3rd Mar 2021

Just How Safe Is Delta-8?

Is Delta-8 safe? Is it safer if you vape it, smoke it, or consume an edible? While the commercial market for Delta-8 is still relatively new, more research on cannabinoids arrives each year. As cannabis reform progresses and more medical scientists conduct tests, our understanding of the cannabis plant increases.

While you are likely already aware of CBD, THC, and even some of the minor cannabinoids like CBG, CBC, and CBN, how familiar are you with Delta-8 THC?

There are quite a few brands out there that have introduced Delta-8 products — but are they safe? Does Delta-8 pose a safety concern? What are the musts you need to know before trying it? We’re covering all that and more. Let’s go!

What Is Delta-8 THC?

Just like its Delta-9 cousin, Delta-8 THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a naturally-occurring cannabinoid found in both hemp and cannabis. While both variations of THC deliver a psychoactive buzz, the most significant difference is the mellow high that Delta-8 produces. Because of this decreased intensity, Delta-8 may be a safer alternative to traditional THC.

Is THC Safe?

a handful of Eighty Six cartridges

As it provides a significantly less intense high than Delta-9, Delta-8 is safe to consume even if you accidentally take too much of it.

Delta-9 THC is known to cause adverse side effects in some people, like paranoia, rapid heart rate, sweating, high blood pressure, and more. While this only affects a small fraction of people, this makes answering the question of whether THC is safe a bit more subjective.

Fortunately, Delta-8 is a different compound. Users report experiencing zero negative side effects from it. In fact, it’s one of the cannabinoid’s biggest selling points. Finally, a consumable cannabinoid that can release feelings of euphoria without the risk of paranoia. The future really is now.

What We Know About the Safety of Delta-8 THC

There have been more than 200 scientific papers published on Delta-8 THC since its discovery in the 1970s. While there is a need for more randomized, clinically-controlled trials on the subject, what we’ve seen so far indicates that the safety profile for Delta-8 is incredibly high.

In 2021, researchers at the University of Buffalo surveyed Delta-8 consumers and reported findings that “Delta-8-THC may be equally effective for desired purposes of cannabis use and lower in undesirable or adverse effects.”

The same researchers conducted an exploratory study in January 2022. They reported that Delta-8 users were less concerned with adverse side effects and more concerned with potential legal issues in consuming the products. The researchers reported optimistically on the benefits and safety of Delta-8-THC but agreed that more research is required to truly understand the possibilities.

The ongoing need for research is why Eighty Six emphasizes the importance of purchasing Delta-8 products that are rigorously tested. All of our products are batch-tested using independent, third-party laboratories.

The Typical Experience of Delta-8

We get great feedback from our Delta-8 users about their experience with our products, and most report a lighter, smoother, and overall more pleasant effect than that of the Delta-9 compound.

Positive experiences, although anecdotal, are across the board. In the 2022 survey conducted by the University at Buffalo, participants generally reported positive results after taking Delta-8. These included:

  • Relaxation (71%)
  • Euphoria (68%)
  • Pain Relief (55%)
  • Lack of Anxiety (74%)
  • Lack of Paranoia (83%)

How Delta-8 makes you feel will depend on several factors ranging from how much you take, your height, body weight, and metabolism. Even how you take Delta-8 makes a difference.

Users who take it sublingually will have a different experience than those who take Delta-8 as a vape. Similarly, if you’ve never consumed Delta-9 products, you’ll have a different experience than someone who is a regular user of cannabis. In fact, Delta-8 may be an excellent way to dip your toe into the world of cannabis since most customers report a mellower, more relaxing high without any accompanying paranoia, stress, or anxiety.

What Is a Delta-8 Vape Cartridge?

A Delta-8 THC vape cartridge is a safe, disposable e-liquid cartridge pre-loaded with a precise amount of active Delta-8 distillate. The distillate is then vaporized from the device battery and coil. At Eighty Six, we house our potent and pure Delta-8 distillate in authentic CCELL® cartridges, delivering a powerful, leak-free experience.

By inhaling vaporized distillate, you get near-immediate effects as opposed to edibles or tinctures. Are you choosing the safest Delta-8 carts? All Eighty Six Delta-8 vapes are tested for safety by third parties – we do our due diligence to offer only the highest quality Delta-8 products.

Delta-8 THC cartridges in an organizer

Are Delta-8 THC Carts Safe?

The answer is a bit subjective, especially given vape cartridges’ new reputation after the 2019 vaping scandal involving Vitamin E Acetate. It’s easy to see how popular Delta-8 THC is becoming, especially with its federal legality.

While we cannot legally guarantee the safety of our Delta-8 THC vape cartridges, we take extra special precautions to ensure our production is up to the enormously high standard we’ve set for ourselves. Our Delta-8 cartridges are nontoxic and not known to produce adverse side effects.

You should, however, consult your doctor before taking Delta-8 just for safety’s sake. Remember, everyone is different, and you may or may not be on medication that could cause side effects if taken with Delta-8.

To truly understand the safety of our Delta-8 cartridges, though, you must first understand how they’re made. We extract the 0.1% or less of Delta-8 THC found in USA-cultivated hemp through a tedious, costly method. It involves a lot of hemp.

Ultimately, we extract the Delta-8 to create a quality product worth putting through to the next step. The extract is refined from any pollutants or contaminants and tested for safety. This process ensures that Delta-8 is separated from the rest of the plant matter and verifies the potency and purity of the product. We want you to feel confident that our products will deliver a safe and enjoyable experience.

Ready to Take the First Step?

Buying safe Delta-8 THC cartridges online is possible when you go through the right sources. We recommend ensuring your products are safe – that’s why we emphasize the importance of getting each cartridge batch-tested through an independent, third-party laboratory.

Not all Delta-8 cartridges are created equal, but when you order from Eighty Six, you’ll experience a safe and wonderful distillate that can help you take the world by storm!

Boo Berry Delta-8 Vape Cartridge

A delicious sweet blueberry pie topped with blueberries, Boo-Berry delivers a burst of energy during the initial onset, followed by feelings of unchecked creativity.


Cookie Monsta Delta-8 Vape Cartridge

Tasting like a sweet, earthy, and floral cookie, this in-your-face body high is paired with an electrifying finish that keeps you in a happy limbo between creative, and relaxed.


Cookie Monsta Delta-8 Vape Cartridge

Cereal Killer OG Delta-8 Vape Cartridge

This energetic bowl of the iconic cereal starts you off with a relaxing and calm body buzz before blasting you off into a euphoric bout of imagination.


Grape Soda Delta-8 Vape Cartridge

A fruity medley of earthy blueberries paired with plump grapes delivers a heavy-handed high as your body sinks further and further into a state of deep relaxation.


bowl of strawberries with delat-8 thc vape cartridge

Berry Slush Delta-8 Vape Cartridge

This strain of sweet strawberry goodness delivers a cerebral and uplifting aura that keeps you productive, innovative, and energetic.


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