Looking for a legal way to get lifted? If so, delta-8 THC may be just the solution. This minor cannabinoid has many of the properties of the well-loved delta-9 THC cannabinoid but is still legal in most states. However, to have the best experience, you have to find the delta 8 dosage that works best for you. Take a closer look at delta 8 below, as well as information to help you find the delta 8 dosage for the best experience. 

What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 THC is scientifically known as delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol but is often referred to as simply delta 8 or D8. This cannabinoid is one of several types of THC that can be found in cannabis, but delta-8 THC is only present in minimal amounts in most strains. Delta 8 is an isomer (minor chemical variant) of delta 9 THC, which means it has a similar structural makeup and also delivers similar effects. Delta 8 can also be synthesized by manipulating cannabidiol in hemp. 

Will Delta 8 THC Get You High?

Delta-8 THC can cause euphoria or get you high. In a study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research in 2022, researchers looked at the reported effects of taking delta 8 and how the cannabinoids experience compared to delta 9 THC. The study found that 68 percent of people reported euphoria and 81 percent reported cognitive distortions like a change in concentration levels.

Delta 8 THC Dosage - Will it get you high?

Additionally, over half of the surveyed respondents said that they would substitute delta 8 for delta 9. And, most people said the effects were “about the same” as delta 9. Other reported effects included: 

  • Relaxation 
  • Pain relief 
  • Changes in time awareness 
  • Short-term memory changes 

As an added benefit, most people in the study that were using delta-8 THC did not experience paranoia or anxiety, which can be problematic with delta-9. 

How Long Does a Delta 8 High Last?

According to the aforementioned study, the people included in the survey stated that the effects of delta 8 lasted about the same amount of time as the effects of delta 9 THC. But, how long does a delta 8 high last really? The answer can actually vary depending on several factors, such as your personal metabolism and delta 8 dosage. Curious beginners with low to medium tolerance should go for a low dose first. Further, certain ingestion methods can lead to a longer duration of D8 effects. The general timeline with all forms of THC is between 2 and 10 hours

Smoking delta-8 is more likely to mean a shorter duration of effects than something like consuming a delta-8 THC edible. Smoking the cannabinoid allows the cannabinoids to be introduced and processed by the system much faster, and the effects tend to wear off faster as well. Therefore, if you smoke something like a TIMBR Organics delta 8 cigarette, the near instant effects will likely only last a few hours.

How Long Does a Delta 8 THC High Last

Delta 8 Dosage for Beginners

The general delta 8 dosage range is from 5 to 60 mg, which is a considerable difference in amounts. The fact is, people may need different amounts of delta 8 depending on a number of influencing factors.

Factors that can affect how much delta 8 THC you need to take include: 

  • The consumption method – Smoking or ingesting delta 8 may require a different dose 
  • Your personal experience with/tolerance to THC – More THC use may mean you need a stronger dose 
  • Your personal desired effects or preferred experience – You may need more if you’re looking for more intense effects 
  • Your body weight – Delta 8 doses can be metabolized differently depending on your body size and even your age 

Determining the right delta 8 dosage for you personally can take a bit of trial and patience. As it is with all cannabinoids, each individual may need a different delta 8 dosage to experience the desired effects. Since delta-8 THC does cause intoxication, it is always best to start at a conservative point of intake, gauge how that delta 8 dosage makes you feel, and then adjust how much you use the next session. 

Delta 8 Dosage for Beginners

For smoking delta 8, a good plan is to start with low doses: just a few puffs and assess how you feel before smoking more. One good thing about smoking D8 is the effects happen quickly—usually within a few minutes. This allows a new delta 8 user to determine relatively quickly if they need to smoke more, or if they are good where they are. For reference, TIMBR D8 smokes contain about 40 mg of delta 8 THC per cigarette. Therefore, a few puffs would keep you in a good low-milligram starting range. 

How Much Delta 8 THC is Too Much?

Much like delta-9 THC, you can take in a delta 8 dosage that is too much. While you really can’t “overdose” with cannabinoids, you can use too much and heighten the risk of having a bad experience. There is no set milligram dosage that could be considered too much for all people. Each individual can have their own tolerance level or desirable dose. Therefore, always start low and slow and give your body time to react to the small dose before choosing to consume more. 

If you do accidentally consume too much delta 8, you can experience side effects that are similar to consuming too much delta 9 THC like: 

  • Extreme fatigue 
  • Dizziness 
  • Quickened heart rate 
  • Confusion or delusions 
  • Nausea 
  • Anxiety 
  • High blood pressure 

Typically, the best guidance if you take too much THC is to wait it out and try to get some rest. Some people may also benefit from drinking water, taking CBD (cannabidiol) to balance out some of the effects, or simply going to sleep. 

Timbr Delta 8 THC Dosage

Get Lifted with TIMBR D8 Hemp Smokes

For people that do not have access to delta-9 THC, delta-8 may offer a viable legal alternative. Smoking delta 8 has its advantages, such as easier monitoring of the effects to find your right dose. Ready to try delta 8 for the first time? Be sure to check out Delta 8 THC Cigarettes from TIMBR Organics, which are made with a full spectrum of hemp-derived terpenes and cannabinoids.