Can delta-8 THC provide some of the benefits of pot – with less paranoia and anxiety?

Delta-8 THC products have become one of the fastest-growing sectors of the hemp industry
The Conversation (Australia)
Monday, January 31, 2022

cannabis handsOver the past year, you may have seen something called delta-8 THC or “delta 8” appear in convenience stores and pharmacies alongside CBD gummies, oils and lotions. Delta-8 THC is a hemp-derived compound that’s closely related to delta-9 THC – what’s commonly called THC and is the psychoactive component of cannabis that’s responsible for the high that users feel. Like garden variety marijuana, delta-8 THC can be vaped or eaten. However, it’s rarely smoked. Anecdotally, its fans swear by its benefits – that it helps with relaxation and pain relief without intense highs that can veer into anxiety or paranoia.