Can you smoke delta-8?

THC is one of the major compounds in hemp and marijuana plants. Smoking Delta 8 flowers is one way to benefit from this cannabinoid. This article highlights more about what a delta 8 flower is, how one can smoke delta 8, and whether it is safe for the delta 8 flowers to be smoked.

Delta 8 has become more popular within the cannabis world. One of its fastest-growing products is delta 8 flowers. There are several ways you can consume delta 8, with smoking being one of them. Most consumers enjoy smoking Delta 8 since this method yields fast effects. However, the effects are flushed out of the system fast. Also, smoking delta 8 can lead to lung irritation. Learn more about the pros and cons of this delivery method below.

What Is the Best Way to Consume Delta 8?

Most people prefer taking their delta 8 as edibles such as gummies or capsules. Consuming delta 8 is not as effective as inhaling it. Some users have complained of digestive discomfort because of ingesting delta8 orally every day. For this reason, most turn to smoke this cannabinoid because it yields rapid effects. Chayasirisobhon (2021) noted that Delta 8 is inhaled directly into the lungs, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream.

Is It Possible to Smoke Delta 8?

Yes, it is. Smoking delta 8 gives you an instant effect compared to using it in the form of edibles. Many people who inhale delta 8 have rarely complained of any side effects. One of the ways to smoke delta 8 is through delta 8 flowers. Delta 8 flowers do not contain any additives or additional ingredients. To smoke your delta 8 flowers, you can first grind them and place the powder inside a pipe, similar to other forms of cannabinoid flowers. The quality of delta 8 depends on the brand. Other deltas 8 flowers may be harsher to inhale compared to others.

What Is Delta 8 Flower?

According to Chan-Hosokawa et al. (2022), a delta 8 flower is a hemp flower with a different cannabinoid sprayed using an isolate of delta 8 or a delta 8 distillate. This is done after drying and curing. The quality of delta 8 flowers depends on which form of delta 8 is sprayed and how it was applied.

Ways to Smoke Delta 8 Flowers

Below are three great ways to smoke your delta 8 flowers:

Using a Joint

This is one of the simplest ways to smoke delta 8 flowers. If you are a beginner, rolled delta 8 joints may be the easiest to handle. If you prefer rolling your joint, choose a cheap rolling machine.

Using a Bong

You can grind up your delta 8 buds and place them inside like how you would utilize a bong to inhale other forms of cannabis. Below are steps on how to smoke your delta 8 inside along:

  • Grind your flowers
  • Fill your container or bowl of the bong with the already ground-up buds
  • Ensure that the water in your bong is clean, and place the bowl inside the bong
  • put a flame near the bowl and smoke from the mouthpiece of your bong
  • If you want a tastier and healthier rip, use a hemp wick instead of your lighter

Using a Pipe

If you feel that using a bong is messy. You can use a pipe instead. However, the hits will be harsher. If you want to smoke your flowers from a pipe, use the same method as to smoke using a bong, but don’t put water inside the dry pipe.

Is It Wrong to Smoke Delta 8?

If your delta 8 flowers are processed from another cannabinoid such as CBD by a natural process, it is not harmful to smoke delta 8. Since it is becoming more popular, some brands produce low-quality products. This leads to many people disregarding its products. However, this does not mean that it is unsafe to smoke the product.

Will Smoking Delta 8 Make You Fail A Drug Test?

Yes, it will. Like other forms of THC, delta 8 makes you fail a drug test. Avoid delta 8 THC weeks before the test if you anticipate a drug test.

Do Delta 8 Flowers Have Side Effects?

Since it is similar to delta 9, the side effects should be the same. However, they should be mild since they are stronger. Green et al. (2003) suggested that the side effects of smoking delta 8 THC vary among individuals depending on the age, experience level, frequency of use, and the potency of the cannabinoid. For others, it may be adverse, while others may not experience any side effects. Abed et al. (2014) advised that you should always choose high-quality delta 8 products to have the safest experience.

Will Delta 8 Flowers Make You High?

Delta 8 flowers can get you ‘high’. Akpunonu et al. (2021) noted that it provides its users with a psychoactive effect. However, its effects are milder than those of delta 9. How ‘high’ you feel depends on the amount of delta 8 flowers you smoke, your body metabolism, age, and experience levels, among other factors.

How Long Will Delta 8 Flowers High Last?

The effects of smoking delta 8 flowers can be from forty-five minutes and can last up to an hour. To have steady delta 8 effects, try taking one to two hits after every one hour.

Conclusion

Vaping is also another way in which you can smoke delta 8. However, it is not recommended for beginners because its effects can last long. When purchasing your delta 8 flowers or joints, ensure they are from a trusted and reliable brand. You should consult your doctor before trying any cannabinoid to ensure that your body will not react negatively. Smoking a higher dose of delta 8 may affect your body; hence it is advisable to smoke the recommended dose. You can consume your delta 8 THC through oils, tinctures, vaping, and edibles such as gummies. How long the effects of delta 8 last depend on the consumption method. Other factors that may affect the ‘high’ effects are age, metabolic rate, and overall body health.

References

Abed, A., Vaseghi, G., Jafari, E., Fattahian, E., Babhadiashar, N., & Abed, M. (2014). Echium Amoenum Fisch. Et Mey: A review on its pharmacological and medicinal properties. Asian J Med Pharm Res, 4, 21-23.

Akpunonu, P., Baum, R. A., Reckers, A., Davidson, B., Ellison, R., Riley, M., … & Gerona, R. (2021). Sedation and Acute Encephalopathy in a Pediatric Patient Following Ingestion of Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol Gummies. The American Journal of Case Reports, 22, e933488-1.

Chan-Hosokawa, A., Nguyen, L., Lattanzio, N., & Adams, W. R. (2022). Emergence of Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol in DUID Investigation Casework: Method Development, Validation and Application. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 46(1), 1-9.

Chayasirisobhon, S. (2021). Mechanisms of action and pharmacokinetics of cannabis. The Permanente Journal, 25.

Green, B. O. B., Kavanagh, D., & Young, R. (2003). Being stoned: a review of self‐reported cannabis effects. Drug and alcohol review, 22(4), 453-460.

 

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