The world of THC has changed a lot in recent years. Ever since the war on drugs started it was a very controversial topic, especially in the USA. While Europe has always had a more sensible and progressive view on the subject the USA is only now catching up with the rest of the world.
In many states weed is now legal. You can head down to a dispensary and buy yourself a few bags of the good stuff. But while weed has become more widely accepted, it is the act of smoking that has come under heavy fire in the last few years. As we now know smoking anything will cause some damage to your lungs and body. And while smoking THC isn’t as bad as tobacco, it still isn’t great.
This is where vaping has come into play. Today we want to take a look at the world of THC vaping. Mainly about the delta 8 THC vape carts and why there is a lot of talk about them lately.
THC vapes function exactly as you think they might. Just like tobacco vapes let you get nicotine without all the harmful chemicals and toxins present in tobacco. THC vapes let you get all the effects of smoking weed without any of the risks associated with smoking. There are many different types of weed vapes on the market. The first are the cartridge based ones. These are often filled with THC oils. Once one cartridge runs out you replace it with another.
The other type is a dry herb vape. These are a bit better but more expensive. Think of them as mini handheld ovens. You simply fill the top compartment with weed and the vape cooks it. Then you inhale the vapor. These are great as you can often pick the temperature you want to smoke at and get different highs based on that.
Why Delta 8
So why are people going so mad over the delta-8 THC cartridges? From the outside it seems like delta 8 vapes work like any standard vape, but there is a big difference between delta-8 and other THC vapes and THC strains.
As any stoner will tell you, there isn’t just one type of THC. There are a lot of different strains and plants that growers create. They spend months trying to get the formula down to a specific function. You get sleepy THC. Energetic THC. Creative THC. All different kinds. One of my personal favorites is tangerine dream.
So what does Delta-8 offer that makes it so appealing? Well, one of the biggest issues facing people in our modern society is insomnia and anxiety. These two issues both compound to make the other worse. People who suffer from one often end up suffering from the other. And a lot of THC strains can actually make both of these far worse.
But Delta-8 doesn’t. In fact it is one of the best strains for battling insomnia and anxiety. It also has a less heady effect than a lot of THC strains currently on the market. You will still feel high, but won’t lose control. It is much closer to CBD than to a strong THC strain. Meaning it also offers a lot of body relaxation and boosts creative thinking and mindfulness.
A Temporary Trend?
A lot of people in the community have been wondering if Delta-8 THC is just another passing fad. There have definitely been other strains that have come and gone in the past. Well it doesn’t seem like Delta-8 is going to go away anytime soon. Mainly because the vape cartridges are fairly cheap in comparison to a lot of other strains.
But more than that, some medical professionals have started specifically prescribing Delta-8 THC cartridges to their patients. Usually they just give the patient carte blanche to pick out whatever strain they like. And the doctors still allow their patients that freedom. But they often try to guide them towards Delta-8. Which is a good sign that it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
Flower VS Cartridge
The biggest issue people are facing is deciding if they should be using the oil cartridges or using the actual delta-8 flower. The main advantage to using the cartridge is that you don’t have to wait for the vape to warm up and you don’t have to clean them. Once one is finished you can just bin it off.
But using the actual flower in a dry herb vape will provide you with the most potent effects. If you are really trying to get the most medical benefit out of it, we highly recommend using a dry herb vape. Plus it is a lot more environmentally friendly as well. The cartridges aren’t that great for the environment.