What is Delta 8?

11th Mar 2022

What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in cannabis (hemp and marijuana) and is commonly abbreviated as Delta 8 THC, Δ8THC, Δ8, D8, D8 THC, and D8THC.

The Importance of Δ8 THC

Delta 8 THC is an extremely important cannabinoid specifically due to its ability to serve as a more functional substitute for Delta 9 THC.

Delta 9 THC has some negative side effects including sleep issues, paranoia, anxiety, laziness, etc. However, Delta 8 THC seems to have slim to none side effects in comparison. This is an enormous benefit for the many individuals who usually experience those type of side effects.

While it is still early, from a medicinal standpoint, Delta 8 THC seems to have surpassed both CBD and Delta 9 THC combined. Throughout the years, we have never seen as many positive reviews as we do with Δ8.

Legalities of Δ8 THC

Delta 8 THC was made legal by H.R. 2: The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill. Delta 8 THC is federally legal, but it is still controlled on a state by state basis. Please refer to your state laws in regards to if Delta 8 THC is legal.

Delta 8 THC Effects

*The effects of Delta 8 THC vary per person and by dosage*

  • Mood boosting
  • Motivating
  • Soothes aches & pains
  • Calm/Relaxed
  • Improved Sleep
  • Increased sex drive
  • Increased appetite
  • Less nauseous

Another beneficial effect of Δ8 is that is does not cause “mental fogginess”. Individuals have attested they are still able to be productive and accomplish daily tasks. Unfortunately, there will always be some side effects when it comes to anything. With Δ8, the side effects can include drowsiness, upset stomach, dry mouth, red eyes, and headache.

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