Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol – also known as THC – is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. As such, it’s the part of weed that gets you high. But what if we told you there’s another kind of THC? Would you believe us? You probably wouldn’t – but it’s true! There are two different types of THC: Delta 9 and Delta 8. And one of these is more intoxicating than the other. Cannabis plants produce different variations of THC, called isomers. It’s like having a left hand and a right hand – they’re similar but not quite the same. If you haven’t already guessed, delta 9 and Delta 8 are the two most common variations of THC found in cannabis plants.
What is Delta-9 THC?
Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is the most common variation of THC found in the cannabis plant. THC is the primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis – meaning it gets you high. The amount of Delta 9 THC in your weed will depend on the genetics of the plant. If a cannabis plant has been crossbred with another strain, it will have a higher THC content than an unhybridized strain of the same plant. The THC level will also change throughout the growth cycle, getting higher as the plant matures.
What is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol is another variation of THC found in cannabis plants. While less common than Delta 9, Delta 8 THC is still found in significant quantities in many strains. The amount of Delta 8 in your weed will depend on the genetics of the plant.
Why is Delta 9 more intoxicating than Delta 8?
Delta 9 THC has a lower boiling point than Delta 8 THC. The boiling point of a material is the temperature at which it evaporates. For example, water boils at 100 degrees Celsius and oil boils at much lower temperatures. The boiling point of Delta 9 THC is reported as 161 degrees Celsius, compared to 157 degrees Celsius for Delta 8 THC. As such, Delta 9 THC evaporates more quickly, at a lower temperature.
This is important for two reasons. Firstly, the speed at which a compound evaporates has a significant impact on its psychological effects. Secondly, the speed at which a compound evaporates determines how much THC you inhale – and how high you get. When smoking, Delta 9 THC evaporates faster, increasing the amount that’s inhaled. This means you’ll have a higher chance of experiencing the intoxicating effects of this particular variation of THC.
What’s the difference between Delta 9 and Delta 8?
In addition to the differing boiling points, Delta 9 and Delta 8 also differ significantly in terms of their psychotropic effects. While both variations of THC have a similar chemical structure, the effects of Delta 9 and 8 THC are quite different. Delta 9 THC is more psychoactive, cognitive, and euphoric compared to Delta 8 THC, which is more likely to cause feelings of relaxation.
How to smoke/consume more THC (Delta 9)?
When it comes to consuming more THC, there’s one thing you should never do: use a water filter. If you filter out the THC from the smoke – you’re just inhaling water vapour. To boost the amount of THC you consume, we recommend you use a smoking device that maximizes the THC content in your bud. We recommend smoking in a glass pipe with a carb hole or even a bong.
When it comes to growing your weed, there are two main things you can do to increase the THC content in your plant: Use a high-THC strain as a parent plant – or grow your plant indoors. When growing indoors, make sure to use a hydroponic or soil growing setup that’s designed for maximizing THC production.
Overall, there are a few things you can do to increase the amount of THC you consume. When smoking, make sure to use a glass pipe, smoking device, or bong with a carb hole. When growing, choose a high-THC strain or select a growing setup designed for maximizing THC production. By following these tips, you’ll be able to increase the amount of THC you consume and get higher than ever before.