Is Delta 8 the same as CBD?

Nowadays you don’t have to settle for standard THC or smoking methods, with the rise in popularity of new cannabinoids and a myriad of smoking and consumption methods. CBD became popular in early 2010s due to its healing properties and health benefits, along with the minor side effects and ease of use.

Recently, Delta 8 has been leading the cannabinoid market with it’s pain relief and inflammation help. It also helps that it has taste and feel of standard THC, without the side effects. Both of these cannabinoids are very similar, yet different in many ways as well. Today we are going to talk about both of these cannabinoids and why they are popular cannabinoids.

Stay tuned and keep reading.

What is Delta 8?

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Delta 8 is a cannabinoid that is similar to delta 9 thc, the active ingredient in marijuana. delta 8 thc is less psychoactive than delta 9 thc, and it is also said to be more effective in treating certain medical conditions. delta 8 thc is said to be helpful in stimulating the immune system, and it is also being studied for its potential anti-cancer properties.

Delta 8 thc is becoming more popular because it is legal in many states, and it is also available in hemp-derived products. delta 8 thc is not currently FDA-approved, but it is being studied for its potential therapeutic benefits.

What is CBD?

CBD is a cannabinoid, which are a class of molecules found in the cannabis plant. Like all cannabinoids, CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body. These receptors are part of the endo-cannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating a variety of important functions, including mood, appetite, memory, and immune system response. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce the “high” associated with THC.

However, it does have a number of potential therapeutic benefits, including reducing anxiety, relieving pain, and helping to fight inflammation. CBD is available in a variety of forms, including oils, tinctures, capsules, and edibles. It has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its purported health benefits.

Delta 8 Vs CBD similarities

Delta 8 and CBD are both popular cannabinoids in the medical industry because they were basically created to be the best option for natural pain relief. CBD and Delta 8 have minor to no psychoactive effects and the effects they do do show are beneficial to the body.

Both cannabinoids are found in cannabis plants and naturally occur. They have little to no side effects and are among the most popular cannabinoid in the market. They both work with the endo-cannabinoid system and you won’t get high with these cannabinoids but will still feel the effects of THC.

Both of these products can be infused in flower, vape cartridges, THC edibles,

Delta 8 Vs CBD differences

While they have plenty of similarities, these cannabinoids also have a lot of differences. Firstly, Delta 8 thc is usually found in the hemp plants bud or leaf in abundance, with the chemical compound being extracted easily.

CBD however is found in the aerial part of the cannabis plants and are a little harder to extract and is found in small concentrations compared to Delta 9 or Delta 8 thc. Another key difference is the molecular structure. Other Delta cannabinoids have similar molecular structures but CBD is greatly different.

Delta 8 is also a lower potency than CBD or THC and is often used for more sensitive patients or for treating pain, inflammation, or any other health conditions. Delta 8 is also easily infused in most popular strains or hemp products.

Which is better for you?

The potential benefits of these products is great. It works in the nervous and endocannabinoid system so you know you’re getting fast results. Both of these products have minor potent effects and can be great products with no intoxicating effects.

Which is better for you really depends on your preference and what you need the cannabinoids for. If you need something that relieves pain or inflammation and you don’t want to get “high”, as well as use something that has scientific research and backed by scientists, CBD is for you.

If you want something potent with little to no side effects and anti anxiety with no major differences to THC, Delta 8 is for you. Both products offer a myriad of different consumption methods and can easily be found at your local dispensary or online smoke shop.

Will these cannabinoids show up on a drug test?

With marijuana becoming federally legal throughout the United States, less and less companies are drug testing for THC. Most standards drug tests like urine, blood, or hair will find the THC in Delta 8 and CBD.

Drug tests like salivia will have a harder time testing for it, especially if you go 24-48 hours without consuming.

Where to find CBD and Delta 8?

Most users will tell you they love Delta 8 and it’s the best thing they could’ve ever tried. When you buy from reputable sellers or brands you’re bound to experience the best Delta 8 THC has to offer.

One of the best brands for selling Delta 8 products is Delta Alternatives. Delta Alternatives sells the best Delta 8 products, from flower to THC gummies and even distillates and vape cartridges.

Take advantage of all Delta Alternatives has to offer and try them out today. If you are a first-time user or a veteran, Delta Alternatives has the right product for you.

Delta 8 Vs CBD: Whats the difference? – Final Thoughts

Both hemp derived cbd products are great by products of THC and provide a lot of great benefits. It’s definitely worth a try if you want to experience the benefits of THC without any of the side effects.

Try out our products today to see how much better your life will be for it.

What does a delta 8 high feel like

Delta 8 is a new cannabinoid that’s taking the world by storm, due to all its unique properties. The discovery of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant opened up a world of possibilities, with scientists harnessing concentrated amounts of these cannabinoids to consume.

Since Delta 8 is still fairly new, with the FDA not even knowing much about this THC cannabinoid, we are here to educate you on the benefits of Delta 8 and what it feels like to smoke it. Find out why it’s so popular and why it’s selling out in dispensaries everywhere.

This is what it feels like to be high on Delta 8.

What is Delta 8 THC?

Liked we mentioned before, Delta 8 is a cannabinoid in cannabis plants that are found in small amounts. When harnessed in concentrated forms, you feel the effects a lot faster than standard THC cannabis.

Delta 8 interacts and bends with your body’s endocannabinoid system/ cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid receptors control pain and inflammation so you feel high in a small amount of time. Delta 8 is a popular medical marijuana strain due to this and is becoming a mainstream recreational strain due to its benefits and minor side effects.

How is Delta 8 different than THC products?

Delta 8 THC is different than traditional THC. Although it is technically all from the same plant, Delta 8 is much more minor and it contains less THC, which is the psychoactive part of cannabis.

Delta 8 isn’t technically a Sativa or Indica, but it has a little bit of both properties. Delta 8 is also known as “diet weed” because you feel all the benefits of THC without the intense effects like paranoia and anxiety.

What does Delta 8 THC high feel like?

A Delta 8 high isn’t like any high you’ve ever felt like. Most users feel the minor effects in about 15-30 minutes, starting with a minor body high. When taken in a small dose, you feel relaxation, focus, and pain and inflammation relief.

Some users have reported feeling minor psychoactive properties but Delta 8 is mostly non-psychoactive. Users will also report anti-inflammatory properties and a feeling of euphoria. When taken in higher doses, users will feel slumped and often get intoxicating effects. Some report psychoactive experiences and get dry mouth and dry eyes.

Like all controlled substances, it depends on the dose of Delta 8 taken. The right dosage gets you a desired high.

Delta 8 THC Benefits

Delta 8 THC has plenty of advantages. It’s appetite-stimulating, it helps with pain management and inflammation relief, and it’s a clear-headed high so you’re not slumped on the couch all day.

It gives you a good body high and many users enjoy their first time. It helps with anxiety, and depression, the same way some over-the-counter medication does. Not to mention pain relief, and other great health benefits. Unlike other cannabinoids, Delta 8 high is minor, usually lasting a few hours and not overpowering you.

Delta 8 side effects

Like all controlled substances, Delta 8 THC has some side effects as well as advantages. Although most of the side effects start when you take it in high doses. Taking too much Delta 8 can lead to panic attacks, paranoia, intense body and head high, and even report to have a psychoactive experience.

Delta 8 THC is a psychoactive substance, and it is to be taken with caution. When taken in moderate doses, you get all the things this cannabinoid has to offer without any of the nasty side effects.

Is Delta 8 THC legal?

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The Farm Bill passed in 2018 makes cannabis and THC products federally legal in the US so far as they have less than 0.3% of THC in the product. Most cannabis strains will have less than this and since Delta 8 is a minor cannabinoid, it is guaranteed to have less than the percentage.

This means that Delta 8 is legal so far as you get from a trusted brand or seller. The consumption method of the product also determines the amount of THC so just make sure to be aware of the amount of THC.

Where can you find Delta 8 online?

Most users will tell you they love Delta 8 and it’s the best thing they could’ve ever tried. When you buy from reputable sellers or brands you’re bound to experience the best Delta 8 THC has to offer.

One of the best brands for selling Delta 8 products is Delta Alternatives. Delta Alternatives sells the best Delta 8 products, from flower to THC gummies and even distillates and vape cartridges.

Take advantage of all Delta Alternatives has to offer and try them out today. If you are a first-time user or a veteran, Delta Alternatives has the right product for you.

What does Delta 8 feel like – Final thoughts

As a minor cannabinoid with minor psychoactive substances, Delta 8 is sweeping the nation. Nothing can compare to a Delta 8 high, and the benefits it provides is second to none.

There are no other factors or reasons to try this product other than how amazing it is for you to use. Try Delta 8 today and you’ll see why everyone is ditching standard THC for is.

Try Delta Alternatives today and you won’t regret it.

DA is Here to Stay!

Happy New Year!

 
To start, thank you all so much for  your business, your support and your suggestions. We are constantly trying to improve our products and processes to better suit your preferences. And with that, I’d like to share some upcoming product changes and some regulatory updates:
 
Delta 8 in Oregon
As many of you know HB 3000 goes into effect today. The good news is that it only bans the production of D8 in the recreational market and limits the sale of existing D8 products to the dispensary system only. Therefore we cannot ship to consumers in Oregon any longer but still remain able to produce it under our hemp license and ship products directly to consumers 21+ in states where it is legal. 
 
New Product Lines and Terps
Due to the uncertainty around HB 3000, we’re a little behind on the launch but here’s what we have coming up in the next few weeks:
 
Gummies- We’ll have 3 lines of gummies: Delta 8 (25mg ea), Hemp Delta 9 (8mg ea), and CBD (50mg ea). Each line will be available in 5 flavors: Blueberry, Tangerine, Pink Lemonade, Cherry, Mixed
 
Terps- People either love or hate our terps. So we’re changing them.
We will have 3 hemp derived terps (extracted from our partner farm here in Oregon) which will remain consistent for this season due to growing/harvesting time restraints.
They will be gassy, skunky, and very much cannabis profiles.
 
Then we will have a new line of 3 rotating BDTs. We cannot yet release the name of the company but these are by far the best tasting terps we’ve ever tried. They are ridiculously expensive but when you taste them, you will know why. They capture the entire essence of the strains in a way that is somewhere between the fresh flower in the field and the smell when you press that fresh flower into rosin (sweet gassy fruity skunk?).
We were impressed. We hope you are too.
 
We’ll be sending out sample packs with random orders over the next few weeks as we get packaging ready and look for feedback on the new products. 
 
So thank you again to all of you for your business and input. Let’s keep the conversation going and see what we can come up with in 2022!
 
Niles
CEO, Delta Alternatives

Note on Testing

Due to recent articles claiming high percentages of Delta-9 THC in our oil, we have switched back to Green Leaf Labs, one of the most respected labs in the industry. You may notice the Limit of Quantification (LOQ) for D9 is now 0.001 instead of 0.6 as it was on some of our tests with them in the past. This much higher standard of certainty has caused some outlying areas of the chromatography to be excluded from the report resulting in lower potency results and less sensitivity to minor cannabinoids.

The Future of DA is Uncertain…

On January 1, 2022 the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) takes over regulation of hemp products, including Delta 8, from the Oregon Department of Agriculture. They have classified Delta 8 as a synthesized cannabinoid and will likely prohibit us from making it January 1st and shipping it after April 1st. The rules are still in draft form but the bill, HB 3000, has already passed so whatever the rules committee comes up with is binding. The current draft is available for comment and, if approved as is, will likely be the end of our business as we know it now. We are looking into moving our operations and also changing what products we make in Oregon for outside the dispensary system. Likely we will soon offer <0.3% D9 edibles and tinctures ranging 50-200mg hemp derived D9 and/or D8. The rules are not yet final so there is some small hope these things will not come to pass. However, we are all bracing for it. 
 
Also, regarding Rogue River Labs, the site will go offline next Friday 11/12/2021, to switch to Verified Businesses only with application, and will return Monday 11/15/2021 when it will resume shipping carts and all others products as well. If you usually buy from there and you are not a verifiable business, get what you want now!
 
Thanks and hope to see you again on the other side of this.
 
The DA Team

It Starts with Flower: An Explanation of Crude Derived D8

Having owned and operated a recreational cannabis processing lab in Southern Oregon that
does all types of extractions and consumables for the last 5 years (rebelrootsfarms.com), I'd like
to share some behind-the-scenes facts about how cannabis is processed, whether it be deemed
marijuana or hemp by the federal government. At the end of the day, it all starts with flower.


To get to a substance that can be dabbed or vaped, a series of extractions needs to be made to
go from flower to oil that leaves no residue. No matter if it's hemp or cannabis, the first
extraction can be many approaches: ethanol, butane, CO2, "botanical extractors" (ethanol cut
with denaturing agents), among others. The resulting crude is then further refined, usually taken
to distillate by short path or wiped film. The resulting product is nearly uniform across the
industry now, ranging from 80-90% CBD, CBG, or THC depending on the source material. That
is the first stage of refinement no matter what the product is: Delta 8 distillate or Delta 9 distillate
amber or clear.


Next is to get the CBD to D8


For those producing Delta 8 from isolate (clear), one more extraction must be done. The CBD
distillate is then put through a process sometimes refered to as "crashing" which involves a
strong acid to separate the CBD crystals from all other materials resulting in 99% CBD isolate
(as in chemically isolated from all other substances). Then, this isolate is converted (since we
don't do it this way I won't pretend to say how) into D8 which usually causes some degradation
and isomers resulting in 90-95% D8 with the rest unknown.


For those of us producing D8 from "crude" (amber), our process differs. Instead of taking the
80-90% CBD distillate to isolate, we simply keep the other cannabinoids and high temp terps
(which can be a little gassy but boy do they round out the feeling) and convert the whole, natural
cannabis soup we pulled out of the ground. We have been doing one pass on the short path
with T-41 as the catalyst but our new batch and process has three passes: 1) clean up CBD
distillate, 2) Convert to D8, 3) Clean up D8 distillate. The resulting product is 93% total
cannabinoids including naturally occurring and concentrated minors like CBC and even D9 (!)
with 85% D8.

The reason we skip the isolate step is simple: we don't do any of that with our recreational
cannabis. It's an artificial and unnecessary step to involve harsh acids to separate the THC in
the recreational market. The only reason to use isolate is if you live where the plant doesn't
grow, you don't have access to crude that doesn't meet 0.3% requirements, and therefore must
buy chemically separated isolate to have shipped to you for your conversion. Show me a
regulated recreational product on a shelf that has undergone that process.


Delta Alternatives (deltaalternatives.com) makes Delta 8 distillate exactly the same way we
have made Delta 9 distillate in award winning vapes (Oregon Grower's Cup 2018, Rebel Roots
Farms 1st Place) since we started in 2019. The only difference is the terps which cannot come
from the same recreational sources.


We are proud of our roots in cannabis since 2016 and our experience in making affordable
products people like. We are preparing for federal legalization and the idea that one day, we
may be able to ship our combined D8 and D9 products directly to your door. In the meantime, all
D8 companies are navigating a, let's just say "dynamic", market. We are all facing regulatory
and supply chain issues and from what I can tell, supplying an ever increasing market despite
defamatory legislation and logistical issues. We are figuring out shipping gummies in a record
breaking heat wave at a reasonable price so that hopefully soon we can ship you dabs that
need to stay cold too.


I invite anyone to schedule a tour of our facilities in Rogue River, OR to see the level of care we
take with our products and processes. We can be reached at questions@deltaalternatives.com
for tours.


Niles