Delta 8- What’s All The Hype About?

by | Jun 2, 2021 | CBD 101 | 0 comments

Wondering what all the hype is with Delta 8?

If you follow the cannabis industry, you know about delta 8. Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid making headlines these days. Derived from hemp plants, delta-8 has the potential to deliver great benefits to users. Read on for more details. 

Delta-8 is one of many chemical compounds produced by hemp. Much like delta-9 THC, delta-8 shares many of the same qualities as delta-9. However, unlike delta-9-thc, delta-8 is a byproduct of hemp plants legalized under the sweeping 2018 farm bill that requires plants to contain less than 0.3% delta-9 THC. The results? A beneficial hemp product that may bring excellent pain relieving and mild psychoactive properties.

Does Delta-8 Make You Feel High?

Compared with cannabidiol, delta-8 is a psychoactive cannabinoid much like delta-9 THC. However, many users report the effects are far less intense than products with delta-9 THC, and they don’t experience paranoia or confusion.  

What are the potential benefits of Delta 8?

Delta-8 promises many of the same benefits of CBD but with slightly psychoactive effects and less of the paranoia and anxiety typically associated with delta-9 THC. Potential benefits include serving as an appetite stimulant and having anti-nausea, anti-anxiety, and anti-inflammatory properties.

How does delta-8 compare to traditional CBD products?

Delta-8 is only naturally occurring in very small amounts in hemp plants. Therefore, delta-8 is extracted as a derivative of hemp through a safe process, unlike CBD which is found in high percentages in certain hemp strains. It’s most commonly sold as an edible gummy product or vape cartridge or pen. 

> You may have a very different experience using delta-8 compared to CBD, as it does have a psychoactive effect, estimated to have about two-thirds the psychoactivity of delta-9 THC.

> Just like using any hemp product for the first time, start with a low dose and go slowly. Notice what effects you feel, the onset time, and when the effects begin to fade.

> Gummies, which are ingested, will have a slower onset than any inhaled products, including vape cartridges.


Each method has benefits- inhalation is the quickest onset for pain relief, while capsules and tinctures may have longer lasting effects. Skin absorption may provide the most direct pain relief to a particular area of the body. 

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