*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, or CBD) into your medicinal routine, please consult a healthcare professional. Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without first consulting your doctor.*
As cannabis has made many leaps of progression through the legal system over the past few years, more people are finding out what the plant really has to offer. You may be familiar with the more common compounds of the plant, such as CBD, Hemp, and Delta 9 THC, but what about the new Delta 8 THC? Well, here’s the thing, being the fourth most studied cannabinoid on the planet, Delta 8 THC isn’t new to the cannabis game at all. What is new is the attention Delta 8 THC has been receiving over the past couple years and that’s thanks to all the amazing benefits it has to offer, not to mention it’s federally legal.
Like myself, you might be thinking that the biggest benefit of Delta 8 THC could be the fact that
there’s a form of THC I can buy that won’t get me in trouble with the law. As great as that is and as great is any step towards the global legalization of marijuana is; the real benefits will always be in the potential effects of Delta 8 THC itself.
How Does it Make People Feel?
Now the biggest questions: What the heck is Delta 8 THC supposed to feel like?
Before digging in deep, it’s important to understand that everyone’s body and tolerance is different. The experience that a recreational user has had with Delta 8 THC may be different than that of a first time user. With that being said, always enjoy with caution.
The most common description of the effects of Delta 8 THC, in comparison to its more popular counterpart Delta 9 THC, is that the high is more physical forward than it is mental. You may get the engulfing calm of a body high without the grogginess of a mental high. Delta 8 THC users have reported the feelings intense relaxation and euphoria, putting them in a calm state while still having a “clear-head”.
The effects above could be described by someone using Delta 8 THC recreationally, but what about therapeutically? Individual studies have shown that a lot of the recreational benefits and therapeut benefits of Delta 8 THC may go hand in hand. Some potential benefits of Delta 8 THC may include:
- Fighting Nausea
- Raising appetite (AKA Munchies) to help stimulate diet and nutrition
- Engaging energy levels to help focus
- Stimulating intense relaxation while still keeping a clearhead
- Helping with pain relief and inflammation
- Increasing mood or happiness
- Can help sleep cycle and fighting insomnia
- Isn’t addicting
- And increased sex drive
The effects of Delta 8 THC vary from person to person and the common experience can be described as combining the best parts of CBD and Delta 9 THC.
Will Delta 8 THC make me high?
The answer is yes! The high of Delta 9 THC can sometimes be intense and come with symptoms of anxiety and paranoia; With Delta 8 THC the high is still there but the negative symptoms aren’t. This allows Delta 8 THC to deliver a cleaner and more functional high. The biggest difference that we always come across is that Delta 9 THC can at times make users feel out of control or overly intoxicated, while Delta 8 THC helps them feel like they’re still in control. No matter the intensity or dosage of Delta 8 THC you’ll always feel more in control than with Delta 9 THC.