Delta 8 THC - Introduction
The cannabis plant, including hemp, has over 120 cannabinoids but only a handful have really been studied and marketed. Let’s take a closer look at Delta-9 THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and its close cousin Delta-8 THC, and learn how they differ.
Delta 9 THC is the psychoactive compound present in cannabis that has had the most attention in recent years. However, over the last couple of years consumers have turned their eyes to Delta 8 THC due to it's unique properties.
The Difference Between Delta 8 THC And Delta 9 THC
So - what's the difference between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC?
There are 3 differences: There are the differences on a molecular level, differences in availability and there are the differences when it comes to experiencing the highs.
- Molecular: On a molecular level Delta 9 THC has a double bond on the 9th carbon chain whereas Delta 8 THC has a double bond on the 8th carbon chain. Despite this being a seemingly small difference, it yields big results.
- Availability: Delta 8 THC is less abundant than Delta 9 THC in the marijuana / cannabis plant - only with recent technological advances have we been able to isolate Delta 8 THC for it to be publicly available.
- Experience: Delta 8 THC has been shown to give a similar "high" to Delta 9 THC but with less severe side-effects. The high produced by Delta 8 THC (in comparison to Delta 9 THC - which is the most common THC) is described as "less intense, gentle, enjoyable and manageable". On a more practical level, the highs from Delta 8 THC are found to have less functionality-impairing effects.
Where To Buy Delta 8 THC & Cannabis Products
Unfortunately, you probably will not find Delta 8 products at your local dispensary (as of the time we're writing this article). However, Fresh Bros has been able to take the hemp plant and isolate Delta 8 THC to create several products that include:
Delta 8 Gummies (vegan delta 8 infused gummies)
Delta 8 Vape Pens and Vape Cartridge
Delta 8 Distillate
In addition to delta 8 products, Fresh Bros has a whole suite of hemp products that you can check out here.
If you're interested in purchasing Delta 8 THC products in bulk, make sure to reach out to Fresh Bros directly here.