If you love smoking marijuana for its medicinal or relaxation benefits but don’t like the side effects, the new Delta-8 strain might be worth checking out.
Delta-8 herb and edibles contain Delta-8 THC. This cannabinoid is extracted from hemp, which is legally grown across the USA. Delta-8 effects reportedly include everything from a less intense high and zero paranoia to greater relaxation and clarity of mind.
Are you interested in trying out this new strain for yourself? Read on to learn more about the Delta-8 gummy effects.
1. More Relaxed High
Delta-8 gummies are available in various potencies, each reported to produce different types of effects. In general, users report that the effects of Delta-8 are less potent than what you’d expect from traditional Delta-9 THC–something akin to a combination of THC and CBD.
Think of a high that’s more sedative, relaxed, and calming… yet still clear-headed. You might even feel hungrier than usual.
Of course, if you’re using this product for the first time, always err on the side of caution. Choose the lowest strength or potency available and take it in limited doses until you’re sure of the effects.
2. Leisurely Kick-In
You can expect to wait around 30 minutes before you feel the effects of the popular Aire Hemp or other Delta-8 edibles. They’ll last approximately five hours. Of course, this time frame varies depending on how often you use d8 or other cannabinoid products and your tolerance.
If you don’t feel the effects within this timeframe, don’t be tempted to eat more. That’s a classic rookie mistake! Wait a few hours to see if you feel anything first.
3. Milder Side Effects
Since Delta-8 is extracted from the hemp flower, it has subtle variations to its close cousin, Delta-9. This influences how easily the molecules bind to your body’s endocannabinoid receptors.
This difference is thought to be why the Delta 8 strain’s milder, less anxiety-inducing high. Basically, you get all the benefits of marijuana–symptom relief, euphoria, excitement, and relaxation–with fewer side effects, like red eyes, dry mouth, and paranoia.
Of course, Delta-8 is a new strain, so scientists are still studying it. So, as always, exercise caution. Consume d8 edibles in a safe space, and don’t overdo it.
4. Medicinally Beneficial
Enthusiastic users of Delta-8 have anecdotally reported that the product helps them to:
- Prevent nausea and vomiting
- Help control pain
- Balance mental health
- Promote appetite
They often take Delta-8 alongside other mental health or prescription medications.
Scientific studies into the benefits of Delta-8 are in their infancy, so these sorts of reports should be read with caution.
Delta-8 Gummy Effects: A Gray Area
The legality of Delta-8 THC is a gray area, with states across the USA considering how to classify it. However, hemp is a legal crop in America, so it’s possible to sell, market, and buy Delta-8 products at this time. And since Delta-8 gummy effects tend to have all the positives of marijuana with less or no side effects, the products are proving popular with consumers.
If you’re looking for more advice on ways to relax, take a look at the other articles on our blog.