Delta-8 is a type of cannabinoid that is found in the cannabis plant. It is a minor cannabinoid, meaning it occurs in smaller quantities compared to other cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Delta-8 is chemically similar to Delta-9 THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis that is responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana use. However, it is believed to produce a milder form of the high and may also have therapeutic benefits as well.
Delta-8 is still considered a Schedule I drug under the US federal law and its legality is yet to be determined in most states. However, some states have legalized marijuana and its derivatives, including Delta-8, for medicinal or recreational use.
Delta-8 can be consumed in various forms like tinctures, capsules, and edibles. It is also available as a vaporizable liquid, it can be used with a vaporizer or e-cigarette. As research on Delta-8 is still in early stages, more research is needed to fully understand its effects and potential benefits.
Some people report that Delta-8 provides a milder high than Delta-9 THC, with less intense psychoactive effects and less anxiety. Others have reported that it may help with pain, inflammation, and anxiety. However, it is important to note that there is still limited research on Delta-8 and its effects, and more studies are needed to fully understand its potential benefits and risks.