What is Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 THC is one of the many cannabinoids secreted by cannabis plants. Think of it as the cousin of delta 9 THC, the major intoxicating component in cannabis, but without the overwhelming effects. Delta 8 THC can make you feel relaxed and clear-headed — while still offering all the benefits of the THC experience.
Delta 8 THC occurs in very low concentrations in CBD hemp flower (less than 1%).
However, modern extraction methods have discovered methods of isolating this cannabinoid from federally legal hemp.
Delta 8 THC products are made similarly to other hemp products. The isolated extract can be infused into a carrier oil to make tinctures or capsules, or mixed into an edible base to create gummies.
You can also find products like delta 8 vape cartridges, disposable vape pens, and more.
Users describe the effects of delta 8 as being similar to those provided by delta 9 THC, but without the overwhelming buzz it can trigger in high doses. Most users report a sensation of feeling clear-headed and focused.
The most common uses for Delta 8 THC products include:
- Sublingual use.
- Mixing with flower.
Since Delta 8 THC is psychoactive, it's possible that you will experience adverse effects if you take too much. In order to avoid this, be sure to only take the recommended dosage. Some of these potential effects include headaches, dizziness, an increased heart rate, anxiety, nausea, dry mouth, and mild hallucinations.