If you’ve heard about the buzz about Delta-8 THC or are looking for a place to buy Delta-8 in Fort Lauderdale, we have some answers to your questions.
Here are some of the biggest ones.
What Is Delta-8?
Delta-8 THC, also known simply as Delta-8, is only one of the hundreds of cannabinoids that are naturally present in the cannabis flowers of the hemp plant, albeit in small amounts.
Producers of Delta-8 THC extract and distill it naturally from hemp, although some products are also synthetically produced in labs. Concentrates of Delta-8 THC are often much more potent than raw extracts, with levels many times higher.
Like Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC is used to create a wide range of products, including but not limited to edibles like gummies and brownies, as well as vape concentrates and tinctures.
Delta-8 THC is also chemically very similar to Delta-9 THC. In fact, they are almost chemically identical, and share the same chemical formula, C21H20O2 albeit with a slightly different structure.
Chemically the only difference between them is that Delta 9 THC contains an extra carbon atom with a double bond, the ninth one.
Does Delta 8 Get You High?
Given the chemical likenesses of both Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC, one of the most common questions is: does it work?
That is, does Delta- 8 THC get you high?
Well, both Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC operate in exactly the same manner, with respect to your body’s endocannabinoid system.
They both bind to the CB1 receptors at bind sites in the brain, creating a chemical euphoria – the feeling of being “high.”
So, yes, Delta-8 THC can get you high, although the effects might not be exactly the same as those you’d experience with Delta-9.
Which Is Stronger, Delta-8 or Delta-9?
Most users report that although Delta-8 THC does produce a feeling of euphoria similar to that of Delta-9, that the effects of Delta-9 are more powerful.
That said, some users also report that though the effects of Delta-8 are similar to Delta-9, that they are much more muted and that Delta-8 helps produce a state of greater focus, concentration, and energy levels.
Some users also report that the effects of Delta-8 THC may be effective in calming feelings of anxiety, stress, and chronic pain, although the experience may be unique to the individual.
Is Delta-8 Legal in Florida?
As of this time, it is legal to sell, possess, and use Delta-8 in Florida.*
If you’re interested in learning more about Delta-8 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, or are in our area, come visit us in our shop.
(Note: the 2018 Farm Bill made cannabis plants with Delta-9 THC concentrations of less than .3% federally legal. This also makes plants/products with Delta-8 THC federally legal as long as they contain low enough concentrations of Delta-9.)
*This is not legal advice. If you need legal counsel, consult a lawyer.
Does Delta-8 Show Up on Drug Tests?
Because Delta-8 THC is chemically similar to Delta-9 THC and operates in the same manner, it is likely to show up on a drug test, so be aware of that.
Are There Any Benefits of Delta-8 THC?
In addition to producing a high similar to Delta-9 THC (although less intense) Delta-8 THC is associated with a range of potential benefits, including but not limited to its ability to produce a state of relaxation, ease stress and anxiety, and possibly even pain.
How Long Does It Take Delta-8 to Kick in?
That depends on how you consume it. If you consume Delta-8 in the form of smoke or vapor, onset is a few minutes. If you consume edibles, it’ll take longer, between 30 and 60 minutes (or more).
Remember, Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC both work in the same way, by binding to CB1 receptors – so expect the same effects in terms of onset time from each.
Are There Any Side Effects to Delta-8 THC Consumption?
They are the same as those associated with Delta-9 THC: dry mouth, dizziness, anxiety, fatigue, paranoia, and confusion.
Can Delta 8 THC Help You Sleep?
That depends, but some users say yes. Let your experience with Delta-9 THC be a rough indicator for whether or not Delta-8 can help you sleep.
Is Delta-8 THC Effective for Pain Management?
Some users report that Delta-8 THC can be effective in managing chronic pain.
Since the CB1 receptors of the central nervous system are linked to the sensation of pain throughout the body, some users report that Delta-8 may help to mitigate chronic or acute pain.
The unique thing about Delta-8 THC is that, since it produces a weaker high than Delta-9, it may be more effective for pain and stress management because it is not as potently psychoactive.
What About Alternatives for Delta-8?
If you’re worried about psychological or motor impairment but are still curious about what effects cannabis products can have for anxiety, stress, or pain mitigation, consider CBD.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is another cannabinoid produced by hemp plants, but it does not get you high the way THC does.
You can also purchase CBD in Florida, but again, if you have legal questions, consult a lawyer. (Or, if you have medical concerns, speak with your doctor first.)
Where Can I Get Delta-8 in Fort Lauderdale?
Are you interested in learning more about Delta-8 THC products, or are you looking for a place that sells Delta-8 in Fort Lauderdale?
Come down to see us in our shop and our staff will help you out.
Plus, on top of Delta-8 products, we also carry a wide range of smoking and vaping accessories, including grinders, rolling papers, lighters, and a whole range of glass pipes, including water pipes.
Don’t See Your Question Here?
Visit our shop at 1515 E. Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and speak to one of our shop staff for more information.
Alternatively, feel free to call us at 954-530-9357 if you have further questions.