Does D9o Differ From D9? An In-Depth Look


Cannabinoid-industry leader 3CHI continues to set the gold standard for hemp products with the introduction of its latest and greatest formation, Delta 9 THCO.

The result? Enthusiasts 21 and over nationwide can legally vape Delta 9o and feel the effects of Delta 9 just as they would in states with legal recreational marijuana.

Delta 9o is a new, federally legal, hemp-derived cannabinoid that produces almost identical effects to standard Delta 9 THC.

While cannabinoids have been within the cannabis plant for thousands of years, it took advanced technology and the work of scientists to extract specific cannabinoids and to process them into their purest form, making them safe and enjoyable products for the public to experience.

Thanks to the Hemp Improvement Act of 2018, all products derived from hemp became legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC.

Consequently, the hemp industry has exploded in popularity with the emergence of legal cannabinoids such as HHC and Delta 9o, one of the newest and potentially strongest types to hit the market in the last few years.

How D9o Differs from D9

The new cannabinoid, Delta 9 THC-o-Acetate, is similar in effect and chemical structure to Delta 9 THC. Delta 9 THCO, called Delta 9o or D9o for short, is essentially the same as Delta 9 THC, with the addition of an acetate group. Delta 9o must be metabolized via a process called deacetylation. They called it deacetyization before it becomes active in the body. With metabolization, the acetate on the molecule is removed, leaving behind Delta 9 THC, allowing the body to process the Delta 9 like standard Delta 9 THC. It’s a federally legal way to experience Delta 9 THC effects.

The biggest difference consumers will notice is that they will start to feel its effects about 20 minutes after consuming D9o.

How is this legal?

All the D9o used in 3CHI’s products is derived from hemp, which is legal. It’s also a federally legal cannabinoid for consumption because Delta 9 THC-o products contain under 0.3% Delta 9 THC by dry weight volume.

Delta 9 THC-o is a separate cannabinoid from Delta 9 THC but once Delta 9o enters the body, it is transformed into Delta 9 THC. The product itself is federally legal; the magic happens within your body’s metabolism process.

How Does D9o Work?

After the body metabolizes the acetate, Delta 9 THC is left in what’s thought to be a more bioavailable form. So Delta 9o will produce similar effects to Delta 9 THC, but can actually be more potent due to the increased bioavailability. Both forms interact with the CB1 receptors, creating the psychoactive high associated with standard Delta 9. As a result, Delta 9o can come with some of the same benefits as well as potential side effects as Delta 9.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Congress paved the way for federal legality with approval of the Hemp Improvement Act of 2018, better known as the 2018 Farm Bill. In this bill, hemp and marijuana, both derived from cannabis, were separately defined and industrial hemp was legalized on the federal level. For the cannabis plant to be defined as industrial hemp, the Delta 9 THC content must be less than 0.3% by dry weight volume. If the plant, and any products made from it, remain under that 0.3% Delta 9 THC, then the product is federally legal.

Anything with more than that 0.3% Delta 9 THC in it, whether it’s the cannabis plant itself or a finished product, such as edibles or vapes, is considered marijuana. Marijuana is federally illegal even though some states have legalized medical and/or recreational use of marijuana.

What are the Effects?

Once consumed and metabolized, Delta 9o creates a full body high, with users feeling as though a weight is lifted off their shoulders as their muscles relax. They also feel a psychoactive effect in their brain that many describe as a giddy and carefree mood. And because of how Delta 9o is metabolized in the body, D9o can produce more intense and longer-lasting effects than Delta 9 THC.

Possible Side Effects

Just like Delta 9 THC, Delta 9o can produce side effects. Consumers have reported dry mouth, dry red eyes, confusion, anxiety, elevated heart rate, and paranoia. Those are the most commonly reported effects, but there may be others. Because there have been no long-term safety tests done on D9o, it is important to consult a physician before consuming the product. It is also important to start with very low doses to determine tolerance before increasing intake of Delta 9o. Consumers should learn how their bodies react to D9o and take the process slowly at first.

A Normal Dose

When it comes to vaping Delta 9o, the recommended dose would be one 3-second puff, waiting 30 minutes before taking another 3-second puff. Delta 9o can be as much as three times stronger than standard Delta 9 THC, so it is important to take it slow when determining the proper dose. It’s important to remember that it can take longer to feel the full effects of D9o over typical Delta 9 extracts, with the full effects building over 60 minutes.

Can You Consume Too Much?

In a word, yes. Taking too much Delta 9o can create many of the same side effects as an overdose of Delta 9 THC. Remember, Delta 9o must be metabolized before it can be used by the body, so it is important to let that process complete before determining if you need more. For those with a tendency to use more because they aren’t feeling the effects right away, we urge you to take your time. Like tinctures and edibles, Delta 9o effects come on slowly and build. Enjoy the process.


For your convenience, 3CHI’s Delta 9o comes in both vape carts and disposables. The vape cart is a glass cylinder with a ceramic coil to help create a smooth experience. All 3CHI vape carts are 501 threaded and are compatible with most standard batteries on the market.

3CHI’s disposable vapes are slim and discreet. They fit perfectly into a pocket or purse and can be taken anywhere. Each 3CHI vape fits perfectly in your palm for maximum comfort and control when you vape.

So what are you waiting for? Get your D9o cart today and start to feel the effects of Delta 9 in a completely legal fashion.

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