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While delta-9-THC is most commonly known for its psychoactive effects, delta-8-THC is a bit different.
The two share many similar properties, such as reportedly stimulating appetite, reducing nausea, and soothing pain, delta-8-THC tends to exhibit a lower psychotropic potency than delta-9-THC.
The benefits of delta-8-THC vary for each individual, but it’s typically known for its reduced psychoactive qualities compared to the standard delta-9-THC.
Chemists began experimenting with delta-8-THC for years, and in 1975 researchers found it could shrink cancer tumors in rats.
In 1995 scientists in Israel gave delta-8-THC to pediatric cancer patients suffering from nausea associated with chemotherapy and found it stopped vomiting, with a 100% success rate over 480 treatments.