Feeling a little overwhelmed? Let us help.
▲Elev8 Key Terms for Consumers
Cannabinol (“CBN”): The very first cannabinoid to be identified in the cannabis plant in 1899, it is one of more than one hundred minor cannabinoids. CBN is earning a positive reputation for its unique properties.
Cannabinoid: Naturally occurring compounds that are found in cannabis plants. These compounds are the active ingredients for products made from these plants.
Major Cannabinoids: Major cannabinoids are ones that are found in abundance in many cannabis plants. There are 8: THCa, CBDa, CBGa, CBCa, THCVa, CBDVa, CBGVa, and CBCVa. These compounds are better known without the “a” at the end. The plant produces acids (hence the “a”) and THC, CBD and the rest are created by decarboxylating (heating) the acid version of the cannabinoid.
Minor Cannabinoids: The majority of cannabinoids are not found in great abundance in any hemp strain. These are known as minor cannabinoids and there are over 100 of them. Only a handful are known to the consumer market.
Cannabidiol (“CBD”): The most common non-psychoactive cannabinoid on the market, CBD is gaining prominence due to an array of positive qualities.
Cannabis: There is actually no such thing as a hemp plant or a marijuana plant. In reality, both are types of cannabis with the distinction being that hemp is bred to minimize THC content (and usually to maximize the content of CBD or CBG) while marijuana is cannabis that has been bred to maximize THC content.
Delta-9 THC (“D9”): D9 has been better known simply as THC until recent years, when it became more widely understood that there is more than one kind of THC. Delta-9 THC is the only THC cannabinoid that is a major cannabinoid. AKA, “real THC”.
Delta-8 THC (“D8”): D8 takes offense at the term “real THC”! Delta-8 THC is a minor cannabinoid that is a very close cousin to Delta-9 THC (a “major” cannabinoid, found in larger quantities in cannabis plants) with only one molecular bond separating the two compounds. For many people, the effect is similar to that of D9 except for the fact that a bit more D8 is usually needed to achieve the same effects of D9.
Delta-10 THC (“D10”): another close cousin of D9, D10 is a minor cannabinoid said by some to have a more cerebral effect than D8. For most people, it is substantially less potent than D8 or D9.
Disposable Vapes: A similar product to cartridges except these are an all-in-one, rechargeable vaping device that is discarded when it is empty. The battery and cartridge are both replaced by this single unit. The end result is the same vapor “hit’ (inhalation).
Gummies: Gummies are our bread and butter at Delta Elev8. Our delicious candies come in a variety of flavors and our offerings are infused with D8 and other major and minor cannabinoids.
HHC: This minor cannabinoid was first discovered in the 1940s when a scientist introduced hydrogen to THC (don’t ask us why) and the resulting HHC is no longer a member of the THC family of cannabinoids, although it is psychoactive.
Indicas, Sativas, and Hybrids: Sativas are strains of hemp and cannabis known for producing an energetic, cerebral effect while indicas typically result in more of a relaxed feeling. Hybrids are simply strains that are evenly balanced between indica and sativa.
Terpenes: “Terps” are the components of hemp and cannabis plants that give each strain their unique properties: smell, aesthetic, and effect.
THC-O: Short for THC-O Acetate, a psychoactive analog of THC. It is a minor cannabinoid that produces similar but stronger effects than D8 and D10.
Tincture: At Delta Elev8, this refers to a solution made from just MCT oil and Delta-8 THC (a third ingredient is added if you choose one of our flavored options). Tinctures are taken sublingually, under the tongue, before being swallowed and their effect is felt more quickly than an edible, which must be digested, but less quickly than products that are inhaled, which take effect almost immediately.