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CBD Pre-Rolls vs. Delta-8 Pre-Rolls

Do you smoke a CBD pre-rolls or CBD cigarettes? Do you smoke Delta-8 pre-rolls or Delta-8 joints?  How do you decide which one is best for you?

In the United States legal cannabis market, there are now all sorts of pre-rolled joints available full of different cannabinoids. Two of the most popular choices are Delta-8 THC Pre-Rolls and CBD Pre-Rolls. They’re both derived from the hemp plant but feature entirely different experiences. In this article, you will learn what delta 8 and CBD pre-rolls are, as well as the key differences between these pre-rolled smokables so you can figure out what suits you best.

What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid naturally found in cannabis. Of the more than 100 cannabinoids known to exist in cannabis, CBD is by far one of the most researched substances. It’s one of at least 85 active substances found in cannabis plants, and it’s increasingly gaining popularity with people looking for alternative methods of daily wellness and to make life feel a little smoother.  

Similar to THC, CBD is absorbed by the body through the endocannabinoid system, a group of cannabinoid-friendly receptors that regulates immune function, sleep patterns, and reproductive health. However, unlike THC, CBD does not bind to the main CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body; instead, it functions to control how these receptors and cannabinoids interact.

What is Delta-8 or Delta-8 THC?

Delta-8 THC (Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol) is another cannabinoid found in cannabis. It is becoming more and more popular because it is similar to the most well-known cannabinoid in cannabis: Delta-9 THC. Delta-9 THC is what has made marijuana so popular. It’s known for causing euphoria, happiness, the munchies, relief, laughing at dumb stuff, and more.

What is the difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9?

The difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 is that, while similar, D8 is said to be smoother and milder than standard marijuana (this is as much a warning as a prediction.) Many people prefer these smoother, milder effects as Delta-8 is a weaker intoxicant. But enough about Delta-9. We’re here to talk about Delta-8 and CBD.

Is Delta-8 the same as CBD?

No. They are two different cannabinoids. While they share some similarities, the primary difference is that Delta-8 is psychoactive.

What is the difference between CBD and Delta-8?

CBD is a cannabinoid that doesn’t get you high and has mildly relaxing effects, while delta 8 is basically the same thing as “regular” THC. Delta 8 will definitely get you high, but CBD will not get you high, even if you smoke it. From a legal point of view, CBD and delta 8 are both considered industrial hemp covered under the 2018 Farm Bill. However, some states and local areas have taken steps to limit the sale of Delta-8 for different reasons.

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Does Delta-8 get you high?

Yes. Delta-8 is different from CBD in that it makes people feel high. You won’t get as high on D8 as you would on Delta 9, but you’ll definitely feel it.

Delta-8 consumers report many of the same effects as THC. In other words: Delta-8 will get you high. The difference is in potency. Delta-8 is said to be smoother and milder than standard marijuana (this is as much a warning as a prediction.) Many people prefer these smoother, milder effects as Delta-8 is a weaker intoxicant.

What is a pre-roll?

A pre-roll is a pre-rolled joint or cigarette. In general, pre-rolls are better than what most smokers can make on their own, even if they have a rolling machine and good papers. Pre-rolled joints are easy and convenient for people who smoke marijuana or who smoke any form of hemp. They are super convenient because all you need to do is take one out of the tube of package and light it up.

What is a CBD pre-roll?

A CBD pre-roll is a joint that has already been rolled and has CBD-rich hemp in it. Our  CBD pre-rolls are rolled in hemp paper. They are safest and best when they are made with organic hemp flower and come with lab reports to prove its purity and potency.

What is a Delta-8 pre-roll?

A delta 8 pre-roll is a hemp joint that has already been rolled and has a lot of delta 8 THC in it. Most of the time, the D8 in delta 8 pre-rolls is made from another cannabinoid and then sprayed on hemp with CBD or CBG. 

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What are Delta-8 pre-rolls made from?

Kushy Dreams KD8 pre-rolls contain high-quality hemp flower that is high in Delta-8 THC. The fresh flower is outdoor grown with organic farming practices. These full-gram joints also contain other cannabinoids and feature high amounts of CBD, too. The weight is one gram (1g) each. All strains are rolled in hemp paper and come in a child-resistant pop-top tube.

Related: All About Delta-8 THC

How much CBD is in a pre-roll?

Our pre-rolled joints have either 0.5g or 1g of cannabis that has been ground up. If it’s more than that, it’s usually called a blunt and usually uses thicker paper to keep it all together. Pre-rolls that are closer to the 0.5g end of the size range are often easier to use because a person can easily smoke the whole thing in one session. Lab reports are available to see exact quantities.

Further Reading: 5 Things To Know About Delta-8 THC – FDA

Does Delta-8 have any side effects?

Many Delta-8 consumers report that its side effects may be similar to marijuana– dry mouth, red eyes, paranoia… the normal mix of THC side effects. However, like the highs, the lows are said to be milder and less potent.

Beyond that, Delta-8 as an isolated cannabinoid is pretty new. There needs to be more long-term research on it and its effects on the mind and body.

Do you sell Delta-8 THC?

Yes we do. We have three different strains of Delta-8 pre-rolls available now:

New: We now offer Extra Strength 1,000mg Delta-8 Gummies in a variety of flavors. Check those out here.

How do I know what’s in Delta-8 pre-rolls?

All of our products are tested for strength, safety, and purity by an independent laboratory. Third-party facilities use industry-standard testing on the flower wrapped inside the hemp paper. You can read the results for every batch here.

How much Delta-8 THC is in each pre-roll?

Between 35 mg and 37mg per joint.

Are Delta-8 pre-rolls like CBD pre-rolls? 

The primary difference is intoxication: Delta-8 pre-rolls are psychoactive and CBD pre-rolls are not. Where they are similar is that our KD8 Delta-8 pre-rolls contain high levels of CBD.

What is the difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9? 

The difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 is that, while similar, D8 is said to be smoother and milder than standard marijuana (this is as much a warning as a prediction.) Many people prefer these smoother, milder effects as Delta-8 is a weaker intoxicant. But enough about Delta-9. We’re here to talk about Delta-8 and CBD.

Is Delta-8 “hemp derived”?

Yes. This cannabinoid is permitted in the United States when it comes from hemp-derived CBD. 

Is Delta-8 THC legal in my state?

Cannabinoid legality at the state and local level is constantly changing so please check your local laws before making a purchase. Read more about Delta-8 legality in the United States here.

How Delta-8 is ‘made’

The extraction of Delta-8 THC from cannabis plants is a critical step in the production products like gummies. Various methods are employed to extract these cannabinoids, each with its advantages and drawbacks. Some common extraction techniques include: 

  • Solvent-based extraction: This method uses solvents like butane, propane, or ethanol to dissolve the cannabinoids from the plant material. The resulting solution is then filtered and purged of the solvent, leaving behind a concentrated cannabinoid extract. 
  • CO2 extraction: This technique utilizes supercritical CO2 to extract the cannabinoids from the plant material. The CO2 is forced through the cannabis at high pressure and low temperatures, effectively separating the cannabinoids without the use of harsh chemicals. The result is a pure, high-quality extract. 
  • Distillation: After initial extraction, cannabinoids can be further refined and purified through short-path or fractional distillation. This process separates the cannabinoids from other plant compounds based on their boiling points, yielding a highly concentrated, purified product. 

The production processes for marijuana and hemp-derived Delta-9 THC are similar, as both involve extraction and refinement of the desired cannabinoid. The primary difference lies in the source plant material and the concentrations of THC present. Marijuana-derived Delta-9 THC is typically obtained from high-THC cannabis strains, while hemp-derived Delta-9 THC is extracted from industrial hemp plants with THC concentrations below 0.3%. The lower concentration of THC in hemp requires a more extensive refinement process to isolate and concentrate the desired cannabinoid.

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Related: Is Delta-9 THC Legal?

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