Delta 8 THC is a minor cannabinoid with similar effects to Delta 9 THC, but milder and with fewer anxious side effects. Legally sold Delta 8 products contain less than 0.3% THC, making the effects powerful but not overwhelming. Delta 8 products are generally made with Delta 8 THC distillate, a form of concentrate that is greater than 95% pure. This distillate is then added to any combination of ingredients to create a unique product.
You can find Delta 8 tinctures in different strengths, with the most common potency being about 300 mg per ounce, which is equivalent to about 10 mg of Delta 8 THC per milliliter. For a standard dose of 20 mg, you will need about 60 drops or two full droppers. Both Delta 8 and Delta 9 are forms of THC, but when people refer to THC, they're usually referring to Delta 9, which is found in high concentrations in marijuana. Both produce a sense of euphoria and confusion, but the Delta 8 causes a milder high.
The choice between Delta 8 and Delta 9 ultimately depends on your personal needs and desires. Delta 8 THC is an analog of Delta 9 THC, meaning they have the same structure, with a slight difference. The only difference between THC Delta 8 and THC Delta 9 from a structural perspective is the location of a double bond in the chemical structure. Most of the Delta 8 THC products are not completely pure, but also contain other cannabinoids such as CBD or CBN, as well as THC Delta 9.Until there are better regulatory standards for the production of THC Delta 8, you may feel more comfortable opting for Delta 9 THC and CBD products.
Marijuana extracts can be processed so that a large percentage of THC Delta 9 is converted to THC Delta 8.Because it occurs naturally in such small quantities, the Delta 8 THC found in commercial products is usually made synthetically from CBD or THC Delta 9.