#1: What is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC is a minor cannabinoid that makes up about 0.1% of the hemp plant. It’s the result of delta 9 THC that has degraded over time. It’s also referred to as D8 or its true name, delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol.
#2: Is Delta 8 THC Legal?
Delta 8 THC is federally legal as it complies with the 2018 Farm Bill, being derived from hemp and having no more than 0.3% delta 9 THC. However, 11 states have outlawed it. Those states are Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, and Utah.
#3: Is Delta 8 Psychoactive?
Delta 8 is psychoactive, but only about 70% as intoxicating as delta 9 THC. Still, it will get you high. People say that its high is more calming and uplifting rather than consciousness-altering.
#4: Can Delta 8 Result in a Failed Drug Test?
Delta 8 may cause you to fail a drug test. Both delta 8 and delta 9 are processed by THC-COOH, the metabolite that is tested for in standard urine tests given by employers. Therefore, you may want to avoid delta 8 if you are going to be tested soon.
#5: Can I Give My Pet Delta 8 Like I Do CBD?
You should never give your pet delta 8 THC. Unlike CBD, delta 8 is psychoactive, and our pets’ nervous systems cannot handle these intoxicating effects.
#6: What Forms Does Delta 8 Come in?
Delta 8 comes in the same delivery methods as CBD. You can find delta 8 tinctures, capsules, edibles, vape oils, vape carts and even flower and concentrates. They absorb in the same manner as the delivery methods associated with CBD.
#7: What Does the Milligram Strength Mean?
Delta 8 products come in a variety of milligram strengths. This determines the potency of the delta 8, as it tells you how many milligrams of pure delta 8 THC extract are in the formula. Higher milligram strengths are therefore more potent.
#8: What is the Fastest-Acting Form of Delta 8?
If you want to feel the effects of delta 8 within minutes, try inhaling it with a vape or flower product. This is the fastest-acting delivery method, as well as the most potent.
#9: What is the Longest-Lasting Form of Delta 8?
If you want to feel the effects of delta 8 for as long as possible, opt for an edible. Edibles can remain effective for up to 10 hours. The duration of effects depends on how large of a dose you have taken.
#10: Can I Take Delta 8 with CBD?
You can certainly take delta 8 with CBD. In fact, there are many delta-8 products that contain cannabidiol. These two compounds work in a complementary way, and CBD may make delta 8 more calming.
#11: How Much Delta 8 Should a Beginner Take?
If you’re new to delta 8, you may want to start with half of the recommended dose on the packaging. From there, you can slowly increase your dosage as you learn how your body tolerates the unique effects of delta 8 THC. Starting with too high of a dose can be uncomfortable if you have never taken THC before.
#12: What is the Difference Between Delta 8 and Delta 9?
As we said, delta 8 is degraded delta 9, which is the dominant compound in the marijuana plant. It is 30% less psychoactive than delta 8. Further, delta8’s high is more manageable according to many users.
#13: What is a Delta 8 Concentrate?
Delta 8 concentrates are for dabbing, and they are highly concentrated forms of the compound. They have very high potency levels, and therefore are better for experienced users. They are inhaled using a dabbing device.
#14: Can I Take More Than One Type of Delta 8 Product?
You can take more than one type of delta 8 product in your routine if you wish. We do recommend starting with just one for a few weeks. Then, you can add another product if you wish.
#15: Can I Take Delta 8 Every Day?
You can take delta 8 every day. Delta-8 is nontoxic to the body and is utilized by the endocannabinoid system to regulate specific bodily processes. There are no unwanted consequences associated with taking delta 8 daily.
#16: Are There Studies on the Effects of Delta 8?
Delta 8 is still a “new” compound in terms of being isolated and concentrated, so studies are limited. Some clinical studies have been done to suggest its effects. These are available online.
#17: Can I Mix Delta 8 with Terpenes?
Delta 8 can work with terpenes in a complementary manner. In fact, we offer delta-8 products that contain terpene profiles of specific popular strains. The terpenes add to the effects that the product can provide.
#18: Can I Use Delta 8 for Sleep?
Many people take delta 8 at bedtime in an effort to feel more euphoric. Delta 8 can be used at bedtime and will likely wear off by the time you wake up.
#19: Can I Drive After Taking Delta 8?
You should not drive after taking delta 8. Although it is legal, it is an intoxicating substance. Therefore, it can impair your driving.
#20: Can I Take Delta 8 with a Medication?
If you take a medication, talk to your doctor before taking delta 8. While studies are not conclusive, there are some suggestions that delta-8 can interfere with the metabolization of certain medications.