Delta 8 THC, the latest craze sweeping through the cannabis community is quickly becoming a great alternative to CBD, CBG, and all the other cannabinoids found on the market today. Being that this cannabinoid is still so new to the industry and its consumers, people are asking what exactly are the effects of Delta 8 THC?
What is Delta 8 THC?
Before you can understand the effects of Delta 8 THC, you have to first ask, what is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC, or Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol, is a unique chemical compound found in the cannabis plant that does have some similar chemical characteristics to Delta 9 THC, the main chemical found in marijuana that causes the “intoxication” or “high” feeling. Even though the two compounds share some chemical properties, Delta 8 THC has completely different effects, generally less potency for its users and an entirely unique profile that results in something truly special.
If you would like to find out more, check out our article What is Delta 8 THC?
What is the difference between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC?
According to the National Cancer Institute, Delta 8 THC exhibits “lower psychotropic potency” that binds differently to the brain's CB receptors compared to that of Delta 9 THC. To put it in lamemens terms, Delta 8 THC doesn't exhibit a strong "high" feeling that Delta 9 THC has. It's low affinity for the CB receptors in the brain also make Delta 8 THC's effect profoundly different.
Another huge difference between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC is that Delta 8 THC is legal in most states nationwide so legally, we can ship it right to your door!
For a more in depth comparison, check out What is the difference between Delta 9 and Delta 8 THC? in our blog!
What are the effects of Delta 8 THC?
The effects of Delta 8 THC can be described as familiar to that of Delta 9 THC, but is a less intense. Delta 8 THC usually gives a focused and calming feeling compared to the powerful, intoxicating feeling a people can experience when consuming the likes of Delta 9 THC.
Due to FDA guidelines, we are not at liberty to discuss all of the effects of Delta 8 THC but can recommend our readers do their due diligence and research Delta 8 THC before purchasing this cannabinoid. Some good sources of information we can recommend include Leafly and GrowersNetwork, they do a great job laying out the facts of Delta 8 THC.
Can Delta 8 THC be used medicinally?
Once again, due to FDA guidelines, we are not at liberty to discuss any health or medical benefits a user could see from consuming Delta 8 THC. We are going to leave that to the medical professionals and encourage everyone to do their research before consuming Delta 8 THC and be safe. Everyone’s body is different and you want to make sure you have the best experience possible.
Some of our favorite resources when it comes to Delta 8 THC being used medically are HelloMD.org, Trulieve.com, and dinafem.org. We encourage you to check them out, as they have put in some really hard work researching Delta 8 THC and provide great background information to the cannabinoid!
Delta 8 THC Reviews
I don’t need to sit here and tell you how great our Delta 8 THC products are, especially when we have dozens of 5 star reviews all over our Delta 8 THC products to do it for me! These are some of my personal favorite reviews, as they tell a real story of the amazing feelings that you can have on Delta 8 THC, directly from our amazing customers.
“Calming yet Energizing - I love these!!!! They are the first thing I've found that does everything I want in a gummy. And they are super yummy too! This was my second purchase and I will have more.”
“Taste great, cool packaging, the exact effects I hoped for, just enough to not interfere with anything else you want to do.....except drive......will order regularly! Home run Hometown Hero!!!”
“Don’t pass these up! - These are by far the best D8 gummies ever! The effects are 10/10 taste is a 10/10 overall 1000/10! PERFECT body high!”
“Had me exactly where I wanted to be 🤤...thx for a VERY good product...I will be purchasing more. If you're on the fence about it just do it!!! You won't regret!”
“These are wonderful - Such quality. Love these. I adjust the portion of one gummy so it’s not too much for me. They are strong if your tolerance is low like mine. They give much relief... They inspire creative thinking. They are wonderful 😃”
As always, if you have any questions about Delta 8 THC or any of our other cannabis products, do not hesitate to ask as we are always willing to help. Just send us an email or go to our contact Hometown Hero page.