D8 and D9. What’s the difference?

Here’s a question we get a lot: What’s the difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC? 

Just a few short years ago, nobody cared about the exact molecule. THC had a certain effect, and THC was THC. That was all Delta-9.

Then came the 2018 Farm Bill that defined hemp, making it legally distinct from cannabis, according to the level of, specifically, Delta-9 THC.

Enter Delta-8, a minor cannabinoid that nobody cared about. It’s an easy process for labs to convert CBD to Delta-8, creating a hemp-derived product that’s legal in states that still prohibit marijuana — states like North Carolina.

The effects are similar, although some say Delta-8 provides more of a body high and Delta-9 is more cerebral. That may be true, or they may be very similar but with different potencies. On a per milligram basis, Delta-9 is generally about twice the strength of Delta-8. 

At PhenomWell, we carry legally compliant Delta-9 edibles, including gummies and chocolate. An edible can contain less than .03% Delta-9 by dry weight and be legal. Not so with D9 vapes or flower or tincture.

We carry a wide range of Delta-8 products, including edibles, tinctures, and vapes. We also have several strains of THCA flower