The Difference Between Delta 8 & Delta 9 vs. The Products We Carry

There are so many terms when it comes to cannabis. Like delta-8 and delta-9 – aren’t they the same thing? Well, not exactly. In this blog, we’ll talk about the differences between delta-8 and delta-9 cannabis and fill you in on the good stuff we have in store at Shore House Canna.


Understanding Cannabis Compounds

First, we have to start with cannabis compounds. More specifically, cannabinoids. These compounds are what bring you that relaxation, euphoria, or spark of creativity that you expect from cannabis. The most famous cannabinoid is THC, Delta-8 and delta-9 are both forms of THC, but the THC that is regulated by the cannabis market is delta-9 THC. It’s like the THC-est THC. 


There’s a tiny difference in the structure of delta-8 that makes it more mellow than delta-9. Because of this difference, delta-8 products can fly under the regulation radar. 


You might be able to find delta-8 products online or in stores in places where recreational cannabis isn’t legal yet, though some states are moving to ban or regulate delta-8 products. Delta-8 is sometimes seen as a gentle wave, while delta-9 is a high tide.


The Unique Qualities of Delta-8 THC

Aside from the structural differences between delta-8 and delta-9, delta-8 is extracted from cannabis differently. Delta-8 is actually very rare, so cannabis curators need to get a little creative. The most common way to extract delta-8 is to use strong acids to convert hemp-derived CBD to delta-8 THC. So technically, delta-8 products are semi-synthetic and often do not contain any other cannabinoids.


As we mentioned, delta-8 is known for being a bit more low-key. It’s about half as potent as delta-9, so many consumers turn to delta-8 for a more laid back experience. It’s especially known for its clear-headed experience.  It’s especially popular with those who want to stay focused while still enjoying a wave of calm.

Delta 8 THC message with cannabis leaves on a American highway sign with sky

Additionally, delta-8 has also been known to cause less anxiety and paranoia among cannabis consumers who have adverse effects using delta-9. This means people who have previously had a bad experience with delta-9 THC can try to dip their toes back in and get all the good feelings from cannabis and leave behind the bad. 


But, just like any other cannabis product, it’s best to start low and go slow – you can always add more, but you can’t take any away!


Beyond its psychoactive effects, delta-8 has the potential to be therapeutic. Just like delta-9, delta-8 has been found to alleviate pain. Also, delta-8 can help with uncomfortable tummy issues. For example, delta-8 shares the properties of delta-9 that help keep nausea at bay in cancer patients. And if you’re having issues with loss of appetite, delta-8 might just do the trick!


A Closer Look at Delta-9 THC

Delta-9 is responsible for that classic cannabis high, but the effects can be a mixed bag. Some strains can make you feel uplifted and ready to conquer the day, while others can make you feel super relaxed and ready to sink into your couch for a movie marathon. Unlike delta-8, delta-9 can be much more of an intense experience. Delta-9 is twice as powerful, which is why delta-9 can get you thinking of things in new ways.


Delta-9 brings the fun, but it can also bring relief. For starters, delta-9 can help another cannabinoid called CBD to work like a soothing balm for your body, easing everything from chronic pain to the occasional muscle ache. 


Whether it’s a stubborn backache or the nagging pain of arthritis, delta-9 can take the edge off. Also, delta-9 can help relieve nausea and loss of appetite faster than you can say, “I have the munchies!”


Because delta-9 has a longstanding rep, many cannabis lovers choose it over delta-8. It offers a more potent and immersive experience, so those looking for that classic, profound high seek delta-9 products. Additionally, delta-9 is known for delivering a full spectrum of effects. 


Delta-9 can be extracted naturally without any synthetic additions, you can experience all of the nuances – the euphoria, the deep relaxation, and sometimes, the introspective thoughts. The full spectrum also adds to the potential therapeutic benefits of delta-9, as researchers theorize that cannabinoids are more effective when combined with other cannabinoids rather than when they are singled out like delta-8 products.


Shore House Canna Recreational Dispensary: Your Go-To Spot for Delta-9 Goodness

Shore House Canna isn’t just your average cannabis dispensary – it’s a haven for those seeking the real deal in cannabis experiences. That’s why we carry the best delta-9 products on the Jersey Shore!


We have a huge menu of delta-9 products for every mood and occasion. Whether you’re into edibles that slowly turn up the vibe or flower that gets you grooving quickly, we’ve got your back. Everything is premium, lab-tested, natural, and all-around amazing. Here’s a handful of our favorites:


  • Cinnamon Buddha Flower: This strain is like a warm, spicy hug. Think of it as your morning cup of tea in cannabis form. It’s known for delivering a smooth, balanced high that’s just right for easing into your day or unwinding for the evening. Plus, it smells like walking in a kitchen with cinnamon rolls in the oven. Talk about inviting!


  • 1906 Go! Drops: These edibles contain an optimal blend of plant medicines, caffeine, and cannabis to actively unlock your formidable mental powers. With their fast-acting formula, you can feel the effects within just 20 minutes. (Remember to swallow the drops. Don’t chew them.)


  • Velvet Pie Live Resin Badder: This is a gourmet dish of concentrates. This potent and flavorful concentrate is smooth and creamy in texture, just like velvet. The flavor is a decadent mix of sweet and earthy notes, like a freshly baked pie. You can expect a relaxing euphoric high that envelops you like a cozy blanket, perfect for unwinding after a long day or a chill weekend vibe. 


Make sure to check out our full menu to get your eyes on all the goods Shore House Canna has to offer!

*The contents of this blog are intended for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*

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