In this post we are going to be addressing a few different things; the differences between CBD, CBN, CBG, HHC, Delta 8, Delta 9 and Delta 10. There are still many questions that friends and family have about it all and the shop owners are only so helpful when it comes to understanding what you may need as an individual.
PLEASE: If you suffer from any serious medical condition I advise you to research , ask questions and consult your medical physician, before trying any of these products.
Let us start simple; I have an article already that is a wonderful introduction to CBD and the basic understandings of the differences of what is out there. Please check it out > https://luna-owl.com/2021/02/06/holistic-legal-cbd/ .
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the Cannabid sativa plant, whish is also known as marijuana or help, according to the US National Library of Medicine.
It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive.
Now then, if you have read my intro to CBD article then you have come back to read more about it. I am glad you have and welcome you to ask questions when and if you need to.
Here is where we are going to answer some questions some friends and family have asked me recently.
Will it pop positive on a drug test? WHAT IS DELTA 8?!?! Is it like CBD will it get me high? What is TCH sensitivity? I have a ton of questions.
Allow me to preface this: I am not a fan of Delta 8 at all, tried it one time, had a horrible experience with it and started to research what the heck happened and why. It is not something that I recommend to anyone when they ask me what they should start off with, but I am not a gate keeper. I always tell people to please do their research and ask questions.
Is delta-8 the same as CBD?
Delta-8 and CBD are both cannabinoids, but delta-8 has more in common with delta-9 THC than CBD. Unlike CBD, delta-8 produces psychoactive effects. They are not the same. CBD does not produce psychoactive effects while Delta 8 does.
What does that mean exactly? Psychoactive drugs are substances that affect the brain. They cause changes in awareness, thoughts, mood, and behavior. Depending on the substance, psychoactive drugs can cause euphoria, increased energy, sleepiness, hallucinations, and more.
What is TCH Sensitivity?- It is an individuals reaction to the TCH from weed/synthetic Delta 8. [more about the synthetic make up below] People who are TCH sensitive should not use things like Delta 8, they will end up with the more psychoactive affects that those who may not be sensitive otherwise. People who are TCH sensitive tend to suffer from anxiety to begin with.
A 2009 study in the Human Psychopharmacology Clinical and Experimental Journal actually found that anxiety reactions and panic attacks are the acute symptoms most frequently associated with cannabis use. “When talking about brain science and cannabis, it’s easy to be swept away by anecdotal evidence and sound bites,” says Dr. Ruben Baler, a health scientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But the brain is complex, and the slightest difference in a person’s brain chemistry can cause significant differences in how our mind and body respond to cannabis, says Dr. Baler.
When humans consume weed, it stimulates their endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a key role in regulating our response to reward, stress and emotions. “What the ECS does is it optimizes our brain between excitation and inhibition,” says Dr. Baler. But when chemicals found in weed, such as THC, enter the ECS, they perturb the system’s ability to act in synchrony, which can disrupt our ability to regulate our response to stress, potentially causing anxiety.
“Fear stimuli that we can normally cope with can become unmanageable under the effects of marijuana because our fight-or-flight response gets disrupted,” says Dr. Baler. “You may not be able to keep those stimuli under control because your ECS is so out of whack because of all the THC in your system,” he says.
Yes, you read that right above, Delta 8 IS synthetic. It is made from weed and isolated/condensed down into a pure form like a spay isolate that is the placed on CBD flowers, edibles, and more. Delta-8 THC is an isomer, or minor chemical variant, of Delta-9 THC. It occurs only at minuscule levels in natural cannabis. High levels of Delta-8 THC are produced artificially by chemically converting CBD or Delta-9 THC through a process known as isomerization. Delta-8, as it’s usually referred to, occurs naturally in very small trace amounts, so most commercial delta-8 is completely synthetic, derived from cannabidiol in hemp.
What is this CBN & CBG? Are they the same as CBD? What is difference between CBN and CBD?
When THC components found in the cannabis plant age, they break down. This leads to the formation of a less potent cannabinoid called CBN. It’s about 25% as effective as THC, which makes it a mild chemical. Unlike CBD, which is entirely non-psychoactive, CBN in larger doses can produce mild psychoactive reactions. So, if you are TCH sensitive use with caution, but I would recommend this over Delta 8 any day.
Many people report that CBN helps them sleep. However, there’s only one study showing that it can potentially act as a sedative — it’s from 1975 and had only five male participants. In the study, participants given a combination of THC and CBN experienced stronger sedative effects than with THC alone. Unlike CBD, which suppresses the appetite, CBN appears to act as a stimulant. This has potentially dramatic implications when it comes to stimulating hunger in cancer patients and anyone who suffers from loss of appetite. What does that mean? CBN can give you the munchies and help those who struggle to eat.
What else can CBN do? CBN appears to influence the activity of neurons that are sensitive to capsaicin. (Capsaicin, you might know, is found in chili peppers, and an ingredient added to many topical pain relievers.) These capsaicin-sensitive nerves are important to the body’s pain signaling and perception. In addition to this,
CBN is also good at helping to lower blood pressure. This is because CBN acts as a “vasorelaxant”, which is a fancy term for relaxing blood vessel walls and decreasing blood pressure. In the eyes, CBN increases blood flow and reduces the pressure associated with glaucoma.
Will CBN make me fail drug test? Only if you use it on a daily basis and in high amounts as it will start to make the very minute amounts of TCH accumulate within your system. Drug tests do not check for CBN. Instead, they’ll be looking for THC, which is (if you don’t already know) the intoxicating phytocannabinoid found in varieties of cannabis (including hemp). However, recent research has shown that CBN can make you fail a drug test. Use your best judgement with this.
My personal rating for CBN- 8 out of 10 – I do recommend
Now onto CBG : So, what is the difference between CBG and CBD?
The main difference between CBG and CBD is that CBG is a minor cannabinoid like CBN while CBD is a major cannabinoid. This means that CBG makes up a smaller percentage of the cannabinoids in cannabis plants than CBD does.
How does CBG make you feel?
CBG works by binding to both receptors where it’s thought to strengthen the function of anandamide, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in enhancing pleasure and motivation, regulating appetite and sleep, and alleviating pain. Unlike THC, CBG has no psychotropic effects, so it will not give you a high.
Is CBG stronger than CBD?
While hemp plants contain a much higher dose of CBD, CBG can also be extracted and used in all sorts of products. These two cannabinoids offer a variety of therapeutic benefits, and when combined, can provide highly effective relief that keeps you feeling your best.
Is CBG good for your brain?
Brain health – CBG may be able to treat Huntington’s Disease and other neurodegenerative conditions thanks to its neuroprotective properties— this means it protects the nerve cells in your brains from nerve damage.
Does CBG help with anxiety?
The most common conditions the complete sample reported using CBG to treat were anxiety (51.2%), chronic pain (40.9%), depression (33.1%), and insomnia/disturbed sleep (30.7%). Efficacy was highly rated, with the majority reporting their conditions were “very much improved” or “much improved” by CBG.
The most common thing I hear about CBG is this ” I have taken it before and it did nothing.” Here is the thing, do you take regular medications just once and call it? Most of us do not, we take our meds for weeks or even months at a time before we start to see the benefits and CBG is very much like this. You have to allow it to build up and since its not TCH and not going to pop positive on your drug test it is something you can take with a clear head.
Will CBG fail drug test?
So, does CBG show up on a drug test? The definitive answer is NO. The main compound drug tests detect is THC, which is cause for worry because doses of THC are usually available in full-spectrum CBG products. The key, therefore, is to avoid taking large doses of full-spectrum CBG products.
Overall experience personally with CBG takes time to work, be patient with it. You can use it in conjunction with CBD and other herbs for maximum effect.
Personal rating 8 out of 10 by itself and 10 out of 10 when mixed- highly recommend. [ This is usually my go to mix with CBD- It works for many things, I use a mix of tincture, gummies, flower, salves, and more]
HHC?! There are so many different things that they are coming out with these days variant wise, it is hard for the average person to keep up.
The hemp-derived cannabinoid has a lot of potential, but invites many questions, too
Among the wave of hemp-derived cannabinoids sweeping the country—delta 8 THC, delta-O THC, and delta-10 THC among them—few have eluded public understanding more than HHC. Googling the compound brings up a host of contradictory information: about its legality, its effects on the body, and even whether it occurs naturally in the cannabis plant. Making sense of HHC is complicated in part because it has only recently reached the market and only a handful of retailers are selling it, mostly in the form of vape carts. The cannabinoid offers lots of potential, however; don’t be surprised if you start hearing more about it soon. HHC was first created in 1944 by the American chemist Roger Adams, when he added hydrogen molecules to Delta-9 THC. This process, known as hydrogenation, converts THC to hexahydrocannabinol (HHC).
While Adams created HHC from conventional cannabis-derived THC, these days the cannabinoid is typically derived through a process that begins with hemp, the low-THC cannabis plant that was made federally legal by Congress in the 2018 farm bill.
How is HHC different from THC or delta-8?
Chemically speaking, HHC includes a hydrogen molecule that THC does not.
Consumers and scientists alike observe that HHC induces less potent and psychoactive effects than conventional delta-9 THC.
Manufacturers often equate the HHC high with a delta-8 THC high. Anecdotally, I found HHC to be even less psychoactive than delta-8. I have personally used it in a vape cart, but not a lot at one time. 3-4 puffs at once then nothing for hours. It does have a mellowing effect if you are looking at it for a mood booster. With the average time of the effects staying with me on average 2-3 hours.
Will HHC get you high?
Will HHC Make You High? Like THC, HHC gives many people an enjoyable feeling when they take it. But just exactly what that feeling is may be harder to pinpoint.
What does HHC do to you?
Most people report HHC providing a gradual increase in mood. It stimulates an increase in activity more so than other THC products typically do. While it can cause cognition and your headspace to change, it doesn’t completely overtake your ability to remain in control.
This graphic I found shows some of the things they claim it can help with: Note I always take claims like this with a grain of salt and do my own research before trying it out. If you suffer from any serious medical condition I advise you to do the same and consult your medical physician, before trying any of these products.
How does HHC make u feel?
What Does HHC Feel Like? HHC’s effects are very similar to those of THC, such as feelings of euphoria, increased heart rate, and body temperature, as well as altered visual and auditory perceptions. Some HHC users describe its effects as more relaxing than stimulating, similar to delta 8. So if you are TCH sensitive, use a little bit at a time.
How potent is HHC?
HHC is roughly 70-80% the strength of THC, meaning it’s more potent than the other hemp derived cannabinoids Delta-8 and Delta-10. Moderate doses of HHC induce a euphoric psychoactive effect similar to THC but is often reported to having more relaxing and sedative qualities in comparison to Delta-8.
Is HHC stronger than Delta 9?
For certain users, HHC can be more intense than delta 9, even though we know it’s about 80% of its potency. These sensitive users typically describe its effects as a “distinct body high” that’s much more pronounced than delta 9’s.
Will HHC show on drug test?
Since HHC is specifically not THC, there’s no proof it breaks down into a THC metabolite. Therefore, there’s no proof that HHC shows up on a standard drug test. Rest assured, most drug tests are looking for the presence of THC, as well as other substances. PLEASE note since this is fairly new to the market research can change on this answer, but for now the answer seems to be No.
Personal Recommendation: 7 out of 10, I have not really used it on a regular basis but have used it on occasion. It is slow working but it does improve mood and works on headaches.
Delta 9 is Weed/THC, however, it can be reduced down to be within the CBD guidelines if it is bred properly. This is where many people get confused. It is weed but it isn’t.
What is delta-9 and is it legal?
Delta-9 THC is the cannabinoid that most cannabis consumers know and love, responsible for the euphoric high that comes with smoking flower or consuming other typical THC products in recreational or medical legal states like vape cartridges and edibles.
Will delta-9 get you high? [ This is what you can legally by within most states ]
This small concentration is highly unlikely to result in a high feeling, and some experts argue that the effectiveness of CBD is potentiated by small amounts of THC.— Many users beg to differ with this point and many actually claim the opposite. Especially if the person is a THC sensitive individual.
Do delta 9 gummies make you high?
Well, they can. For instance if each gummy packs a 10 mg punch that in itself can people high, and it’s an excellent alternative for smoking marijuana. Which is why a lot of people prefer to use gummies.
How many delta 9 gummies can I take?
For good reasons, they are getting popular among users to get their daily dose of THC. Half gummy or 5mg of Delta 9 THC is a perfect starting point for first-time users. We recommend one piece of these gummies for moderate users, while 1 ½ to 2 gummies are adequate for more experienced users.
For smoking: How long does high from delta 9 last?
The duration of the effect after 1 dose of 9 mg is about 45 minutes. After the last cigarette, recovery (decline < 50% Emax) will last about 100 minutes. A dosing interval of 1 h leads to a continuous “high”, and recovery will last about 150 minutes after the last joint.
What does delta-9 do to the body?
Abstract. The main active ingredient in cannabis, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can acutely induce psychotic symptoms and impair episodic and working memory. Another major constituent, cannabidiol (CBD), may attenuate these effects.
How does delta-9 make you feel?
Delta 9 is considerably more potent than Delta 8. Some believe it to be about twice as strong overall. Side effects are also more considerable with Delta 9. These can include paranoid delusions, mental fog, impaired motor skills, and increased feelings of anxiety.
Is Delta-9 from hemp the same?
Many U.S. hemp companies have begun selling products that contain delta-9 THC, the cannabinoid that differentiates hemp from cannabis. These companies market these products as hemp-derived and federally compliant under the 2018 Farm Bill, claiming they contain less than the 0.3% THC limit set for hemp
Which is stronger Delta 10 or Delta 9?
The effects of delta 10 THC tend to sit between the delta-8 and delta-9 variants. It is milder and more subtle than delta-9, but it is still effective in boosting your mood. However, delta-10 products are still quite rare because of the complexity of how it is extracted.
How long does Delta 9 gummies stay in your system and will it show up on a drug test?
Yes, Delta 9 THC will most likely stay in your system and show up on a generic drug test within 3-5 days of consumption.
How long does delta-9 stay in your system? This depends on several other factors, but it has been known to stay in your system for anywhere between 1-5 days after consumption.
Personal Recommendation: 7 out of 10- only because it will make you fail a drug test, HOWEVER, I want to say this. It is by far the best I have found for chronic pain and fast working when you take a half of a gummy. Also, please note, it can be easily over done, but I do recommend this over Delta 8 any day. Use with caution if you are THC sensitive.
That is all I have for this article, if you want to know more about other variants please stay tuned for the next one talking about Delta 10, THC-O, & THC-A and more, these are not ones I have personal experience with which is why I did not include them in this article.
As always, if you have questions please reach out.