Delta 9 can cause severe hallucinations and delusions. The effects of the medication can last up to 12 hours, and users often say that they feel out of control and disconnected from reality. The medication can cause many physical side effects, such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, and panic attacks. Cannabis plants contain many different cannabinoids, and each one has other effects.
For example, THC delta-9 can cause an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. The euphoria (and side effects, such as hallucinations) can last up to twelve hours. Many people say that the medicine made them feel out of their body or out of touch with reality. Meanwhile, overstimulation of CB1 receptors through excessive consumption of delta-8 THC or delta-9 THC can cause lethargy, disorientation, anxiety (and, potentially, panic), dry mouth and eyes, increased heart rate and loss of coordination, adds Dr.
Unlike delta-9 THC, delta-8 THC is not likely to test positive for THC in a drug test, unless the test specifically looks for the delta-8 THC metabolites. Delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC come from the cannabis sativa plant, which naturally produces more than 100 cannabinoids or active components. Despite their similarities, delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC also have important differences that you should understand before consuming either substance. Both delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC are composed of the same set of elements (carbon, hydrogen and oxygen) and only differ slightly in the arrangement of those elements, says Dr.
Research on the long-term use of delta-9 THC and its effects on sleep is limited. Some studies show an improvement in sleep patterns and others indicate that chronic consumption of delta-9 THC may have the opposite effect, disrupting sleep and delaying the onset of sleep. However, if the delta-8 THC product contains concentrations of delta-9 THC, a drug test may test positive for THC. Depending on quality, quantity and other factors, both delta-8 and delta-9 THC can produce intoxicating psychoactive effects, or a “high”.
However, only one study has examined the interactive effects of THC and CBD35,36. As far as we know, no study has examined the interactive effects of THC and CBD on these variables in an experimental design with an inhaled route of administration37, which better reflects the way in which cannabis is normally administered than orally or intravenously. THC delta-8 and THC delta-9 can produce the positive or adverse effects mentioned above, since both THC delta-8 and THC delta-9 activate the body's CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors, including those in the central nervous system. In short, it is impossible to say with certainty that delta-8 THC does not give a positive result in a drug screening test, since it depends on the quality and content of the specific THC delta-8 product used, as well as the type of drug test being performed. According to the FDA, products with delta-8 THC may contain potentially harmful chemicals or contaminants, including household chemicals that are used during the chemical synthesis process that produces delta-8 THC.
Therefore, it may be the case that CBD only protects when THC induces a strong psychotic reaction, which could be achieved through the use of higher doses of THC. That said, the laws surrounding the production, sale, and use of delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC are constantly evolving.