It’s another highly beneficial cannabinoid.
Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol is also familiarly recognized by the name Δ8 THC. It is one of the many cannabinoids that occur naturally in cannabis plants, but in very small quantity, in comparison to Δ9 THC. The main chemical difference between the two is that Δ8 THC has a double bond on the 8th carbon chain and Δ9 THC has the double bond on the 9th. Thanks to the opportunities of the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act, also known as the Farm Bill, an immense growth in hemp farming, educational platforms, and accessibility has created a surge in Δ8 use and knowledge. This foundation has allowed Δ8 to become widely accepted recognized similarly to CBD and Δ9 THC. The greater availability of Δ8 is made possible through sophisticated extraction, isolation, conversion, and refinement techniques.
Yes, but it is different from your typical Δ9 THC experience.
Similar to CBD, Δ8 also binds to the receptors in the endocannabinoid and nervous system. Users have reported clear-headed, anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), and non-sedative effects. Like Δ9 THC, Δ8 can have psychoactive effects although the extent of this will be dependent on the user. It should be noted that users claim that the psychoactive effects tend to be much milder and in lower intensity in comparison to Δ9. Because of the slight difference in location of the double-bond between carbon molecules, Δ8 binds less tightly to the CB1 receptors essentially decreasing its potential for higher potency. This makes Delta-8 a more easy-going, approachable cannabinoid, great for day use and clear of anxiety-driven side effects.
Some of you may be excited to hear these findings in Δ8!
Δ8 is purported to decrease anxiety levels and does not produce the same anxious side effects that some Δ9 users may experience. It is also considered to be a greater appetite stimulant than Delta-9, can work as an antiemetic which reduces nausea, and also produces a similar pattern of reduced inflammation as CBD. Δ8 users also claim to enjoy the benefits of focused thought, creativity, relaxation and an uplifting rise in their mood.
Please be aware than any level of THC intake may result in a failed drug test, including the use of CBD even in the smallest, legal dose. We encourage you to use these products responsibly.
While Delta-8-THC is federally legal, several states have additional restrictions we want to responsibly abide by when shipping to our customers. Some states have mandated 21 as the legal purchasing age for CBD and hemp-derived products, therefore we do not sell to customers under 21. We cannot currently ship to the following states: