Did you know that more than 48 million people in the United States alone have used cannabis products at some point in their lives? THC products, in particular, are very popular due to the way they create a psychoactive high. Delta 8 is a particular type of THC that has been increasing in popularity in recent years.
But what is delta 8 THC exactly and how is it any different than regular THC? What forms does delta 8 come in and what does it do? Keep reading and learn more about delta 8 below.
What is Delta 8? What You Need to Know
Delta 8 is also known as Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol and it is one of many cannabinoids that you can find in the cannabis plant. Delta 8, as mentioned before, is a type of THC which is a cannabinoid that produces a psychoactive high when consumed. This is different than most other cannabinoids like CBD or HHC, which do not produce a psychoactive high.
Delta 8 comes from a similar cannabinoid known as delta 9. In fact, delta 8 is the result of delta 9 after delta 9 breaks down after being exposed to enough oxygen or UV rays from the sun. Delta 8 usually occurs in small quantities in mature cannabis plants.
In fact, delta 8 only makes up about 1% of all the cannabinoids in a cannabis plant. This, of course, is not enough to harvest and make cannabis products out of. So, how are there so many cannabis product options containing delta 8?
To make more delta 8, it is necessary to expose the cannabis plant to more light than usual. This will cause delta 9 to break down at a faster rate and, as a result, the plant will make more delta 8 THC. From there, cannabis manufacturers can make all sorts of delta 8 cannabis products such as delta 8 gummies, vapes, and more.
Interestingly, most manufacturers do not get their delta 8 supplies from cannabis plants but instead from hemp plants. Since hemp plants are legal across the country, this makes it much more efficient to harvest delta 8. But what should you expect if you try a delta 8 product?
How Does Delta 8 Feel?
Delta 8 carts, edibles, and other products produce more or less the same effects. The first thing you should know is that delta 8 is nowhere near as strong as delta 9. So, don’t expect to get hit with a heavy high when you try a delta 8 vape or anything else.
Instead, delta 8 produces a much mellower high. Many people like to take delta 8 to calm down after a hard day. Some also like to take this form of THC to help them study, focus, or feel more creative.
In general, delta 8 is very relaxing without making you feel tired or fatigued. However, the exact effects will depend on the dosage you take. Low doses will create a light feeling of relaxation.
Large doses may make you feel tired. It is important not to take doses that are too large for your body weight as you may experience some THC-related side effects as a result. A low dose is around 10 mg while a high dose is around 60 mg.
It may take some experimentation to find out what dose works best for you. Always be familiar with the legality of delta 8 in your state before you try it. Some states have banned this type of THC, such as Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, and others.
Different Forms of Delta 8
As with ordinary THC, delta 8 THC comes in many different forms that you can enjoy. Delta 8 gummies and delta 8 edibles, in general, are a favorite among many because they are so easy to consume. All you need to do with cannabis edibles is chew them up and swallow them.
Often, cannabis edibles come in the form of gummy candies, chocolate bars, muffins, and other delicious snacks. However, it is important not to go overboard with these edibles. If you take too much delta 8 at once, you will likely experience some side effects.
While the side effects of this type of THC are not dangerous, they can be unpleasant and may include nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. Usually, edibles will come with instructions for consumption. As long as you follow the dosage instructions, you should have a very pleasant high.
Vapes and Tinctures
Besides edibles, delta 8 vapes are very popular as well. If you want to get high as quickly as possible, a vape is the best way to do it. As soon as you inhale the vapor, the THC will travel into your blood and then to your brain where it will enact its effects.
This is different from edibles which may take as long as an hour to kick in. This is because your stomach will first have to break down the edibles before the THC can travel into your blood and then to your brain. There are also delta 8 tinctures.
A tincture is a liquid made from delta 8 THC. A tincture is best for sublingual consumption. All you need to do is put a few drops under your tongue and hold the liquid there until it defuses through your lingual membranes and into your blood. This may take around 20 minutes before you start to feel the effects.
All About Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 THC is a unique form of THC which produces a more relaxed high. This is in comparison to delta 9 THC, which tends to produce very heavy and intense highs. Delta 8 mainly comes from the hemp plant, but small quantities also occur in cannabis plants.
Delta 8 also comes in many different forms such as tinctures, vapes, edibles, and more. So, if you’ve never tried delta 8 before, there are plenty of options to try. To learn more, contact us.
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