What Is Delta-8 and What Does It Do to Your Body?

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THC is the chemical responsible for producing the high that’s associated with marijuana usage. The THC we are all familiar with is scientifically known as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol. An isomer, or a derivative, of delta-9 is delta-8. Delta-8 THC has picked up a lot of popularity in recent years, mainly because in places where delta-9 is illegal, delta-8 is not. This is due to the fact that many governments don’t even know what delta-8 is. Some may criminalise it when they become aware of it.

However, the legality of delta-8 is not really important. By virtue of reading this post, it is no doubt legal where you live, and you are considering buying it. This post will explore delta-8 in more detail for you, telling you what it is, and what it does to your body.

Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 occurs naturally in the Cannabis plant.  However, it is a lot harder to extract than delta-9. It is also worth noting that delta-8’s genetic structure is slightly different to delta-9’s, which means it produces a different high. It is psychoactive though, so while the high it produces is a lot less intense, it produces a high nonetheless. It’s possible to buy vape devices that contain the chemical, as well as gummies, other edibles, dissolvable tablets, and oils. If you want to take this chemical, then you need to find the consumption method that’s right for you.

Pain Relief

One of the biggest advantages of taking delta 8 is that it is a powerful painkiller. If you suffer from chronic pain, then delta 8 could prove to be very useful. However, it should be noted, if you are currently taking pharmaceutical medication to treat your pain, then you need to reach out to your physician and make sure that it’s safe for you to go ahead and take delta 8. Some drugs react negatively with cannabinoids. If the drug you are taking for pain produces a high already (i.e., if it is an opioid, synthetic or otherwise) then taking delta 8 could get you uncomfortably high.


Euphoria is commonly reported by the users of delta 8. However, the euphoria that’s reported is a lot milder than the euphoria reported by users of delta 9. It is this mildness that draws so many people to it. Sometimes, delta 9 can be overwhelming. If you are somebody who’s new to Cannabis, then taking delta 8 could be the best way of experiencing a high without having to worry about being incapacitated or overwhelmed. The euphoria felt by users of delta 8 is subtle, gentle, and very comforting. It’s great for treating anxiety and depression.



If you struggle to relax, then you will definitely benefit from using delta-8 THC. Users of this drug report euphoria, as mentioned previously. The euphoria that the drug produces makes it very easy to relax. This is not always the case with delta 9, however. Sometimes, users of delta 9 report that the euphoria is so overwhelming with delta 9, that they want to get up and run around. It is a very energetic euphoria, at times. With delta 8 this is not the case. The euphoria makes you want to crawl under a blanket, watch television, and enjoy yourself.

Improved Sleep

If you struggle to sleep, then you will benefit from incorporating delta 8 into your lifestyle. Using delta 8, according to many users, has helped them significantly improve the quality and length of their sleep. Many believe that this is because delta 8 helps to fight anxiety, and anxiety is often the cause of sleeplessness. If you haven’t been able to sleep recently, then taking delta 8 is a good idea. Again, if you are already taking prescription medication to help you to sleep, then ask your doctor whether or not it’s safe to use delta 8 as well, or just discontinue the pharmaceutical drug and start using delta 8.

More Subtle

Finally, the high produced by delta 8 is a lot more subtle—it’s a lot less overwhelming as already mentioned. Again, if you are new to Cannabis, then you will definitely find delta 8 a lot more fun. As you become more experienced with it, you can begin using ordinary marijuana and consuming delta 9. Until you are experienced with it, however, you should just stick with it. It will help you to familiarise yourself with the effects of Cannabis.

Delta-8 THC is a very popular recreational drug, that’s widely available and very affordable. Not much is known about it in that not a lot of scientific research has gone into it yet, but like all cannabinoids, scientific research will no doubt report that the drug can be very helpful for treating health conditions and that it is good for people’s health.