WHAT IS DELTA 8 THC?
You may have heard of Delta-8 THC and have been wondering what it is and how it is different from the standard THC we all know and hear about. Typically, when someone talks about THC, they are referring to Delta-9-THC, the main form of THC found in cannabis.
So, What is Delta-8-THC?
Delta-8-THC is a minor cannabinoid with a lower potency than Delta-9-THC. While the effects are similar, they aren’t nearly as strong. For example, it is believed that when someone consumes Delta-8, he or she experiences a calm, focused high without the paranoia that can sometimes occur with Delta-9. So, some people claim Delta-8 is better for reducing stress and anxiety because the effects are not as strong as Delta-9.
What is Delta-8 Used For?
People use THC for a variety of reasons. Some use it to relax at the end of the day and others use to sleep better. People that have consumed Delta-8-THC claim that it has calming effects without making them feel foggy. It has also been known to help:
Stimulate appetite, Reduce nausea, Provide relief from chronic pain, Reduce inflammation, Reduce stress and enhance mood, and Help with deeper sleep.
How It Works: according to research, Delta-8-THC has a slightly different molecular structure than Delta-9-THC, causing it to bind differently to the CB1 receptor. Because of this, people who ingest Delta-8 generally experience a different high than they would if they consumed Delta-9. The results are typically a clearer high with reduced anxiety and higher concentration.
Delta-8 is about 50 percent less potent than Delta-9.
WHAT IS DELTA 9 THC?
Delta 9 THC is a cannabinoid, one of the hundreds of chemical compounds naturally found in cannabis plants. There are two categories of cannabis plants: hemp and marijuana. Delta 9 THC is most famous for being the primary compound in marijuana, but hemp also contains a very small amount of Delta 9 THC.
Ways to Take THC Delta 8
Now that you know about the effects of THC, here are some of the most common ways to consume it:
·Vape cartridge: one of the most common ways to consume THC is via a vaping cartridge. The substance is extracted from the flower and used in a vape cartridge or pen. Vape pens are believed to be a better source for inhaling THC and do not cause discomfort in the lungs like other forms of smoking may.
·Delta 8 Edibles: Gummies and chewing gums containing Delta-8 are popular forms of edibles. There are a number of edible products out there such as chocolates and peanut butter nuggets. Be sure to pay attention to the amount you are consuming, however. Some edibles contain multiple doses in each.
·Oral tinctures infused with Delta-8: oral tinctures infused with Delta-8 THC can be used to drop the TCH under the tongue. This is one of the fastest ways for it to absorb into the body.
·Delta-8 hemp joints: hemp pre-rolls are pre-rolled “joints” that are ready to be smoked.
If you are interested in trying Delta-8, there are several ways to consume it. You may want to try various methods to find out which best suits you. At Cleveland Botanical Destination, we offer Delta-8-TCH in various forms, including gummies, moonrocks, dab syringes, Delta-8 hemp joints, peanut butter nuggets, chocolate bars, mango hard candy, and a vape pen. Let us know if you have questions about any of our products!
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA?
Hemp and marijuana are actually from the same family – Cannabis Sativa. There is really only one difference between the two, and that is how much Delta 9 THC and CBD they contain. United States federal law defines marijuana as any cannabis plant with more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC on a dry weight basis. Hemp is any cannabis plant with 0.3% Delta 9 THC or less. Marijuana typically has the highest concentrations of D9 THC, while hemp has high amounts of CBD.
According to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is federally legal, and marijuana is not. Many states have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use, but the federal government still classifies it as a schedule 1 controlled substance. Federal and state laws may differ, but hemp-derived products are technically legal on both levels.