Unlike CBD, delta-8-THC produces euphoric effects similar, but milder, to those of delta-9-THC, the well-known psychoactive compound in cannabis. Delta-8-THC is an isomer of delta-9-THC. The only difference between the two molecules is the location of a double bond between two carbons. The only chemical difference between THC Delta 8 and Delta 9 is where a particular double bond is found in the chain of carbon atoms.
Delta 8 has a double bond on the eighth carbon atom of its molecular structure; Delta 9 has a double bond on the ninth carbon atom. Although Delta 8 is similar to THC Delta 9, it has a slightly different chemical structure. This difference in chemical structure can mean that it has different effects. Some people may argue that there are no major distinctions between Delta 8 and Delta 9, but the subtle chemical distinction can cause cognitive changes and physiological effects.
So, while Delta 8 is more widespread right now than Delta 9, how long it will last remains to be determined. Delta 8 is found in hemp plant material in minimal quantities and harvesting enough plant raw material to take advantage of the low levels of Delta 8 would require too much time, effort and money. THC Delta 8 can produce mild psychoactive effects, although they are much less impactful than THC Delta 9.While it is also naturally produced in marijuana and hemp plants, most Delta-8 products, such as vape cartridges and Eighty Six gummies, are extracted from hemp-derived CBD. In its chemical structure, Delta 8 has an eighth carbon atom with a double bond; Delta 9 contains a ninth carbon atom with a double bond.
Delta 8 THC users may be looking for the medical benefits of this variety of THC, such as pain relief and anxiety reduction. Like other supplements, Delta 8 products are not regulated by the FDA, which means that there are a lot of low-quality products that could contain a lot of unwanted impurities. The only difference between Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC is that the double bond in which a specific carbon atom in the chain has two bonds is placed in different places in the chain. Therefore, delta 8 products are usually made by synthetically converting CBD or THC delta 9 into delta 8.Delta 8 THC has little or no psychoactive effects, although they are somewhat less potent than Delta 9 THC.
Hemp producers would need too much time, effort and money to harvest enough vegetable raw material containing minimal amounts of Delta 8.