Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, we’ve seen record numbers in the hemp production industry and the synthesis of a huge variety of hemp compounds. With this legislation came legal access to things like CBD, and other hemp-derived cannabinoids, including Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC.

Over the past couple of years, Delta-8 and Delta-9 have gained popularity, as manufacturers have streamlined the extraction process from the hemp plant. Under the law, as long as the cannabinoid comes from a hemp plant that has THC content of 0.3% or less by dry weight, it is legal to buy and consume.

Not All Products Are the Same

When shopping for your Delta-8 and Delta-9 edibles, tinctures, or other products, it’s important to look for a trusted source. Many companies are exploiting this new market in order to sell a lot of cheap, poor-quality cannabinoid products for a fast profit.

Both Delta-8 and Delta-9 both work on the body’s endocannabinoid system, but these molecules differ by where we find the double bond in the carbon structure. Delta-8 THC has a double bond on the eighth carbon, while Delta-9 THC has it on the ninth, hence the names. The location of the double carbon bond determines how the molecule interacts with the endocannabinoid system.

What to Expect

When you think of the “high” feeling associated with traditional marijuana, this is due to Delta-9 THC. Delta-8 THC is generally found in lower amounts naturally in the cannabis plant, and users report similar effects as Delta-9 but a bit milder. This makes it attractive to those who are new to the cannabis space and feel they need a bit more than what CBD offers. Both Delta-8 and Delta-9 can help relieve stress, increase appetite, and promote sleep. Those who have been frustrated with the legal roadblocks around traditional Delta-9 can now find pure, potent, and effective Delta-9 products that are legal. Again, as long as the cannabinoid is extracted from a legal hemp plant with less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC in dry weight, the product is legal.

At Ignite Dispensary, shopping for high-quality cannabis products that you can trust is easy. Quality and trustworthiness are the main pillars of our business, which is why all of our products are carefully selected, independently reviewed for potency and purity, and derived from hemp grown on sustainable Midwestern farms. Check out our online store or visit one of our convenient locations today!