Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 are great on its own, but what happens if you take Delta-8 and Delta-9 together? It turns out mixing cannabinoids is a lot more common than you might have thought. Keep reading to find out if it’s safe to mix and match cannabinoids, what happens when you do, and how to get the most out of you experience when mixing Delta-8 and Delta-9.
What are Deltas-8 and -9?
Delta-8 and Delta-9 are two specific cannabinoids that can either extracted from cannabis or derived from CBD. The two cause psychoactive effects in its users, with Delta-8 being much milder and mellow of an experience. The high experienced from Delta-8 is typically described as ‘clear-headed’ with an increased ability to focus and concentrate, a boosted appetite and a calm an relaxed mind, similar to the effects experienced from a sativa, but less psychoactive.
Delta-9 on the other hand is considered to be highly psychoactive, most similar to the experience of smoking dried flower. This cannabinoid is described as being more sedating, with strong psychoactive properties that can produce hallucinations in very high doses. Delta-9 is thought to have medicinal properties with potential applications for patients suffering from MS, epilepsy, chronic pain and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The effects are similar but have some marked differences, mainly its potency and psychoactive effects.
The Entourage Effect
Mixing cannabinoids may sound intimidating but chances are that you’ve already encountered cannabis or hemp products formulated with more than one cannabinoid. There are tons of products on the market that mix and match cannabinoids.
Many edibles and other products formulated for overall wellness or maximizing activities such as sleep, muscle recovery, or mood stabilization usually couple CBD and CBN for extra effectiveness. And when different cannabinoids are combined, they interact with each other in unique ways and have what’s called an entourage efffect.
The entourage effect means that the different cannabinoids interact with each and its effects are enhanced. Delta-8 and Delta-9 are just two of the many different cannabinoids you could choose to mix.
Okay, So You Can Mix Cannabinoids – But is it Safe?
Because both Delta-8 and Delta-9 are so similar, and derived from the same or very similar source it is safe to take them both together. There are no adverse side effects associated taking an appropriate dose of both at the same time. Dosage of each should be adjusted when you’re mixing both Delta-8 and Delta-9, because they are both psychoactive and too much could result in some negative side effects that are common when someone accidentally overconsumes THC.
Sometimes called greening out, consuming too much THC can happen with any cannabinoid and any form of weed, whether you’re smoking, vaping, or eating edibles, it’s always important to be mindful of the dosage you are intaking. This warning to mind your intake applies to all THC, whether you’re dabbing it from one of our Delta-8 Syringes or mixing Delta-8 and Delta-9 gummies, always know how much you’ve taken and always pay attention to dosing instructions.
What Happens If You Take Delta-8 and Delta-9 Together?
There hasn’t been a whole lot of research on the effects of mixing cannabinoids, so what we know about the experience of taking Delta-8 and Delta-9 together is mostly anecdotal. Most people, though, report mixing the two cannabinoids isn’t much different from taking Delta-9 on its own. This is likely because Delta-9 has the strong psychoactive effects and overshadows the gentler, milder effects of Delta-8.
Delta-8 and Delta-9’s similarities make them safe to take together, but these similarities also have the potential to cause some complications. The biggest issue is that Delta-8 and Delta-9 both bind to the same endocannabinoid receptors, which could mean they end up competing for space to be effective in turn potentially dulling the effect for both cannabinoids.
For some users with a lower tolerance or less experience with THC, mixing the two cannabinoids can be an intense experience with more of the extreme side effects like increased heart rate, slower reaction time, and an uptick in anxiety symptoms. These are not unique to mixing Delta-8 and Delta-9 together and can occur with the use of any cannabinoid combination involving THC.
Tips for Mixing the Cannabinoids
Once you’ve made the decision to mix Delta-8 and Delta-9, there a couple of way you go about doing it. You can vape a little of each with some like the Berry Slush Delta-8 THC 2G Disposable and pop a few of the Pink Lemonade Delta-9 Gummies from the Melo Dose series. Taking both an edibles and inhalables course of action means you’ll like feel the light and energizing buzz of the Delta-8 before the more sedating Delta-9 high hits after a couple hours. The end result leaves you in a totally relaxed state that slowly progresses the psychoactive journey over a longer period of time.
Whether you decide to use Delta-8 and Delta-9 together or on its own, you’ll still be able to feel its effects. Both are great on its own, providing different experiences for difference preferences. If you’re currently using Delta-8 and looking for something a little stronger, then you may be better off with just Delta-9, rather than trying to mix cannabinoids and burn a whole through your wallet.
Our Melo Dose edibles are the perfect dosage to get you started and with four different types of edibles, there’s definitely something for everyone.