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Delta 8 for Dummies

Delta 8 for Dummies

Published by BigCommerce on Apr 14, 2021

Delta 8 THC is the latest thing to hit the hemp scene, but there are still plenty of people who aren’t sure what it is, how it works and whether or not it’s capable of delivering the types of effects that they’re looking for. At Kigh, we believe that delta 8 THC is here to stay, and it’s easy to see why. This compound offers some pretty unique properties that can be very enjoyable for many hemp enthusiasts.

Still, because we understand that delta 8 can be confusing to many, this awesome, simple, and easy to follow guide will help you decide whether or not delta-8 is the perfect addition to your daily routine.

What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 THC is a compound in the hemp plant, of which there are hundreds. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most prominent compound, meaning there is more CBD than any other compound in hemp. Delta 8 is found in only a trace amount of the plant, but companies have found ways to isolate it, extract it and concentrate it, which allows us to feel its effects in a stronger way. The delta 8 products on the market are all made with a concentrated delta 8 extract.

Delta 8 is a unique compound, and it comes from delta 9 THC. For those who may not be aware, delta 9 is the prominent compound in the marijuana plant. It’s also found in a trace amount of the hemp plant. As delta 9 ages, it is naturally converted into delta 8, taking on new properties along the way.

Does Delta 8 THC Get You High?

Yes, because it’s considered a mildly psychoactive compound, and the high is therefore milder than the high that’s associated with marijuana. Many people say that when they use delta 8, the high is calming and uplifting, without feelings of paranoia that some people may experience after using delta 9. For this reason, delta-8 is extremely popular among those who want just a subtly intoxicating experience.

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Is Delta 8 THC Legal?

Delta 8 is legal according to federal law. This is because of the Farm Bill which passed in 2018, which legalized the entire hemp plant except for delta 9 THC. Despite its federally legal status, 11 states have banned delta 8, and so you cannot purchase delta 8 in any of those 11 states. The states in which delta 8 is illegal are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island and Utah.

Can Delta 8 THC Make You Fail a Drug Test?

Delta 8 THC may result in a failed drug test. Delta 8 and delta 9 both cause the body to release an enzyme known as THC-COOH, and this enzyme is what standard urine tests are looking for. Therefore, if you have a drug test coming up, you should hold off on using delta 8 THC products.

What Else Can Delta 8 THC Do?

Delta 8 works with the body in a unique way, as it’s a type of compound known as a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids help to regulate processes of the body to improve the way that we feel. Delta-8 specifically works with the body’s nervous system and brain, meaning that it may offer unique effects on mood, pain levels, sleep, concentration and more. Each person’s experience with delta 8 can vary, but these are the effects that are most commonly reported when using delta 8 regularly.

How Long Does It Take to Feel the Effects of Delta 8?

How long it will take to feel the effects of delta 8 depends on the type of product that you took.

  • Vapes: Vaping delta 8 e-liquids into the lungs acts the most quickly. Most users report that they can feel the effects of delta 8 just minutes after taking a hit.
  • Gummies: Gummies and other edibles actually take the longest before taking effect. It can take up to 2 hours before you will feel delta 8 kicking in following a dose of gummies.

How Long Do the Effects of Delta 8 Last?

How long the effects last also depends on the type of product that you have taken.

  • Vapes: Most people find that the effects of delta 8 wear off after about an hour or two when they’ve been vaped.
  • Gummies: On the other hand, the effects of delta 8 gummies can last for multiple hours.

What are the Differences Between Delta 8 Gummies and Vapes?

If you’re wondering whether you should go with gummies or vapes, allow us to explain the differences between these two types of products. As you have already learned, vapes are fast-acting and short-lived, while gummies are slow-acting but long-lived.

Another difference is that when we inhale delta 8, we feel most of the effects mentally. Gummies allow us to feel a stronger “body high,” meaning that the body feels noticeably relaxed as the muscles feel like they are releasing tension.

Dosing Delta 8

It is very important to take the proper dosage amount in order to enjoy the best delta 8 experience. This is especially true for beginners who are not yet used to the psychoactive effects of delta 8 THC.

  • Vapes: With vapes, 1 to 4 puffs are considered the ideal dose. A single puff is best for beginners, who can eventually work their way up as needed.
  • Gummies: With gummies, 10 to 25 milligrams per dose is considered ideal. Each gummy has 25mg of delta 8 in it, so follow the dosing instructions on the package to know that you are taking the perfect amount for daily use. For beginners, many start by taking a half of a gummy which is about 12.5mg.

Kigh’s New Delta 8 Products that are Worth Checking Out!

At Kigh, we are excited to launch our new delta 8 THC formulas that offer some of the highest-quality delta 8 on the market. Now that you know what delta-8 is and how it works, you can figure out which of our formulas is best for your daily hemp-related goals.

Delta 8 Cartridge

Our delta 8 cartridge comes in two popular strain options: Grape Ape and Gelato, with each one containing terpenes taken from its respective strain to offer a unique array of desirable effects. The cartridges attach easily to any standard CBD vape pen device, and are completely free of additives, fillers, and cutting agents for the purest hemp experience possible.

Delta 8 Gummies

Our delta 8 gummies contain 25 milligrams of pure delta-8 per piece, which is a great dosage amount for daily use. The passion fruit flavor is naturally derived using carefully sourced ingredients, and is, quite honestly, one of the best-tasting gummies on the market today. Choose between a 10-count and 20-count jar and enjoy long-lasting yet gentle delta8 effects throughout the day.

Is the Delta 8 at Kigh Expensive?

We work tirelessly to deliver the highest-quality delta 8 possible while keeping it highly affordable so that everyone can get in on the action.

  • 20-count 25mg delta 8 gummy jar is only $40, while many other companies charge $55+
  • 10-count 25mg gummies are just $25.

Meanwhile, our vape cartridges are among the most affordable on today’s delta 8 market.

  • Our $25 cartridge can be compared to the $35 cartridges from 8Delta8.
  • $30 cartridges from 3Chi in comparison.