Some manufacturers may be using unsafe household chemicals to create delta-8, which can be very harmful if consumed or inhaled. Unintended consequences: Although delta-8 is reported to be milder than THC, it has been found to cause adverse effects, such as anxiety, dizziness, confusion and hallucinations. The PCC states that delta-8-THC can cause harmful reactions if more than one “dose” is taken. Some of those reactions, Scharman says, can affect mental functioning, breathing and the heart.
It can also be dangerous if a child takes a single dose. The CDC states that the health effects of delta-8 THC have not yet been thoroughly researched and are not well understood. However, THC delta-8 is psychoactive and may have similar risks of deterioration to those of THC delta-9.Therefore, products that contain delta-8 THC but are labeled only with the delta-9 content rather than with the total THC content are likely to underestimate the psychoactive potential of these products for consumers. In addition, delta-8 THC products are sold by a wide range of companies that sell hemp and can therefore be confused with hemp or CBD products that are not intoxicating.
Therefore, consumers who use these products may experience unexpected or increasing THC poisoning.