What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 THC, also referred to as D8, Delta 8, and Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol, is an isomer of cannabidiol or “CBD”. It is another type of cannabinoid found in the hemp plant like CBD, CBG, CBC, CBDv, and so on. Despite its name, it does not have the same kind of intoxicating effects as delta 9 THC. While Delta 8 can alter and elevate your mood, it is far less intoxicating and much more functional than Delta 9 THC. It can give a moderate “buzz” but without the same levels of intoxication, anxieties, or paranoia typically associated with delta 9 THC.

Delta 8 THC Compared to Delta 9 THC

While both Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC can be intoxicating, many users report Delta 8 THC as being a far superior extract and the opposite of Delta 9 THC in many of the best ways possible. Δ8THC users typically report feeling far more active and outgoing with increased confidence and almost none of the anxiousness and paranoia associated with Δ9THC usage. Delta 8 THC gives a more manageable “heady” feeling typically allowing for more activity while in use, compared to Δ9THC which tends to be felt more in the body and can often suppress physical activity.

In laymen’s terms, if you are using cannabinoids recreationally and want to get stuff done, hang out with friends, or have a video game marathon, Delta 8 THC may be the better choice. If you’re looking to sit on the couch and watch a movie, Delta 9 THC may be the way to go.


With Delta 8 THC having minimal drug testing research, it is not clear if a consumer of Delta 8 THC products would fail or pass a drug test. We have had consumer reports of both positive and negative drug tests while using Delta 8 products. Because Delta 8 THC is so closely related to Delta 9 THC it is possible it can show up positively on a drug test the same way Delta 9 THC would. Most traditional drug screen panels test for the presence of cannabinoids, delta 8 THC being a cannabinoid. It is not typical that a common drug screen panel would screen for certain cannabinoids to know if the consumer is using delta 8 or 9 THC. All cannabinoids are assumed to show the presence of cannabis in this case. It is advised that the use of any products that contain THC content should be used at your own discretion.