The THC Family: Delta 8 vs. Delta 9
Did you know that THC is a family of different compounds called analogs? It is completely reasonable if this is new information, as most people have only one thought when they hear “THC” — marijuana. That’s because when individuals use marijuana and experience the mind-altering euphoria known as feeling high, THC is the compound that causes that feeling. The THC family has numerous analogs, but today we’ll just be looking at Delta 8 and Delta 9.
Many people don’t realize that THC is actually a category of compounds, not a single one, and each analog of the THC family has a different impact on the body. Your curiosity may have been piqued lately if you have heard about wellness products featuring Delta 8 THC, as it is relatively new to stores and health shops. To help you understand exactly what these wellness products are and what they are capable of, we first have to distinguish the different types of THC. Let’s get started.
What Is Delta 9 THC?
Delta 9 THC is one of many THC analogs. This particular analog has some unique components, but most notably, it has a five-term side alkyl chain, which, in layman’s terms, means it more effectively binds to receptors in the brain. Because of their ability to bind to receptors on a microscopic level, longer chains have a greater psychoactive impact on the body and brain, resulting in individuals experiencing mind-altering side effects or the psychoactive effects commonly associated with marijuana.
Because of those effects, Delta 9 THC is the most notorious analog of THC. Unfortunately, it is also the easiest to yield, as plants in the cannabis family (hemp and marijuana) tend to contain higher levels naturally.
What Is Delta 8 THC?
Unlike its analog sibling, Delta 8 THC is difficult to yield high amounts because it is only found in about 1% of the hemp plant. Structurally, the compound is considered a double bond isomer of Delta 9 – meaning it has many of the same components, but they are arranged differently. The difference has a drastic impact on the way the body reacts to Delta 8 THC, including the compound being significantly less psychoactive instead.
Delta 8 interacts in ideal harmony with the body and the endocannabinoid system, delivering numerous benefits to individuals who need natural support but prefer holistic solutions over mind-altering ones. Like Delta 9, Delta 8 THC can be extracted from plants in the cannabis family, including hemp and marijuana.
Delta 9 vs. Delta 8 – Uses and Legality
Because of its mind-altering reputation, Delta 9 THC is used less frequently as a lifestyle solution, as its legality varies from state to state. In addition, many consumers do not prefer the psychoactive side effects the compound produces.
Delta 8 THC, however, is already developing quite a positive reputation in the lifestyle industry for the many benefits it offers, without the euphoric side effect.
Many people love Delta 8 THC Vape Cartridges and Delta 8 THC edibles, which both deliver unmatched benefits without uncomfortable, mind-altering effects.
Of course, once individuals learn about these two THC analogs, they immediately question their legality. If you have questions, here’s everything you need to know:
✔ In 2018, The Farm Bill passed, which made all hemp derivatives (including compounds, isomers, analogs, and more) completely legal for purchase and consumption. The only caveat is that the products should contain no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC.
✗ In the United States, derivatives of marijuana are not legal.
✔ Because hemp derivatives are federally legal, all Delta 8 THC products derived from hemp containing no more than 0.3% Delta 9 are completely legal to purchase and consume.
✔ While shopping, it is important to only shop with retailers who offer proof that their products are derived from hemp and independent third-party lab reports to show you how much Delta 9 THC is present in your product.
When you shop with The Hemp Doctor, America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary, you can rest assured that your hemp-derived compound is 100% compliant with the law and completely safe to use. As hemp experts, we guarantee your satisfaction with our industry-leading hemp-derived products, including one of our best sellers, the Delta 8 THC Vape Cartridge!
The Hemp Doctor: America’s Premier Hemp Retailer
There are numerous retailers selling hemp, CBD, CBG, and other hemp-derived products. However, you can’t always be sure that those products are trustworthy and safe to use. Additionally, only a few exclusive retailers offer consumers high-quality Delta 8 THC products, as the elusive compound can be challenging to yield high amounts.
At The Hemp Doctor, we are ahead of the curve on all hemp products, so of course, we give our customers exclusive access to the new show-stopper: Delta 8 THC. This is in addition to several other cutting-edge hemp-derived products for your everyday wellness and enjoyment.
We offer unparalleled premium products which are always:
- Organically grown
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Certified Kosher
- Highly bioavailable
- Third-party lab tested for purity and quality assurance
- Free of harsh chemicals, metals, molds, and pesticides
- 100% money-back guaranteed
In our wide product inventory, you can find both broad-spectrum and full-spectrum products. Full-spectrum products contain a phytocannabinoid-rich hemp extract, which features many hemp-derived compounds that work harmoniously in the body to deliver multiplying benefits, including up to 0.3% Delta 9 THC (a minuscule amount that complies with the law and does not produce psychoactive side effects). Broad-spectrum products contain a similar rich extract, but we remove all detectable traces of Delta 9 THC for those consumers who prefer not to consume the compound.
If you are curious why Delta 8 THC has become the newest must-have wellness product, you are not alone. You can shop at The Hemp Doctor and begin reaping all of the benefits of Delta 8 or any of the other fast-acting, premium hemp products in our inventory! Start shopping online now, or visit us in Mooresville, North Carolina, to shop in our store. We’d love to meet you and help you pick the perfect Hemp Doctor product to make your days more enjoyable. Visit us today!