What is delta-8? Learning the basics

Understanding the various compounds within cannabis can be a bit confusing, and it’s normal for an average person to be confused about what delta-8 is. In fact, many tend to mix up delta-8 with its more common sister compound, delta-9, which is typically the most common cannabinoid in THC.

While delta-9 THC is most commonly known for its psychoactive effects, delta-8 isn’t like delta9. What most people think of when considering the psychoactive effects of THC, is in fact, the delta-9 molecule.

However, delta-8 tends to have more calming and relaxing qualities compared to its delta-9 counterpart. Before we discuss further on its qualities, let’s look at what actually is delta-8:

What is delta-8?

Delta-8 is a variation of the familiar THC compound and it naturally occurs in most cannabis strains, but typically it’s only found in trace amounts. With the help of modern science, delta-8 can be refined from delta-9 to create new cannabis vaping experiences.

The advantages of delta-8 vary for each individual, but it’s commonly known for its reduced psychoactive qualities compared to the standard delta-9 THC.

By combining both delta-8 and live cannabis terpenes, our latest vape product helps reduce the THC’s psychotropic activity, which can create a more relaxed experience for consumers and patients. In addition, delta-8 connects to CB1 and CB2 receptors, and this bond tends to give you a more full-body effect.

Not all terpenes are derived from cannabis.

Contrary to popular belief, not all terpenes are derived from Cannabis because they are eliminated during the distillation process. In fact, botanical, food-derived terpenes are added back to replace them in several delta-8 cannabis vaping products. This is how most vapes get their popular flavors.

However, Matter’s d.8 THC vape cartridge doesn’t add botanical, food-derived terpenes back into the delta-8. Our exclusively live cannabis-derived process means that only the naturally-occurring terpenes are included in our product.

It’s a big step forward in terms of providing the high-tech convenience of vaping and the experience Mother Nature intended.

The Matter delta-8 THC vape cartridge, Razzmatazz d.8, is produced to provide a more balanced and calming approach for those looking into delta-8 products. More people are learning about the benefits of delta-8 and understanding its unique qualities.

Does Delta 8 THC get you high?

Well, the simple answer is YES. Most descriptions of the Delta 8 THC is that it is more mild or “lighter” than a traditional Delta 9 THC high. Users have also said that the high feels almost identical to D9 THC but without the associated paranoia or anxiety many experience.

Is it worth it?

Anybody who lives in a state where cannabis is still illegal or only available medically, or anyone who does not want to risk their safety with an illicit market Delta 9 THC vape cartridge might find Delta 8 THC to be a very strong alternative.

Currently, D8 THC is completely legal on the federal level and available in 38 states with multiple online retailers that ship nationwide. There are no dangers currently associated with D8 THC consumption compared to D9 THC, and the high seems to be at least comparable.