The National Cancer Institute defines delta-8-THC as:
“An analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. [Delta-8-THC] binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system…This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than [delta-9-THC], the primary form of THC found in cannabis.”
Delta-8-THC and delta-9-THC are only different by a few atomic bonds but delta-8-THC has lower psychotropic potency than delta-9-THC.
Deep Roots Apothecary carries Delta-8 products and staff is always on hand to answer your questions.