Delta-8 weed is a rare but powerful strain of cannabis that has been known to have psychedelic properties, having THC levels as high as 28%. This strain isn’t very well known because it was initially been grown by the United States Government at the University of Mississippi and released to legal, medical marijuana dispensaries in 2009. In 2012, there were only 90 registered members with the dispensaries who were allowed to purchase delta 8 flower from the government. Legal medical marijuana dispensaries are restricted from advertising or publicly displaying delta-8 so as to not attract minors.
There is no information available on how delta 9 became extinct after being removed from free market sale for over five years, though rumors abound that many people refused to buy into it because they preferred other strains. More recent evidence suggests that delta 8 was wiped out by an undisclosed government regulation in 2012, though what the regulation entailed remains unknown at this point.
Delta-8 has since been replaced with a synthetic version of THC sold under the name “dronabinol.” This is currently being prescribed to cancer patients who are experiencing nausea from chemotherapy treatments.
Another reason for the lack of information about delta-8 may be because it is still considered a Schedule 1 narcotic drug by federal standards, and legal medical dispensaries aren’t allowed to discuss it with anyone not authorized to purchase it for security reasons.
Unfortunately, all attempts at locating any living source of delta 8 flower have failed, making it one of the rarest modern strains of weed that anyone today hasn’t heard of.
Delta-8 is only sold on a cash basis and can be obtained through direct government sale to people with valid medical marijuana cards. This strain also comes in smaller amounts than most strains, making it more difficult to obtain. You may even have to pay for this out of your own pocket if you don’t have a legitimate medical cannabis card as well as your doctors recommendation letter. New taxes will apply without the government’s involvement so please take those into consideration before buying delta 8 products through legal dispensaries.
Legal cannabis dispensaries will usually stop selling delta-8 after finding that the person doesn’t actually qualify for signing up for their program and receive federal benefits (if they’re involved at all).