‘Legal’ Weed? In Indiana? Delta 8 THC Is Everywhere, And Officials Would Prefer To Not Talk About It

Full Story: https://indianapublicmedia.org/news/legal-weed-in-indiana-delta-8-thc-is-everywhere,-and-officials-would-prefer-not-to-talk-about-it.php Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the chemical component of cannabis that gets you “high.”

Normally, when people talk about THC, they’re referring to Delta 9 THC, the plant’s main psychoactive cannabinoid. It’s not the only one, though.

Delta 8 THC is similar to Delta 9 THC but differs slightly chemically, making it less potent. Users report similar effects to consuming regular marijuana, just a “lighter high” with less paranoia or anxiety than may come with Delta 9 THC.

In Bloomington, home of the state’s flagship university, Delta 8 is everywhere. Smoke shops, gas stations and CBD dispensaries advertise Delta 8 edibles, tinctures, vape cartridges and more as legal alternatives to the “real stuff.”