Delta-8 THC is one of the most talked-about cannabinoids in the cannabis industry right now. It has psychoactive and intoxicating effects, similar to THC delta-9, and can make you feel a high, although much less intense than traditional THC. Delta-8 is found in small amounts in the cannabis plant and is often converted from other compounds such as CBD. According to the National Cancer Institute, it binds to the CB1 receptor throughout the body, which is part of our endocannabinoid system that helps regulate and maintain homeostasis.
In 2004, researchers analyzed the effect of delta-8 on appetite control and found that even low doses of delta-8 stimulated an increase in food intake. A 1995 study also showed that delta-8 had no negative side effects and eliminated nausea in children undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Delta-8 THC also binds to CB2 receptors throughout the body, which helps regulate pain and anxiety. Since it occurs naturally in such small quantities, the delta-8 THC found in commercial products is usually made synthetically from CBD or delta-9 THC.
It has a slightly different chemical structure than delta-9 THC, making it much less potent. Some research also suggests that delta-8 THC may help people produce acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter. Although delta-8 THC is reported to produce less potent effects than delta-9, more research is needed to better understand the potential side effects of this compound. Based on my personal experience, I would say that delta-8 gummies get you high and that the effect is less intense than smoking traditional flower joints or eating traditional foods.
Cannabis is one of my remedies for this, and delta-8 has proven to have the same benefits that I get from smoking a joint and telling me that everything will be fine.