the Delta 8 Craze

The Delta-8 Craze

Delta-8 was first on the market in December of 2020. It continues to gain popularity and has become a top seller in our local shop. Most gravitate to gummies for discomfort or sleep issues. For those looking for more immediate effects, our Delta-8 vape cartridges or beverages are sure to satisfy.

How is Delta-8 made?

Delta-8 is found in trace amounts in cannabis and hemp plants, and as hemp is legal to grow anywhere in the US and more readily available, the cannabinoid is often sourced from that. 

Commonly, CBD is extracted from hemp and refined into an isolate, and then CBD isolate is synthesized into Delta-8. As such, Delta-8 requires more processing and is more expensive to make than CBD, but this increased production cost is balanced out by the high demand for it.

Rest assured, we only bring in quality, tested products with a QR code or batch number on the box that allows you to look up test results. Your health and safety are important so you can trust you will be purchasing a quality grade Delta-8 product.

Will Delta-8 get you high?

Delta-8 may cause a psychoactive effect, although not as much as delta-9 THC (marijuana). Since Delta-9 is illegal in Kansas, Delta-8 is a legal option to experience some THC-like effects from cannabis and offer a smoother, milder high. Some describe delta-8 THC as a lighter, more energizing high than traditional delta-9 THC. 

Delta-8 consumers report many of the same effects as THC, such as mild euphoria, happiness, uplifting feelings, and relief from some symptoms such as pain, although the compound is much less potent. Delta-8 can also help with insomnia.

Delta-8 vs. CBD

Delta-8 has more similarities to THC (delta-9) than CBD, both in its chemical structure and because it may cause a psychoactive effect. Delta-8 THC binds to the body’s endocannabinoid system more like delta-9 THC. CBD doesn’t bind as readily to the endocannabinoid system, making it non-intoxicating, although CBD can offer medicinal benefits. 

If you are looking for effects similar to THC but with reduced potency, Delta-8 may be for you. If you seek relief from certain symptoms and don’t want to get intoxicated, you may want to try a CBD product.

Side effects of using Delta-8 may be similar to those of delta-9 THC, including dry mouth, red eyes, getting the munchies, short-term memory, paranoia, or anxiety. It’s important to note that delta-8 hasn’t been studied extensively and more research is needed on the effects it has on the mind and body.

How to dose Delta-8

For most people, especially moderate or experienced consumers, Delta-8 will feel much weaker than regular THC. If you are new to cannabis, Delta-8 could affect you strongly—it depends on your body chemistry. Using 1/3 serving of a gummie is a suggested entry point. Wait at least 90 minutes to 2 hours to feel the effects of Delta-8 before taking more.

To give a sense of Delta-8’s potency relative to THC, Delta-8 edible producers commonly measure and dose their gummies at more than twice the strength of THC gummies. Delta-8 gummies often come in 25mg gummies—so half of one would be 12.5mg. 

As with any cannabis product the amount you take all affect how you will feel. It’s always recommended to take a little bit at first and then wait for the onset of effects before taking more. The consumption method will affect how quickly you feel those effects. If you’re vaping Delta-8, you should feel the effects within ten minutes or less; if taking edibles, wait at least an hour or two before taking more.

If you’re someone looking for a federally legal hemp cannabinoid that offers excellent therapeutic benefits, and a euphoric high, without mental paranoia, Delta-8 may be for you!

Here are just a few benefits customers have experienced:

  • SLEEP AID – Users have described Delta 8 as a soothing effect which may promote a restful nights sleep
  • PAIN – Similar to CBD, Delta 8 is anti-inflammatory and can help with pain relief.
  • RELAXATION – Enjoy a mild sensation that I can aid in a state of calmness
  • EUPHORIC – The benefits of CBD with a dose of euphoria, substantial than Delta 9 (Marijuana THC)
  • HANGOVER AID – Studies have reported Delta 8’s antimetric properties alleviating nausea
  • NO PARANOIA – Users say that Delta 8 soothes the mind and body, without the mental paranoia and anxiety often caused by Delta 9 THC (marjiuana)

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