Alternative Cannabinoids naturally occur in both hemp and cannabis plants and include Delta 8 THC, Delta 10 THC, THC-O & HHC.

Cannabis and hemp plants have hundreds of different cannabinoids that have their own unique properties and benefits. A cannabinoid is a chemical compound that occurs in both cannabis and the human body. Our endocannabinoid system’s primary function is to maintain internal balance – it produces endocannabinoids. Hemp and Marijuana plants produce phytocannabinoids which can mimic endocannabinoids.

Alternative Cannabinoids are produced by using a chemical reaction, typically heat, solvents, altered pH environments, or solvents. CODEN has mastered that process that produces a clean product that keeps you legally lifted.

Short answer, yes. 

The long answer: D8/D10/THC-O/HHC can be extracted from either Hemp or Cannabis plants, and because hemp is federally legal according to the 2018 farm bill, that makes this extraction a legal process in most states, even ones that don’t have regulated cannabis laws. 

However, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont have decided to ban the substance and therefore, extraction and sale are illegal.

Scientifically speaking, the difference between Delta 8 and Delta-9 THC is their molecular structure. The noticeable difference is that Delta 8 THC tends to be much less potent than Delta-9 THC, at least when inhaled. People have reported similar effects when ingesting Delta 8 THC edibles and Delta-9 THC edibles, so it’s best to start small and give it time to make sure you’re understanding the effects. Consider Delta 8 THC the more approachable brother. Users of Delta-9 THC products have reported side effects like sleep issues, anxiety, laziness, memory loss, and paranoia. However, Delta 8 THC users have reported much fewer, if any, side effects from various Delta 8 THC products. This makes Delta 8 THC a more functional alternative to Delta-9 THC as well as a great introductory product to someone with a low tolerance.

While Delta 8 THC is rumored to be less potent and intoxicating than Delta-9 THC, Delta 8 is still more similar to Delta-9 than it is to CBD. Delta 8 and Delta-9 THC bind themselves to receptors in your endocannabinoid system, which is what gives them the ability to alter your mental state. CBD is non-intoxicating which makes it stand alone in the current industry.

There are a few popular products that have Delta 8 THC, and as the industry expands we expect to see product varieties do the same.

Currently, CODEN offers many product categories which include disposable vape pens, 510 refill vape cartridges, gummies, soft gels/capsules, D8 hemp flower, sugar wax concentrate & beverages. Currently, CODEN is operating as an extraction and wholesale company and has recently introduced an e-commerce option. In states where Alternative Cannabinoids are legal, you can order our products online

Everyone is unique in how their body processes different chemicals, and Alternative Cannabinoids are no different. For moderate to experienced cannabis consumers, Alternative Cannabinoids will feel a little weaker than regular THC. However, if you are new to cannabis, you might be more impacted by Alternative Cannabinoids.

Currently, it is common to see Alternative Cannabinoids producers and extractors dose their gummies at a higher strength than Delta-9 THC gummies. For example, a standard, recreational gummy edible with Delta-9 THC is 10mg, with some making them 5mg for even smaller dosage options. Alternative Cannabinoids gummies are traditionally 25mg, which can potentially indicate that Alternative Cannabinoids is less than half as potent as regular Delta-9 THC. If you are trying out Alternative Cannabinoids for the first time, but use regular Delta-9 THC, it would be reasonable to compare a 25mg Delta 8 gummy to a 10mg THC gummy.