What is Delta 8?
Why you should drop everything and pay attention to THC’s sister Delta 8
The technical name for THC—the abundant cannabinoid responsible for giving you that high feeling—is Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol. Aside from just offering a “stoned” feeling, THC has demonstrated its ability to offer relief from nausea, sleep disorders, pain, and other issues. Cannabis labs and extractors have in recent years been experimenting with varying forms of THC, with slight variations in their chemical composition.
Turns out the well-loved Delta 9 THC has a sister compound, with its own unique properties and benefits. Known as Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol, it differs from Delta 9 by only a slight shift in one chemical bond but has an entirely different profile that has intrigued the medical marijuana industry in recent years.
As Delta 8 occurs less abundantly in cannabis plants than Delta 9, labs and extractors have utilized selective breeding and molecular isolation methods to extract concentrates that are abundant in Delta 8.