Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana
The main difference between hemp and marijuana is the amount of THC they contain. Hemp is known to produce high levels of CBD and low levels of THC, while marijuana produces higher levels of THC and lower levels of CBD. However, it's important to note that hemp can still produce a psychoactive effect, though it would require a much larger quantity of THC to achieve this.
Under current federal laws, any product containing more than 0.03% Delta 9 THC is not allowed to be sold or transported across state lines. This means that Delta 8 THC products must have less than 0.03% Delta 9 THC and must be derived from hemp.
The type of psychoactive effect produced by hemp-derived Delta 8 THC and marijuana-derived Delta 9 THC are different. Delta 9 THC is typically more potent and can produce stronger psychoactive effects. Delta 8 THC is less potent and may not produce the same side effects as Delta 9 THC.
How is this legal?
In 2018, the Farm Bill was passed, making CBD legal at the federal level. However, individual states have placed restrictions on both CBD and hemp-derived products. This means that there are currently more states that have legalized hemp extracts due to the Farm Bill. As of now, there have been no federal laws passed to decriminalize marijuana. While state laws on marijuana vary, it is possible that future administrations may take steps towards legalizing all types of cannabis.
What Is Delta-8 THC?
Delta 8 THC is a powerful cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is an isomer of CBD, which is a derivative of hemp and CBD, and is found in products with less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. Essentially, Delta 8 THC is a type of cannabinoid that falls between hemp, CBD, and Delta 9 THC in terms of its effects and properties.
Analogue of THC
The National Cancer Institute defines Delta 8 THC as "an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties." They also state that "this agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC), the primary form of THC found in cannabis." In other words, Delta 8 THC has a range of beneficial properties and is less psychoactive than Delta 9 THC.
What Is Delta-9 THC?
Delta-9 THC is probably the most popular cannabinoid, as it is the one most closely associated with traditional cannabis. However, the Delta-9 THC we use comes from the Hemp plant, and not from Marijuana.
Hemp Derived Delta 9
THC is the most prominent psychoactive compound found in marijuana, but it is less prevalent in hemp. Delta 9 THC is the specific variety that is most commonly associated with the psychoactive effects of marijuana. It can be detected in the human body for up to 20 hours after ingestion, although its psychoactive effects typically only last a few hours. Delta 9 THC is the primary form of THC found in cannabis.
What Is Delta-10 THC?
Delta-10 is a powerful cannabinoid native to the hemp flower. It’s very similar to Delta 8 THC in the way it’s made; THC is extracted from the Hemp plant, then the Delta 10 THC is isolated and made into a distillate that is found in our products with less than 0.3% Delta-9-THC.
Understanding Delta 10
Delta-10 THC is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids you can find in hemp and cannabis. Unlike Delta-9 THC, which is mostly found in cannabis, Delta-10 appears in trace amounts within the Hemp plant and is extracted to create our Delta-10 products.
What Is THC-O?
One important thing to keep in mind is that THC-O is an isolate. It is free of other cannabinoid elements, such as flavonoids and terpenes. The final result is a thick oil that tends to be 3x times more powerful than THC. Also, very little is known about the effects and benefits of this cannabinoid.
THC-O offers a more potent high and users report it as being an introspective, almost spiritual experience. It is said to take you to an almost alternate state, more akin to the ‘trips’ associated with the milder hallucinogens. Users report that they prefer its potency and enjoy its strong effect. However, we enrich our THC-O with Delta 8 THC in order to produce a more enjoyable experience for all.
What Is THCV?
While all these cannabinoids are derived from the Hemp plant, THCV is derived from a type of CBG cannabinoid. Moreover, Hemp strains that originated in Africa tend to have more THCV, but other strains can also have high amounts of THCV in them.
A different high
One of the biggest differences between THC and THCV is the fact that it tends not to produce a “high” when taken in low dosages. However, once you start to use higher amounts of THCV it tends to become psychoactive. Another notable difference with THCV is that it tends to suppress the munchies rather than increase them. What this means is that you shouldn’t expect to get weird cravings like you would with regular THC!
What Is THC-P?
THCP first begins as a substance initially formed as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), known as the “mother cannabinoid” from which cannabinoids derive from. As carboxyl groups (molecules comprising one carbon, two oxygen, and one hydrogen atom) from the molecule. This happens when the plant part is heated.
33 Times Stronger
Depending on the various enzymes with which it interacts, CBGA can become tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA) or cannabidiol acid (CBDA), among others. By the same token, TCHPA (Tetrahydrocannabiphorol Acid) and CBDPA (Cannabidiphorol Acid) become THCP and CBDP when heated. They compose only a small percentage of a plant’s overall cannabinoid makeup — and they’re quite potent. In fact, THCP is 33 times stronger than regular THC, which means its effects on the body are amplified.
What Is HHC?
The biggest difference between HHC and other Hemp products that we carry, such as Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, etc. is that HHC has no double bond in its carbon chain. Whereas products like Delta 8 have a double bond in the 8th carbon, and Delta 9 has a double bond in the 9th carbon. If we were to compare the effects of HHC, it would be somewhere between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC.
HHC is not THC
You can expect to experience similar euphoric sensations as you would with THC. However, some users have said that it provides mental cloudiness like Delta 9 THC, but not turbulent. The type of experience will also depend on your THC tolerance, although HHC is not THC, it does bind to your Endocannabinoid receptors. This is what ultimately determines the type of experience from HHC.
What Is HHC-O?
When you compare HHC to HHC-O you’ll find very similar effects, but one of the major differences is in the overall experience. Regular HHC cannabinoid potency tends to fall somewhere between Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC. However, HHC-O can be up to 1.5 times more potent than regular HHC.
HHC-O is very Potent
What this means is that you’re more than likely to have a closer experience to Delta 9 THC with HHC-O than you would with regular HHC. Also, because HHC-O tends to be a lot stronger you’re more than likely to have more of an Indica heavy type of experience. The Indica strain is known more for its sedative-like properties.
What Is THCH?
One of your first thoughts might be, how is THCh any different from regular THC? The difference with THCh when compared to Delta 8 is its potency. As stated earlier, the potency of THC is noticeable on a molecular level. This is because Tetrahydrocannabihexol (THCh) has a 6-carbon sidechain while regular THC has only a 5-carbon sidechain.
THCh Long Carbon Sidechain
The longer the sidechain is on a cannabinoid, the longer, more drawn out psychoactive effects you’re likely to experience. The hexol in Tetrahydrocannabihexol refers to the 6-carbon sidechain in the THC. This is significant because Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC only have a 5-carbon sidechain.
What Is THCJD?
Another potent cannabinoid with an even longer carbon sidechain is Tetrahydrocannabioctyl (THCjd). This cannabinoid has an 8-carbon sidechain which makes it the most potent cannabinoid to date. The only other cannabinoid that was considered to be the most potent was Tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THCP). However, THCP only has a 7-carbon sidechain, so the extra carbon sidechain in THCjd makes it the most potent cannabinoid.
19 Times Stronger
The result in a longer carbon sidechain means that THCjd is 19 times stronger than THC. Keep in mind, 19 times stronger means is that THCjd has a 19% more chance of sticking to your receptors. These receptors in your body are responsible for that psychoactive feeling that you get.