Smoking delta- 8 flowers is enough to get a user intoxicated. Typically, 50- 100 mg of delta- 8 in edibles will make a delta- 8-tolerant person’ high.’ Still, how much cannabinoid can get you ‘high’ depends on many factors, including the tolerance level and the method of consumption.
Delta- 8 THC is fast becoming popular, and many cannabis enthusiasts are making it part of their regimen. Whether in edibles, tinctures, vapes, flowers, or other deliverable methods, delta- 8 is becoming the order of the day. Still, delta- 8 fans have many concerns about the cannabinoid, including how many of its mg can make a person ‘high.’ Interestingly, there is no specific dosage to get one high. This is because the euphoric effects of delta- 8, although mild, depend on many factors, including the consumption method, one’s tolerance levels, and the frequency of taking delta- 8 products. Below is everything you need to know about the amount of delta- 8 enough to get you ‘high.’
Understanding Delta- 8
While the hype around delta- 8 increases progressively, not everybody understands it in depth. According to Schlienz et al. (2018), delta 8 is a mild variant of THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid known for its ‘high’ effect. Cannabinoids are the active compounds in cannabis plants, including hemp and marijuana. There are more than 113 cannabinoids, with THC being one of the compounds with great scientific interest. It has two variants; the psychoactive delta- 9 and the mild delta- 8 THC.
Does Delta- 8 THC Get You ‘High’?
One concern cannabis fans would like addressed is whether delta- 8 THC can get a person’ high.’ Does delta- 8 in any of its deliverable methods capable of making a person feel euphoric effects? According to Akpunonu et al. (2021), delta- 8 is intoxicating and psychoactive even though its euphoric effects are milder than delta- 9. This means that you will get intoxicated from taking delta- 8, but the effects vary in intensity depending on other factors, as discussed in this blog.
Which Is More Intense in Effects- Delta-8 or Delta- 9?
Most people looking forward to exploring THC products and making them part of their regime would like to know how it compares with delta- 9, especially in the intensity of effects. Generally, studies on cannabis products, including delta- 8 THC, are limited, and what is unknown about them outweighs what we are familiar with. Therefore, it is impossible to determine the more intensive variant, especially in terms of effects. Still, anecdotal reports show that delta- 9 is more intensive than delta- 8. The latter is between the psychoactive delta- 9 and the non-psychoactive CBD, hence why some people take it for pain, sleep, and general wellness, as Kruger & Kruger (2022) noted.
How Many Mg of Delta- 8 Makes You ‘High?’
If you anticipate starting the delta- 8 regimens, you may want to know how many mg of the cannabinoid you need to get ‘high.’ As mentioned, delta- 8 studies are limited, and much is unknown about the cannabinoid, explaining why the FDA has not recommended it for the many claims linked to it. Still, depending on your tolerance, 50- 100 mg of the cannabinoid in edibles might be enough to get you ‘high.’ In other cases, people feel euphoric after smoking delta- 8 cannabis flowers. Nonetheless, many factors determine the ‘high’ effect of delta- 8 THC. These factors include;
The Delivery Method Matters
How you take delta- 8 determines how many mg you need to feel the ‘high’ effect of this cannabinoid. There are many cannabis deliverable methods, including topical application of creams, balms, and patches, sublingual administration of tinctures, vaping of delta- 8 THC cartridges, pens, and tanks, ingestion of delta- 8 THC capsules and edibles, and inhaling delta- 8 THC particles as you smoke flowers. Vaping and inhaling delta- 8 THC are the fastest delivery methods of taking the cannabinoid, and you don’t need as much delta-8 to get high. Meanwhile, ingesting delta- 8 THC through capsules and edibles requires higher amounts since the capsules and edibles have compromised bioavailability.
The Potency of the Delta- 8 THC Product Matters
The other factor determining how many mg of delta- 8 THC makes you ‘high’ is the potency of the cannabinoid. Potency is how many mg of delta- 8 THC are in 1 ml of the product, say delta- 8 THC tincture. More potent products have more delta- 8 particles per unit volume. The more the particles, the faster you will get ‘high,’ and the reverse is true. Therefore, focus on more potent products if you want to get ‘high’ by a little delta- 8 in whichever product. Likewise, those looking for delta- 8 THC therapy but don’t want to get ‘high’ through it should go for low-potency delta- 8 products.
Body Chemistry and Tolerance to Delta- 8 THC
The other factor that influences how many mg of delta- 8 THC you need to get ‘high’ is your body composition, body chemistry, and tolerance to the cannabinoid. Some people can naturally tolerate high delta- 8 THC levels and will need many mg of any deliverable method to feel the euphoric effects. Contrastingly, others are repulsive to the cannabinoid, and no matter how long they take delta- 8 THC, they cannot do more than a few grams.
Is Delta- 8 THC Safe?
Even as the hype around delta- 8 increases, knowing how safe it helps you know whether to keep taking it or not. Dotson et al. (2022) reported that the safety of delta- 8 THC is questionable. As more companies feature in the industry, the chances of consuming dangerous compounds in the cannabinoid are high. There is a need for more studies to verify these claims.
Delta- 8 THC is a psychoactive compound in hemp plants and a THC variant. It comes in many forms, including tinctures, edibles, topicals, vapes, and capsules. How many mg of delta- 8 THC one needs to feel ‘high’ remains a subject of discussion. This article highlights the factors determining how much delta- 8 THC makes you ‘high,’ including the product’s potency and the delivery method.
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