Delta-8 is a psychotropic (mind altering) herbal/botanical whose primary active ingredient is Delta-8-THC. Delta-8-THC is a very potent psychoactive fatty acid that is thought to be similar to the active ingredient of Delta-9 tetrahydrocurrate (THC), albeit much less toxic. Delta-8 THC has been shown to be the cause of much confusion in those with psychiatric disorders; however this effect is only temporary. Delta-8 THC has been tested in over 600 people with schizophrenia and found to be mildly effective in reducing some of their symptoms. Delta-8-THC is not currently illegal and is available from many health food stores. Many Delta-8 THC products are Delta-8 CBD products that are derived from hemp rather than from the psychoactive substance Delta-9.