Delta-8 is a cannabis compound that has become popular because of its similarity to delta-9 THC, the main compound in cannabis that gets you high, causing euphoria, happiness, sedation, symptom relief, and much more. Large amounts of THC are found in a majority of cannabis strains.
THC’s scientific name is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or delta-9 THC, or just delta-9.
Delta-8 is short for delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, or delta-8 THC.
Delta-8 THC can cause effects similar to regular delta-9 THC — but they will be much less potent.