Depending on quality, quantity and other factors, both delta-8 and delta-9 THC can produce intoxicating psychoactive effects, or a “high”. Despite their similarities, delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC also have important differences that you should understand before consuming either substance. Over the years, cannabis use spread across the continent and then around the world, and many people continued to use it to treat a variety of ailments. Ancient Egyptians used cannabis to treat hemorrhoids and facilitate childbirth.
Evidence from India shows documents dating back thousands of years that praise its ability to reduce anxiety and increase happiness. There is evidence in many parts of the world of the medicinal use of cannabis, but even more evidence of industrial use, giving importance to hemp textiles. The two most important cannabinoids, and the two that normally make up most of the cannabinoids in cannabis, are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Both delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC are composed of the same set of elements (carbon, hydrogen and oxygen), only they differ slightly in the arrangement of those elements, says Dr.