How to Vape Delta 8 THC Properly

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May 17, 2021 | Blog

Vaping provides the fastest way to reap the benefits of delta 8 THC.

The effects are noticeable a lot quicker than from edibles or tinctures. Delta 8 THC vapes come in various formats, each creating a slightly different experience. Here are some handy tips if you’re interested in vaping delta 8 THC but feel overwhelmed by the abundance of products.

How to Vape Delta 8 THC

Woman Setting Vaping with Yellow Flowers on the TableTo begin with, you want to decide what type of delta 8 THC vape you want to use. The choice will depend on your taste and strain preferences, as well as on the product’s potency.

Here are a few common types of delta 8 THC vapes you may come across:

Delta 8 Vape Cartridges

Delta 8 THC cartridges are infused with a delta 8 distillate that you can vape. You’ll need a special vape tank to use this product. You can go to your local vape shop or buy a cartridge vaporizer battery from an online store. Most delta 8 THC carts are compatible with a 510 thread; the batteries are preset, so you don’t have to worry about adjusting the power.

The cartridges aren’t refillable, so once you’re done vaping the delta 9 THC, you can dump them in the trash.

One of the main reasons why delta 8 cartridges are in high demand is the variety of flavors. At delta 8 THC, we use natural cannabis-derived terpenes to enhance the flavor of our distillates and create a unique effect profile suited for different times of the day.

Disposable Delta 8 Vapes

If you want to try vaping delta 8 THC but you’re not buying more electronic devices, we suggest that you get a delta 8 THC disposable vape pen. This device is prefilled with a certain dose of delta 8 THC and can be discarded once finished. Disposables are great because they come preset and all you need to do is put your lips around the mouthpiece to activate the vape pen. Of course, you’ll need to charge it when the battery runs out of power, but most pens have indicator lights that tell you if the device is charged or if it needs more energy.

Like delta 8 THC vape carts, the flavor of disposables is delicious and makes for a great experience, especially if you’re looking to puff some delta 8 on the go.

Delta 8 Vape Pods

Pods are another product that is a great option but requires additional hardware. You can attach them to a device like Pax era or any other hardware compatible with vape pods. Like disposables and cartridges, the pods aren’t refillable, so we don’t recommend modifying them. That said, vape pods are rechargeable, so you can use a USB charger to load it if the battery goes down before the pod has been emptied.

Delta 8 THC Flower

Delta 8 THC flower is an interesting product because it’s not an actual delta 8-rich flower but a CBD hemp flower sprayed with delta 8 THC distillate. You can roll it into a joint or vape it in a dry herb vaporizer. In addition, delta 8 THC flowers come in different strains so that you can choose them according to the time of day and your flavor preferences.

Dosage Recommendation for Vaping Delta 8 THC

Vape Pen with THC Oil Beside a Marijuana LeafYour optimal dosage will vary depending on your experience. That’s why we’ve prepared 2 different recommendations for vaping our delta 8 THC extracts. First, we’ll cover the dosage guidelines for people who have never vaped delta 8 THC products. Then we’ll move to those who already have some experience with delta 8 THC.

First-time Delta 8 THC Users

If you’re just getting started with delta 8 THC, we recommend starting with a low dose and gradually increase it until you reach the desired effects. You want to build up your tolerance to delta 8 THC slowly; otherwise, you may experience some negative side effects from delta 8. Although the high from delta 8 THC isn’t as intense as marijuana, you can feel dizzy, confused, and tired after taking a few puffs too many.

The best approach to vaping delta 8 THC for the first time is to take between 2–3 puffs and wait for about 30 minutes to see how it makes you feel. The effects can last for up to 3 hours, with a peak after 1–1.5 hours from inhalation. Then, if you feel that you need more to reach the desired psychoactivity, you can take another 1–2 puffs and reassess the effects.

Experienced Delta 8 THC Users

Since delta 8 THC is half as potent as delta 9, its effects may not be as pronounced if you already have some experience with marijuana. So, we recommend taking 4–5 puffs and waiting 30 minutes to see what you feel like after that dose, for starters. Delta 8 users often say that if marijuana (delta 9 THC) takes you 2 puffs to get high, delta 8 will take 4 puffs.

This, of course, depends on your tolerance. If you haven’t been smoking marijuana for a while, you may want to follow our dosage recommendations for beginners. Although less potent, delta 8 THC can still get you high, similar to marijuana.

What Does Vaping Delta 8 THC Feel Like?

Hand Holding Vape Pen with THC Oil Surrounded by Smoke

Besides the lower potency, delta 8 THC also delivers a harsher aftertaste because the cannabinoid is naturally very thick and concentrated.

When you vape delta 8 THC, you can expect the effects to kick in between 5–15 minutes after you’re done vaping. Also, the high can last between 2–5 hours depending on your metabolism, the product’s potency, and your individual body chemistry. Either way, the high will stay with you for a while.

Compared to delta 8 THC vapes, other products take longer to start working. For example, delta 8 THC tinctures kick in after 30-45 minutes, and oral products like gummies take around 2 hours to work. Vapes are also less concentrated, so you have better control over the dosage than with gummies or tinctures.

Delta 8 THC vapes also show the highest bioavailability of all consumption methods. This means that vaping delivers the highest amount of delta 8 THC to your bloodstream.

To wrap it up, delta 8 THC vapes get you high a lot quicker than gummies and tinctures. Other benefits include choosing different formats, strains, and flavors so that you can choose a product type according to your preference.

Summarizing Different Ways to Vape Delta 8 THC

Vaping is the most enjoyable form of delta 8 THC next to edibles. And similar to edible forms of delta 8, vapes also come in different product types, including cartridges, disposable vape pens, pods, and even delta 8 THC flowers.

How you want to vape your delta 8 THC depends on your preference and how you’d like to incorporate it into your routine. For example, are you a daytime vaper, or do you prefer to puff delta 8 before bed? Do you want to invest in additional hardware, or are you looking for a disposable product that is good to use on its own?

Once you’ve decided on your preferences, make sure to choose a reputable manufacturer that uses organic hemp and tests its products in an independent laboratory. Here at Area52, we source our hemp from organic farms in Colorado and Kentucky. Our entire collection is tested at different stages of production to ensure their safety and consistent potency — each product comes with an up-to-date certificate of analysis.

How do you like to vape delta 8 THC? Let us know in the comment section below!