Delta 8 is relevant to Delta-9, aka conventional THC. Delta-8 and Delta-9 are, I would say, cousins. It's somewhat different in structure chemically, but they're all cannabinoids that combine with the endocannabinoids inside the body, but the various different cannabinoids have different effects. The one thing that is unique about Delta-8 is the fact that it has psycho-activity, where CBD does not.
So it's not giving the exact same effect as Delta-9 THC, but you will have a similar effect. Another distinctive factor of Delta-8 from traditional THC is that it's most commonly derived from a hemp plant, not a marijuana plant. This is one of the reasons why its legality is complicated, which we'll get to later. Besides, you can subscribe to our newsletter to get more details on delta 8 THC.
The cannabis plant Delta-9 or the THC is the most common type, but Delta-8 is the isomer of it and is usually derived from the hemp plant. However, the older the cannabis plant, the more likely you may have some variation of that Delta-9 converting to Delta-8. But in today's market, when you talk about Delta-8, it comes from the actual hemp plant which is actually CBD-dominant, since a hemp plant has less than 0.3 percent THC.
One of the things I want to caution about the use of Delta-8 is that it's not regulated. So when you go to a medical or legal recreational marijuana dispensary, there are state regulations and there are also states that offer a certificate of analysis to verify the purity