What are all these Hemp, Cannabidiol, THC & Delta Variant Products? How will they affect me? A Brief Overview

CBD

Reported Benefits Of CBD

Help With Pain Management 
Inhibit Arthritis Pain
Anti-inflammatory Properties
Sleep Aid 
Offset Anxiety and Depression
Treat Select Epilepsy Syndromes
Reduce  PTSD Symptoms
Treat Opioid Addiction
Ease With Diabetic Complications
Help Protect Against Neurological Disease
Alleviate ALS Symptoms
Additional Notes:
Research has found that CBD may reduce symptoms caused by cancer treatment, such as pain and nausea. Some very early studies have also found that CBD may have anticancer benefits. A 2019 review of studies examining in vitro and in vivo studies found CBD may help slow tumor growth and increase tumor cell death. The study focused on pancreatic cancer.
*Forbes Magazine referencing several medical sources in a June 29, 2021 article.
*Healthline website citing National Institute of Health study on pancreatic cancer.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352507/ 
National Institute Of Health

CBG

Cannabigerol (CBG) is a type of cannabinoid obtained from the cannabis plant. It’s often referred to as the mother of all cannabinoids. This is because other cannabinoids are derived from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), an acidic form of CBG. Like it’s cousin CBD, CBG will not get you high and has no psychotropic effects, yet may share, and even have enhanced health benefits that are reported for CBD. Research shows that CBG may also have therapeutic effects. However, human studies on this are sparse and more research needs to be done. In particular, CBG tests on lab rats from a 2014 study showed some promise in blocking and inhibiting the growth of colorectal cancer cells. Some promising animal studies of reported benefit from CBG have included: 
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Glaucoma
Huntington’s Disease
Antibacterial Properties
Potential Cancer Cell Growth Inhibitor
*National Institute Of Health 2014 Study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25269802/
National Institute Of Health

CBN

CBN comes from the breakdown of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC. Unlike CBD, it’s mildly psychoactive, but it generally doesn’t produce a high like THC. 
A combination of THC & CBN produced a stronger sedative effect in participants of a study than either THC or CBN used alone. Many people report that CBN is effective at helping with sleep. A combination of CBD & CBN in a 2019 study on rats shows that using both CBD & CBN was more effective on pain than either used alone. *https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31158702/ 
National Institute Of Health
Following are some reported uses and benefits of CBN.
Sleep Aid
Help With Pain Management 
Anti-inflammatory Effects
Offset Anxiety and Depression

Delta-8

Delta-8-THC is a close cousin to Delta 9 THC, the naturally occurring and intoxicating compound from cannabis. Delta-8 THC is known as an “isomer,”  or a compound with a similar, though not identical, structure to Delta-9 THC. 
And while the structural differences between isomers can be quite small, they can lead to significant differences when it comes to how our bodies process and experience the compounds. Delta-8 THC seems to have comparable therapeutic effects to Delta-9 THC with less intoxication, which could make it an attractive and valuable option for people who would benefit from or enjoy a milder high. It was found that Delta 8 can be synthesized entirely from CBD with the use of solvents. While the conversion process can be a bit pricey, it has made creating Delta 8 products much easier. As a result, most Delta 8 comes from hemp rather than marijuana. It also ensures that their concentrations contain under 0.3% Delta 9 THC, which is the threshold required for federal legality. Delta 8 is still technically legal on a federal level. That's because of the ambiguities of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp production. There is nothing within the bill that prohibits deriving Delta 8 from hemp and creating products with the compound. 
  

Delta-9

Delta 9 THC is a major cannabinoid that can be found in abundance in cannabis. Extraction is usually fairly cheap and simple as a result. It tends to be derived from marijuana plants specifically. Delta 9 is considerably more potent than Delta 8. Some believe it to be about twice as strong overall. Side effects are also more considerable with Delta 9. These can include paranoid delusions, mental fog, impaired motor skills, and increased feelings of anxiety. In comparison, Delta 8 is reported to provide a much easier experience. Most users feel a great sense of calm and clarity. Many have reported a definite “high” to the experience, but not enough to impair the ability to form coherent thoughts or focus on activities. Instead, you simply feel more relaxed and less burdened by stress.  
The length of time it takes to feel the effects also separates Delta 8 and Delta 9. Delta 8 works slowly and gradually as it eases users into a more mellow state. Meanwhile, Delta 9’s onset is more rapid and instantaneous. 

Delta-10

The ‘Sativa’ of the Delta Compounds, Delta 10 provides a bit of a spark with what some describe as an uplifting energetic euphoria. Users report Delta 10 to be a great compound for activating creativity, productivity and alertness. Comparably Delta 8 provides a more mellow, soothing and relaxing feel. Delta 8 might be a great option to end a stressful day, while Delta 10 serves an extra boost of creative energy for projects that require sharp focus.
 
Luckily, both Delta 8 and Delta 10 are federally legal and stately legal across most US regions, even in places where the recreational use of cannabis remains illegal.
Thanks to a loophole in the Federal Farm Bill of 2018: it specifies that hemp containing less than 0.3% of Delta 9 by weight is legal to grow, sell and possess. Check the laws in your state to be certain Delta 10 is legal.

HHC

While Delta 8 creates the subtle high that helps you relax and enhances your mood and mental clarity, HHC has been described to produce a cheerful mind set with uplifted energy and varying but subtle ranges of euphoria. Delta 8 is considered more subtle, whereas HHC’s potency reportedly falls in between Delta 8 and Delta 9. Some users describe the high as feeling ‘mildly’ stoned but not to the degree that you would using a Delta 9 THC variant. Of course these feelings totally depend on the amount of products being consumed.

THC-O

Also known as THC-O Acetate, this product is another cannabinoid derived from hemp, however it is not a naturally occurring component of the cannabis plant. It is a man-made derivative and synthesized to be stronger than Delta 8 or Delta 9.  It is reportedly twice as strong as Delta 9. Due to its potency, THC-O is not recommended for the beginning user. Instead this compound is better suited for the more advanced cannabinoid user and is meant to mellow the mind and perhaps offer enhanced psychedelic experiences depending on the dosage. 

THC-V

THC-V is being touted as ‘diet-weed’ or ‘weederall’ for it’s reported ability to curb the appetite and provide some energy boosting qualities. Still, there is a lot to be learned about THC-V, but some studies suggest it can be taken to help mitigate negative effects of THC. Also, pre-clinical animal research shows THC-V might have potential in helping in a broad range of diseases or disorders, including:
Parkinson’s 
Psychosis
Bacterial Inflammation
Acne
Fatty Liver Disease
Pain
Epilepsy
*The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product.



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