WHAT ARE THE SUBSTANCES DELTA 8 THC AND DELTA 9 THC?
Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC are substances that are very similar. However, they are also very different from each other. We will take you along in this blog and tell you everything about these substances. What is THC? What is the difference between the fabrics, and how do they resemble each other? Read more about it in this blog.
What is THC?
The main active ingredient (also called cannabinoid) in hash and weed is delta-9-TetraHydroCannabinol (THC). THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the active ingredient in the cannabis plant. More than 500 different substances have been found in the plant. About 100 substances belong to the group of cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) and Cannabinol (CBN) are the most abundant cannabinoids in the plant, next to THC.
The effects of THC go back a long time in history. The first real research into this substance took place a little later. This was not until 1964. In that year, Israeli chemist Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized THC from Lebanese hashish. He succeeded and he shared his results. Since then, studies around the world have been increasing on the effects of THC. As of today, this popular fabric is indispensable.
THC is not only used to get high/stoned, it can also have medicinal effects. For example, it can counteract various aches and pains, inhibit fears, make you sleep better, and make you feel better. It could also inhibit inflammation and help with nausea.
Delta 9 THC
Delta 9 THC is one of the many compounds in the cannabis plant. But it is arguably the single most important compound in the cannabis plant. This is the substance that gets you high. The studies on THC were mostly specific to Delta-9 THC. Researchers long ago determined that this is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis – this gives you the trip / high effect. You can do this by smoking, eating or vaping. You will notice the result immediately when you take it.
Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 THC is a milder version of the Delta 9 THC variant. It is about twice as strong. Recently, this substance has only been brought to the attention. This is due to the legal status of this substance and a milder experience compared to Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 THC is commonly seen in vapes distillates, various concentrates, and for example gummies.
The reason people choose Delta 8 THC is because it can cause less anxiety and panic than Delta 9 THC. This is because it is much less strong. You can get high from it, but then you have to take a lot of it. Do you want to get high? Then choose the Delta 9 THC.
What is striking is that Delta 8 THC has a longer shelf life than Delta 9 THC. In addition, Delta 9 THC has an immediate effect on your body, and you get the trip effect. Delta 8 THC does everything at a slower pace, the processing time is slower, and it comes in much calmer.
If you've smoked a joint (and thus consumed Delta 9 THC), you can be very hungry. Also known as the eating kick. Delta 8 THC can also induce this. One study has shown this in mice. After taking a low dose of Delta 8 THC, the animals appeared to eat much better.
Is THC legal?
There are a total of 10 countries in the world where smoking cannabis is legal. In America, the legalization of cannabis is rapidly increasing. There are now 18 of the 50 states in America that have legalized cannabis for recreational use. In the Netherlands, possessing and smoking weed is tolerated. This means that cannabis is illegal in the Netherlands. Since THC is psychoactive, it is only legally available in small amounts. The maximum amount of legal THC is 0.05%.
Delta 8 THC is theoretically legal at the federal level because it complies with the terms of the 2018 Farm Bill. The new law legalized hemp. A negative statement about the use of Delta 8 THC has been issued, but no federal party can ban Delta 8 THC. So far, Delta 8 THC can be used legally everywhere.
These two THC Delta substances therefore have approximately the same effect and come from the same cannabis plant. The biggest differences are that they are different in strength and that Delta 8 THC is still legal. Delta 9 THC is simply very well known for smoking a joint, and is therefore used much more often than Delta 8 THC.