As per the actual definition of delta-8 THC according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the molecule has “antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.” Much like delta-9 it binds to the CB1 receptor, but unlike delta-9 it is not associated with as strong psychoactive properties.
Delta-8 is not a newly found molecule, and research into it didn’t just begin. As early as 1974 a study came out that had been done to see if delta-8 had an effect on the immune system. What they found is that not only did it not detract from an immune response, but that it has cancer fighting abilities as well. The study looked at delta-8, delta-9, CBN, and CBD. In this particular study it was not CBD that showed the greatest effect, but rather delta-8 and delta-9. The study participants were mice, and after 10 days of treatment with delta-9 showed slowed tumor growth depending on dose. After 20 days of treatment with delta-8, the mice showed a decrease in the size of the actual tumor. In this instance the delta-8 was combined with CBN.
There are still a lot of unknowns with delta-8, like how much less psychoactive delta-8 is, and how this relates to how it makes users feel. A 1973 study came out with the statistic of delta-8 having 2/3 the psychoactive effects as delta-9, a significant decrease, but hardly an insignificant amount for a person to feel it.
This means delta-8 gives patients and adult-users the ability to gain many of the same (and possibly more) of the benefits of delta-9, but with less of an actual high.
It has been alluded to that this lack of psychoactive ability also makes users experience less anxiety, making for a good alternative for users who want the benefits of THC – medical or otherwise – without feeling amped-up.
There doesn’t seem to be an exact consensus on how it makes a person feel, however many publications report that it produces a high that is more energizing, and less heavy, leaving users with a clearer mind, and more relaxed.
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