What It’s Like To Get High On Delta-8 THC Compared To Regular Delta 9 THC
If you don’t live in a medical marijuana or recreational state or prefer not to have such an intense euphoria while getting high, then delta-8 is a great fit for you.
Everyone is aware of delta 8 thc and the huge economic opportunity it has provided small entrepreneurs who capitalize on its legal gray area to have it shipped and sold across state lines. A few frequently asked questions are what is delta-8 THC? does it get you high like regular weed? how is it legal? and why are so many states now banning it or making it illegal? So here is what the fuss is all about after using delta-8 THC for a week and see how it compares to smoking real weed and eating the “real deal” marijuana products with regular old THC in them. So, what happened and what was it like to do hemp-based delta-8 THC for a week and why would someone switch to from regular THC to delta-8?
I think the best way to set this up is in a short FAQ type article, so we can hit the big 5 questions around delta-8 THC and get right to the review. Without further ado…
What is delta-8 THC and why are people going bananas over it?
Isn’t it all THC? Who cares?
So this is where the complexity begins, We know Delta-8 gets you high, in a similar way to regular THC it is just a milder high, but THC is listed as a schedule 1 drug on the CSA, or Controlled Substance Act, and it is considered a very dangerous drug by the US Federal government and has extremely strict distribution and sales protocols. Delta-8 THC is technically not the THC compound since it is from CBD which is legal under the 2018 farm bill the CBD is then converted into delta 8 because hemp plants don't naturally produce high amounts of delta 8 and that is whew this loophole comes from.
Delta-9 THC is on n the CSA, however Delta 8 isn't in fact its even not regulated by the US Federal government most of the regulations come from individual states rushing to close the loophole, for instance the state of Texas recently tried to ban delta 8 but the bill failed keeping legality in place for now. The loophole gets even bigger when you find out you can extract delta-8 from hemp and create products that get you high but that are legal under the 2018 Farm Act, which legalized hemp in all 50 states in America. So, we have an extra bonded 8 carbon atom that keeps it off the Controlled Substance Act, and since you can make it in a lab from hemp to make a long story short, it is legal under the Farm Act Right? Check out our youtube video of our ceo Alex Johnson Showcasing Delta 8 Drink Mixes, Hell Yea! Drink Mix, D8 Seltzer
Short answer yes, but the loop hole is closing rapidly. State governments are banning delta-8 THC at a rapid clip as over 14 states have now made selling and distributing delta-8 off limits and illegal. The Federal government probably won’t take an official stance and change the CSA at this point for delta-8 as they are trying to legalize regular old THC and getting ready to collect taxes on its sales.
Well, do you get high or what is delta-8 like?
I tried delta-8 THC for one week straight and put the “real weed” on the shelf for 7 days. I tried a variety of THC edibles from Lucky Seven CBD catalog.
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I started out slow as I had no idea what to expect or the experience I would have. We talking getting body high like CBG? We going tripping balls like LSD or shrooms? We talking “weed lite”?
Delta-8 THC review
Did I you get very off it? Yes, while it seemed I needed more quantity for the effect, ie, bang for the buck, you do get “high high”. For example, a 10mg THC edible would be a solid high AF for 3 or 4 hours for me, where to get that same entrenched feeling, it required 30mg of Delta-8. While I may have a higher tolerance than “normal folk”, I assume if 20mg is what you need to get a good hit of THC through a few hours, you will need to use a multiple of 1.5x or 2x to “get there”. Okay, so how much do you need and quantity is covered, moving on.
Do you get high like you do on regular THC?
I wish this was an easy answer to tell you, like either “yes, it is exactly the same,” or “no, it doesn’t really get you high”. It does get you high, but with a delta-8 carbon bond difference, you do have a different feeling getting “high” on delta-8 THC compared to regular THC. Is it better or worse? The high was more CBG or CBD high, lots of body relaxation and body buzz, but as our previous articles on delta-8 THC have talked about, it has less psychoactive effect than regular THC.
What’s it like getting lubed up on delta-8 THC edibles?
While you won’t get crazy head high or stoned like regular THC, if you had no access to “real deal THC”, it is a no-brainer home run, beggars can’t be choosers, right? The best way to describe it would be like coffee, Red Bull, Monster Energy, and 5-Hour Energy. Coffee high and addiction has been around for 2,000 years like weed, you know how much caffeine is in one cup and you know what 1, 2, and 3 cups of coffee will do to you in a morning.
If you are used to regular THC, you will not be as impressed with delta-8 as it has less psychoactive effects than THC. If you have no access to regular THC, then Delta-8 will blow you away and you will love it. Weed Lite may be an apropos name, yes it works, and if you don’t know any better or can’t get THC in your area, then it is a fine product. The body high is right up there with CBD or CBG, a strong body warm and buzz is guaranteed included with Delta-8 highs, so that is great for body aches and pains and a good night sleep.
Will you drop your weed and run to hemp-based delta-8 THC once you try it? No. If you have no access to THC or prefer to not have such a “head trip” while getting high and want more of a complete body high and relaxation, then delta-8 is a great solution for you. If you fall under the “I love getting high on weed but I don’t like the crazy psychoactive effects sometimes in my mind and head”, then delta-8 THC made from hemp is a great, repeat, great, product for you. It is also cheaper and easier to get than THC if you are in a non-legal or highly regulated market.
Think of delta-8 THC as “weed lite” or “body high weed.” The marijuana industry now has a Red Bull or Monster Energy type variant from THC. Will one replace the other? No. Are states banning delta-8 THC by the month? Yes.
Enjoy it while you can, experience it, and put it on the shelf for the “I really want to sleep well or get my achy body to relax, but I don’t want to go on a THC roller coaster high in my head.”