Delta 8 THC
The efficacy and stability of delta-8-THC make it an extremely valuable cannabis-derived chemical compound. The distillate’s benefits and effects serve both medical and recreational consumers alike, and it illustrates the power of individual chemical constituents within cannabis. As science defines and refines the applications for cannabis’s eclectic collection of cannabinoids, we will benefit, one puff at a time.
Delta-8-THC, one of the four most common cannabinoids, is similar to its psychoactive relative Delta-9-THC, but with several key differences.
Delta-8-THC is chemically different from delta-9-THC by only a few atomic bonds and still offers a potent high of its own.
Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol has a lower psychotropic potency than its close cousin delta-9 THC, which is the most abundant cannabis constituent found in cannabis.
It is known to connect to both CB1 and CB2 receptors in our bodies.
A study was conducted in 1995 by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam in conjunction with Shaare Zedek Hospital, Bikur Holim Hospital, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In this study, delta-8 THC was administered to eight children ranging from 3 to 13 years of age with various hematologic cancers. These children had been treated with different drugs and [chemotherapy] for eight months prior to treatment with delta-8-THC. The delta-8-THC treatments started two hours before each session of chemo and continued every six hours for 24 hours. With this treatment, vomiting was completely prevented and side-effects were reported as negligible.
With the help of science, we too hope to influence and advance the benefits of delta-8-THC as well as all other cannabis-derived compounds.