Delta 8 - A Functional High

If you are looking for the perfect middle ground, Delta 8 is the answer. Delta 8 isn’t exactly Delta 9 THC but it’s also not quite CBD. If you are wanting the euphoric feelings of getting high but are still needing to remain functional, Delta 8 is your answer. 


Delta 8 vs CBD

It’s no question that many have found the benefits that CBD can offer to be very helpful. Delta 8 is a happy medium falling between Delta 9 and CBD. The most notable difference is that Delta 8 is psychoactive, delivering on what CBD can’t deliver.

Since CBD is not psychoactive, it does not give users a high but does provide a wide array of wonderful benefits. It is ideal for people who want, or even need the benefits of cannabis but are not interested in the mind-altering effects.


Delta 8 vs Delta 9

Delta 9 is the most prevalent cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Its effects tend to be pretty strong and are responsible for the stereotypical high. Effects can range from relaxing euphoric feelings alongside laughter and increased appetite. Delta 9 can also result in negative side effects, such as paranoia, anxiety, and lethargy. The outcome really depends on the strain, dosage, and the person using it. As with most things, everyone tends to respond differently based on physiological makeup.

Delta 8 is a derivative of THC yet is not as strong as Delta 9. The effects the Delta 8 gives are similar to Delta 9 but without the notable adverse effects, making Delta 8 a much more functional high for many.


Does Delta 8 Get You High?

Yes, Delta 8 does get you high, just like Delta 9 but to a lesser degree. This makes Delta 8 more of a functional high. CBD is a great introduction into hemp and has helped many people. In the world of cannabinoids but for those looking for a little something more Delta 8 takes things further than just the healing properties.


Keep in mind THC (Delta 8 and Delta 9) affect everyone differently. If you’re a regular cannabis user, Delta 8 may feel more like a amped up version of CBD. For anyone who has a lower tolerance Delta 8 will probably feel like a milder version of THC.


Is Delta 8 Legal?

Many laws surrounding cannabis and the cannabis industry are constantly changing. As of June 2022, Delta 8 is legal in most states in the U.S., except for Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Utah.


Initially Delta 8 became legal with the passing of The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, which make it possible to extract Delta 8 from the hemp plants so long as the Delta 9 concentration of those hemp plants was no more than 0.3%.


Benefits of Delta 8

There is a slew of potential health benefits of Delta 8. These amazing properties are similar to those you’d expect to find in Delta 9 and CBD, although with a different type of high. Similar to the rest of the cannabis plant, Delta 8 binds to the CB1 receptors in the brain and may help with things like:

  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Negative Mood
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety


You may experience the following from using Delta 8:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation
  • Happiness
  • Pain Relief
  • Increased Focus


Delta 8 For a Functional High

Let’s face it, many people want to get high but remain functional. Delta 8 gives you more kick than CBD you are looking for but to a degree that is usable, meaning you can remain productive and function as you go about your normal routine. Find the best selection of high-quality Delta 8 products here at


How Do You Take Delta 8?

There are a lot of options when it comes to consumption methods for Delta 8. The method you choose mainly comes down to preference but there are a few differences between these forms that may be worth considering. No matter the method you pick, it is suggested that you start off with a very small dosage to assess your tolerance first before moving on to higher dosages. This is especially important when the goal is to achieve a functional high and avoid lethargy and any other adverse side effects. 


Ways to ingest Delta 8

  • Gummies
  • Vapes
  • Tinctures
  • Flower


Gummies, or edibles typically take much longer to kick in but do yield much longer effects, whereas vape products will kick in much faster with the effects subsiding much faster than edibles. Knowing this may help you in deciding which is the best fit for you. We typically suggest that beginners start out with both an edible and a vape product in order to gauge both and decide which form is best for them.   


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(Disclaimer reminder: This article is not medical advice. It’ based on anecdotal user experience alone. If you are thinking about incorporating cannabis (delta-8 THC, delta-9 THC, HHC, or CBD) into your medicinal routine, please consult a healthcare professional. Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without first consulting your doctor.)