Delta-8-thc will likely be more prominent in the cannabis industry, alongside regular CBD products and local dispensaries. You will learn more about Delta 8 and how it is changing the industry. CBD (cannabidiol), was in the limelight shortly after the 2018 Farm Bill passed.
What is Delta 8? What are the different strains?
Delta 8 is often called the cousin of Delta 9. There is only one molecular difference between the two cannabinoids: where the molecular bonds are formed. The bond in Delta-8 is found in the 8th carbon atom. The bond is also formed in Delta 9’s 9th carbon atom.
Delta 8 is not as natural in cannabis plants as Delta 9. The difference between Delta 8 and Delta 9 is due to the fact that there is a very small percentage of Delta 8 THC. Delta 8 is not capable of producing the same effects on its own.
Although there isn’t an “Indica” Delta 8 THC strain, many people love the drowsy effects it can produce. Delta 8 THC binds to the CB2 receptors in the body, which is especially beneficial for relaxation and a restful state. Your body’s primary effects are determined by the strain.
Sativa, on the other hand, is the more energetic strain. The energy boost can be described as an espresso shot. This strain is perfect for people who need extra energy for social events, activities, or gatherings.
The Entourage/Ensemble Effect
People who combine CBD and Delta 8 THC experience a deeper, more satisfying body experience. A full-spectrum cannabis oil experience is more effective than an isolated one. The entourage/ensemble effect is something you should consider in addition to strain.
Understanding the Endocannabinoid System & Delta 8
To maximize your experience with Delta-8 and other cannabinoids, it is important to understand how your body might react to them. The endocannabinoid system in your body is what determines how cannabinoid products react to it. These receptors are CB1 and CB2 respectively.
CB1 receptor: These receptors can be found mainly in the brain and central nervous system. However, they are also found in the tissues.
CB2 Receptor These receptors are found mainly in the peripheral organs, and cells of the immune system.
Delta 8 THC Dosages
The effects can be overwhelming for those who have never experienced “high”, especially if they are taking in large amounts. Delta 8 THC has the biggest misconception that it is not as psychotropic as Delta 9 THC. If you have experienced the Delta 9 high before, it is possible to take too much. It does not provide the same effects.
Your onset time could vary between a few minutes when you smoke and vape, to as long as three hours if you take edibles or tinctures. Edibles, ingested by Delta 8 (or another cannabinoid), must undergo the digestive process before entering the bloodstream. Everybody reacts to Delta 8, so you should only start with a very small amount.
It is important to maximize and understand the Delta 8 experience
Uncertainty about how cannabinoids work is the first mistake. The second is not understanding how they work in your body. Even if you are using cannabinoids recreationally and not for medicinal purposes, it is important to understand how they interact with your body. To get the best out of them, and make the most of the experience, you need to know what they are and how your body reacts to them. You should always use cannabinoids responsibly.