You still get high, just not as much as you would if you had the same amount of delta-9 THC. Instead of feeling paranoid or glued to the couch, though, you’ll feel only the good parts of a cannabis high. Because of this, delta-8 is a perfect example of “less is more.”
But what exactly is the difference between the affects of delta-8 and delta-9, and why is delta-8 so much more desirable to so many? We’ve looked at other consumer testimonials along with our own experience to lay out everything you need to know about the affects of delta-8 THC.
What does the delta-8 high feel like?
According to the majority, delta-8 seems to provide a milder, but more energetic high. It’s even been called “weed light,” which seems fitting. It’s like drinking a light beer instead of a strong IPA—which in this case would be the more typical delta-9 THC.
It’s been said to actually increase motivation, like just a little bit of CBD-dominant marijuana might do. Why get locked to the couch all afternoon when you can feel euphoric and excited to get all your chores done? With the delta-8 high, you avoid all the anxiety, paranoia and excessive sleepiness that delta-9 brings.
How long does the high last?
The duration of the delta-8 buzz all depends on how it was consumed. If you took a gummy or swallowed a few drop of oil, the effects will last much longer than if you smoke or vape it.
Delta-8 affects usually last about the same amount of time as delta-9. If you pop a delta-8 edible, you can expect to feel the affects for up to 4 hours. Taking it into your lungs by smoking or vaping will have you feeling affects for up to 2 hours. Of course, everything will depend on your tolerance and metabolism.