A Short Guide on Delta 8 THC

CBD has taken a prominent role in the daily lives of many people. Being one of the most researched cannabinoids next to the well known Delta-9-THC (the most predominant and psychoactive compound found in marijuana), many people have wondered if there is a happy medium between the two. We hear from several customers who say that for them Delta-8-THC is their happy medium.

What is Delta-8 -THC?

Delta-8-THC is nearly identical in the chemical structure to the version of THC that is in high concentrations in marijuana, Delta 9 THC. The major difference is that the double bond is shifted over one carbon. This difference in chemical structure affects the ability of Delta 8 to bind to the CB1 receptor thus may diminish the ability for the Delta 8 to produce as much of a psychotropic effect as Delta 9.



Source: practicalpainmanagement.com

The National Cancer Institute defines Delta 8 THC as: 

“An analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system; CB1 receptor activation inhibits adenyl cyclase, increases mitogen-activated protein kinase activities, modulates several potassium channel conductances and inhibits N- and P/Q-type Ca2+ channels. This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC), the primary form of THC found in cannabis.” 


Antiemetic: (chiefly of a drug) preventing vomiting.

Anxiolytic: (chiefly of a drug) used to reduce anxiety.

Analgesic: (of a drug) acting to relieve pain.



What Delta-8-THC products do you carry?

While more and more Delta 8 products are coming onto the market, we have taken our time to carefully craft our variety of products to appeal to all consumer bases with many more to come! Our Delta 8 Tinctures with 420mg of Delta 8 THC and two flavors ‘Strawberry Kush’ and ‘Grape Ape’. The tincture is held under the tongue for approximately 1 - 1 ½ minutes and tends to start to take effect in about 15 minutes. Our Delta 8 Distillate Vape Cartridges OG Kush’ and ‘Grand Daddy Purp’ which is taken through inhalation into the lungs, this is one of the fastest ways to the bloodstream, but also one of the quickest ways out. Delta 8 Gummies in a 5 count or a 15 count at 25mg of Delta 8 a piece and the Delta 8 Chocolate at 25mg per square are ingested through the system, and from what studies have shown can take effect in approximately 45 minutes potentially lasting upwards of 8-10 hours. Every product and batch of our products undergo heavy third party lab testing to assure what we say is and is not in the product is true. We post all of these lab test results on our website and you can find these results at the following link:



There is whole realm to explore when learning about CBD and if you have any questions our team is always happy to help if you visit any of our retail stores, chat with us at https://discovercbd.com, or give us a call toll-free at 1-844-GO-CBD-NOW (462-2366) 

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