You have probably heard about the new “legal high” that is delta-8 THC. This compound has become extremely popular because of its psychoactive properties related to delta-9 THC. But, it does not give you the side effects of delta-9, which are paranoia and anxiety.
In 2018, Congress opened up hemp farming by attaching a provision to the Farm Bill, which removed hemp and its derivatives containing extremely low delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol from Schedule I Controlled Substances. This allowed manufacturers to source another prevalent cannabinoid, CBD, from hemp.
After the explosive popularity of CBD, companies went ahead and derived delta-8 THC from CBD, bringing us to today’s topic. We are going to go over what delta-8 THC is, its safety, and the best places to get it.
What Is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 is a recently emerged cannabinoid. It contains neuroprotective properties that may help reduce anxiety, pain, and nausea. It also produces psychotropic effects similar to delta-9, the primary form of THC in cannabis, but delta-8 is less potent. To better understand delta-8, let us cover some basics about cannabis and THC.
The cannabis genus is full of different cannabinoids. These naturally occurring compounds bind with receptors in the body to offer a wide range of physical, emotional, and mental effects. The most prevalent cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive…