Fewer than one in ten Americans think that marijuana should be completely illegal, and it seems the country is listening — somewhat. THC, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s effects, is legal in most states now (in some capacity).
Delta 8 is the most common form, now sold openly and widely across most of the country for recreational use. However, for those new to dabbling with THC, they might be a little nervous to get started.
If you’re wondering exactly what a Delta 8 high feels like, read on to find out.
What Affects a Delta 8 High
The first thing we need to consider when talking about the high you can get from consuming THC is what affects that high. There are many factors that may have an influence on how you feel.
The first factor is the dosage. Although you may see edibles sold with up to 40mg per piece, that’s not a good start for beginners and is likely to be far too much.
A good starting dose is 5-10mg, or 15mg if you’re feeling adventurous. Take absolutely no more than that.
If you don’t feel anything, be sure to wait a few hours before adding more, as edibles can take a while to kick in.
While you can get other forms of Delta 8 such as tinctures and vape carts, it’s advisable to start with edibles because you can measure the dosage accurately.
Using Delta 8 With Food or Not
If you take Delta 8 with food, the effects are likely to be more consistent and last longer as your digestive system is working harder to absorb everything. Delta 8 taken without food might have a ‘lighter’ effect where you don’t feel as high (which may be ideal for beginners!).
As with all substances, your mood can affect how a Delta 8 high feels. Although some people find that it can lessen a bad mood and make them feel better, it’s best to take it for the first time when you’re already in a good mood as it lessens the risk of you finding the high to be uncomfortable or anxiety-inducing.
Although Delta 8 THC is now federally legal, that doesn’t mean every product being sold is legit.
Some states have still chosen to ban the substance, creating illegal sellers. Other states, even though it’s legal, have people manufacturing cheaper products and selling them on the down-low so they don’t have to worry about the cost of being legitimate.
This is a huge problem because it means the quality of the product isn’t being regulated by anyone or lab-tested. You could end up with more than you bargained for and end up with a very bad high if you don’t do your research on where you’re buying the product from.
So, What Does a Delta 8 THC High Feel Like?
Now that you know exactly what affects the high, you’ll be wondering exactly what it feels like. Here’s what you can expect.
A ‘Good’ High
If you make sure the product is legitimate, take the right dosage, and ensure you’re ready to sit down on the couch and see how it feels, you’re more likely to experience a pleasant high.
With this high, you can expect to feel relaxed, calm, and some other pleasant effects that may depend on the exact product you bought.
Some products, for example, are designed to let you sink into the couch and help you sleep. These aren’t best taken in the morning before a day of work!
But then are some products that are specifically marketed as good for concentration. These products may help you to feel slightly energized and focused and are best taken on a day you want to be productive.
Because Delta 8 THC is a much milder product than say, Delta 9, you have the advantage of being pretty unlikely to go any further than this when feeling high. However, if you do take a huge amount, you may experience some side effects and the high may turn unpleasant…
The Side Effects
The potential side effects that can come from taking too much or ingesting a bad product include:
- Anxiety and paranoia
- Nausea and vomiting
- Extreme fatigue
This usually happens to people who eat a whole gummy or two for the first time. What’s also likely to happen is that someone doesn’t understand how edibles work and takes another after twenty minutes of not feeling anything from the first.
If you don’t feel anything from your edible, wait a few hours. Better yet, wait until the next day and then take slightly more than you did the first day. This is a much safer way of calculating your ideal dose.
If you’ve chosen another of the Delta 8 options, this varies. For example, with smoking, the high will both kick in and fade a lot faster so you have a little more wiggle room — but you should still err on the side of caution, especially if you’re new to THC.
Now You Know What to Expect From Delta 8 THC
Now you’re hopefully aware of what to expect from a Delta 8 high and may feel less nervous about trying the product out. The good news about Delta 8 is that the effects are supposed to be mild and pleasant so unless you really go hard on your first dose, you shouldn’t experience any of the side effects.
Buy from a reputable USDA licensed manufacturer, such as us, and go slow; and you’ll soon see the benefits.
If you’re looking for legitimate products to start dipping into the world of Delta 8 THC the right way, shop our collection now and let us know if you have any questions!