Delta 8 Vs Delta 9 THC

May 18, 2022

A lot of people go online to ask, "What is the difference between Delta 8 Vs Delta 9 THC?" That's a great question. We'll explain.

The main difference is potency and legality. Delta 8 is about half as potent as regular THC. Delta 8 is also completely legal federally in the USA whereas Delta 9 has its restrictions.

Mellow Fellow is proud to bring you the highest-quality wellness products in the industry. We're beyond excited about the incredible possibilities of Delta-8 Vs Delta 9 and everything associated with hemp-derived alternative self-care.

Mellow Fellow’s love for premium lab-tested cannabis ingredients and edibles comes from its roots in chemistry and pharmacology. In fact, our PhD scientists developed an early connection to hemp-derived cannabinoids like HHC, Delta-8 and Delta-9, to sustainable agriculture and to the farm-to-table concept.

Back Where All Our Edibles Began Before the Delta 8 Vs Delta 9 Debate 

Our journey started to take shape in Denver where our team honed their confectionary skills with various recipes. That includes our now award-winning Delta 8 Sour Gummy Worms. In 2019, we moved to South Florida to create edible treats for the discerning connoisseur, in fact.

So, what to say about the great Delta 8? For newcomers to this compound or for those already familiar with it, it's good to brush up on the particulars of the cannabinoid so that you know exactly what you're putting in your body. Before we started, we mentioned our love for hemp-centered science and education in our previous blog - read on as we break down the science behind delta-8.


The compound itself was discovered in the middle of the 20th century, however because of its relative inaccessibility compared to the more abundantly available delta-9, detailed study and interest was put on the backburner until recently. The efforts of Raphael Mechoulam at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem led to the initial breakthroughs with cannabis and hemp, however, there were many other beneficial cannabinoids (besides delta-9) that certainly deserved attention, analysis, and admiration. Enter: Delta-8. 

Delta8-Tetrahydrocannabinol, or delta8,
 exists as an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol. It binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1 that is located in the central nervous system. The subsequent CB1 activation is then responsible for the inhibition of N- and P/Q-type Ca2+ channels, the modulation of various potassium channel conductances, the increase of mitogen-activated protein kinase activities, and the inhibition of adenylyl cyclase

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Here at Mellow Fellow products, our aim is to be your #1 destination for all-natural hemp-derived products. Stay tuned to our blog page for more Delta-8 content! 


Delta 9 THC is short for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ-9-THC). Although it is just one of more than 400 different active materials that can be found in the cannabis plant, Delta 9 remains the most well-known, well-studied cannabinoid.

We use federally compliant hemp plants to naturally extract the delta 9. Our oil contains less than 0.3 percent THC. This means that it is fully legal to purchase and try Delta 9 THC gummies throughout the US.

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