I am not affiliated with anybody or anything. I am just an enthusiast of cannabinoids who is looking to find out if the products I’ve been consuming over the past year+ or not are safe. I’ve done a lot of research and have come to these conclusions:
I keep seeing people claim that it is not safe, but I’ve yet to see the evidence. Now, let me make myself very clear- I am not saying that every single D8 product out for sale is safe. But I am saying that in this self-regulated industry, there are still products that are safe to the best of our knowledge, because D8 itself is not dangerous. I am fully willing to change my opinion if presented with evidence that shows otherwise, but I don’t see how d8 is much different from something like d9 distillate.
I have seen that there are popular products out for sale with higher than advertised levels of d9. But this does not indicate safety, it is a legal issue.
I have also seen claims that there are unknown cannabinoids in d8. Some of these may be novel to d8 and created during isomerization, but there are also many, many undiscovered cannabinoids in regular ol’ cannabis. If any are dangerous, I would like to see evidence of that.
There are also claims about acid activated bentonite clay leaving byproducts in the end product, but I’ve not seen any evidence of anything that can’t be removed. Bentonite clay is already being used for legal D9 products, as well as in many other industries.
So is there any empirical evidence that somebody can show me which shows that D8 is inherently dangerous like some people are saying? Is there anything about D8 itself that presents a proven danger that is any different to D9 distillate?
Asking in this section of the forum because I am not well educated on the process of making or testing D8, so I just pay attention to what the lab reports say and try to learn as much as I can.