Understanding Delta 8 Vs Delta 9 THC

At STNR, we provide a top selection of the latest hemp-derived cannabinoid products on the market. For many consumers, the vast variety of different cannabinoids can be more than a bit confusing and knowing which option is the best solution for their wellness needs can be difficult.

While not new on the market, Delta 8 is increasingly popular for its wellness benefits. As an alternative to Delta 9 THC in states where recreational marijuana is not legal, Delta 8 offers an excellent solution.

What is Delta 9 THC?

Delta 9 THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is the cannabinoid found in marijuana that causes psychoactive effects with use. It is found in high concentrations in the cannabis sativa plant, and it is found in much lower levels in legal industrial hemp. THC (Delta-9) concentrations must be at a level of 0.3% or lower in hemp-derived products under the 2018 Farm Bill to be legal.

What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 THC is also a naturally occurring cannabinoid in the cannabis sativa and industrial hemp plants, but it is found in very low levels. It is often called a minor cannabinoid and is one of over a hundred that is found in full spectrum extractions.

Through a chemical process using CBD or cannabidiol, Delta 8 THC is produced synthetically in high enough volume to use in the production of Delta 8 vapes, edibles, gummies, and other products.

Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC can be detected on a drug test, as can full spectrum CBD products of any type. While Delta 8 THC produces a mild euphoric effect, it does not have the negative side effects of Delta 9 THC, making it a good option for many to consider.

For more information about the difference between Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC, reach out to the team at 407-730-4357.

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