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We Spoke to Experts to Give a Breakdown of Delta-8, the New Hemp-Derived Cannabis Product Taking Over

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In an Uber on a rainy Saturday morning in Brooklyn, passing brownstones and cafes in a slow crawl through one-way, car-lined streets, I saw a sign that confused me. It read “Delta 8 Sold Here!” in hand-written chalk letters. I happened to glance at the store’s sign before the traffic light we had been sitting at finally turned green and it turned out to be a CBD headshop. So, I quickly Googled Delta 8 and found that this cryptically-named item is a “legal” form of THC. Well, sort of.

To get a better understanding of Delta 8, how it differs from Delta 9 (the active component in cannabis that, well, gets you high), and what the future holds for CBD and Delta 8, I spoke with a couple of experts. Kymberly Byrnes is an activist, patient advocate, and cannabis influencer. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the CWCBE and is an NYCCIA committee member as well as a co-founder of TribeTokes, a women-run CBD and Delta 8 wellness brand. Dr. Lynn Parodneck, is an OBGYN, certified medical marijuana practitioner, and medical correspondent for TribeTokes.

There’s a lot that goes into defining strains, ingredients, and compounds in the cannabis industry. CBD quickly rose to........

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