Delta-9 THC and Delta-8 THC are the two most common types of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis. Let’s explore the differences between these two types of THC, and why we at Cycling Frog are focused on Delta-9 THC products moving forward.
What is Delta-9 THC?
Delta-9 THC is the most well-known form of THC. It’s responsible for the psychoactive effects commonly associated with cannabis use, such as euphoria, relaxation, and altered perception. Delta-9 THC is produced naturally in the cannabis plant and is typically present in high concentrations in strains that are bred for recreational use.
What is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is a minor cannabinoid that occurs naturally in very small amounts in cannabis. It is structurally similar to Delta-9 THC but has a slightly different chemical makeup. The high produced by Delta-8 THC is milder and more subtle compared to Delta-9 THC because it binds to the CB1 receptors with less affinity, resulting in a less intense psychoactive experience overall.
So, why is Cycling Frog sticking with Delta-9 THC?
Simply put, Delta-9 THC is considered the most natural and common form of THC because it is produced in high concentrations naturally by the cannabis plant. While Delta-8 THC does occur naturally in cannabis, it is present in much smaller amounts and is not as well understood.
It’s also important to note that Delta-9 THC has been studied more extensively than Delta-8 THC. There is a large body of research on the effects of Delta-9 THC, including its potential medical benefits and potential negative side effects. While research on Delta-8 THC and lesser-known forms of THC are still in their early stages, it is likely that we will learn more about these compounds in the coming years. Because of this, some local and state governments have enacted measures to restrict the sale of Delta-8 THC and other cannabinoids less available in the cannabis and hemp plants naturally.
Due to these reasons, Cycling Frog has decided to stick with producing Delta-9 THC products derived from 100% naturally grown hemp from our single farming partner in Central Oregon. Our 25mg Delta-8 THC Mango Pineapple gummies have been reformulated into a tasty 5mg Delta-9 THC to 25mg CBD offering, available HERE.