If you, like us, are stoked about the potential of delta 8 THC (and mostly that it’s legal), you’re probably wondering next how it’ll make you feel. And, to follow-up further, will delta 8 THC get you high? What does a delta 8 high feel like? Let’s discuss what we know and what we’ve heard.
Delta 8 THC is THC (but not that THC)
Confused how delta 8 is really called delta 8 THC? Did you think THC was illegal? You’re not wrong, you just haven’t been enlightened yet. Delta 8 THC is an isomer of the still-illegal-in-a-lot-of-places delta 9 THC. An isomer means that delta 8 is almost chemically identical to delta 9.
Making some more sense now? This similarity, but difference, is what makes both legality and the high offered by delta 8 different than delta 9. In fact, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, all derivatives, isomers, and cannabinoids derived from hemp must contain less than 0.3% delta 9 THC to be legal.
What a delta 8 high feels like
So, yes, spoiler, delta 8 will make you high. Remember how we mentioned delta 8’s high is different, though? Just how different is it? Well, how you experience delta 8 will likely depend on you specifically, like any substance. It will also depend on what delta 8 product you choose, any strains or associated terpenes, how much you consume, as well as other details of your day, like how much you’ve eaten, slept, and so on.
To give you an idea, however, users report the high as powerfully body-centric. You won’t feel as much in your head as you may from other THC products. The high is also often described as milder than delta 9 THC. Many people also describe the high from delta 8 as uplifting and calming. How delta 8 makes you feel has also determined what its main benefits are, as far as medicinal and recreational use go.
How different delta 8 products work
- Vape: Inhaling a substance, like delta 8, will offer the quickest effects. It won’t take time for you to feel the associated effects and determine whether you’ve consumed enough. This is because what you inhale will immediately hit your bloodstream.
- Edibles: Enjoying an edible will require some patience. Edibles must make it to your digestive system in order to begin working, which can take about an hour or two to reach their full effects, depending on who you are. It may take a few tries before you determine how much is not enough or how much is too much.
- Tinctures: Similar to CBD tinctures, or any other type of sublingual remedy you’ve read about, this method of consuming delta 8 works quickly, too. If you aren’t aware, sublingual means to take orally under the tongue. The large nerve, as well as the surrounding blood vessels, make this a prime spot to absorb substances and get them working.
Where to shop delta 8 products
Of course, we wouldn’t leave you hanging. You likely know you’re already in the right place when it comes to finding the best delta 8 products available, but we’ll hit you with some convenient links below.