Though Kentucky has yet to legalize marijuana, the interest in hemp- and cannabis-derived products has led to plenty of dispensaries being opened across the state.
CBD is not known for any “psychoactive” effects, meaning it will not get you high, which sometimes keeps many “canna” (i.e., cannabis) customers away from CBD stores. However, stores like Hectare’s indeed have something for canna customers, and, yes, it is indeed legal.
If you are wondering whether Delta 8 and Delta 9 is right for you, then read on.
“Canna” Customer or CBD Customer?
What exactly do we mean by “canna” customer?
Simply put, we are referring to customers who are looking for recreational, though perhaps also therapeutic, products. In a state like Illinois, where marijuana has been legalized, one could simply walk into a marijuana dispensary and find something with the psychoactive effects they crave.
What too many people do not realize is that in states like Kentucky, where marijuana is not legalized, they can still indeed walk into a dispensary near them and find a product very similar to the kind that they would find in a marijuana dispensary in legalized states.
Those alternative products are Delta 8 and Delta 9, which are quickly becoming the products of choice for people looking for the psychoactive effects of marijuana alternative while still offering the therapeutic benefits of CBD.
A Good Legal Alternative for the Canna Customer
Delta 8 and Delta 9 will get you high, which is why CBD customers looking for a simple sleep aide should steer clear of both of these products.
Before getting into the effects, it would probably do well to get into the background of these two products.
First off, they are not dangerous combinations of chemicals designed to mimic the effects of a marijuana high, but, rather, are cannabinoids that share the same source of marijuana, which can be derived from hemp. Additionally, the effect that gets you high comes from the same compound, THC.
The reason Delta 8 and Delta 9 are legal in Kentucky, and marijuana is not, is because of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp production, including certain hemp-derived products, of which Delta 8 and Delta 9 are included.
Those Delta products are able to be legally sold under the stipulation that the concentration of THC in them are below a certain amount, specifically 0.3% (a guideline met by the Delta 8 and Delta 9 products sold by Hectare’s.)
Delta 8 vs. Delta 9
A useful way to think of the difference is by thinking of the number: Delta 9 is a “step up” from Delta 8, and by that we mean that the former is more intense than the latter.
For canna customers looking for a true marijuana alternative, go for Delta 9, as it features the intense—though still pleasant—mental and physical effects of marijuana.
However, for someone who wants a happy medium between the psychoactive experience of a marijuana high and the physical wellness benefits of CBD, then Delta 8 has plenty to offer.
Delta 8 produces a more physical high than Delta 9, which is both mental and physical in nature. Delta 8 has widely been described as a soothing experience, and one that is much nicer and lighter than a traditional marijuana high.
Hectare’s: A Dispensary Near You, with More CBD, Delta 8, and Delta 9
Interested in Delta 8 or Delta 9? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to learn more about our great Delta 8 and Delta 9 offerings, along with other cannabis products!
Disclaimer: All of the Delta 8 and Delta 9 products that Hectare’s 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.