Derived from hemp and federally legal, Δ8 offers a soothing effect which does not trigger anxiety or confusion, making users feel less altered and more in tune with themselves than when they use traditional Δ9 thc. Users have reported a deep feeling of relaxation, increased appetite, and a sense of well being as the primary effects produced by Δ8.
The technical name for THC—the abundant cannabinoid responsible for giving you that high feeling—is Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol. Aside from just offering a “stoned” feeling, THC has demonstrated its ability to offer relief from nausea, sleep disorders, pain, and other issues. Cannabis labs and extractors have in recent years been experimenting with varying forms of THC, with slight variations in their chemical composition.
Turns out the well-loved Delta 9 THC has a sister compound, with its own unique properties and benefits. Known as Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol, it differs from Delta 9 by only a slight shift in one chemical bond but has an entirely different profile that has intrigued the medical marijuana industry in recent years.
Unlike CBD, consuming delta-8 THC can get you high. It’s purported to be much less psychoactive as the better known delta-9 THC, but with noticeable effects. Users report a milder version of delta-9 THC, notorious for its heavy psychoactive effects. They both bind to the same CB-1 cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system, but delta-8 THC tends to react differently due to its slightly altered molecular structure. Users have reported a clearer high, less anxiety with less of a sedative effect. So, delta-8 THC is psychoactive, but much less so than delta-9 THC.
As Delta 8 occurs less abundantly in cannabis plants than Delta 9, labs and extractors have utilized selective breeding and molecular isolation methods to extract concentrates that are abundant in Delta 8.
Oh, and did we mention that the 2018 US Farm Bill made Delta-8 THC derived from industrial hemp totally legal on a federal level? So, if you're in a state that doesn't allow for medicinal and/or recreational cannabis use, you'll definitely want to check out our Delta-8 THC Disposable Dab Pens and Delta 8 THC Cartridges!