Cannabis cultivation and use has been around since 2,500 BC. The problem with cannabis products today is that many use synthetic and unregulated delta variants and are often dangerous.
But what should you know about these THC variants? What kind of dangers do they pose? Keep reading and learn more about them and what they do.
What Are Unregulated Delta Variants?
There are three main types of delta variants: delta-8, delta-9, and delta-10. Delta-9 is a naturally occurring form of THC in the cannabis plant. This is what produces a psychoactive high when consumed.
Delta-8 and delta-10 are synthetic. While they also occur naturally in the cannabis plant, they occur in very small amounts. This makes it difficult or impossible to harvest these variants from the plant.
It is more efficient for cannabis companies to synthetically create these variants in a lab. Many stores sell these different delta variants, but are they safe?
Consider delta-8. The effects of delta-8 are not well understood, and neither are the potential dangers of this substance, but they do exist. This substance is not regulated or approved by the FDA.
Many people who take this substance often experience adverse effects. These effects may include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and fatigue. Some people have even experienced hallucinations, tremors, and syncope (passing out).
Delta-8 produces a psychoactive high in the same way other delta THC variants do, but it’s slightly different due to delta-8’s different chemical composition.
Some people who took delta-8 had to seek medical attention due to the adverse effects. Delta-10, another synthetic form of THC, is just as bad.
The problem with delta-10 is that there is very little scientific information about it. Not many studies have been conducted involving its consumption among humans. The amount of unknown information surrounding this substance makes it very dangerous.
It has also not been regulated or approved by the FDA. Many people experience adverse effects with this delta variant too. Some of the effects include hallucinations, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.
Some people experience anxiety, panic attacks, difficulty speaking, and fainting. Because this substance is unregulated, there is always a chance that other chemicals may be mixed in. These chemicals only add to the potential danger of this substance.
Delta-9 is a natural form of THC, but it has not been approved or regulated by the FDA either. This form comes directly from the cannabis plant. But being natural does not mean that it’s any less harmful.
There are still plenty of delta-9 dangers to consider. The health risks with THC involve fatigue, dizziness, changes in appetite, and mood changes. Some people end up in the hospital due to extreme fatigue, nausea, or other adverse reactions. These reactions get even worse if a person is allergic to the substance.
The major concern with cannabis is that it also has the potential for addiction.
The Dangers of Delta THC Variants
Many people don’t realize that THC can be addictive. While cannabis isn’t on the same level as opioids or meth, it is still addictive. Around 10% of people who consume cannabis will become addicted.
This is known as cannabis use disorder or marijuana use disorder. A person can become addicted when using any form of THC. Delta-9 THC is stronger than either delta-8 or delta-10.
This form may have a stronger potential for addiction. People who are addicted to cannabis may exhibit an array of symptoms, and they may try to stop using cannabis but are unable to.
They may experience cravings for the substance when they are not using it. They may also use increasingly larger amounts of the substance. This is due to habituation.
The body will become accustomed to a certain concentration of the substance. The body will then no longer become high or the high will be very weak. A larger dose of the substance is necessary for the person to experience as strong of a high as seen previously.
What You Need to Know
Large doses of cannabis can be very dangerous. Cannabis has strong sedative effects, and it also slows the heart. Taking too much may cause a person to faint or have other adverse effects.
Fortunately, there are no recorded instances of people dying from consuming too much cannabis. But being addicted to this substance can still ruin a person’s life. It may destroy their relationships with their loved ones. It may cause them to lose their job. It may make a person’s life much harder. Cannabis can also make a person engage in dangerous behaviors.
Driving a car while using cannabis can be fatal. Losing consciousness and hitting your head on something can lead to serious injury or death. The problem is that it’s hard to quit such a stubborn addiction.
Quitting suddenly can lead to dangerous withdrawal symptoms too. A professional treatment center can make the process much easier. Having professional support on your side will ensure that you have all the resources you need to overcome your addiction.
This allows you to put the substance behind you and take back your life.
All about Unregulated Delta Variants
Unregulated delta variants can be dangerous because not much is known about them. Many people who try them experience adverse effects such as dizziness, anxiety, nausea, and passing out. These variants have the potential for addiction too.