Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or have little experience with cannabis products, you've likely heard of hemp’s most popular and most prominent compounds, CBD and THC.
These cannabinoids offer a plethora of diverse effects on their own, but many consumers are unaware of the magic that may exist when using not just one, but multiple cannabis compounds. When this happens, anecdotal evidence and scientific research suggest that will synergistically work to incite the Entourage Effect
But you're here because you're wondering—do Delta-8 and Delta-9 yield this effect when used simultaneously? Read on to find out more.
What is the Entourage Effect?
If you've ever smoked or vaped hemp flower
, you might be familiar with its varying effects on a session-by-session basis. Sometimes, you feel like lying around in your pajamas after, while other times, you have this urge to get work done or do a fun activity. Have you ever wondered why this was?
The fact of the matter is that each inhale contains not only THC and CBD, but also several other cannabis compounds, such as minor cannabinoids, terpenes
, and flavonoids. Interestingly, each flower has a unique combination of these, with some that provide the perfect balance—this is called the Entourage Effect.
This theory states that when a cannabinoid is consumed independently, you miss out on hemp’s full potential. However, when a product contains various compounds, they will interact to induce different effects. Although there is still more clinical research necessary to validate this hypothesis, individuals have recorded their experiences, allowing us to identify this as a widespread phenomenon.