There is a reason CBD has become so popular: it has a vast number of health benefits. CBD differs from marijuana because it contains no THC, which is the compound that is responsible for psychoactive effects like euphoria, relaxation, and sedation. Delta 8 is an amazing new product line that is lighting the CBD world on fire. It’s a compound that has all the benefits of CBD combined with a similar benefit to your psyche that is comparable to cannabis.
What are Delta-9 and Delta-8?
Both THC and CBD contain cannabinoids. THC has the scientific name of delta-9 THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. Delta-8 is the scientific name for delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol or delta-8 THC. Delta-8 provides many of the same benefits for mental wellness as THC, without the same potency. When people talk about THC, they typically don’t attach the delta-9 or delta-8 for clarification, but they are very closely related.
Why is that important? Currently, Delta-8 is legal due to the 2018 Farm Bill. It is a product that is extracted from both cannabis and hemp. The bill allows for the legal growth of hemp across the United States, which means that technically, Delta-8 is legal for use. States that do not allow the production of Delta-9, which is extracted from cannabis, do allow for Delta-8 because it can be produced from hemp.
Both Delta-9 and Delta-8 bind to the endocannabinoid system, causing a euphoric or “high" mental feeling. They both have a double bond, which is responsible for psychoactive symptoms. But Delta-8 and Delta-9 differ chemically, because the double bond is in a different placement. Both contain carbon atoms, but Delta-9 binds on the ninth carbon and Delta-8 on the eighth. The difference in bond placement changes the potency of how it affects the body.
The Benefits of Delta-8
For people living in states where THC or Delta-9 are not legal, Delta-8 provides the same positive effects but legally. Also, many prefer Delta-8 because it has the same positive euphoric effects but tends not to have the same adverse effects as THC, like short-term memory loss, anxiety, dry mouth, increased appetite, or paranoia.
CBD Versus Delta-8
CBD doesn’t bind as quickly to the cannabinoid system, which makes it non-intoxicating. But it still provides a host of medicinal therapeutic properties. However, it might not contain all of the mental health benefits that THC can. Delta-8 offers the best of both worlds: it works to help physically, as well as offering the same psychoactive benefits without the adverse ones that are typically associated with THC or Delta-9.
Is Delta-8 Right for You?
If you already enjoy the benefits of CBD, then Delta-8 is just one more great step to wellness. Unlike THC – which is illegal and comes with some adverse effects – Delta-8 provides all the great benefits of both CBD and THC. The only way to know for sure whether it is for you is to give it a try. There are no risks to users, and it is a great alternative to medicinal agents that can come with unwanted effects.
The Cannabis Pharmacy is committed to providing the very best CBD products in the industry. We are pleased to announce the offering of Delta-8 products. We believe that it will bring a whole new level of goodness to the CBD-loving community!