The Differences Between Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 THC, And THC-O

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MINT HILL, NC – To fully understand THC-O, I think that it’s helpful to do a more extensive comparison to its sister THC molecules, Delta 9 THC and Delta 8 THC.

Delta 9 THC

The most commonly known THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) molecule is Delta 9 THC. This is the one most people think about when they hear “THC.” Delta 9 THC is a cannabinoid just like its sisters and is found naturally in great abundance in the mature marijuana plant. This is the specific cannabis molecule famous for giving the user a feeling of being high.

Depending on the strain, users generally feel a head high that somewhat dulls their senses. Additionally, with the indica strain of cannabis, users also feel a deep sense of relaxation throughout their bodies.

Delta 8 THC

Delta 8 THC is another THC cannabinoid molecule found in the cannabis plant. However, this one is not as well-known as its sister molecule, Delta 9 THC, and is not nearly as abundant in the cannabis plant. Delta 8 THC only makes up less than 1% of the plant. Therefore, Delta 8 THC has to be created to be commercially viable by converting other plentiful cannabinoids like CBD into Delta 8 THC through a chemical process.

Delta 8 gives the user an intoxicated feeling, but not nearly to the level of Delta 9. In addition, Delta 8 THC provides for more of a good feeling throughout the body with a clear head as opposed to Delta 9 THC’s head high.

Delta 8 THC is derived from hemp, so it is placed in the same category as CBD and is federally legal. 


Like Delta 8 THC, THC-O must be created in a laboratory through a chemical process. As a result, THC-O has the most intoxicating effect of any of the other THC cannabinoids. It is reported to be 300% stronger than Delta 9 THC and produces the same kind of head high. In addition, however, THC-O is reported to cause more of a psychedelic experience not unlike that of LSD, and users have reported a spiritual feeling when using this substance.

THC-O is currently in the same legal category as CBD, Delta 8 THC, and other cannabinoids. The Farm Bill of 2018 specifically made Delta 9 THC illegal in quantities over 0.3% but, by default, made all other cannabinoids legal. THC-O is completely legal on a federal level and has yet to show up on either the DEA’s or most states’ legal radar.

Bottom Line: Please make sure that you get any of these from a reputable please with quality LEGAL products and take as directed.

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Monica Hailey-Sharpe
Monica Hailey Sharpe is a woman of many interests. A native Charlottean, she is mother of (2) beautiful girls and grandmother. When Monica is not working in her store , she likes to travel, shop, volunteer for missionary work, especially anything pertaining to the elderly. Her second passion is helping the homeless.

Now a published author, Monica looks forward to promoting her book and sharing her story to encourage other women to tell theirs.

A true philanthropist, Monica believes in a good cause and has contributed to several over the years.

Her heartbeat above all else is spending time with her four grandchildren.