Different Types of Cannabinoids

Understanding the Different Types of Cannabinoids

The world of cannabis and hemp-derived products can be confusing, especially with all the different types of cannabinoids and their unique properties. This article will help you understand the key differences between Delta 8, Delta 9, HHC, Full Spectrum CBD, and Broad Spectrum CBD.

Delta 8 THC

Delta 8 THC is a type of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that is found in small amounts in cannabis plants. Unlike Delta 9 THC, which is the most well-known form of THC, Delta 8 THC is less potent and has a milder psychoactive effect. It is also legal in most states, as long as it contains less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 THC is said to produce a high that is similar to Delta 9 THC but is less intense, making it more suitable for those who are new to THC or are sensitive to its effects.

Delta 9 THC

Delta 9 THC is the primary psychoactive compound found in marijuana and is responsible for the “high” associated with its use. Delta 9 THC is illegal under federal law but is legal in some states for medical and recreational use. Delta 9 THC is more potent than Delta 8 THC and is known to produce stronger psychoactive effects.


HHC, or hemp-derived CBD, is a type of CBD that is derived from hemp plants, which are naturally low in THC. Hemp-derived CBD is legal under federal law and is widely available in the market as a dietary supplement, skincare product, and more. Hemp-derived CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects and is non-intoxicating.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full Spectrum CBD is a type of CBD that contains all the natural compounds found in the hemp plant, including CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Full Spectrum CBD products are believed to produce the “entourage effect,” which is the synergistic interaction between the various compounds that results in a greater therapeutic effect than any one compound alone. Full Spectrum CBD products may contain up to 0.3% Delta 9 THC, which is the legal limit for hemp-derived products.

Broad Spectrum CBD

Broad Spectrum CBD is similar to Full Spectrum CBD but does not contain any Delta 9 THC. This makes Broad Spectrum CBD an excellent choice for those who want the benefits of CBD and other hemp-derived compounds but do not want any trace of THC. Broad Spectrum CBD is also a great option for those who are subject to drug tests, as the absence of THC in the product means that it will not show up on a drug test.

In conclusion, each type of cannabinoid has its own unique properties and benefits, and it is important to understand the differences between them to choose the right product for your needs. Whether you are looking for a milder form of THC, a non-intoxicating CBD, or a product that contains all the natural compounds found in the hemp plant, there is a cannabinoid product that will suit your needs.

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