Things to Know about Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol – Delta-8 THC

Source: FDA.GOV 

Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant but is not found in significant amounts in the cannabis plant. As a result, concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are typically manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). 

It is important for consumers to be aware that delta-8 THC products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context. They may be marketed in ways that put the public health at risk and should especially be kept out of reach of children and pets. 

Here are 5 things you should know about delta-8 THC to keep you and those you care for safe from products that may pose serious health risks: 


By: Officer Jermaine Galloway / Tall Cop

In recent years, this drug has increased in popularity among many drug seekers.  Diphenhydramine comes under many brand names, including Benadryl.  You may also see this drug labeled as a generic “sleep aid”.  Diphenhydramine is a popular, easy-to-get, and many times, an inexpensive drug.

Diphenhydramine is a synthetic antihistamine.  It is commonly used as an allergy medication, antihistamine, sleep aid, cold medication, nausea reducer, motion sickness and more.  Diphenhydramine in a depressant and over-the-counter drug that comes in a capsule, tab, or liquid form. 

Why So Popular:

What Is Delta-8 THC?

Written by: Officer Jermaine Galloway 

As a national trainer, I commonly receive drug related questions from across the country.  Every year, those questions may vary from vapes to CBD to the newest opioid that is trending.  But in 2021 without a doubt, the #1 drug related question that I get, is about Delta 8 THC.  This bulletin will highlight some Delta-8 street level drug trends, use, sales outlets and more.  I will also review some of the early feedback from youth and adult cannabis users of Delta-8.

Generally, when referencing the common terms of ‘THC’, ‘weed’, or ‘cannabis’ it means Delta-9 THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). As I have been teaching in my classes, Delta-9 is what we all know weed to be.  So, what is Delta-8? 

Fentanyl-laced ecstasy found in Houston

Article by: 

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Doctors and law enforcement will provide details Thursday morning of their findings of the first fentanyl-laced ecstasy tablets in Houston.

According to a news release, the Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC) recently found the first tainted ecstasy tablets, also known as XTC. A news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. and will include officials from the HFSC, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, HPD, and Houston's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Persse.

WHAT IS CHS SYNDROME? And why don’t some people know about it?

Written by: Officer Jermaine Galloway 

CHS Syndrome stands for Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by chronic, frequent and projectile vomiting, associated with frequent marijuana use.  Of course, not everyone suffers from this syndrome, but those who are suffering, the symptoms can be severe.  Some chronic cannabis users report these symptoms: vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain/cramping. Those suffering from this syndrome say their only relief, albeit temporary, is from a warm bath or shower.

During my teaching and traveling, I have had class attendees (who are now in recovery) or who had a loved one suffering from CHS, share these personal accounts:

Frequent and daily/cyclic vomiting

Weight loss




Multiple baths and showers a day