The FDA strongly recommends that the consumption of CBD, THC, or marijuana in any form be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The data is insufficient to say yes or no. The chemicals in marijuana in any form (including edibles, oils, or other concentrates) can be transmitted from mother to baby through breast milk. These chemicals have the potential to affect a variety of neurodevelopmental processes in infants.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active component of marijuana, is stored in body fat and is released slowly over time, meaning that a baby could be exposed to an unknown amount and for an extended period of time. In addition, some products, including those derived from cannabidiol (CBD), may contain other contaminants (for example, some states try to completely ban delta-8 THC because of the potential health risks involved, in reality, they do not come from the cannabinoid itself, but from the way in which the cannabinoid is produced). Despite these safety issues, delta-8 THC products can be a safe and effective way to experience the benefits of cannabis without the intensity of delta-9 THC. State health departments are seeking to ban the production and sale of delta-8 and other THC isomers in an attempt to protect the public against serious health risks.
Harvesting delta-8 THC from the cannabis sativa plant is a process that begins with the extraction of cannabinoids from plant material. Delta-8, derived from federally legal hemp plants, has become the alternative for many people to achieve the mind-altering effects of a marijuana high. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not evaluated the safety of delta-8 THC products that are widely available in hemp stores, gas stations, or sold online, meaning that there are many unregulated products on the market. However, delta-8 seems to be a safe alternative for those seeking the potential benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effect.
There is also the problem that some companies that sell delta-8 THC and CBD oil market products irresponsibly and make health claims that could jeopardize public health. This process consists of reducing the cannabinoids to their individual components, which makes it possible to isolate the THC delta-8 from the rest of the cannabinoids in the extract. The main cause for concern is the production of delta-8 THC, or any other cannabinoid. The delta-8 THC product is safe to consume as long as manufacturers use high-quality CBD and ensure that the caustic acids involved in the chemical reaction are completely eliminated from the final product.