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Hemp-Derived Delta-8 FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the primary psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.  In other words, THC is the part of the plant responsible for producing the euphoric and “high” feeling.  THC has two main versions which can be found in both the hemp and marijuana plant.  These two isomers are known as Delta 9 THC and Delta 8 THC.

Delta 8 THC is the stable isomer of THC and is seen as a mild euphoric when compared with Delta 9 THC.  Delta 8 has been deemed “the wonder substance” by many cannabis connoisseurs and is the most popular form of hemp products in the market.  Delta 8 THC is found in trace amounts in fresh resin powder and has also been detected in higher percentages in aged Hashish samples from Lebanon and Morocco.  

Delta 9 THC is the most popular THC found in Marijuana products.  If a plant or product contains greater than 0.3 % Delta 9 THC on a dry weight basis, then that product is considered “marijuana” and no longer hemp.  Marijuana is a controlled substance and is illegal under federal law, despite many States which have legalized it for medicinal or recreational purposes.

Delta 9-THC is a potent compound and there have been numerous reports of people overdosing or getting sick. You need to be very careful when smoking Delta 9-THC because there is a high potential for intoxication and medical-related complications.

Our products contain only trace amounts <0.3% of Delta 9 THC on a dry weight basis.

Both D8 and D9 have a single set of double bonds in the molecular chain. Delta 8-THC contains this bond on the 8th carbon chain, whereas Delta 9-THC contains a bond on the 9th carbon chain, resulting in the rational behind their names. This small difference is responsible for the vast difference in effects felt by the user.

Phytocannabinoids like Delta 8, Delta 9, and CBD work through their relationship with the human body’s endocannabinoid system.  The two main receptors found in humans are the CB1 and CB2 receptors.  The way in which cannabinoids bind to these receptors is responsible for determining a lot of the experience and benefits for the end user.  While Delta 8 and Delta 9 are very similar, the way the body’s receptors react to these two THC’s are very different.

The biggest advantage Delta 8 has over Delta 9 THC is that it is understood to be less potent than Delta 9 THC.  Delta 8 is thought to be 50-75% as potent as Delta 9 THC, while still producing effects similar to Delta 9 if consumed in higher quantities.  It is commonly thought that Delta 8 doesn’t produce the “paranoid” or “anxiety” feelings which users may feel from consuming too much Delta 9 THC.  The “high” from Delta 8 is reported as being more “functional” and “euphoric” but doesn’t produce the feeling of being “stoned”.  New data published from the National Library of Medicine indicates that Delta 8 THC is “effective as Delta 9 THC at soothing anxiety, nausea, and stimulating appetite in humans.”

Generally speaking, the medical use of Delta 9-THC is the same as that of D8. However, the higher Delta 9-THC is inhaled, the stronger the psychoactive effect is and the greater the risk of adverse reaction. Further, most cannabis advocates report that Delta 8-THC has less of a “thousand-yard-stare” effect.

Delta 9 THC isomerizes into Delta 8 THC slowly during storage.  These two isomers of THC are extremely similar, leaving a hard time for many people to distinguish between the two.  From a molecular point of view, the two isomers are extremely similar, as the difference is that of a change in the double bond on the molecule.

Most users report preferring D8 instead of Delta 9 THC because it does not get them “stoned” or give them a paranoid feeling. If you want to learn more, we cover this topic extensively in our blog post.

The term “hemp-derived” concentrate refers to cannabinoids or terpene concentrates which have been derived from the hemp plant.

Delta 8 THC is naturally occurring in hemp and marijuana varieties in the cannabis plant.  It is well documented in a plethora of recent scientific literature that Delta-8 THC is a known psychoactive cannabinoid found naturally within the plant. It is sometimes referred to as Delta-6 THC, whereas Delta-9 THC also is known as Delta-1 THC.  The names can be used interchangeably

Delta 8 is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. Delta 8 THC processed from the hemp plant is excluded from the Controlled Substances Act as it meets the definition of  “hemp” in the 2018 Farm Bill.  Delta 8 THC synthetically created from non-cannabis materials are illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.  

From a high-level conceptual standpoint, almost all isolate and distillate is processed in a lab facility after being harvested, whereupon the plant material is subject to various concentration methods and procedures, dependent upon the required final product desired.  Delta-8 THC concentration techniques are essentially a similar process to those used to concentrate Delta-9 THC, CBD, or CBN. The process which is probably most commonly used to concentrate Delta-8 THC is Isomerization, although alternative methods exist

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