For this blog post I wanted to try an experiment. I have read all sorts of articles and posts about different things you can do to clean Delta 8 out of your system, besides the good old fashioned way. I’ll be totally honest, I am excited about this experiment because it’s going to be so neat finding out just how different my body is from all the others’ who’ve tried this too! I started stopping today – in others words, I put down my favorite disposable Earthy vape and got to reading about the ways THC can effect one’s body, even when they decide to stop. To understand that though, you’ll have to understand what Delta 8 THC is and isn’t. So lets get right to it. Warning: Science and Physiology lessons may be included.
You already know by now that Delta 8 is found in the Hemp plant – its structure is similar to that of the Delta 9 but the main difference is the location of the carbon-carbon double bond. Doesn’t seem like a big difference. But in fact that “small” difference can compact how each compound reacts to our bodies receptors in a BIG way. Delta 8 is described as mellow or as I like to call it, “Weed Lite.” One of my regular customers says she uses her Delta 8 disposable vape as soon as she gets home from a long day. She describes feeling the tension rise off her body. “No more pressure,” she says with a sigh. Will Delta 8 THC show up in a drug screen? YES. There is NO “maybe” or “it might.” There is only YES. If anyone says differently, they have legit smoked themselves silly. Some argue “false positive” because Delta 8 is protected by the Farm Bill and therefore, federally legal. But guess what? A drug test doesn’t know the difference between D8 and D9 – only that you’ve consumed some sort of THC.
One of the biggest questions I get asked is how long does it hang around in your system after you’ve stopped? Different articles and studies all to seem to say the same thing; anywhere between 3 to 30 days after you’ve last consumed. BUT how long it stays in YOUR system depends on a few factors and one of those is how often you use. It may take around 72 hours for Delta 8 THC to clear out of your system if you use every now and then. Delta 8 metabolites can stick around or be detected for 5 to 7 days for a moderate user; about two weeks for a daily user. But if you consume higher concentrations of D8 daily, it can be detected up to 30 days and after. Why? Even after you’ve stopped AND Delta 8 THC isn’t THAT strong right? That’s what we are going to talk about in the next part of this blog series.
I hadn’t anticipated on this being more than just one post, but the information I gathered and some of the people I talked to about their experiences, a lot of it is just too good not to write about. Plus the “detox remedies” I’m going to try and experiment with is reason enough for you to check back with me to see how everything is going. Or went.