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What is Delta-8-THC?

Have you seen for sale online and in stores? Are you wondering what it is and if it has the same effects as “regular” THC? Read on to learn the differences between Delta-8 and Delta-9-THC, how Delta-8-THC reportedly makes people feel and its potential health and wellness benefits versus dangers and risks.

Delta-8-THC and Delta-9-THC can be thought of as cousins. Both tetrahydrocannabinols are compounds naturally found in hemp and cannabis plants and are chemically similar. The only difference is a particular chemical bond that appears on the eighth versus ninth carbon. Both react with our endocannabinoid systems (ECS) in a similar fashion and offer mood elevating feelings of euphoria along with relief from occasional discomfort and nausea.

What does Delta-8-THC feel like?

Of course, many people want to know, will Delta-8-THC get me high? The answer is: yes, delta-8-THC can be intoxicating.

Anecdotal reports say that Delta-8-THC offers a smoother, milder high and is about half to two-thirds as intoxicating as Delta-9-THC.

Some people who have taken Delta-8-THC report feeling a relaxed, full body high that is less intense than Delta-9-THC when taken in the same quantity.

How are products made?

Although Delta-8 occurs naturally in hemp and cannabis, it is only found in extremely small quantities. Virtually all of the Delta-8 vapes, gummies, and other products for sale today are made from CBD. For this process, CBD is converted into Delta-8-THC, resulting in a synthetic cannabinoid. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned about serious health risks and even death from Delta-8. See the FDA warning here.

Related Blog: Dangers of Synthetic Delta-8-THC

Delta-8-THC is legal at the federal level but many states have recently banned it because of its potential psychoactive effects and health dangers. The laws are very confusing and are constantly changing at the state level. It is very difficult to understand how legal or illegal Delta-8-THC is in each state and what the ramifications of selling or purchasing it could be right now and in the future.

Rare Cannabinoid Company has decided not to sell Delta-8-THC as we do not want to put our customers’ health and legal status at risk. We only sell natural, legal Delta-9-THC from hemp. All of our THC Gummies contain less than 0.3% THC and ship to all locations in the United States.

We offer Mood Gummies with THC and CBC, Sleep Gummies with THC and CBN, Relief Gummies with THC and CBG, and Uplift Gummies with THC and THCV. All Delta 9 Gummies also contain CBD for the entourage effect.

What are THCV, CBN, CBG, CBC, CBDA, and CBDV?

Confused by all the acronyms? In addition to CBD and THC products, Rare Cannabinoid Company offers an apothecary of cannabinoids so you can mix and match them according to your needs.

CBN may help people relax and sleep better. (Related article: CBN oil for sleep). Buy CBN here. Buy CBN gummies for sleep here. Sometimes people look for Delta-8-THC for sleep. We would highly recommend taking CBN and / or Delta-9-THC instead.

THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) is reportedly good for energy and appetite control. (Related article: Can THCV really curb the munchies?) Rare Cannabinoid Company was the first to offer a purified THCV oil tincture for sale. We also sell the strongest THCV gummies on the market.

CBC is believed to elevate levels of the brain’s “bliss” chemical anandamide and may therefore boost one’s mood. (Related article: CBC for mood elevation) Buy CBC oil here.

CBDV may help sociability, memory and reduce irritability. Buy CBDV here.

CBG is being studied for many potential physical and mental benefits. (Related article: Is CBG better than CBD for discomfort and aging?) CBG is for sale online here. Buy CBG cannabinoid gummies here. Discomfort is a reason some people turn to Delta-8-THC, and in this case we would recommend CBG and / or Delta-9-THC instead.

We also sell a 1000mg full spectrum CBD oil from premium Hawaiian hemp, a 3000mg extra strength CBD oil, and strong, tasty vegan CBD gummies. We recommend taking THC or CBD oil gummies or tinctures along with rare cannabinoids. CBD oil is good for balance, calm, and inflammation after exercise. It can also offer the entourage effect. This means that it may amplify the effects of rare cannabinoids and that by taking two (or more) cannabinoids together, they may each become stronger than the sum of their parts.

Health benefits of Delta-8-THC?

Natural Delta-8-THC appears to have many of the potential benefits of Delta-9-THC such as relieving tension, occasional nausea, discomfort and soreness. However, it is almost impossible to get natural, Delta-8-THC. That is why we do not recommend purchasing synthetic Delta 8 products. There are many other synthetic forms of THC that may also carry risks including Delta-10-THC, THC-P etc. In addition, THCA is the acidic precursor to Delta-9-THC. Raw THCA is not psychoactive but becomes psychoactive when heated or smoked. However, there are some dangers related to THCA flower when it is sprayed with chemicals.

Related blog: THCA vs Delta 9


We hope that you have learned more about Delta-8-THC in its natural and converted, synthesized form. We recommend sticking to Delta-9-THC products. They can be derived from hemp and sold online and in stores, like our Rare Cannabinoid Company THC Gummies, or extracted from cannabis and sold in dispensaries. Either way, you are safer than purchasing Delta-8-THC.

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