Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a minor cannabinoid found in the cannabis sativa plant, alongside delta-9 THC. While delta-9 THC is the most common form of THC found in cannabis plants, delta-8 THC is much rarer. It has been gaining popularity recently due to its milder effects and fewer side effects than delta-9 THC. Research on delta-8-THC is still in its early stages, but some studies suggest that it could cause a milder high than traditional marijuana.
However, because the drug is not regulated, many experts advise against using it. Delta-8-THC can be found in both hemp and marijuana plants, but it is usually produced from a third notable chemical substance in cannabis plants, CBD. Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC both come from the cannabis sativa plant, but Delta 8 is the weaker of the two. Users report a sense of relaxation and sleep, making this cannabinoid ideal for use at night.
On the contrary, Delta 9 has been known to cause paranoia, increased anxiety and panic thoughts in some people. The most common form of THC in cannabis plants is delta-9-THC, which is almost identical to delta-8-THC in its chemical structure. Hemp Roundtable, an industry group, is not calling for a strict ban on delta-8 products, but has taken a firm stance against intoxicating forms of delta-8, which are above the approved limit of 0.3.After learning more about the effects of Delta 8 THC, there has been a big boom in Delta 8 products. However, recent warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration say that delta-8 is a potentially dangerous drug that has caused thousands of accidental poisonings. In conclusion, while Delta 8 THC may be weaker than Delta 9 THC, it still carries potential risks and should be used with caution.
It is important to research any product before using it and to consult with a doctor or healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns.