Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol is an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system; CB1 receptor activation inhibits adenyl cyclase, increases mitogen-activated protein kinase activities, modulates several potassium channel conductances and inhibits N- and P/Q-type Ca2+ channels. This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC), the primary form of THC found in cannabis.
Products created for my full spectrum medicinal section will be made with Delta-8/Delta-9 Crystal Clear Distillate and Chef hand selected Shatter.
Chef's proprietary full spectrum blend will still offer a potent, full-body experience that will give its users a slower rise in its high that is less head heavy but a more controllable experience. Products that fall under the medicinal section will have a more profound 'weed' taste to them. If you are looking for products with no taste, please visit our recreational section.
THC is a dynamic cannabinoid in its many forms, we currently understand there exists: Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), Delta 9 THC, and Delta 8 THC. Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most well known cannabinoid from the cannabis plant. Delta 9 THC fits like a key into a lock with our CB1 receptors. The CB1 receptors exist primarily in our brain and nervous system. This is the form of THC that is infamous for intoxication because of its chemical structure and affinity for the CB1 receptors. Delta 9 THC does not exist in a living cannabis plant. THCA is the precursor to THC, which is found in the trichomes of the living cannabis plant. THCA does not create the intoxication associated with THC. THCA contains an additional carboxyl group which makes for a different chemical structure compared to THC. THCA is literally the precursor to THC. THCA becomes THC as it is exposed to heat and oxygen over time: this process is known as decarboxylation. After a cannabis plant is harvested and begins the drying process, THCA begins to convert to THC. Once dry, while there are trace amounts of THC in the plant, if you want the intoxicating effects you will still need to apply heat over time to convert enough of the THCA into THC. This is why if you eat dried cannabis buds, you will not experience intoxication. You must vaporize, combust or decarboxylate dried cannabis buds to experience intoxication.
At this time, we are aware of at least 113 other phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Delta 8 THC is one of these cannabinoids. Delta 8 THC naturally exists in trace amounts in the cannabis plant. Since we have discovered uses for human consumption of Delta 8 THC, extractors have developed ways to mechanically convert Delta 9 THC into Delta 8 THC. The difference between these two compounds is very small – but makes for a significantly different experience. While Delta 9 THC is known to be intoxicating, Delta 8 THC would be a its lesser intoxicating sister compound. The difference between these two chemical structures is small – but powerful. The term Delta is a chemistry term which means there is a double bond in the chemical structure. So, the reason Delta 8 THC has different effects in the body is because it has a double bond on the number 8 carbon, while it’s more well known sister Delta 9 THC has a double bond on the number 9 carbon atom. Hence the names Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC.
Consistency is key.
Chef's full spectrum blend will range from 4:1 and 2:1 Distillate to Shatter.
Shatters will be selected based on strain preference.
When choosing your flavors for syrups and hard candies that it is 1 choice per
item, if you select more than 1 flavor, Chef will decide which to choose.
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