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When you think of CBD and Delta 8 THC, what’s the first thought that comes to your mind? Is it: Delta 8 THC is better than CBD? Or how about: Delta 8 THC is basically the same as CBD? Maybe you think that Delta 8 THC is just the psychoactive version of CBD? Well, we’ve got news for you. All of those thoughts are valid… to a degree. But there’s more to the story. In this short read, we’re gonna reveal some eye-opening differences and similarities of these two cannabinoids. And we’ll start with the most frequently asked question…

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What are the differences between CBD and Delta 8 THC?

Many people think that Delta 8 THC is just the psychoactive version of CBD, but that’s not the case.

You see, the main difference between CBD and Delta 8 THC is that CBD is not all psychoactive. In fact, did you know that CBD can actually prevent the “high” of all THC variants [¹,²]?

This is actually CBD’s super power. Let us explain…

Before Delta 8 THC came on the scene, Delta 9 THC (the federally illegal THC variant known for its overwhelming, and sometimes paranoia-inducing high) was the only option of THC for people to consume.

Many people relied on the aid of Delta 9 THC, but they hated that overwhelming high, so they kept CBD in their back pocket to help ward off that paranoid feeling from Delta 9 THC, without diminishing Delta 9’s other therapeutic properties. Pretty cool, right?

Thankfully, however, cannabis chemists have discovered other THC variants, and Delta 8 THC is the one THC cannabinoid that has captivated the entire cannabis industry.

As it turns out, Delta 8 THC offers many of the same therapeutic properties of Delta 9, but its psychoactive effects are much more subtle and not at all overwhelming.

Which brings us to our next question…

What are the similarities between CBD and Delta 8 THC?

Both Delta 8 THC and CBD are cannabinoids, and they naturally occur in the cannabis plant. However, Delta 8 THC only occurs in the cannabis plant at 1% or less. 

So, to create high volumes of high quality Delta 8 THC, hemp manufacturers have to perform a conversion process that transforms both CBD and Delta 9 THC into Delta 8 THC.

When this process is done correctly, the end result is highly therapeutic Delta 8 THC. Which reputable manufacturers will then use to either create high quality Delta 8 gummies or even potent Delta 8 THC tinctures.

Now you may be wondering…

Which is stronger: CBD or Delta 8 THC?

While both Delta 8 THC and CBD offer their own sets of benefits, when it comes to mind altering effects, Delta 8 THC is much stronger.

However, when it comes to anti-anxiety effects, CBD has been shown to be a bit more effective. But both cannabinoids offer tremendous therapeutic relief for a number of issues [³].

To really know how Delta 8 THC will affect you, it’s important that you buy high quality Delta 8 THC from reputable hemp brands. If you buy just any ol’ Delta 8 THC from questionable brands, you could be ingesting something that doesn't actually have any Delta 8 THC at all.


Where can I buy Delta 8 THC online?

If you’re looking for truly effective, highly reviewed, and thoroughly tested Delta 8 THC to spend your hard-earned money on, then Delta Remedys is the brand for you.

We’re not one to toot our own horn, but when it comes to high standards and quality control, we’re definitely the best in the industry.

We carefully formulated all of our Delta 8 products to be accurately labeled, thoroughly tested, and safe to consume.

Our customers praise us for our amazing Delta 8 gummies, but since we started offering Delta 8 tinctures, we’ve been having a hard time keeping them in stock.

So if you’re ready to explore all the amazing benefits and soothing psychoactive effects of Delta 8 THC, we invite you to check out our irresistible Delta 8 gummies and potent Delta 8 tinctures.

For additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our Delta Remedys team. We’re happy to help in any way we can.


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