Delta-8 Versus Delta-9 – What Is The Difference?

Delta-8 and Delta-9 are cannabinoids found in cannabis. They have similar chemical structures but differ in the placement of a double bond in their molecular chain. Delta-9 THC is well-known for its potent psychoactive effects, while delta-8 THC is milder, often producing a less intense high. Delta-9 THC is federally illegal above 0.3% in hemp, as per the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), whereas delta-8 THC exists in a legal context where its status varies by state regulation.