When you see something labeled 8-Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, on a cannabis product, you might think it’s referring to the percentage of THC in the product. However, that number actually refers to Delta 8 Tinctures. While they’re similar in name and both make up part of the cannabinoid profile of cannabis products, they have very different effects on user, so different that they are considered by many to be the next big step in cannabis legalization efforts.
Delta 8 Tinctures are minor cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. Unlike its more well-known cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), delta-8 has milder psychoactive effects. This makes it appealing to those who want the benefits of cannabis without the high. Additionally, delta-8 is said to have anti-anxiety and anti-nausea properties. Some people also believe that it can help with pain relief.
The strain behind delta-8
Delta-8 is an isomer of CBD. Unlike delta-9 THC, it doesn’t make you feel high. Instead, it produces more of a clear-headed feeling. People report feeling more relaxed and less anxious when taking delta-8. This makes it a popular choice for those who want the benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects.
The extraction processes
To make a delta 8 tincture, cannabinoids are extracted from the cannabis plant using CO2, ethanol, or another solvent. The extract is then diluted with a carrier oil, such as MCT oil or hemp seed oil. This makes it easier to dispense the correct dosage from a dropper bottle.