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Top 7 Delta-8 Flower Products

Looking to try some Delta-8 flower or just looking for a new favorite way to smoke? Bay Smokes has got you covered! Here’s a list of our top 7 Delta-8 flower products, in order of dank-ness.

All of our flower is grown, picked, and processed by hemp farmers who are fully licensed by the NDA. This means that you know all of our flower will arrive at your door packaged with care and perfectly fresh.

All of our products are also lab tested by a trusted third party to ensure your safety. When you buy from Bay Smokes, you won’t have to worry about moisture content, terpenes, potency, foreign matter, mycotoxins, heavy metals, or pesticides. We love our products and we hope you will too! 

Flower

It’s a classic for a reason! Plain old Delta-8 flower is versatile and great for everyday use. Perfect for your afternoon (or morning, or evening, or nighttime…) bowl or for trying out that sick new piece you just bought. Pick up an eighth or a quarter if you’re trying out a new strain, or stock up with a half or a full ounce so you can always keep your stash jar full.

Here at Bay Smokes, we’re proud to offer a ton of great strains of Delta8 flower for you to try. Our current favorite is Zkittlez, an Indica dominant hybrid that’s fruity, fresh, and a little bit skunky. It’s rich in both Delta-8 THC and CBD, so it’ll give you a balanced high that’s just as good for a group smoke sesh as it is for chilling on the couch at home.

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Prerolls

If you’re looking for convenience, you can’t beat our Delta 8 THC prerolls. These prerolled joints are carefully rolled to burn smoothly and evenly, and come in all of our most popular strains. Toss one in your bag next time you head to the beach, the park, or just out into your backyard.

We’re loving Goliath, a 50/50 hybrid that’s deliciously citrusy. Because it’s a hybrid, it’s an ideal mix of energizing and relaxing that’s perfect for any occasion.

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 Premium Blunt

If you’re looking for something that packs more of a punch, look no further than our premium blunts. Packed with 2 whole grams of premium Delta-8 flower, these are great for parties or date nights. They’re expertly rolled in hemp wraps to burn slowly and smoothly for a super satisfying smoke. Best of all, they’re topped off with organic wood filters. Say goodbye to soggy blunts and getting flower crumbs in your mouth!

We offer a few different strain options for our premium blunts as well. Biscotti is a 50/50 hybrid that’s chocolatey and nutty, and we love how the flavor of the terpenes complements that classic blunt taste.

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 Keifed Up Nugs

Already tried regular flower and prerolls? We have a feeling you’ll like this next product. These D8 nugs are liberally coated with kief for a next-level smoking experience. Grind them up like usual and add them to a bowl, joint, or blunt for an experience that’s truly a step up from plain old flower. We won’t blame you if you have a hard time going back!

Bay Smokes kiefed up nugs are an Indica dominant hybrid that’s perfect for any time of day. They’re packed with both D8 and CBD, and is fruity, grassy, and skunky. Enjoy!

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Moon Rocks

Ready for something out of this world? Give our Bay Smokes moon rocks a try! These used to be the most potent form of flower that we offered (keep reading for the new winner…). First, we take premium buds and soak them in pure Delta-8 THC distillate. Then, we roll them in CBD and CBG kief. What happens to them next is up to you!

Our moon rocks are super slow burning either on their own or with regular flower. We love adding some to a joint or blunt on special occasions for a long-lasting, slow-burning smoke sesh. (And yes—any day can be a special occasion when you have D8 moon rocks!) Don’t let the slow burning fool you, though—we find that moon rocks hit faster and harder than regular flower.

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 Astroids

When you’re ready to really leave the solar system, we’ve got you. Our Delta-8 asteroids are now our most potent form of flower (though we’re always trying to push that boundary for you guys and for ourselves)! They start out similarly to the moon rocks. We soak premium buds in Delta-8 distillate, then coat them in CBD and CBG kief. But when it comes to our asteroids, we don’t stop there. After they’ve been covered in kief, we soak them in D8 distillate one more time before coating them in CBG isolate. They’re almost as pretty as they are potent!

These astroids burn even more slowly than our moon rocks. Grind some up (with or without regular flower) and pack it in your favorite piece for a bowl that will seem like it has no end. Perfect for your days off, staycations, and really special occasions.

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Moon Blunt

Okay— technically our Delta-8 asteroids are a little bit more potent than these moon blunts, but if you’re looking for a truly deluxe smoking experience, there’s really no other choice.

Also known as caviar blunts, these cigars start with hemp wraps and are packed with 3.5 grams of premium greenhouse-grown Delta-8 THC flower. That’s a full eighth! We dip the blunts into D8 distillate and then cover them in CBG and CBD kief. As you smoke, the distillate and kief melt throughout the blunt for an absurdly smooth, slow, and potent smoke. These delta 8 blunts are perfect for sharing. Show up with one of these to be the life of the party, or keep it to yourself and throw your own personal party. It’s up to you—however you indulge, we know you’ll enjoy!

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Cheers!

 

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The Endocannabinoid System and Your Cannabinoid Receptors

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system (or ECS) is a cell-signaling system that runs throughout your whole body and is active all the time (even if you don’t use cannabis products). It wasn’t discovered in the mid-1990s, so there’s still a lot we don’t know about it. Read on for a crash course on this vital part of your body, whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or not!

 Why is the Endocannabinoid System Important?

From what we know, the endocannabinoid system seems to be most important in terms of helping us maintain homeostasis. This basically means that the endocannabinoid system helps to keep everything inside your body working together in the right ways.

The ECS does this by helping to regulate a ton of necessary functions. So far, it seems like the endocannabinoid system helps to regulate mood, sleep, appetite, and cognition. The more research that we’re able to do into the cannabinoid system, the more we’ll find out about just what it does.

 How Does the Endocannabinoid System Work?

On the most basic level, the endocannabinoid system is made up of three parts: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. The endocannabinoids attach to a receptor, do their job, and are then broken down by the enzymes.

It gets a lot more complicated than that, but this isn’t a biology class so we’ll leave it there!

What Kinds of Cannabinoids are There?

There are several different kinds of cannabinoids.

Endocannabinoids are produced by your body and are a part of the ECS.

Phytocannabinoids are produced by plants (like marijuana and hemp).

Synthetic cannabinoids are produced by scientists in labs. These can mimic the behavior and function of endocannabinoids.

What are Endocannabinoids?

Endocannabinoids are also called “endogenous cannabinoids” (but that’s even more of a mouthful). They’re molecules that are similar to the cannabinoids you’re more familiar with, but they’re produced by your body as needed to help to keep everything running smoothly.

Scientists have only discovered a couple of endocannabinoids so far (anandamide or AEA and 2-arachidonoylglyerol or 2-AG, if you’re curious). Once again, we need more research to be able to fully understand just how important the endocannabinoid system is.

 What are Cannabinoid Receptors?

Cannabinoid receptors are sites found all throughout the body. Basically, they are the things that signal to the ECS that it needs to do something. Endocannabinoids themselves can bond with any of your receptors. Where they bond determines the effect that they have on your body.

There are two “types” of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2. 

 CB1 Cannabinoid Receptors

These receptors are mostly found in the central nervous system and brain. They are neurotransmitter regulators, which means that they tell neurotransmitters (like serotonin and dopamine) when to move around.

CB1 is responsible for the “stoned” feeling that THC can give you! The dopamine that it helps to regulate is what gives you feelings of euphoria. CB1 acts on the part of the brain that deals with pain, so it’s responsible for the pain-relief effects of THC (this “top-down” approach is the same general way that opioids work, too). CB1 is also what gives you the munchies. It turns on the body’s desire to eat both for survival and for fun, which explains why you get so hungry and why your favorite snacks also just taste so much better!

A lot of the intoxicating effects of THC have to do with CB1 as well. When a cannabinoid attaches to a CB1 receptor, you might feel sleepy, clumsy, or forgetful. CB1 is also responsible for the pounding heartbeat that sometimes comes with a large dose of THC.

 CB2 Cannabinoid Receptors

CB2 receptors are mostly found in the peripheral nervous system, especially in the immune cells that travel throughout your body. They seem to be most present in the brain when there is inflammation somewhere in your body, but more research is needed to figure out where CB2 receptor sites appear and what exactly they do.

From what we do know, CB2 receptors seem to be responsible for the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoid products. These receptors might contribute to the “body high” that you often get from low-D9 THC products.

What are the Enzymes?

Back to the endocannabinoid system as a whole!

The enzymes that we talked about earlier are there to break down the endocannabinoids once the endocannabinoids have served their purpose. So far, scientists have identified two enzymes that are a part of this process: fatty acid amide hydrolase and monoacylglycerol acid lipase (bonus points if you can pronounce those).

How Does the Endocannabinoid System Work with Cannabis Products?

If you’re here reading this, we suspect that this is what you’ve been wondering all along!

When it comes to cannabinoid receptors, the cannabinoids you ingest fall into two categories. Some are agonists, which means that they bond with or “turn on” the receptor. The others are antagonists, which means that they block the receptor from activating. Next we’ll take a look at how some major cannabinoids bond with CB1 and CB2.

THC bonds easily with both CB1 and CB2, producing a whole variety of effects that we’ll bet you’re familiar with! CB1 is the receptor responsible for the psychoactive effects of Delta-9 THC products. As we’re sure you also know, using cannabis regularly can cause you to build up a tolerance. Over time, this tolerance leads to a decrease in CB1 expression in the brain. However, going just 48 hours without cannabis can get your CB1 receptors back to the sensitivity of a non-cannabis user.

CBD doesn’t bond with CB1 or CB2, but scientists are less sure of how exactly it does what it does. Some think that it might keep endocannabinoids from breaking down, and others think it might bond to a receptor we haven’t even discovered yet. The fact that CBD doesn’t bond with your cannabinoid receptors also explains why it can help to “cancel out” some of the side effects of taking too much THC.

Delta-8 is able to bond with both CB1 and CB2, but it doesn’t bond as well with CB1. This is why D8 often produces a milder high than D9.

Delta-10 is very similar to D8 because it can bond to either receptor. However, neither of them are able to bond with CB1 or CB2 as efficiently as D9 is.

HHC bonds with both CB1 and CB2, similarly to D9 THC. However, just like D8 and D10, HHC is not able to bond with these receptor sites as efficiently as D9 can.

And there you go! You’re now full of fun facts to impress everyone with at your next smoke sesh. If you’re ready to take your cannabinoid receptors for a spin, check out all of the great products we have here at Bay Smokes.

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CBD Flower: An (Absolute) Beginner’s Guide

By now, you’ve probably seen CBD-infused versions of just about… everything. From CBD tinctures to topicals and CBD snacks to skincare, it’s clear that CBD is here to stay.

With all of the fancy CBD products out there, it’s easy to forget that the compound comes from legal, smokable hemp. If you’re interested in trying CBD flower, then you’re in the right place! Bay Smokes is here with a crash course on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about CBD flower.

 

What is CBD?

Also known as cannabidiol, CBD was one of the earliest cannabinoids to gain popularity in mainstream culture. It’s a phytocannabinoid that’s found naturally in hemp and cannabis plants, and unlike other cannabinoids that are only found in trace amounts, there’s a lot of it in any given hemp plant.

Both the hemp plants and the CBD extract itself must contain less than 0.3% THC by dry weight in order to be protected by the 2018 Farm Bill, so unlike many other cannabinoids, CBD is non-psychoactive. This means that it’s not intoxicating and won’t get you “stoned.”

 

Is CBD Flower Legal?

Yes! Even though it looks just like “conventional” Delta-9 THC flower, CBD flower is fully legal in all 50 states thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill.

If you have questions, consult with a local attorney about your state’s laws.

 

What are the Benefits of CBD?

Many people use CBD for stress and anxiety relief, and multiple clinical studies show evidence to support this as well. CBD can also act as a mild sleep aid—if it helps you feel less stressed, then it makes sense that you’d sleep a little better!

There have also been studies to suggest that CBD can help support healthy cognitive function and even act as a neuroprotective.

Many people also use CBD to help with inflammation and pain, though these applications need more research simply because the topic is so broad.

There’s also research to support the use of CBD as an aid in controlling nausea.

CBD can also potentially help to lower blood pressure and support heart health.

This isn’t intended as medical advice, though. Consult with a doctor if you have any questions.

 

What Does CBD Feel Like?

First of all, CBD is not psychoactive. This means that it won’t produce the same intoxicating effects that many other cannabinoids do and that it won’t get you “high.” However, keep in mind that cannabinoids affect everyone a little bit differently. (Author’s note: I can attest to this! CBD helps me relax and gives me the space to take a deep breath, while it usually makes my partner want to curl up and take a nap. But neither of those are bad things!)

In general, most people report feelings of mental and physical relaxation when they use CBD products.

While there’s really no bad time for some CBD, we love sparking up a CBD joint after a hard day’s work, before a yoga class, or during a scenic drive.

 

Why CBD Flower?

I hear you—with all of the fun CBD-infused options out there, why choose plain old flower? CBD flower offers unique benefits and a distinctive experience that other CBD products can’t replicate.

When smoking CBD flower, you’ll feel the effects almost immediately. This is perfect for when you need the relief that CBD can offer right away, whether you’re in the midst of an anxiety attack, a bout of nausea, or have just had a really (really) long day. This means that it’s usually easier to dose yourself as well.

The act of smoking CBD flower can also be really relaxing in and of itself. It can provide you with a great opportunity to practice mindfulness or just unwind after a busy day. While we love the convenience of a vape, they just can’t compare to the meditative process, soothing act, and delicious flavor of smoking CBD flower.

 

How do I Choose What CBD Flower to Buy?

Now that you’re on board, you get to start the process of choosing the best CBD flower for you! It can seem overwhelming, but we have a few pointers to keep you on the right track.

CBD flower should be anywhere from light to dark green. Sometimes, it can have a little bit of orange or purple mixed in as well. A lot of high-quality flower will also be covered in what looks like subtle pearly dust or soft crystals. Don’t worry—your CBD hasn’t gone bad! These are called trichomes. When the hemp was still growing, these frosty-looking hairs protected the plant. These trichomes are still important after the hemp has been picked and processed—that’s where many of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other good stuff is concentrated.

CBD flower should be soft and sticky, but not so soft that it falls apart. The “nugs” should be firm but still break apart easily.

And finally, the smell. Good-quality CBD flower shouldn’t just smell like your old college dorm—it should have a bold, unique scent that varies based on strain. Some strains are a little bit more “skunky” smelling than others, but most CBD flower boasts really nice fruity, earthy, or zesty scents on top of that.

 

How do I Store CBD Flower?

Ideally, CBD flower should be stored in an air-tight container away from direct exposure to heat or light. A good old-fashioned mason jar works well, or you can spring for a stylish vacuum-sealed container or smell-proof plastic bag.

Try not to leave ground-up CBD flower for too long—it can dry out and won’t taste quite as nice. That’s normally not too much of a problem for us, though!

 

How do I Smoke CBD Flower? What do I Need?

We’re glad you asked! There’s a ton of different ways you can smoke CBD flower.

First, you’ll need your CBD flower. A grinder will make the job way easier, too. (If you don’t have one, you can tear up your flower by hand or put it in the bottom of a shot glass or other small container and go at it with a pair of clean scissors.)

First of all: the classic joint. For this, you’ll need heavy paper to make a filter and rolling papers of your choice. This option is cheap and convenient, but it can be hard to get the hang of rolling at first and joints can be a little bit harsh.

You can also smoke it in a blunt. For this, all you’ll need are blunt wraps. You can find these in any smoke shop, but blunts have a very strong smell and aren’t a good choice if you’re trying to avoid nicotine.

There are practically an infinite amount of different kinds of pieces out there as well. Whether you’re in the market for a bowl, bubbler, or bong, there’s something out there for everyone. All you’ll need in this case is the piece and maybe a screen(pro tip: if you can’t get by without a screen and don’t have one on hand, a tiny clean pebble works really well). These can be very aesthetically pleasing and can deliver big, smooth hits, but they’re often breakable and sometimes expensive.

Finally, if you want to get really fancy, you can always invest in a vaporizer. These are typically the smoothest and strongest (since they’re vaporizing the flower, not combusting it) and can be very discrete, but in order to get a good one, you’ll probably have to drop a pretty penny.

 

Where can I buy CBD Flower?

Ready to give it a try? You’re in the right place! Here at Bay Smokes, we carry premium indoor-grown CBD flower (as well as several other CBD products). Be sure to check back often for new strains and offers!

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What’s The Deal with Delta-10? Answers to the 8 Biggest Questions

Delta-8: the cannabinoid that swept the nation, is legal in most states, and is now sold everywhere from smoke shops to gas stations. Delta-9: the classic, the OG, the powerhouse. But what about Delta-10? Read on to find out everything that you’ve always wanted to know about this relatively new cannabinoid that’s quickly gaining popularity among people in the know.

 

What is D10?

Delta 10-Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as Delta-10 THC, Delta10, or just D10, is a rare but naturally-occurring cannabinoid. It’s found in very small amounts in hemp (the kind with less than 0.3% THC that was made federally legal with the 2018 Farm Bill). Once it’s been extracted and processed, D8 can be sold legally in most states in the USA (and in your favorite online smoke shops)!

 

How is D10 Made?

Just like D8 and other rare cannabinoids, D10 is processed from hemp-derived CBD extract. It’s a little bit harder to isolate and extract Delta-10 than Delta-8, but believe us—it’s worth it. Because it exists in such small amounts and is so difficult to extract, D10 is still a little bit harder to get your hands on than D8. It’s often a little bit more expensive, too, but as it becomes more popular, you can expect to see more and more of it. (Speaking of which, you’re in the right place! Read on to find out where you can get the best D10 products…)

 

How is D10 different than D8?

Delta-10 is pretty comparable to Delta-8, but D10 has a few traits that make it special.

For the chemistry fans among us, the “10” in Delta-10 refers to where the double bond is. In D8 it’s on the 8th carbon bond, in D9 (good old fashioned THC) it’s on the 9th carbon bond, and in D10 it’s on the 10thcarbon bond. Other than that, the cannabinoids are all pretty similar on the molecular level. This means that you can expect similar psychoactive effects from all of them.

That being said, there are some differences. D8 is much less potent than D9 (a lot of estimates put it at about half as potent). D10 is slightly less potent than D8, but not by much. Both D8 and D10 bond primarily with your CB2 cannabinoid receptor, which means that they’ll both give you a much more mellow high than regular D9 THC. D8 and D10 both typically produce more of a body high as well, with less of an impact on your thinking. The specific effects of D8 and D10 are slightly different as well. D10 is typically a little bit more uplifting than D8—if D8 is like an indica strain, then D10 is more like a sativa strain.

(Here’s a handy cheat for those of us who get “sativa” and “indica” mixed up: sativa-dominant strains tend to be energizing, while indica-dominant strains are usually more relaxing. Think “in-da-couch!”)

 

What does D10 Feel Like?

Like we mentioned, D8 and D10 are pretty similar in terms of potency and effects.

D10 tends to produce a mellow but motivated high with gentle energy and slight euphoria. After a moderate dose of D10, you can expect to feel uplifted and relatively clear-headed, with more of a body than a head high.

D10 is perfect for starting an art project, going hard at the gym, or just getting your daily chores done. No matter what you’re planning on doing after your next sesh, we know D10 will complement it perfectly!

Many Delta-10 users and enthusiasts report similar benefits as Delta-8. Delta-10 can provide feelings of stress-relief and relaxation without the intense psychoactivity that high-THC Delta-9 products can sometimes produce.

 

Will D10 Show up on a Drug Test?

Unfortunately, yes (just like D8). Even though it’s legal in most states, the body processes D10 in the same way as D9. This means that D8, D9, and D10 all get turned into the same metabolites that can cause you to fail a drug test that screens for Delta-9 THC. (Another one for the science fans out there—the metabolite is 11-hydroxy-THC.)

 

Is D10 Safe?

Just like all of the other rare cannabinoids out there, not much research has been done into Delta-10. However, the research that there is so far strongly suggests that D10 is just as safe as any other cannabinoid when purchased from a trusted retailer and used responsibly by adults.

Remember: even though it’s not as potent as conventional THC, Delta-10 is still a psychoactive cannabinoid. Even if you’re an experienced cannabis user, your tolerance for other cannabinoids might not carry over to Delta-10. Take it slow until you know how D10 affects you personally.

Additionally, Bay Smokes rigorously tests all of our cannabinoid products to ensure the highest possible safety and purity for our customers. You’re in good hands!

 

Is D10 Legal?

In a lot of places, yes! The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp and hemp products legal on the federal level. Our D10 is extracted from natural, legally-grown hemp and is therefore federally legal. Unfortunately, some states have since banned the sale of D10 products. We cannot ship to states that have expressly banned the sale, possession, or consumption of D10 and there will be no shipping options available at checkout for these states.

D10 is currently legal and able to be shipped to Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

However, this isn’t legal advice. If you have questions about your state’s local laws, you’ll need to consult with an attorney.

 

Where Can I Buy D10?

You’re in luck! At Bay Smokes, we’re proud to offer a number of different Delta-10 products. Whether you’re interested in carts, disposable vapes, or something a little bit more exciting like moon rocks, we’ve got something for you. Keep an eye out for new products in the future, too!

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Hemp-Derived Delta-9 THC: Too Good to be True?

 

Did you know that you can now order real THC products to your door, no matter what state you live in? Maybe you’ve seen the buzz online, maybe you’ve heard rumors from people in your smoke circle, or maybe you saw a dorky segment on the nightly news. Either way, Bay Smokes is here to answer all of your questions about hemp-derived THC (and no, it’s not too good to be true!)

 

What is HD9 THC?

Hemp-derived delta-9, HD9THC, compliant delta 9 THC… whatever you call it, it’s the same THC that you know and love. However, like the name suggests, hemp-derived THC comes from the hemp plant, not from the marijuana plant.

 

Wait… what’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Both hemp and marijuana are kinds of cannabis plants, so they’re very closely related. However, they differ in the amount of THC that they contain. By law, hemp plants must contain less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. Marijuana plants have more than 0.3% THC (your average THC flower is about 10-15% THC by dry weight, for reference). Hemp is legal to grow, cultivate, and sell in all 50 states thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. On the other hand, it’s only legal to grow and sell marijuana in the states that have legalized medical or recreational cannabis.

 

(A side note on the difference between marijuana and cannabis: nowadays, most companies in the cannabis industry use the word “cannabis” instead of “marijuana.” This is because “cannabis” encompasses all cannabinoids and non-THC products. The word “marijuana” also conjures up a lot of out-of-date assumptions about “Reefer Madness” and “The Devil’s Lettuce.” We don’t have to tell you how inaccurate those ideas are, but they do make for a good laugh when you’re toking on some reeferyourself!)

 

How is Hemp-Derived THC Made?

HD9THC starts with legal hemp that is, by definition, less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. The THC is extracted from the plant in the same way that other cannabinoids like CBD are. That hemp-derived THC oil is then added to edibles that are kept at a ratio of less than 0.3% THC by dry weight.

The result is THC edibles that are legal in all 50 states thanks to legal hemp. Because of the 2018 Farm Bill, you can now order THC edibles (like the ones you find in dispensaries) right to your door no matter where you live!

 

How is Hemp-Derived THC Different from Regular THC?

On a molecular level, hemp-derived THC and “regular” marijuana-derived THC are identical. The only difference is the plant that the extract came from.

Additionally, hemp-derived THC almost always comes in the form of edibles in order to keep the THC content less than 0.3% by dry weight. Gummies are the most common type of HD9 THC edible, but keep an eye out for more exciting new products as more people find out about this cannabinoid!

 

What Does Hemp-Derived THC Feel Like?

Because it’s chemically identical to THC, a hemp-derived THC high feels identical to a regular THC high. Hemp-derived THC bonds to both of your cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, in the same way that “conventional” THC does. This means that hemp-derived THC will give you the combined brain-and-body high that most strains of THC will deliver (except delivered to your door!)

As of right now, hemp-derived THC is only available in edible form (but really—who’s going to complain about edibles?) The only difference between a hemp-derived THC high and a traditional THC high is going to be the difference between an edible high and a smoking or vaping high.

 

An “Edible High?”

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance that we don’t need to explain to you that eating your “greens” and smoking them can feel very different. To be on the safe side, though, here’s a crash course.

When you smoke or vape a cannabis product, the cannabinoids are absorbed through your lungs almost instantly. When you eat a cannabis product, however, the cannabinoids are absorbed through your digestive system and therefore metabolized in a slightly different way. This means that the high from an edible takes longer to kick in and often lasts much longer. Edibles are kind of infamous for being hard to accurately dose, but there’s a difference between your buddy’s homemade weed brownies (no matter what he says, do NOT eat it all at once!) and professionally-formulated edibles purchased from a trusted retailer. Here at Bay Smokes, we pride ourselves on accurate dosing, and we always encourage you to read the packaging and start low and slow until you know your tolerance.

 

Is Hemp-Derived THC Safe?

Just like all other rare cannabinoids, there hasn’t been a ton of research into hemp-derived delta-9 THC. However, the research that is there suggests that HD9 THC is just as safe as any other cannabinoid when purchased and used responsibly by an adult.

You might have seen some safety concerns about the dosing of compliant D9 products, but we know you’re smart enough to read the label and take it easy. Remember, this is real THC, so it’s just as potent as… real THC.

On top of all that, Bay Smokes rigorously tests all of our products to ensure the best possible purity and safety for our customers.

 

Is Hemp-Derived THC Legal?

Yes! Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, HD9 THC is legal in all 50 states. The bill specifies that all hemp and hemp products must contain less than 0.3% THC by dry weight (THC itself isn’t illegal, just high concentrations of it). Cannabis companies have been able to sell real THC by deriving it from legal hemp and keeping the concentration of that hemp-derived THC in their gummies below the 0.3% threshold. The result might be a slightly larger edible, but who’s going to complain about that?

For example, the upcoming Bay Smokes hemp-derived THC9 gummies weigh 3.5g (or 3500mg) and contain 10mg of hemp-derived THC each. This means that each gummy clocks in at far less than the “0.3% THC by dry weight” threshold. Delicious!

 

Where Can I Buy it?

After reading all that, why wouldn’t you be curious? Bay Smokes is working on a hemp-derived delta-9 THC gummy as we speak. Keep your eyes peeled for our next release!

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What is THCV? And Seven Other Questions

If you’ve never heard of THCV, THC-v, or delta 9 tetrahydrocannabivarin, then you’re not alone. THCV is a lesser known and underappreciated cannabinoid that has a ton of promising applications. Read on and we’ll answer all of your questions about this exciting new product!

 

What is it?

Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THCV (for those of us who didn’t ace our chemistry classes), is a rare cannabinoid that’s found naturally in the flowers of hemp and cannabis plants. It’s one of the lesser-known cannabinoids, but early studies suggest that it has the potential to be hugely useful in a ton of different situations.

 

Where Does it Come From?

THCV only exists in trace amounts in most hemp and cannabis plants. In order to get the full benefit of just the THCV, it has to be extracted from the plants and turned into an oil.

Our THCV is extracted from natural hemp, which means that it’s federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill!

 

What’s the Difference between THC and THCV?

The biggest difference between THC and THCV is essentially how high they’ll get you. THC is a lot more psychoactive than THCV, but we’ll talk more about that later. Why is this, though? We’ll have to go back to the chemistry: if you want the technical lingo, THC has a propyl group, while THCV has a pentyl group. Essentially, because of this difference on the structural level of THC and THCV molecules, they interact differently with CB1 (the cannabinoid receptor that deals primarily with your brain and is responsible for the “head high” of THC products).

THC “sticks to” and activates CB1, giving you that head high and the “stoned thoughts” that conventional weed is known for. At low to moderate doses, THCV actually blocks CB1. This is what makes THCV so special!

A side note for the vaping enthusiasts among us: another difference between THC and THCV has to do with temperature. THCV has to be vaporized at a slightly higher temperature than most other cannabinoids, since it has a boiling point of 428 ° Fahrenheit. Luckily, Bay Smokes carries variable-temperature vape batteries so that you can get the most out of all of your cannabinoids.

 

What does THCV Do?

When taken with THC, THCV can help to mitigate some of the intoxicating effects of conventional cannabis. For many people, this results in a clear-headed and motivated high, better for getting creative than for chilling on the couch.

When taken on its own in low to medium doses, THCV can have a lot of really incredible effects. Keep in mind that research into THCV is just beginning and that this isn’t medical advice, though.

For those in the know, one of the biggest differences between THC and THCV is that THCV won’t give you the munchies and might even help to suppress your appetite. THCV could be a game-changer if you often find yourself on the wrong side of a family-sized bag of chips after a smoke sesh!

There has also been preliminary research to suggest that THCV could aid in supporting well-being as it relates to several different conditions. THCV might help to stabilize blood sugar in patients with diabetes. It has been shown to help with panic attacks, specifically in people diagnosed with PTSD. THCV might also help support people with Alzheimer’s disease. THCV can help to support and even stimulate bone growth, and early research suggests that it is neuroprotective and shows promise for supporting people with Parkinson’s disease. Finally, research also suggests that THCV has significant anti-inflammatory properties. Talk about a powerhouse of a cannabinoid!

That being said, the research into THCV is still very new, so stay tuned for more findings. Also, we’re not medical professionals, so talk to your doctor if you have any questions.

 

What Does THCV Feel Like?

And now, the question you’ve been waiting for: will THCV get you stoned?

It depends.

At low doses, THCV doesn’t bind with CB1. If you take a small-to-medium amount of THCV, it’s non-psychoactive. This means you’ll get all of the great effects and benefits of THCV without the intoxication and effects on your thinking that THC can produce. THCV can also help to counteract some of the unpleasant sensations that can come with THC overindulgence— namely anxiety and the munchies.

At higher doses, THCV switches to a CB1 activator. This means that if you take a medium-to-high amount of THCV, you will likely get some psychoactive effects and a little bit of a head high. It also means that we suggest taking it really slow when you’re trying THCV for the first time and figuring out what kind of effects that you want!

Even though THCV is not as potent as THC or even Delta-8, it can still produce a mild, motivating, and energizing feeling as well as a high that doesn’t affect your thinking quite as much as some other cannabinoids. The result is a clear-headed and focused experience perfect for getting in the zone on your latest passion project, going to the gym, or playing a few rounds of your favorite game.

 

Is THCV Safe?

Like all other cannabinoids, the research into THCV is pretty new. However, there is a lot of evidence to suggest that THCV is just as safe as all other cannabinoids when purchased from a trusted source and used responsibly by adults.

Here at Bay Smokes, we rigorously test our products to ensure the best possible safety and purity for our customers.

There’s also a lot of early research to suggest that THCV has some promising medical applications. The future of cannabis is looking brighter by the minute!

 

Is THCV Legal?

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill that federally legalized hemp and hemp products, THCV is legal in most states. Currently, THCV is legal in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

That being said, we’re not lawyers, either. Cannabis laws and regulations are always changing, so check with an attorney about your state’s laws if you have any questions.

 

Where can I get THCV?

Ready to try it out? You’re in the right place! Here at Bay Smokes, we carry a few different options. One of the most versatile ways to enjoy THCv is in the form of THCv distillate. We also carry THCv cartridges, if discretion is more your style. And finally, if you’re looking for convenience, it doesn’t get any easier than our THCv disposable vapes

Cheers!

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Top 8 HHC Questions

By this point, you can buy CBD at your local grocery store, Delta-8 at your favorite head shop, and you know where to find all kinds of other rare cannabinoids. Have you heard of HHC, though? Read on to find out what HHC is, where it comes from, and, most importantly, if it will get you stoned!

 

What Is HHC?

HHC stands for Hexahydrocannabinol (don’t worry if you can’t pronounce that—we’ll call it HHC from here on out!). It’s a rare cannabinoid that has only recently started to hit the shelves of your favorite online smoke shops. It’s similar to both Delta-8 THC (D8) and Delta-9 THC (plain old THC), but it’s not technically a THC compound. This means it’s currently legal in all 50 states thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill!

 

Where Does HHC Come From?

Basically, HHC is extracted from CBD which is extracted from hemp. (Fun fact for your next sesh: HHC comes from the seeds and pollen of hemp plants, while most other cannabinoids come from the flowers!) HHC is extracted from CBD using the same process that gives us margarine and other hydrogenated oils. The result is a liquid that is most often sold in carts, vapes, and cartridges.

 

Will HHC Get Me High?

THC gets you “stoned” by bonding to the cannabinoid receptors in your brain, called CB1 and CB2.

HHC bonds to those receptor sites as well, easily attaching to both CB1 and CB2. So, yes, HHC can get you high!

 

How Does HHC Make you Feel?

Though HHC was first synthesized in the 1940s, it’s only just now becoming available in your favorite smoke shops. We always try to be on the cutting edge of cannabis culture here at Bay Smokes!

The molecular structures of HHC and THC are almost identical (for the science fans among us: Delta-9 THC has a double bond at the ninth carbon, and HHC has no double bonds). This means that the effects of HHC can be expected to be really similar to the effects of THC. Both HHC and THC are said to be energizing, euphoric, and pain-relieving, but HHC is often said to be a little more laid-back, a lot like D8.

HHC and Delta-8 are similar in the sense that they are both reported to produce a milder, smoother “baked” feeling than THC. This is because neither D8 nor HHC can bond with the cannabinoid receptors in your brain quite as efficiently as traditional THC can. In terms of strength and potency, HHC is thought to be somewhere between D8 and THC.

Also, HHC bonds to those cannabinoid receptors in your brain in a different way than D8 does. D8 bonds primarily with CB1, giving you more of a “body high.” HHC (and THC) bond with both CB1 and CB2, so HHC often gives users more of the “head high”  and psychoactive effects that they are looking for.

That being said, there hasn’t been significant research done on HHC and no two people experience cannabis products the same way. Even if you have extensive experience with other cannabinoids or cannabis products, your tolerance for those might not carry over to your tolerance for HHC and other rare cannabinoids. We always recommend that you start off slow when trying a new product: you can always smoke (or eat, or vape, or drink, or dab…) more, but you can never take less!

 

Will HHC Show Up On a Drug Test?

Short answer: maybe.

Long answer: There’s anecdotal evidence that you can still pass a drug test after using HHC, unlike other popular cannabinoids. There is also some research to suggest that the body metabolizes HHC differently so that it doesn’t produce high levels of 11-hydroxy-THC (the metabolites that cause a positive drug test for regular users of THC and other cannabinoid products, including D8). However, HHC just hasn’t been researched enough to know for sure, so the answer is still just maybe. We’d recommend trying HHC with caution if this is a concern for you.

 

Is HHC Safe?

While there hasn’t been much research done on the compound, the limited amount available suggests that HHC is just as safe as D8 and other cannabinoids when used responsibly by adults 21 and older. There have been no reports of major negative side effects, but just like with any cannabis product, over-indulgence can lead to some unpleasant sensations like cottonmouth or paranoia.

Though the process to make HHC is pretty involved, it’s very safe to make when performed by professionals under the right conditions.

HHC is actually more stable than THC and other cannabinoids on a molecular level, so it has a longer shelf life (and won’t spoil as fast if you don’t store it right and it gets exposed to heat or strong sunlight—it’s happened to all of us!)

All of our products at Bay Smokes are rigorously tested to ensure the highest possible quality and purity for you.  

 

Is HHC A Synthetic Drug?

It depends on what your definition of “synthetic” is. There is only a very small amount of HHC available in hemp and cannabis plants. The HHC that you can buy today in vapes and carts is derived from these plants, but it goes through an intense extraction process involving extraction and hydrogenation (the same type of process that gives us hydrogenated vegetable oils). Most commercially-available HHC has totally natural origins, but the difficulty of getting at this compound has led some people to label it as synthetic.

Here at Bay Smokes, we pride ourselves on offering our customers only the cleanest, most pure cannabis products available.

 

Is HHC Legal?

Yes! Right now, hemp-derived HHC is legal on a federal level since it’s not actually a THC compound. Unlike Delta-8, which has been banned in some places, HHC is legal in all 50 states and can be shipped to you no matter where you live, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

However, this is not legal advice and you should consult with an attorney about your state’s local laws.

 

Where Can I Buy HHC?

We’re glad you asked! We carry HHC carts and vapes here at Bay Smokes, and we are always expanding our product lines. 

Enjoy!

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The Best Delta-8 Products for Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

Did you know that up to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep issues? Additionally, up to 70% of Americans report that they have trouble sleeping. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived people out there just trying to get through the day! The worst part is that sleep deprivation is seen as the norm in our society. Our schedules always seem to be packed, and it feels like we’re expected to be busy all the time. It’s almost like we’ve forgotten that rest and sleep are vital to our health.

Sleep is your body’s time to repair itself. When you’re not getting enough quality sleep, you’ve probably noticed that you just feel more generally run-down. Sleep is also vital for your mental wellbeing. Have you ever been in a good mood after a bad night’s sleep?

We need sleep in order to be our best selves, too. Studies show that “drowsy driving” can be just as dangerous as drunk driving, if not more. Besides—no matter what you do in a day, you definitely aren’t performing your best if all you can think about is taking a nap or getting your next cup of coffee.

This is all to say that it’s important to carve out time in your busy schedule to prioritize sleep! We know it can be hard to do so, which is why we’re here to help. Read on to find out how Delta-8 THC can help you get the resftul sleep you need in order to be the best version of yourself.

 

What is D8?

In case you’re not familiar, Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid that occurs naturally in hemp plants. It’s legal in many states and contains less than 0.3% THC by dry weight (but can still get you high). If you’re still curious, you can read all about D8 on our blog.

 

Why D8 for Sleep?

We’ve all heard the advice a thousand times: make sure your bedroom is cold and dark, get plenty of exercise, and stay off your phone before bed. The truth is that sometimes that just isn’t enough!

Many conventional sleep aids and medications can be habit-forming and leave you feeling drowsy in the morning. That’s why many people have started to opt for natural sleep aids, such as D8, CBD, and other cannabinoid products.

Delta-8 is known to produce a mild, relaxing, full-bodied high. Many people turn to D8 products to wind down in the evenings before bed, and when incorporated into a bedtime routine, they can be a game-changer.

Best of all, D8 won’t leave you feeling drowsy in the morning and is basically free from side effects at a moderate dose. (At a higher dose, D8 can produce some of the same side effects that other cannabis products can, like cottonmouth, paranoia, and the munchies. Take it easy until you know your tolerance and how this specific cannabinoid affects you!)

 

What Should I Look For?

If you’re looking for a D8 product to help you sleep, there are a few things to consider.

If you typically have trouble falling asleep but can usually sleep through the night, a fast-acting product might be best for you. These will help you relax and get sleepy at the end of the day, and you can dose yourself whenever you’re getting ready for bed. Flower, vapes, and tinctures would be great choices for you.

If you don’t have a problem falling asleep but find yourself waking up throughout the night, you might want to opt for a longer-lasting product. Edibles would be perfect for you—we have something for every taste.

Don’t worry if you fall into both categories—we’ve all been there. If you can’t fall asleep or stay asleep, you’ll probably want something a little bit stronger. You can also adjust what time you use the products for slightly different effects. You could try something fast-acting to help you wind down paired with something long-lasting just before bedtime to help you stay asleep all night.

 

What are the Best Delta8 Products for Sleep??

Here at Bay Smokes, we’re proud to offer a huge selection of different Delta 8 products to help you relax and sleep. We’re sure you’ll find something you love!

For the Bedtime Routine: Delta8 Prerolls

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It’s hard to beat a classic. Our prerolls are expertly packed and processed to ensure the perfect joint every time. Spark up one of these, pull up your favorite TV show or crack open a good book, and get ready to be carried off to dreamland.

To maximize the relaxation, we recommend an Indica-dominant strain like Legendary Berry. Indicas are known to aid in relaxation, and Legendary Berry also boasts a delicious flavor profile with notes of pine and berries. Sweet dreams, indeed!

For the Dessert Fanatic: Delta8 Rainbow Fudge Brownies

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The brownies you remember from when you were a kid, only this time with a kick. They say not to snack late at night, but you can make an exception for this brownie. Packed with a whopping 600 mg of Delta-8 per package, you’ll definitely be able to find the right dose to lull you off to sleep.

Eat it as your dessert after dinner, and it’ll kick in just in time for bed. Here’s a general edible tip for you, too—if you eat an edible after a meal, it might take a little bit longer to kick in, but it will last longer. This means that our D8 brownie will keep working all night to help you sleep restfully for all 8 (or 9, or 10…) hours.  

For On-The-Go Sleep: Delta8 Tincture

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There’s nothing worse than getting to your hotel room after a long day of travel only to find out that the bed is uncomfortable, your window faces a streetlight, and your next-door-neighbor has the TV blaring. That’s where we come in!

D8 tinctures are discrete and portable. You can easily adjust the dose depending on what you need, and it kicks in almost immediately when dropped under your tongue. Plus, the peppermint flavor is soothing and refreshing.

We know that there’s a Bay Smokes product out there for everyone, whether you’re looking to sleep like a baby or just wind down before bed. Sweet dreams!

 

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Will Delta-8 (and Other Cannabinoids) Show up on a Drug Test?

One of the biggest questions we get here at Bay Smokes is whether or not Delta-8 THC will show up on a drug test. (The other big question we get is “will delta-8 get me high”—you guys have your priorities in order!) Read on to find out what causes a positive drug test, whether or not D8 will cause a positive test, and if there are any other cannabinoids you can indulge in without worrying about drug testing.

 

What’s a Drug Test?

Okay, okay—we’re sure you know what a drug test is. There are multiple different kinds, though, so we need to clarify before we move forward.

In this article, we will be talking about tests that require a urine sample (you might have heard to them referred to as “piss tests” or “urinalysis”). This is by far the most common type of drug test, and is a middle ground of sorts in terms of sensitivity. They can typically detect cannabis use up to a couple weeks ago, depending on how regularly you use cannabis products and your own personal body chemistry.

There are also tests that look at your hair follicle. These can detect drug use all the way back to several months ago in regular cannabis users. Saliva tests are the least sensitive, as they can usually only detect cannabis use up to a couple days ago, even in regular users.

 

What is Delta-8, and how is it Different from THC?

This is sort of a trick question! D8 is actually Delta-8 THC, and what we usually think of as THC is actually Delta-9 THC. For the chemistry fans out there, this means that D8 has a double bond on the 8th carbon and Delta-9 THC has a double bond on the 9th carbon. For those of us who didn’t pay as much attention in chemistry class, that basically just means that D8 and D9 are pretty similar, but not identical, on a molecular level. That explains why D8 and D9 have similar, but not identical, effects.

If you’re still curious about the difference between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC, you can read all about it on our blog!

 

What Makes a Drug Test Positive?

A positive drug test is caused by the presence of certain metabolites in your urine. These metabolites are 11-hydroxy-THC and 11-nor-9-carboxy-THC. Typically, you will “fail” a drug test if your urine contains more than 50 nanograms per milliliter of either of these metabolites.  

 

Will Delta-8 Show up on a Drug Test?

Unfortunately, yes.

The body metabolizes Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC into the same chemicals. This essentially means that your body breaks down D8 and “regular” THC the same way.

 

How Long Will Delta8 Show up on a Drug Test?

This varies a lot based on a ton of different factors. Because your body treats it just like D9 THC, D8 THC will stay in your system just about the same amount of time. It’s hard to give an exact answer, but we’ll try to tell you what we can.

The biggest variable is obviously how often you use cannabis products. For a first-time or very occasional user of cannabis (think a couple times a year), the chemicals typically stay in your system for up to a few days. If you’re an occasional cannabis user (a couple times a month), it will probably stay in your system up to a week or two. If you’re a heavy cannabis user (multiple times a week), it can take over a month before you’ll be able to pass a drug test.

Like we said, this is affected by a ton of different variables. If you have a fast metabolism, you will probably be clean faster. Living a really active lifestyle might also help you to pass a drug test faster. Finally, THC is stored in fat, so having a low body fat percentage might also mean you’ll be able to pass a drug test a little bit faster.

And before you ask—most of the tips and tricks you’ve heard to help you pass a drug test haven’t been proven to work. Those cleanse kits you’ve seen online are expensive and can have more negative side effects than positive ones, and even though drinking lots of water and working up a sweat is good for you, it won’t necessarily help you pass a drug test any faster.

Ultimately, the amount of time that Delta-8 will stay in your system and cause a positive drug test is very individualized. The only way to know for sure is to actually get tested.

(That being said, you can buy relatively inexpensive at-home drug tests. If you’re worried, doing some experimenting and testing yourself is not a bad idea!)

 

Are There any Cannabinoids that Won’t Show up on a Drug Test?

While there aren’t any cannabinoids that have been definitively proven to never show up on drug tests, there is anecdotal evidence to suggest a few options.

CBDwill very rarely cause a positive drug test. The only way it will trigger a false positive is if the trace amounts of THC present in full-spectrum CBD products build up in your system for a while. Even though it’s rare, it has happened. Luckily, because CBD is legal on the federal level and in all 50 states, it’s usually possible to contest a false positive that’s been caused by CBD.

THCp, THCh/THCjd, THCo, and THCvare all likely to make you fail a drug test. They all contain some form of THC, so they’re all broken down in a similar way to D8 THC and D9 THC.

HHCmight not trigger a positive drug test. This is because it’s not technically a THC product, so it might not be broken down in the same way. However, the only evidence we have here is anecdotal. Like we mentioned, it’s better to be safe and either avoid cannabis products entirely or test yourself at home if you’re worried about having to take a drug test any time soon.

 

So there you go! Probably not the answer you wanted (we feel you), but it’s always better to be informed. Here’s to indulging responsibly!

 

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Delta-8 Side Effects (and What to do About Them)

We’ve all been there—you’re in the middle of a sesh and all of the sudden, you get the sneaking suspicion that you might be too high. Don’t worry! Whether you’re feeling a little paranoid or have the world’s worst case of cotton mouth, it will pass. In the meantime, we’re here to help with a list of the most common Delta 8 side effects and what you can do about them.

 

What is Delta-8?

Delta-8, also known as D8 or Delta-8 THC, is a rare cannabinoid that occurs naturally in hemp plants. It contains less than 0.3% THC by dry weight, so it’s federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill and legal to sell, buy, and possess in most states.

If you have more questions, you can read all about it on our blog!

 

What Does Delta-8 Feel Like?

First of all—yes, Delta-8 will get you high! It’s about half as potent as Delta-9 THC. It’s still a powerful cannabinoid with psychoactive effects, even though it usually produces a milder high than Delta-9 THC products.

No two people experience cannabis products in the same way, so the only way to know for sure how Delta-8 will make you feel is to try it yourself. You can read more about what to expect on our blog in the meantime, though.

 

Is Delta-8 Safe?

When purchased from a trusted retailer and used responsibly by adults, Delta-8 has been shown to be perfectly safe.

Here at Bay Smokes, we conduct regular lab tests on all of our products using a trusted third party. This ensures the safety, purity, and potency of all of our products.

Remember—Delta-8 can be powerfully psychoactive, especially in edible form. Even if you’re an experienced cannabis user, your tolerance for other cannabinoids might not carry over to Delta-8. Take it slow until you know your tolerance and how Delta-8 will affect you personally.

 

Does Delta-8 Have Side Effects?

Just like all substances, Delta-8 does have some possible side effects. Thankfully, it won’t give you a hangover like one too many drinks will! However, some of the side effects can feel pretty unpleasant, especially if you’re not expecting them. Read on to find out what the most common side effects of Delta 8 are and what you can do about them.

 

Intoxication and Mental Effects

Just like Delta-9 THC, overindulging in Delta-8 THC can lead to confusion and intoxication. We won’t spend much time on this one since for a lot of people, the “high brain” is part of the fun.

If you ever feel too confused or plain silly, try getting up and walking around. Clumsiness is another mild side effect, so you’ll probably want to be careful.

Try finding something to focus on, like your favorite funny TV show or movie.

If all else fails, you can always just take a nap!

 

Anxiety or Paranoia

This is probably the least-fun side effect of Delta-8 and other cannabinoids. Just like Delta-9 THC, Delta8 can help ease anxiety in moderate doses. If the dose is too high, though, Delta-8 can make you feel a little anxious or paranoid.

If you ever take too much Delta-8 and start feeling nervous, the biggest thing to remember is that the way you’re feeling is temporary. The effects of Delta-8 usually only last a couple hours before they start to taper off. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help yourself.

Try some breathing exercises. Shortness of breath and a fast heartbeat are pretty common when you’re feeling anxious, and doing some deep breathing can help with both of those sensations. Try breathing in to the count of 3 and exhaling for a count of 4, and try to gradually increase that count as you calm down a little.

Find someone you trust. Just telling the people in your smoking circle that you’re not feeling great can work wonders. This can also help if you’re feeling paranoid—no, they’re not all looking at you weird!

Watch a calming video. This might be your favorite TV show or movie that you’ve seen a thousand times before, or just a playlist of relaxing nature videos on YouTube. You’ll be surprised how fast you get sucked in and forget about everything else!

Finally, if you’re getting paranoid, remember that if you ordered from Bay Smokes, Delta-8 is legal in your state and we care about your safety!

 

Dry Mouth

We don’t know a single cannabis user who hasn’t been here. Dry mouth, or “cottonmouth,” happens when cannabinoids bond to receptors in your mouth (they’re called submandibular glands, speaking of things that would be hard to say with cottonmouth). This keeps you from making more saliva, which makes your mouth feel dry. This side effect is more annoying than anything, but there are a few things you can do about it.

First of all, drink some water! Even though cannabis doesn’t make you dehydrated, it can sure feel like it (and we could all be drinking more water). If you prefer, you can try some juice or another drink, but try to stay away from anything overly sugary or caffeinated because these actually can dehydrate you.

You can also try chewing some gum or sucking on a hard candy. These help your mouth start producing saliva again, and they’re tasty.

 

Dry or Bloodshot Eyes

This side effect can be pretty annoying, too (but also pretty funny sometimes). This side effect also happens because of your cannabinoid receptors—when cannabinoids bond to certain receptors, it increases the blood flow to your eyes, making them look red and sometimes feel a little irritated.

First of all: don’t rub them! It might feel good, but rubbing your eyes isn’t great for them in the long run.

Eyedrops are essential. You can buy drops specifically formulated to help reduce redness if you’re worried about “looking stoned,” but regular eye drops can also feel just as good.

 

We hope that helps! Remember—Delta-8 is a powerful cannabinoid that can come with real side effects when not used in moderation. Be safe and stay calm!

Keep in mind, though—we’re not doctors. Consult with a medical professional if you have any concerns or start experiencing severe side effects.