Is Delta 8 Safe?

  1. The Short Answer
  2. What’s in your Delta 8?
  3. Delta 8 Edibles
  4. Vaping Vs Smoking

The Short Answer

In most cases, yes, Delta 8 THC is relatively safe. This cannabinoid has been consumed for several years now without any concrete indications that the molecule itself raises any specific concerns for user safety. Generally speaking, Delta 8 offers the same effects as traditional Delta 9 Cannabis, and usually causes less overwhelming feelings of anxiety or paranoia.

What’s in your Delta 8?

The primary considerations for Delta 8 safety come from a quality perspective. When looking at the industry as a whole, (especially a few years back when it was just getting started) it’s important to be aware that not all producers of raw Delta 8 distillate or finished Delta 8 goods follow the same guidelines.

An intricate process and facility is required to safely convert CBD into Delta 8 THC. If done incorrectly, the end product has the potential to contain pesticides or mold from the hemp cultivation, residual solvents or heavy metals leftover from the conversion, or any number of other contaminants. This is why it’s extremely important to purchase your Delta 8 products from a trusted source, and always check a product’s lab test results for an added level of security.

It’s also worth noting that a manufacturer could, in theory, send extremely high quality oils to a lab to obtain test results, and then end up putting something completely different in the actual product. This makes it even more important to know the facts about the brands you choose to consume.

Delta 8 Edibles

The dangers associated with Delta 8 edibles include low quality products, but more often have to do with incorrect dosing. Many first time edible consumers end up starting with a reasonable dose, and then when they don’t feel the effects, they double or triple down. This is usually just a few moments before the original dose starts to kick in, with two more doses being metabolized within the digestive system. This can lead to a new user feeling far too high, anxious, intoxicated or paranoid, and typically does not lead to an overall positive experience. Our advice is to take your time, start with a single dose, and then wait a full 2 hours before considering more. Once you’re comfortable with how your body reacts, you’ll know more about the dosages that are best for you.

Vaping Vs Smoking

Generally speaking, inhaling anything has the potential to cause some type of damage to the respiratory system. However, when comparing smoking to vaping, it’s clear that vaping is a far healthier choice. The combustion of plant matter creates byproducts that are known to have the potential to be harmful, and vaping at low temperature avoids this combustion process. When inhaling, a high quality vapor product should be far smoother than any inhaled smoke. If that’s not the case, consider the source and quality of your vaping products.

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