THC, or the molecule in cannabis that gets you high, is otherwise known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. Most of the time the “delta-9” is omitted to keep the confusion to a minimum. However, with growing cannabis use and knowledge, we can pick and choose cannabinoids that fit our needs leading to the surge of Delta-8. The difference comes from the carbon bonds in the THC molecule, with 8 carbon chains instead of 9. This difference effects psychoactive potency, with Delta-8 being half as “heavy” as regular THC. Those who use Delta-8 report the experience being more clear-headed and functional, while still providing the same relaxing and therapeutic properties. Many people who stay away from sativas or anxiety inducing strains can turn to Delta-8 as a better option for a less sedating, calming high.