What is Delta 8 THC?

What is Delta 8 THC?  Delta 8 THC is a compound found in both cannabis and hemp. Understanding the various components of these plants can be tricky, and it is common for the average person to confuse what these components are. Many people tend to mix up Delta 8 THC with the more popular compound Delta 9 THC. These two cannabinoids are pretty similar but Delta 8 is a bit different. Delta 8 tends to have a more calming and relaxing quality to it. Which means there is less paranoia involved.

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 isn’t as potent as it’s Delta-9 cousin. The Delta 8 THC carts that we carry by Rift advertise that for every 2 hits of a regular Delta-9 cannabis cart…. It takes 3 hits off a Delta-8 cart of the same milligram dose.

How does Delta 8 THC Compare to Delta 9 THC

  • Not as potent
  • More calming
  • More relaxing
  • Less paranoia
  • Completely legal by federal law

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