All in all, Delta-8 is an extremely potent cannabinoid which dozens of potential health benefits to offer. It has a psychoactive effect and will give you that ‘happy buzz’. It’s a CBD isomer that comes from CBD and hemp, and any product with delta-8 THC is federally legal for sale and purchase in the United States. The differences between Delta-8 and Delta-9 at the molecular level are slim. Both are made up of double chains. The number following the “Delta” is the carbon chain to which they attach. Outside of this, the binding process of the cannabinoid with our receptors is practically the same since both bind to CB1, which is usually the one that produces the psychoactive effects. However, as we will see, it is also the one that binds to CBD. However, since the body metabolizes it the same as THC and most drug tests test for a byproduct of THC not the THC itself there is a chance that you could fail a drug test if you take it.