Delta-8 Is A Milder Version Of The Classic THC:
It is estimated by various experts throughout the World that Delta-8 has just about 50% to 75% potency of the more popular Delta-9 THC, which is the THC most people are familiar with.
Despite being less potent, the Delta-8 cannabinoid still has the potential of getting you baked as said by the cannabis expert Peter Grinspoon.
Grinspoon, a primary care physician at Harvard Medical seems to be of the opinion that even though the Delta-8 THC is much less potent than the Delta-9 THC, it still has the potential to get you high.
According to him, comparing Delta-8 to Delta-9 is a lot like comparing Vodka to Beer. Which makes sense as even though beer is less potent than vodka, it is still more than capable of getting you drunk.
It has been observed that the Delta-8 binds to the receptors slightly differently than Delta-9 which may explain its milder effects on humans. The reason why this happens is because of the location of one chemical bond that sets them apart.
Albeit, both Delta-8 and Delta-9 have been known to activate the endocannabinoid system of your body and are almost identical to each other.
Getting high on the Delta-8 compound is a lot similar to getting drunk by drinking beer, you can also get very high on Delta-8 if you consume it enough.
Although, some people do claim that getting high on Delta-8 feels more controlled than how it feels after consuming the regular THC, which brings us to the next point;
Delta-8 Is For The One’s Anxious About Trying Weed:
As stated by the Fresh Bros CEO, Rahman, smoking some Delta-8 is a lot like drinking a glass of wine than getting completely thrashed.
Rahman further states that, people who consume Delta-8 for the first time often talk about how much they loved it and describe how much it makes them feel good, people also claim that it feels a lot like drinking a glass of wine.
Delta-8 is the most popular among people who need cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. It is also popular among people who feel anxious about consuming weed and want to opt for something milder.
Grinspoon further tells the Insider that he is unable to recall just the sheer amount of people who would love to use Cannabis as pain relief instead of various Opiates but can’t as just the idea of consuming weed makes them anxious.
He further claims that the Delta-8 compound might just be the best option for people like that. However, he also claims that the medical benefits of Delta-8 are still unknown.
In 1995, a group of scientists found out that the consumption of cannabinoid prevented eight children who were undergoing cancer treatment from vomiting.
Although, large scale studies are still needed to be done in order to determine whether Delta-8 may have the same therapeutic effects as those caused by THC or CBD. Which brings us to the next point;
More Research Is Needed On It’s Effects On The Human Body And Brain:
Rahman whose company, Fresh Bros sells various Delta-8 products like the Delta-8 vapes, gummies and tinctures and other comparatively lesser-known cannabinoids claims that the Delta-8 compound has gained immense popularity over the years.
The craze for CBD lasted throughout 2019 and consumers are now looking forward to taking more and more cannabinoids with noticeable effects and Delta-8 might just be the thing that they need.
Although he still has some old regular clients who still prefer the traditional compounds of CBD, it is observed that the newer customers are drawn towards the Delta-8 variant instead, he claims.
The steadily growing interest in the Delta-8 will also eventually attract more researchers to study its effects in depth Grinspoon said.
Despite the extraction process of Delta-8 being a way more expensive and complicated process, it has time and time again, proven itself to be profitable.
Although Grinspoon is rather optimistic about the Delta-8 compound, he still believes in remaining cautious about several claims of potential benefits of this compound until some concrete studies arise.
Grinspoon seems to be of the opinion that people need to be patient and wait for the scientific evidence instead of romanticizing about these new cannabinoids to the point that we get ahead of ourselves.
Does Delta-8 Aid Your Sleep?
Cannabis, also known as cannabidiol or CBD, which is basically the non-psychotropic part of the plant, has now been used as a natural sleep aid since ancient times.
Several new researches are now claiming that CBD can help you with insomnia, making it easier for you to fall asleep, it can also calm your anxiety and can even help improve your sleep quality.
According to the NCI, Delta-8 plays an important role in improving your sleep quality by calming down internal processes like your breath, mental activity and your heart rate.
Now how does it do that? Well, the NCI claims that Delta-8 binds twice with the cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system, causing your heart rate, breath and mind activities to relax.
This way, the Delta-8 compound helps you experience a sense of calmness and regulates your sleep cycle ultimately promoting rest.
But of course, as every cloud has silver linings, in this case, the research on cannabis and sleep that claims Delta-8 can improve your sleep is limited.
In the case of Delta-8 however, the silver lining lies in the fact that it possesses lesser psychoactive effects compared to the Delta-9 THC compound.
Ian Bush, marketing director for Hii Stick, a Delta-8 company that offers an increasing variety of products says that once he falls asleep, he’s a pretty good sleeper, but the challenge lies in falling asleep in the first place, he says.
Bush further claims that Delta-8 offers a quiet mind and a relaxed body which according to him are the key ingredients of a good night’s sleep.
It’s the pain-relieving properties of Delta-8 that have the potential to improve your sleep.