Similar to the delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or delta-9 THC, the delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol or delta-8 THC, is a cannabis compound that has gained popularity. Like delta-9, the main compound in cannabis that gets one high, causing euphoria, happiness, sedation, symptom relief. The delta-8 can cause similar effects but much less potent.

Delta-8, can be extracted from either hemp or cannabis. Hemp can be legally grown and used for extractions all over the U.S. making it legal in states where delta-9 is illegal. Yet another reason for its popularity.

Nearly all delta-8 THC is made from hemp derived CBD. A relaxing high without side effects that regular THC products can cause makes it preferable for new users. It’s benefits are that of deep relaxation, improved sleep, better concentration, a stress and inflammation reliever and is available in the form of edibles, gummies, vape cartridges, tinctures, and pre-rolls.

A safe alternative without the side effects and a legal product. It is advisable to check the laws in your individual state. And as always it’s best to consult with your physician before trying or adding something new.