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Does Delta 8 Have THC In It?

With the legality of delta-9 varying from state to state, it’s not surprising that delta-8 has become so popular. As the closest relative to delta-9 THC, delta-8 is one of the best alternatives for those looking to partake. The big question folks often have is whether or not delta-8 contains THC.

With marijuana being illegal federally, and delta-8 being legal across the country under 2018’s Federal Farm Bill, many are unsure about how much THC is involved. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at whether or not delta-8 has THC in it. Here’s an overview:

  1. Does Delta 8 have THC?
  2. How much THC is in Delta 8 Products
  3. Does Delta 8 get you high?

Does Delta 8 have THC?

The big question is, does delta-8 have THC? The answer is, yes. Delta-8 is a cannabinoid and is actually a type of THC. The big difference between the legal delta-8 and the illegal delta-9 is how we get it. Delta-8 and delta-9 are very closely related. Close enough, in fact, that they are both fun to use and can get you high.

Delta-8 THC is legal federally because it is derived from the hemp plant. Delta-9, on the other hand, comes from cannabis. Due to the federal classification that cannabis falls under, delta-9 is only legal in certain states. Since delta-8 is legal and users can get high from it, its popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. Up next, we’ll take a look at how much THC delta-8 products contain.

How much THC is in Delta 8 Products

The amount of THC in our delta-8 products varies from item to item. We have several options available Let’s take a closer look.

Delta 8 THC Gummies

The Apollo Delta 8 THC Gummies are vegan and all-natural. Each gummy contains 25mg of pure delta-8 extract. Each package contains either 20, 40, or 60 gummies. This is one of the best ways to add delta-8 to your daily routine. Like most edibles, it takes about 30-60 minutes to take effect because it is absorbed through the digestive tract rather than through the mucous membranes of the throat and lungs. 

For this reason, moderating and titrating your dosage is crucial. If you are new to delta-8, it’s recommended that you take a single gummy, then wait at least 60 minutes before taking another dose. The reason is that when THC is metabolized by the liver after ingesting it, it becomes significantly more potent. The effects can also last for several hours, so make sure you account for that as well.

Delta 8 THC Vape

Our delta-8 THC vapes contain 1000mg of our highest quality, most potent delta-8 per vape. The effects are immediate, as the delta-8 is absorbed quickly. They come in 4 flavors that were created by using naturally-derived terpenes. Each vape uses a high-grade CCELL ceramic cartridge so you get the best vaping experience.

Flavors available:

  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • White Cherry Gelato
  • Rainbow Sherbert
  • Tangie Dream

When using delta-8 THC in a disposable vape, it’s one of the most potent ways to partake. For beginners, start with a single 2-3 second inhale, and allow the effects to set in before taking another dose. In many cases, a single vape hit can take the place of multiple gummy doses, but it will kick in much faster, and will generally wear off sooner than edibles like gummies. 

Delta 8 THC Cartridge

Just like the THC vape, the delta-8 THC cartridges are also available in 4 flavors and contain 1000mg of delta-8. The difference between the Delta 8 THC Cartdrige and the Delta 8 THC Vape is that these cartridges are used with a separate battery. Essentially they are both disposable, but to use a cartridge (or just a “cart”) you will need your own battery, while the vape comes pre-charged and is not rechargeable.

Flavors available:

  • Tangie Dream
  • Rainbow Sherbert
  • White Cherry Gelato
  • Strawberry Lemonade

If you decide to use our delta-8 THC carts, you’ll need to be just as careful with them as you would with using the delta-8 THC pre-charged vapes. The hit will be powerful, so it’s recommended that new users only inhale for about 2-3 seconds before letting the effects set in and deciding if another dose is desired. 

Delta 8 THC Tincture

Our Apollo berry-flavored delta-8 THC tincture is made from natural ingredients and contains 1500mg of pure delta-8 extract in each bottle. This means that our delta-8 tincture is undoubtedly our most potent method of administration. With flavors derived from natural sources, you can feel comfortable knowing that you’re getting no artificial or synthetic elements in your delta-8. 

While the standard dosage for our tincture is a single dropper full, this is for experienced tincture users only. If you are new to tinctures, or delta-8 in general, start with a quarter dropper full, or maybe a half dropper if you have more body mass. The tincture is administered directly under the tongue, where it can easily pass through the mucous membranes to take effect quickly. Expect effects in just a few minutes.

Flavors available:

  • Citrus
  • Chocolate Mint

Does Delta 8 get you high?

The short answer is, yes delta-8 can get you high. THC is the chemical compound that gets people high, but the makeup of delta-8 and delta-9 is slightly different. Delta-9’s molecule is situated on the prenyl chain’s 9th position, while delta-8’s molecule is in the 8th position. This means that both will get you high, but that will feel different depending on whether you have 8 or 9.

The difference in the position of the molecule impacts how the high feels. Those that are used to delta-9 often report more intense feelings of euphoria, hunger, sleepiness, and sometimes paranoia. The high from delta-8 is much milder. When you consume delta-8, you’re more likely to feel sleepy rather than euphoric or paranoid. This milder high is appealing to many, so join in!