The thing about any cannabinoid - including marijuana and CBD - is that the way it feels will feel different for everyone. Every body is different. Which means every body processes THC and CBD differently.
With that said, there are trends that we can look for when choosing the right product to try.
That's why we compiled 13 Delta-8 video reviews from real people so you can see first-hand how Delta-8 affected several individuals.
First, let’s start with the facts.
What is Delta-8?
The National Cancer Institute defines Delta-8 as:
An analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system; CB1 receptor activation inhibits adenyl cyclase, increases mitogen-activated protein kinase activities, modulates several potassium channel conductances and inhibits N- and P/Q-type Ca2+ channels. This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC), the primary form of THC found in cannabis.
Does Delta-8 Get You High?
Yes. Delta-8 is a variation of THC that is derived from the hemp plant. It still gets you high. The difference is the way that high might feel compared to Delta-9 (the traditional THC you’re used to).
Read about some of the reported benefits of Delta-8 here.
Is Delta-8 Legal?
Delta-8 is federally legal, but it may not be fully legal in every state. Here are the states where Delta-8 can currently be purchased:
What Does a Delta-8 High Feel Like?
Users reported feeling relaxed, calm, clear-headed, giggly, sleepy, and hungry, among other feelings. With both a body and a head high, some users recommended starting with smaller doses, like a half or quarter gummy.
Here's how 13 users of Delta-8 described their high:
1. A relaxed mind & a great night’s sleep
"I’ve been chewing on these things for a couple of days. These things smack. Even for people who are heavy Delta-9 users; a couple of these in the evening time, really helps to just ease me and help me go to bed. They relax you. Put you on a level plane. And ease you into a good evening’s chill."
Watch the full review with Trav’s Dabbs channel here.
2. A nice smooth head high
"I do feel high off of it, I cannot lie. It's not a throbbing head high. It's just a nice smooth head high right now. It's definitely not intense. It feels just light."
Watch the full gummy & cart review with ShakaX420 here.
3. A clear head with no panicking
"These gummies, I realized, are different from other edibles that I take because I don’t get that ‘edge of doom’ if I over dose it. I know a lot of us have had those bad edible-type experiences where you just start panicking. But that just does not seem to happen with Delta-8 THC. I got super-duper high. But I was still clear-headed. It’s so good."
Watch the entire review with Chrissy Harless: Canna Boxes & Hemp here.
4. Feeling pretty hungry
"So it’s been about an hour and let me tell you guys, I’m gone. I am glued to my bed right now. I feel like I’m laying on a boat in the middle of the sea. And I’m just melted to the bed. I’m extremely hungry and I just keep scrolling through UberEats like it’s social media."
Watch the full review with McKenzie Rae here.
5. Calming and relaxing
"It’s a head high. I’m winding down. It’s a Netflix and Chill kind of high. You’re just chilling for the rest of the evening. It’s sedative. For a person like me who deals with Delta-9, I like how it’s feeling. It’s calming and relaxing."
Watch the rest of the review with Sarkazz Here.
6. Lots of giggles
"I love these gummies. I’ve never been much of an edible girl. I’ve always been more of a flower girl. It was the greatest feeling. I had such a good night. I giggled. Constantly. I had the best time. I don’t know how long it lasted because I ended up going to bed. And no headache the next day."
Watch the full review with High Quality Crystal here.
7. Control over how you feel
"They was fire. You can control how you want to feel. You can take more. Or you can take less. I’m feeling great. What an amazing feel. And the taste is also unbelievable."
Watch the full review with CBD Smoke Doctor here.
8. Anti-anxiety and mood-improving
"I’ve been eating them for about a week and have been a big fan. The flavor was on point. And they deliver a mood-improving, anxiety-relieving experience. I do feel like at night I’m much more chill. I’m sleeping better. My mood is better. I’m much more relaxed. And just less anxious overall."
Watch the full taste review with RespectMyRegion here.
9. A body and a head high
"I only ate about half of a gummy. Which is more than enough to do the job. I know that a whole gummy would be too much for me. It’s both a body and a head high. The effects are good. And the effects are strong. I feel relaxed. That’s the big difference, you can use more of it before you get panicky with Delta-9. This same amount of Delta-9 for me would be a nightmare."
Watch the full review with Shabazz here.
10. A quiet mind
"I felt a sudden calmness. Just super super relaxed. Like all of the stress, all of the things I was thinking about, it was just gone. It’s very very high on the calming side for me. I don’t feel any of laziness or couch-locking that I usually feel with Delta-9 THC."
Watch the full experience with Seby G here.
11. Positive emotions
"It definitely feels like a slowly rising change. It does seem to produce a good emotional effect. A positive effect. Especially if you watch an inspiring movie or listen to great music. And I noticed like, a hyper-perception."
Watch snuffstring’s review here.
12. Creative (and clear enough to beat Elon Musk in checkers)
"It just feels like weed’s little brother. Weed doesn’t give me this kind of clarity I’m not gonna front. I feel like I can beat Elon Musk in a game of checkers right now, like that’s how clear I feel right now off of this Delta-8. This is fire. I feel like I can create something right now."
Watch the full experience with Reefer Ruben here.
13. Makes everyday experiences otherworldly, without paranoia
"I was walking on the moon, guys. It was magical. I took a shower and it was otherworldly. I woke up the next morning feeling very well rested. It was just amazing overall. I can one hundred percent attest to this being a sweet-spot between CBD and THC. I felt glued to my bed but I also felt like I could get up and snap out of it."
Watch the full review with Adel del Valle here.
Looking for more?
Here's a guide on Delta-8 gummies for beginners. Everything you need to know, including what to look for in a Delta-8 edible.