How to Use Delta 9 (Tips for Trying Delta 9 THC for the First Time)
Delta 9 THC products have become widely available throughout the United States since the Farm Bill was passed in 2018. We have a variety of delta 9 gummies and drink mixes available for you to try. But if you’ve never used delta 9 products before, you might be a little hesitant, and that’s understandable. That’s why we will take the time to explain everything you need to know when trying delta 9 THC for the first time.
What Is Delta 9 THC?
Hemp-derived delta products that contain THC will give you a psychoactive reaction that people call a “high.” THC is a cannabinoid of the Cannabis Sativa plant. The classification of delta THC is determined by the location of the cannabinoid’s double carbon bond in the chain. Delta 9 THC has a double carbon bond on the 9th carbon in the chain.
Hemp-derived delta 9 THC products only contain 0.3% THC. This is the maximum amount of THC delta 9 products can have on a dry weight basis.
What Is the Difference Between Delta 8 and Delta 9?
As mentioned above, delta 9 THC has a double bond on the 9th carbon in the chain. This means delta 8 THC has a double bond on the 8th carbon in the chain. So, what does this mean when choosing a product that contains delta 8 versus delta 9?
The effects of delta 8 products are slightly milder than delta 9. The duration of the effects and experience will last the same amount of time, but the effects will be milder with delta 8 than delta 9.
This doesn’t mean that you should start at delta 8 products and work your way to delta 9. In fact, some states have prohibited the sale of delta 8 products. We just want you to understand that delta 9 products are considered the stronger THC product of the two.
What Are the Effects of Delta 9—and How Long Will They Last?
It’s important to understand that every person reacts differently to a substance. While these are the most common effects that most users feel when taking delta 9 products, there is always the chance that you may have an unpleasant experience that is different from the typical effects.
The most common effects of users include the following:
- Calmness or “chill”
- Increased laughter
- Increased appetite
When taking the recommended dosage (we will talk more about this further down), the effects of delta 9 THC will last between three and five hours.
Very rarely will users experience an adverse reaction or side effect when taking delta 9 products. The good news is that these reactions are only present during the effective time of taking the product. Some adverse reactions or side effects include paranoia, increased anxiety, or hallucinations.
How Much Delta 9 Should I Take?
Before we get into the tips for trying delta 9 THC for the first time, it’s important to mention that you should only take the recommended dosage listed on the delta 9 product.
If you’re eating a rice cereal treat that has a recommended serving size of 1/16th of the bar, you should only eat 1/16th of the bar. If you’re eating one of our live resin gummies that has a serving size of one gummy, you should only eat one gummy.
Most servings of delta 9 THC will contain between 5mg and 10mg of delta 9 THC. This is an ideal dose to start with because it will allow you to see how you react to delta 9. Over time, you may build up a THC tolerance that requires you to increase to a higher dose of delta 9 products.
Tips for Trying Delta 9 for the First Time
Tip #1: Try Delta 9 at Home
This is the best advice we can give someone trying delta 9 for the first time. Since you don’t know how your body will react to delta 9 products, you must be within the safety of your home so that you can experience the effects in a safe environment in case you have an adverse reaction. Additionally, trying delta 9 at home is best, so you don’t have to drive anywhere after using the product.
Tip #2: Always Use the Recommended Dosage
If the delta 9 product label says to only eat one gummy per serving or to only use one drink mix packet for an 8-ounce glass of water, you should always follow those directions. Using too much delta 9 can cause the effects to last as long as six to eight hours. This can be painfully long if you’re experiencing an adverse reaction to delta 9.
You should feel the effects of delta 9 within 20 minutes after using it. If you don’t feel the effects within 90 minutes, you can increase your dose by one additional serving size.
Tip #3: Third-Party Testing
All of the products in our store have been third-party tested to certify their purity, potency, and integrity. We have received a certificate of analysis for all of the products that we sell. You don’t have to worry about receiving a poor product when choosing a delta 9 product from our store!
Tip #4: Choose a Reputable Retailer
Two of our products won 1st place awards at the 2022 High Times Hemp Cup. We won 1st place for best edible gummies and best edibles non-gummies. All of our products contain the federally legal dose of 0.3% THC. We have performed a pre-clinical test of all of our products, and they have proven to be more effective than other products.
Check out our store if you’re ready to give delta 9 a try! We have gummies and drink mixes that can be shipped directly to your house.