Delta 8-THC is one of many legal cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Some of the well known cannabinoids are CBD or Delta-9 THC, which is commonly referred to as THC. However, Delta-8 THC (Δ8-THC) is completely legal and possesses less psychotropic properties than Δ9-THC. Δ8-THC occurs in the cannabis flower in very small quantities and is created when Δ9-THC goes through an oxidation process. Since it occurs in low concentrations, a specialized extraction method is used to produce Δ8-THC hemp extract.
Δ8-THC is considered to be a psychotropic compound, which means that it has the ability to alter one’s mood, behavior, or perception. Research on the effects of Δ8-THC have shown the compound can help reduce anxiety, calm the body’s reaction to stress, improve mood and motivation, increase appetite, and also assist with aches and pains. Users reported psychotropic feelings of calm and an improvement in mood.