Delta-8 is naturally occurring in most cannabis strains, but it's traditionally only found in trace amounts. Delta-8 THC is commonly sourced from hemp, not cannabis, which is why it's currently sold in many states where cannabis is illegal. Delta-8 has similar properties to Delta-9 THC but with less psychoactive potency, making it better for treating nausea. To be more specific, nearly all delta-8 THC currently on the market is derived from CBD extracted from federally legal hemp. Delta-8 THC is less potent than Delta-9. Like THC and CBD, Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid. Delta 8 is produced by creating an isolate of Delta 9, known as THC, so Delta 8 does have psychoactive properties. You could fail a drug test with Delta-8. Delta-8 is legal federally, and most state laws don't specifically address it.
Delta-8 and has been found to stimulate appetites, have pain relieving, anti-anxiety, and anti-nausea properties. Researchers have tested it on children with cancer and found that it stopped nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.