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CBD and Delta-8: What Are the Differences?

Learn all about the differences between CBD and Delta-8, and which cannabinoid is best used for what.
Learn all about the differences between CBD and Delta-8, and which cannabinoid is best used for what.

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Proponents of hemp have grown a lot in recent years, and customers have become increasingly interested in the plant’s effects.

Delta-8 is new to the scene, but it’s stirred up quite a commotion among lawmakers and consumers. It’s not the same as CBD, so some are hesitant, while others are excited to try it. What do you need to know, though?

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The Biggest Differences Between CBD and Delta-8

Most Delta-8 that you’ll come across is synthesized from CBD. The difference is that Delta-8 produces an effect similar to Delta-9, while CBD does not. Delta-8 gets its effects from other chemicals designed to provide more potency, but it’s not nearly as substantial as Delta-9 is.

The other major difference is the amount of knowledge we have. Scientists have done more research on the potential that CBD can bring, whereas Delta-8 is still newer to the scene. What can you use each of these cannabinoids for, though?

What Is CBD Good For?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it’s present in hemp plants. CBD isn’t psychoactive or intoxicating, but there have been claims that it’s great for being used to treat ailments and discomforts.

It’s gained a lot of traction in recent years and you can find oils, supplements, vitamins, and even vapes in grocery stores and smoke shops alike.

What Is Delta-8 Good For?

Delta-8 is a molecule found in cannabis plants. Its chemical structure is similar to Delta-9, but they’re not exactly the same, meaning the effects might not be as potent. Since the intoxicating effects that come with Delta-8 aren’t as strong as Delta-9, this strand is ideal for those who may experience adverse reactions to Delta-9.

For medical treatment, Delta-8 is thought to help ease discomforts by helping you relax, or with muscle spasms or nerve malfunction. For its effects, you’re not as likely to get the munchies or have a dry mouth and bloodshot eyes.

Which Is Better Overall?

Ultimately, when making the decision between CBD and Delta-8, it depends on what you’re looking for. If you want something with a hallucinogenic effect, then trying out Delta-8 might be the choice for you. If you believe in the findings that scientists and researchers have gotten with CBD, then you can always try it out for yourself.

Whichever you prefer, it’s important to know that one isn’t inherently better than the other. It’s best to try it for yourself and form an opinion from there.

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