Delta 8 THC: New, Easily Available, and Legal
November 5, 2021
Presented by John Sanders, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
1:00pm – 2:15pm ET (1 credit hours) (SS)
Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the hemp plant. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the hemp plant but is not found in significant amounts in the cannabis plant. As a result, concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are typically manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). Delta-8 THC has psychoactive and intoxicating effects, similar to delta-9 THC (i.e., the component responsible for the “high” people may experience from using cannabis). Delta-8 THC products will get consumers “high.” Delta-8 THC has become popular and for sale in most CBD stores and is legal to sell in all 50 states.
It is important for consumers to be aware that delta-8 THC products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context. They may be marketed in ways that put the public health at risk and should especially be kept out of reach of children and pets.
- Participants will develop an understanding of Delta 8 THC and its differences with Delta 9 THC.
- Participants will learn and consider the implications of having a legal THC, which is indistinguishable from marijuana on current drug tests.
- Participants will discuss any implications legal THC may have on their service delivery to people experiencing substance use disorders.
We look forward to seeing you there!!