1. Does Delta 8 THC get you high?
Short Answer – Yes.
Unlike CBD, consuming Delta 8 can get you high. It’s reported to be much less psychoactive than Delta 9 THC but there are still noticeable “high” effects.
Users have reported a milder high. Delta 8 users have reported a clearer, less anxious, and less sedative high with increased focus and acuity.
2. Can Delta 8 THC cause me to fail a drug test?
Short Answer – Yes.
All THC molecules will break down into THC metabolites, regardless of the THC formation they start out as. Thus, to a drug test, delta-8 THC, 11-Hydroxy THC, and delta-9 THC will all look the same. The tests do not look for what went in, just what came out.
Even if this were not the case, delta-8 THC products may cause a person to fail a drug test. Just as with CBD products, delta-8 preparations may contain .3% THC or below. While still a small amount, it may be enough for the drug test to detect, especially if a person is using delta-8 or CBD products regularly. Again, drug tests are not finely-tuned instruments. They do not look for levels of THC, just the presence of it. It should be noted that for this reason, CBD products may also cause a person to fail a drug test.
3. What is the difference between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9?
Delta 8 THC is a form of THC that is derived from hemp, is considered federally legal as opposed to its counterpart, Delta 9 THC, which is still categorized as a “controlled substance”, effectively making it illegal on a federal level.
Users of Delta 8 tend to report a strong body high, or “stoned” feeling, yet no mental confusion or paranoia that one would experience from Delta 9. This physical effect is actually quite comparable to a 1:1 ratio of CBD to Delta 9 THC dosage. It induces intoxication in a very manageable way that allows for day-time or night-time usage, thanks to its clear-headed properties.
Delta 8 actually stimulates your appetite even more than Delta 9! So if you thought you had a problem with the munchies on Delta 9, you definitely will get the munchies on Delta 8! So make sure you have some healthy options available to be devoured when you get intense feelings of hunger.