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How Long Does A Delta 8 High Last?

Ok, you just took some Delta 8. How long will you be stoned for? Created with Eighty Six.

Delta 8 THC is a hemp-derived cannabinoid that offers the same psychoactive effect that can be found in other THC compounds, however milder.

It is becoming increasingly popular as an active ingredient in different vapes, oil cartridges, tinctures, and edibles, thanks to its energy-boosting qualities that allow a more mellow high (and without the harshest side effects that say, Delta 9, presents).

But is there a difference between vaping and eating Delta 8?

Check out this guide we created with the folks at Eighty Six, a brand that specialized in inhalable and edible D8 products, and see what’s what.

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What Is Delta 8

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The first part we should cover is what exactly Delta 8 is.

Delta 8 THC is a hemp-derived cannabinoid that has been shown to offer a similar effect to its counterparts, giving users a light-headed sensation as it kicks in.

D8 will make you feel energized and awake than highly lethargic. Users have reported experiencing less of the nasty side-effects of Delta 9, such as severe drowsiness and brain fog, as well as heightened anxiety and paranoia.

It’s still a psychoactive cannabinoid, so it might not be the first option to consider for first-time consumers; however, those who have a little more experience in the field can see that Delta 8 does exactly what it promises. 

How Does Delta 8 Interact With Our Brain

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Delta-8 affects our nervous system by bringing calmness, some describing it as if you’re floating above it all.

Although the effects can last up to five hours, it is essential to consider that external factors can influence this timeline.

Depending on your diet, weight, how accustomed you are to THC, and even how you inhale the smoke from a vape (if this is your chosen method of consumption), the high can follow for a longer or shorter period.

It can and will augment your appetite, but not as much as Delta 9 or Delta 10 would; it’ll make a clear path for your mind to focus on what it needs to, giving you plenty of time to prepare for the munchies.  

How Does A Delta 8 High Feel Like

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The high will follow the typical effects that THC incites: a buzz that’ll make you feel weightless without causing a heavy, sluggish sensation afterward.

Delta 8 users feel more present within their bodies and the high experience, whereas with other Deltas, it’s more common for users to seem detached from their reality.

Whether you’re consuming an edible, tincture, or vape, the effects of Delta 8 will allow you to live through the experience of consuming it without having to be worrying about the bad aftermath. 

How Long Does Delta 8 Vapes High Last

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When consuming Delta 8 through vapes, such as the ones offered in Eighty Six’s website, the effects can kick in in almost six minutes, but the lasting effects can be different.

Like we mentioned before, depending on a myriad of external factors ranging from age to body weight, the high can be felt for longer or shorter periods.

Eighty Six recommends inhaling twice or up to three times to achieve the desired full effect of the D8 THC; this can also be influenced by how hard users are used to inhaling these disposable vapes.

They have five different flavors offered in their catalog, from indica and sativa strains, and all of their vapes can last up to 500 puffs. 

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How Long Does Delta 8 Gummies High Last

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Gummies take a little longer to show their effects because they are absorbed through digestion, taking more time to manifest.

It can take from 30 minutes to an hour for the Delta 8 THC to manifest, but this can also depend on the type of gummy you consume.

Some dissolve slightly in the mouth before reaching the stomach, allowing the D8 effects to come up earlier than expected, but this can signify a shorter time with the full effects.

Eighty Six’s gummies have 30 mg of Delta 8 THC per bite and come in 4 different flavors: Citrus Blast, Apple Jade, Midnight Melon, and Orange Bang.

They also have other edible Delta 8 offerings – from chocolates to jelly gummies and peach rings covered in sweet and tangy chamoy.

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How Long Does Delta 8 Tinctures High Last

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This presentation is the weakest of the ones previously listed. However, this is not to say that you won’t feel it at all.

Don’t confuse the fact that tinctures can be diluted with the idea that it means you should take more than the recommended dose. Remember, it’s all in the how as well as the what.

Higher doses can last longer and give more potent side effects, including some visual alterations.

If taken in smaller droplets, tinctures can grow and build their results from three to eight hours, allowing the body to experience calmness and focus for more extended periods without doubling its intensity.

Tinctures are intended as more straightforward products than edibles or vapes, being a more discreet way of experiencing Delta 8. 

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