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CBD and delta-8 THC dominate today’s hemp market. Sure, other hemp cannabinoids have begun gaining traction, but nothing has surpassed CBD or delta-8 in terms of popularity. Whether you’re shopping in-store or online, you will find the most comprehensive array of products in the CBD and delta-8 categories.
Although these cannabinoids come from the hemp plant, they have dozens of noteworthy distinctions. If you don’t consider these differences, you may run into some unexpected issues when trying one of these hemp cannabinoids.
There are a few reasons CBD and delta-8 are in separate categories, but the primary reason is their psychoactivity — or lack thereof. You see, CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, but delta-8 has psychoactive features. Even though most people claim delta-8 is “less psychoactive” versus delta-9 THC, it will produce a “high” sensation.
Technically speaking, delta-8 molecules land on the brain’s CB1 receptors to induce a “stoned” effect. By contrast, CBD has an indirect impact on the body’s endocannabinoid system, resulting in a soothing and “clear-headed” experience.
People who’ve never tried hemp before are at a greater risk of adverse side effects with delta-8 versus CBD. Although some people microdose delta-8 during a workday, it’s far safer to incorporate CBD into a daily schedule and reserve delta-8 products for at-home use.