What is Delta 8 THC and Why is it Currently the Hottest Topic

As you probably know, THC is the active chemical in marijuana that provides you with the euphoric"high" associated with marijuana.   Well, there's one special sort of THC which is the most flourishing cannabinoid in the U.S. market now, and that's Delta-8 THC.  It's often called"marijuana-lite" or"diet marijuana."   In this guide, we're going to delve into Delta-8 THC. 

What is Delta 8 THC?  

Delta-8 is short for delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, or Delta-8 THC.  It can give people the feeling of being “high” and cause feelings of sedation, symptom relief, euphoria, and happiness, to name a few.  Almost all of the Delta-8 THC on the open market today is extracted from hemp-derived CBD, which in theory, means it can be included in a federally legal chain of origin.

 

What is the Difference Between Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC?

In addition to Delta-8, there is also a Delta-9 TCH variant.  They are both types of TCH and are found in most cannabis strains. Their similarities are found in their chemical structures and names. Delta-8 and Delta-9 will bind to a person’s endocannabinoid system giving them the feeling of being high. 

Chemically, Delta-8 and Delta-9 both have a double bond in how they are structured.  The difference, however, is that Delta-8’s double bond is on the eighth carbon and Delta-9’s double bond is on the ninth.  Because of that, Delta-8 is less potent than Delta-9.