What are you looking for?
Many people look for ways to relax their mind, ease their body, loosen up. Cannabis in its many forms has helped people through difficult times for millenia. Now legalization, science, and persistence have resulted in a range of fun weed products you can have delivered to your home. If you’ve heard of Delta-8, Delta-9, Delta-10 THC, or HHC, or THCO or TCHP, or CBD, or if you haven’t, this guide will help you make sense of your options in this brave new world of bud:
Most people associate cannabis with getting high, and getting high results in some large part from the delta-9 THC compound in cannabis. Most legal delta-9 THC is still grown and sold under tightly controlled circumstances.
Fortunately some phytochemical freedom fighters are liberating an increasingly wide range of cannabinoids – the stuff in marijuana that might make you high, or hungry, or calm, or social, or sleepy, and so forth. Delta-8 THC is a sibling of Delta-9. HHC is created an entirely different way and might not even be a cannabinoid exactly. THCO, CBG, CBN, there’s many to study and explore.
By growing industrial hemp, processing it, and distilling it down into raw materials, these cannabinoids are then infused into flower, gummies, or used to fill up vape pens, or left as concentrate for dabbing.
Some of these are suited for specific purposes. For example, CBN seems to help some people with sleep. But most people are looking for a head change, a way to take their mind off pain or maybe put their mind into music.
Here we’re looking at the most immediate effects of cannabis, referred to as psychoactivity: altering our perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior. We’re sharing our sense of the psychoactivity of these new cannabinoids, from least psychoactive (CBD) to most psychoactive (THCO). Everyone has their own dose and reaction for cannabis. Start small and build up to find yours. Strongly psychoactive cannabis is more likely to make your brain feel busy and may make some people feel paranoid. If you like a calm body high, an easier good time, look a little further down the psychoactivity scale.
Here’s our current analysis, from Less Psychoactive to More Psychoactive, on the chart pictured here, or spelled out below running low on the left to higher on the right:
CBG, CBN, CBD, Delta-8 THC, HHC, Delta-9 THC, THCO.
Now let’s take a more detailed look at a few of these different cannabinoid options starting with the most gentle and building to the most intense:
These non-psychoactive cannabinoids show early signs of beneficial physical and mental effects. Individual products that carry these compounds will often describe the desired effect.
Tropicana Cookies Delta 10 Ready-to-Use Vape
Wedding Cake Delta 10 Ready-to-Use Vape
Zkittlez Delta 10 Ready-to-Use Vape
Sour Diesel Delta 10 Ready-to-Use Vape
Gelato Delta 10 Ready-to-Use Vape
Purple Punch Delta 10 Ready-to-Use Vape
Apple Fritter Delta 10 Ready-to-Use Vape
Strawberry Cough Delta 10 Ready-to-Use Vape
Pineapple Express Delta 10 Ready-to-Use Vape
Cherry Pie Delta 10 Ready-to-Use Vape
A gentle psychoactive secondary cannabinoid, Delta-10 is still being explored. We find it to be present but quite mellow. Lower intensity than delta-8 even.
Moonberry Delta-8 Moonrocks
Sour Diesel Delta-8 Wax infused Prerolls 4 Pack
Bubba Kush Delta-8 Flower
Blueberry Kush Infused Preroll dipped in kief
Blueberry Grape Kush Delta-8 Wax-Infused Prerolls 4 Pack
Tropical Tangie Mango Delta-8 Wax infused Prerolls 4 Pack
OG Kush Delta-8 Wax Infused Prerolls 4 Pack
Sour Grape D8 Sugar Wax
OG Kush D8 Sugar Wax
Blueberry Delta-8 Wax
What is Delta 8?
D8 or Delta-8 is short for Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol: a psychoactive cannabinoid found in the Cannabis sativa plant, which includes both marijuana and hemp varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of many dozens of naturally-occurring cannabinoids occuring in cannabis, though it is not found in significant amounts. Accordingly, concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are typically produced from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD).
Is Delta 8 Legal?
Because it is derived from the hemp plant, Delta 8 is considered Federally legal. This is due to the 2018 Farm Bill, which allowed hemp production and does not expressly ban THC isomers. Unlike its sibling cannabinoid Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 It is not prohibited under the Controlled Substances Act.
Does Delta-8 get me high?
Delta 8 flower can produce a euphoric or ‘high’ effect when smoked. Delta 8’s psychoactive effect is milder than delta-9 THC. We asked some of our hempshop team for their impressions of Delta-8:
Is Delta-8 Safe?
Reading this March 2022 delta-8 update from the US Food & Drug Administration the basics seem clear: these products seem to work. Some people take too much or have a bad reaction. Go slow. Keep these products out of reach of pets and children.
Where can I learn more about Delta-8?
Visit our hempshop delta-8 page.
Cherry Pie HHC Ready-to-Use Vape
Strawberry Cough HHC Ready-to-Use Vape
Zkittlez HHC Ready-to-Use Vape
Sour Diesel HHC Ready-to-Use Vape
Wedding Cake HHC Ready-to-Use Vape
Apple Fritter HHC Ready-to-Use Vape
Tropicana Cookies HHC Ready-to-Use Vape
Pineapple Express HHC Ready-to-Use Vape
What is HHC?
HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) is a hydrogenated derivative of THC. It is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp seeds and pollen. In addition, HHC has been identified as a trace component in Cannabis sativa, but can also be produced synthetically by hydrogenating cannabis concentrates.
Is HHC legal?
Based on the passage of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, HHC is considered legal in 50 of our 50 States at the time of this post.
Will HHC show up in a drug test?
Unlike both Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC, there is no evidence that HHC is detectable with currently prevalent testing methods.
How strong is HHC?
HHC is reported to be roughly 80% the strength of THC. So on a potency chart, HHC sits between delta 9 THC which is more psychoactive and Delta 8, which is milder than both HHC and delta 9 THC.
Delta-9 THC is the root cannabinoid in cannabis, creating that high feeling in conjunction with any other cannabinoids or terpenes present. Since the 2018 Farm Bill, weed engineers have figured out how to create products with Delta-9 THC from hemp that does not contain more than 0.3% of Delta-9 THC on a dry weight basis. This allows people to enjoy the delta-9 experience with convenient ordering.
Sugar Free Delta 9 THC Peppermints
Delta-9 THC Rainbow Gummies
Delta-9 THC Blood Moon Orange Night Time Gummies with CBN
Delta-9 THC Sweet Pickle Gummies
Delta-9 THC Mango Gummies
Delta-9 THC Guava Gummies
Delta-9 THC Sour Apple Gummies
Delta-9 THC Strawberry Gummies
Delta-9 THC Grape Gummies
Karma Calming CBD Caramels
Where can I learn more about Delta-9?
Visit our hempshop delta-9 page.
THCO is a synthetic cannabinoid manufactured from hemp. THCO is also known as THC-O acetate, THC acetate, and ATHC. THCO seems to offer a more psychoactive experience than most Delta-9 THC data. Faster rampup, faster ramp down. We’ve found THCO to be among the strongest of the cannabinoids we’ve tried.
Products Not Found
There are so many cannabinoids being explored now that access to this plant is opening up. THCWOW is not a real cannabinoid that we know of yet, but THCP and others are being researched and ingested now to see how they might be useful and or fun. We’ll keep you posted.
As we learn more about how these products work we are seeing people mix a few cannabinoids together to make new effects. Maybe some CBD and delta-8 plus CBN makes many folks sleepy? Or combining HHC with THCO could give someone a strong brief buzz. We shall see!