With marijuana legalization happening in full swing, many consumers are gaining access to the drug for the first time. However, although recreational cannabis is legal in more and more states, THC is still restricted at the federal level, making it tricky for people to buy it.
But that restriction is mostly on Delta 9 THC; Delta 8 THC has fewer restrictions, depending on your state. As a result, Delta 8 gummies and other products have hit the market, and customers are rejoicing. That said, there’s one question you should ask before taking any of these gummies: how long does a Delta 8 high last?
Let’s find out.
What are Delta 8 Gummies?
Delta 8 gummies are edible gummy candies that are infused with Delta 8 THC. Delta 8 THC is a natural cannabinoid found in cannabis plants, just like Delta 9 THC and cannabidiol (aka CBD). However, Delta 8 THC is hemp-derived, making it legal according to the 2018 Farm Bill. This version of THC still gets you high, but not as intensely as Delta 9, which is cannabis-derived. Typically, users experience a mellower high when ingesting Delta 8.
These gummies can come in a wide variety of flavors, including:
How Do Delta 8 Gummies Work?
Cannabis product manufacturers make Delta 8 gummies by first extracting THC from hemp plants. This process creates a pure distillation of Delta 8 THC, which companies can then use to infuse into products like gummies. The exact process for infusing gummies may vary from one brand to the next, but an easy way to do it is to add distillate to the gelatin before pouring it into the mold.
As a consumer, your body will absorb THC through digestion. Your digestive system will break down the food, allowing the nutrients (including THC) to absorb into the bloodstream. From there, you’ll start to feel the effects, which usually results in a mellow, slightly euphoric feeling. The precise effects of Delta 8 gummies can vary from one person to the next, similar to how long before said effects wear off. Users have reported a calming effect, while some have tried these gummies for pain relief.
How Long Does it Take for Delta 8 Gummies to Kick In?
On average, it can take between 60 and 90 minutes for edibles to kick in. However, there are a few factors that can affect this timeframe, such as:
- Empty vs. Full Stomach – If you ingest gummies on an empty stomach, your digestive system will absorb the THC metabolites much faster than if you were full of food.
- Body Size and Type – As a rule, thinner people have a stronger reaction to THC and other controlled substances because there’s less tissue overall. However, this guideline is not always accurate, so it can vary from person to person. Also, women tend to high faster because of their smaller frames and body chemistry.
- Product Quality – High-quality gummies will have potent Delta 8 THC, meaning it’s easier for your body to absorb it and for you to feel the effects. Unfortunately, because Delta 8 is unregulated, there are disreputable brands that use fillers and other chemicals to dilute the purity of their distillate. In that case, it will take longer to feel the effects, if you feel them at all.
- Other Medications – If you’re taking other medicines, even over-the-counter products, they can interact and interfere with THC. So, it might take more or less time for Delta 8 THC to kick in.
Knowing how long it takes to feel high from these gummies is just the beginning. Which brings us to the next question, how long does Delta 8 gummies high last? While the exact amount of time can vary for the same reasons, most users report feeling high for about three to eight hours. After this period, the effects wear off and you are back to your normal, sober state. The number of gummies you take can also affect the duration of the psychoactive effects.
How Many Delta 8 Gummies Will Get You High?
For some, a single gummy may get them high, while others might have to take two or three to feel the same effects. The same factors we outlined above can also affect how many gummies it takes to get high. Also, it depends on what your definition of getting high means. For example, you might just want to feel a slight buzz, while others want to have a more intense feeling.
If you’re a first-timer, you should start with one gummy (or even a half serving) and see how it affects you. Remember, it can take as much as 90 minutes to feel anything, so don’t rush to take more gummies because the first hasn’t kicked in yet. Once you get a better idea of what to expect when taking these gummies, you can increase your dosage accordingly.
How Much THC is in Delta 8 Gummies?
The exact amount of Delta 8 THC in each gummy depends on the manufacturer. For example, at Galaxy Treats, we infuse our gummies with 25 milligrams of THC. Other brands may only contain 20 mg or less. On average, it only takes about 10 mg to feel the effects, especially if you haven’t taken THC before. So, cutting a gummy in half allows you to test yourself before taking a full dose.
We also offer a 50 mg option if you’re an experienced cannabis user and want something more potent. We don’t recommend this product for first-timers as it could be a bit too intense for your inaugural outing.
Blast Off With Galaxy Treats Delta 8 Gummies
Since Delta 8 THC is milder than Delta 9, it’s a fantastic choice for cannabis newbies who want to start small and get used to the effects. At Galaxy Treats, we have a wide selection of delicious flavors that will get you high while also tickling your tastebuds. Browse our selection online and order your first batch today!
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