Delta-8 Survey Results About Cannabis or Hemp Marketplace

Industry News - Delta-8 Survey Results About Cannabis or Hemp Marketplace

Due to its psychoactive effects, many people wonder whether delta-8 products should be produced and sold on the hemp and cannabis markets.

On that note, Cannabis Business Times and Hemp Grower conducted a survey on 295 people to find out what typical Americans think about the mentioned dilemma.

The results show that over half of the respondents (namely, 51%) believe that delta-8 THC should be produced and sold in the hemp marketplace. Conversely, another 59% answered “yes” when it comes to the cannabis marketplace.

At the same time, 35% and 23% of respondents believe it shouldn’t be produced and sold at all in either the hemp or cannabis marketplace.

What’s more, with the rise in popularity of delta-8 products, researchers also wanted to know how people would react to delta-8 products. Here’s how the respondents answered:

  • 59% of people agreed that “no additional regulations are needed” 
  • 35% believe “it should be regulated like cannabis”
  • 32% said they would like to see “quality and purity regulations” 
  • 26% would “set testing standards”
  • 23% believe there should be “an age limit for consumers (18 or 21)” 
  • 18% think there should be “labeling requirements”
  • 13% would “take it off the market”
  • 11% would “legalize cannabis nationwide”
  • 8% would “conduct more research on delta-8”
  • 6% would “set dosage limits”

As you can see, there are many different views on the subject. But why all the commotion? 

Well, mainly due to the similarities between delta-8 and delta-9. Albeit less potent than delta-9, delta-8 can still cause similar effects as its more potent cousin such as:

  • Changes in perception
  • Euphoria
  • Introspective states
  • Increased heart rate
  • Reddening of the eyes
  • Mouth dryness
  • Feelings of relaxation
  • Sleepiness 

So, what do you think? Are delta-8 products more suitable for the hemp market or the cannabis market?