If you’ve ever experimented with weed products, you’ve probably experienced (and hated) the anxiety and paranoia that frequently presents in first-time users. Some users suggest you need different strains (sativa or indica) or that took too much your first time, and you need to try it again.
But there’s a better, safer, and legal way to enjoy that coveted high from traditional marijuana. It’s called Delta-8 THC, not to be confused with marijuana (Delta-9 THC).
What is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC comes from the cannabis plant, just like Delta-9 THC (weed) and CBD (broad spectrum and full spectrum). Think of Delta-8 as the happy medium of the two, allowing users to experience a “high” while only partaking less than 0.3% THC. Delta-8 THC is extracted via a time-consuming and extensive process that allows it to be used in a variety of products. Delta-8 THC is available in tinctures, edibles, dabs, and e-liquid. Most weed pens and dab rigs already utilize waxes, dabs, and e-liquids, making the switch from illegal marijuana to legal Delta-8 THC a seamless transition.
Are Delta-8 Products Legal?
Believe it or not, but Delta-8 products are legal in every state! This is because while it does produce a “high” similar to Delta-9 THC, there is less than 0.3% THC in every Delta-8 product. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, Delta-8 products are protected from seizure and include a disclaimer in all shipped packages. While Delta-8 THC is legal to consume and purchase, you should be very careful if your job conducts drug tests. Drug tests only test for THC metabolites’ existence and do not specify which type of product was consumed. Unfortunately, this may cause you to fail a drug test even though Delta-8 THC was the culprit. Trying to explain the difference to your employer may not go over so well, so it’s best to err on the side of caution when using Delta-8 THC products.
What are the Effects of Delta-8?
Safer To Buy & Use
Since marijuana has been an illegal drug for so many years, you can buy it from anyone without knowing what’s actually in it. Because of this, there’s no regulation on where it comes from and what’s actually in it. Drug dealers have admitted to “cutting” or lacing their products with stronger drugs to ensure repeat customers. Fortunately, Delta-8 offers a safer alternative that allows peace of mind for the user. Delta-8 THC is produced and sold from verified companies with customer reviews, third-party testing, and strictly enforced production procedures. If you’re looking to experience a pleasant lucid high that you know where it came from, Delta-8 is for you.
One of the most common issues for first-time weed users is severe paranoia and panic attacks. The user may feel stressed and anxious, resulting in an unpleasant high or unmitigated fear. Delta-8 offers an attractive alternative that allows total control for the user. Without the anxiety, your body and mind can comfortably relax and embrace the heady sensation, rather than feeling oppressed and trapped in your head.
With marijuana products, users can feel trapped in a mental fog. This results in the user being unable to form clear thoughts or remember what they just said. Delta-8 THC products offer a more clear-headed experience with complete control. Think of it like swimming through a pool, but with safety goggles on. You know you’re in the water, but the goggles allow you to see clearly.
With marijuana products (edibles, waxes, and flowers), first-time users are often clueless on how to use it and how much to use. Too much marijuana can result in confusion and uncertainty, making it a stressful first-time experience. With Delta-8 products, there is much more control. Each dosage is clearly marked on the outside of the label, with suggestions on how much to use and how much is in each dropper, edible, or container. Edibles are especially recommended for first-time users, as there is more control on how much is consumed in one dosage. You can always increase your dosage, but it’s best to start off small.
Delta-8 Products to Try
Delta-8 products are popping up on websites across the country, making it difficult for first-time users to choose which one to go with. Elevated Wellness makes that decision much simpler by offering a simple selection of Delta-8 THC tinctures and isolates. Delta-8 tinctures are an excellent option for first-time users, as the graduated droppers allow you to decide how much to consume in a single sitting. Delta-8 extracts (also called isolates) are for people more comfortable with dab rigs. There are also edibles, which are prepared as single-dose consumables and can also come in a variety of tasty flavors (watermelon, strawberry, blue raspberry, etc.). If you prefer e-liquids, Delta-8 comes in vape juice as well, though you’ll most likely need a special setup to vape the e-liquid.
Delta-8 is a very new creation, which means it may take time for people to understand what it is. Just like CBD products took time to be accepted as homeopathic medicine, Delta-8 is still being explained and experimented with. If you’ve ever been curious about weed but can’t bring yourself to try it (or are afraid of the potential side effects), we strongly encourage you to try legal Delta-8 THC products!
Here at Mental Itch, we understand you may be curious about what Delta-8 THC is and how to try it. That’s why we’re here! Reach out to us via email or social media, and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions & concerns!