How Does Smoking Delta-8 THC Make You Feel?
There is a current trend toward the legalization of marijuana that parallels an increased demand for CBD products. And as these products increase in popularity, people have questions about the multiple cannabinoids derived from both marijuana and hemp plants. Of course, information about cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been around for quite some time. If you search for information on these substances, you will find plenty available online. But what about the lesser-known cannabinoids like D-8 THC? More specifically, how does smoking D-8 THC make you feel?
What Is Delta-8 THC?
D-8 THC is a cannabinoid that is derived from marijuana and hemp plants. It is only slightly molecularly different from its sister cannabinoid, Delta-9 THC. However, it is not found in nearly the abundance as you find Delta-9 THC, especially in the marijuana strain of the cannabis plant. It may only occupy about 1% of the plant's yield.
Now, Delta-9 THC is commonly referred to when THC is mentioned in most conversations; this is the cannabinoid found in great quantities in marijuana and is responsible for the intoxicating feeling of being "high." There are several specific benefits obtained from Delta-9 THC for those who use marijuana, and Delta-8 shares most of those benefits. However, anecdotal evidence indicates that Delta-8 does not induce some of the negative side effects of Delta-9 THC – like anxiety, paranoia, and impaired memory.
How Does Smoking Delta-8 THC Make You Feel?
There are many different ways to ingest Delta-8 THC. Among these are tinctures, capsules, edibles, and vape pens. Each may give you a slightly different reaction, but all provide many wellness benefits. So you may be asking, along with the benefits, But regardless of these benefits, many people are curious about how consuming Delta-8 THC in one form or another makes you feel. Here are a few reactions that have been reported.
Delta-8 does have a psychoactive component that tends to cause the user to feel "high." However, anecdotal evidence suggests that this intoxicating effect is not as strong as the high felt when using Delta-9 THC. Users claim that it is less of a "head high" than Delta-9 and more of an overall good relaxation feeling throughout the body. Also, users of Delta-8 report feeling much more clear-headed and able to mentally function on higher levels than they are with Delta-9 THC.
Although its effects are more subtle than the use of Delta-9 THC or alcohol, ingesting Delta-8 THC will help you to relax at the end of a hard day. Users have indicated that it puts them in a better mood and relieves stress, which is a health benefit.
Delta-8 THC seems to have a great antiemetic effect on its users. According to one study from 1995, the use of Delta-8 THC in the test subjects eliminated vomiting; this has been a known benefit from Delta-9 THC for years. However, the side effects of using Delta-8 THC were negligible compared to using Delta-9 THC.
Everyone has heard that the THC in marijuana results in users experiencing what is known as "the munchies." Anecdotal evidence and some studies, have shown that Delta 8 THC also may increase one's appetite. However, users report that the urge to splurge is not as strong and is much more controllable than what is experienced with Delta-9 THC.
Legal Status of Delta-8 THC
Now that you know some of the benefits of Delta 8 THC and how using the compound may make you feel; you might be wondering if it is legal to use. Please keep in mind that the landscape of marijuana and CBD legalization is constantly changing in this country. So the following is what is known as the writing of this blog.
The federal government passed legislation that is commonly known as The Farm Bill of 2018. This legislation federally decriminalized the growth, production, and sale of hemp and hemp products. However, these products are required to consist of no more than .3% THC by weight. But in its language, this bill specifically addresses Delta-9 THC. It does not address Delta 8 THC in any way. Therefore, the slight difference in molecular structure between these THC sisters puts D8 THC in the same category as CBD, making it federally legal throughout the United States. Products that contain higher amounts of Delta-9 THC remain illegal on a federal level, although these products may be legal on a state level.
Employer Required Drug Tests
There is one important item to note about D8 THC. Even though this cannabinoid is federally legal throughout the United States, it is molecularly similar to Delta-9 THC. Therefore, if your employer requires you to take a drug test, be aware that these tests look for the presence of any form of THC. Drug tests do not distinguish between one form of THC or another, so a standard employer drug test will indicate a positive result for THC.
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