What the heck is Delta-8 and why is it getting so much buzz? I tried it and gathered everything you need to know to experience it right… What's the deal with delta-8 gummies? We want to give you a firsthand idea of what delta-8 THC gummies can do and why they might be for you. What does a Delta-8 high feel like? We asked 13 users to describe what it felt like to be high on Delta-8 edibles. Here's how they described how Delta-8 felt. Does Delta-8 get you high? Yes. But it may feel different than a Delta-9 high.
I Tried Delta-8 Gummies: Here’s What You Should Know
THE FIRST TIME I ever smoked “the pot,” as my mom says, I was 17, laced with braces and in the back of my friend’s car as we listened to Fergie’s Glamorous. I started yelling that I couldn’t feel my tongue, and my friends swiftly shuffled me into the Century City Mall to see Marie Antoinette, where I sat in the front row — alone — eating popcorn covered in cheddar cheese powder with peanut M&Ms sprinkled throughout.
To call me a “hot mess” was an understatement.
As I continued to dabble in weed throughout my 20s, I often felt like a muted version of myself when I smoked or consumed it in edible form — paranoia here, silence there, I was just slower in a way I didn’t love. That time I got back to my college apartment only to discover my door knob was missing?? (We’ll talk about that another time).
Now that I’m pretty sober-curious (aka I really haven’t drank since #2020 hit), I still need a way to wind down and soothe my anxiety without needing to get ultra high to do so. I’ve down-shifted into the world of CBD (and love it, of course), but have stayed open to something that would be able to take me a little more outside of my thoughts and feelings and into the present. So when I found out about Delta-8 THC, I was “stoked.”
DankeSuper, a brand making super highly-concentrated tinctures and products for those of us who are already experienced in the CBD realm, has busted down the doors of the hemp scene. Behind Door no. 1? Delta-8-infused fruit gummies —DankeSuer’s Pate de Fruit to be more specific — and they deliver the smoothest high you could ever dream of.
Let’s start by understanding what Delta-8 even is.
What is Delta-8 THC?
With everything going on in the world right now, it’s not hard to feel stress when you hear or see the word, “Delta.” However, the Delta we’re talking about is helping to relieve stress, not cause it.
While marijuana has become legal in several states in the US, Delta-9 THC, the psychoactive compound that makes you feel high, is still illegal in many places throughout the country. Therefore, when the 2018 Farm Bill passed, weed and CBD connoisseurs alike discovered that you can derive Delta-8 THC directly from hemp…legally. Enter: A federally legal high available to all made from a cute, minor cannabinoid.
But Delta-8 isn’t the same kind of high as conventional marijuana. Because the Farm Bill stated that cannabis with less than 0.3% THC is technically considered hemp, the Delta-8 high is much less intense than its older sibling, Delta-9. As a result, one can expect a less heady high with lower prevalences of paranoia (and hopefully dry mouth).
While the high might be different, Delta 8’s benefits remain the same as its weed counterparts:
+ May Decrease pain | Delta-8 binds to the pain-regulating receptors in the body with potential analgesic properties.
+ can Improve appetite + digestion | Hangover? Fuggetaboutit. Delta-8 helps fight everyday nausea and indigestion, thanks to being more energizing than numbing.
In research, delta-8 has become a useful tool to some cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy who want the anti-nausea benefits of cannabis without delta-9’s stronger psychoactive elements.
+ Supports relaxation | Delta-8 provides a mild high that is as uplifting as it is relaxing for a quiet mind and a lively body.
+ may Improve sleep | Aspiring dreamers, fret not. Delta-8 can help relax you without a high that leaves you slammed in the morning.
So how do you consume it? We’ve got a bright idea…
The DSquared8 Pate de Fruit
DankeSuper has entered the Delta-8 THC scene with high standards in mind. Every product carries with it a full third-party breakdown of the final product and its phytochemical / phytonutrient profile of raw extract, terpene, contaminant, and final product concentrations. Now that’s high maintenance (ba dun dun).
Their DSquared8 Pate de Fruit is the perfect entry point for those who are curious about getting high without having to say, “I’m not high, you’re high” to their roommates, friends, or significant other (or parents, who knows?!).
With 30mg of Delta-8, these squares are made to be as perfectly balanced as they are potent.
Expertly Made | This high-class (I’m not going to stop with the high puns) selection is more than just your good ol’ fashioned weed gummies. Prepared by Alan Kaufman of Shibumi Farms with guidance from some of the most celebrated names in the culinary world, this textured fruit edible is delivering a sumptuous taste of a high we can all get behind.
All SuperDanke’s hemp is organic and non-GMO, sourced through the transparent ‘seed-to-shelf’ PSC .
High-End Flavor Pairings | Blood Orange, Meyer Lemon, Mango, Strawberry, Pina Colada, and Guava are just some of the few expertly made flavors that deliver the delicacy of Delta-8, using fruit sourced from fair trade relationships in Central America.
A Timely High | Even though these edibles are likely to hit you a lot sooner than the usual weed edibles, DankeSuper still recommends that you start off slow like you normally would and give yourself about an hour in between each dose. Start with a half a square and then increase mindfully (but still don’t go beyond one square initially).
Let that one time in Amsterdam, when you ate the entire space cake even though they told you only to eat one piece every 15 minutes be your lesson. No? Just me?
What Happened When I Ate Delta-8
I went out of my way to make my Pate de Fruit a MOMENT.
I had a whole plan, and the plan was that I had no plans, which meant that I would be indulging in a marathon of Sex and the City reruns, a face mask, and a luxurious square (or two) of my Pate de Fruit. The episode would be Hot Child in the City, where Carrie gets caught smoking a doobie in her man of the moment’s parent’s Upper East Side pied-à-terre. “Yes, Mrs. Adams,” you know the one I’m talking about.
Just as DankeSuper suggested, I started off with half a square of the Guava flavor and waited with baited breath.
I kept anticipating the moment where that “high” feeling would hit me all at once and then I’d have to sit down in a corner somewhere. But NO. Instead, within about 15 minutes, I felt a touch of euphoria coming on. Still dubious (yes, another weed pun) of this high, I suspected I’d feel more and more high as time went on, but that heavy feeling just never came.
I decided to just “go for it” and have the other half. The incessant fluttering feeling in my chest (that I always have) started to wane and I felt very present and in the moment without the dissociative feeling I’d normally get with weed.
After indulging in my evening routine, as well as the last of the night’s SATC, I was able to ease into immediate REM without racing thoughts or the need to repeat meditative phrases so I could fall asleep. The best part: I stayed asleep and felt rested when I woke up the next morning.
The DankeSuper Dose
Long story high, DankeSuper is doing something really cool here. Their products are made thoughtfully, artisanally, and for a full spectrum of hemp users.
While they’re really mastering this whole “Delta-8” thing, they also have an entire portfolio of hemp-based products that are reinventing the cannabinoid wheel.
Other products I’m really digging at the moment (yes, I was lucky enough to try):
DS SERIES TINCTURES | These three very beautifully designed tinctures are a bathroom shelf must-have. With three distinct flavor profiles and purposes, these tinctures come in the form of daily Balance, Clarity, and Decompression, with 800mg of full-spectrum CBD.
BODY CREAM | This easily-absorbed, smells-great-on-your-skin body cream is jam packed with skin-loving ingredients like shea butter, bisabolol, whole hemp extract, and jojoba and avocado seed oil. My skin was left feeling hydrated, but not so hydrated that I couldn’t get dressed after showering. Jeans + lotion? The worst! Add to cart.
Final Thoughts + Feelings
While I was nervous to lose a sense of control to Delta-8, I found that I never once felt like I couldn’t manage my surroundings or that I was somehow “out of my head.” Being able to enjoy being in your body and mind while high is revelatory, and I’ll excitedly dive into my delicious DankeSuper flavor squares in the future.
This story is brought to you in partnership with DankeSuper . From time to time, TCM editors choose to partner with brands we believe in to bring our readers special offers. The Chalkboard Mag and its materials are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. All material on The Chalkboard Mag is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programs.
The Ultimate Delta-8 Gummy Review: Why You Want These Gummies
Our Ultimate Delta-8 Gummies Review
We’ve explained in former blogs why people are making the switch to delta-8 gummies , and delta-8 THC in general. But this is more of a personal review today rather than citing clinical trials and published studies for why you should give delta-8 a try. As the writer here at Ounce of Hope, I’d like to cover my full experience with our delta-8 THC gummies. Get a firsthand explanation for how they taste, how they’ll make you feel, and then some! Let’s dive in.
Trying Delta-8 Gummies for the First Time
If you’re unfamiliar with delta-8 THC, it’s a legal cannabinoid extracted from hemp. Even though it causes a high, like the THC in the name might suggest, it doesn’t have the same intensity that delta-9 THC does. The delta-9 THC is the THC that’s most abundant in marijuana strains, and in high percentages appears to cause negative symptoms in some individuals.
Knowing this, I didn’t expect the delta-8 gummies that Collin, Ounce of Hope’s proud owner, sent to me to do much for me. I have a relatively high tolerance for cannabis products, so wasn’t expecting anything life-changing.
That’s why trying delta-8 THC through these gummies was such a pleasant surprise. I felt a calm, rolling “stoned” feeling while still able to keep track of my bearings. I didn’t feel out of control, or couch-locked, or even “high” in the way dank weed can make you feel. Instead, I still felt fully conscious and in control, but also relaxed and calm; almost euphoric.
The high is familiar and welcoming. It doesn’t control you, but it does make you feel stimulated — like you could go do something very productive and feel accomplished!
For the stoners that like to toke up before they go do virtually any task (you know the ones — you may even be that stoner), delta-8 THC will certainly be your friend. Take less time smoking up and more time going and doing with a delta-8 THC high to keep you company. While the gummies are now my go-to option, there are also dark chocolate bars , brownie bites , and even tinctures to just get it over and done with the fastest. For those that want to sample before they actually invest in a whole delta-8 product, there are also dark chocolate and milk chocolate samples.
What do They Taste Like?
Here’s the part I was most impressed by — these delta-8 gummies are delicious ! I was taken aback at the sweet flavor of the easily chewy gummy, expecting some sort of cannabis or hemp aftertaste. The bite of earthy flavor from the bud in an edible is hard to mask, so I had no expectations that these little sweet treats would be as tasty as they are.
The truth is, it’s hard to eat just one at a time because the flavor is so powerfully scrumptious. At 20mg per gummy, though, one gummy is plenty for most people. Especially if you’re new to cannabis products or you’ve never tried delta-8 before, one gummy per serving is perfect.
The aftertaste is still sweet with the slightest hint of tartness, bringing out the other natural flavors the gummies are made with.
What I Felt Immediately After Taking a Delta-8 Gummy
Generally speaking, edibles are known for how long they take to kick in. Depending on the extract, some edibles require the cannabinoids inside them to pass through the liver before they can be metabolized. This helps explain why it can feel like it takes hours sometimes before an edible actually kicks in.
It can kick in for individuals at different times depending on a variety of factors. Personally, edibles don’t typically hit me very fast. Sometimes, edibles with marijuana extracts may not even have an effect for me — at least, not a noticeable one.
For these delta-8 gummies, I was impressed by how quickly something could be felt. I was even patient to ensure I wasn’t just feeling some placebo. I wanted to make sure what I felt was genuine and authentic, so I paid special attention to everything that was happening to me.
Within the first 15 minutes, I felt like the gummy might already start taking effect. It wasn’t instant, but I felt a slow, gradual relaxation wash over me.
30 Minutes After
As the minutes passed, it intensified slowly, gradually, into a soothing high. I was able to tackle all my tasks for the day, still, and felt more productive as I went. In fact, I felt more able to focus as time progressed.
2 Hours After
The clear high delta-8 THC gummies give me was apparent at this point. What was truly interesting to note is the lack of rapid heart rate. When smoking, my heart may beat a little faster sometimes. If I’m drinking coffee with my bud, I may start to perspire slightly, and that combination can even stimulate minor anxiety. With these gummies, I felt none of that.
4 Hours After
Even 4 hours into the delta-8 experience, the chill high could still be felt. Given that edibles don’t usually last that long for me, I was impressed all around with this cannabis product. Extracted from powerful hemp plants, it’s a 100% legal way to enjoy THC. Yep, even in states where marijuana isn’t yet legal.
Try Delta-8 Gummies Today
I hope this review helps give you an idea of what delta-8 is like, what the high might feel like, and everything in between. Try one of our delta-8 THC products today to see which one is the right one for you!
Delta 8 Vegan Gummies
Delta 8 Milk Chocolate
Delta 8 Dark Chocolate
Delta 8 Brownie Bites
Want to Learn More About Delta-8?
Check out our other blogs on the subject. For example, maybe you’re wondering how a THC is legal to begin with. We explain in-depth in our guide on how delta-8 is legal. Or, maybe you want to learn more about CBD and delta-8 THC and how they got so popular seemingly in just a few short years. Take a look through our blog on how CBD and delta-8 edibles are sweeping the nation, or how delta-8 is different from CBD.
Delta 8 THC Feeling: 13 People Tried Delta 8
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?
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 hemp.
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:
* Update: Vermont –> Delta-8 THC products are not regarded as legal hemp products in an email sent out last Friday, April 23.” – Ganjapreneur
See our page: Where is Delta 8 Available for a regularly-updated list of shipping availability
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.