Understanding the various compounds within cannabis can be tricky, and it’s not uncommon for the average person to be confused about what is delta-8. In fact, many tend to mix up delta-8 with it’s more popular sister compound, delta-9, which is typically the most common cannabinoid in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
While delta-9 THC is most commonly known for its psychoactive effects, delta-8 is a bit different. What most people think of when considering the psychoactive effects of THC, is in fact, the delta-9 molecule.
However, delta-8 tends to have more calming and relaxing qualities compared to its delta-9 counterpart. Before we dive into its qualities, let’s look at what actually is delta-8.