Delta–8 is able to connect to the same CB1 receptor as delta-9 THC, as well as the CB2 receptor. According to The National Cancer Institute, delta–8 THC is defined as “an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic and neuroprotective properties.”
Delta–8 THC is an isomer or analogue of delta-9 THC which is the most abundant cannabinoid found in cannabis flower. … Delta–8 only naturally occurs in minuscule amounts in cannabis. It has strong anti-nausea, anti-anxiety, pain relief and neuroprotective effects.