Delta-8-THC (Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of the latest cannabinoids to hit the consumer market and promises to offer a less anxious/psychoactive experience similar to Delta-9-THC.
There are many hemp derived Delta-8-THC products hitting the shelves now including Delta-8-THC Vape Cartridges, Delta-8-THC Edibles/Gummies, Delta-8-THC distillate and many others.
The majority of the Delta-8-THC products are derived from Industrial hemp and/or Cannabidiol extracts.
It is an exciting time in the Cannabinoid industry once again and I love researching into new products. Delta-8-THC looks set be a potential big hit in 2021.
What Is Delta-8-THC?
Delta-8-THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid found in the Cannabis Sativa plant and is an isomer of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound commonly known to us as THC and responsible for the primary psychoactivty of Cannabis.
Delta-8-THC is considered to be slightly less potent than Delta-9-THC, but shares similar physiological effects on the human body.
Delta-8-THC is said to offer a smoother, less anxious high but being substantially less psychoactive than Delta-9-THC.
Delta-8-THC Potential Health Benefits
Delta-8-THC has shown a range of therapeutic and biological activities in studies including antiemetic, anxiolytic, orexigenic, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.
Hopefully like other cannabinoids such as Delta-9-THC(THC), CBD(Cannabindiol), we will see some human clinical studies in the future on Delta-8-THC.
Delta-8-THC Side Effects
Delta-8-THC is said to share similar side effect profile to Delta-9-THC with symptoms including increased heart rate, reddening of the eyes, dizziness, dryness of mouth and throat, fatigue, changes in visual perception and many of the typical THC side effects basically.
The information in this article has not been evaluated by the FDA and should not be used to diagnose, cure or treat any disease, implied or otherwise.