What Is Cannabis?
BREAKING DOWN EACH COMPONENT
Understanding The Plant
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, weed, pot or even dope, is the dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It contains a variety of compounds, but the most active compounds are (THC) tetrahydrocannabinol which produces mind-altering or psychoactive effects and (CBD) cannabidiol which does not produce mind-altering effects
CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it is one of many components of the marijuana plant. However, it is derived directly from the hemp plant and does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the active ingredient in marijuana that causes a 'high'. Studies have shown that pure CBD has been used to provide relief to individuals with an array of medical conditions with little to no side effects.
The Delta 8 component is derived from HEMP, which is the same species of plant like cannabis. But unlike cannabis, hemp contains very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), less than 0.3%, which makes it legal to sell hemp and hemp products in the U.S. as per the 2018 Farm Bill. While its level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is less than 0.3%, many Delta 8 products can still produce mind-altering or psychoactive effects.
Delta 8 THC
Delta 9 however, is derived directly from the cannabis plant and contains higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that’s more potent. THC itself has proven medical benefits and a growing number of states have legalized its use for both medical and recreational use.
Delta 9 THC
While both Medical and Recreational marijuana is now legal in the state of New Jersey, only Medical Marijuana patients or their caregivers can legally purchase (delta 9) cannabis from licensed Medical Dispensaries with in the state. The process for recreational sale is still being developed...