The cannabis sativa is a plant that has been used throughout history for its medicinal, recreational, and industrial properties. Regarding its medicinal and recreational uses, the two main compounds most people know about are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (usually referred to as THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These compounds have been studied to understand their effects and side effects with the rigors of science.

These two compounds have been used to treat symptoms like lack of appetite, insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, tremors, and nausea. This has been paramount in aiding in the treatment of cancer, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's patients. Also, as part of the therapy for many mood-related diseases like depression or generalized anxiety disorder.

But, with the improvement in extraction techniques, many new compounds have started flourishing out of the cannabis plant. One of the most famous in recent days is Delta-8 THC. As it can be intuited, there are a few differences between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC (the aforementioned common THC). This is why many people have started taking Delta-8 THC, expecting the same results as with normal THC.

However, users have reported that these differences seem to stack up to actual changes in the therapeutic and recreational effects of Delta-8 THC, like so:

  1. Milder: One of the main issues with THC is that its intoxicating effects can affect daily life activities. The main benefit of Delta-8 products is that they have milder sedative effects. Meaning users can control more accurately the balance between therapeutic and intoxicating effects.
  2. Reduced side effects: Since the Delta-8 effects can be considered milder when compared to the usual Delta-9 THC, the side effects behave in a similar manner. This allows users that require an extra boost in controlling their pain, anxiety, etc. to control their symptoms without having to deal with dry mouth, red eyes, or unwanted intoxication.

Overall, Delta-8 THC could be considered a milder and more controlled version of THC. This allows for greater symptom control with fewer side effects and less intoxication. However, this does not mean that Delta-8 THC doesn't have psychoactive properties. But its effects are not as intense. This is why even recreational users would still find enjoyment when using Delta-8 products. In conclusion, there are still many secrets to be found in the cannabis sativa plant. But, as time passes, more options are opened for the users to have more control in achieving their desired experience each and every time.

For more information on Delta-8 THC, contact a local dispensary.