Delta-8 THC is a very important cannabinoid, especially thanks to its ability to serve as a softer and functional substitute for Delta-9 THC (or what we usually call "traditional marijuana.") Although it cannot be denied that Delta-9 THC is a strong compound – not to mention a strong and natural healer for those who suffer from host diseases and medical problems – it also brings some adverse side effects.
Paranoia and anxiety are often a list of unwanted side effects related to traditional marijuana – along with sleep problems and addiction with long-term use. Delta 8 THC doesn't seem to have a lot of these dangerous traits – at least not almost the same as Delta-9 THC. This makes it the main choice for those who are looking for similar relaxation properties and euphoria effects to Delta-9 THC, but with far fewer mental side effects.
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Delta-8 THC VS. Delta-9 THC: Comparison
"8" in Delta-8 shows the location of chemical bonds – which is only one place from Delta-9. Thanks to this structural similarity, Delta-8 also shares many of the same properties as Delta-9 THC (effects of euphoria, relaxing body, and mind, etc.). However, because of minor chemical differences between the two, there are also some important differences.
Like Delta-9, Delta-8 THC also binds CB1 receptors. But because it is more stable and mellow than a strong Cousin, Delta-8 produces a slightly lower effect, especially in terms of psychoactive nature. Many negative side effects of Delta-9 THC are much lighter with Delta-8, and users do not experience almost the scope of anxiety, paranoia, personality problems, etc., as usual with ordinary marijuana.