February 8, 2023, Greg Poblete
Delta 8 THC has been gaining quite a bit of buzz lately due to its euphoric and uplifting effects. But since Delta 8 (D8) is still relatively new on the market, some questions are floating around like, “Does Delta 8 make you high?”
When compared with Delta 9 THC, the effects of D8 are far less potent and provide people with a blissful and invigorating experience. Delta 9 THC is known to get you high, being about twice as strong as Delta 8 THC. To fully understand if you can get high from Delta 8 THC, let’s define what it is, the potential benefits, the effects, and much more.
WHAT IS DELTA 8 THC?
Similar to CBD and other cannabinoids, Delta 8 THC is a natural compound found in the hemp plant. It provides many potential benefits such as relaxation, relief, and a boost in energy. Delta 8 also encourages an uplifting feeling of euphoria that is perfect for kicking back and taking a load off.
Hemp only contains trace amounts of D8 THC, which makes it difficult to extract large amounts. Luckily, experts have now found a way to transform CBD into D8 THC! That’s how we’re able to create products bursting with D8.
Delta 9 THC (D9), on the other hand, is the primary compound in marijuana. D9 is known to induce a “high,” but D8’s effects are not nearly as intense. Without getting too technical, the difference between Delta 9 and Delta 8 molecules is the placement of a double bond. People generally prefer D8 THC because it allows you to feel the beneficial effects without experiencing severe paranoia or other overwhelming feelings.
WHAT TYPES OF DELTA 8 PRODUCTS ARE THERE?
Like CBD, D8 THC has become a popular choice among those that want all-natural relief. This demand has resulted in various products such as Delta 8 gummies, vapes, flowers, topicals, and much more.
Each Delta 8 THC product has its own potential benefits and methods of consumption. No matter what you’re looking for, there is surely a product perfect for you.
Delta 8 Gummies
Delta 8 gummies are an extremely convenient and delicious method for consuming D8 THC. Similar to a fruit snack, D8 THC gummies are tropical-flavored treats. These D8 gummies come with the added benefit of blissful, relaxing feelings.
Exhale’s D8 gummies are are unlike many of the sugar-loaded edibles out there. Our gummies are vegan-friendly, created with 100% organic and all-natural ingredients. These sweet treats are perfect for those on the go that need a boost of Delta 8 in the middle of the day. They’re also perfect for anyone who simply wants their D8 to taste delicious!
Delta 8 Flower
Delta 8 THC flower provides people with natural and organic smoke packed with intense tastes and soothing effects. Exhale has a wide range of Delta 8 strains with flavors such as Sour Space Candy, Northern Lights, Zkittles, Sour Diesel, and much more. Whether you are looking for a quick pick-me-up or to wind down from a long day, D8 flowers are just what you need.
Delta 8 Pre Rolls
D8 pre-rolls are convenient and ready to use right when you purchase them. Pre-rolls are already wrapped, so you don’t have to waste any time breaking up some flower or rolling a joint of your own. The Delta 8 pre-rolls at Exhale come in a few classic flavors such as Hawaiian Haze, Cookies, OG Kush, Lifter, and many more.
Delta 8 Concentrates
D8 concentrates provide you with the most potent form of D8 possible, promising a flavorful, powerful, and smooth experience. Our shatter contains pure Delta 8 THC with organic terpenes for flavor. Because concentrates are extremely potent, you only need a small piece (a “dab”) of shatter to experience the incredible benefits of D8 THC.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DELTA 8 THC PRODUCTS?
As a cannabinoid, Delta 8 THC has a wide range of benefits. D8 and CBD work in similar ways to complement your endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a natural system in all mammals that regulates homeostasis (internal balance).
While CBD encourages the ECS without any mind-altering effects, D8 THC comes with an added, blissful kick. You won’t experience the groggy “high” that Delta 9 THC induces, instead D8 allows you to enjoy more powerful effects than CBD while still promoting your overall wellness.
How does D8 promote wellness? Its benefits can affect the body and mind, boosting one’s mood while providing comfort. Aside from being the perfect midground between CBD and Delta 9 THC, here are some more notable benefits of D8 THC:
- Stimulation of appetite
- Little to no nauseating effects
- Relief of soreness, aches, and discomfort
- Soothes upset stomach
- Boost in energy
- Uplifting sense of happiness
- Promotes sleep and relaxation
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF DELTA 8?
In addition to the euphoric benefits of D8, there are several effects that people typically experience when consuming D8 THC, such as:
- Feeling of contentment
- Boost in mood and energy
- Increase in focus
- Relaxed and soothing feelings
- Increase in appetite
Typically, these effects are much milder if you have a high tolerance level for D8 THC. It is always best to take the recommended dosage if you’re experienced with Delta 8 THC, then work your way up when you feel comfortable. This way, you don’t get any unwanted side effects.
Although a key benefit of D8 THC is that its side effects are less severe and rarer than Delta 9 THC, there is still the potential for a few different side effects like dry mouth, fatigue, drowsiness, or diarrhea.
Note that these side effects are usually mild and do not last long. In general, D8 THC provides people with more therapeutic and calming effects than the psychoactive effects of Delta 9 THC.
Does Delta 8 Make You High?
So does D8 THC get you high? Not really, it will not get you high the way Delta 9 THC does. Instead, it encourages a euphoric and uplifting feeling that is excellent for relaxation. That being said, the experience is more powerful than CBD, so we do not recommend operating heavy machinery or driving while enjoying D8.
Keep in mind that many factors can affect the way you experience D8. These factors include:
- Tolerance level
- Product type
- Product potency
D8 THC produces more sedated and relaxing effects, while Delta 9 pushes those effects further, potentially causing people to see changes in their auditory and visual perception. Delta 9 THC can lead to feelings of anxiety or paranoia, which rarely happens with Delta 8 consumption.
Delta 8 THC is still relatively new, and experts are continuously researching this exciting cannabinoid and how it affects the body. However, like with other cannabinoids such as CBD, your mind and body will enjoy a boost in their well-being. As long as you take the recommended dosage labeled on the package, you should not experience undesired effects.
How Long Do the Effects of Delta 8 Last?
The amount of time that the effects of Delta 8 last vary because each individual may experience the effects differently. Some people could be more tolerant of D8 THC products, while others may feel uplifted with a very small dose. Typically, the effects of D8 THC can last somewhere between three to eight hours, depending on the potency and the product.
As mentioned, a person’s body weight, height, and other physical characteristics can affect how D8 works. But another key factor is the type of D8 product you consume. For example, the effects of THC gummies may take longer to kick in, but the effects typically last four to eight hours.
As with a flower or a D8 product you inhale, the effects occur almost immediately. However, the effects of the inhalation process only last between one to four hours. If you want to experience immediate effects, inhalation would be the way to go. However, if you want a more prolonged Delta 8 experience, taking an edible such as a gummy or tincture will be your best bet!
HOW MUCH DELTA 8 WILL MAKE YOU HIGH?
With D8 THC, it is important to remember that the effects are much weaker than consuming D9 THC. Although there are traces of Delta 9 THC in D8 products, these levels should never exceed 0.3%. This is not enough to cause the high D9 is known for.
To fully understand how much D9 THC is in D8 products, it is best to use a comparison chart to show the potency level. With a D9 THC gummy, people may take one 10mg gummy to experience a full dose. When it comes to a Delta 8 gummy, you can enjoy a larger amount without adverse effects. This is why a regular dose for D8 gummies is 25mg.
FINAL THOUGHTS – WHAT IS A DELTA 8 HIGH LIKE?
With the little research available for this new type of THC, Delta 8 is becoming an exciting way to boost your wellness in an enjoyable way. As always, it’s best to stick to the recommended dosage for Delta 8 to avoid any unwanted effects. Now that you know the facts about D8’s effects, you can enjoy it safely and with confidence!