Delta-8 is a hot-topic these days. This mighty molecule is a cannabinoid. The chemical structure is similar to other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. On the other hand, the results provided differ slightly.
Includes increase in appetite, as well as several antiemetic properties. (Antiemetic = Effective against nausea and/or vomiting). It is also known to help treat depression, anxiety and insomnia. Further more, it can help treat pain.
Anecdotally, Delta-8 consumers reported increased energy levels, benefiting both creative and busy professionals.
This varies by state. It is currently legal in 11 states. However, is it illegal at the Federal level. Most Delta-8 consumer-products are synthesized from the Hemp plant.
Differences between Delta-8 and Delta-9?
Firstly, both come from the Cannabis plant. (Although Delta-8 also comes from Hemp-derived CBD).
Both chemical structures are similar. Technically, they both possess chains of carbon atoms. Both also contain a double-bond. However, the double-bond appears on the 8th carbon atom in Delta-8 vs. the 9th carbon atom in Delta-9.
In addition, Delta-8 produces less negative effects than Delta-9. That is to say, less panic, anxiety or a dazed state. Some individuals experience adverse reactions from consumption of Delta-9 THC. For this reason, Delta-8 is a preferred therapeutic alternative, producing less psychotropic effects.
Research conducted over the past 50 years is promising. More importantly, over 200 peer-reviewed studies show positive results. More research is needed. However, strict enforcement of federal government restrictions/regulations make it hard to legally conduct research. As a result, anecdotal reports help demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of Delta-8.