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What is Delta-8 THC? (Science Explained)

What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta-8 THC is another cannabinoid that is similar to Delta-9 THC, the substance in cannabis buds that causes a high and also has several medicinal properties.

Delta-8 THC or also called, delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol or just delta-8,
causes very similar effects to Delta-9 THC that is usually just referred to as THC.
However, Delta-8s psychoactive effects are much milder than regular Delta-9 THC.

This makes Delta-8 popular among consumers that find the psychoactive effects of regular cannabis too intense.

Just like Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 is also found naturally in the buds of the Cannabis plant.It is noteworthy though that the Delta-8 sold in stores is created in a laboratory by utilizing degrading chemical reactions on Delta-9 THC.
This is done because Delta-8 THC does only naturally occurs in the cannabis plant in small quantities.

Another way of creating ∆⁸-THC is through isomerization of CBD oil.
This can be done since CBD,
another cannabinoid naturally occurring in the cannabis plant,
has the same chemical composition as Delta-8 THC,
just with another chemical structure.

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0:05 intro
0:20 What is Delta-8 THC?
0:32 What are the effects of Delta-8 THC?
0:44 What is the difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9?
0:56 Where can you find Delta-8?
1:03 Creating Delta-8
1:38 Medical benefits
2:58 Legality


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