Delta 8: What is it?
Stronger than CBD, not as strong as THC
Here at Climax Smoke Shops, we just introduced a line of delta-8 products for sale. Available in both cartridges and gummies, we are able to find the perfect item for your specific needs. We are sure a lot of people will be wondering what exactly is delta-8, and we are prepared and ready to answer those questions with some quick notes on the products.
What is delta-8?
Delta-8-thc is one of the many hundreds of cannabinoids found in cannabis. It is the closest chemical compound to delta-9 (the cannabinoid in THC responsible for the euphoric feeling), but is isolated from CBD hemp.
Where does delta-8 come from?
Delta-8 comes from very low (< 0.1%) concentrations of CBD hemp. When CBD cannabis becomes oxidized, delta-8 is extracted from CBD in the form of concentrates. Because there is such a small amount of delta-8 in the flower, large amounts must be used for this process.
Differences and similarities between delta-8 and delta-9
Delta-9 is responsible for the “high” feeling one gets when using THC. In comparison, delta-8 offers a “softer” euphoric feeling than delta-9. They both leave a sedative feeling, leaving the whole body relaxed but delta-8 does not affect the mind, preventing the sluggish head feeling THC can give.
How do I use delta-8?
In our stores, delta-8 is sold as either cartridges or gummies. The gummies are dosed at 55mg per individual gummy and suggested only one per 24 hours to start off. The cartridges are dosed at 1000mg each cart. The cartridges are separated into indica and sativa strains allowing the user to have full control over how they want the experience to go. The sativa cartridges are ideal for daytime use since sativa gives a more energetic feeling. The indica cartridges are suggested for nightly use, indica has stronger sedative effects, giving a more “stuck” feeling.
What are the benefits of delta-8?
Similar to THC and CBD, delta-8 offers just as many of the same health properties that cannabis research has shown. Delta-8 specifically has shown results as an appetite suppressant, has helped calmed anxiety, acts as a pain relief and a sleep aid.
Will I get high?
It can leave a “soft” or mild high feeling. Leaving you relaxed yet focused without the foggy feeling that delta-9 leaves behind. How intense this feeling may be depends on the tolerance of each individual. If you can easily feel sluggish after taking something like Tylenol or Advil, there is a chance delta-8 may affect you stronger than others.
Is it legal?
Yes because it is derived from CBD Hemp which is federally legal, but only purely sold at a select few dispensaries and now at every Climax Smoke Shop location and online store.
Why is delta-8 not used more?
Very little tests and studies have been done specifically on delta-8 so there is a lot of unanswered questions and information on the isolation of this particular cannabinoid. To find out if delta-8 is right for you, come into any of our locations and feel free to ask all and any questions or ask your local primary care physician along side an approved medical marijuana physician to get a second professional opinion.