By Jill Raver
How long does Delta 8 stay in your system? Chances are, if you got here from a Google search, then you’ve already taken some Delta 8 and want answers now. So, how long does Delta 8 stay in your system: you could feel the effects for about three to as long as five hours, and it could show up on a drug test even a few months after use (sorry in advance…or after the fact, rather). On the off chance you didn’t just blindly take some Delta 8 without knowing anything about how and why it would affect you, and you’re doing some research before enjoying some Delta 8 THC, which is legal in most states, then we have a much longer and more educational answer for you. So, before you eat those Delta 8 Gummies, drop that Delta 8 Oil, hit that Delta 8 Vape or however else you plan to partake in Delta 8, let’s answer: “How long does Delta 8 stay in your system?”
What is Delta 8?
Before you learn how long you can expect to enjoy the effects of Delta 8 THC, you may wonder: “What is Delta 8?” At Mystic Labs™, we like to say that our Delta 8 products are the result of what happens when science meets magic. While that might sound good for our marketing department, it doesn’t actually explain what Delta 8 is.
Delta 8 THC isn’t pot, at least not in the traditional sense. Marijuana, that green plant your college dorm mate wouldn’t shut up about, is a cannabis plant that might be illegal in your specific state. Within Marijuana are hundreds of chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. In Marijuana, one of the most prevalent cannabinoids is Delta 9 THC, and it’s this little guy that causes the sensation of being “high” – stoned, blazed, lit, etc. However, there’s another type of cannabis plant: Hemp. Hemp can be used for a number of things, including building materials, clothing, paper and more. Hemp contains very low levels of Delta 9 THC, and specifically must have less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC in order to be considered federally legal in the United States and in line with the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed Hemp-derived products from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Hemp also has hundreds of cannabinoids, including one called Delta 8 THC. Because Delta 8 isn’t Delta 9, and because it’s derived from Hemp and not Marijuana, it means Delta 8 is legal for adults to consume in most states.
Effects of Delta 8 THC on the Body
If you think Delta 8 and Delta 9 sound pretty similar, you’re right…kind of. The sensation of feeling “high” is what’s known as a psychoactive effect. Feeling relaxed, less anxious, hungry, spacy and all the other words used to describe being “high” are psychoactive effects. When you partake in products containing Delta 9 THC, you will likely experience psychoactive effects. However, the effects of Delta 8 are not nearly as powerful as those of Delta 9. This has led some to call Delta 8, “diet weed” or “marijuana lite.” But remember, this isn’t Marijuana or Delta 9. This is his Hemp-derived Delta 8. It’s similar, but different. And while the effects of Delta 8 might not be as powerful as Delta 9 THC, many are choosing it as a more widely available, milder alternative that is great for providing a sense of calm and relaxation.
Method of Consumption: How to Take Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 THC is available in several different delivery methods from an ever-growing number of brands – some more reputable than others. Before we dive into how to take Delta 8 THC, let’s talk about getting quality products from a brand you can trust. Of course, at Mystic Labs, we believe our products are of the highest quality, consistency and value. But luckily for you, you don’t have to just take our word for it. We lab test each batch of Delta 8 THC products, and have those results verified by a third-party lab, to ensure the purity and potency of all our products. Simply scan the QR code on any Mystic Labs product to be directed to the specific lab testing results for that product.
But how can you take Delta 8 THC? There’s a lot of easy and convenient options depending on your needs and lifestyle:
- Our Mystic Labs Delta 8 THC Gummies are available in a variety of delicious flavors to deliver a potent serving of Delta 8 in a tasty, bite-sized chew.
- Mystic Labs Delta 8 THC Oils allow for a customizable serving of potent Delta 8 infused oil thanks to the labeled dropper.
- Vaping Delta 8 is one of the fastest ways to feel its effects, and Delta 8 THC Cartridges from Mystic Labs come in different flavors to please all tastes.
So…How Long Does Delta 8 Stay in Your System?
First, how long does Delta 8 affect you? The potency of the product can impact how long you feel the results as well as the strength of those effects. That means, the more Delta 8 THC you take, the longer you’ll feel it: anywhere from three to five hours. But your personal experience with Delta 8 will change based on your body composition, age, gender, etc. The length of your experience will also depend on how you take Delta 8. Vaping Delta 8 will impact you faster, but not last as long, and consuming Delta 8 THC edibles will take longer to affect you but last longer.
Second, how long does Delta 8 stay in your system? Easy answer, the same length of time as Delta 9. While Delta 8 and Delta 9 are different compounds and have different effects, they metabolize in the same way and show up on a drug test in the same way. So, if you’re wondering, “will Delta 8 show up on a drug test?” The answer is yes. How long after you consume it? Again, that all depends on the individual. Depending on how often you use Delta 8, its potency and your genetic makeup, as well as how the drug test is conducted (hair versus urine versus blood test), Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC could be detectable in your system for several weeks or even a few months.
Now that you know more about Delta 8 and its effects, if you’re considering trying it for yourself, we hope you’ll trust the lab-tested, third-party-verified products from Mystic Labs. If you’re already a Mystic Labs customer, try all our delicious flavors and leave a review about which one is your favorite.