What is Delta-8 THC Hemp Flower?

Hemp Flower isn’t just about smoking CBD anymore. Now you can find flower that is high in Delta-8 THC.  What is Delta-8 THC Flower? One benefit this flower has to offer is that it gets you stoned just like cannabis.  But what is it? Is it safe? Why does it get you high like weed?

What is Hemp Flower?

Delta-8 THC is hemp flower. Traditionally, hemp flower is high in CBD. However, with advancements in technology and botany hemp flower can be high in other cannabinoids too. Hemp flower is defined as a cannabis plant that contains less than .3% Delta-9 THC on a dry weight basis.

It is important to bear in mind that hemp flower is a particularly new concept. Hemp flower is traditionally high in CBD, but, as time goes on, experts will be able to bring more cannabinoids to the forefront. The latest of which is Delta-8 THC.

What is Delta-8 THC?

Chemical Structure of Delta 8 THC

Delta-8 is a minor cannabinoid, occurring in both the hemp and cannabis plant in small concentrations. Delta-8 THC is distinct from Delta-9 but is an analog of Delta-9.  They are similar in structure but have some notable differences.  The main difference is Delta-8 THC tends to exhibit a lower psychotropic potency than Delta-9.

Basically Delta 8 THC does get you stoned, but it is not as potent as it is Delta-9 cousin. Delta-8 is approximately 75% as potent as Delta-9 THC.  A good way to think about that is for every 2 hits of Delta-9 THC it takes about 3 hits of Delta-8 THC.

What is Delta-8 THC Hemp Flower?

Delta-8 THC Distillate is concentrated Delta-8 THC. It is very clear in color.

Delta-8 THC is found in both hemp and cannabis in small concentrations.  There currently isn’t a strain of either hemp or cannabis that is particularly high in Delta-8.  In order to achieve a smokable form of hemp flower that has high levels of Delta-8 THC a distillate has to be made of the Delta-8 cannabinoid and that distillate has to be sprayed onto hemp flower.

Might sound a little strange but the outcome is actually quite interesting. The outcome is a smokable plant that has high levels of both Delta-8 THC and CBD. Providing the effects and benefits of both cannabinoids.

The Best Delta-8 THC Hemp Flower

Now that we are familiar with what Delta-8 THC Hemp Flower is you might be interested in trying it. Well… where do we start? Who has the best Delta-8 THC Hemp Flower and how do we go about getting some?


Shopping for Hemp Flower at Your Local Hemp Dispensary

Might be best to stop into your local Hemp Dispensary. Chillum Hemp Dispensary is located in Tampa, Florida and is a great place to go to experience Hemp flower for the first time.  If you are going to go to a store, make sure you go to a store that makes the whole thing an experience. Go to a store that lets you smell and inspect every strain you can before you make your purchase.


Shopping for Hemp Flower Online vs. Shopping at the Hemp Dispensary

If you must shop online then you are going to have to go about the whole experience in a different way. We wouldn’t suggest shopping online if you are a “Hemp Flower Novice”, you aren’t able to have the whole sensory experience that you get when you go to the Hemp Dispensary, but shopping online is extremely convenient.  The Hemp flower is literally sent directly to your house through the mail!


Shopping for Hemp Flower Online

When shopping online you aren’t able to inspect and smell the strain before you purchase it. Rather than going with the best smelling or the greenest buds, you are going to have to operate off of information you already have.


Here’s Some Tips For Shopping for Hemp Flower Online

  • Stick to strains you have experienced and already know you enjoy.
    • You might not be able to smell how sweet that Bubba Kush smells but at least you already know you love Bubba Kush!
  • Check out the COA.
    • COA stands for Certificate of Analysis. This is a piece of paper the lab gives you after testing your hemp flower. If this is a trusted source of hemp flower they will provide a COA for you to inspect, meaning they will have a lab test their product for cannabinoid levels and to make sure there are no harmful chemicals present in your hemp.
    • Also might want to make sure the date on the COA is current. If they provide a COA but it is 2-5 years old then they need to retest their flower!
  • Read the descriptions and check out those pics!
    • The company should give a description of aromas, tastes and effects of the flower, also they should provide some sort of pic. Take a look! Is it something you might enjoy?
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