Delta-8, Delta-9, THC-O & HHC
Let us explain Delta-8 THC (D-8) to the best of our ability, factoring that D-8 derived from the Hemp Plant are relatively new to the cannabis market, its important to understand D-8 effects of this product. Let’s start with the basics.
What exactly is Delta-8 THC? If you are not familiar with CBD or THC, our explanation might be just for you. D-8 is one of the many cannabinoids and derivatives associated with the Hemp Plant. In some states D-8 is considered a controlled substance, however, on the federal level, it is considered legal under the Farm Bill Act of 2018 when it was written into law. D-8 is a compound that occurs and is naturally present in the Hemp Plant. It is similar to cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) because it is a cannabinoid-isomer.
D-8 is associated with not having the same high-intensity psychoactive effects as its cousin Delta-9. Also, it is known to not have the same effects as D-9 regarding becoming paranoid and having anxiety. Many users claim that D-8 has more of a Euphoric, Happy, and much more of a Focused High, some call it the daytime high. Many claim that D-8 has an overall Calming Effect and has helped with Pain and Sleep
The Hemp-derived cannabinoid market excelled in the later part of 2018, when Congress legalized hemp when the Farm Bill was created. Many consumers defined the hemp plant as a non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD, that can easily be extracted from the plant.
When the Farm Bill passed it enabled manufacturers to have a surplus of hemp, that they converted to many psychoactive cannabinoids including Delta-8, HHC, THC-O and even Delta-9 THC (D-9). Hemp-derived delta-9 THC also comes from CBD. Going through the process the final mixture contains a mixture of naturally-occurring minor cannabinoids from the extraction process, including delta-9-actual THC.
THC-O is largely gaining popularity primarily because of its legal status and its POTENCY. Research has found that it is roughly three (2-3) times stronger than traditional THC. In some circles, it has been labeled “The Psychedelic Cannabinoid’ because of its possible hallucinatory outcome.
The process involves a series of extractions that begin with hemp, the low-THC cannabis plant that was made federally legal by Congress in the 2018 farm bill. First, CBD is extracted from raw hemp. Then delta- 8 THC is extracted from the CBD. Finally, acetic anhydride is added to the delta-8 THC molecules to make THC-O.
Because it’s derived from federally legal hemp, THC-O products are becoming increasingly popular in the states where consumers don’t have legal access to state-licensed Delta-9 THC products Some users report that it has helped with the ease of Pain, Stress, Sleep, and feeling of being Euphoric, and Enhanced Creativity.
HHC was first created back in 1944 by an American Chemist Roger Adams, when he first added hydron molecules to Delta-9 THC. This process is also known as hydrogenation, converts to
hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) This process is the same way that vegetable oil is converted to margarine.
While Adams created HHC from conventional cannabis-derived THC, now the process begins with hemp, the low THC cannabis plant that was made federally legal by congress through the 2018 Farm Bill. HHC is one of the newer cannabinoids sweeping the nation. When taking a dose of HHC it can feel similar to a milder dose (70-80%) of traditional THC although it is not actually THC. In fact, it is comprised from a group of natural cannabinoids associated from the Hemp Plant.
Users describe HHC to be a Euphoric High, associated with an over-relaxing feeling. Many say that it has been very good for pain, and anxiety relief, aiding in sleep and body and brain relaxation. For those not wanting to become too high and want to maintain more of a focused sensation, this might be a good option for you.