What's the Difference Between Delta-8 and Delta-9?

Difference between delta-8 and delta-9

In a previous post What’s the deal with Delta? we covered what Delta-9-THC is and what makes it legal. Here we’ll explain what’s the difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9. 

Hemp-derived Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) and delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) are both naturally occurring compounds found in the hemp and cannabis plant. While they are structurally similar, there are some differences between them:

Psychoactive effects: Delta-9-THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis and is responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis use. Delta-8-THC also has psychoactive effects, but they are generally considered to be less potent than those of delta-9-THC.

Medical benefits: D9 is known to have several potential medical benefits, including pain relief, appetite stimulation, and nausea reduction. D8 has similar properties and may also have potential medical benefits, but research is new and ongoing.

Availability: Both compounds are generally widely available but, D9 came out earlier. 

It’s important to note that the effects of THC can vary depending on the individual and the specific product used, and that the use of THC should always be approached with caution and in compliance with local laws and regulations.

In conclusion, hemp-derived THC products are a legal and safe way to experience the potential health benefits of THC without worrying about legal issues or negative side effects. By understanding the 2018 Farm Bill and choosing high-quality products, consumers can enjoy the benefits of hemp-derived THC with peace of mind.

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