Delta 9 Gummies FAQ
What Is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC (Delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol) is a type of THC found in the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica) in small concentrations. It is considered the nicer, younger sibling of Delta 9.
Like all cannabinoids, Delta 8 THC binds to cannabinoid receptors found in the endocannabinoid system in our body. This compound produces milder effects than Delta 9 THC and is unlikely to make you high.
Delta 8 THC can either be natural or synthetic.
- Natural Delta 8 is extracted from cannabis plants. However, natural concentrations are low.
- Many companies make Delta 8 synthetically from CBD. This involves using organic solvents to reflux CBD and change its chemical composition.
Delta 8 THC products include Delta 8 gummies, chocolates, candies, cookies, tinctures, vape cartridges, and Delta 8-infused beverages.
Check out our detailed guide to Delta 8 THC to learn more.
Does Delta 9 show up on drug tests?
Yes, Delta 9 will show up on a drug test, as will all other forms of THC. If you know you’re going to be drug tested, stop taking products with THC about a month or so before the test, even if the product in question is fully legal.
What is better for sleep, Delta 8 or Delta 9?
In general, consuming Delta 9 at low doses, especially when combined with CBD, helps you fall asleep. Similarly, a low-dose Delta 8 product can also aid in sleep.
Because Delta 9 THC is the stronger of the two THC types, it takes less of it to achieve an equivalent calming effect.
Do edibles dry out eyes?
Dryness of the eyes is one of the most common side effects of smoking weed. The same goes for cannabis edibles, as cannabinoids like Delta 9 THC, CBD, and Delta 8 THC seem to cause dry eyes. Scientists still don’t know the exact reason why this happens, but 2020 research indicates that THC regulates tearing canals via interactions with the body’s CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system.
Smoking cannabis is even worse for dry eyes, as smoke causes additional irritation. That’s why we recommend microdosing THC in edibles, rather than smoking or vaping cannabis.
What does the entourage effect feel like?
You will hardly be able to feel the entourage effect at work. The entourage effect refers to the longer-term benefits you get from combining multiple cannabinoids, as opposed to any immediate psychological effect you might notice.
The best way to start feeling the benefits of the entourage effect is after at least a month of continual use of cannabis microdosing products. If you experience improvement in mood and focus, if you sleep better or feel much less stressed out or anxious, congratulations—you’re experiencing the entourage effect.