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Blog 丨 2021.02.25

Delta-8 THC: Everything You Need to Know

A brief introduction about cannabis

When talking about Delta-8 THC Cartridge, we’d introduce the Cannabis first, Cannabis has been cultivating for more than 2000 years. Originally from Kyrghyzstan (BBC), the ancients used it for medical and recreational use for centuries. However, human still has limited research and knowledge about cannabis.


In recent years, cannabis consumption has been changed by modern vaping technology. Vaping devices, such as vape cartridge, disposable, as a new method to intake cannabis extraction, gain an increasing amount of attention by ages. Different from traditional absorption such as smoking and infused foods by the human body, vaping refines cannabis intake by speed (Figure 1). In few seconds, the human body could feel the effect of the cannabis compound. In 2016, the first-generation cannabis vaping technology is developed by iKrusher and CCELL in providing ceramic heating technology to upgrade the cannabis inhale method. The food-grade porous ceramic heating coil changed the way from easy burning wick to ceramic. As a kind of rudiment smart hardware, a pocket-size vaporizer not only solved the convenience problem from a large-size dabbing device but also changed the taste of the vapor. Smoother and greater taste vaporizer with the ceramic coil is getting popular than ever before and eventually changed the way people inhale.



Figure 1: The efficiency of cannabis vaporization

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From: Drug vaping applied to cannabis: Is “Cannavaping” a therapeutic alternative to marijuana?



In the cannabis cannabinoid profile, Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or as well know as THC is the well-researched chemical compound because of its physical and psychological effects. The American talents firstly adopted ceramic vaping devices to atomize cannabis compounds and well popular in North America. Nowadays, adults can easily buy cannabis vaporizers from even street stores.



What is Delta 8 THC and what is the difference with Delta 9 THC?

Delta-8-THC (Figure 2), AKA D8, Delta 8, and Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol, exists in the cannabis plant alongside other molecules such as CBG and CND. Since it does not exist major in natural plants, synthesized Delta-8-THC is the common method to reduce production cost and increase production capacity.



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Delta-8 THC gains more popularity in the recent USA vaping market. One of the major reasons is that Delta-8 THC vaping is not regulated by state laws yet. Some giant market players like traditional nicotine vaping brands are entering Delta-8 THC vaping market with sufficient capital and sale channels. With existing matures sales networking, Delta-8 THC boosts the vaping market to satisfy the major consumer who has potential THC vaping demand but mostly using nicotine vape. Comparing with Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC has lesser physical and mental influence about 30 to 50%.


Similar to Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC also reacts with CB1 receptors. However, some scientists and researchers believe that Delta-8 THC has better medical performance than Delta-9 THC because it does not make people high, stoned, and impaired.


Delta-8 THC is a new compound for most people and just hit the market. However, the earliest research about Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol back to the 1970s, even the current cannabis vaping triggers the Delta 8 extracts in a hotspot, it is not a new thing at all. The legalization of cannabis might be one of the reasons to gain more attention from outside stakeholders to research the advantages and disadvantages of Delta8 (The UN decriminalized cannabis in 2018). Human has a long-time cannabis use but still lack of scientific and systematic research about cannabis and its cannabinoids. What we know about Delta-8-THC is still limited scientifically and academically. From certain studies, as an isomer of Delta9 THC, the stereochemistry of the two isomers is almost the same and the chemical behavior is very similar. However, the major difference between Delta9 and Delta8 is that the Delta-9 THC is easily oxidized to the biologically inactive cannabinol while Delta-8 THC is more stable. It does not oxidize quickly to cannabinol and has a very long shelf life (An efficient new cannabinoid antiemetic in pediatric oncology). Quantitively, Delta8 THC has lesser physical and mental influence about 30% to 50% and twice less potent in most to compare with Delta-9 THC but the pharmacological tests still needed in further development.  if you want to know more about the difference of delta-8 THC, delta-9 THC and Delta-10 THC, kindly refer to my next post  The Most Cutting-Edge Delta-10 THC Vape Cartridge.


Cannabis consumers have varied experiences from anecdotal evidence. Some people say that Delta 8 THC helps them to feel excited, energetic, calm, and happy in social circumstances. Also, many people state that the Delta-8 THC has better pain management than Delta-9 THC but these stands still lack clinical trials. Realistically, the balance between the capability to be self-controlled and to be rational is one of the most important factors that make Delta-8 THC so popular. Even these two compounds are different, they still could be extracted by the same thin-film distillation process as Delta-9 THC.



What is different about Delta 8 THC vape cartridge?

In vaping sector, people who vape Delta-8 THC are more likely more rational than Delta-9 THC users. There is no which one is a better option. It depends on consumer preference for two kinds of THC. Importantly, Delta-8 THC extract has a slightly different requirement about vape cartridge.


Before we explain the difference, it is worthy to know the behavior of Delta-8 THC in vaping activity. There are some characteristics about Delta 8 THC extract, which requires different vape cartridge from Delta 9 THC extract:

If you are also interested in Delta 10 THC, kindly refer to my next article The Most Cutting-Edge Delta-10 THC Vape Cartridge.


Why do Cilicon® vaping devices so extraordinary?

Bases on Delta8 oil features, Cilicon® provides a series of solution to enhance Delta8 vape performance:

Delta 8 distillate is extremely thick and normally solid at room temperature. Cilicon® has preheating batteries if clogging happens.


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NOTE: Cilicon® does not sell any vape cartridges contain cannabis compounds. We are a professional cannabis vaping device provider. All misleading information about cannabis is not our purpose. 



Frequently Ask Questions about Delta-8 THC Vape Cartridge

How to store Delta8 Vape Cartridge?

Keeping your Delta8 Vape Cartridges at room temperature would be fine. If the crystallization happens, rewarm it up for few hours to readjust.


Is Delta-8 THC Cartridge discreet?

Yes. Most Delta 8 vape cartridges are odorless and tasteless and smell not like cannabis but it is better to contact before buying.


How is the leaking rate of Delta 8 vape cartridge?

If you are using Cilicon’s Oil Isolation Technology products, the answer is zero. You do not need to worry about oil leaking during the filling process regarding time.

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