Delta-8 THC (or Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, D8 for short) is a naturally occurring chemical compound called a cannabinoid that’s found in small traces in cannabis plants. Its popularity is on the rise, and you can find it everywhere from boutique weed dispensaries to convenience store shelves.
D8 is just one of numerous pharmacologically active compounds called cannabinoids that can be extracted from cannabis and used for therapeutic value.
Cannabinoids like D8 bind to special receptors in the body. Together, this biological network of receptors make up what is known as the endocannabinoid system, or the ECS. This system regulates mood balance, fear perception, fight-or-flight response, memory, emotional outlook, sleep/wake cycles, pain sensation, motor control, immune system function, and body temperature.