Hype Cannabis Delta-8

Published on September 23rd, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Exploring the Buzz: Delta-8 Edibles and Their Benefits

A fresh face in the world of cannabis and hemp has stepped into the spotlight — Delta-8 THC. This chemical is found in plants like hemp and cannabis, similar to the well-known Delta-9, or what most people know as marijuana. The interesting part? Delta-8 is believed to be less powerful in its effects and less likely to give you that super strong high. Nowadays, people are all about Delta-8 edibles, which include tasty treats like gummies, chocolates, and cookies infused with Delta-8. But what makes these treats so popular? And how do they compare to other ways of using Delta-8?

Why Delta-8 is Turning Heads

Delta-8 THC is like a cousin to Delta-9. They both come from the same plant material, but Delta-8 has a slightly different structure, which changes how it works in our bodies. Think of Delta-8 as a more gentle version of Delta-9. It gives you some of the good effects of cannabis, but without the intense high. So, if you’re after a milder experience, Delta-8 could be just what you’re looking for.

Comparing Delta-8 with Delta-9:

Delta-8 Delta-9
Psychoactivity Milder psychoactivity Produces “high” effect
Legal status Effects are mild enough to be sold legally Classified as a controlled substance
Source Occurs naturally in cannabis, processed chemically into D-8 One of the primary cannabinoids found in the plant
Potency Less potent More potent
Side effects Milder side effects Potential for stronger side effects


Say Hello to Delta-8 Edibles

Delta-8 gummies are like a sneaky way to enjoy Delta-8. They’re foods or drinks that have a little bit of Delta-8 magic mixed in. Gummies, chocolates, cookies, and other treats with a special touch – it’s like picking out your preferred candy from the store. These goodies are great because you can enjoy the benefits of Delta-8 without anyone knowing. It’s like having your favorite candy while also getting a dose of Delta-8 and enjoying a variety of flavors and shapes.

What Does Delta-8 Feel Like?

Delta-8 gives you a softer ride compared to the stronger effects of Delta-9. It brings a nice feeling of relaxation, but it’s not as intense as its big sibling, Delta-9. Some folks might feel a bit happier, but it’s not as crazy as the full-on high. So if you’re aiming for a laid-back experience, Delta-8 could be your go-to choice.

The Upsides of Delta-8 Edibles

Delta-8 edibles have some cool advantages. Take note that the effects of edibles can be different for each person based on their THC tolerance levels. So start with a low dose and slowly have more to find what feels right. They take a bit more time to kick in, but once they do, it’s like having a comfy blanket of effects that last for a while. Plus, you can enjoy them in public without raising eyebrows. You’re also in control of how much you take. Because the amount of Delta-8 in each piece is precise, it allows you to customize your experience, so you can make it fit exactly how you want it.

Therapeutic Benefits

Eating Delta-8 THC edibles can help with pain management because of their proven anti-inflammatory properties. They could also help with reducing stress and anxiety by working with our body’s endocannabinoid system. Lastly, they may also benefit people who have insomnia. Delta-8 users experienced a great deal of relaxation, pain relief and reduced anxiety. Because Delta-8 reduces stress and helps the body enter a relaxed state, they can not only help us sleep, but also have better quality sleep.

Here’s a complete list of benefits from taking Delta-8 Edibles:

  • Mild effects
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Pain relief
  • Appetite stimulation
  • Nausea relief
  • Sleep aid 
  • Easy consumption

What About Drug Tests?

Something important to think about when trying edibles: drug tests. Because Delta-8 is chemically similar to Delta-9 THC (the main component in marijuana), drug tests might show positive for Delta-8 too. But here’s the thing: most drug tests are looking for Delta-9 THC, not Delta-8. That means the chances of the test showing Delta-8 are lower. But there’s still a small chance, especially if the test is about cannabis in general. 

Looking Forward to the Future

Delta-8 and its delightful treats are great options in the world of cannabis. It’s a fresh choice for those who want to dip their toes into something cool without diving into the deep end. As things keep evolving, Delta-8 and its tasty edibles show that there’s always something exciting to discover. So, here’s to trying new things and enjoying the adventure!


Disclaimer: Poster is not a medical doctor or medical professional and nothing in this article should be construed to be actual or inferred medical advice of any type or sort.

About the Author

Journalist, Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and Media Consultant. Ph.D. and retired military. Member of ForbesBLK, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, and the United States Press Agency. Partner at THM Media Group. Connect with Jerry across social media @jerrydoby_

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