People new and old to cannabis have been asking us about cannabinoids like Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC and whether they’re safe to use. Cannabinoids are the compounds that interact with your body and give you the high and relaxation you experience when you use cannabis.
Cannabinoids like Delta 8 THC can be isolated and turned into things like gummies and tinctures. Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC have slightly different chemical structures. Both of them will give you a high, but they will feel very different.
Pros and Cons of Delta 8
Delta 8’s weaker high makes it the better choice for people who are new to THC. It’s also a great option for people who experience anxiety and paranoia when using Delta 9 THC or regular cannabis. Delta 8 THC gives a full body high instead of just a head high, making it great for relaxation or to promote a great night’s rest. Some artists microdose Delta 8 throughout the day to relax and spark creativity!
Delta 8 THC has only recently become a commercial product, so there isn’t much research on its long-term effects. Regulations are different around the country on both Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC. Some states will offer one but not the other, so be sure to check your local laws, as companies like ours can only deliver Delta 8 and Delta 9 products where they are legal!
Pros and Cons of Delta 9
Delta 9 THC’s biggest pro and con is its strong psychoactive effects. If you’re looking for a stronger high, Delta 9 THC is the way to go. Delta 9 THC also has much more research and documentation on its effects. Some people have reported feelings of anxiety or nausea after taking Delta 9 THC, and there are some people who have tried both Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC and only reported negative effects for Delta 9 THC. Delta 9 THC’s legality differs from state to state. In Texas, Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC are both legal.
Delta 8 may be a safer option for people sensitive to Delta 9 due to its milder psychoactive effects and fewer reported side effects. You should consider trying Delta 8 if you’re prone to anxiety or paranoia when using cannabis products. Before using either cannabinoid for health purposes, check your local laws and consult your primary care physician.