A question that gets brought up a lot; does Delta 8 THC get you high? There seems to be a lot of confusion about what Delta 8 THC is. However, we want to clear up some facts about this cannabinoid, what it is, and does it get you high.
The Middle Ground Between CBD and THC
We often refer to Delta 8 THC as the middle ground between CBD and THC; although, it is technically THC. The reason why is because it’s Hemp derived - comes from the Hemp plant. Most THC that is sold for the sole purpose to get you high comes from the Marijuana plant. However, THC that comes from the marijuana plant has what’s called Delta 9 THC. In order for CBD or Delta 8 THC to be sold legally it must have 0.03% Delta 9 THC or below.
What CBD and Delta 8 THC have in common is that they are both Hemp derived and have less than 0.03% Delta 9 THC. However, the big difference is that Delta 8 is psychoactive and CBD is non-psychoactive. This means Delta 8 can give you a head change while CBD does not. Also, depending on the type of CBD product that you use; you’re getting different Hemp properties from each product. This is important especially if you’re using both products for specific purposes. Another important thing to note is that it also comes in different strains.
Delta 8 THC Strains
If you still don’t know if Delta 8 THC can get you high or not, the short answer is yes. But, it’s a different type of high that is different from traditional Marijuana. The strains have a lot to do with the type of high it produces.
Products like our Razzberry Kush or Chill Tinctures come in Indica strains. When you think of Indica think of In-the-couch. This type of strains promotes relaxation and chill vibes. Also, to enhance the strain we add terpenes that compliment the type high it produces. This is what gives it its flavor and mellow vibes.
The Sativa strain promotes a more active high which you will find in our Focus Tincture and our Strawberry Cough. This is the ideal strain to get your day started with because it’s not meant to get you feeling sluggish. Also, just like our Indica strains, we add a Terpene profile that compliments it and produces a rich flavor.
Lastly, our Hybrid strain combines the best of Indica and Sativa strains and is included in products like Banana Candy Kush and Balance Tincture. This strain is best to take when the clock strikes 4:20 because it’s not meant to get you sluggish or energetic. The Terpene profile used also enhances the users experience.
Getting The Best High
When you’re trying to decide which strain will produce the best high it’s also important to pick the right product. For example, our edibles are great but if you take too much at one time you might not feel that great. Therefore, knowing your dosages and your tolerance is very important. The last thing you want to do is get too high where it makes you feel uncomfortable.
If you decide to try our Rainbow Pack Gummies you will want to stick to half the gummy on your first try. The reason is because it’s very concentrated so you want to see how you react with half a gummy first. Also, you’ll want to let an hour or 2 pass before you decide to take some more. It can sneak up on you taking a little at a time and waiting is the best strategy to follow.
Another product that is highly concentrated is our Delta 8 THC Tinctures. If you don’t have experience with any time of THC we recommend taking a quarter dropper your first time. Each bottle comes with a built in drop cap and measurements to see how many milliliters you're receiving. For your first time we recommend 25 ml if you’ve never used THC and 50 ml if you do have experience using THC. You will want to wait about an hour or 2 before you decide to take more.
With these products it’s a little easier to determine how high you’re getting. You’re able to take a couple of hits of vape and wait a few minutes before determining that you need more. This is the reason why people prefer to vape their Delta 8 THC over ingest. You feel the high a lot faster when you vape or smoke anything. However, a lot of people are still not comfortable vaping anything so they use edibles or tinctures instead.
Getting High Off of Delta 8 THC
Although you are able to feel a high from Delta 8 THC it is different from traditional Marijuana. This has a lot to do with the Chemistry composition between the 2 products. On a molecular level Delta 9 THC (Marijuana) has a double bond on the 9th carbon chain whereas Delta 8 THC (Hemp derived) has a double bond on the 8th carbon chain. Also, the type of high depends on the strain you take and the dosage of the product. To sum it all up, yes! Delta 8 THC does get you high but it’s a different high because of its Chemistry.