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Delta 8 vs. Delta 9: What is the Difference?

In the world of cannabis-based products, there is always something new to try. 

In the past few years, the legal cannabis-alternative Delta 8 has become massively popular amongst people in states where marijuana is outlawed, as well as states where it is legalized. 

You may be able to guess from the above comment that Delta 8 is a marijuana alternative that is legal. While CBD products tend to offer relief for a variety of issues, it does so with no to little psychoactive effects (read: they do not get you high.)

Delta 8, on the other hand, most certainly does get you high, which is the main draw of the product for a good deal of users, though there are still other people interested in the health benefits. 

Now, you likely have heard about Delta 8 by now (if not, we will go into greater detail about it below), but you may be less familiar with Delta 9, which plenty of people have described as a more intense version of Delta 8

More Than A Number

Delta 8 is being called the “nicer younger sibling” of Delta 9, but that does not mean that the effects of Delta 9 are unpleasant—they are simply more intense. 

This is because Delta 9 is the main cause of psychoactive effects in THC, so it is sort of like extracting the element in marijuana that is the most responsible for getting you high, and then taking that in a concentrated dose. 

Compare and Contrast

As far as the behind-the-scenes stuff goes, Delta 8 is harder to extract than Delta 9, but Delta 8 can be easily produced through CBD synthesis. 

This is because Delta 8 is a minor cannabinoid while Delta 9 is a major one, with plenty of the latter available to extract from marijuana. 

When it comes to the end-user experience, Delta 8 typically offers a more smooth and laid-back experience, perhaps more physical than mental, while Delta 9 can be quite potent, producing plenty of mental effects as well as physical. 

Both come in a variety of forms, from flower to edibles like gummies (we even sell vegan Delta 9 gummies) to vape cartridges. Some Delta 8 products come in tinctures

Delta 8 is often a go-to for people who only like certain aspects of the marijuana experience, such as a soothing physical sensation that makes it easier to sleep or reduce stress. 

Delta 9, on the other hand, is for those who are looking for a true legal alternative to marijuana. 

A Step Up

It goes without saying that users need to be responsible when consuming Delta 9, which is considerably stronger than Delta 8. 

Be sure to check the dosages of the products you buy, as some Delta 8 and Delta 9 products are reported as being much stronger than legal marijuana. 

Buy CBD Products Today

Interested in learning more about the many products available in the world of cannabis? Do not hesitate to reach out to Hectare’s today, and we can help you find the Delta 8, Delta 9, or CBD product that is right for you! 

Disclaimer: All of the Delta 8 and Delta 9 products that we carry are federally legal. This is because our products are hemp-derived and contain less than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. However, as they still include THC, you will still experience psychoactive effects. 

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