The best ways to consume the hot, new delightful cannabinoid
The most popular kid on the cannabis block is here — delta 8. Whether you’ve heard of it or not, this newest cannabinoid is being sought after by medicinal and recreational users alike. The abundance of potential wellness benefits, the reasonable price, and the unique high make it an attractive choice for everyone, from your grandmother to your roommate. Consumers are seeking the freedom to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of delta 8 without experiencing any of the negative psychoactive side effects of traditional THC. You might be wondering: What is delta 8? Will it get me high? How do I determine the best dosage for me? And, well, what’s the best way to consume it?
We’re here to serve as your guide in sharing the best ways to enjoy delta 8, whether you’re new to cannabis or an experienced veteran.
What is delta 8?
Let’s get to the bottom of it. Delta 8 is found in hemp and is a naturally occurring psychoactive cannabinoid. Its molecular makeup is almost identical to its psychoactive sibling, delta 9 THC, the most common form. A slight difference with delta 8 lies in a particular chemical bond on the eighth carbon, hence the name: delta 8. This difference gives delta 8 a unique appeal in that it provides all of the benefits of the delta 9 THC that we know and love without the negative psychoactive side effects.
The benefits of consuming delta 8 include anxiety management, a tranquil and clear mindset, enhanced appetite, better sleep, less nausea, pain and inflammation reduction, mood boost, and body relaxation. Consumers can enjoy delta 8 without the anxiety or fear of getting “too high.” Win, win.
Will delta 8 get me high?
Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Yes — although slightly less than delta 9 THC. Unlike CBD, delta 8 contains a small amount of THC and has about 60 percent of the potency of delta 9. This is why consumers enjoy the full breadth of positive attributes of delta 8 without the negative ones of delta 9.
As with all cannabis products, you should start small and work your way up!
What are the best ways to consume the delta 8 flower?
You can consume delta 8 the same ways you consume delta 9. The choice of consumption depends on your individual wants and needs while consuming delta 8.
- Delta 8 edibles, such as gummies, are longer-lasting in your system but will take a little longer to affect you. Keep this in mind when consuming if you don’t feel the effect of the edible right away. Dosing can be easier because each gummy comes with a pre-measured amount of delta 8.
- Delta 8 disposable vapes or reusable vapes are a faster-acting high but have a shorter high duration.
- Delta 8 tinctures are fast-acting and are an exciting opportunity to get creative and add to cocktails or recipes.
- Delta 8 prerolls are an excellent option for ingesting if you enjoy the classic feeling of smoking a joint.
How do I find the best dosage of delta 8 for me?
Delta 8 dosages, and all THC dosages, are highly individual to the person and will affect everyone differently. The best dose of delta 8 is the one that is aligned with your personal preference. You should always start with a lower amount and work your way up. It may take a few tries over the course of a couple of days to find your ideal dosage.
This is especially true for edibles or capsules that have a delayed onset before you feel the effect. Your consumption method will also determine how quickly the effects take place. For example, if you’re inhaling delta 8, you should feel the effects within minutes. If you’re consuming gummies or edibles, you should wait at least two hours before eating more. But please do not inhale gummies.
Experienced consumers may feel like delta 8 is a less intense variety of THC, but for inexperienced consumers, like your mother who wants to try it for the first time, or those who have a lower tolerance, it may feel like a more robust version of CBD.
What time of day should I consume delta 8?
Timing your consumption of delta 8 is another factor that should be personalized to the individual. Are you an avid smoker? Are you managing chronic pain? Are you an insomniac? The purpose of your usage of delta 8 should be considered when planning out the time of day you’d like to consume it. For example, if you have trouble sleeping, you’d likely want to take it at night.
In conclusion, delta 8 should be consumed the way you want to consume it while considering your experience and individual needs. Make sure to start small with dosages when starting out. And make sure to enjoy it!