What exactly is Delta 8 THC?
The science of cannabis is not always straightforward. In fact, it’s a complicated and nuanced world littered with complex jargon that often confuses even the most learned person in this field. One such term which has been causing considerable confusion lately is “Delta 8 THC,” or tetrahydrocannabinol carboxylic acid (THCA). This cannabinoid was discovered by Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam back in 1972 while studying marijuana samples sent from his colleague Professor Lyman Lamberson at Yale University to Israel for research purposes.
Delta 8 THC has a lighter psychoactive effect that Delta 9, making it the favorite for people who are sensitive to THC. You can feel euphoric without any of the anxiety or paranoia experienced with other strains such as Delta 9.
Delta 8 has been proven to be a powerful anti-nausea drug and an appetite stimulant. In clinical trials it was more effective than THC Delta 9 at preventing nausea making it a better choice due to its lowered psychoactive effect.
One study found that mice treated with Delta 8 THC increased their levels of acetylcholine in the brain. Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter which plays a crucial role in learning and memory, so it’s possible this chemical can be used to ward off Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia.
Delta 8 Vapes are popular for their instantaneous pain-relieving effects. This is a great choice for those with chronic pain, nausea and inflammation because it does not take hours to see results like some traditional medicines do.
Delta 8 & Delta 9 THC both convert to Delta 11 when they pass through the digestive tract so edibles like gummies are not the best way to go if you want Delta 8 specifically.
Tinctures would be a better option as they are absorbed by the receptors under the tongue. They are delivered to the bloodstream ensuring around 40% of the Delta 8 makes it into your system. Tinctures are available in a variety of strengths and flavors.
Delta 8 Crumble and Shatter are both great ways to go as they can be vaped or inhaled ensuring that a high percentage of the Delta 8 is bioavailable. They typically require specific apparatus like a dab rig or a special vaporizer made for smoking concentrates. You can obtain a similar effect with Delta 8 Flower without the need for any speficic equipment.
Delta 8 is a versatile cannabinoid with many uses. It has gained popularity in the past 24 months due to its accessibility and positive effects on people’s moods, sleep patterns, mental health. As of now Delta 8 can be bought without going to a dispensary (although it may not always be available) everywhere except for New York, Vermont, Rhode Island Delaware Kentucky Mississippi Arkansas Iowa Colorado Montana Arizona Utah Idaho Washington & Alaska.