Delta-8 is the latest designer drug to hit the streets. This research chemical has effects similar to LSD, which it supposedly mimics. I’m not sure what “mimic” means in this sense, but I would assume that if you’re familiar with either of these substances then you have a good idea of what you’re getting into. Anyway, like MDMA and DMT (in my opinion), the best place to start is by telling you how NOT to do it.
Delta-8 products refer to any and all products offered by the pharmaceutical company Delta-8. Delta 8 online has several lines of prescription medications including treatments for neuromuscular disorders, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and other pain management alternatives. The product line is designed specifically for patients who need fast-acting relief and don’t want to deal with the potential side effects that come along with many prescription options.
Delta-8 was introduced into the marketplace in 2012 as a subsidiary of Horizon Pharma. The company currently operates out of Deerfield, IL under CEO Anthony Mauro who was appointed in 2014 after joining Horizon Pharma as CFO earlier in the year. In addition to his role as CEO, Mr. Mauro also serves on the board as chairman which is composed of 5 other men.
Since its introduction, Delta-8 has enjoyed sales growth of 58% according to Mr. Mauro on a 2014 earnings call. Much of this success can be attributed to the company’s utilization of direct selling models which are common among pharmaceutical companies in order to reach patients directly without intervention from middlemen.
The product line is designed for fast-acting relief with some claiming results in just 15 minutes. Patients also have access to live phone support 24 hours a day and have the ability to send text messages whenever they have questions about their medicine or how it should be taken.
In 2013, Delta-8 acquired MediNaturaRecTec Animal Health, a maker of veterinary products such as flea and tick treatments for dogs and cats, dewormers, and vaccines to strengthen its foothold in the animal healthcare market.
After losing my leg (and almost dying) due to an unfortunate encounter with some 2C-T-7, I felt I had some obligation to post something on Erowid about chemicals like delta 8 online. This is not because what happened to me is all that common. It’s not. It can happen, but it’s rare, yet it has the potential to happen more often due to the recent influx of new chemicals hitting the research drug scene (in my opinion).
I’m still nervous about this subject, even though I know I sound like your Mom when I talk about it. You’re grown up now and you probably don’t need me to tell you that smoking cigarettes will give you cancer or that taking drugs will fuck up your life. They’re both true statements, but no one ever listens until it happens to them.