drug test. Drug tests for marijuana generally identify THC or its metabolites, and Delta-8 THC can make a person fail a drug test. If you anticipate taking a drug test, we suggest checking with your employer or test administrator for clarity prior to taking Delta-8 or any full spectrum products.

Delta-8 Filters is the brand name of Earthy Select’s premium Delta-8 THC cigarettes. They are a convenient way to consume Delta-8 from organic hemp. They produce a smooth smoke and a slow burn for a great smoking experience.