What is Delta 8?
By now, anyone who has been a hemp enthusiast, regardless of how long, has likely at the surface heard of delta 8 THC, also known as delta-8, delta8, d8. Still, those common questions are usually raised. What exactly is delta 8 THC, and where is delta 8 available for those who would like to try it?
Delta-8 is a very new cannabinoid compound to the market, and its effects are only now being researched. Studies, however, are already indicating that this compound has some unique properties that make it well worth trying if you are looking for a new way to experience the properties of hemp.
Because delta 8 is still only in its beginning stages of growth, a majority of people seem to be unsure as to what it’s capable of, how it works, and the forms that it comes in.
The Most Basic Question: What is Delta 8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is a minor cannabinoid in the hemp plant, taking up about 0.1% of the plant’s chemical composition. It is, in fact, degraded delta-9 THC, which makes up about 0.3% of hemp. As delta 9 degrades due to the natural aging process within the plant’s chemical structure, it changes in terms of how it affects the body, as its properties transform. As a result, delta 8 is a psychoactive compound but is about 30% less psychoactive than delta 9.
Delta 8’s “high” is known for being on the euphoria-inducing side, while not having such an impact on one’s overall consciousness. Still, you should not drive or do anything that involves real focus and concentration after taking delta 8, because ultimately it does cause intoxication.