I must admit, I’ve never been a THC connoisseur. In my younger days, I had no interest in smoking; it just didn’t appeal to me. I didn’t like to be around it and would get irritated if someone smoked around me. Yeah, I was one of those girls. But it wasn’t until I started having panic attacks and having trouble sleeping that I was introduced to CBD. With so many products out there and so much information, it can be overwhelming. At Open Leaf CBD we are always up to date on the latest CBD news and products. As well as Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC and Delta 10 THC. Another confession; I didn’t know there were more than one kind of THC! This post will cover some basic info about each one and if you’ve been curious, I hope this little bit of info helps!
Delta 8 products have been called “Marijuana Lite” or even “Diet Weed.” Delta 8 THC occurs naturally in the cannabis plant but at low levels. There is a double bond on the 8th carbon chain. It’s that one small difference that makes Delta 8 three (3) times less potent that your “regular weed” or normal Delta 9 THC. In 1973, research compared D8 THC to the D9 THC and reported D8 has the “psychoactive” and/or intoxicating effects, just milder.
Somes states have tried to ban the sell of Delta 8. So far fifteen (15) states have restricted the sales of Delta 8, some with citing safety concerns as a main reason. Recently, Virginia lawmakers put recreational marijuana sales on hold due to rising safety concerns. As of right now, possession, use, sale and distribution of Delta 8 IS legal in the state of Georgia. Delta 8 products seem to be sold in just about every gas station or convenience store, but that doesn’t make them legit. Some of them are not safe and unclean. If D8 is something you’d be interested in, any of our Open Leaf locations can definitely help with a selection that’s just right for you.
Delta 9 THC is one of the most ample cannabinoids in cannabis. D9 has a double bond on the 9th carbon chain and is definitely a psychoactive. Psychotropic are chemical substances that change the person’s mental state by affecting the way the brain and nervous system work.
Certain strands are refined to produce different or specific psychoactive effects. Indica and sativa are two of the most common but they produce different feelings. Indica’s are associated with full body effects such as deep relaxation. Sativa’s are known for their “head high,” an invigorating, energizing effect that can help reduce stress or anxiety, increase activity and focus. A Hybrid is mix of both.
While these points I hit on are just a few, there is still a lot of information about D8 and D9 out there.
Following the pattern, D10 has a double bond on the 10th carbon chain. It is also reported to have similar effects but much lower intensity. Because of this lower level, it’s considered a mood enhancer. D10 is harder to produce because it’s not around as much as the D8.
Although Delta 8, Delta 9 and Delta 10 seem to be the three that are the most popular, stay tuned; there are several other cannabiniods that we are still learning about. In addition to THCA and THCP, certainly more will be discovered.