Can Grandparents Use D8?

by Johanna Bloomquist June 02, 2022

Can Grandparents Use D8?

You might have heard of Delta-8 THC, also known as D8 or even “diet weed” or “legal weed.” Whether you’ve heard of it or not, we bet you’re curious! How old is too old to smoke weed? Can my grandma smoke d8? Can my grandpa take Delta-8? What’s the best D8 for seniors? It doesn’t matter if you’re a concerned grandkid or a cool grandparent who hasn’t experimented with mary jane since the sixties—here at Bay Smokes, we’ve got all the answers (and all the legal cannabis products) that you’re looking for!


What is Delta-8?

Here’s a quick crash course on Delta-8. D8 is a rare cannabinoid that’s found in very small amounts in the hemp plant. It’s legal in most states because it contains less than 0.3% THC. That means we can ship it right to your door!

Delta-8 is way milder than Delta-9 (the chemical in marijuana that gets you “stoned”). Most people estimate that D8 is about half as potent as D9, and it usually produces a mild, relaxing body high. D8 is perfect if D9 is too strong for you, if you’re looking for a way to relax, or if you just haven’t smoked since the sixties!

If you still have more questions about Delta-8, you can read all about it on our blog.


Who Should Use Delta-8?

Wondering if grandparents should take Delta-8? We have good news-- if you’re young at heart but still over the legal age, then you’re in luck! Delta-8 can be used by just about anyone.

Our customers of every age report a ton of potential benefits and effects from Delta-8. Basically, if you want some help relaxing or just want to unwind and get a little silly, then you could benefit from D8! Who doesn’t fall into one of those categories?

We do have to mention, though, that we’re not doctors and this isn’t medical advice. If you have concerns about any health conditions or medications that you’re currently on, it’s always best to talk with a doctor before you try anything new, including D8.


What are D8 Benefits for Seniors?

We aren’t doctors, and this isn’t medical advice. Check with your physician before trying D8 or any other product if you have any questions or concerns.

That being said, a lot of our customers report using D8 to potentially help them manage mild pain. Several studies suggest that cannabinoids may show promise in potentially helping with inflammation. That might be good news for those who struggle with arthritis! Though nothing has been definitively proven because of the restrictive laws around cannabis research, the Harvard Medical School suggests that cannabinoids may potentially help with some forms of arthritis in some individuals.

Again, we’re not doctors! Much of the evidence for D8 for arthritis is anecdotal, and the only way to know for sure how it will help you is to try it yourself (after checking with your primary care physician, if necessary!)


Am I Too Old for Delta-8?

No way!

There’s no age limit on cannabis. We’re sure you know better than anyone that “old folks” have the most fun, so why not prove it to your grandkids?


How do I Use Delta-8?

These days, there are practically infinite ways to get high.

It’s hard to beat the classic smokeable flower that you can roll into a joint or pack into a bong. This option is great if you’re trying to finally quit cigarettes, too. We carry plain flower and prerolls, and we know you know the drill. Just light up, sit back, and relax.

Can grandparents vape? Absolutely! If you like to smoke but want to try the next big thing, we also have Delta-8 vapes. These are going to be way smoother and way more flavorful than any joint you’ve ever hit. Plus, they’re discreet, convenient, and super easy to use—no fooling with rolling papers or ground up herbs. For cartridges, you’ll need to screw them on to a battery and press and hold the button while you pull. For disposable vapes, all you’ll need to do is open the package and enjoy!

If you’re looking for something a little easier on your lungs, we’ve got options there too.

Can my grandparents take edibles? You bet! Edibles are a great choice if you’re looking for something super strong, mellow, and long-lasting. These aren’t the homemade special brownies you remember from your college days—Bay Smokes edibles come in all different shapes and sizes and are carefully tested to make sure that each batch is exactly as strong as the last. For edibles, all you’ll have to do is find your preferred dose and enjoy! Edibles like infused gummies usually take up to two hours to kick in, so take it easy your first time.

We also have tinctures if you’re looking for something that isn’t quite as strong as edibles. Tinctures are a great way to ease yourself back in to cannabis since the dose is so customizable. Plus—we’re never going to talk bad about D8 gummy candy, but if you’re watching your sugar intake, our MCT-oil based tinctures are going to be the perfect product for you. Just drip your desired dose under your tongue, wait a few moments, and then swallow. You should feel the effects in 20 minutes to an hour.


What Delta-8 is Best for Seniors?

There’s really no wrong answer here, but we do have some great suggestions.


For your cigar-aficionado grandpa, we’d recommend one of our premium blunts. Rolled up in a top-quality hemp wrapper and tipped with a wooden mouthpiece, gramps can savor every puff from this blunt while sitting in his favorite chair.


For the young-at-heart grandma, try out one of our (many) edibles. While we’ll admit that they won’t be as good as your famous homemade treats, they’ll have an extra kick to them that we bet your baked goods don’t. (Unless you’re the grammy who’s serving “special” chocolate chip cookies, in which case we’ll need an invite to your next cookout!)


For the hip grandparent, try out a D8 vape. Our Delta-8 vapes are some of our best sellers for a reason! They’re simple, easy to use, reliable, portable, and discreet. What’s not to love? If it’s been a while since you’ve smoked pot, we bet that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the smooth, flavorful vapor and mellow, relaxed feeling that you’ll get from our D8 vapes.


So… Can I Smoke Weed With My Grandparents?

Absolutely! (You can smoke with your grandkids, too). And lucky for you, you’re in the right spot. Here at Bay Smokes, we carry all kinds of legal cannabis products that we can ship right to your door in most states. Forget the hassle of going to the store-- just browse the website, load up your cart, and order! Here at Bay Smokes, we have the perfect product for everyone in the family.

We bet that at the next family dinner, grandma and grandpa will join the cool cousins for an after-dinner “walk!”