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Difference Between Delta-8 and Delta-9

Updated: Dec 26, 2022

Cannabis is a naturally occurring plant that has been growing for thousands of years, and has many different applications. This plant is full of natural cannabis compounds known as cannabinoids; which connect to receptors in our body to induce different mental and physical effects.

Traditional Delta-9 THC, or “marijuana”, is the most well-known cannabinoid, but it is not the only powerful one. Delta-8 THC is one of the four most common cannabinoids found within the plant, and is similar to traditional THC but with many key differences.



Chemical Difference:

Here is a quick chemistry lesson for the unscientifically inclined (including myself). “Delta” means “double”, so both Delta-8 and Delta-9 are Double Bonds. The number signifies where that double bond is located on the atom. That is the simple chemical difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC. At a subatomic level, that small difference of the location of the bond is very significant when it comes to the way it reacts with your mind and body.

Psychoactive Difference:

Delta-8 THC will give you a completely different effect because it is a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT component in the plant and only can be compared to Delta-9 THC. At The Dispensary – Appleton we hear first-hand positive feedback from customers ranging from all demographics