When someone is talking about Delta 8 flower, they are talking about the raw buds or leaves or the hemp plant. Hemp, like marijuana, is a cannabis plant that can be smoked. This raw flower is then infused with pure Delta 8 THC distillate. Since hemp flower is naturally full spectrum, meaning it contains all parts of the cannabis plant, it will have all the cannabinoids in it including CBD.
Now you are probably still wondering what Delta 8 is. Delta 8 is a form of THC like Delta 9 THC. It is naturally occurring in the hemp plant just like Delta 9 THC. Delta 9 is what we normally think about in the marijuana plant that gives you the high or euphoric feeling. Delta 8, like Delta 9, will give you a high feeling, but it is often described as about 80% as strong as Delta 9. It is often associated with less paranoia or anxiety than Delta 9.
Delta 8 comes in many different strain options. Think of different strains of flower like different types of produce. There are many kinds of apples in the store that will each have their own unique flavor. Delta 8 flower is the same way with each strain having its own flavor. In addition, each strain has its own terpene profile, which gives each strain unique characteristics. Some strains may be more recommended for pain while others may be better for anxiety or sleep. This is where you will be able to customize the type of effect you are looking for.