The term "ratio" is used quite a bit in dispensaries. This term is typically applied to ∆9-THC and CBD mixes. Ratios give individuals the ability to craft an experience more in line with their expectations. With other cannabinoids being more easily available than ∆9-THC, it's not a surprise that people are experimenting with various combinations of cannabinoids in different quantities. When using different ratios of cannabinoids they interact in a unique way in your body based on the bioavailability of the cannabinoids being mixed. This post is all about how various ratios of ∆8-THC and CBD will impact and possibly enhance your experience.
Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant but is not found in significant amounts in the cannabis plant.
Delta-8 produces feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and sedation, but they're a lot milder than ∆9-THC. For people who don't want to experience a pronounced “high,” the lower potency may be a benefit.
For more information, please see our post on Delta-8 THC, here.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as cannabis or hemp. Produced naturally in high quantities from hemp, CBD is the 2nd most common cannabinoid in the Cannabis plant after ∆9-THC.
CBD is non-psychoactive. It's known to have relaxing effects. It's also known to interact with the endocannabinoid system indirectly. It also promotes relaxation.
For more information on CBD, please see our post, here.
Finding the Right Ratio
Combining CBD and Delta-8 is often a good idea. Combining cannabinoids is completely safe. After all, natural cannabis and hemp material contain a massive combination of cannabinoids and terpenes. There’s no wrong or right way to combine the two, either. It's all about your preference.
That being said, you can expect a far more intense experience than taking Delta-8 and CBD independently. In a process called the "entourage effect," D8 and CBD may work together to improve the net benefits
Delivery timing is crucial. The method of ingestion of each cannabinoid can impact the results. Using the same method of ingestion is preferred. Whether you're using tinctures, infused flower, vaping, or any other method, as long as they are the same for each cannabinoid, you should experience peak effects at the same time. If you're using different methods, some trial and error may be in order.
Try It For Yourself
Top Shelf offers a range of infused Delta 8 products. Below is the breakdown of their ratios.
White Widow 20:1 Delta 8 to CBD
Grape Ape 1.5:1 Delta 8 to CBD
Bubba Kush 4:1 Delta 8 to CBD
Moon Rocks .75:1 Delta 8 to CBD
Caviar 3:1 Delta 8 to CBD