The easiest way to describe the profile of delta 8 and what it might feel like is by comparing it to the two most popular cannabinoids, delta 9 and CBD. If you’re reading this guide, you are likely familiar with one or both of these compounds. If not, no problem at all. The language used will apply to everyone, regardless of experience.
Each cannabinoid offers a very specific set of sensations. While these effects have been known to vary from user to user — based on inherent physiological differences — the overwhelming majority of experiences will fall within a predictable range.
Let us use delta 9 THC as a baseline. Again, delta 9 is the active ingredient in cannabis that shares many similarities to our delta 8.
Delta 9 is powerfully intoxicating. It is a psychoactive compound with a number of effects and side effects. Typically, delta 9 will cause users to feel:
“High” — This can manifest itself a number of ways, but usually it typically includes the following.
- Strong euphoric and relaxing feelings
- Increase in appetite
- Short-term memory impairment
- Cognition and motor function impairment
Delta 9 can be disorienting, even in small doses, and often leads to feelings of lethargy. The main appeal lies in the euphoric sensations, and potential medical applications.
What Does Delta 8 Feel Like?
Delta 8 is a more functional alternative to Marijuana. It offers many of the same effects in a more approachable way, making it ideal for first-time users and anyone who might otherwise be turned off by the couch-lock of cannabis.
Delta 8 has been reported to have the following effects:
- Mood boost/Happier
- Soothes aches & pains
- Better sleep
- Increased sex drive
- Less nauseous
- Increased appetite
All of these effects can occur without the more powerful side effects that typically accompany delta 9. The profile of delta 8 is better suited to avoid these more unpleasant side effects. Please note that effects vary by person.
Furthermore, another characteristic of delta 8 is its overlap with the CBD cannabinoids.
Delta 8 and CBD
CBD has far fewer psychoactive properties. Its benefits instead stem from the deep body relief it offers, and other medical applications. Government-backed studies have demonstrated CBD can have neuroprotective effects and a whole range of potential uses. Delta 8 takes advantage of the same set of pathways used by CBD in order to offer a similar set of deep body effects.
The effects of delta 8 closely resemble both delta 9 and CBD. This overlap is quite uncommon among the cannabinoids. And it is a big part of the reason delta 8 is so special, and has grown in popularity as quickly as it has.
The other reason has to do with its recent change in legal status. When delta 8 became legal in 2018 thanks to the Farm Bill, it opened the door for 3Chi to begin providing the public with delta 8 products.
Path of Delta 8
The incredible and functional effects paired with a federally legal status means delta 8 is capable of filling a unique role in the cannabinoid family. CBD users love the increased effectiveness, and cannabis users love the more energetic experience.
In fact, you can find over 1,300 reviews on 3Chi’s site emphasizing the many wonderful aspects of this legal THC. Follow this link HERE to explore some delta 8 products yourself.