Delta-8 THC is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the cannabinoid world. Thanks to its smooth and calming effects, Delta-8t THC offers a less-intense high than traditional marijuana. Delta-8 THC also comes in a variety of forms, but there’s one form in particular that we’ll be discussing in great detail today: inhalables. Can you vape Delta-8 THC? Absolutely! In fact, some users actually prefer this method while others may be surprised to even know this form exists. There are many advantages to vaping Delta-8 THC as well as some things to consider, but don’t worry. We’ll go over all of that and more in the following paragraphs. Before we get into that, let’s briefly go over what Delta-8 THC is and how it differs from traditional marijuana.
What is Delta-8 THC?
Without going into too much scientific detail, Delta-8 THC is the middle ground of CBD and Delta-9 THC (the active compound in marijuana). While sharing many similarities with marijuana, Delta-8 THC offers a smoother, more subdued high while still allowing you to remain clear-headed and in control. You can expect to feel a warm euphoria, deep relaxation, enhanced creativity and focus, and even an enhanced appetite!
Delta-8 THC is legal on a federal level, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill that requires hemp products to contain 0.3% THC or less. Delta-8 THC is available in a wide assortment of products and flavors, typically categorized as either an edible or an inhalable. Edibles include gummies, tinctures, oral strips, and any product that must be digested before kicking in. Inhalables refers to any Delta-8 THC product that must be inhaled directly into your lungs, thus bypassing the digestion process completely. This is the type of product we’ll be focusing on today.
The Advantages of Using Delta-8 THC Vapes
It might surprise you to know that Delta-8 THC vapes are extremely popular and offer a number of advantages in comparison to edibles. Delta-8 THC vapes are typically available in cartridges (or carts for short) that consist of an extremely thick viscous oil in a glass chamber. The cartridge must be screwed into a device with a 510-connection in order to transform the thick oil into vapor. While you can use traditional vape box mods for these vape cartridges, it’s recommended to use a thin pen-style mod known as a battery. These vape batteries can help regulate the temperature and firing wattage in order to produce a plume of flavorful vapor.
Another advantage of vaping Delta-8 THC is the effects tend to kick in shockingly fast. The smoke is inhaled directly into your lungs and enters directly into your bloodstream, thus bypassing the digestive system completely. The effects typically start within 5-15 minutes after the initial puff and the high usually lasts for about an hour. A bonus to vaping Delta-8 THC is that you can prolong your high by taking repeat hits once you feel the effects wearing off. Many users prefer to vape Delta-8 THC during the day for enhanced creativity and focus, whereas others opt for nighttime use for a quick and powerful high.
Lastly, Delta-8 THC vapes offer quiet discretion. The ability to quietly take a Delta-8 THC hit whenever you need it and not reek of the powerful skunky odor of hemp is attractive. There is no ashes to clean up, no time wasted on rolling up a joint, and can be easily stored in a pocket or purse.
Some Things To Keep In Mind When Vaping Delta-8 THC
Delta-8 THC vapes are often considered a more advanced user product for several reasons. First and foremost, you will need external equipment in order to use Delta-8 THC inhalables. Whether it be a specialized vape battery for cartridges, an herbalizer that can transform the finely ground up buds into silky plumes, or rolling papers that you can use to make your own joints, all of these are necessary to either vape or smoke Delta-8 THC.
Another thing to be mindful about is that vaping or smoking Delta-8 THC will most likely cause you to cough, and quite intensely at that. There are many techniques and tricks to help minimize the coughing, such as exhaling slowly, not taking too deep of a hit, and drinking water after you take a hit. The smoke is a harsh irritant to your lungs and your body will try to eliminate the irritation in your lungs as forcefully as possible. This is why even the most experienced vapers and smokers will often cough after taking several hits. Some vape cartridges will have naturally occurring terpenes for flavor and effect, which can also cause the coughing to be more intense.
Lastly, it is possible (and highly probable) that you will consume too much Delta-8 THC with vape cartridges. You might wonder if the hit you took was deep enough or if you took enough hits. You may get impatient that the results aren’t kicking in as quickly as you expected, therefore tempting you to take more hits to ensure you get properly high. The best advice is to be patient. Most manufacturers recommend taking 1-3 hits as a single dose and to wait for several minutes before increasing that dosage. Remember that
What To Watch Out For
While we’ve covered a lot of information about Delta-8 THC vapes, it’s important to do your research on the type of products you buy before completing your purchase. If you ever read about a brand claiming to have all natural pure Delta-8 THC flower, be very careful. There is no such thing as a naturally (or organically) grown Delta-8 THC flower. While the compound does exist naturally in the hemp plant, it is in extremely small quantities.
Delta-8 THC must be extracted from the hemp plant using scientific methods and careful techniques. This extract is then infused into a variety of products that you can find on the market today. That’s not to say that Delta-8 THC flower doesn’t exist, because it does. But it is simply CBD flower that has been infused (or sprayed, which is more common) with Delta-8 THC extract. The flower can then be ground up into a fine powder and rolled into a joint, ready to be smoked.
Hopefully you have learned a lot about Delta-8 THC vapes and have a better understanding of how they work. Vaping Delta-8 THC offers many advantages due to being discreet and can deliver a fast-acting high that is both powerful and short-lived. If you are short on time or simply impatient, you may benefit from using Delta-8 THC vapes. While it is considered a more advanced user item, Delta-8 THC vapes can be enjoyed by a wide variety of users, particularly smokers and vapers. Remember to start slowly with your doses and be patient before increasing your dosage. Be wary of brands that claim to have all-natural Delta-8 THC flowers, as there is no such thing. We’re constantly learning about this fascinating compound and eagerly look forward to all that the future of Delta-8 THC holds. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments you may have. We look forward to hearing from you. Until we meet again!