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Taking your weed on a hike is one of the most satisfying ways to experience it, the stimulation and connection of D8 make it perfect for this use case. Created with Cannabis Life.
Communing with nature is a highly rewarding way to enjoy weed, the fresh air, the stupendous sights, and the physical effort make it quite vital, actually.
And although the classic options of bringing a joint or pipe along could make do in a pinch, our recommendation is to opt for edibles, specifically Delta 8 edibles, to enhance your nature hikes.
First and foremost, edibles offer a strategic advantage above flower smokables when it pertains to outdoor use: they do not require a lighter, they do not litter and they pose no threat towards wildfires.
On this alone, they can become a useful asset to carry around in your backpack with your granola bars and lozenges.
Also, it’s important to consider that they are ridiculously easy and discreet to consume, just pop them open and chuck one in your mouth, no one will be none the wiser, with no telling smells or red eyes.
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Delta 8 THC is a psychoactive compound found in cannabis, very similar in composition to Delta 9 THC, which would be what you have experienced the most of if you’ve been smoking regular weed.
Whereas Delta 9, the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant offers a striking, fuzzy, and often lethargic high, Delta 8 offers a smoother, longer lasting, and less hazy experience.
Scientific studies on the compound, of which there certainly aren’t enough of, indicate that the perceived lower potency of Delta 8 derives from the way the differently placed double carbon bond interacts with your endocannabinoid system.
All that aside, Delta 8 THC will most definitely get you high, just perhaps in a different fashion than you’re accustomed to, and if you’re taking it in edible form, also expect more durable effects.
Besides the convenience offered by the edible form factor, which we mentioned above, Delta 8 brings about some interesting effects into the hiking experience.
The mild euphoria and sensory delight of Delta 9 will still be felt, albeit in a smoother, more protracted fashion, which allows you to savor the sights and the heights at your own pace.
D8 gummies like those offered by Cannabis Life, with 25 mg D8 THC per gummy and sold in a variety of flavors, are pretty much the kind of edible we would recommend for this use case.
Packed to share and infused with third-party lab-tested Delta 8 THC, these gluten-free vegan treats serve well to provide the generous and mellow high you want to bring along on a hike.
Also, the side effects of weed which we’re all used to, which include cottonmouth, red eyes, and drowsiness, are softened with Delta 8, which means you won’t struggle as much with them on your hike.
Still, keep yourself fed and hydrated as you hit the trail, so your body responds.
On a final note, Delta 8 THC has been associated with notable analgesic properties, which can keep the pain of muscle fatigue at bay until you make it back.