Delta-8 vs Delta-9

Delta-8 vs Delta-9

The National Cancer Institute defines Delta-8 as “An analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system.”

What does that mean?

First, let us talk about our endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in several functions like sleeping, mood, appetite, memory and more. This system has 3 core components: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. The receptors are found throughout your body, and the endocannabinoids (molecules your own body makes to keep things flowing) bind to them to signal the system that action must be taken.

Delta-9 THC and Delta-8 THC are both Cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis, they both bind to the same receptor in the endocannabinoid system, the CB1 receptor, which is found in the central nervous system. They work in the same way, but cause different effects.


The chemical difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 is where their double bond occurs, Delta-9 has the double bond in the 9th carbon chain, and delta 8 has its in the 8th. This small difference causes a noticeable effect on how our endocannabinoid system reacts to it when it binds on the receptors.

When you consume Delta-8, unlike Delta-9, you get what some call a clearer high, where you can focus better. Additionally, there are studies that show benefits of Delta-8 THC in the following areas:

1) Pain and anti-inflammatory effects.

2) Reduces anxiety.

3) Anti-Nauseant Effects.

4) Appetite Stimulant.

One of the most important distinctions is that Delta-8 does not cause paranoia or anxiety like Delta-9 can for many users. Even better, Delta 8 is Federally LEGAL ! You can try your new favorite cannabinoid at Puerto Ricos!

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