There is no scientific data to support claims that Delta-8 is unsafe, assuming the products are manufactured properly and thoroughly tested for residual solvents and all other contaminants. Claims to the contrary are based on conjecture, not evidence, or else assume that the products were not manufactured correctly. Ironically, it is these claims that are often used to justify prohibition of Delta-8, when in fact bans create the very conditions for unsafe manufacture they purport to be concerned about.
- The product may not be compliant (i.e. it may have too much Delta-9 THC in it), unless it has been tested using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The most common method for testing potency of THC is called high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), but that method is not capable of differentiating Delta-9 from Delta-8.
- You will very likely fail a drug test after consuming Delta-8 products. Again, because the tests can't differentiate from Delta-9 THC.