If you're feeling young tonight, in the mood to set the world on fire, or you want to get higher than the Empire State, a Delta-8 pre-roll might not give you all the “high” you're looking for, but it could definitely raise your spirits.
Delta-8 THC is a novel cannabinoid known for its gentle psychoactive effects, but its recent popularity is due to another small but critical detail: it is as legal as CBD. If you have heard about Delta-8 pre-rolls and are interested in knowing a little more about this topic, this post is for you.
We’re here to answer some of the most common questions from those who want to experiment with new cannabinoids. So, let’s get into it! Check out some of our Delta 8 THC pre rolls here at Botany Farms.
What Does the Delta-8 High Feel Like?
We could say that a Delta-8 high is quite similar to the one produced by the traditional Delta-9 THC, which is the type of THC that occurs naturally in cannabis and that people commonly know. But, the high feeling from Delta-8 is significantly less intense and more manageable for many users than the sometimes overwhelming high that Delta-9 produces.
As with regular THC products, the Delta-8 high can vary in potency and intensity according to each user's tolerance, the method of consumption used, and the amount consumed. In addition to this, not all companies produce the Delta-8 the same.
For example, the same dose of Delta-8 food from one brand compared to an equivalent dose from a different brand could produce significantly different effects. So if you want to experience the effects of Delta-8 for yourself, the best way is to try different Delta-8 products until you find the right one for you.
Common Delta-8 THC Effects
Although the effects of Delta-8 can vary depending on a number of factors, we can talk about the general effects that Delta-8 is commonly capable of generating. The most common effects of consuming Delta-8 THC include:
- A calmed state of mind
- Physical sensations
- Analgesic effects for some pain and physical discomfort
- Increased focus and motivation
- Improvements in sleep patterns and better rest (Usually with Indica strains)
If we talk a bit more about the sensations that Delta-8 usually produces, we can start by saying that you can expect to feel a sense of relaxation. Especially when taken in the correct dosage, the relaxation produced by Delta-8 can be an effective tool to better deal with mild anxiety and stress.
In many cases, the Delta-8 is reported by users to provide mental calm and lift spirits and motivation, so we could say that the Delta-8 is a potential mood-enhancer.
How Much Delta-8 Will Get You High?
As we already mentioned, not all manufacturers produce Delta-8 in the same way, which can influence how effective or intense the effects of Delta-8 will be you will consume. In addition to this, tolerance to THC can significantly influence the dose needed to experience the effects that Delta-8 can commonly generate.
Factors such as weight and body fat index, height, and even an individual's metabolism and sensitivity to substances can also play a role in how much Delta-8 is needed to experience the effects that most users report. So the experience can vary.
Nevertheless, we can speak of recommended doses according to how they are described by most users and anecdotal reports. For beginners and those with a low tolerance, we could say that a dose of 1 to 5 milligrams of any Delta-8 edible, the equivalent to 1 to 3 puffs of a Delta-8 vape cartridge, or 3 to 5 puffs from a Delta-8 pre-roll, is enough to experience the effects reported of Delta-8.
For users with medium tolerance, an ideal starting dose might be 10 milligrams. It is recommended to wait from half an hour to 2 hours (in case you have ingested the Delta-8 in edible form) to let the effects take hold. If the effects are very mild, you can increase the dose to 15 milligrams or even 20 milligrams.
But for users with a medium tolerance, we do not recommend going beyond these doses. Lastly, for frequent users or with a very high tolerance to THC, a good starting point might be 50 to100 milligrams of Delta-8 or up to 2 joints of Delta-8 infused hemp flower for a significant euphoric high to which users with high tolerance are usually used to.
Do Delta-8 Pre Rolls Get You High?
Yes, Delta-8 pre-rolls get you high. We know that some people may wonder what exactly a pre-roll is, so it is necessary to review it quickly. A pre-roll is nothing more than a previously rolled joint made with the convenience of many customers in mind who may want to avoid the entire rolling process.
That said, we must highlight that smoking a Delta-8 pre-roll can actually get you high. Nonetheless, the intensity of said high also depends on the Delta-8 content contained in the CBD flower used to make the pre-rolls.
At Botany Farms, we infuse our select top-shelf CBD flower with up to 4.4% Delta-8. This combination of cannabinoids creates a unique blend that synergistically creates an entourage effect on users when Delta-8, CBD, terpenes, and flavonoids work together.
If you're wondering how to smoke a pre-roll properly, it's actually pretty simple. In most cases, it is enough to take the Delta-8 pre-roll out of its container, tear off the excess rolling paper that remains on the joint tip (in some cases), turn it on, and start puffing on your joint of Delta-8 until you have smoked the desired dose.
How Long Does a Delta-8 High Last?
The duration of a Delta-8 high varies with the method of consumption and the tolerance level of the user. The most prolonged duration of a Delta-8 high comes from Delta-8 edibles, lasting 1-3 hours or even longer depending on the dose ingested.
Continuing on the scale, we would have the Delta-8 vape cartridges that fall in an intermediate position between the Delta-8 edibles and the pre-rolls or the Delta-8 flower as such. The high induced by Delta-8 vape cartridges can last between 1-2 hours when taking frequent hits.
The shortest amount of time for a Delta-8 high is for Delta-8 flower, as the high from a joint or a few hits from a bowl of a pipe or bong packed with Delta-8 flower is generally shorter than one hour. Some other less potent Delta-8 products like some tinctures or oils that, depending on the concentration of Delta-8 they contain, could deliver about 15 minutes of brief euphoria.
Delta 9 vs Delta-8 High
The high from Delta-8 is not that different from the one produced by Delta-9, especially when you consume Delta-8 in edible form. When consuming Delta-8 in this way, it is very likely that you will experience effects and euphoria similar to that generated by Delta-9 but at a lower intensity.
Hemp flower with CBD and CBG also tends to reduce paranoia, anxiety, or fear, commonly associated with the excessive high generated by very high doses of Delta-9 THC. This is because CBD and CBG can reduce the Delta-8 high by preventing the latter from fully binding to endocannabinoid receptors.
At the same time, this mix of cannabinoids can provide excellent pain relief, anti-inflammatory, and sleep-promoting benefits. If we compare the high of Delta-8 with the high of Delta-9, we can say that Delta-8 produces milder sensations and does not last as long as the high of Delta-9.
Similar to Delta-9 rich cannabis strains, Sativa-dominant Delta-8 strains generally produce energizing effects. In contrast, Delta-8 Indica strains can produce truly relaxing effects without the infamous couch-locking effects related to Delta-9-rich Indica cannabis strains.
Taking all of these factors into account, choosing a winner when pitting the Delta-8 high against the Delta-9 high depends almost entirely on each user's tolerance and specific needs. That said, we can say that for beginner users or low THC tolerance people, the Delta-8 high might be better; while for users with a higher THC tolerance or seeking stronger sensations, a Delta-9 high may be more suitable.
Delta-8 vs CBD High
Making this comparison may be imprecise since even though both compounds are cannabinoids that come from the same source, they are cannabinoids with completely different molecular structures that produce totally different effects. Therefore, it would be like comparing cheese to chalk.
To begin with, CBD is a non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive cannabinoid; therefore, it does not produce a high. Delta-8, on the other hand, is a psychotropic component with the ability to induce a euphoric high. CBD and Delta-8 interact with endocannabinoid receptors in completely different ways, causing what many would call opposite effects.
Many say that the effects of CBD mainly benefit the body, while the effects of Delta-8 might be better to help the mind. Delta-8 is an isomer of THC and, like Delta-9, binds to the CB1 endocannabinoid receptors in the brain, generating a high sensation. Although CBD also binds to CB1 receptors through a similar mechanism to THC, CBD does not produce this high, and its effects may help more with anxiety, seizures, and depression.
So from this battle between the highs of Delta-8 and the effects of CBD, the result is the same. We cannot choose a winner without first taking into account the specific needs of each user and what the expected benefits and effects are.
Where to Buy Delta-8 Pre-Rolls?
With the recent boom in the cannabis market and the growing popularity of Delta-8, it is common to find cannabis products containing this new cannabinoid in almost any dispensary near you. This is primarily due to the fact that most commercially available Delta-8 comes from hemp-derived CBD. This makes it a permitted cannabis compound in most of the United States, at least at the federal level.
Although Delta-8 is very popular, this high popularity can lead to unreliable retailers or questionable Delta-8 products. Manufacturers of these products are not required to have a license in many states or test their products in third-party laboratories. Therefore, one of the most reliable ways to obtain Delta-8 pre-rolls and other products of this cannabinoid is the internet.
At Botany Farms, we have delicious batches of 1 and 2-gram Delta-8 White CBG and Delta-8 Pineapple Haze pre-rolls ready to light and smoke. If you fancy any of these exquisite Delta-8 pre-rolls, all you have to do is enter our online store, choose the Delta-8 pre-roll of your choice, click on order, and wait for your order to arrive quickly, discreetly, and effectively to the door of your house. As easy as that!