Known fact: THC is the ingredient in marijuana that makes you feel euphoric or “high.” It also plays a role in the intoxicating qualities of each kind of cannabis.
For any substance to have a significant effect on your body, it must interact with specific neurons and nerves in your body.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found only in cannabis. They work with the body’s endocannabinoid system to make the body feel better.
Many different cannabis extract oils contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana. Delta-9 THC is one of the compounds with a relatively higher concentration of THC cannabinoids.
The effects of delta -8 are similar to those of delta -9; only delta-8 effects are less potent.
The molecular structure of Delta 8 THC is the same as that of Delta 9 THC except that delta-8’s double bond is at the eighth carbon on the prenyl chain, while delta-9’s is at the ninth.
Within the hemp plant, chemicals called terpenes work together to make essential oils that give marijuana strains their unique smells and tastes.
These oils are called terpenes. Terpenes are also found in other plants, giving them distinctive aromas and flavors. For example, black pepper, cloves, and other herbs have caryophyllene chemicals. It is well known that this terpene changes the effects of THC molecules by interacting with them.
The heat of a lighter or oven has been shown to change Delta 9 THC to Delta 8 THC. The chemical conversion occurs because the chemical link between the prenyl chain and the THC molecule will break, which will change the structure of the molecule.
The process may help separate it from other cannabinoids found in cannabis oil extracts, which leads to the formation of Delta 8 THC.
So, What exactly is Delta 8 THC?
Unlike Delta 9, Delta 8 THC hasn’t been that popular until recently, legalized through the 2018 Farm Bill. Delta 8 THC, a delta-9 analog, can occur naturally in hemp plants. However, in trace amounts.
After smoking or vaping Delta 8 THC, it will get into your Endocannabinoids Cannabinoid system through the bloodstream. Afterward, the cannabinoid helps induce mild psychoactive effects that may help one deal with inflammatory and chronic pain. As well, the cannabinoid may help one deal with anxiety and insomnia.
Delta 8 THC is the subject of a lot of research, and more discoveries continue to be made on how delta-8 THC may help the human body.
Delta 8 THC can be made from Delta 9 THC using decarboxylation, which heats the cannabinoid to start a chemical reaction that removes its CO2 molecule, or carboxylic acid.
Does Delta 8 THC Get You “High”?
Whether delta-8 offers psychoactive effects is a common question that has led to heated debates in the recent past. Some people have been asking on several occasions whether Delta 8 THC makes people feel “high” or not.
The truth is that it does make you high, but it is not as potent as Delta 9 THC. In addition, it tends to make people relaxed, as most marijuana Indica strains do.
Delta 8 joint in the hand
When smoked, the only difference between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC is that Delta 8 THC doesn’t make you feel as intoxicated as Delta 9 THC does. As a result, it doesn’t have as strong an effect on the brain as other cannabinoids.
How Will I Dose My delta-8 THC?
For moderate consumers and veterans, delta-8 may tend to feel less potent. On the other hand, delta-8 may strongly impact cannabis’ first-time users. However, it usually depends on your body’s chemistry.
Currently, minimal research has been carried out on delta-8. Hence, it might be a little bit hard to tell how potent it might be exactly.
As with any other cannabis product, one’s body chemistry, set and setting, tolerance levels, the amount you will take, and the chemical composition of the cannabis; affect how the user will feel.
However, it could help if one starts small. Before taking more, one should wait for the onset of desired effects.
The delivery method of cannabis products influences how fast you will feel the desired effects. For example, if one vapes using delta-8 carts, the results should manifest faster; one must wait a bit longer with edibles.
How Long Does Delta 8 Last?
Before we talk about how long the Delta-8-THC high lasts, it’s important to note that there are no medically proven results on how long Delta-8 effects last.
Instead, we only use anecdotal research results about Delta-8’s effects from people who have used it.
Because each person’s body breaks down Delta-8 in a different way, your dose may not wear off at the same rate or time as another person who took the same amount.
Some factors which will determine how long your delta-8 effects will last include:
- The method used in ingesting delta 8 THC
- The potency of your delta-8
- Personal body chemistry
If you ingest Delta-8 in a certain way, the length of its effects will depend on how the substance is taken because each product absorbs differently. For example, Delta-8 edibles and vaporizers will have their effects last for different lengths of time.
Below is a breakdown:
How Long does Delta-8 Gummy Effects Last?
Our delta 8 edibles may be classified into two distinct classes in terms of the method of absorption.
Some edibles get absorbed Sublingually (through the mouth), while others have to be swallowed for digestion. Afterwhich, their effects will kick in.
When you eat something, like cookies, your body must first take it in before it can break it down. So, relatively, edible effects take a bit longer before they kick in.
It may take an average of one or two hours for the effects to show up. Despite that they take a long to manifest, the effects stay along for a bit longer. After ingesting your delta-8 cookies, you may get to experience their impact for up to 8 hours longer than with other methods.
Edible effects tend to be at their peak at an average of 3-4 hours after the first dose. Afterward, the effects may start to tip-off.
For How Long Does Delta 8 Tincture High Last?
Other edibles like delta-8 tinctures and oils tend to be absorbed Sublingually. Some of the cannabinoids get absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth.
After Ingesting your delta-8 oil, you may begin experiencing the desired effects after 15-30 minutes of your first dose.
With edibles that are absorbed Sublingually, their effects fade off quickly. After your first dose, the effects may last for 4-6 hours before they die off.
The Effects of Delta-8 THC vapes last for how long?
Vaporizers and other products you may inhale work quickly, usually in less than 15 minutes. This is because the body quickly breaks down cannabinoids vaped or smoked most of the time.
Smoking is one of the quickest methods of ingesting delta-8 THC cannabinoids since once they get into the lungs, they get absorbed directly into the bloodstream through lung membranes.
Vaporizer effects may last up to about 3-5 hours before subsiding.
Simply put, delta-8 THC high will last for 3-8 hours depending on your body chemistry, metabolism rate, method of use, and the potency of your delta-8 THC.
What does Delta 8 Feel Like?
Now that we already know how delta 8 and delta 9 are different let’s talk about how the delta 8 THC high may make you feel.
After Ingesting your delta-8 THC, below are some of the effects you may experience:
- Uplifted mood
- Increased body awareness
- Clear cerebral high
As earlier mentioned, you will experience a mellow feeling after Ingesting delta-8 THC. However, you will do your daily chores without any problems. Even small or medium doses of delta 8 THC aren’t likely to make you drowsy.
Instead, delta 8 THC may help improve focus and energy, which will lead to better overall performance and more productivity during the day.
Delta 8’s uplifting and floaty sensation may help you calm down after the cannabinoids have interacted with your body. Famed for its relaxing effects, delta 8 doesn’t make you feel tired or exhausted when it wears off.
It can also help protect nerve cells and make people feel like they have a normal appetite again.
Is Delta 8 THC safe?
There are no lab reports of any extreme health-related effects that have been associated with delta-8 THC so far. However, to determine the safety of Delta-8 infused products, they should have been tested by a third-party laboratory.
Given that the FDA does not regulate several delta-8 products as it does with other drugs and foods, you should take a personal initiative and research a product before purchasing it.
You may look for reviews of the product online, a laboratory test report, and the company’s reputation.
Given that you ingest the appropriate delta-8 dose, you will not experience any adverse side effects. Hence, delta 8 THC is safe, and any effects that may result from it are manageable.
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