Delta-8 excited us because it brings much of the same pleasures of weed without many potential pitfalls.
On top of creating a sense of calmness and well-being, delta-8 can be found online and in specialty cannabis shops.
You don’t need a prescription, and if you’re careful where you buy, you won’t have to worry about paranoia and some of the other side effects of most THC varieties.
Now’s a good time to explore all Delta-8 offers, including how to pass that next drug test. This post will look at delta-8, its legality, and the best steps for a safe delta 8 detox to pass your next drug test.
If you’ve consumed delta-8 or are thinking about it before your next paycheck, you need to keep reading.
Is Delta-8 THC?
Yes, Delta-8 is a form of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Within the cannabis plant, there lie compounds known as cannabinoids. Popular cannabinoids include CBD (cannabidiol), CBN, CBG, and, of course, THC.
Each cannabinoid offers something different. For example, CBN and CBG help users relax and fall asleep. CBD offers many benefits, including a CBD-based drug approved by the FDA for treating severe epilepsy.
Along with CBD, THC is one of two primary cannabinoids. Responsible for making you “high,” along with other characteristics, THC is present in both cannabis varieties - hemp and marijuana.
Unlike marijuana, hemp is very low in THC, making it ideal for legal consumption (more on that in a second).
How Does Delta-8 Work?
Like all cannabinoids, delta-8 THC works by adhering to our ECS or Endocannabinoid System. The ECS modulates virtually every bodily function within every mammal, from brain health to organ function and even moods and emotions.
Once ingested, cannabinoids, like delta-8, adhere to cannabinoid receptors known as CB1 and CB2. These receptors carry signals to our brain and body to help produce the desired effects. THC, most notably, has psychedelic effects.
Delta-8 vs. Delta-9?
Technically speaking, delta-8 is an isomer of delta-9. While both share the same number of atoms, delta-8 is located on the 8th carbon chain, vs. delta-9 is found on the 9th carbon chain.
Science aside, this creates a unique difference in how these two act on your brain. Think of delta-9 as good, old-fashioned marijuana, while delta-9 is its newer, more relaxed version.
In one of the most extensive studies to date, researchers interviewed participants on their feelings about delta-8 vs. delta-9. Through a series of questionaries, respondents stated that delta-8 THC was much less potent with fewer psychoactive effects over delta-9 but still exhibited a pleasurable experience.
Does Delta 8 Leave your System Faster than Delta 9?
You’ll notice a much less intense high with the effects of delta 8 vs. delta-9 THC. You will, however, definitely notice a high. Because it’s so new and not well-regulated, the FDA urges caution when using delta-8.
To avoid an unwanted, euphoric high, consider buying from companies that offer delta-8 products that include a lab report. Lab reports tell you how much THC is in each batch and offer assurance that your delta-8 is free of impurities.
Benefits of Delta-8?
Delta-8 offers many benefits over conventional THC products, like marijuana. THC is used in medications for people suffering from the effects of AIDS and chemotherapy. The benefits of delta-8 include the following:
- Gets you high
- Less paranoia
- Less anxiety
- The overall sense of wellness
- Enhanced creativity
How To Pass a Drug Test for Delta-8 THC
To pass a drug test after ingesting delta-8 THC, you need to first know the following:
- Your body weight
- How often do you use delta-8?
- Your metabolism
- How much delta-8 you consumed
After you’ve established a baseline, let’s say of a 150-pound adult male with a moderate amount of delta-8 consumption, we can look to see how long it takes to clear out of your system.
How to Pass a Drug Test for Delta 8
Unfortunately, there is no quick delta-8 detox kit. Here is an easy how to clean your system from delta 8.
- Raise Your Metabolism
The best way to do this is by exercising before your drug test. THC is stored in fat cells. The heavier you are, the more likely you are to test positive. To flush out THC, raise your heart rate and burn excess fat through high-intensity exercise.
- Water (Lots of It)!
Besides sweat, urine is the other way we rid our bodies of toxins. In order to flush out THC before a drug test, consider drinking a minimum of 100 ounces daily.
- Detoxify Your Body
Antioxidants, like those found in fruits and vegetables, aid your immune system. If you’re eating healthy, there’s much less chance of impurities showing up on drug tests.
- Buy Reputable Delta-8 Products
As discussed, consider where you buy your delta-8 from. Look for organically sourced hemp and only buy from companies that offer a third-party lab report.
Is Delta-8 THC Safe?
Although you don’t need a prescription for it, delta-8 is not regulated by the FDA. You should keep delta-8 THC products away from pets and children.
If you buy from reputable vendors, most adults won’t experience any issues, provided you don’t have underlying medical issues.
Is Delta-8 Legal?
Yes. Because delta-8 THC is sourced from hemp, it’s perfectly legal (as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC). In 2018, congress passed the Farm Bill Act, which legalized hemp, the low-THC variety of cannabis.
Even though delta-8 THC is legal federally, some states have enacted their own laws. For example, it’s illegal in Colorado to buy or sell delta-8. You can certainly find delta-8 online, but check to see if your state legalizes it before using it publicly.
Final Point: Passing a Drug Test for Delta-8 THC
For most of you, delta-8will stay in your system for as long as 90 days. Fortunately, most drug tests, like saliva tests, won’t detect THC after you’ve stopped using it for only a few days.
If you have an upcoming drug test, consider stopping 30 days before taking it. This will give your body the best chance of ridding the THC out of your system.
If you already follow a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and exercise regularly, your chances of passing that next drug test improve dramatically.
*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated or approved these statements. They are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Any medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.
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Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking any Delta products. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new Delta treatment or medication that is not FDA-approved.