If you are unfamiliar with the various cannabinoids in cannabis and hemp, then you’ve come to the right place, because we are about to talk about the biggest and most common one, Delta-9 THC. Cannabis has for a long time been known to have many intoxicating or psychoactive effects on the human mind, and many effects on the body too, and yes, these are often associated with THC, specifically Delta-9 THC.
Seeing as there are so many different cannabinoids, indeed hundreds of them, with a good deal of them containing “THC” in the name, it is understandable that you might be a bit confused. So, what is Delta-9 THC? How does it affect the human body? How does Delta-9 THC make you feel? These questions and more are exactly what we are here to answer today.
- Delta-9 THC is one of the major cannabinoids found in cannabis plants
- Delta-9 THC has a variety of potential medical benefits
- Delta-9 THC gets you high and may have a variety of effects, particularly depending on the strain
What is Delta-9 THC?
Delta-9 THC is one of the most commonly found cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis plants, a so-called major cannabinoid. It’s known as a major cannabinoid not only because it is found in the majority of cannabis plants, but also because it can generally be found in fairly high quantities.
Now, there are quite a few forms of THC, with Delta-9 being just one of them, albeit the dominant and most prominent one. Technically, this stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. Other cannabinoids you may be familiar with include CBD, CBN, CBG, and other forms of THC, such as Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC. In fact, there are well over 100 different cannabinoids contained in cannabis, as well as over 500 different substances.
These are known as phytocannabinoids, the cannabinoids contained in cannabis plants, which then interact with endocannabinoids in the body, the cannabinoid receptors that then make you feel high and cause other effects. The Delta-9 THC in cannabis plants, according to the 2018 Farm Bill, is what makes cannabis illegal at a federal level.
How Does Delta-9 Affect the Body?
Delta-9 THC affects your body by attaching itself to the cannabinoid receptors in your body, and these can be found in the nervous system and the brain.
These receptors are CB1 and CB2, with CB1 receptors being found mainly in the brain, which therefore produces the cerebral high or psychoactive effects that most of us consume Delta-9 THC for.
The CB2 receptors are those found mainly in the human body’s nervous system, and the interaction of THC with these CB2 receptors is thought to be predominantly responsible for the potential pain and inflammation relief that cannabis may produce.
In layman’s terms, Delta-9 can have a variety of effects on both the human body and mind. Further below, we will discuss if Delta-9 THC gets you high (Yes it does!), and what that high might feel like. However, what about the other effects Delta-9 THC might have on your body, particularly the medical benefits?
- Delta-9 THC may act as a basic analgesic, which means that it acts as a painkiller. Specifically, it may be able to block pain signals from getting to your brain from your nerves, therefore reducing the perception of pain.
- It is also thought that THC may act as an anti-inflammatory agent. This means that it has the potential to relieve inflammation caused by various conditions, therefore also acting as a pain reliever in this sense.
- THC is also thought to be an appetite stimulant. It can make you feel hungry. At the same time, it may also be able to reduce nausea. This has potential benefits for people who often have nausea or trouble eating.
- THC is also thought to act as a sedative, therefore helping people get a better night’s sleep. Many people suffering from sleeplessness, due to a variety of causes, often turn to cannabis as a sleep aid.
- THC may also have the potential to aid your digestive system. In simplest terms, it might make it easier to digest food it may help prevent a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms from occurring.
- It is also thought that THC may have the ability to reduce stress hormones in the human body while also increasing the volume of feel-good chemicals in the human brain, mainly serotonin, and dopamine, therefore effectively acting as a mood regulator.
Does Delta-9 Get You High?
Yes, Delta-9 THC gets you high, which is exactly why most people consume cannabis. Delta-9 THC is perhaps the most potent naturally occurring cannabinoid in cannabis and hemp plants, and it is known for having strong intoxicating and psychoactive effects. Besides general impairment and decreased cognitive abilities, such as problem-solving, deduction, and memory, there are also other effects that Delta-9 THC has on the human mind. So, what is the high from Delta-9 THC like?
What Are the Effects of Delta-9 THC?
There are a variety of effects that Delta-9 THC may have on the human mind and body, and here we aren’t talking about the medical benefits, but just what you might feel.
What is important to note is that the effect that Delta-9 THC has on the human mind and body is in part going to depend on the type of cannabis strain, whether an Indica or a Sativa.
Sativa strains are well known for producing cerebral highs, intoxicating highs that you feel in your head, such as euphoria.
On the other hand, Indica strains are more commonly associated with body highs, feelings that you might experience in your body and limbs, such as heaviness. Let’s take a quick look at the different effects that cannabis might have on you.
Delta-9 THC, both Sativa and Indica strains, can make you feel very euphoric, defined as a state of intense happiness and excitement.
Delta-9 THC, especially that contained in Sativa strains, can make you feel very uplifted and much happier. It may act as a mood regulator that can help to decrease anxious and stressful thoughts while making you feel happier and peppier.
Delta-9 THC, particularly when contained in a Sativa cannabis strain, is also known to make you feel a bit more energetic and ready to tackle a long day.
Delta-9 THC, particularly when associated with Sativa, is also known for producing feelings of creativity. Many artists enjoy using Delta-9 THC, as they claim that it helps them be more creative and explore the furthest reaches of their minds.
Many people also report that Delta-9 THC makes them much more talkative and social. This effect is often associated with Sativa strains of cannabis.
Sativa strains of cannabis are also known for producing sensations of focus, in other words, THC can help people concentrate.
This effect is often associated with euphoria, but either way, Delta-9 THC can make people feel extremely giggly.
Delta-9 THC, particularly when associated with Indica strains, is known for making people feel relaxed. It often instills a sense of relaxation and calmness, both in the mind and body.
Delta-9 THC is also known as being quite a powerful sedative, so it can make you feel sleepy. This is often where that couch lock effect comes from.
Some strong Indica strains that contain high levels of Delta-9 THC may also make you feel a bit tingling in your extremities, particularly in your toes and fingers.
Delta-9 THC, especially when contained in Indica strains of cannabis, is also known for making you feel very heavy, which is also associated with that couch-lock feeling.
Yes, Delta-9 THC is also known for making people feel hungry, or in other words, it makes you get the munchies.
How Long Does Delta-9 Take to Work?
How long D9 THC takes to work depends on a variety of factors. First and foremost, it’s going to depend on the method of consumption. However, there are also other deciding factors, mainly including your metabolism, size, weight, and the potency of the product being consumed.
If you are a very small person with a fast metabolism, and you consume a lot of Delta-9 THC, chances are it’s going to hit you much faster than if you are a very large person with a slow metabolism. However, the real deciding factor here is the method of consumption.
For instance, if you smoke or vape THC, or in other words, if you inhale it, the effects should start to take place within 2 to 5 minutes of your first puff. If you are smoking or vaping Delta-9 THC, the effects may last anywhere from 2 to 5 hours.
If you take your Delta-9 THC in the form of an edible, whether a gummy, lollipop, soda, or anything in between, the effects may take anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes for you to feel. However, the effects of edibles also last much longer, and can potentially last anywhere from 8 to 12 hours.
You can then also take THC tinctures, which are generally put under your tongue (taken sublingually). If this is the case, you can expect to feel the effects in anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and you can expect those effects to last up to 6 to 8 hours.
Is Delta-9 THC Safe?
Besides some relatively minor side effects, it does appear as though Delta-9 THC is safe. Yes, Delta-9 THC is known for having some side effects, especially when taken in high quantities, side effects such as paranoia, anxiety, tiredness, hunger, nausea, headache, and dizziness, but nothing serious or life-threatening.
Is Delta-9 THC Legal?
At this time, at a federal level in the USA, Delta-9 THC is not legal. According to the 2018 Farm bill, any cannabinoid or product that contains over 0.3% Delta-9 THC is not legal. Individual States within the USA may have legalized Delta-9 THC, for recreational and/or medical use, but it is still illegal at a federal level.
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