Does Delta-8 THC Get You High? Hyhr Staff November 23, 2022

Does Delta-8 THC Get You High?

Delta-8 THC products are popular these days. There’s confusion about whether Delta-8 THC can get users high or muted. You’ll often get conflicting answers from different users. You will get high if you take Delta-8 THC at a high dose. Many ask, are Delta-8 THC products considered a legal alternative to marijuana? This article will explore whether or not Delta-8 THC can lead to intoxication. 

Do You Get High After Consuming Delta-8 THC?

Many naturally occurring chemical compounds in cannabis plants effectively provide a psychoactive effect (the most famous of which is delta-9 THC). But delta-8 THC being structurally related to delta-9 THC has begged the question: does delta-8 THC also get you high? Delta-8 THC is appealing because of its chemical structure similarities with Delta-9 THC. But to understand Delta-8, you first have to understand what cannabinoids are. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds contained within cannabis plants. When you consume cannabis, those cannabinoids interact with the cannabinoid receptors found all through your central nervous system.

Delta-8 THC binds more to the CB1 receptors within the endocannabinoid system, but it’s unknown if it bonds more with CB2 receptors. The bond with the CB1 receptors is similar to Delta-9 THC but because of its different chemical structure, it interacts differently. This CB1 receptor located in the endocannabinoid system is mainly liable for lessening the psychoactive effects of THC, so this could be the source of the difference between delta 8 and Delta 9 THC. The delta-8 THC is the middle cannabinoid between the regular THC and CBD because of its reduced psychoactive effects.

But most people tend to compare the effect experienced when consuming the regularly smoked cannabis and the impact of Delta-8 THC because of its reduced “high” effect. But both produce different results depending on the users’ tolerance. Delta-8 THC provides a much smooth and lesser “high” compared to delta-9 and other forms of THC. It is more satisfying to both experienced users and beginners. It makes a beginner experience a bit of what it feels like to smoke cannabis or eat edibles. But if you frequently use other cannabis products, either eating edibles, taking dabs, or smoking them, you may not experience as much as you expected.

Delta-8’s impact on you is dependent on your tolerance to THC, how often you use it, and in what quantity you consume it. This is why you must be cautious when using all Delta-8 THC products. 

How Long Does It Take For Delta-8 THC To Produce Effects?

The duration for delta-8 THC to produce effect depends on factors such as body composition, body weight, consumption method (inhaled or smoked), health conditions, level of tolerance to THC, and the quality and quantity of delta-8 THC consumed. According to researchers, it takes an average of 3-4 hours after intake for the effects to manifest. At the same time, some users claim to experience the effects after 1 to 2 hours from intake. Each person has a unique body, so the effects are different for everyone. So, each person must take precautions when trying Delta-8 products for the first time. The best pro-tip is to take it slow and start with a low dosage to be safe.

Does Delta-8 THC Have Positive Effects?

Delta-8 THC products have positive effects. This has been anecdotally reported by consumers who are regular users. While the delta-8 product might vary in form and usage, it offers users a similar positive experience. The benefits of delta-8 THC include:

●     Cerebral stimulation

●     It offers you a euphoria feeling

●     It relieves pains and its symptoms

●     It has the properties of a cancer cure

●     It boosts your mood

●     It also increases your appetite

●     Helps you sleep well when consumed moderately

●     It reduces nausea

●     For a regular cannabis user, the delta-8 effect can be moderate

●     As a beginner, you can experience that psychoactive effect you desire at a controlled level.

Therefore, delta-8 THC is beneficial when used moderately. Be cautious not to exceed what your body composition can consume to avoid unpleasant adverse side effects.

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