We’ve got so many developments happening in the cannabis industry, that it’s hard to stay on top of them all constantly. Whether we’re talking about the laws, new products, services, or companies launching, it’s a lot. So one of our main goals here at Pot In Illinois is to tell you about the news that will affect you directly. The things that really matter to you. And if there’s one thing we’ve heard consistently from you, over the past few years, is that you always want to learn about your weed options. You want to know what they are and where you can find them. Especially here in Illinois. So if you’re looking for something new, here’s how to get Delta-8 THC in Illinois.
Delta-8 THC? What’s that?
Ok, you ready? Here goes: Delta-8 THC is extracted from hemp. It’s actually pretty similar to Delta-9, which is the THC compound we’re all familiar with, the one that gets you high, which is extracted from marijuana. Delta-9 THC is the one that’s outlawed, federally. Delta-8 THC is technically different, since you get from hemp, and hemp is now legal in many states. This is a legal loophole that cannabis businesses and consumers take advantage of, as we speak.
So wait, does Delta-8 THC actually get you high?
The short answer is yes. Some people report feeling a “light high”, while others say they simply feel major pain and stress relief. In fact, some users feel that they get the best of both worlds from Delta-8, in that it provides relief without the paranoia high that can come with using traditional THC. Delta-8 users feel more clear-headed and more body relaxing effects. Others say it’s the middle ground between CBD and traditional THC.
So is it actually legal?
Yes, in states in which hemp is legal, Delta-8 is as well. And Illinois is one of those states. So businesses can sell Delta-8 here, and consumers can buy and use it legally.
Well, that’s interesting. So where do you get Delta-8 THC in Illinois?
As it’s becoming more and more popular, the number of places in which you can get it is increasing. This is what we’ve got so far:
This establishment is actually a coffeehouse and bakery specializing in Delta-8 infused goods. Located in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood, they offer lemonades, lattes, wraps, scones, and more. If you’re looking for a custom cake for a party or event, they offer that too, in flavors such chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, and lemon. You can opt for for Delta-8 infusions of 250-1,000 mg, priced accordingly. Ages 21 and over, only.
This company out of Zion, Illinois, makes several Delta-8 infused products. You can check out their Urb line, from which you can choose vapes, dabs, gummies, flower, and more. You can find these on for purchase on their site. They ship to all states in which hemp is legal, and offer wholesale as well.
Located in Rockford, Sustainable Innovations offers another line of products for mail order. Choose from gummies, vapes, softgels, and more. Doses range from 250-1,000 mg, depending on what you’re buying. Everything is priced accordingly, and available for purchase in legal states.
It’s really no surprise to see these kinds of products emerging onto the market when you consider how diverse cannabis really is. Now that we know there are over 100 cannabinoids in the plant, and that we learn more about the plant all the time, we have that many more possibilities. Now that legalization is opening up everywhere, so will opportunities for research and more.