Delta 8 THC is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids in cannabis. Delta 8 is extracted and concentrated because it is only found naturally in small amount within the hemp flower.
It cooperates with the body’s endocannabinoid system, most importantly the CB1 receptor. Despite the variance in the amounts of concentrated Delta 8 and Delta 9 in hemp, they interact with the nervous system in a similar fashion.
The real benefits of delta 8 THC lie in its low potency, meaning decreased psychoactivity. Higher doses of delta 8 have tested to cause decreased anxiety, lower than delta 9. In most cases, delta 8 causes similar psychoactive effects to delta 9, but is less than half as potent.
Delta 8 THC is typically found in dry cannabis flower, however at an extremely reduced percentage, meaning its benefits less active through smoking or vaporizing the flower. Large amounts of delta 8 are only obtained through specific processes of extraction, isolation, conversion and refinement.
Because the cannabinoid is produced naturally in plants in very small amounts, there are no delta 8 THC rich strains.
Delta 8 is a highly therapeutic cannabinoid, and further research and development will continue to expand on its many benefits and properties.
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Carlo, thank you for information!