There are many Hemp terminologies that you might not be familiar with and that’s ok. The world of Hemp is ever growing, although some of these products have been around for a while. In this Delta 8 THC for dummies guide you’ll discover Delta 8 THC terminologies that are very useful to know.
Delta 8 THC Terminologies
A cannabinoid is a naturally occurring compound that is found in the Hemp plant. There are over 120 cannabinoids found in Hemp; Delta 8 THC being one of them. A cannabinoid is what reacts with our body's cannabinoid receptors.
Delta 8 THC Disposable are small, rechargeable devices that come pre-charged and pre-filled with Delta 8 THC. Once you’re finished vaping the Delta 8 THC you dispose of the device and open up another one. The devices are draw activated so there is nothing to turn on or off.
A distillate is the result of the extraction process that removes Delta 8 THC from the Hemp plant. Once Delta 8 has been extracted and made into a distillate it’s then able to be stored in a container, capsule, or vape cartridge.
Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a biological system in our bodies that is composed of endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. It is believed to help regulate different human functions such as sleep, pain sensation, reproduction, and more. When you take Delta 8 THC it can bind these receptors in your body, eg: getting the munchies.
The entourage effect is when you combine different cannabinoids with one another. When the two cannabinoids are taken together, the therapeutic effects are significantly enhanced. This provides a greater experience than if taken by themselves.
This plant is used to make Delta 8 THC which is different from Marijuana. Hemp produces low amounts of THC and high amounts of CBD. However, it is possible to extract certain amounts of THC from Hemp. It’s also important to note that it takes a high amount of Hemp to produce Delta 8 THC.
A flower is raw Hemp that you’re able to smoke. However, Delta 8 THC Flower does not occur naturally, but you’re able to enjoy Delta 8 THC distillate that has been sprayed on Hemp. You can get the benefits from Hemp and Delta 8 by smoking Delta 8 THC Flower.
A hybrid strain is a mixture of both Indica and Sativa strains. You'll find some products that use hybrid strains usually have 1 strain more dominant than the other. There is no one strain better than the other - it just depends on your mood and preference.
When you think of Indica, think of "in-the-couch". This strain promotes relaxation hence why "in the couch" is a common saying. Also, this strain is commonly used at night time before going to bed.
Products that use Marijuana include Delta-9 THC which is not the same as Delta 8 THC. Marijuana has a higher concentration of Delta 9 THC and a low concentration of CBD. Also, it is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug.
This often refers to Marijuana that you’re able to purchase using a Medical Marijuana License. Certain states have legalized Marijuana for recreational use - without a Medical Marijuana card. However, in the states where Delta 8 THC is legal you don’t need a special license because it comes from Hemp, and not from Marijuana.
A Pod is a small cartridge - known as a Pod that has been filled with Delta 8 THC. They are filled with a distillate that allows you to vape the Delta 8. Also, some are disposable and can require a special device in order to vape the Delta-8 THC.
This is a term used to describe the effect that you feel when you use Delta 8 THC. It can also be referred to as psychotropic; this is the feeling you get when Delta 8 changes your mental state.
This strain promotes energy and most commonly known as a day-time strain. Most products with the Sativa strain tend to include specific terpenes; this is to enhance the users experience based on the type of strain.
A Delta 8 THC strain refers to 3 categories of Hemp that are classified by the effects it produces. They can vary from energetic - euphoric to more mellow - relaxing properties. Also, a strain can have a combination of different properties that are associated with a different strain.
This is what gives Delta 8 THC products its great flavors. Terpenes are typically added to Hemp products in order to improve the taste. These products normally have an Earthy - Natural taste that not many people enjoy. So, in order to enhance the users experience - Terpenes are added to improve the taste.
Third-party Lab Testing
All Hemp products need to be tested for Delta 9 THC. If a Hemp product has more than 0.03% of Delta 9 THC it is now considered Marijuana and not eligible to be sold across state lines. Companies like Delta Extrax send Delta 8 products to get tested for THC and heavy metals.
Best Delta 8 THC
If you’re looking for the best Delta 8 THC we have a wide selection of products to choose from. If you are new to THC in general we have several products that are great for beginners. We usually recommend starting off with a Delta 8 THC Tincture because they are easy to use. The suggested dose is half a dropper (50 ml) but we recommend starting off with a quarter of the dropper (25 ml). This is very concentrated and we want to make sure your first time trying Delta 8 is a pleasant one.
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