Delta 8 gummies
Does delta-8 THC get you high?
According to some users, delta 8 gummies can get you stoned. Other users report feeling little to nothing in terms of intoxication. Delta 8 is psychoactive, but its intoxicating qualities are not a given like with delta 9 THC.
Similar to CBD, delta 8 gummies also binds to the CB-1 cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system, but delta-8 gummies THC tends to react differently due to its slightly altered molecular structure. Users have reported clear-headed, anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), and non-sedative effects. In many ways, the effects of delta 8 gummies are like the opposite of delta-9 THC. But everyone is different, and products and strengths vary, so always err on the side of caution.Delta 8 gummies
How do you use delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is generally produced into a distillate form. That’s because it occurs in such low amounts in cannabis plants. Delta-8 can be distilled into a thick translucent liquid that looks like any CBD distillate. This requires a multi-step process, in which the plant goes through levels of refinement including extraction, winterization and then decarboxylization.
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Delta 8 carts and syringes containing delta 8 extracts can be vaporized using a standard weed pen or dab rig. It can also be mixed with flower to kick up the Δ8THC potency level. Since distillate is technically edible, it can be consumed orally, but there has not been much research conducted on the effects of delta-8 when metabolized in the body. There are now delta 8 tinctures (for sublingual use) and delta 8 gummies available as well.
These are the most common uses for delta-8 THC concentrates:
- Vaping: One of the easiest and most effective ways of consuming D8 THC is through vaping. You can choose to use delta 8 THC carts with a 510-threaded battery and have delta 8 on demand. Also, there is CBD flower available with added D8 that you can vape or smoke.
- Smoking: As mentioned, you can smoke delta 8 like a regular joint with CBD flower that has been enhanced with delta 8 concentrate. Some delta 8 hemp flower is available in pre-rolled joints ready to be enjoyed.
- Dabbing: Technically, dabbing could fall under vaping or smoking, but the major point is that if you own a dab rig, D8 concentrates can be dabbed in the same way as delta-9.
- Edibles: By far, the most popular edible for delta 8 is D8 gummies. The pros of edibles are also part of their cons. It’s easy to regulate what you consume and microdose with edibles, but it’s also easy to take too much if you get ahead of yourself. With all these methods, but particularly with edibles, start out low and assess your tolerance from there.
- Sublingual use: Another discreet way to take delta 8 is by dropping it under the tongue. Sublingual delivery bypasses the digestive tract and delivers D8 directly through the blood vessels located in the mouth. Delta 8 THC tinctures offer an easy and effective alternative way to use D8.
What are the benefits of delta-8 THC?
The limited research conducted on delta-8 THC appears to be promising. There are currently multiple patents for methods of producing Δ8THC concentrates. This could be an indication that we might be hearing more about this not-so-well understood cannabinoid in the near future. Here are some of the potential benefits based on the research we currently have:
According to a study conducted in 2013 cited by the National Cancer Institute, delta-8 THC is considered to be one of the cannabinoids that has been shown to inhibit tumor growth, “…Delta-9-THC, delta-8-THC, and cannabinol (CBN) were found to inhibit the growth of Lewis lung adenocarcinoma cells in vitro and in vivo. In addition, other tumors have been shown to be sensitive to cannabinoid-induced growth inhibition.”
A study from 1995 published in Life Sciences indicates delta-8 THC’s ability to reduce symptoms of nausea with minimal side effects in children, “Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol…was administered (18 mg/m2 in edible oil, p.o.) to eight children, aged 3-13 years with various hematologic cancers, treated with different antineoplastic drugs for up to 8 months…Vomiting was completely prevented. The side effects observed were negligible.”
A 2004 study published in Pharmacol Biochem showed that delta-8 THC, even in extremely low doses, increased appetite and cognitive function in mice. “Delta(8)-THC (0.001 mg/kg) caused increased food consumption and tendency to improve cognitive function, without cannabimimetic side effects. Hence, a low dose of THC might be a potential therapeutic agent in the treatment of weight disorders with minimal side effects associated with cannabis use.”