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  • Delta-8 THC is gaining popularity as a new weed compound that’s basically legal.
  • The cannabinoid gets you high but is less potent than other kinds of THC and possibly less anxiety-inducing.
  • Like CBD, delta-8 can be derived from hemp and exists in a legal loophole.

via Andrea Michelson
I didn’t ask any questions as I stood in line at Chicago’s Wake-N-Bakery and accepted a free weed-infused Sour Patch Watermelon from a barista’s gloved hands.

After all, I wasn’t completely sure how this whole thing worked.

My friend had found the weed cafe on TikTok — it’s a place that seems to exist in a legal loophole, where no one checks IDs and just about anyone can get high off its THC-laced pastries and coffees.

I took the amuse-bouche and chewed it while I waited and decided what to order.

The goods at Wake-N-Bakery contain delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, a version of THC that’s derived from hemp. Legally, delta-8 is similar to cannabidiol, or CBD, another hemp-derived compound that’s permitted but largely unregulated.

Unlike CBD, delta-8 THC will get you high — maybe not as high as regular weed, but I can attest that consuming enough of this cannabinoid will leave you giggly and a little slow to form full sentences.

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