Delta-8 THC is a synthetic analogue of the delta-9-THC about which little is known for sure, as it has been synthesized and tested on animals but never in humans. It was made illegal recently because “it’s research chemicals bro” also apparently they were concerned about its recreational use and addiction potential and thus decided to make it an analogue of THCA.
No articles found saying that the police just swooped down on people who own delta 8 bundles or possess/use it, so we can assume that this substance isn’t currently illegal (though similar things have happened around the world). There are some countries where drugs aren’t yet controlled at all though I’m unaware if any of them produce or market Delta-8 THC.
I did find an article talking about the good effects of using delta-8 THC (and CBN) to treat cancer, but this was in 1974. The only information I could get about it’s effects is : “Delta-8 THC has similar binding properties to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), however, its psychoactive effects are somewhat different, and it appears to have a higher affinity for brain cannabinoid receptors . This means that Delta-8 THC may be more potent than other cannabinoids at very small doses.”
Here’s what it looks like:
The synthesis process seems simple enough to do at home if you had access to this precursor chemcial , though don’t expect it to be. It would probably take around 2 minutes to synthesize this stuff at home.
If you want to test it out, go ahead but make sure you have a scale capable of measuring micrograms because if whatever you made isn’t Delta-8 Vape Bundle Deal, there’s no point in taking it unless you enjoy wasting product. EDIT: I’ve been told by someone who claims knowledge on the subject that the picture is “old” and that actual research chemicals are usually much more finely milled / purer than the images provided.
Delta-8 THC is reportedly very similar to CBD , though what effects delta-8 THC has are unknown to me. If anyone has any info about these two compounds, feel free to share it in the comments below so others can learn along with you.