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What to Expect from Delta-8 THC—Will it Get Me High?

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There's a new sensation in the hemp market, and it goes by the name of delta-8 THC – the latest product that's creating a buzz. 

But how is it any different from traditional THC and CBD?

Thanks to a gap in the 2018 Farm Bill, which revolutionized the hemp farming industry, delta-8 THC not only stands as legal at the federal level but also dances in the unregulated realm. 

And that's the reason that Google searches for delta-8 THC spiked over 850% in the US from 2020 to 2021, with 16% of regular marijuana users delving into the Delta 8 market. 

But what's this hype about? What can you expect from delta 8 THC? Let's explore this in this blog!

What are the Effects of Delta-8 THC?

The effects of delta-8 THC can vary, but they typically include the following:

  • Relaxation

  • Euphoria

  • Increased sociability

  • Creativity

  • Focus

  • Pain relief

  • Stress relief

  • Nausea relief

  • Stimulated hunger

Although Delta-8 THC is generally well-tolerated, it can cause side effects such as:

  • dry mouth

  • red eyes

  • anxiety

These side effects are usually mild and go away after a short time.

Does Delta-8 Get You High?

Yes, delta-8 does deliver a high, but here's the twist – it's a milder experience compared to what you might be used to with cannabis or THC. 

From a chemical standpoint, delta-8 THC closely resembles delta-9 THC found in marijuana. The key distinction lies in positioning a bond between two carbon atoms. This small but crucial difference results in weaker binding between delta-8 and the cannabinoid receptors in your body's cells. 

Consequently, the high induced by delta-8 is less potent than the intensity associated with delta-9.

According to delta-8 users, the vibe of it is more laid-back than the usual intensity of cannabis. In fact, delta-8 could be a game-changer for those seeking an energizing cannabis experience without being couch-locked.

And here's the kicker: If you want a gentle introduction to cannabinoids, delta-8 can be the way, as it's not intense and will give you all the energy you need. Delta-8 doesn't make you couch-locked, as many users say that it's a middle ground of both CBD and THC.

Will You Test Positive for Delta 8?

The chances of testing positive for THC depend on various factors. While drug tests typically target delta-9 THC, the presence of delta-8 THC could still register as a positive result for THC. Individual reactions to cannabinoids vary, influenced by the type of products used and the duration of use.

Presently, standard urine drug tests do not differentiate between different cannabinoids. Therefore, if you anticipate a drug test soon, it's advisable to steer clear of delta-8 products to err on the side of caution.

The Takeaway?

Delta-8 THC is becoming popular for a reason, as it offers a middle ground of both CBD and THC. But remember, there is limited research on its effects, and mostly, the talk around its effects is hearsay. Moreover, there's a catch with those THC tests you might not want to miss. Delta-8 is like that exciting chapter in our cannabinoid story. Just nudging you to stay in the loop and handle it all with a bit of savvy. Cool, right? Keep it real, and enjoy the ride!

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