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Simple Do’s and Don’ts When Entering the World of Delta 8 THC

Simple Do’s and Don’ts When Entering the World of Delta 8 THC

Delta 8 THC is a hugely popular cannabinoid that naturally occurs in the hemp plant.  It’s beloved for its relatively mild but very notable psychoactive effects that are slightly more subdued than those of delta 9 THC.  Now, delta-8 is extremely easy to find since it’s been on the market for a couple of years, and demand remains very high.  But, if you’re a beginner, you’ll want to take some things into account before diving headfirst into a new routine.


DO: Choose Your Delivery Method Wisely

Delta 8 products come in different delivery methods, affecting how the cannabinoid absorbs into the body. For examples:

  • Delta 8 Gummies are great if you want effects for up to 8 hours, which feel stronger in the body.
  • Delta 8 Vapes (Disposables and Cartridges) are fantastic if you wanna feel the effects within minutes, for a couple hours of a highly potent delta 8 THC experience. 
  • Delta 8 Flower is perfect for those who want the most natural form of hemp that there is. 

Just figure out what delivery method appeals to you, to customize your experience to suit your needs.

DO: Clear Your Schedule

Delta 8 THC is not the most intoxicating cannabinoid on the planet, but especially if you’re a beginner, you may get ‘more high’ than you expected.  We always recommend that beginners clear their schedule for a few hours so that they can really enjoy the effects of the cannabinoid without having anything that they urgently need to tend to.  After all, you don’t wanna get really high off of delta 8 and then run off to a family dinner, or even communicate with your boss.

DO: Consider the Strain (If Vaping or Smoking)

Many delta 8 products come in a variety of strains, such as flower and vapes.  Each strain is going to produce a unique kind of effect, and even offer its own flavor profile.  Some strains are more mellowing, while others are more uplifting.  View the different strains available at ELYXR, and simply choose the one that most appeals to what it is that you want out of your delta 8 high.

DO: Look at Lab Reports and Reviews Before Buying

Before buying a delta 8 product, consider looking into the brand to make sure that they are legitimate, and have a good reputation.  Read their reviews left by customers, to see what people have to say about their various formulas.  Plus, always look for lab reports on their website, which come from a third party.  These lab reports show that the company has their hemp tested for quality, purity, potency, and federal compliance by an unbiased source.

DO: Consider Delta 8 THC as an “Evening Cannabinoid”

Many people find that delta 8 THC’s high is uniquely soothing and mellowing, making it more compatible with the evening hours rather than the daytime.  So, as a newbie, it’s probably a good idea to try it out after you get home from work, basically, when you’re ready to sit back and unwind.  Some products that come in sativa strains may be more uplifting and daytime-oriented, but overall, delta 8 is known for promoting a sense of bliss rather than giving you a boost of motivation.

DO: Experiment with Different Delta 8 Products

There are lots of exciting delta 8 products to try, so why stop at one?  You never know when your holy grail is within reach, so consider experimenting with all of the excellent formulas that exist on today’s market to find out which ones really give you the experience that you’re looking for.

Note: Before acting on any of the above, if you’re totally new to delta 8 THC, make sure you speak with your doctor/physician first.  They have access to your medical records/history and can therefore, make a proper determination if you can use or consume any delta 8 products.


DON’T: Go Crazy the First Time

As a beginner, we always encourage you to take it easy the first couple of times.  Delta 8 THC is considered somewhat gentle, but still, when you have a low tolerance, taking too much of it can get you more intoxicated than you were planning for.  So, follow the instructions on the label, and increase the amount you take as your tolerance builds.

DON’T: Drive After Taking Delta 8 THC

Delta 8 THC is an intoxicating substance, and like any intoxicating substance, it can impair you to the point of making driving dangerous.  Besides that, while delta 8 is federally legal, it’s illegal to drive while intoxicated.  So, if you take delta-8, wait until after it has worn off before driving your car.

DON’T: Take Delta 8 THC if You Have an Upcoming Drug Test

Delta 8 THC can cause a failed drug test result.  The cannabinoid is metabolized by THC-COOH – the same enzyme that breaks down delta 9 THC and is tested for in standard urine tests.  So, if you’ve a test coming up, you will need to hold off on taking delta 8.

DON’T: Settle for the Cheapest Delta 8 Product You Can Find

Delta 8 products that’re sold at very cheap prices are likely too good to be true.  There are all kinds of ways in which a company can cut corners – low concentrations of delta-8, poor extraction methods, cheap and unsafe ingredients, etc.  It’s better to pay for top-shelf quality, as you will be in for a more enjoyable experience overall.

DON’T: Be Impatient After Taking Delta 8 THC

A lot of beginners think that delta 8 THC should take effect immediately after consuming it, and when that doesn’t happen, they reach for a second dose, and end up getting way too high.  For instances, it can take up to 30 minutes for an inhalable product to kick in, and a couple of hours for an edible depending on how much you ate prior to consuming it.  Just be patient, and if you still don’t feel the effects after the required amount of time, then you can take a little more.

Now You Know What the Basic Guidelines are for a Successful Delta 8 THC Experience

Delta 8 THC could very well become your new favorite cannabinoid, but as a beginner, the best way to ensure that you enjoy it for all that it’s worth is to consider these simple rules for a successful experience.  Make sure that you consider the product you buy very carefully, and also be mindful of how much you take and when you take it.  Before long, you will be a delta 8 pro.

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David Nadel is a freelance copywriter and content writer who has been doing content creation since late 2014. He originally worked at a marketing tech company in Boston doing email marketing and SEO display ad campaigns (where he helped to create the content for those emails and banner ads for clients) before going full time as a freelance writer in 2017.

It all started working with clients in the vaping industry in 2013, where David got his opportunities to do more freelance work for that industry the following year because of his success with helping those clients with emails and ads. And, which led him writing for the hemp industry too, as he had already been an avid cannabis enthusiast going all the way back to 2011.

Because of his extensive knowledge and legit passion with non-psychoactive and psychoactive cannabinoids, coupled with his better understanding of shrooms (mushrooms) since 2015, and the kratom/kava industry since 2019, it has allowed him to create some of the most remarkable, out-of-the box, and informative content in the industry.

Even today, David still keeps on top of what’s happening in the cannabis, shrooms, and kratom/kava industries, like new research and data studies, wellness trends, legality, and emerging cannabinoids and strains, in order to supply the most up-to-date, precise educational, fun, and engaging content. That way, new and experienced users alike can really understand what this amazing industry has to offer while still being fully informed.