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What is the difference between Delta 8 and Weed?

Parker Batkins
Published February 8, 2021
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Have you heard the news about that legal THC all of those cool kids are talking about? So you might ask, “Hometown Hero, isn’t THC illegal in most states? Isn’t that weed? How can y’all sell that out of Texas of all places?” Well, the truth is, Weed and Delta 8 THC couldn’t be more different!

What is Weed?

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Weed, or marijuana, herb, pot, ganja, Mary Jane (you get the idea), is a plant that has been a part of many cultures worldwide for centuries. When someone consumes weed (whether by smoking, eating, or any other way), it results in specific psychoactive or mind-altering effects that can be described as intoxicating. The compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol causes that intoxication and is found in the resin produced by the cannabis plant.

Related Article: What is the difference between Delta 9 and Delta 8 THC?

What is Delta 8?

Delta 8 THC is a very special cannabinoid that could potentially bridge the gap between compounds like CBD and marijuana. It has it's own effects that can't be described as overly similar to that of CBD or Delta 9 THC.

Pure Delta 8 THC

Over the past year, Delta 8 has gained significant popularity in the cannabis community, with a promising future for relaxation purposes and medical research. Users describe their experience on Delta 8 as a unique feeling of euphoria with an uplifting and relaxing body sensation.

Want to know more? We completely breakdown this compound in What is Delta 8?

Weed VS Delta 8

Though marijuana and Delta 8 products might have properties familiar to one another of their chemical structure, the cannabinoids have entirely different effects. Because Delta 8 binds more weakly to the body's CB receptors, it has generally less potency and different effects in the body.

The most significant difference between these two is that Delta 8 is legal nearly nationwide! We can even ship most of our Delta 8 products directly to your front door step, of course, safely, securely, and discreetly.

Don’t know if Delta 8 is legal in your state? We made a complete breakdown state-by-state just for you! Is Delta 8 THC Legal?

Effects of Delta 8

Delta 8 THC Effects

Because Delta 8 THC binds differently to the brain's CB receptors compared to the likes of Delta 9 THC (cough cough weed), it exhibits “lower psychotropic potency.” Without sounding all science-y, that means that those who have experienced adverse side effects when consuming weed (for example, high levels of anxiety and paranoia) should not see those effects when consuming Delta 8.

This lack of potency, wider accessibility, and euphoric effects have led many cannabis users to switch over to Delta 8 over weed.

As always, We encourage you to try out some of our top-notch Delta 8 THC products and are always willing to answer any questions you have! Do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or suggestions via our customer service line or any of our social media accounts, @HometownHeroCBD!

Don’t forget that every purchase through Hometown Hero supports veterans, as we work heavily with the DAV and VFW.

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