What is Delta-8?

Posted by Single Source on Jan 7th 2021

What is Delta-8?

What Is Delta-8?

Delta-8 is a chemical compound found naturally within Cannabis. Though it is considered to be one of the top cannabinoids, it is rare and only found in very low percentages naturally. This cannabinoid holds a close relation to Delta-9 with both having similar characteristics and benefits.

What is the difference between Delta-8(hemp) and Delta-9(cannabis)

To be Scientic about it...

Delta-8 contains the bond on the 8th carbon chain, while Delta-9 contains the bond on the 9th carbon chain, hence their names. Both are psychoactive in thier own way.  In terms of effect -  many find it hard to distinguish between the two. 

What is the difference between Delta-8 and CBD

CBD and Delta-8 are similar on the molecular level but also different in important ways. The main difference between CBD and Delta-8 are the psychoactive effects. CBD does not produce euphoric effects, while Delta8 does. This is because CBD binds lightly to the CB-1 neurotransmitters, while Delta8 binds much stronger. 

Is Delta-8 federally legal?

Since it is made from hemp it is protected by the 2018 Farm Act.