Many cannabis strains have been developed to decrease CBD and increase THC. However, this is not naturally how the plants evolve. Studies have also shown that many unwanted side effects like anxiety or paranoia can be decreased by including CBD with THC products. Our CBD Delta 8-THC pre-rolls take the best of both cannabinoids (plus plenty more naturally occurring in hemp flowers).
What is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8-THC, also known as Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp. While it occurs at minute levels, innovations in the industry have found it can be isolated and concentrated. On a molecular level, it is almost identical to Delta 9-THC, which is THC found in cannabis. The difference between the two is located in one bond on their carbon chain. For Delta 9-THC there is a double bond on the 9th carbon chain, and for Delta 8-THC the double bond is located on the 8th carbon chain.
Scientists believe that this double bond allows the cannabinoid to bind to the C1 and C2 receptors in our endocannabinoid system. This is also what differentiates THC from CBD with regards to effect. For example, THC produces a sensation of intoxication, while CBD creates a sense of relaxation (among other things).
Does Delta 8 get you high?
Because Delta 8-THC is so close to Delta 9-THC molecularly, yes, it does get you high. Users report feeling a sense of deep relaxation, intoxication, and euphoria. You can ingest Delta 8-THC through smokeable herbs like the Gouda Delta 8 Pre-rolls, vape cartridges, or edibles.
Delta 8-THC does have a different effect on the body compared to Delta 9-THC with regards to potency. Routine cannabis users report that level of intoxication of Delta 8 is not as potent as cannabis, but that it does produce an enjoyable high. However, for folks who do not regularly consume cannabis, Delta 8 will feel plenty strong! This makes Delta 8 an excellent option for folks interested in trying something stronger than CBD but are worried that cannabis is too strong.
Additionally, users find that the side-effects of anxiety or paranoia occur much less frequently with Delta 8-THC. However, Delta 8-THC products can also create the traditional side-effects of dry mouth, red eyes, and a strong desire to snack.
Delta 8-THC Near Me
Delta 8-THC is an incredible innovation for the hemp and cannabis industry. It has created an option for recreational and medicinal users who want to experience the benefits of both CBD and THC. Because Delta 8-THC is hemp-derived, it is federally legal to purchase and consume. However, because of local regulations, it is only available for sale in 39 states.