The list of results is growing as does the popularity of Delta 8 THC.
Delta 8 THC is still considered the newest cannabinoid and its popularity is growing. There are studies being published every week regarding the benefits of Delta 8 THC. Primarily, Delta 8 has been positioned as the less nauseating cannabinoid that you will feel, but not as strong as it’s close cannabinoid partner – delta 9.
Introducing Delta 8 THC Shatter in a 1 gram wax paper sealed bag. Delta 8 is an extraction from the Hemp Plant. These plants have less than .3% THC from Delta 9, and the Delta 8 THC that is extracted offers a similar cannabinoid benefit and experience, without the heavier Delta 9 high.
Here are some statements about Delta 8 THC and how scientists are finding it to be helpful.
Quotes from Online Publications about Delta 8 THC:
Discover magazine (article link here):
The main difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 comes down to the location of a specific bond between two of the atoms that make up each THC molecule. “Delta-8 has the double bond on the 8th carbon in the chain, while Delta-9 has the double bond on the 9th carbon in the chain,” explains Christian Peterson, the co-founder and COO of Wunder, a cannabis beverage company based in San Francisco. Wunder sells a line of Delta-8-infused products that mix Delta-8, Delta-9 and CBD as a replacement for alcohol.
So that’s it? Could the shift in a single carbon bond really cause such a difference in experience? Based on the limited science available, the answer seems to be yes.
“I think it’s been shown that there’s a difference,” says Peter Grinspoon, a primary care physician at Harvard Medical School who specializes in medical marijuana. “People report [Delta-8] as being less anxiety-provoking, less sedating and a little more clear-headed than THC.”
Drug Library.Net (article link here):
An efficient new cannabinoid antiemetic in pediatric oncology
- Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC), a cannabinoid with lower psychotropic potency than the main Cannabis constituent, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC)
- eight children, aged 3-13 years with various hematologic cancers, treated with different antineoplastic drugs for up to 8 months with Delta 8 THC
- Vomiting was completely prevented. The side effects observed were negligible.
- We report now that delta-8-THC in an open label evaluation was found to be an excellent pediatric antiemetic with nonsignificant side effects.
National Institute of Health (article link here):
An analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system; CB1 receptor activation inhibits adenyl cyclase, increases mitogen-activated protein kinase activities, modulates several potassium channel conductances and inhibits N- and P/Q-type Ca2+ channels. This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC), the primary form of THC found in cannabis. [from NCI]