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What is Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 THC, also known as Dronabinol, is a synthetic form of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive constituent in cannabis. Like other pharmaceutical drugs that contain THC delta-8 is recognized by drug enforcement agencies for its potential use as an intoxicant and is regulated accordingly. For this reason, it is not widely available on online dispensaries or offline except to people who can prove they have a medical condition requiring cannabis treatment. The effects of Delta 8 THC are very similar to those of its sister cannabinoid Delta 8THC – although perhaps somewhat more psychedelic. However, delta-8 may be preferred by people who experience dysphoria when using standard types of cannabis because the psychedelic side of delta-8 is less pronounced.

The effect of Delta 8 on the body

As with all cannabinoids, delta-8 THC binds to receptor sites throughout the body and has a long list of effects. Although most notably associated with appetite stimulation, pain relief and antiemetic properties (the ability to suppress nausea and vomiting), delta-8 can also increase concentration levels, reduce stress levels, act as an antispasmodic and muscle relaxant, boost energy levels, induce feelings of euphoria, suppress muscular control (to the point where you might find yourself in bizarre positions without knowing how you got there or even that you’re doing it) and more.

There are some minor psychoactive effects associated with delta-8 THC too – although not like those associated with delta 9 THC. This means that you may experience a sense of increased awareness or clarity in your thoughts, enhanced sensory perception and sometimes even mild visual hallucinations.

Delta 8 helps with many problems

Of all the cannabinoids delta-8 is the one with the most extensive medical use. In this regard it is often prescribed as an appetite stimulant for people suffering from AIDS wasting syndrome, nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, anorexia associated with Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and muscular spasms associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). It has been suggested that delta 8 THC could be used to stimulate craving in alcoholics too – possibly proving useful for curbing cravings while also acting as a harm reduction measure by reducing the dangers associated with drinking while under the influence of cannabis.

Unfortunately, because delta-8 is in Schedule I of the United Nations’ Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs delta-8 THC is classified as a highly controlled substance – so much so that it cannot be safely tested for its effects on humans. The reason why delta-8 is more tightly regulated than other forms of cannabis may have something to do with the fact that high doses of delta-8 can lead to acute psychosis in certain individuals – although, again, anyone who has researched this topic will know that most serious side effects are associated with uncontrolled use.

Delta 8 THC does not produce nearly the same level of intoxication you would experience when smoking or eating standard weed. At best you might feel some slight changes in mood or perception, but these are unlikely to induce any great degree of euphoria or psychedelia.

According to some sources delta-8 THC is also more likely to induce a degree of irritability and anxiety in some people – perhaps making it less popular than other types of cannabis, at least among casual users. However, this does not appear to be the case with everyone. In fact, many people report that they feel particularly relaxed when using delta-8 – especially if they have been taking it for medical reasons, such as managing pain levels associated with a chronic condition.

Delta 8 THC has a relatively short half life compared to other cannabinoids – which means it will leave your system quicker too – although how long exactly will depend on body fat percentage and metabolism rate . On average you should expect delta-8 to show up in your urine for about three days, while its metabolites might be detectable in your system for one or two weeks.