Remember your first time smoking weed? How nerve-racking it was to flick that lighter for the first time, the way your eyes were glued to the clock because your parents would eventually come home, and the way you Febreeze(d) your house down to the point where it smelled like a chemical plant…that was quite the process! Just like any other industry, the marijuana industry continues to advance and innovate, so there are products for everyone- the days of freaking out over getting caught smoking weed by your friend’s parents are over.
Over recent years, delta-8 has become widely available. Vaping is much more convenient than actual smoking flower, but smoking vape cartridges (aka carts) requires different batteries for recharge. If you often smoke, getting several vape pens and carts at a time is a fantastic, sustainable idea. However, if you are just looking to take the edge off every once in a while, delta 8 disposable vapes are your best bet. The real beauty of these delta-8 disposables is their efficiency and sleek design, making vaping worry-free. You don’t have to worry about paper or grinders as you do with hemp flower. And you don’t have the smoke that may offend others around you as you do with prerolls. You also don’t have to make sure you have the right battery size for the cartridge like you do with vapes.
Think of a water bottle. If you are going to the gym every day, you should probably have a reusable water bottle- just like someone who smokes every day should get vape cartridges. Conversely, if you go to the gym once every week or a few times a month, it’s not really worth buying an expensive water bottle you won’t use much, so you would go with a plastic water bottle- just like someone who doesn’t smoke all the time would probably go with a disposable delta-8 device.
What Is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis Sativa plants, but it’s not present in significant levels. Therefore, concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are typically manufactured from hemp-derived CBD, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We’ve all heard of CBD and delta-9, but research suggests that other cannabinoids positively affect the body. Delta-8 allows the user to experience the same euphoria, relaxation, and mental health benefits without the overwhelming sensations associated with delta-9 (what we typically think of as weed).
Why Delta 8-Disposables?
Nobody drinks the same beer year-round. During the summer, more people drink Mexican beers. During the fall, IPA sales spike, so why wouldn’t you want that same variety with marijuana? There are many different combinations of flavors and strains to choose from when shopping for delta-8 disposables: Blue Dream (a hybrid between Indica and Sativa), Strawberry Cough Sativa, and Mellow Fellow Indica, to name a few.
The reason many people prefer smoking delta-8 over taking edibles or gummies is that it’s easier to pace yourself. Novice delta-8 users might feel high after one hit of a vape, whereas somebody that’s been smoking for years.
Will Smoking Delta-8 Show Up On A Drug Test?
Unfortunately, there’s not enough evidence for me to give you a definite answer. Due to the chemical similarities of delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC, researchers believe excessive use may lead to a positive drug test, especially since CBD isolates can potentially lead to positive results.
Is Delta-8 Legal?
While delta-8 is federally legal, you should still look into your state’s THC policies- it’s always good to check anyway. Delta-8 is legal because of a loophole in which any Hemp product with less than .3% delta-9 is fair game. Hence, delta-8 products are LOADED with delta-8 and contain just under 0.3% THC- enough to make you feel excellent on a Sunday spent on your couch.
How Many Hits Will I Need To Feel the Effects?
Dosing cannabinoids is challenging, and so is the truth for delta-8 THC. The amount you inhale from your disposable could vary depending on the device, the force with which you inhale, and the temperature when you take the draw. The best way to get a read on how strong the delta-8 will be for you is to take one or two deep inhales and wait thirty minutes. I would stay there if you’re so high after thirty minutes that blinking looks like a music video from the ’80s. However, if you’ve taken one or two rips and South Park is only a little bit funnier after thirty minutes, I would advise you to revisit your device.
It’s better to take less at the beginning and slowly increase your dose to avoid going too far- it will also ultimately save you money. You can always take another hit, but when you take one too many, it may take some time until the effects fade off, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. The optimal dosage seems to be around 5–6 puffs for most people, giving them relatively strong effects but without anxiety or mental distress.
The Benefits Of Smoking Delta-8 Disposables:
While there still isn’t an abundance of research on the positive effects of consuming delta-8, marketing claims of pain relief and anxiety have been cited. From personal experience, I can tell you that these claims have materialized through my experiences consuming delta-8 products. As somebody that began to grow anxious using delta-9 as I got older, delta-8 has given me a chance to enter a realm of relaxation while still being able to complete menial tasks like folding laundry and emptying the dishwasher and, on occasion, responding to a work email.
The Negatives Of Smoking Delta-8 Disposables:
Many of the negative side-effects associated with delta-8 are similar to those of delta-9. As I mentioned before, too much of anything is a bad thing. Even though delta-8 provides a more mild high, In a survey published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, authors noted side effects of delta-8 THC, including:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulties with short-term memory
- Altered sense of time
- Anxiety and paranoia
Delta-8 Disposables Vs. Delta-8 Gummies
As a smoker or vaper, you actually absorb cannabinoids more effectively than when you consume edibles, but their effects last longer and are stronger. Initially, this does not seem to make sense. In view of the fact that you consume the same substances when you smoke, vape, or consume edibles, you would expect the high to be the same.
The potency and duration of the effects of smoking and eating cannabis products differ fundamentally. It takes 30 minutes to an hour and a half for delta-8 to take effect when consumed orally.
As opposed to smoking, the effects of vaping can be felt within 25 minutes of your first hit. As a result, delta 8 gummies can take longer to kick in, but they have a longer-lasting effect.
I’m a big proponent of delta-8 because of my anxiety. As mental health issues began to creep into my life as I got older, smoking delta-9 became unenjoyable and chaotic. It was as if the relaxing feeling of feeling “high” had dissipated and all I was left with was paranoia. When delta-8 came into my life I was skeptical at first, but I can attest that it’s a much milder experience for those who need it. Not everyone needs things to the fullest extent, and if you’re one of those people, delta-8 is probably the product for you.
Delta-8 disposables are both convenient, tasty, and easy to smoke. After using the product a few times, I no longer cough, and I simply take three to four hits, put on a movie, and get a well-deserved day’s rest. I personally have four carts at my apartment right now, each with different flavors, levels of THC, and strains of marijuana. I cannot recommend this product enough. Get 25% off your first order with promo code TFM.