You can find over a hundred cannabinoids in hemp plants. Many of these cannabinoids might sound similar or have similar names, but they all are different and unique from each other based on their molecular structures, the effects that they produce, as well as the benefits that they have to offer. Some of the cannabinoids that people consume themselves with include Delta 8 and Delta 9.
In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about two cannabinoids THC-O and Delta 9, how they work, and what effects they can produce. With the help of our blog, you can also find out what the difference is between these two cannabinoids, and which one is stronger than the other. So without further ado, let’s get started!
What Is THC-O & How Does It Work?
THC-O, also known as THC-O Acetate, is a cannabinoid that the US military discovered and further studied in 1944. Years later in 1978, this cannabinoid was rediscovered by the DEA in Florida inside a lab, which was trying to illegally combine acetic anhydride (a highly flammable chemical) with cannabinoid concentrates.
This cannabinoid can create very strong psychoactive and intoxicating effects which are borderline hallucinogenic and can easily overwhelm your senses if you’re not careful. There are many different types of products that you can find in retail and online stores, that include:
- Vape carts
What Is Delta 9 & How Does It Work?
Delta 9 is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that is found in hemp plants in small traces. It was first discovered in 1964 by an Israeli chemist named Raphael Mechoulam, who also discovered the Delta 8 cannabinoid in 1965. Delta 9 and Delta 8 might sound like they share many similarities because of their names but they don’t. In the molecular structure of Delta 9, the double bond falls on the 9th carbon chain, whereas the double bond of Delta 8 falls on the 8th carbon chain in its molecular chain.
There are many different types of products that contain Delta 9, which are available in many retail and online stores. Some of the products include:
- Vape carts
What Is The Difference Between THC-O & Delta 9?
Many people make the mistake of assuming that two cannabinoids share many similarities simply because they have the same name. However, that’s not the case here for THC-O and Delta 9. Some people think that THC-O and Delta 9 are similar to each other because they’re both forms of THC, but this is a misconception. These two cannabinoids have many differences, some of them include:
The THC-O doesn’t occur in hemp plants like other cannabinoids, which is why it’s obtained from a different extraction method. This extraction method involves the process of extracting CBD from hemp and removing THC or Delta 8 from it. After that, a chemical called acetic anhydride which is highly flammable is added to the THC cannabinoid. This will convert the cannabinoid into THC-O.
Delta 9 occurs in very small traces inside hemp plants which is why it’s difficult for you to extract this cannabinoid. Hence why this cannabinoid is obtained through 2 extraction methods. The first one is by extracting the cannabinoid directly from hemp by distilling other cannabinoids in hemp such as CBD. The second method involves extracting hemp-derived CBD and converting it into Delta 9 through a process called isomerization.
The effects that are produced by the THC-O cannabinoid are said to be five times stronger than the effects produced by Delta 8. These effects are also considered to be three times stronger than the Delta 9 cannabinoid.
Delta 9 on the other hand, can create effects that are stronger than the Delta 8 cannabinoid. However, its effects aren’t as strong as the effects produced by THC-O.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What Is The Cost Of THC-O Distillates?
The cost of THC-O distillates depends on many factors such as the brand or store that you purchase them from, the size of the container or syringe, and the amount of THC-O distillate the syringe contains.
- What Is The Shelf Life Of Delta 9 Vape Carts?
You’ll be surprised to know that Delta 9 vape carts have a shelf life of about 1-2 years. However, it depends on the way your carts are stored. If they’re not stored properly in the right place, then their shelf life can decrease significantly, but if you do store them properly in the right place with the right temperature, then their shelf life can be preserved.
Another important fact that you should keep in mind is that if you open your Delta 9 vape carts, then it’s best to use or consume them within 6 months as their shelf life will start to drop after that.
- How Can You Store THC-O Products?
The secret to making sure that the shelf life of your THC-O products is stable is to store them properly. You can do that by making sure that they’re stored in a dark place with a cool temperature so that they can’t get exposed to heat or light. You should also make sure to place them inside air-tight containers to prevent germs and bacteria from crawling inside and spoiling the products.
- Can THC-O Stay In Your System For A Month?
The amount of time that THC-O can stay in your system, depends on the amount of THC-O that you consume, as well as the dosage that you consume. For example, if you consume THC-O on a daily basis in big dosages, then the cannabinoid will most probably stay in your system for a month or even more. However, if you consume small dosages once a week, then it will only stay in your system for a day or two.
- Can You Store Delta 9 Edibles In The Fridge?
Yes, it’s perfectly safe for you to store your Delta 9 edibles in the fridge. In fact, if you want them to stay in perfect condition then the fridge is the best place to store your edibles because it is a dark and cool place that can protect them from getting exposed to heat and light. Plus the cool temperature of the fridge can help preserve the flavors and the potency of your Delta 9 edibles.
Conclusion – Is THC-O Stronger Than Delta 9?
Although THC-O and Delta 9 are forms of THC, they both create different effects. The THC-O cannabinoid can create effects that are psychoactive as well as hallucinogenic and they’re much stronger than the Delta 9 cannabinoid. Hence why, it’s been recommended that you consume this cannabinoid with caution and consume it in small dosages no matter what your tolerance levels.