Researchers, scientists and chemist have discovered more about the Hemp Cannabis plant since the law has opened up and allowed them. The more they learn about the plant’s compounds and people experience the plant’s benefits the evidence is increasingly obvious and very popular.
THC is one of the most popular cannabinoids in the Hemp Cannabis plant. With many therapeutic effects, along with the “high” that is often associated after ingesting all or part of it through any of the many methods. Others refer to the THC experience as simply enlightened senses.
The Hemp Cannabis plant contains 4 major types of THC. They are Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, THCA and THCV. In this post we want to make you aware of Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC. All four however, have different properties and different therapeutic benefits.
Delta 9 THC
Delta 9 THC is known primarily as “THC” and is most often associated with the phrase “high”. Delta 9 THC is found in female Hemp Cannabis plants. When the Hemp Cannabis plant is fully grown and then harvested in it’s raw form, the level of Delta 9 THC has to be less than .3% for it to be legally researched, processed and used by consumers. If the raw material tests greater than .3% Delta 9 THC it can not be used and therefore has to be destroyed. Below are some of the noticeable effects that users have experienced and researchers have reported from Delta 9 THC.
- Decreased nausea and vomiting
- Reduced swelling and relieved pain
- Relaxed the muscles
- Helps PTSD
- Enhances all senses
- Promotes new brain cell and overall brain growth
- Protects brain cells
- Increased appetite
- Improved sleep cycles
- Antibacterial properties
- Antioxidant effects
- Shows optimism and promise in battling cancerous tumors
- Has anti seizure and anticonvulsant properties
- By opening the airways it acts as a bronchodilator thus helping with conditions like asthma
Delta 8 THC Comes From The Hemp Cannabis Plant Through Cannabinoid Conversion
Unfortunately extracting enough Delta 8 THC from raw Hemp Cannabis material is costly and very time consuming. Therefore, researchers and chemists have found an alternative way to produce the compound, through cannabinoid conversion from Hemp. All Delta 8 conversion processes need to be done in a licensed lab by professional chemists.
The first step in the cannabinoid conversion process is to begin with the Hemp plant. The Hemp plant that is used to isolate CBD has been bred, grown and harvested. This raw plant material from the very start contains less than .3% Delta 9 THC. The 2018 Farm Bill legally allows this to occur because the 2018 Farm Bill gave legal access to the entire Hemp plant. The entire Hemp plant can be researched and used for this process because in it’s raw, harvested form contains no more than .3% Delta 9 THC!
Delta 8 THC
Now that Delta 8 THC has been created through cannabinoid conversion from the Hemp plant it is time to experience it’s therapeutic effects. Delta 8 THC is not as potent as its sister cannabinoid Delta 9 THC but it does produce a head euphoria, or a “head change”. This euphoric experience is far less noticeable than what is experienced with Delta 9 THC often resulting in a more clear headed and energetic result. Balancing Delta 8 THC with CBD wil also decrease any mind altering effects. Below are some of the noticeable effects that users have experienced and researchers have reported from Delta 8 THC.
- Decreased nausea and vomiting
- Helped relieve pain (analgesic)
- Induced deep sleep
- Stimulated appetite
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced stress through anxiolytic effects.
- Helps protect brain cells (neuroprotectant)
- Can reduce the size of tumors
- Helps cause the release of acetylcholine, which is involved in memory and learning