Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. It is an isomer of Delta-9 THC the compound that typically gets the user of cannabis “high”. However, due to a difference in their double carbon bond, Delta-8 products are able to offer the user a “high”. One that is distinctly different from its Delta 9 counterpart.
Now, one may be wondering, can this double bond difference between Delta 8, and Delta 9 really create a different experience for me? Can Delta 8 really get me high? The answer in short, is yes, Delta 8 THC can get you high.
Under the 2018 Farm Bill, Delta 8 THC that is derived from hemp is perfectly legal to sell and consume. However, it has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration.
It offers a high that is similar to Delta 9 in many ways, but different due to the fact that Delta 8 is simply less psychoactive. In the latest studies available, Delta 8 has been shown to be around 55-60% as psychoactive as Delta 9 when compared side by side.
NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Does Delta 8 Make You High?: The Facts
As previously stated, Delta 8 is a form of THC, and due to this it can offer the user a number of psychoactive effects. To get the “bad news” out of the way, Delta 8 has been shown to have a few mild side effects, similar to that of its “brother” Delta 9.
These side effects can include: increased heart rate, dryness of the eyes, as well as disorientation. These are side effects common to THC metabolites anyway, nothing to worry about generally.
As these products can be intoxicating, it is recommended that while under the influence of these products, you should not operate heavy machinery while using these products.
It should also be noted that Delta 8 products can trigger a positive drug test result, as the tests simply scan for THC in general, and Delta 8 is just that. It may stay in your system long enough to trigger the positive test, so exercise caution with an impending drug test.
Delta 8 THC Products: How Different are They?
Here at Ghost Vapors, we offer a variety of products for the Delta 8 consumer. We offer fresh edibles, cartridges, concentrates, flower, along with other products in development daily. We strive to innovate and adapt every day in order to offer our customers the optimal Delta 8 experience.
To begin, we should more than likely begin with the high from the flower. Our Delta 8 Kush Flower has been shown to offer the user a high that is strikingly similar to Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 however has been shown to offer the user a high that is less paranoia inducing, and offers a clear headed high as opposed to its Delta 9 counterpart.
Concentrates are a bit different, with obvious reasoning to back that up. Having products such as our shatter, testing at 94% Delta-8 THC, this is an extremely potent product that will have the user feel the effects rather quickly.
Cartridges are similar to concentrates in that the user can feel the effects of these very quickly. Cartridges are perfect for those looking to microdose, or use Delta 8 throughout the day, as with a cartridge and battery there is a lot of control on the users part in terms of dosing. With a variety of terpenes available, these offer a superior vaping experience with Delta 8.
Edibles are something that is incredibly up and coming within the Delta 8 field of the cannabis industry. Due to the fact that both Delta-9 and Delta-8 THC metabolize in the digestive tract as Delta 11- Hydroxy. This would indicate that on a molecular level they are incredibly similar.
Edibles can take up to 60 minutes or more in order to activate, so it is important to exercise patience while using these products. If you are interested in reading more about edibles, you can do that here.
How Long Does a Delta 8 High Last?’
This is a common question that comes up in the Delta 8 field, and it is a fair one. In short, it is similar to Delta 9 in that it depends on a variety of factors. For one, when dealing with concentrates, someone with an extremely high Delta 9 tolerance might need a higher dose, and vice versa.
A person’s metabolism, the way their liver filters Delta 11 Hydroxy, as well as their body fat percentage can all play a factor in terms of edibles.
In short, it depends. A number of factors could contribute to someone’s experience with Delta 8 going one way, or another.
As a general rule however, effects of Delta 8 should be felt 15 minutes after “setting in”. Edibles will obviously require more time due to the digestive process, but in general, Delta 8 has a relatively quick onset. Effects should also subside anywhere from 2-4 hours after consumption, again depending on a number of factors.
Will Delta-8 THC get you high? Yes it will.