The delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol also named Delta 8 THC. It’s Delta 8 THC, a sister compound to the normal THC we all know and love. Delta 8 THC is a variant form of THC found in small concentrations in the cannabis plant. Processors extract the cannabinoid and concentrate it to therapeutic levels.
An analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system; CB1 receptor activation inhibits adenyl cyclase, increases mitogen-activated protein kinase activities, modulates several potassium channel conductances and inhibits N- and P/Q-type Ca2+ channels. This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC), the primary form of THC found in cannabis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Is Delta 8 THC medicinal?
Delta 8 is usually sold as a dabble concentrate or a vape cartridge and based on my own personal experience it is the world’s greatest hangover cure. And there’s even some clinical science to back up that claim.
Yes! Delta 8 THC is used for a variety of symptoms including:
It even protects brain cells!
What are the effects of Delta 8 THC?
The effects of the Delta 8 THC cannabinoid are described as similar to traditional Delta 9 THC, but have been described as less intense, though still powerful, offering the user a calm focus.
What is the difference between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC?
The main difference between Delta 8 and Delta 9 is the location of the double bond. Delta 8 has the double bond on the 8th carbon in the chain, Delta 9 on the 9th.
Where can I buy Delta 8 THC?
As of today, there are relatively few producers extracting Delta 8 THC. There is only one dispensary offering the product currently.