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Do Different Cannabinoids Produce Different Highs?

Do Different Cannabinoids Produce Different Highs

There are about 144 known cannabinoids that have been extracted from the Hemp plant; with the 2 most popular ones being CBD and THC. Each cannabinoid produces a slightly different experience for its user. You may be wondering – do different cannabinoids produce different highs? Here is what you need to know about Hemp-derived cannabinoids.

Types of Cannabinoids

Types of Cannabinoids

The Hemp plant produces several compounds called cannabinoids, most of which haven’t been detected in other plants. Although there are hundreds of these compounds in Hemp, only a few exist in significant concentrations. Here are some well-known cannabinoids produced by the Hemp plants:

CBD

Short form for Cannabidiol, CBD is found in high concentrations in Hemp. Also, it can be found in the Marijuana plant, but it’s most commonly extracted from Hemp. Unlike THC – CBD is nonpsychoactive which means it doesn’t get you high.

When you combine CBD with THC it actually can balance out the high. This means if you take way too much THC you might want to try some CBD. However, just like THC there exist different variations of CBD including CBG, CBN, and the list goes on.

THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol, or simply THC, is the chemical responsible for most of Hemp’s psychological experience. If you’re familiar with this cannabinoid, you’ll know its chemical structure is like that of CBD.

However, the arrangement of the molecular atoms makes THC different from CBD. Its receptors are concentrated in some brain regions associated with pleasure, memory, time perception, thinking, and coordination. That’s why you get that high feeling when you consume THC.

There are several significant types of THC found in the Hemp plant, including Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC, THCV, THC-O, and THCP.

Delta-8 THC

One of the biggest differences between Delta-8 THC and regular THC (Delta 9) is that it’s not as potent. Nevertheless, it still produces a psychoactive experience. It has been said to be a much more clear-headed experience.

This cannabinoid has been a game-changer because it does produce a psychoactive experience; but it manages to fly under Federal regulation. Although this has changed a lot these last couple of months. We remain optimistic that state lawmakers will notice the revenue that it’s making for their state or the potential to regulate it.

THCV

This cannabinoid is a byproduct of THCA – Tetrahydrocannabinol Acid. Although it’s similar to Delta-9 THC, it doesn’t have the intoxicating effects in low doses. However, taking high doses of the THCV will give you a clear, stimulating ‘high’ experience. Also, THCV doesn’t tend to last as long as Delta-9 THC.

Another notable difference is that THCV’s boiling point is higher than Delta 9 (428°F vs. 314°F), meaning that individuals that prefer to vape THC products can turn their device up to enjoy.

This compound increases satiety, up-regulates energy metabolism, and doesn’t tend to trigger the munchies like other versions of THC. If you tend to overeat while high because of the munchies, you may consider switching to THCV.

THC-O

On its own, THC-O is very potent; in fact, it is believed to be as much as three times more potent than Delta-9 THC and 5x more potent than Delta-8 THC. However, when combined with other cannabinoids it tends to produce an enjoyable experience.

Chemically speaking THC-O is derived from THCA. When it’s ingested it is very slow to enter the system when compared to vaping or traditional smoking. THC-O offers a more potent high and users report it as being an introspective, almost spiritual experience.

It is said to take you to an almost alternate state, more akin to the ‘trips’ associated with milder hallucinogens; which is why we enhance our Delta 8 THC instead of offering it as a standalone product. This can make THC-O products a lot more enjoyable.

THCP

THCP is also known as Tetrahydrocannabiphorol, an analog of the THC present in the Hemp. This compound is believed to be 33x more potent than Delta-9 THC, meaning it causes an intense, intoxicating experience.

A normal THC normal dose is about 10mg, while an equivalent dose of the THC-P is around 0.3 mg. Just like THC-O, we make sure to add it to a formula of Delta 8 THC and Terpenes. Otherwise you wouldn’t really enjoy this product because of how potent it would be.

Lesser Known Cannabinoids

Lesser Known Cannabinoids

What lesser known cannabinoids are is cannabinoids that are not front and center. This means that they are either not as popular, or still brand new. Some well known-unknown lesser known cannabinoids include HHC and Hemp-derived Delta 9 THC.

HHC

Unlike THC, HHC has two more hydrogenated carbon atoms which means it’s not actual THC. However, it does come from the Hemp plant but it’s made from different parts of the actual plant. Also, because it’s not actual THC it is available in more places that THC is not.

The type of experience that HHC is set to have is somewhere between Delta 8 and Delta 9. In other words, It tends to be stronger than Delta 8 but not as potent as Delta 9. It’s a happy medium between both cannabinoids.

Hemp-derived Delta 9 THC

Although Delta 9 has been around for a long time – it was only extracted from Marijuana. For this reason it was not available Nationwide because of certain Federal laws. However, states that allowed the use or sale of Marijuana were prohibited from sending products across state lines.

Once CBD became legal, companies soon discovered that you can make products bigger and have enough Delta 9 to get a good buzz going. However, the catch was the Delta 9 had to be extracted from Hemp and not Marijuana.

The issue is that Hemp produces very little THC but a lot of CBD. Therefore, it didn’t make sense to extract THC from Hemp in the past since Marijuana naturally produces a lot of it. Once Hemp became legal, companies started to look at Hemp-derived Delta 9 THC as an alternative.

Final thoughts

 - Conclusion

There are a lot of different products that are extracted from the Hemp plant. The most popular among them are Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). However, you won’t find huge amounts of cannabinoids like Delta 8 THC, THCV, HHC, etc. It’s broken down from the acids which are decarboxylated in order to obtain either CBD or THC.

THC is the primary psychoactive compound that provides a head change while CBD does not. The different cannabinoids found in Hemp do offer different experiences but slightly. Also, the potency of the cannabinoid has a lot to do with the type of high you get.


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