The Facts: CBD vs. Delta 8 THC vs. Delta 9 THC

The Facts: CBD vs. Delta 8 THC vs. Delta 9 THC

Posted by Enjoy Hemp on Jul 14th 2021

Here's the low down:

Hemp-derived Delta 8 THC is the latest cannabinoid to gain the attention of veteran cannabis consumers and beginners alike. From our perspective at Enjoy Hemp, Delta 8 THC has eclipsed the popularity of CBD, and in much less time.

You may be wondering: what is Delta 8 THC? And why does Delta 8 THC seem to be more popular than CBD? Plus, how does Delta 8 THC compare to Delta 9 THC, the active cannabinoid in marijuana, which notoriously “gets you high?"

Don't worry - we've got your back. We know it’s important to understand the differences between these hemp-derived cannabinoids before you purchase or consume any products containing them.

Fortunately, we've broken down the differences between each of these cannabinoids.


CBD will not get you high like Delta 9 THC does. 

In fact, you won’t get high at all from CBD; it’s non-psycho-active. Certainly, there are many individuals out there who don’t take CBD because they don’t like the fact that you don’t get high. But, there are probably just as many users out there who want the benefits of the hemp-derivative, and are happy with the fact that CBD doesn’t cause them to get high. 

In a way, CBD works behind the scenes, covertly in your body. Similar to how you don’t take a daily vitamin thinking that you will actually feel an effect, you should not expect to feel anything from taking CBD. What’s also great about hemp-derived CBD is that you don’t have to obtain a license to buy the CBD product from a dispensary like marijuana; in contrast, it’s readily available for purchase online.

Delta 8 THC:

Simply put, Delta 8 THC is a nice blend between CBD and Delta 9 THC. The big differentiator between CBD and Delta 8 THC is that consumers report to “feel” Delta 8 THC after they consume it. 

Depending on the method of consumption, these effects can be immediate (by vaping a cartridge), or within 30-45 minutes (by eating a gummy). Reported feelings include: clear-headed relaxation and an uplifting body sensation. Consumers report that the effects of consuming Delta 8 THC can last 3-4 hours. And if you double up on dummies, effects can last even longer. 

In a way, products containing Delta 8 THC are a better option for consumers than Delta 9 THC because consumers of Delta 9 THC frequently report negative effects from the consumption of Delta 9 THC, including paranoia, cloudy thinking, “couch lock,” and other effects that most people don’t willingly want to pay for. What’s the point of paying for an overpriced Delta 9 THC-infused chocolate that gives you anxiety?

Delta 8 FTW.

Delta 9 THC:

Delta 9 THC is the active cannabinoid in marijuana that gets you high. Delta 9 THC is also present in hemp. Delta 9 THC is more psycho-active than delta 8 THC. In many states, you need a medical marijuana card to legally possess and consume delta 9 THC. Some states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Enjoy Hemp does not produce any marijuana-derived products. 

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