Understand the difference between delta-8 distillate and delta-9 distillate

Cannabis Distillate: Difference Between Delta-8-THC and Delta-9-THC

If you’re looking for a cannabis product that packs a punch, you can’t go wrong with distillate. Cannabis distillate is not for the inexperienced. It has a potency that is close to nearly 99% compared to the 15 to 25% THC content that is often found in your average weed. Due to this reason, distillate is also a great tool for adding THC into edibles

This fact makes this delivered very appealing to many seasoned smokers and cannabis users. Best of all, there have been many advancements in the technologies used to make distillate. Nowadays, you can purchase clear and clean products with ease.

When purchasing weed distillate, you’ll notice that there are two different products on the market: delta-8-THC and delta-9-THC distillate. In general, delta-8-THC distillate looks clearer than delta-9-THC distillate. 

But, is there a difference between the two? 

The answer is yes. These two products have two very different therapeutic effects, which we will explore in this article. 

A Close Up of Delta-8-THC

“An analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. [Delta-8-THC] binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system…This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than [delta-9-THC], the primary form of THC found in cannabis.”

National Cancer Institute

Delta-8-THC and delta-9-thc are both psychoactive cannabinoids that can be found in almost all cannabis flowers. Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, however, is found in lower quantities than its close cousin delta-9 THC, and also has a lower psychotropic potency.

Delta-8-THC is chemically different from delta-9-THC by just two atomic bonds. Delta-8-THC has a double carbon on the 8th carbon chain while delta-9-THC has the double carbon on the 9th carbon chain. 

Other than that, there really isn’t much of a difference. It’s basically like having the same model and make of a car but with slightly different headlights. To the regular Joe, this isn’t that interesting at all, and doesn’t really give you a good idea of the differences between delta 8 distillate and delta 9 distillate, especially since both types of distillate will interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system and the CB1 receptor. 

An interesting thing is that delta 8 THC is found only in small quantities naturally. However, thanks to advancements in technology, you can now purchase distillate syringes that contain only distillate 8 THC.

How Does Delta 8 Distillate Feel Like?

Most people are familiar with how delta-9-THC distillate feels like. This compound will give you a psychoactive head high. Delta-8-THC, on the other hand, is like the much quieter cousin. It will still get you stoned, but the effects are quite different. 

Delta-8-THC will give you more of a happy, clear-headed feeling that comes with zero anxiety and fogginess. Those who take this type of distillate tend to feel more in tune with their environment and less impaired. 

“For me, the [distillate] delivered a semi-sedative physical sensation without much whimsical mental stimulation. The distillate’s pervasive effects cascaded over my body while imbuing me with a classic “stoned” contentment. The appetite stimulation was apparent, but never fully manifested as hunger. This might be partially due to delta-8-THC’s anti-nausea qualities...”

Due to this reason, delta 8 THC is highly recommended for those who still plan on carrying out some errands. In fact, this is a very popular cannabinoid for those who want to go on a hike. This cannabinoid will help them feel more happy and in tune with the environment, as well as the activity that they are engaging in. It gives users a calm focus. 

If you’re looking for a more psychoactive head high, you might want to consider our delta-9-THC distillate syringes. This product will give you a more powerful punch than smoking weed. It’s essentially the same as smoking some very strong and potent cannabis. Expect psychoactive effects and to even be knocked out! 

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How Is Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol Made?

Cannabis distillate is cannabinoids that have been extracted from marijuana buds.

So, how is it possible to extract this cannabinoid when there are such small amounts found in cannabis flowers (most cured weed contains less than 1% delta-8-THC!)? 

Professionals now use a thin film distillation, or fractional distillation, of cannabis weed and tri. Using various temperatures, vacuums and equipment, they are able to extract pure delta-8-THC. They’re also able to convert delta-9 THC over to delta-8 THC. Using this process, they are able to purify and isolate specific cannabinoids that are useful to the human body. They’re also able to use this method to remove any impurities and undesirable compounds.

To further confirm that the extraction process has extracted all the compounds that we want and nothing else, most professionals then run lab tests on the extraction. All of the distillate products sold on CannabudPost are lab tested. 

The Therapeutic Effects of Delta 8 THC

Those who are using cannabis for medical purposes tend to favor delta-8-THC over delta-9-THC. At the very least, they will want to have some delta-8-THC in their arsenal of tools due to its effectiveness and potential therapeutic properties. Delta 8 THC can be used to treat the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


Benefits of taking delta-8

Studies have shown that very low doses of delta-8-thc can do wonders for the human body. It can help treat a lack of appetite, nausea, anxiety and other issues. It’s a great alternative for those who can’t seem to handle the intensity of delta-9-thc distillate.

Delta-8-THC distillate is also a great treatment for those who are going through chemotherapy. This compound connects to both the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body. 

In 1995, a doctor named Dr. Raphael Mechoulam conducted a study on the effects of delta-8 THC. He administered low doses of this compound to eight children between the ages of 3 to 13 who were being treated with drugs and chemotherapy for cancer. He found that the delta-8-THC treatments would work within 2 hours and was able to prevent many unwanted side effects, like nausea. There were negligible side effects associated with consuming delta-8-THC.

This study has been referenced many times in other studies, as delta-8-THC distillate can be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and conditions.

Are There Any Terpenes in Distillate?

If we’re talking about distillate by itself, then no. The end product should have no measurable amount of terpene in it. The terps are usually boiled off during the extraction process. 

With that said, if you’re buying a distillate vape pen, then the answer is yet. Most manufacturers will re-introduce terpenes back into the distillate. The most common terpenes used are cannabis-derived terpenes, which will give you more of an entourage effect, plant-based terpenes, which come from other plants like limes and lemons, and synthetic-terpenes, which are made in labs. By adding terpenes back into the distillate, consumers will get a more enjoyable user experience.

Where Can I Buy Delta-8-THC Distillate?

If you’re looking for delta-8-THC distillate syringes, you’ll find what you’re looking for here, at CannabudPost. We offer 1,000 mg distillate syringes that contain all of that good stuff. All you have to do is eject the distillate. If you’re making gummies, you can heat up the distillate, so that it easily mixes in with your recipe. 

All of the distillate that we carry is lab-tested, so you can rest assured that you’re getting a high quality product each and every time. This also makes it easy for you to dose yourself. If you are just starting off, you may want to add only a little bit — even 10mg of delta-8-THC can go a long way for new and inexperienced cannabis smokers or marijuana users.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us! You can send us an email at any time, and we’ll do our best to get back to you within 24 hours. 

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