Cannabis is a type of flower that has been growing naturally in the wild for thousands of years. The plant contains many different chemical constituents, most of which are very commonly known as cannabinoids. These cannabinoids mesh with the various receptors, throughout the whole of the human body, and result in different mental and physical effects.
There are many different types of cannabinoids, but the well-known strains is Delta 9 THC. With Delta 8 THC, becoming more and more popular over recent years.
What exactly is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC is a distinct form of THC, that is most often mentioned and the most commonly used strain of cannabis. Delta 8 THC is an analog of Delta 9 THC. The molecules in Delta 8 THC are very similar to that of Delta 9 THC, but there are some significant differences between the two of them.
While Delta 8 THC has many different side effects such as stimulating appetite, reducing nausea, and the soothing of pain. But, unlike most other forms of Cannabis, Delta 8 THC, is known to be one of the weaker forms, and as a result of this it reduces the chance of paranoia; that can be linked with other strains.
Also, because Delta 8 THC is one of the weaker forms, this means that it is used more often in things such as vape pens, blossom, and of course the popular Delta 8 Gummies.
What is Delta 9 THC?
Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of the most well-known forms of cannabis, it is responsible for the cannabis high, that most people get when inhaling it. It is a much stronger form of cannabis, than say, Delta 8 THC.
This also means that it has stronger side effects than most other strains. The most common ones are the sensory and psychological effects, such as, mild reverie, euphoria, increased sensory awareness, and some therapeutic benefits.
Over recent years, Cannabidiol (CBD) has become a lot more popular due to its therapeutic potential. With many people turning to it when they are in pain and need something to help make it more bearable. However, THC is arguably still the most popular cannabinoid.
Similarities and Differences Between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC
There are quite a few similarities between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC. And while they are very subtle, there are also some differences between the two, most people probably would not even notice the slight differences between the two but, while you are here we might as well discuss it.
So, what exactly are the differences between Delta 8 and Delta 9? It’s quite simple really, the potency is the only significant difference between the two. As mentioned before Delta 8 THC is a much weaker form, than Delta 9 THC, meaning that Delta 9 is the more potent of the two.
What are the similarities? There are more similarities between the two components, than there are differences. However, the most significant similarity is the fact that both forms are very helpful with relieving certain types of pain and/or discomfort, in controlled doses.