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What is delta-8? Learning the basics

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Understanding the various compounds within cannabis can be tricky, and it’s not uncommon for the average person to be confused about what is delta-8. In fact, many tend to mix up delta-8 with it’s more popular sister compound, delta-9, which is typically the most common cannabinoid in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

While delta-9 THC is most commonly known for its psychoactive effects, delta-8 is a bit different. What most people think of when considering the psychoactive effects of THC, is in fact, the delta-9 molecule.

However, delta-8 tends to have more calming and relaxing qualities compared to its delta-9 counterpart. Before we dive into its qualities, let's look at what actually is delta-8:

What is delta-8?

Delta-8 is a variation of the familiar THC compound and it naturally occurs in most cannabis strains, but typically it’s only found in trace amounts. With the help of modern science, delta-8 can be refined from delta-9 to create new cannabis vaping experiences.

In fact, delta-8 THC is extracted from delta-9 THC molecules in a solvent-free distillate. But not all delta-8 vapes are alike.

Products like Matter’s Razzmatazz d.8 THC vape cartridge are enhanced with delta-8 THC and use cannabis-derived terpenes. This innovative technology is known for its clear-head qualities compared to some of the standard vape cartridges that primarily use the traditional delta-9 THC.    

Now available in all of our Illinois Verilife dispensaries!

What are the benefits of delta-8?

The benefits of delta-8 vary for each individual, but it’s typically known for its reduced psychoactive qualities compared to the standard delta-9 THC.

By combining both delta-8 and live cannabis terpenes, our newest vape product helps limit the THC’s psychotropic activity, which can create a more relaxed experience for consumers and patients. Additionally, delta-8 connects to CB1 and CB2 receptors, and this bond tends to give you a more full-body effect. 

Delta-8 is often not as dominant as delta-9, which can produce a calmer experience compared to standard THC.

Not all terpenes are cannabis-derived

Contrary to popular belief, not all terpenes are cannabis-derived because they are destroyed during the distillation process. In fact, botanical, food-derived terpenes are added back to replace them in several delta-8 cannabis vaping products. This is how most vapes get their popular flavors.

However, Matter’s d.8 THC vape cartridge doesn’t add botanical, food-derived terpenes back into the delta-8. Our exclusively live cannabis-derived process means that only the naturally-occurring terpenes are included in our product.

It’s a big step forward in terms of providing the high-tech convenience of vaping and the experience Mother Nature intended.

The Matter delta-8 THC vape cartridge, Razzmatazz d.8, is intended to provide a more balanced and calming approach for those looking into delta-8 products. More people are learning about the benefits of delta-8 and understanding its unique qualities.

The Razzmatazz d.8 vape cartridge is only available at Verilife’s Illinois dispensary locations. Book a recreational reservation at North Aurora or Romeoville or visit Ottawa to learn more about the benefits of delta-8 and our newest line of vaping products.

And don’t forget to check out our up-to-date recreational menus for Illinois dispensaries in North Aurora, Romeoville, and Ottawa

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