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CBD vs Delta 8: What’s the difference?

New discoveries, effects, and products are constantly infiltrating the ever-changing world of cannabis. Today, we’ll discuss the latest and greatest cannabinoid on the market, delta-8 THC, and a health-promoting favorite, CBD. Keep reading to find out what makes them so different and why you should try both. 

Similarities Between CBD and Delta-8 THC

Before diving into what makes these two so unique, let’s look at what they share in common. While they produce effects that can be pretty different, CBD and delta-8 THC are both, of course, cannabinoids. This means they are naturally occurring within cannabis (hemp and marijuana) plants.

The other common factor between CBD and delta-8 THC are the therapeutic effects they can provide. While more scientific research needs to be done on both before a solid conclusion can be made, current evidence shows that these cannabinoids can help from the inside out. Ease mental issues like distraction and anxiety, while catering to body aches and pains. 

Key Differences

The key differentiator between CBD and delta-8 THC is the psychoactive effects and euphoric high you may feel with one, but not the other. Lots of people recognize CBD for its ability to soothe and relax without leaving your head in the clouds. This is because it’s the part of the cannabis plant that doesn’t get you high.

Delta-8 THC, on the other hand, is known to induce euphoric effects. While CBD is known for its more mild and subtle benefits, those using delta-8 can expect something stronger. Whether you’re feeling those effects full-force or just a bit, you can expect help with pain, inflammation, anxiety, sleep, and more. 

Another major difference is that cannabis carries up to 20% CBD, but only 1% or less of delta-8 THC. Delta-8 is an analog of delta-9 THC, which means it has a similar molecular structure and affinity with your cannabinoid receptors. CBD’s molecular structure won’t bind to your cannabinoid receptors.

What is Delta-8 THC?

Delta-8 THC is a naturally-occuring cannabinoid in marijuana plants, however only in extremely small concentrations. Because it’s so hard to extract, delta-8 THC is typically man made from using delta-9 THC in a process called isolation. This process causes delta-8 THC to be more potent than CBD, but not as euphoric as other cannabinoids.

Because it has those psychoactive effects unlike CBD, research surrounding delta-8 THC is still lacking. However, some early studies and anecdotal evidence suggest it may help in similar ways to cannabidiol. Try out delta-8 for some tension and stress relief, reduced pain, and a settled stomach. 

Delta-8 is best suited for cannabis users who like the feeling of a euphoric high, but still want to stay productive and focused. It can offer some relaxation and pain relief that’s a bit more subtle than some other THC products. It’s a great way to enjoy a good high while still reaping cannabis benefits. 

So, who should try out delta-8 THC? If a good ‘ole sativa hit leaves you feeling ready to attack the day, delta-8 is a great way to incorporate cannabis into your daily routine without leaving your head on the moon. You’ll feel slightly stoned, energized, and motivated for whatever lies in the day ahead. 

Those looking for a new way to enjoy cannabis have got to check out Sly Fox’s collection of delta-8 goodies. If an edible high is your ideal form of relaxation, our fruity delta-8 gummies are the perfect sweet. With 25mg of delta-8 THC in each treat, you’ll be feeling soothed and clear-headed in no time. 

What’s more convenient than adding some THC to your favorite beverage, snack, or right into your mouth with no hassle? Our delicious mint delta-8 oil is the perfect refreshment and pick-me-up. Choose between 1000mg and 5000mg for your perfect dose every time. 

Oils and gummies may be our personal faves, but the options don’t end there. Spark up some delta-8 flower or dab up with a concentrate if you’re a seasoned smoker. Those who want all the benefits without all the coughing will love capsules instead.

What is CBD?

Now that we know what makes delta-8 unique, let’s delve into all things CBD. It’s the chemical compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. As previously mentioned, CBD does not produce psychoactive effects plenty of stoners are used to experiencing. It’s been extensively researched and over time, has become a favorite of many cannabis consumers. 

Since CBD is legal and readily obtainable everywhere from local dispensaries to gas stations, it is one of the most popular and least stigmatized parts of the cannabis community. In addition to its clear-headed effects, users love that CBD has a myriad of health benefits. 

Use CBD to reduce anxiety and stress, whether it be daily struggles or major life events. It can also be used to lower inflammation and manage pain from work, exercise, or ailments. CBD is also incredibly protective for the brain, even helping to regulate substance abuse and addiction. 

When it comes to CBD products, the options are practically endless. Satisfy your sweet tooth with some Sly Fox CBD gummy bears or refresh the palette with mint oil. If you’re looking to target problem areas, check out the variety of topical CBD products like our soothing muscle roll-on.

Understanding these key similarities and differences between CBD and delta-8 is sure to make your next dispensary trip stress-free. Your perfect dose and ideal sensations will be at your fingertips in no time! For more info on all things delta-8 and CBD, don’t forget to check out more from Sly Fox before you go.