All you need to know before trying out delta 9 THC

Delta 9 THC is the short form for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ-9-THC). In simple terms, it is the cannabinoid (cannabinoid is the technical name for a cannabis compound) that gets you high, very high. It is the main psychoactive ingredient in weed. A psychoactive ingredient is a compound that gets you ‘high’.

It is worth noting that Delta 9 THC is only one of the 100+ compounds found in weed and that other forms of THC do exist but more on that later. 

How does Delta 9 THC work?

It works when it attaches to the cannabinoid receptors present throughout our brain and nervous system. The presence of THC can be detected through a lab test or an at-home test kit for much longer than most other narcotic compounds. This becomes especially interesting considering that the effects of Delta 9 THC only last for a small duration.

This happens because this cannabinoid is stored in fat and body organs for up to 4 weeks. Hair and Urine tests are generally administered for THC testing.

How can you consume Delta 9 THC?

There are many ways to consume this magical cannabinoid. Following are some of the popular methods to use Delta 9 like THC-O carts and others :

  • Topical: You did not think this would be one of the ways to administer THC right? Well, you’re in for a surprise. There are many topical application methods such as bath salts, balms, lotions, etc. These usually do not have psychoactive effects but may help with certain conditions.
  • Inhalation: Now this is a method most people are familiar with. Inhalation is the quickest and safest way of administering Delta 9 THC into one’s body. You can use it in vape pens, or dabs, or smoke it with a combination of weed. 
  • Oral consumption: Another popular method of consumption involves infusing Delta 9 THC with your favourite food product, be it brownies or gummies. Delta 9 THC is good to go with a wide variety of food. This method is infamous for overdose and users should be cautious in how much they consume. You can look at purchasing delta 9 gummies online that come in various doses so you know exactly how much you’re taking, or you can go to a local cannabis shop and purchase various foodstuffs which will have the strength and the dose details on the packets. You should be aware that the taste and duration it takes to get high can be deceptive!
  • Under the tongue: Similar to oral consumption, sublingual administration involves taking lozenges, sprays, or dissolvable strips under the tongue of the user. 

How do you feel after consuming Delta 9 THC?

Once consumed, the effects kick in after some time depending on which method of administration has been used. After getting high, you’re in for a ride. Delta 9 THC is highly potent in comparison to other THCs, especially its milder cousin Delta 8 THC.

Should you drink alcohol after using Delta 9 THC?

Sometimes people tend to use both substances together and this has a chance of increasing their psychoactive effect. But this does not always mean a good thing. If you’re asking yourself ‘is delta 9 safe‘, the answer is a definite yes, but you should be aware that such consumption could possibly lead to adverse reactions which might require expert care.

As a note of caution, beginners should stay away from this practice and use either of the substances after they have gotten off the high from the previous drug. 

But can you drink alcohol before consuming Delta 9 THC?

Drinking alcohol before consuming weed will lead to an intensification of the effects of weed.  This happens because the alcohol makes absorption of cannabis cannabinoid Delta 9 THC easier, which results in a much stronger high than using just weed.  

What preparations should you do before trying out Delta 9 THC?

Sit in a comfortable place with all the things you require for trying out THC. Keep all the necessities at hand, for example, water, food/snacks, towels, etc. If you’re trying it out for the first time, generally do so under the supervision of someone who is experienced and can guide you while you try your first hit. 

Is Delta 9 THC legal?

Delta 9 THC is not scheduled in the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances, but we recommend you check your local state law to make an informed decision on using or extracting this cannabinoid. In parts of the US and Canada, you can find what you need online by simply Googling your location followed by the type you want, e.g. weed montreal

Delta 8 vs Delta 9

Delta 8 THC has a calming, mood-enhancing, and relaxing effect, it is said to ‘uplift’ people. Users generally report a mild and pleasant high, that stays for a while and no negative after-effects. This makes Delta 8 THC perfect for beginners who might not be able to consume the other varieties which are more potent. Whereas Delta 9 can be consumed by more experienced users who have developed a certain level of THC tolerance.

Can I have Delta 9 THC as edibles?

Cannabis-infused edibles have long been a popular source of consuming THC. Delta 9 THC edibles are also available in the market and can deliver a potent hit. These are available in the form of a variety of food products:

  • Gummies: Everyone loves to chew one! These soft and sweet delicacies come in a variety of flavours, from cookies and creams to tropical fruit punch. You name it! Beginners should be careful that people tend to eat up one too many of these little bursts of THC.
  • Brownies: We all have heard of that one weed cafe in Amsterdam that sells great Hash Brownies. Well, guess what, you can get brownies infused with Delta 9 THC! You could be sipping on coffee, having these heavenly brownies and the next moment you would be high as a bird.
  • Cannabutter: Want to eat a crisp toast and get high? Cannabutter comes to your rescue. You can look online for hundreds of recipes to make weed-infused cannabutter which you can use in a variety of ways. These taste just as you want them to and deliver a good high.
  • Beverages: These come as a surprise for some. People don’t expect weed beverages but they’re fast becoming a reality, with major soft drink companies eyeing the market. You can check with your local cannabis dispensary to see if they have one of these. 
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