What is Delta-8?
Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as Δ8THC, is one of the many cannabinoids that occur in cannabis plants. Think of it as the younger brother of the more famous THC. Delta-8 THC is formed in the cannabis plant when delta-9 THC becomes oxidized. Some of it will convert into an isomer with an extremely similar molecular structure, referred to as delta-8 THC, or Δ8THC for short.
Is Delta-8 Psychoactive?
Similar to CBD, Delta 8 also binds to the receptors in the endocannabinoid and nervous system, but Delta-8 THC tends to react differently due to its slightly altered molecular structure. Users have reported clear-headed, anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), and non-sedative effects. Like Delta -9 THC, D8 can have psychoactive effects although the level depends on one’s tolerance and their own body. Users also claim that the effects tend to be milder but this can be different for every person.