What is Delta-8-THC?

Delta-8-THC is an analogue (or correspondent) of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This simply means that delta-8 THC is comparable to its cousin delta-9 THC, and naturally occurs in cannabis in minor amounts. It is known to contain antiemetic (anti-nausea), anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), appetite-stimulating, analgesic (pain-relieving), and neuroprotective properties. (NCI Drug Dictionary)

What Are The Effects of Delta-8-THC?

Delta-8-THC contains lower psychotropic potency than the main cannabis constituent, delta-9-THC. This means that while delta-8-THC contains some psychoactive properties, it is not as psychoactive as delta-9-THC. However, as mentioned above, delta-8-THC contains many benefits of its own. Delta-8-THC is said to be around 2/3 as potent as delta-9-THC in its psychoactive effect, creating less of a “high”. This could be enticing to the cannabis-user who seeks the high of THC without becoming overly intoxicated. 

In 2004, Dr. Yosefa Avraham conducted a study on food consumption, cognitive function, and neurotransmitters in mice. Sabra mice were treated with delta-8-THC, delta-9-THC, and placebo. Throughout the 9-day study, delta-8-THC treated mice showed a 16% increase in food intake and cognitive function showed a tendency to improve without cannabimimetic (any substance with similar pharmacological effects to those of cannabis) side effects in comparison to mice treated with delta-9-THC. Hence, a low dose of THC might be a potential therapeutic agent in the treatment of weight disorders. (Avraham 2004).

 

 

Delta-8-THC Testimonials from Smokiez Customers:

“D8 (Delta-8) was a lot of fun by itself, I really enjoyed the body high and really energetic aspect. I did find myself wanting to smoke with it to get that extra bit of head high, but really it’s a good edible for when you need to be mentally alert.”

 

“It had a lighter come-on than a THC edible / not as much as the head-high feeling. It wasn’t an overwhelming high. I felt very relaxed.”

 

“Taking Delta-8 + Delta-9 was the most fun I’ve had in a while with edibles. It’s a full mind and body feel”

 
 

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