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The facts about Delta 8

Delta 8. It's not a flight number. It's a psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It's an isomer of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound commonly known as THC.

You probably didn't come here today for a chemistry lesson, but we're going to give you one anyway. Here are the facts about Delta 8 (Δ8) and what makes it so great:

  • Delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol - Δ8-THC an old cannabinoid with new interest.

  • Thermodynamically more stable isomer of Delta 9(Δ9)-THC.

  • Reported to help reduce pain and inflammation in corneal injury in mice, through its effects on the CB1 receptors.

  • Compared to Δ9-THC, they share many similar properties, such as reportedly. stimulating appetite, reducing nausea, treat glaucoma and with analgesic effects

  • In pediatric cancer chemotherapy, it has been used in small doses to prevent vomiting in children receiving chemotherapy.

  • Tends to exhibit less activity than Δ9-THC and is reported that Δ8-THC activities are approximately 80% those of Δ9-THC.

  • The conversion of Δ9-THC to Δ8-THC happens at elevated temperatures and in the presence of acidic conditions especially in aprotic solvents.

  • It's prepared either by total synthesis or semi synthesis.

  • In 1966 , Δ8-THC (1) was isolated from a petroleum ether extract of the flowering tops and leaves of marihuana grown in Maryland.

  • In 1970, the chemical structure of Δ8-THC was confirmed.

  • In 2015, three hydroxylated Δ8-THC-type cannabinoids were isolated from high-potency Cannabis sativa grown at the University of Mississippi using different. chromatographic techniques such as Vacuum Liquid Chromatography (VLC), Silica gel column chromatography and HPLC.

  • The molecular structure of Δ8-THC. It is very similar in molecular structure to Δ9-THC and the main difference is the location of the double bond.

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