Posted on September 24, 2022 by Munchies

The man, the myth, the legend: delta 8 THC products are popping up in dispensaries everywhere, to no surprise. 

This minor cannabinoid, usually extracted from hemp-derived CBD, is a chemical cousin to the common delta 9 THC. Although delta 8 is still psychoactive and can have mind-bending effects, they’re usually milder than regular THC.

One of the peoples’ favorite ways to consume delta 8 THC is vaping it, either by using cartridges or buying disposable vapes (we’ll be more focused on the latter in this article). If you’re curious about vaping delta 8 or simply just want more information, we’ve got you covered.

What is a Delta 8 Vape Pen?

The name says it all: delta 8 vape pens are usually one-time-use vapes that carry a cartridge filled with the delta 8 cannabinoid distillate. Once you’re done using it, you can get your hands on another one or try out a different product if you’re curious about changing it up.

Some products come pre-charged, while others allow you to keep charing them so that you’re getting the same quality clouds every time.

Although you can find delta 8 flower, edibles, tinctures, and so on, vapes are a really easy, portable, and discreet way to use delta 8 THC. You can carry them around with you anywhere and at any time, so the gentle yet powerful effects of the cannabinoid are just a puff away.

Does Vaping Delta 8 Get You High?

Although less aggressive than delta 9 THC, delta 8 can get you high. Think of it like smoking a CBD-dominant flower: although you’ll get a head buzz and that familiar bodily feeling that lets you know weed is in your system, you’ll feel more clear-headed and present than with traditional THC.

Here are some effects you could experience when vaping delta 8:

  • A mental buzz without sacrificing clear-headedness 
  • An increase in focus and concentration for your tasks at hand
  • Feelings of relaxation, slight euphoria, and tranquility
  • Improved appetite (a.k.a.: the munchies) 
  • A great night’s sleep

Keep in mind that you can also experience side effects that you can experience with regular THC, like dry eyes, cottonmouth, and possibly a body high. This might also have to do with dosage, so starting off light and testing your tolerance is always better.

Because delta 8 gives you the familiar feels of THC with less intensity, it’s a great option for people with low tolerance, or those prone to some of the less fun side effects of THC: anxiety and paranoia. 

Do Delta 8 Pens Have THC?

As the name suggests, delta 8 THC vape pens can contain THC. Because it’s the chemical cousin of delta 9 THC, it still contains tetrahydrocannabinol.

The only real difference between the two comes down to chemistry and molecular structure. Both contain a chain of carbon atoms, and while a double bond in delta 9 THC is found on the ninth carbon atom, delta 8 THC is found on the eighth. 

So yes, delta 8 vapes do contain THC, although it’s not to be confused with delta 9, which is highly psychoactive and can have intense effects on your endocannabinoid system.

How to Use a Delta 8 Vape Pen

Using a delta 8 vape pen is pretty straightforward, but it’s always good to know what you’re getting into. So how should you use it?

  • First, find your delta 8 vape pen of choice. Some come with a cartridge inside, while others need a pod to be put in. Whether you buy it online or at a dispensary, the fun begins once you’ve got it in your hands.
  • If the vape has a button, you’ll want to turn it on by following the instructions of that certain product. 
  • Once your vape is on, all you have to do is inhale. If it comes with a button, push the button and then puff away. If it doesn’t, you can skip pushing the button and just directly place it in your mouth and inhale.
  • We recommend starting off with 1-3 second inhales, waiting a while for the effects to get going and take it from there.
  • Now, you’re ready to go! The last step is to enjoy the experience.

How Long Does a Delta 8 Vape Pen Take to Kick In?

Although it all depends on how you consume it, the brand, and the product, delta 8 typically takes a little longer to hit than regular THC. If you would usually wait five minutes after vaping THC, maybe wait for ten when it comes to delta 8.

How Long Does a Delta 8 Vape Pen Last?

How long a delta 8 vape pen lasts depends on how often and how long you use it, and also on the product.

Most vape pens yield anywhere from 300 up to 1,000 puffs, so use them wisely. Taking hit after hit might seem fun, but it’s best to make the most out of your vape. 

By taking a few hits, waiting for the effects to set in, and not taking more hits until you feel them dissipate, your vape will last you longer (and your wallet will thank you). 

How to Charge a Delta 8 Vape Pen

Sometimes, disposable delta 8 vape pens can lose their cloud and vapor potency if the battery is low.

If your delta 8 vape pen comes with a charging port, all you need to do is plug it into a USB and charging dock and give it a while to recharge fully.

Once it’s charged up, you’ll be back to full clouds of vapor you can feel and enjoy.

Don’t lose hope if you experience issues charging or using your disposable vape at any point. It could be a faulty charger, detached connection plate, a dead battery, contaminated e-liquid, or a clog. 

The most common reason your vape might not work is a clog, but there are ways to fix that.

Is Vaping Delta 8 Safe?

Delta 8 is considered as safe as delta 9, and we all know how that story goes. Although no delta 8 products are FDA-approved, we can generally say it’s safe. While it’s impossible to overdose on either cannabinoid, there are things to look out for.

Usually, the issue of delta 8 safety doesn’t lie within the cannabinoid, but whether or not the product you’re using has any harmful additives that could be detrimental to your health.

Before buying any delta 8 vape pen, steer clear from products that contain any or some of the following ingredients:

  • Dangerous synthetic cannabinoids
  • Nicotine
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Vitamin E
  • Preservatives

When you’re looking for your next (or first) delta 8 vape, your best bet is to look for products that contain purely hemp-derived and hemp-based ingredients. The more natural, the better!

Where to Buy Delta 8 Vape Pens

At Delta Munchies, we carry one of the most complete delta 8 vape pen offerings to satisfy every type of consumer. Whether you’re just starting out in the cannabis world or are a seasoned user, we cater to all walks of life. 

What makes us different from other brands is our constant commitment to reliability, transparency, and trust. Based on science and education, we make sure each one of our products is lab-tested, safe, and a heck of a lot of fun.

Luckily for you, we carry a line of delta 8 disposable vapes that we love to love. They’re natural as all heck, containing zero traces of MCT oil, VG, PG, Vitamin E, or any other cutting agents. This makes them one of the safest on the market!

Here are our delta 8 vape pen suggestions.

Kosher Kush 2G Dart XL

The Kosher Kush 2G Dart XL is a wonder to behold. Made out of pure delta 8 distillate and natural cannabis-derived terpenes, you’ll feel relaxed after a hit of this baby.

Packed with 2 grams of delta 8, you’ll get up to 1,000 hits. That’s a whole bunch of relaxing sessions to enjoy. 

Kosher Kush is a powerful award-winning indica. With powerful relaxation properties, this one is a great option for those of you that just need a bit of a break after a long day, are having trouble falling asleep, or just want to shut that pesky brain up for a bit.

Earthy and fruity, the aroma and flavor of this strain has the best of both worlds. It’s considered one of the best-tasting strains, so don’t be surprised if you end up liking the flavor more than the effects (rest assured, they’re equally as awesome).

Grape Runtz 2G Dart XL

Here’s another one of our favorites: Grape Runtz 2G Dart XL. Although Grape Runtz is a hybrid because its dominant is indica it’s another great option for relaxing.

You might want to take a few hits before putting on your favorite series, order in your favorite food, and vape the stress away. Although you won’t be totally couch-locked, you’ll definitely feel more relaxed than energized after hitting it.

Grape Runtz is the baby of a cross of some of the world’s favorite strains: Zkittles, Gelato, Grape Ape, and OG Kush. The automatic draw makes it super easy to use for beginners and cannaseurs alike, so enjoy the wave of calmness and keep on keeping on.Candyland 2G Dart XLLast but certainly not least, Candyland 2G Dart XL is the way to go if you’re looking for a more energizing buzz.

This sativa is bred from Granddaddy Purple and Bay Platinum Cookies and is great for when you want to get social or go off on an adventure.

You’ll feel uplifted and stimulated, with a clear-headed high that’ll have you talking about the most mundane things to holding deep conversations about the universe. It’s also fantastic for your creative endeavors, so take out your easel, pull out your journal, or pick up a musical instrument for ultimate inspiration.

**(Disclaimer reminder: This article is not medical advice. It is based on anecdotal user experience alone. If you are thinking about incorporating cannabis (delta-8 THC, delta-9 THC, CBD, etc) into your medicinal routine, please consult a healthcare professional. Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without first consulting your doctor.)

Disclaimer: This article reflects the laws of the United States at the time it was written. Because cannabis laws in the United States laws are subject to change at any time, please make sure that you are always staying up to date on your federal, state, and local county’s cannabis laws. Additionally, we are NOT encouraging anyone to break the law––we are simply showing people ways to legally and discreetly bring their cannabis products along with them on their travels so that they may have access to those products when they reach their intended destination.