Delta-8 THC is a compound that comes from the hemp plant. It has a molecular structure that is slightly different than it’s cousin, Delta-9 THC (the well-known compound in marijuana). Delta-8 THC is intoxicating like Delta-9 THC, but many people report that the effects are not as strong. It is a gentler option that lets the user relax and decompress.
Delta-8 THC was made federally legal by the 2018 Farm Bill. However there are 11 states where (as of the publishing of this text) Delta-8 THC is considered to be illegal: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, and Utah. Please consult the laws of your state prior to purchasing any Delta-8 product.
Everybody’s body is a little bit different, and your own personal experience will depend on a variety of factors, like your own tolerance or sensitivity toward THC, the quantity taken, the type of product, the quality of the brand, and more. That said, the general consensus is that Delta-8 delivers a milder level of intoxication than its Delta-9 THC counterpart.