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What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol is also referred to as Δ8THC. This occurs in cannabis plants. It is said to be the younger brother of 𝝙9 THC, which is more famous. THC is the prime psychoactive component of cannabis. 

 

How is it formed?

 

This is formed in the plant as delta 9 THC is oxidized. A part of it converts to an isomer and has a similar molecular structure. This is known as delta 8 THC. In short, it is referred to as Δ8THC. 

 

The component Δ8THC is also found in the CBD hemp flower. However, it is available in quite low concentration. This can be converted or extracted with the help of different cannabinoids. It can be prepared in a concentrated form and used in a variety of ways.

 

Using Delta 8 THC

 

Delta 8 THC is created in distillate form, as it is available in quite low amounts in the cannabis plants. A thick and translucent liquid is available after distillation and looks very similar to a CBD distillate. It involves a process that includes several steps in which the plant undergoes various levels of refinement. These include the process of extraction, then winterization, and finally decarboxylation.

 

This product or the distillate is available in syringes or cartridges. A weed pen can be used for vaporizing it. The user can mix it with the flower to enhance the Δ8THC potency level. As the distillate is edible (technically), one can consume it even orally. However, there is no research on what happens when delta-8 metabolizes in the body. Its effects are not known. 

 

Uses of Delta 8 THC Concentrates:

  • Mixing with flower

  • Dabbing

  • Vaping

  • Edibles

  • Sublingual use

It is known that Delta 8 THC can have built-in protection against abuse. Users who have this in excess can develop tolerance to mental ‘high’ quite fast.

Delta 8 THC is a significant cannabinoid because it can be used as a functional substitute for Delta 9 THC.