So What is Delta-8 THC, and How is it Similar To Delta-9?
Delta-8 is an organically derived hemp compound that has grown in popularity due to its similarity to delta-9 THC, which is the most compound in cannabis that gets you high. Delta-9 THC as well as it's close cousin Delta-8 THC has been known to cause a euphoric feeling, happiness, sedation, symptom relief, and far more. Large amounts of THC are traditionally found in the cannabis plant itself, where as Delta-8 THC is actually found within the hemp plant.
The similarities between the 2 cannabinoids dwell within their chemical structures, and the fact one comes from the hemp plant itself and the other from cannabis. Incase you were wondering THC’s full name is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as delta-9 THC, or just simply delta-9. When describing Delta-8 on a scientific level is brief for delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, or delta-8 THC. Delta-8 THC is most commonly known for causing super similar effects as regular THC—but depending on the individual it may be much less potent. Keep in mind this in on a case by case basis and our consumer base has reported a significant increase in effects when taking our product.
Delta-8 and delta-9 are both varieties of THC. In their common usage, when people ask about THC they're traditionally talking about delta-9 THC. (In this text ,from this time forward when referring to "THC" we will be discussing Delta-8 THC in its entirety.
Currently, Delta-8 THC is federally legal. THC is extracted from either hemp or cannabis during a tedious extraction process. In 2018 Congress passed the Farm Bill that allows all hemp products to be legally grown and extracted from to use for consumption across the nation. Whereas delta-9 THC is extracted from the cannabis plant, so unfortunately isn't protected under the farm bill, although it is from the same plant. Hemp is legally grown and legally extracted from across the United States from coast to coast and is becoming more popular with each waking day.
Nearly all delta-8 THC across the nation is manufactured from LEGALLY hemp-derived CBD, which keeps the product covered under the 2018 Farm Bill to be federally legal.
In the states where traditional THC is against the law individuals that typically crave cannabis products and are now looking to delta-8 because more than likely it's going to be legal in their state. Although it is believed to be less potent than regular THC, cannabis-based and hemp-based extractors are rallying the troops and ramping up product to meet the delta-8 THC need across the nation.
Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC: What is The TRUE Difference?
Just like delta-9 THC the delta-8 THC compound actually binds to the body's endocannabinoid system, which in most cases causes the traditional sensation of feeling "high." When observing the compounds chemical makeup, they are similar in having a double bond within their structure. This particular bond bas been tied to the euphoric and intoxicating feeling you're experiencing when consuming both products.
Although they share the chemical bond in structure, they're actually placed on a different double bond. Both structures have a chain of carbon atoms, but unlike delta-9 THC delta-8 has the bond located on the 8th ca0bron (hence the name delta-8 THC). It goes without saying that Delta-9 THC has the double bong on the 9th carbon in the chain.
While delta-8 also bonds to the endocannabinoid system, but does so on a different carbon with its double bond, this has been led to believe that this bond is what makes it seem less potent. There still is ongoing research with how delta-8 reacts with the body, but in our case studies within our consumer base, we have noticed an increase in effectiveness when transitioning from a delta-9 user to ingesting delta-8. Dose carefully my friends, or you'll put yourself into the deepest sleep of your life. Solos Craft Hemp is not responsible for any and all GREAT NIGHTS SLEEP. 😁😎🤣