The Difference Between Delta 8 and Delta 9

by | Sep 21, 2021 | CBD 101 | 0 comments

Do You Know the Difference Between Delta 8 and Delta 9?

You’ve heard about delta 8—but what is it, and what is the difference between delta 8 and delta 9?



Understanding Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC

Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most prominent compound found in medical grade cannabis. It’s associated with getting “high,” and products containing more than 0.3% delta-9 THC are considered illegal on a federal level. Some states have legalized delta-9 THC cannabis and cannabis products for both medical and recreational use. 

Delta-8 THC is a similar compound to delta 9, and it produces similar effects. However, unlike delta 9, delta 8 and products containing delta 8 are not currently regulated in the United States on a federal level. 

This means delta-8 THC is considered legal in most states. Some states have made delta-8 products illegal—read more about delta-8 legality in your state.


Key Differences Between Delta 8 and Delta 9

Unlike cannabidiol or CBD, the popularized component of cannabis plants legalized in the sweeping 2018 Farm Bill, both delta 8 and delta 9 are considered intoxicating and can give users feelings of euphoria.

However, there are still differences between delta 8 and delta 9. Some people report negative side effects from delta 9, including paranoia and increased anxiety. Delta 8, on the other hand, tends to be a less intense high, with people reporting less incidence of paranoia.

Is delta 8 naturally occurring?

Yes! While there are many differences between delta 8 and delta 9, both compounds are naturally occurring in cannabis plants. 

Like any plant, each cannabis cultivar is selected for its potential compounds. In states where delta 9 is legal, farmers will select cultivars that produce buds with greater concentrations of delta 9. 

However, delta 8 is found in much smaller concentrations in most cannabis. To produce delta 8 in high concentrations, Haygood technicians extract delta 8 to create a potent concentrate. We use this naturally derived concentrate in Goodies products. It is not a synthetic cannabinoid product like K2 or spice, which contain synthetic, human-made chemicals. Goodies products contain delta-8 extract and are never sprayed with delta 8.


    Ready to try delta 8?

    Yes! While there are many differences between delta 8 and delta 9, both compounds are naturally occurring in cannabis plants. 

    Explore the difference between delta 8 and delta 9 for yourself! Get the potential benefits and pain-relieving properties of delta 8 in a convenient and delicious Goodies product.

    • Goodies gummies provide a slower onset than inhaled delta 8 products. Taste a yummy Goodies gummy with 20mg delta 8 in either sweet orange or green apple flavors. 

    • Goodies disposable vape pens combine the power of CBD and delta 8 with an optimal 3:1 CBD to delta 8 ratio. Find relief immediately with these convenient, discreet vape pens available in strain-specific varieties.

    Check out all of our delta 8 gummies that come in airtight packaging that ensure freshness.


      Know Your State’s Stance

      Delta-8 products can be an excellent alternative for customers in states where greater concentrations of delta-9 THC are illegal. 

      So is delta 8 legal? Yes, depending on your state’s regulations. Contact us at Haygood with more questions—we’re happy to guide you to the most appropriate product for your needs.