Delta-8 is Hemp’s newest, highly sought after derivative made from CBD rich cultivars. But unlike CBD, Delta 8 will make you feel high. Delta-8 THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in cannabis (hemp and marijuana) and is commonly abbreviated as Delta-8 THC, Δ8THC, Δ8, D8, D8 THC, and D8THC. It’s an isomer (defined as each of two or more compounds with the same formula but a different arrangement of atoms in the molecule and different properties) of both CBD and Delta-9 THC. It exists naturally and can also be produced by converting CBD or Delta 9 THC via a chemical reaction typically using heat, altered pH environments, and/or solvents.
When consumed or inhaled, Delta-8 can cause euphoria, relaxation, pain relief along with giddiness, and an increase in creativity. In other words, Delta 8 causes most or all of the effects commonly associated with the regular form of THC. The chemical differences between the two forms of THC are very small, and they both interact with receptors in our brain within our endocannabinoid system.