5 Severe Delta-8-THC Side Effects You Must Know

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This year, delta-8 THC, a new marijuana relative, burst onto the national scene. It is an improved form of THC in the Marijuana family. It comes as a vape or an edible, and the state of trance is similar to a moderate form of traditional marijuana.

In terms of chemical structure—three carbon rings, a long tail, and several hangers-on—and psychological effects, delta-8 THC is similar to delta-9 THC, the critical active component in marijuana.

The way they originate is the main distinction. The raw marijuana plant contains delta-9. Delta-8, on the other hand, comes from hemp, a cannabis plant that has been cultivated to produce fiber, biofuel, and bioplastics without the psychotropic THC.

Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC-8, Delta-8-THC) is popular with digital sellers because it avoids the laws that apply to its cousin, cannabinoid Delta-9-THC. It is possible to synthesize it from CBD oils, resulting in a high profit margin. Not to mention the intoxicating effects and how customers cannot get enough of it. Is THC-8, on the other hand, risk-free?

Even though Delta-8-THC originated in the early twentieth century, consumers, researchers, and regulators have only lately become aware of it. Surprisingly, there is hardly any awareness about its safety profile, particularly in vape pens and edibles. The research is on a small scale in most instances.

What is Delta-8-THC?

Delta-8 is a cannabis component that has grown in popularity due to its resemblance to delta-9 THC, the primary ingredient in cannabis that causes euphoria, happiness, sedation, symptom alleviation, and other effects. The majority of cannabis cultivars have high levels of THC. Chemical structures and terms are the only similarities between the two cannabinoids. 

Delta-8 is an acronym for delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is also known as delta-8 THC. The effects of delta-8 THC are comparable to those of ordinary delta-9 THC, although they are significantly less powerful.

The legality of delta-8 is currently unclear. Hemp or cannabis may mix to make it. Hemp may now be cultivated and extracted legally across the United Areas, thanks to the 2018 agricultural bill, making delta-8 lawful in states where delta-9 THC is illegal—in some cases. Almost all Organic delta8 THC on the market today is made from hemp-derived marijuana, making it, at least in principle, part of a federally authorized supply chain.

People in places where THC is under ban want cannabis products, and delta-8 may be legal in their state, even though it is less potent than ordinary THC. To fulfill the gap between demand and supply, several hemp-based extractors are scaling up delta-8 production. It also is exported from the country to across the world.

 5 Severe Side Effects of Delta 8 THC

Mouth dryness

One of the most prevalent adverse effects of smoking cannabis flower, whether Delta 8 or Delta 9, is cottonmouth or dry mouth. You will most likely feel parched as long as the Delta-8 molecule is present and active in your body. Many individuals drink a lot of water when taking Delta 8 to avoid this. However, a widespread misunderstanding is an occurrence of dehydration; this is not the case. It occurs as a result of the impact of enzymes on your salivary glands.

Dry eyes

It might not be a surprise to people who wear contact lenses. Consider how it feels to have left your eyes open for a minute. It includes continuously rubbing your eyes, trying to restore some moisture. However, like dry mouth, this lasts as long as Delta 8 is present in your system. This feeling of dry eyes will go away as the impact wears off.

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Though Delta 8 alleviates paranoia and anxiety when consumed, consuming too much of it might make you feel jittery. Even though Delta 8 is said to have some of the psychotropic properties of Delta 9, ingesting large amounts of anything might create anxiety. When Delta 8 became legal, a uniform dose was also made available. However, if someone decides to go too far, they will almost certainly face negative consequences. Furthermore, because everybody is different, the effects of Delta 8 may vary from person to person. It is one of the reasons why Delta 8 must be under consumption in modest doses. It takes a bit for it to kick in, so the user should have an effective dose plan.

High-level trance state

Some individuals claim that Delta 8 gives them lightheadedness since it contains psychoactive chemicals, but they are not as potent as THC. It implies that anyone who has this experience is likely to become too concentrated on all of their ideas. On the other hand, they may find it hard to focus and start zoning out.

Inability to concentrate at work

It may be troublesome. However, it is dependent on when you consume Delta 8. It is best to accomplish this in your spare time rather than while you are busy with work. Because Delta 8's recognized effects are to relax you and give you a "high," it is understandable that taking it during work hours might interfere with your productivity. Delta 8 may affect your cognitive and physical abilities, making it difficult to regain your attention.

Is It Legal?

Delta-8 THC is not technically prohibited, as we previously said. Here, we will look at some of the most complicated legal issues that surround this drug.

Several cannabis businesses openly market Delta-8 THC as a legitimate method to get high. That is technically correct, yet it is still a subject of contention for some. For one reason, it is not a prohibited drug. While Delta-9 THC comes under a blanket ban by federal and few state legislation, Delta-8 THC never comes under it. However, more to the point, many supporters will refer to the 2018 Farm Bill. This law made numerous industrial hemp products, including Delta 8, lawful on a nationwide basis.


Because Delta 8 is so new, there has not been enough study to determine the long-term effects it may have on you. The side effects we have mentioned are mainly short-term, and the customer will notice them within a few hours after ingesting Delta 8. Monitor your dose and eat according to the manufacturer's recommendations. If you encounter any of the above-mentioned adverse effects, you should be patient and try not to be too concerned. They will only stay as long as you are high and then fade away.

The risk and benefits of Delta 8 products are balanced, and under controlled doses, it might well be the perfect alternative to other Marijuana products. Delta 8 can also cure the widespread opioid crisis in several states of the United States of America.


  • Donna

    Ok I feel better knowing I am not crazy. I commented on feeling strange when I stopped. I too hope it goes away. Doctor today Wasn’t aware of anything even called Delta eight. It’s kind of scary

  • Donna

    I am 71 and bought Trend up at local smoke shop. Realized it made me happy so I took 1 half three days a week. I stopped taking it a few weeks ago and I have really wired things happening to me. I will suddenly get very anxious, my heart beats fast and I feel as though I am elsewhere. Hard to explain. Almost like a de Javu. I pray it is not permanent.

  • Jason

    Just wanted to share my experience with delta-8. I tried it in a 25 mg honey syringe just over a year ago. A customer at the shop where I bought it told me it had a huge positive impact on her insomnia. I had high hopes but the outcome was horrible. Full blown psychosis. I lost all sense of reality, was apparently making weird noises, trembling, and doing things I don’t remember. I only remember strange nightmares that I can’t describe and a feeling like I was going to suffer forever. I vaguely remember later crawling to the bathroom and peeing in the shower because I couldn’t walk or sit up, and I didn’t realize it was me doing it. I couldn’t even work the next day. Not long before this I had taken 2 gummies totaling 70 mg of delta-9 THC. While not pleasant, I was conscious the whole time with no severe paranoia. Delta-8 may help some, but I will never take it again.

  • Toni

    I don’t understand why there are people commenting and being dismissive of the absolute hell that these gummies can cause to some of us. Why don’t you all understand that just bc it works fine with your body chemistry does not mean it will for the rest of us. My mother takes up to two of these gummies all the time and she loves them. They do all the right things for her. Last night was the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I was feeling sick all day yesterday and in a lot of pain due to those illnesses. My mother offered me one of her Delta 8 gummies to help with my pain. I thought they were just CBD bc I live in Texas and I thought THC was illegal here. If I would’ve known what these were I wouldve never taken them bc I have had bad trips before when trying THC. However, I agreed to take one of these gummies. I wasn’t expecting any type of mental effects. About 1 hour in, I suddenly felt it kick in. Just a few minutes later, I dragged myself to my mother bc my body felt extremely heavy and told her “I don’t like this.” Then the panic set in. I was trying to avoid calling 911 but unfortunately, I really believed that I was dying. I ended up calling 911. It was awful because of course every cop and medic knew I was fine but my mind was racing, head was spinning, concept of time disappeared and I thought if I closed my eyes for too long I wouldn’t wake up. It was hell on earth. I felt out of my body and like an idiot whose story was going to come to an end over a damn gummy that I didn’t even really want to take. My heart was racing and I felt like I was fading away from this world. This lasted for at least 3 hours. I started feeling mildly better after that time and they finally gave me a Valium in the ER which really helped. All I could think for the entire trip was “this must be what dying feels like. It has to be.” Worst experience of my whole life. I don’t want any type of substances ever again. Give me all the pain because I must say, it did take away the pain but it was not an even trade. Not. Worth. It.

  • Marie

    Every story I’ve read on here y’all just jump onto a high dose and wonder why you’re sick. I take less than 3 mg delta 8 with 8 mg CBD at bedtime for chronic degenerative back pain. At first it made me a little tingly but now it just helps control pain and inflammation. Did y’all start out with a six pack on your first drink? Moderation!!

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