How Long for a Delta 8 Vape to Kick In?

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Vaping is one of the quickest and most discreet ways to enjoy delta 8 THC. Whether you want a quick toke on the go or want to try different strain-inspired terpenes, vaping can be a way to enjoy this legal, hemp-derived cannabinoid without having to worry about second looks.

Now, one of the most common questions around the community is how long will a delta 8 vape take to kick in. And while the answer is a little complicated, you might want to get ahold of how vaping works to fully get the question.

There are many variables to how long delta 8 THC can take to work in your system, from the delivery method to the different ways to vape distillate to even your metabolism and how much vapor you pull. In this article, we’ll explore these topics so we can give you a better understanding of how vaping this cannabinoid works.

Without further ado, let’s get to know delta 8 THC vaping better.

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Key Takeaways

  • Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid you can enjoy through vaping distillate with this compound.
  • There are several ways to vape delta 8 THC, including carts, pods, disposable pens, and infused buds.
  • The reported effects of delta 8 THC include euphoric feelings, relaxation, and potential pain relief due to how it interacts with our nervous system.
  • Vaping delta 8 THC usually lets effects kick between 5 and 15 minutes, while the effects can last anywhere between the 3 and 5-hour mark.


How to Vape Delta 8 THC

To start with, let’s review what delta 8 is. This cannabinoid is a compound naturally found in the hemp plant. Delta 8 THC is an isomer to regular THC, commonly referred to as delta 9 THC, this meaning it has a slightly different carbon structure.

It is important to mention that delta 8 THC is psychoactive, which can affect the proteins in the nervous system’s receptors. And in simpler words, it will get you high with a mild buzzing and euphoric feeling.

Now, to the important part. Delta 8 can be extracted into a concentrate and used in different products. The most common way of consuming this is through a distillate that heats it up through a special vape tank.

You can do this with a dedicated device or use disposable ones, like cartridges, vape pens, pods, and even vaporize the whole flower. Unless you use a vaporizer o e-rig, all of these products are not refillable, meaning you can dispose of them after you are done with them.

Let’s explore some of the ways you can vape delta 8.


Types of Delta 8 Vape

Vaping delta 8 THC might sound a little intimidating initially, but rest assured, most products don’t need maintenance or cleaning. Some of them don’t even need you to do anything but charge up the device.

Let’s check some of the most common delta-8 vaping devices available.

Delta 8 Vape Cartridges

Delta 8 THC carts are devices that use a glass chamber that contains concentrate that gets heated up. Usually, these work with an external battery that provides heat to the device. Carts are compatible with the 510 thread.

There’s a world of batteries out there, depending on what kind of experience you want. Some are simpler and only need you to pull from the carts’ mouthpiece, other can adjust the heat depending on your concentrate.

Disposable Delta 8 Vapes

Now let’s go with one of the most common vaping methods: disposable vape pens. These come in an “all-in-one” device that comes with a pre-assembled chamber and heating element in a single device.

Besides being prefilled, vape pens work pretty similarly to carts. Your device heats up the chamber and vaporizes the distillate inside. Some pens work with a button, while others only require you to pull (also called an automatic pull).

Unlike other products, you can dispose of these pens once you are done with the liquid inside. You’ll only have to worry about storing the pen correctly and charging it up when the battery is used up, which skips maintenance and cleaning.


Delta 8 Vape Pods

These small devices can be a great option but need additional investment. Think of pods like the bougie version of carts. Simply put, pods are a cart-like system that uses special chambers and devices like the PAX Era.

Like other devices from the list, they are not refillable and are ready-to-use products that you can dispose of when they run out of the extract. The device used to heat the pod are rechargeable, and most of the devices use a USB charger, which could be a reason to change to this product, even if pods are rarer than carts with dispensaries.

Delta 8 THC Flower

Lastly, you can also vaporize delta 8 THC on top of hemp flower. Now, this is a little more complicated than just smoking typical cannabis. Since delta 8 THC is not as easily found in hemp as other major cannabinoids, dispensaries cover hemp flowers with the extract.

These flowers tend to be denser, burn slower, and need a dedicated vaporizer, an e-rig, or a plain pipe. However, the smoke on this type of flower is much harsher than vaping in any of the other methods.


What Does Vaping Delta 8 THC Feel Like

Vaping delta 8 is, in general, a pretty smooth experience. While it has a lower potency than other cannabinoids like HHC or delta 9 THC, most users have been said to experience a balanced, euphoric high with fewer side effects.

Other users have reported feeling relaxed and even uplifted in their mood. Some have even described it to be similar to smoking a sativa strain, as they can get a small energy boost while mostly having euphoric effects.

Taste-wise, expect to have strong notes with each puff. A strong indicator your vape is running out is the lack of taste when taking a toke, as terpenes are added to give an experience similar to different strains. 

We’d say terpenes a natural way of re-adding flavor and aroma to extracts.


Will Delta 8 Get You High?

Yes, delta 8 THC can get you high. This cannabinoid has psychoactive properties with a milder potency when compared to delta 9 THC. That said, depending on the dose, you can still feel its effects even with just a few tokes.

Vaping is in general, a buildable experience, meaning you can choose and get to know how much your body can take whenever you have a toke. If you want a stronger experience, before moving to another cannabinoid, you can try other methods like tinctures or edibles that can have a stronger onset in general.

That said, vaping is generally better for new users so they can get to try delta 8 THC’s effects slowly. This also allows consumers to feel the onset and decide to take a few more puffs or stop. It is also quicker to hit and dissipate, which is preferred if you are new to psychoactive experiences.


How Long for Delta 8 Vape to Kick in?

Most people feel the effects anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes after the first toke. This depends on your metabolism, the kind of toke you are having, and your own body’s chemistry.

Vaping is actually one of the methods that have shown high bioavailability in your body. This means more delta 8 THC gets to your bloodstream than other methods, like having edibles or tinctures.

Most people get a functional high with 3 through 5 tokes, while heavier users might be looking for more tokes. As a quick tip, avoid taking long rips or heavy pulls one after the other, as it can clog your device.

If you’re new to vaping, just take small pulls first. A few tokes are enough to get to know your resistance and how much time it takes for the effects to kick in.


How Long Does Delta 8 THC High Last For?

The effects of delta 8 THC depend on the method used, your metabolism, and your personal resistance. Some people process cannabinoids faster than others or have a natural resistance to certain compounds from hemp.

Typically, delta 8 THC will stay in your system between 3 and up to 5 hours if vaped. Other methods, like tinctures or infused products like edibles, might take longer to hit, but the effects might last up to 8 hours.


Where to Buy Delta 8 Vape

If you’ve tried delta 8 THC vapes before, you might notice that not all of the pens are made the same. For the best experience with delta 8 THC, you’ll want to try pens with high-grade devices with medical-grade glass and stainless steel but also potent extracts to vaporize.

This ensures that each toke you pull actually hits all the right spots. A good pen should be able to give you dense clouds that hit nicely while also letting you taste the flavors and have no sticky residue.

At the Delta Munchies store, you’ll find some pens with all these components and delicious strains you’ll love.

If you don’t like having to restock frequently or want a better deal, our Dart XL line has top-of-the-line devices that provide smooth tokes with its hefty 2 grams of sweet delta-8 THC extract. These disposable pens come in many strain-inspired flavors, but our favorites are the Grape Runtz and Melonado.

The Grape Runtz Delta 8 Disposable has delicious grape notes that balance out this strain’s kushy and fruity tones. As an indica-based hybrid, we’d recommend trying this one before bed to relax and unwind after a long day.


Now, if you prefer more tropical flavors without being overly sweet, the Melonado Delta 8 Vape Pen balances out its flavors pretty well. Besides its kushy notes, this pen is perfect if you want something similar to a flower, thanks to its strong fuel-like puffs. This one is a sativa-hybrid, so better to stay productive and get a creative boost for your day.


Delta 8 THC can be a little milder than delta 9 THC. So if D9 is unavailable and you feel like you are missing out, you could also try HHC, a hemp-derived cannabinoid with about 30% more potency than delta 8 THC.

Our Maui Wowie HHC Cart is perfect for enjoying this cannabinoid. With tropical fruits mixed with tangy and sour puffs, this strain might transport you to your vaping paradise. This one is a sativa-leaning hybrid, so it is better to take a walk, hike, or just enjoy nature around you.