The CBD world has changed a lot in the last few years.
Since the 2018 Farm Bill transformed hemp cultivation and gave birth to the modern CBD industry, new, ground-breaking hemp products are hitting the shelves every week.
The difference between CBD, Delta-8, and HHC products can get a little confusing, so we thought we’ll give you a quick summary to help you!
Next to the federally illegal THC, CBD is the most well-known cannabinoid and is available in an array of forms, including oils, capsules, gummies, and topicals.
CBD is available almost everywhere and it’s easily the most popular of the three – an estimated 1 in 3 Americans have used a CBD product at least once.
Out of the three cannabinoids, CBD has the most research behind it. In a critical report, the WHO deemed CBD as “generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.”
Among the popular reasons that people use CBD products are: to help support the management of everyday stress, to help support a sense of calm, to help support recovery from exercise-induced inflammation, and to help support healthy sleep cycles.
Like CBD, Delta-8 is found naturally in hemp – but in much smaller quantities. For this reason, the Delta-8 used in products like these is derived from CBD.
But Delta-8 has more in common with THC (Delta 9-THC) than CBD. It has a similar chemical structure to the psychoactive cannabinoid and its reported effects can be comparable (although milder.)
Unfortunately, not everyone can get their hands on Delta-8. Although federally legal (it’s derived from legal hemp) some states have their own laws regarding Delta-8.
Currently, Delta-8 is not permitted to be sold in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Nevada, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, Utah.
Like Delta-8, HHC is a cannabinoid that’s found naturally, in very small quantities, in the cannabis plant – but for products like gummies, the HHC is usually synthesized from hemp-derived CBD.
Users claim that HHC ‘fills a gap’ between CBD and Delta-8 as it offers more potent effects on the mind than CBD but without the strength of Delta-8.
This information came from an email from Pure Kana and I found it very helpful and thought I would pass it along. I hope it clears up any questions you have, I know it helped me. Here is a review I wrote on Redeem Therapeutics Delta 8 gummies.