The Delta 8 High. What It’s Like

Written by Derek Johnson

Most cannabis users are familiar with the high produced by delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (D9). But what many aren’t familiar with is the high produced from the consumption of delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol, which has been coined by some as the new cannabinoid on the block.

Delta 8 is a curious cannabinoid that has quickly made its way into the cannabis market as a major player. Its rapid appearance produced loads of legal controversy and continues to cause confusion. In a nutshell, its proponents believe it to be legally protected by the 2018 Farm Bill. But the federal and many state governments see D8 as an analog to D9 and therefore should be illegal.

What is clear is that D8 users enjoy consuming products containing the cannabinoid, and they do indeed get high. But what is the high like?

Many compare it to the high imparted by D9, a noticeable psychoactive effect. However, there is one big difference: D9 is much more psychoactive and consequentially more potent, meaning D8 is not as strong as D9. However, it does produce a noticeable effect.

And many users report that they don’t experience the brain fog or paranoia that come along with D9. This allows them to enjoy the effects of the cannabinoid and still complete tasks during the day. Additionally, many have described the effects of D8 as gentle, detailing that it brings them up slowly to a nice level that includes a relaxed euphoric body high and then brings them back down just as slowly.

Of course most of the reports can be found online and are by and large anecdotal. Much research is needed to truly delve into the effects of D8 and how it makes its users feel.


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