What Is Delta 8 THC?
What is Delta 8
Q: WHAT IS DELTA 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC is a minor cannabinoid in the hemp plant, found in about 0.1% of the entire plant’s chemical composition. It’s a derivative of delta 9 THC, as delta 9 is converted into delta 8 as it ages.
Q: HOW ARE DELTA 8 PRODUCTS DIFFERENT FROM CBD PRODUCTS?
Delta 8 THC products are similar to CBD products, but with one major difference. They use delta 8 extract as their active ingredient rather than cannabidiol. They are intoxicating as well, as delta 8 THC is a mildly psychoactive compound, while CBD is not.
Q: CAN DELTA 8 CAUSE ME TO FAIL A DRUG TEST?
Delta 8 may result in a failed drug test, depending on your personal usage. Delta 8 THC seems to trigger the release of THC-COOH, the same enzyme released when taking marijuana. It is this enzyme that is tested for in standard urine tests.
Q: WILL THESE DELTA 8 PRODUCTS GET ME HIGH?
All of the delta 8 THC products we carry are psychoactive, because delta 8 is a psychoactive compound. The high you experience will likely be relatively mild, but you should still avoid driving after you take it. Delta 8 is about 70% as intoxicating as delta 9 THC.
Q: HOW LONG DOES THE HIGH OF DELTA 8 LAST?
How long the high of delta8 lasts depends on the dosage as well as the delivery method you’ve taken.
Inhalable products can produce a high that lasts for about an hour or two.
Tinctures, you may feel the effects for up to 6 hours.
With edibles, the effects can last for 8 to 10 hours.
Q: ARE THESE DELTA 8 PRODUCTS LEGAL?
Delta 8 THC is federally legal. This is because of the Farm Bill which passed in 2018, which made all hemp compounds legal except for delta 9 THC. Delta 8 is, however, illegal in the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, and Utah.
Q: CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING DELTA 8?
You should not drive while feeling the effects of delta 8 THC. Because it’s an intoxicating compound, it can impair your driving. Wait for the delta 8 to wear off before operating a vehicle.
Q: IS DELTA 8 THC INTOXICATING?
Delta 8 is mildly intoxicating. It’s about 70% as intoxicating as delta 9 THC. The high it produces is commonly described as calming and uplifting, and not as consciousness-altering or paranoia-inducing.
Q: CAN I GIVE DELTA 8 PRODUCTS TO MY CHILD?
It is illegal to give delta 8 to a child. Children cannot tolerate the psychoactive effects of delta 8 THC. Only CBD can be given to your child, under a doctor’s guidance.
Q: WHAT IS DELTA 8 FLOWER?
Delta 8 flower is raw hemp flower that has been infused with a delta 8 THC concentrate. It’s used like ordinary flower, as it can be smoked, vaped or even cooked with. Can be intoxicating, as delta 8 THC is a psychoactive compound.
Q: WHAT FORMS DOES DELTA 8 COME IN?
Delta 8 comes in the same delivery methods as CBD. You can find flower, tinctures, edibles, concentrates and more on today’s delta 8 market. The delivery methods allow the compound to absorb in the body in the same manner for similar onset times and durations of effects.
Q: WHAT ARE DELTA 8 TINCTURES?
Delta 8 tinctures are like standard hemp tinctures, except they are made with a delta 8 extract that is highly concentrated. They are taken under the tongue and can take up to an hour to become effective, lasting for about 6 hours in the body. Available in various flavors and strengths.
Q: DO DELTA 8 PRODUCTS CONTAIN TERPENES?
Many delta 8 products contain terpenes which are taken from the hemp plant. Flower products contain the full spectrum of terpenes that naturally occur in the hemp plant. Other products may take the terpenes from the hemp plant and blend them with delta 8 to offer a wider variety of compound-based properties to the body.
Q: HOW MUCH DELTA 8 SHOULD I TAKE?
All delta 8 products come with clear dosing instructions. These should be followed carefully, especially if you’re a beginner to delta 8. You can increase your dose as needed after a few weeks of following these instructions.
Q: CAN I TAKE DELTA 8 WHILE AT WORK?
Delta 8 can technically be taken during work hours, but it may impair your ability to work productively. If you’re new to delta 8, you should wait to take it until you are able to relax for a few hours. Its effects on one’s work productivity will vary from person to person.
Q: WHICH DELTA 8 PRODUCT IS GOOD FOR STRESS?
All of the delta 8 THC products that we carry can be used for stress. Delta 8 THC may offer distinctive effects to the nervous system and brain that are useful for this particular matter. Of course, the results will vary from person to person.
Q: IS DELTA 8 MORE EXPENSIVE THAN CBD?
Delta 8 THC is not really more expensive than CBD, generally speaking. For the most part, the manufacturing costs are not higher. Therefore, you can maintain a routine with delta 8 while still staying within your budget.
Q: CAN DELTA 8 PRODUCTS CONTAIN CBD?
Many delta 8 THC products contain cannabidiol, which may offer a more balanced series of effects. A product’s label or description will say whether or not there is cannabidiol in the formula. CBD and delta 8 THC can be taken together, as they are both nontoxic cannabinoids derived from the same plant.
Q: WHICH DELTA 8 PRODUCT IS BEST FOR BEGINNERS?
Most of the delta 8 products we offer are equally friendly to beginners. You may find that choosing a delivery method that you are experienced with based on past CBD usage is the best way to go for the sake of familiarity. We do recommend avoiding dabs and concentrates due to their high potency levels.
Q: IS DELTA 8 THC SAFE FOR PETS?
Delta 8 should never be administered to pets. Cats and dogs cannot handle the intoxicating nature of the compound, and so giving it to them is both dangerous and unethical. Never give your pet delta 8 under any circumstances.
Q: HOW IS DELTA 8 EXTRACTED?
Delta 8 THC products contain a concentrated extract made from the isolated compound. The most common extraction method is steam distillation, which applies distilled steam to the plant material until the delta 8 compound has been purified. Steam distillation yields a stable and potent concentrate.
Q: CAN I TAKE DELTA 8 THC AT BEDTIME?
Delta 8 THC can be taken at bedtime. Many people do take it at bedtime for sleep-related purposes. Ultimately, delta 8 can be taken at any time of day.
Q: HOW DOES DELTA 8 WORK IN THE BODY?
Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid, and so it is used by the endocannabinoid system in the same manner as CBD. Delta 8 binds specifically to CB1 receptors in the brain and nervous system, and so it may promote specific effects pertaining to these systems of the body. Like CBD, it is nontoxic to humans.
Q: WHAT ARE DELTA 8 EDIBLES?
Delta 8 edibles are similar to CBD edibles, except they contain a concentrated dose of delta 8 THC extract. They come in a variety of flavors and strengths. They’re the most long-lasting option, promoting effects for up to 9 hours.
Q: CAN DELTA 8 BE TAKEN WITH CBD?
Delta 8 and CBD can be taken together, and often are. The two cannabinoids do not interact with each other negatively, as they are both derived from the same plant. Taking CBD and delta-8 together may take the “edge” off of delta8’s psychoactive effects.
Q: WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DELTA 8?
High doses of delta 8 can cause dry mouth, dry eyes, and sleepiness, primarily. This is why beginners should start with a low dose and work their way up only as needed and tolerated. The compound is not associated with any dangerous side effects.
Q: DO DELTA 8 THC PRODUCTS EXPIRE?
Delta 8 THC products can expire. Products made with a delta 8 extract are good for about 2 years, after which the compound degrades. Flower products last for about 6 months before degrading. Keep your delta 8 in an airtight container, in a dark, dry and cool place for proper storage.
Q: IS DELTA 8 LAB TESTED?
Delta 8 THC, like CBD, is lab-tested by a third party. This ensures that the delta 8 is generally safe, legitimate, and pure. Lab tests are made accessible to consumers.
Q: DOES DELTA 8 COME IN DIFFERENT STRAINS?
Delta 8 products may come in different strains depending on the product type. Flower products come in a multitude of strains, each with their own unique terpene profile. Other delta 8 products, like edibles, rarely come in a variety of strain options.
Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FEEL THE EFFECTS OF DELA 8?
When you feel the effects of delta 8 THC after taking a product depends on the dosage amount as well as the delivery method.
With inhalable products like flower, the effects can kick in within minutes.
With tinctures, it can take an hour.
With edibles, it can take 1 to 2 hours.
Q: WHAT STATES CAN YOU SHIP DELTA 8 TO?
As it stands, we cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New York, Nevada, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Michigan, and North Dakota.