What do you need to know about THC Delta-8? Although THC Delta-9 is the most well-known cannabinoid in cannabis flower, it isn't the only powerful chemical component. One of its isomer, THC Delta-8, is also one of the four most common cannabinoids, which has some differences in chemical structure and effects.
As THC delta-8 is a lighter version of delta-9, there is a slight difference in user experience. When it comes to the intoxicating effect, anxieties, or paranoias, the delta-8 has a lighter level compared to the delta-9.
This is why you just have a moderate "buzz" and less "high" when using. So if you seek the benefit of THC but don't want to become overly intoxicated, then delta-8 is what you're looking for.
According to the National Cancer Institute, delta-8-THC can be defined as:
“An analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. [Delta-8-THC] binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system…This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than [delta-9-THC], the primary form of THC found in cannabis.”
Delta-8-THC is chemically different from delta-9-THC by only a few atomic bonds and still offers a potent high of its own.
Now that we know a bit about Delta-8 THC here are a list of the top Delta-8 flowers;
The first strain we have is Girl Scout Cookies; Girl Scout Cookies is an indica-dominant hybrid crossed between OG Kush and Durban Poison. This strain has a sweet, earthy aroma with hints of citrus. Known for it's fully body relaxation , GSC delives a full dose of relaxation to its users.
Next we have Zkittlez named after the fruity candy “skittles”. Zkittlez is a mix of Grape Ape and Grapefruit that is crossed with another undisclosed strain to produce this candy-flavored strain. The effects of Zkittlez are calming, leaving users alert, and happy while relaxing the body to help unwind any time of day.
Named liked the cereal It also has a sweet apple taste. Apple Jack is a cross of Jack Herer and White Widow. This potent combination embodies the uplifting clarity of Jack Herer while applying a warm, soothing relaxation to the body. This strain is great for users with chronic physical pain and nausea. Apple Jack delivers a sweet apple flavor on inhale paired with notes of skunk and earth.
Blue Dream, a sativa-dominant hybrid, is made by crossing Blueberry with Haze. This strain balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration. With sweet berry notes, Blue Dream offers symptom relief without heavy sedative effects. This makes Blue Dream a popular daytime medicine for patients treating pain, depression, nausea and other ailments.
Named for its grape-like smell, this indica is known for providing relaxation that can help soothe pain, stress and anxiety. Its dense buds are covered in deep purple leaves.
Lastly we have White Runtz. Made by crossing Zkittlez and Gelato, this Indica-Dominant Hybrid strain packs a ton of sweet citrus flavor in its dense white buds. White Runtz is known to assist in pain relief, relaxation, appetite stimulation, and sleep assistance.
So if you are looking for a “just right” type of high without the highly psychoactive effect of Delta-9 THC. Then try out Delta-8 THC it gives you a great high with a tolerable euphoric feel and all the medical benefits of CBD packed with great flavors. The strains that were listed are the top rated flowers. You can find these strains online or at your nearest smoke shop and/or dispensary. There are many forms of Delta-8 THC like flowers, there’s concentrates, edibles, cartridges, and vapes. So give it a try and I guarantee you’ll be a highly satisfied customer.