What is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in cannabis (hemp and marijuana) and is commonly abbreviated as Delta 8 THC, Δ8THC, Δ8, D8, D8 THC, and D8THC. It’s an isomer of both cannabidiol (“CBD”) and Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (“D9THC”), sharing a chemical formula of C21H30O2 and a molar mass of 314.464 g/mol. It exists naturally and can also be produced by converting CBD or Delta 9 THC via a chemical reaction typically using heat, catalysts, altered pH environments, and/or solvents. CBD Cannabidiol delta-8-THC Delta 8 THC delta-9-THC Delta 9 THC Delta 8 THC is an extremely viscous oil and exists in an “activated” state similar to Delta 9 THC, meaning it does not need to be decarboxylated to feel its effects. Delta 8 THC is an extremely important cannabinoid specifically due to its ability to serve as a more functional substitute for Delta 9 THC. Delta 9 THC has a fair amount of negative side effects: addiction, sleep issues, paranoia, anxiety, laziness, etc. However, many users report Delta 8 THC as having either none or reduced side effects in comparison. This is an enormous benefit for the many individuals who are helped medicinally by Delta 9 THC but do not enjoy the side effects. And while it is still early to say anything definitively, from a medicinal standpoint, Delta 8 THC seems to show a lot of promise in a number of areas.
WHAT IS HHC?
Hydroxyhexahydrocannabinol, or HHC, is a hydrogenated form of THC. This is a similar process used to turn vegetable oil into margarine using a process called hydrogenation (adding hydrogen atoms to the chemical structure to stabilize it). HHC occurs naturally in hemp but only in trace concentrations. HHC effects are similar to THC; however, it is milder than delta-8 and more potent than CBD. HHC calms the whole body and mind while giving you the feeling of euphoria. Moreover, it comes in different strains and favors HHC is superior to the traditional and illegal Delta 9-THC because it carries basically every benefit and effect of Delta 9-THC, but is fully federally legal and legal in 38 states in the United States. Does HHC test positive for THC? So far, there is no evidence to suggest that HHC will not show up on a drug test. … And HHC-specific testing is not routine. Standard urine tests don’t actually screen for THC in cannabis, instead, they detect metabolites created by the human body when we ingest THC.
WHAT IS DELTA 10?
Delta-10 is a cannabinoid found in trace amounts in the cannabis plant. Like regular THC—delta-9—it can get you high, but it is less potent than delta-9. This makes it similar to delta-8, another cannabinoid that is less potent than regular THC. Delta-10 is commonly processed from hemp-derived CBD, as is delta-8. Because hemp is legal all over the US (more on that below), delta-10 is considered legal in all 50 states. However, as with delta-8, certain states have outlawed delta-10 on their own. Delta-10 is commonly reported to provide energizing effects, whereas delta-8 is reported to be more sedating. Delta-10 is often compared to strains like Sour Diesel, Pineapple Express, or Super Lemon Haze, whereas delta-8 is compared to strains like OG Kush, Wedding Cake, and Purple Punch. Delta-8 is more like an Indica and delta-10 is more like a Sativa. They have two very different vibes to them. People who want to use a sleep aid, as an example, have used delta-8, [whereas] delta-10 gives you more creativity or perspective. It’s important to note that these effects are not based on any scientific study; more research is needed on these compounds. On top of that, every person has unique body chemistry and compounds will affect people differently.
The 20 U.S. states that have regulated, restricted, or banned delta-8: Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Kentucky Idaho Iowa Mississippi Montana New York Nevada Rhode Island Utah Vermont Washington Michigan North Dakota
Delta-8 is available in 26 states + 1 district: Texas Wyoming New Mexico South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Minnesota Missouri Louisiana Wisconsin Indiana Tennessee Ohio Georgia Florida West Virginia Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Washington DC Maryland Pennsylvania New Jersey Maine New Hampshire Massachusetts Hawaii