Delta 8 THC, also known as Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the minor cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. The concentration of this cannabinoid in the hemp plant is less than one percent. Delt 8 is the close relative of Delta 9 TCH, the popular psychoactive component. Usually, delta 9 oxidizes in the hemp pant and forms Delta 8 THC. This cannabinoid can be either extracted or synthetically formed by converting THC. Both cannabinoids, delta 8 and delta 9, provide a psychoactive effect. But delta 8 has lower potency than Delta 9.
Delta 8 THC is available in various forms on the market including distillate cartridges, distillate syringes, oil vapes, vape cartridges, oil tinctures, concentrates, edibles, and beverages. Delta 8 cartridges and syringes can be vaporized with a standard vape pen or a dab rig. Delta 8 distillate can be sprayed on the hemp flowers to increase the potency level of Delta 8 THC. The effect of Delta 8 THC differs from person to person. But, most all the users described the experience as relaxing, mood-boosting, nicely euphoric, clear-headed, and not overpoweringly intoxicating. The major benefits of Delta 8 include relieving pain, fights inflammation, relaxes and elevates mood, improves sleep, provides a clear-headed high, and provides relief from anxiety, stress, and depression.
Even though Delta 8 and Delta 9 has a similar chemical structure and metabolic profile, delta 8 is less psychoactive than delta 9. The extraction of delta 8 is less expensive and it has longer shelf life when compared to delta 9. The chemical structure for delta 8 is stronger than delta 9 and this justifies the practice of converting delta 9 to delta 9 through isomerization. Delta 8 THC has analgesic, antiemetic, appetite-stimulating, anxiolytic, and neuroprotective properties. It is soluble in water-based solvents and is an effective anti-glaucoma agent. Delta 8 THC is effective in treating corneal pain and inflammation that occurs due to ocular surface damage. It activates the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor (CB1-R) in the central nervous system to perform anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory actions.
Based on federal law, all those components derived from the hemp plant that contains less than 0.3% of Delta 9 THC are legal in the US. The farm bill of 2018 considered the 0.3% as a small volume that can’t make the user high. As a minor cannabinoid that is derived from hemp, Delta 8 THC fulfills federal law and this makes Delta 8 THC legal to consume or purchase in the US.
If you are planning to buy Delta 8 THC products, always make sure that you are buying from a reputed seller like Superstrain. You will not get a quality product if you buy from any of the unauthorized sellers. Superstrain is one of the popular producers of hemp-based products in the US. They use premium quality ingredients to make all their products and source hemp distillate directly from the organic farms in the country. Organically grown hemp will be free from pesticides, fertilizers, gluten, and all type of harmful chemicals.