What’s the real difference between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC? In this article we set the record straight about these two cannabinoid compounds. 

 

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Overview
Hemp and marijuana plants include various active components; however, there is a heavy focus on two specific natural elements found in these plants. This includes DELTA 8 and DELTA 9 THC. Here is everything you need to know about these two compounds, including the key differences.


What is "THC"?
In short, THC is a psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. Marijuana contains a higher concentration of THC than industrial hemp. The endocannabinoid system has CB1 and CB2 receptors. THC binds the CB1 receptor to produce a “high” effect, while the CB2 induces relaxation.

 

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What is "DETLA 8"?
DELTA 8 THC naturally occurs in the cannabis plant, both hemp, and marijuana. Although it generally exists in small quantities, it can be obtained through distillation. Its special molecular structure exhibits unique effects when consumed, including high neural pathway protection and chronic pain relief. There are numerous DELTA 8 products on the market ranging from oils to edibles.

 

What is "DELTA 9"?
DELTA 9 is also naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. This molecule; however, incudes the classic “high” feeling. Due to its potency and structure, it is more likely to induce elation and a "head high" rather than a relaxing "body high".

 

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The Differences
Unlike DELTA 9, DELTA 8 THC delivers a significantly smoother experience. To sum up, both compounds naturally occur in cannabis plants. DELTA 9 THC is the well-known THC component in marijuana, while DELTA 8 is its less potent counterpart.

 

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