Cannabis contains over 113 chemical compounds, referred to as Cannabinoids. CBD and THC are two of these compounds – cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD is the second most prevalent compound found in cannabis, while THC is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Both compounds effect the endocannabinoid system, but they affect different receptors in your brain. Because it affects a different receptor, CBD typically has no psychoactive affect or “high.” THC however, is the compound that is responsible for producing the hight that is associated with marijuana. While CBD is typically sourced from hemp, THC is sourced from marijuana.
The different “Deltas” of THC are all isomers of the cannabis plant, which bind to different receptors in your brain. When the isomers bind to different receptors, this is what is responsible for the different experiences and effects between the products.
THC, the primary compound in cannabis, exists in many forms. Some of the cannabinoid variations naturally occur at low concentration in the cannabis plant, while others, like traditional Delta 9 THC, are abundant. To extract these different forms, you chemically convert cannabis compounds to create THC variants, also known as THC isomers. Isomers are compounds with the same chemical formula as THC but a different arrangement of atoms.
These isomers, like Delta 8 and Delta 10, have the same chemical formula as Delta 9 THC but with a different atomic structure. These compounds produce various effects when consumed and can differ in user experience. While different compounds affect people differently, there is a consensus and science behind what each THC variant does.
CBD has been proven to have many health benefits and can be helpful for conditions including:
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBD)
- sleep difficulties
- movement disorders
- and more! Refer to each type of oil Korabis provides in order to see the most benefit from your treatments.
Delta-8 THC is a cannabis compound that has gained popularity due to its similarities to delta-9 THC, the main compound in marijuana that produces psychoactive effects. The similarities between the two are in both name and molecular structure – the only difference being the placement of the structures. Delta-8 has a double bond on the eighth carbon, while Delta-9 has it on the ninth. Delta-8 binds to the endocannabinoid system in a different way than Delta-9 THC, due to of the location of the bond. This is what makes Delta-8 less psychoactive than Delta-9. Delta-8 will cause similar effects to that of Delta-9 THC, but much less potent. Yes, Delta-8 THC produces a high.
Delta-8 THC is Legal in the state of Texas, and is only considered illegal in 11 states currently. Delta-8 THC is commonly sourced from hemp – not cannabis. This is what allows Delta-8 to be sold in many states where cannabis is illegal. It can be a bit confusing, because hemp is a cannabis plant that contains less than .03% Delta-9 THC. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp in the united states, and defined hemp as: “All derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9-tetrohydrocannabinol concentration of not more than .03%” This is what makes Delta-8 THC legal, because it does not contain delta-9 THC.
You may receive Delta-8 THC in the mail depending on the state you live in. Delta 8 is not legal in all states, and we may not be able to ship to you. We can ship to all states except:
- Rhode Island
When most people think about “THC,” they are commonly referring to the Delta 9 analog of the compound. Delta 9 THC is well-known for the psychoactive experience from consuming this cannabinoid. Basically, when people think of Delta 9 THC, they associate it with typical marijuana.
Delta 9 is so influential to the body because of the way its long chain structure binds to CB1 receptors. Long chains make a profound impact on the compound’s interaction with the body, which is why Delta 9 is so influential to the endocannabinoid receptors.
Delta 9 THC primarily binds to the CB1 receptors in the brain and nervous system, and produces mind-altering effects and increased bodily relaxation. Research also indicates that this analog of THC has therapeutic benefits. These include promoting one’s appetite, helping with bodily tension, and helping one manage physical discomfort.
Delta-11 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta 11 THC) is another naturally occurring, trace cannabinoid found in hemp. New technology has allowed us to explore what it can offer us. Delta 11 THC is a legitimate cannabinoid in hemp, rather than a synthetic cannabinoid.
Benefits of Delta 11:
Strong mental and body experience
Anxiety Relieving properties
The key factor for Delta 11 is that it is all about euphoria. Users describe a stronger feeling of euphoria than they’ve experienced with any other cannabinoid. It is also very-long lasting, as some other cannabinoid-based products provide only a short phase of euphoria. Alongside the euphoria, users report a uniquely powerful body effects that can be intensely relaxing, and great for easing physical tension.
THC-O is another form of THC that is extracted from hemp. It is a synthetic cannabinoid derived from hemp. THC-O does not occur naturally and can only be synthesized in the laboratory. Delta-8 THC is extracted from CBD, then acetic anhydride is added to the delta-8 THC molecules to make THC-O.
THC-O is more potent than more D9 THC, and as it is reported to be three times as powerful as D9 THC. Users report THC-O as having more psychedelic properties than other cannabinoids.
The Benefits of THCO:
Sleep supportive properties
Pain and stress relief
Since the human body can absorb THC-O at higher levels than conventional THC, it delivers a more potent experience. THC-O binds with receptors in the endocannabinoid system that control mood, pain, and other feelings. Its intake may make you feel euphoric.
Another form of THC that is not naturally extracted, HHC is created by added hydrogen molecules to Delta-9 THC, through the process of hydrogenation.
Chemically speaking, HHC includes a hydrogen molecule that THC does not. HHC has THC-like effects on the body and mind, but HHC is less potent, milligram-per-milligram, than delta-8 THC. Delta-8 THC is itself generally regarded as about half as potent as the standard delta-9 THC
Benefits of HHC:
Pain and Stress Relief
Sleep Supportive Properties
Uplifting and Relaxing Effects
Increased focus and energy
Users have reported a clear head experience, and some have reported an energetic response. Users also report that HHC has more delayed response before kicking in. It seems that the body absorbs this cannabinoid more readily than the other cannabinoids to have as strong of an effect as Delta 9 THC. Most users find its potency to be somewhere between Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC. HHC induces less potent and psychoactive effects than conventional delta-9 THC. THC-0 is purported to be three times as strong as Delta 9 THC, which is too much for many people.
Unlike traditional delta-9 THC which is federally illegal, THC isomers are legal in most US states – except the states that have made specific laws to prohibit them.
If THC isomers like delta-8 or delta-10 are hemp-derived, they are federally legal. Hemp refers to cannabis containing 0.3% or less Delta 9 THC. THC isomers derived from any cannabis plant with more than 0.3% THC will only be legal in adult-use states.
THC isomers, like delta-8, are currently legal in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- New Mexico
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
- Washington D.C.
Hemp is a cannabis plant that contains less than .03% Delta-9 THC. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp in the united states, and defined hemp as: “All derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9-tetrohydrocannabinol concentration of not more than .03%” This is what makes the variants of THC legal, because it does not contain more than the allowed amount of delta-9 THC.