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What Is Delta 9o?

What Is Delta 9o
What Is Delta 9o

Delta 9o is a new federally legal hemp-derived cannabinoid emerging into the space. Delta 9o produces nearly identical effects to traditional Delta 9 THC from the cannabis plant. All cannabinoids have been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years and are used for both recreational and medical purposes. In recent years the hemp-derived market has exploded with now-legal cannabinoids.

Much research has been done in these years on both the hemp and cannabis plants. It has introduced technology that allows scientists to extract specific cannabinoids in their purest form for safe user consumption. In this blog, we’ll go over what we know about Delta 9o and its ability to be one of the potentially strongest new cannabinoids on the market.

What Is Delta 9o? What Makes Delta 9o Different From Delta 9?

Delta 9o or Delta-9-THCO is a new cannabinoid similar to Delta 9 in effects and chemical structure. The main difference can easily be guessed by looking at the addition of an o in the name. Delta 9o is Delta 9 THC with the addition of an acetate group.

How it is processed within the body makes Delta 9o different from Delta 9 THC minus the additional acetate added onto the molecule. When inhaling Delta 9 THC in the body, it absorbs through the lungs and enters the bloodstream, offering immediate effects. Delta 9o has to be metabolized via deacetylation before it becomes active in the body.

This process removes the acetate leaving behind standard Delta 9 THC. This process has to occur even when inhaling Delta 9o, so it can take up to 20 minutes before feeling the full effects of this cannabinoid.

How Does Delta 9o Work In The Body?

Delta 9 THC and D9o interact and have a tight binding affinity with CB1 receptors in the body. This is what creates the psychoactive high associated with traditional Delta 9 THC. As we briefly explained above, Delta 9o interacts with the body in the same manner as Delta 9 except in how it is processed.

Delta 9o has to be metabolized and its acetate group removed before it can become active in the body. Removing the acetate group leaves behind standard Delta 9 THC in what’s thought to be a more bio-available form. That being said, due to its increase in bioavailability, you can expect to feel similar effects to Delta 9 but with an increase in potency.

What Is The Difference Between THCO and Delta 9o?

If Delta 9o is just Delta-9-THCO, you may wonder, “well then, what is in the current THCO products on the market?” If you are familiar with cannabinoids and their structures or cruise the alternative cannabinoids Reddit, you may be aware of the differences. All of these unique cannabinoids emerging may be overwhelming and confusing to new users exploding onto the scene.

The main difference between THCO and Delta 9o is just the starting cannabinoid it is derived from. The current THCO on the market is Delta-8-THCO, derived from Delta 8 THC. D9o, on the other hand, is derived from Delta 9 THC. Due to this, their molecular structure and effects are much different.

Delta 8 THCO is much more potent than Delta 8 THC, while D9o isn’t necessarily “more potent” than Delta 9. Because of the way D9o is metabolized in the body, it does leave behind a more bioavailable version of Delta 9, potentially making it feel much more potent.

What Are The Effects Of D9o?

Once consumed and metabolized, Delta 9o produces an entire body high, allowing you to feel the day’s stress melt off your shoulders, and the tension leaves your muscles. It also produces a psychoactive effect on the mind with feelings of intense euphoria and a carefree mood. Due to the way D9o is metabolized in the body, you will feel many effects similar to traditional Delta 9 but with more intensity and longer duration.

What Would Be A Normal Dose Of D9o?

Since D9o is so new on the market, only vape options are available for this cannabinoid. Industry leader 3Chi is who introduced this product to us, and Looper HHC has also created blended disposables with D9o.

That said, 3Chi recommends one 3-second puff and waiting an additional 30 minutes before taking another puff. Due to its higher bioavailability, its effects can be much more profound than Delta 9; it also takes longer for effects to occur. It has been reported that some users didn’t feel the full effects for up to 60 minutes.

Is Delta 9o Legal?

Yup! it is federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. This bill states that all products derived from hemp are legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. All D9o on the market is hemp-derived.

Delta-9-THCO is a different cannabinoid from Delta 9 THC, and all products contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC by dry weight. Once D9o is consumed and metabolized in the body, it becomes Delta 9 THC. The products themselves are federally legal. Your body then transforms them into something else during the natural metabolism process.