Delta 8 THC is a double bond analog of delta 9, meaning that its double bond is located on the eighth carbon chain instead of on the ninth. While users claim that with Delta-8 they seem to experience all the great effects that are usually associated with CBD and medical cannabis, it is not yet known to what extent this is true. Remember that Delta 8 should not be used by people who are sensitive to THC or who have existing mental health problems. The effects of Delta 8 THC can last up to five hours in the body, but metabolites can remain in the body for up to 90 days.
Fortunately, most common tests can only detect metabolites for a few days. However, if you are a chronic user, the test may come back positive even after 30 days. Although Delta-8 is less powerful than standard Delta-9, its effects may last longer. The duration of the Delta 8 high depends on how it is consumed.
Generally, users can expect a trip that lasts between four and twelve hours (although the maximum will only last a few). It's important to note that since each person is different and our body processes cannabinoids at varying rates, it is possible to experience a psychoactive high that exceeds 12 hours. However, the effects are likely to last about eight hours, which is the maximum for Delta-8 products. Reports suggest that the effects peak about three to four hours after ingestion and slowly disappear after that.
Delta 8 THC is supposed to provide a long-lasting high. It's not like smoking regular marijuana where you feel the effects immediately and then they start to go away after an hour or so. If you're not used to smoking marijuana or using any kind of cannabis oil, start with a small dose in case Delta 8 becomes too overwhelming after vaping it. Delta 8 closely resembles the active ingredient in cannabis, delta 9, and the two effects last for a similar duration.
Some consider vaping pure Delta 8 to be more of an “adventure than a pleasant high”, with several anecdotes from users describing the experience as boring or even frightening. If this is your first time taking delta 8 THC, you may wonder what the high feels like, how it works in your brain, if it relaxes you in the same way as delta 9 and if you can do it too much and experience anxiety. Like any substance that interacts with brain receptors, delta 8 THC can provide several cognitive effects on different users. It's important to remember that Delta 8 is not for everyone and should be taken in very small doses until you know how your body and mind respond to the Delta 8 high.
If you've never used cannabis before, just eat one dose of Delta 8 edibles, otherwise you may feel too high and nauseous.