WOW! There are so many new cannabinoids on the market! We’re sure you’ve seen Delta 8, Delta 10, Delta 9, THCO, HHC, and THCB advertisements throughout town, so let us explain the difference!
When people talk about weed potency, they are referring to Delta 9 THC and sometimes CBD. Delta 9 THC percentages are on the labels at the dispensary. There is more Delta 9 THC in cannabis than there is in hemp, but cannabis isn’t federally legal; however, hemp is completely legal. Now, THC is being extracted from the hemp plant which makes it legal for stores to sell. As a result, consumers can obtain THC products without paying dispensary tax.
As mentioned above, Delta 9 THC is the most popular THC in cannabis. Currently, Delta 9 THC is being extracted from hemp plants to make edibles exactly the same as the dispensary. The only difference is the amount of plant matter needed for the extraction process. There is no difference between the high compared to dispensary products.
Delta 8 THC is derived from CBD. It is a little less intense than Delta 9 THC. This product is better for people who like the benefits of THC, but don’t want that potential paranoia feeling. Researchers compare Delta 8 THC to an indica cannabis plant.
Delta 10 THC is a little stronger than Delta 8 THC, but is still a naturally occurring cannabinoid. Some reports indicate more psychoactive side effect after consumption, which makes it similar to Delta 9 THC. Researchers compare Delta 10 THC to a sativa cannabis plant.
THCO is a newly discovered cannabinoid. This is not a naturally occurring cannabinoid. An acetate is added to Delta 9 THC to create a more potent molecule, but it only activates after your liver processes it. After THCO is consumed, it takes at least an hour before the effects kick in, even with vaping.
HHC has THC like effects, but isn’t actually a THC compound. Hydrogen molecules are added to THC to convert it to HHC. The side effects of HHC are less than Delta 9. So far, research compares it to Delta 8 THC.
Lastly, THCB is the newest cannabinoid on the market. It is naturally occurring in hemp and cannabis. Scientists are finding that THCB binds to our cannabinoid receptors better than Delta 9 THC, making it more potent for some consumers.
To conclude, new THC products and cannabinoids are hitting the market all over the country. They have very similar effects as Delta 9 THC, the most common form of THC, but are not taxed like cannabis. Stop by the shop to check out these products today! We have a wide range of THC products available!