Not a lot is known about Delta 8 THC, but what we do know is that it’s less potent than Delta 9 THC (Marijuana). However, this does not mean that Delta 8 isn’t potent at all. In fact, it’s been often reported if Marijuana takes you 2 hits to get you high, Delta 8 will take you 3. Here are some facts about how potent Delta 8 THC is.
Delta 8 THC Potency
Many customers have often stated that because Delta 8 has a reduced potency when compared to Delta 9; it’s a lot more smoother, and provides a milder high that is much more soothing. There are a couple of factors to consider when determining the potency of Delta 8 which include:
Delta 8 Product
Some products are more potent than others, for example: A Delta 8 THC Tinctures is a concentrated Delta 8 extract. This means a little goes a long way, and if you take too much you might experience an intense high. Although it won't be the same as a Marijuana high, you’ll still feel its effects.
For this reason, it’s best to start off with a small amount first. Once you start to feel its effects you’re able to determine if you want to take more or less next time. Another thing to keep in mind is that concentrated Delta 8 products tend to take longer to kick in. You might feel the Delta 8 an hour to an hour and a half after you’ve taken it.
The Type Of High
If you take a high amount of Delta 8 THC it will get you very high. Although the type of high can be different from Marijuana, it comes down to the individuals tolerance and sensitivity. Think of it as drinking a cup of coffee; if you’re used to drinking strong coffee every day and you’re introduced to a new blend it might not affect you at all. However, someone who has never had coffee or is sensitive to caffeine might find it unbearable.
Experience with THC
If you take Marijuana and can handle high amounts of THC you’ll find that Delta 8 is less potent. It might take you a little more Delta 8 to feel a similar high to Marijuana, but it won’t be the same. This is because you have developed a tolerance to THC in general. So taking Delta 8 won’t get you as high but it can still get you high.
No Experience with THC
If you have no experience using THC you might find Delta 8 very similar to Marijuana. Although Delta 8 THC is not Marijuana the effects can be similar. This is because Delta 8 is a type of THC that is capable of producing a head change. So, if you’re sensitive to THC or have never tried it before we suggest starting off small and taking it from there.
We encourage everyone to follow the suggested use on the product’s box. This includes experienced and inexperienced users alike if it’s your first time trying Delta 8. Although you’ll read elsewhere that Delta 8 THC is a lesser potent cannabinoid, it’s still potent. If you take too much at one time you might not enjoy the type of high that it produces. Therefore, test the waters first before you begin swimming!
You’ll find the suggested use label under our product descriptions on our website or on the box. A good example of a suggested use is for our Delta 8 THC PreRoll product. It states to ignite with flame and inhale 1 - 3 times. Wait 30 minutes before smoking again to establish individual tolerance. This is what we suggest but you might feel comfortable with more or less depending on your tolerance and sensitivity.
Many articles have surfaced on the web stating that Delta 8 THC is not that strong. However, you have to consider who is saying it and about what type of product. If it’s a celebrity like Tommy Chong, they have years of experience with THC and have a higher tolerance. Consider your tolerance, experience, and the type of product you’re trying and start off small. We want you to have the best experience possible and to be able to enjoy your Delta 8 product.