Exploring the world of Cannabis is quite beautiful. There is so much to learn about this quite peculiar plant that alleviates a range of conditions or provides psychoactive effects that position even the moodiest of people in a happy place. Since Delta 8 THC is just now being widely used by manufacturers and brands, there are even more questions that have surfaced. Although there are heaps of information to explore when it comes to this unique cannabinoid, the most popular question people are asking is how long Delta 8 stays in your system.
It is a common question, especially for those that have required drug tests. Though we are thrilled that you have an interest in Delta 8 products, our loyalty is to you, not the money. With that said, if you are being drug tested or have the fear of being drug tested, we recommend that you do not use any THC products, because you will fail a drug test if you do not allow enough time for the compound to leave your system. That brings us to our question…
Much like Delta 9, Delta 8 THC will stay in your system just as long. The cannabinoids are close in relation and only differ by a few chemical bonds. Since these two are so similar, you can expect them both to stay in your system around the same time.
Something to note, however, is that the time THC stays in your system can be different, depending on circumstances, such as how often you use THC and how long it’s been since you’ve last used a THC product. Something else to consider with the topic of drug testing is what type of drug test is being used (blood, saliva, urine, hair), and how sophisticated is the drug testing equipment.
There are several drug tests that are used to detect if there are any drugs in your system, and they range from something as simple as a cheap at-home drug test that detects drugs through urine or a piece of machinery that is far more advanced, which can detect drugs in your system for up to 90 days. Some drug testing kits aren’t programmed to detect some drugs, while others can tell you not only that it’s THC that is in your system but can also identify if it’s Delta 8 or Delta 9 that’s in your system if the machine is programmed for it.
The effects of Delta 8 THC can vary from person-to-person. It can take as little as 30-seconds and up to 6 minutes for the onset (how long it takes for you to feel the effects) to begin when vaping Delta 8. Once you begin feeling the effects of Delta 8, it can last up to 5 hours. However, since Delta 8 Edibles and Delta 8 Tinctures are ingested and must go throughout the digestive system, they take longer to metabolize, so the onset could take up to 90 minutes.