If you haven’t been living under a rock the last couple of years, you have more than likely heard of Delta 8 THC. It’s become very popular because it is very accessible in some states where recreational cannabis is not authorized. It is not the same as cannabis, but users can oftentimes feel effects similar to Delta 9 THC (your typical weed). Delta 8 products like Delta-8 and Delta-9 Caramels have been extremely hot during the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are no signs of this slowing down anytime in the near future.
Edible products (also called ingestibles) are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Delta 8 edibles allow the user to have a lot of fun and experience many of the positives of edibles without some of the negatives of standard weed. It is also called “weed-lite” in some circles due to its similar effects as Delta-9, but not giving you the intense high, which can also have negative effects. Some of those adverse effects are anxiety and paranoia.
In this blog post, we will be looking into the positives of this trendy alternative to standard cannabis (Delta 9).
It can be legal in many states where recreational weed is not
This can arguably be the best point to discuss. For example, in the state of Florida, medical cannabis is legal, but recreational is not. Those who don’t qualify for a medical cannabis card in Florida do not have a legal way to obtain it. This is where Delta 8 shines since it is not derived from the same plants as Delta 9 THC. It is typically derived from hemp plants, and, by law, these hemp plants must contain less than 0.03% THC.
Typically does not give you an intense high as Delta 9
Many users experience a “bad high” and are too afraid to go there again with regular THC (Delta 9). Delta 8 edibles can be a great way to introduce similar feelings of happiness into your life but on a lighter and more manageable scale, especially through edibles.
Easy to get from retailers in your city
Much like how CBD is ubiquitous these days, Delta 8 is popping up all over the place! It can easily be found in boutique retail shops that sell CBD and tobacco products and can also be found at your local headshop.
Delta 8 is known for not promoting anxiety and paranoia
One of the most frequently reported adverse effects from the users of Delta 9 cannabis is that it gives them anxiety and makes them paranoid. Since the cannabinoids are different in Delta 8, the feeling of anxiety and paranoia are typically much less than in Delta 9.
Pass a drug test since the levels of THC are so low
Most states enforce a < 0.03% THC level to be sold legally by law. This means that the levels of THC in the edibles must contain merely trace amounts of THC. If you are in a profession where drug tests are administered, this might be a solid option for you to consider. With that said, there are claims of people failing drug tests with Delta 8 usage, but those reports are few and far between, and the data around that aspect may not be 100% accurate.
Super easy to consume
Another significant aspect of Delta 8 edibles is that they are super discreet and easy to take. Just dose what you need, and the rest is taken care of.
Delta 8 THC edibles are incredible, especially if you are looking for an alternative to smoking, vaping, and dabbing. These edibles can be taken without the need for combustion, making them an excellent choice for those who do not want to inhale smoke into their lungs. Delta 8 THC edibles also have several other benefits and are very easy to get.
Have you tried Delta 8 before? What was your experience like? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below!