Delta-8-THC and delta-9-THC are both isomers of the same molecule, with the only difference being the location of a double bond between two carbons. Delta 8 has a double bond on the eighth carbon atom of its molecular structure, while Delta 9 has a double bond on the ninth carbon atom. This minor difference in molecular structure results in a significant difference in potency, with Delta 8 being approximately half as potent as Delta 9.Delta 9 THC is the cannabinoid that most marijuana users look for when they want to have a euphoric high, and it is found in significant amounts in cannabis sativa plants. On the other hand, Delta 8 THC is found in hemp plant material in minimal quantities and harvesting enough plant raw material to take advantage of the low levels of Delta 8 would require too much time, effort and money. The delta-8-THC craze began when an excess of CBD extracted from hemp grown in the USA caused the price of CBD to plummet.
This led to an increase in demand for other cannabinoids, such as Delta 8 THC, which can be extracted from hemp plants. When it comes to intoxication capacity, Delta 8 is approximately half as potent as Delta 9.Delta 9 binds to CB-1 receptors in the brain and can produce strong psychoactive effects, such as euphoria, relaxation, talkativeness and laughter.