Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid found in Cannabis sativa L. that produces a euphoric effect similar to that of Delta 9 THC, but with some slight variations. It is said to produce more brain effects than other cannabinoids, and may even give off an energetic buzz. Delta 8 is biphasic in nature, meaning that at low and moderate doses it can promote relaxation, euphoria, laughing mood and tension relief.
However, higher doses can cause anxiety and paranoia in some people. Delta 8 is different from Delta 9 THC in that it does not enter the traditional scope of “getting high” and is helping to reduce the stigma surrounding THC. It is usually produced synthetically from CBD or Delta 9 THC, but thanks to recent technological advances, it can also be extracted from hemp. This means that Delta 8 is legal at the federal level as long as it contains 0.3% of Delta 9 THC or less. Until there are better regulatory standards for the production of Delta 8 THC, you may feel more comfortable opting for Delta 9 THC and CBD products.
However, if you are looking for a milder high with fewer side effects, then Delta 8 may be worth considering.