Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC): What it is, and how it differs from delta-9.

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

Just as quickly as CBD entered the market, so too now are other cannabinoid supplements. CBG (cannabigerol) and delta-8-THC have been the new cannabis buzzwords of 2020. Delta-8-tetra-hydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC) is becoming increasingly common to find, but what exactly is it? How does it relate to delta-9-THC? What are its effects? Is it safe? Our researchers set out to give you the best possible answers to date.

Notable Cannabinoid Discoveries...

The first scientific cannabinoid discovery occurred in 1895, when Wood, Sivey, & Easterfield isolated and identified cannabinol (CBN). It then took scientists 40 years to reveal the chemical structure of this newly discovered plant molecule, which exhibited anti-inflammatory and anti-convulsant properties. By this point, research into the cannabis plant was becoming more popular. In the 1940s, R. Adams and his colleagues identified a second cannabinoid - cannbidiol (CBD).