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CBD vs. Delta-9 THC

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CBD vs. Delta-9 THC

CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid present in both hemp and marijuana. Both of these plants are a part of the cannabis family; looking at them after the buds have been cut, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Both look and smell virtually the same. CBD and Delta-9 THC can be found in the same place: marijuana. However, the CBD you see on the market is generally derived from the hemp plant.

What is CBD?

Sure, CBD Flower can look the same as Delta-9 Flower, but there are a few differences. For one, CBD is non-psychoactive. While it’s found in both hemp and marijuana; between the two cannabis species, it is more readily available inside hemp. There are three types of CBD products. You have an isolate, which has only one cannabinoid in it. You have broad spectrum which usually has all of the cannabinoids besides Delta-9 THC. Lastly, you have full-spectrum which includes all of the natural cannabinoids including THC. ATLRx has full-spectrum CBD products.

What is Delta-9 THC?

Delta-9 THC, better known as traditional THC, is the psychoactive component in marijuana. With extraction, hemp has allowed its sibling Delta-8 THC to exist within federal laws while Delta-9 THC remains illegal in a hand full of states. Despite this, some of these states have decriminalized marijuana possession in the wake of the legalization. But many people get confused about what Delta-9 is versus your standard CBD. Delta-9 THC is illegal in some states, and CBD is a derivative of hemp, so it is federally legal amongst all states.

What are the Differences Between CBD and Delta-9 THC?

CBD comes in an isolate, a blend, or full-spectrum. Generally, this is the tinctures field because it is the desired route. Isolates have only CBD; no other cannabinoids are in the oil because it’s been filtered out. A blend would be like CBN and CBD—similar to our CBD Sleep Gummies. And lastly, full-spectrum is when there is no filtration during the extraction process, so you receive the medicinal properties from any remaining cannabinoids, including CBC, CBG, and CBN. CBD doesn’t only come in flower; there are other options. ATLRx has an entire collection of Premium Full-Spectrum CBD products, including Pre-Rolls, CBD Oil, Gummies, CBD drinks, topicals, and even pet treats. Please be careful if you do get tested for drugs, as the metabolites from the full-spectrum products may lead you to fail. Because they’re full-spectrum products, we cannot guarantee that you will pass a drug test.

Speaking of failing a drug test, let’s talk about Delta-9 THC.  Marijuana is considered the overall master cannabinoid. Like CBD, marijuana contains terpenes. Terpenes are an evolutionary compound that gives plants their defense and lure characteristics. There are more than 50,000 different terpenes, so you have quite a few to pick from.