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How Long to Soak Cannabis Seeds

How Long to Soak Cannabis Seeds - A container of seeds soaking

The evolution of cannabis, from seedling to luscious buds, is a captivating journey, pivotal to which is the germination process. Since the 2018 Farm Bill catapulted cannabis to farming stardom, ensuring every step of your cultivation process flourishes has never been more crucial. You can commence your cultivation with either a seed or a clone. Intriguingly, seeds harbor genetic imprints from both parent plants, showcasing a diverse tapestry of traits inherited from each. Embarking on this cultivation voyage hinges on mastering seed germination.

Eager to unfold the art of germination for a generous yield? Dive into our comprehensive guide on germinating cannabis seeds, your roadmap to an abundant harvest.

Key Takeaways

  • Cannabis plants are dioecious, meaning they exist as male or female. In some cases, hermaphrodite plants also occur.
  • Experienced growers prefer regular seeds to enable breeding. However, this means they sex out the male plants to prevent the females from being fertilized.
  • For inexperienced growers, feminized seeds are ideal for bud production.
  • The recommended soak time for cannabis seeds is 12-24 hours. Any longer, and you may deprive them of oxygen.

Cannabis Seeds at a Glance

Cannabis seeds are roughly the size of a BB shot or 0.18 inches (0.46 centimeters) in diameter. They usually have lines on them known as “tiger stripes.” Growers often sow seeds from one strain and select the best plants. They then take clones from those specific plants to produce others. The result is consistent genetics and high-quality plants.

Cannabis seeds may be easier to obtain than clones for growers just getting started. And it has its advantages too. For instance, growing from seeds often produces more robust plants with strong genes.

Furthermore, plants grown from seeds tend to have stronger taproots than clones and are healthier when young. Even in cool, damp climates, seeds can be planted outdoors without much fuss.

For most outdoor growers, germinating seeds inside before transferring them outside is standard practice. That’s because they are fragile in the early stages of growth. The seedlings are given extra light indoors to help them grow. They are then transplanted outside when they are strong enough.

However, the main disadvantage of growing from seeds is that you are unsure what you will get. In a regular bag of cannabis seeds, you get a mix of male and female plants. To prevent the females from producing seeds, you must sex out the male plants. Of course, if the females produce seeds, the buds will be smaller.

To avoid this uncertainty, you could go for feminized seeds. Feminized cannabis seeds grow only into female plants and are ideal for bud production. With these, you do not have to worry about female plants being pollinated. Feminized seeds are created by inducing the monoecious condition in female plants. The resulting seeds are essentially similar to the self-pollinated female parent due to the presence of only one set of genes.

Feminized seeds can be achieved by:

  • Spraying the plant with a colloidal silver solution (liquid containing small silver particles)
  • Rodelization, i.e., where a female plant pollinates another female
  • Spraying seeds with gibberellic acid (a hormone that promotes germination). This method is less commonly used.

Experienced growers do not often use feminized seeds. The reason is that they contain only one set of genes and are not ideal for breeding. However, for beginners, feminized seeds are a good starting point because they eliminate worrying about male plants.

Regarding cannabis seeds, there are two main types: autoflowering and photoperiod seeds. Here is what these mean in detail:

Autoflowering vs. Photoperiod Seeds

Autoflowering Seeds

Autoflowering seeds are popular among first-time growers. They are simple to grow because there is no need to worry about light cycles or how much light the plant gets.

When the light they receive daily decreases, most cannabis plants begin to flower. This happens when the sun sets earlier in the day as the season changes from Summer to Autumn. Indoor growers can control this flowering stage by limiting the amount of light plants get each day from 18 to 12 hours.

Photoperiod Seeds

There are also photoperiod cannabis seeds. With these, the flowering period is dictated by the seasons. When the days get shorter, they stop growing and begin to blossom and create buds. Indoor growers replicate this cycle by shortening the light period from 18 to 12 hours. Further, they prolong the darkness hours from 6 to 12 hours.

This shift from 18/6 to 12/12 hours of light and darkness forces the plant to move from the vegetative to the flowering stage. If the plant is kept in the vegetative stage for much longer, it will not flower.

Feminized vs. Regular Seeds

Regular cannabis seeds yield either male or female plants. They can also produce plants with both male and female organs, i.e., hermaphrodite plants. Growing marijuana plants from regular seeds is as common as it is simple. These seeds are easily accessible and are less expensive than the feminized version.

On the other hand, feminized cannabis seeds produce only female plants. Remember, it is the female plants that produce buds. If you are farming cannabis for the buds, use feminized seeds. However, you may have to contend with a steeper price tag. Also, note that feminized photoperiod plants require light and darkness (12 hours each) to flower.

Before planting, it is advisable to give your seeds a quick inspection. Most seeds eventually germinate, but poor-quality seeds produce weaker plants. Unfortunately, you won’t find out until the vegetative and flowering periods.

Here is a tip: Darker-colored seeds have a better chance of germinating. However, the white or pale green seeds are more likely to fail. Still, if a darker seed seems slightly damaged, plant it anyway. There is a high chance it will germinate.


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How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds in 3 Easy Steps

Before we get into how to germinate cannabis seeds, there are a few things to note. As a beginner, it is better to focus solely on successful germination. Germination allows your seeds to grow roots to absorb water and nutrients. The process is called sprouting.

The white tendril that grows from a cannabis seed during germination is the plant’s initial root, or “taproot.” Other roots that emerge later during the plant’s lifetime extend from the taproot. As the taproot burrows, it pushes the seed up through the surface. The seed breaks open with time, and the first leaves (cotyledons) pop out.

There are a few rules of thumb for germination. We recommend following these rules for the best results, regardless of your germination method. For starters, temperature is the most vital aspect to consider. It is what seeds use to ‘know what to do.’

Here are the ideal conditions to germinate cannabis seeds:

  • Temperature: Between 22 and 25°C
  • Relative Humidity: 70–90%
  • Fluorescent Lighting: Cool White code 33
  • Growing Environment: Damp and moist (not wet)
  • Seed Handling: Minimal

Warmth, moisture, and darkness are three critical requirements for the taproot to form. A single root gradually blossoms into a cannabis plant. Seeds begin germinating within 12-36 hours of exposure to moisture under the appropriate conditions.

So, every grower probably has a preferred method of germinating cannabis seeds. With years of practice, some have mastered the dos and don’ts of successful seed germination. However, if you are just getting into cannabis farming, we have broken down the best practices into three easy steps.

Items to Start Seeding Indoors

  • Cannabis seeds
  • Plastic container with a lid or two plates
  • Paper towels
  • Water sprayer with clean water
  • Small cup or glass of water

How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds: The Paper Towel Germination Method

Dampen the Seeds

Place a paper towel flat inside a plastic container and spray it with room-temperature water. Put the cannabis seeds on the paper towel at least an inch apart and cover them with another paper towel. Spray the towels with water until they become damp. Move the container to a warm, dark, protected place and cover it with a lid or plate to ensure it stays humid throughout.

Ensure the seeds stay in a warm environment, roughly 70-85°F.

Keep the Seeds Damp

Open the container and spray the paper towel with water every few hours. Do not let the towel dry up, or the seeds won’t sprout. The towel should remain damp, not wet. Meanwhile, you can prepare the growing medium while waiting for the seeds to germinate.

Plant in a Jiffy Cup

Once the seeds break open and the taproot appears, transfer them to the next growing medium. This can be peat, soil, or coco in a small cup, jiffy, or plug.

Cannabis seeds take from 2 to 10 days to germinate under conducive conditions. Seeds that fail to sprout within two weeks are probably duds and won’t germinate at all.

After germination, the next step is to transfer the seeds to the next growing medium. Keep in mind that the taproot is quite delicate and easily gets damaged when handled carelessly. It is also important to keep the germinating seeds sterile, so do not touch them as they sprout.

While there are various mediums you can plant the seeds in after sprouting, soil is the most common. It is abundant and relatively easy to work with. Also, using a soil medium ensures the seeds are not “shocked” when transferred to another medium.

So, here is a quick rundown on how to prepare a soil medium.

  • Fill a 1-gallon pot with loose, airy potting soil.
  • Make a hole in the soil with a pen/pencil. Ideally, the hole should be half-inch to an inch (1.3cm to 2.5 cm, or ‘knuckle deep’).
  • Using a pair of tweezers, gently place the germinating seed into the hole with the taproot facing down. Germinating seeds should not be put too deep into the soil. Ensure the white taproot is completely covered with soil while the seed remains under the surface.
  • Spray the soil with water until it gets damp, not drenched.

While germinating cannabis seeds does not seem overly complicated, surprisingly, things can easily go wrong. So, here are a few tips to enhance your likelihood of success:

  • Do not over-water the seeds. While seeds need moisture to sprout, too much water actually deprives them of oxygen.
  • If you prefer soaking your seeds in water, do not keep them there for more than 24 hours. The viable seeds often sink after 12 hours. If a seed does not sink after 12 hours, try dipping it. If it comes back up, it is probably a dud or may take longer to sprout.
  • The best sprouting conditions for seeds are moisture and temperature. Remember, young seedlings absorb moisture through the leaves since the roots are still underdeveloped.

Here’s a full video showing you the process if you need more of a visual explanation.

Final Thoughts

The first step to getting a good harvest of cannabis buds is successfully germinating the seeds. Like most seeds, cannabis seeds require a conducive environment to germinate and grow. To increase their chances of sprouting, there are several tried-and-tested methods you can try out.

Regardless of the method, seeds require moisture, warmth, and darkness to germinate. The trick lies in balancing these elements so the seeds get just enough of each. For instance, give the seeds too much water, and you risk depriving them of oxygen.

The time it takes from planting to germination depends on various factors. Obviously, healthier seeds sprout faster, but generally, cannabis seeds take 2-10 days to germinate. Any seed that does not germinate after two weeks probably will not germinate at all.

All in all, the best start to growing healthy cannabis plants is obtaining high-quality seeds. You can get these from reputable cannabis brands like LIT Farms, which knows much more about cannabis. The following feminized cannabis seeds are available at LIT Farms:

  • Gaslight: This is a cross between E-85 and RS-11. Each pack contains 6-12 feminized seeds.
  • Lemon Cherry Sherbet: This hybrid strain was created by crossing Lemon Cherry and RS-11.
  • PermZ: The feminized seeds of this strain contain the genes of Zkittlez and Permanent Marker.
  • Rainbow Candy: Rainbow Candy is a cross of RS-11 and Grandi Candy.

Cannabis Seeds: Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Soak Cannabis Seeds Before Germination?

You do not need to soak cannabis seeds before germination. However, if you do so correctly, the probability of successful germination increases considerably.

Do Cannabis Seeds Need Light to Germinate?

No, cannabis seeds do not need light to germinate. If anything, a dark environment is better for germination.

Do Cannabis Seeds Germinate Better in the Dark?

Yes, cannabis seeds germinate better in the dark. However, you will need light once they sprout because it plays a vital role in their growth and development.

How Long Does It Take for Cannabis Seeds to Germinate?

The time it takes cannabis seeds to germinate varies depending on the conditions. In an ideal setting, i.e., correct warmth, moisture level, and light intensity (darkness), the sprouting period ranges from 2-10 days.


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THCA vs Delta-9

THCA Vs Delta-9

The hemp world has been buzzing with THCA due to its accessibility and potency, but how does it compare to actual Delta-9 THC? While THCA is somewhat of the precursor of “regular” THC, both have very different ways of acting inside the body and the potential wellness effects each can produce.

Because of this, we made a small guide detailing how THCA and Delta-9 THC work, their effects and potential benefits, and the best way to take each of them. We also checked both cannabinoids side by side on the effects, legality uses, and which one works best for different people.

If you are interested in knowing which cannabinoid works best and for whom, you can explore more down below.

Key Takeaways

  • THCA is a non-psychoactive compound that has several wellness benefits, including nausea, inflammation, and neuroprotective properties.
  • While THCA can be used for potential wellness benefits as well, since it has less affinity to bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors, it is considered to be less effective.
  • Delta-9 THC is the “popular” THC version and the main psychoactive component in weed.
  • D9 THC can be used for wellness objectives, like aiding with anxiety, supporting chemotherapy treatments, and helping with anxiety and stress.
  • Both THCA and Delta-9 THC can both be useful, but the preference between one and another comes down to how accessible hemp and cannabis are in your state.

What is THCA?

Let’s have a quick review of what THCA is and what exactly this kind of cannabinoid is. This cannabinoid is known as the precursor or parent of Delta-9 THC, as it turns into this compound when heat or light is applied.

Most cannabis and hemp plants contain THCA due to the natural processes that happen in the plant. However, this compound can only be found in really small quantities when compared to major cannabinoids like CBD or Delta-9 THC.

We’ll delve into this further in the article, but it is important you know that THCA is non-psychoactive. Due to the size of this compound’s molecule, it cannot bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors, and therefore, it won’t get you high unless it turns into Delta-9 THC.

How Is THCA Made?

THCA is not technically made, as it is more “extracted” directly from the cannabis plant. Since this cannabinoid is the inactive form of Delta-9 THC, producers simply grow cannabis and extract the THCA extracts either by using mechanical or chemical extraction.

Most THCA is concentrated in the resin and trichome crystals found in the outer layer of the plant, more specifically around the flower and buds. This is why smoking the buds directly gets you higher than smoking the actual leaves, as the flowers have a higher concentration.

What are the Effects of THCA?

Research on THCA is still scarce, but there are some general ideas on what can happen when THCA is consumed without being activated. Users have reported that it could be antiemetic, meaning that it could treat nausea and general stomach-related problems.

Similar to CBD, users have also used it for anti-inflammatory purposes. This is because THCa can prevent muscle spasms, relieve pain, and help, thanks to the production of neurochemicals that can ease pain and discomfort.

Generally, THCA has milder wellness effects when compared to Delta-9 THC. Think of it as biting raw cannabis versus smoking it. While some people might feel slightly relaxed and feel supported with their nausea, smoking THCA will turn it into Delta-9 THC.

Thanks to this transformation, it is very probable that it will have a much stronger effect than THCA on its own.

What are the Benefits of THCA?

THCA has several potential benefits, even before transforming into Delta-9 THC. Since this cannabinoid is an all-rounder, there are different benefits you can have even by having them inactive. Let’s take a look.

  • Anti Nausea and Anti-vomiting Effects: There’s a 2013 animal study that showed how THCA could help reduce nausea and general nausea-induced behavior. Because of this, it showed great potential for future clinical trials in humans for future treatments.
  • Neuroprotective Properties: The combination of both THCA and THC could help protect against neurotoxins and protect neurons against cell death, according to this research.
  • Anti-cancer Properties: THCA has also shown promise thanks to its anti-proliferative (prostate cancer) effects. In this study, scientists showed that it could help with the progression of cancer cells.
  • Anticonvulsant Effects: This animal study also holds promise for its anticonvulsant effects of Delta-9 THCA, which helped with a mixture of D9 THC to lower the seizure probability and help with refractory partial seizures.

These are some of the potential benefits of this compound, but much is still needed to understand how THCA works fully. Most scientific work on cannabinoids still uses animal studies as a reference, so to get a full take on the benefits, clinical trials are still needed.

Potential Side Effects of THCA

Sadly, THCA effects are still not well documented, at least not with scientific papers or research. Most users using either inactive THCA or THCA concentrate report feeling sedated, anxious or even get nausea when used as Delta-9 THC.

Some users also feel effects similar to Delta-9 THC, which can lead to feeling anxious, stressed, or get drowsy. These are all unwanted effects of D9 THC, but they can feel even stronger because of the concentration of THCA diamonds or crystals.

That said, THCA has not been studied, not even after turning with Delta-9. Later in the article, we’ll talk more about the potential side effects of Delta-9 THC, but for now, just keep in mind that the side effects are pretty similar.

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Best Way to Take THCA

The best way to try this cannabinoid is definitely by buying THCA diamonds or inactive THCA. While technically, you can buy THCA extract, the effects and benefits are slightly limited when compared to when it is activated and transformed into Delta-9 THC (even with small doses).

THCA concentrate can look different in many ways, though. You can try crystals, diamonds, or sand. The three of them can be added to prerolls, joints, or dab rigs, and they are currently scarce to find.

The main difference between the three is basically that crystals are refined through the use of acetic acid and hexane. At the same time, diamonds are made by chemical extraction using butane or other solvents. Both take the sedimented crystals, but the solvents used are different. Sand, on the other hand, is THCA residue that’s been milled up.

The three forms of THCA can be smoked, although sand will usually evaporate a lot easier than crystals or diamonds and is usually used as a pre roll or weed coater (like kief).

That said, THCA extracts basically turn into Delta-9 THC after heat is applied. So while you could also have edibles with THCA concentrate, we strongly suggest you try THCA diamonds inside pre rolls or simply try weed if it is available in your state or try hemp-derived Delta-9 THC products.

What is Delta-9?

Let’s now go with a classic on the cannabinoid world: Delta-9 THC. Also known as Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, this compound is one of the major cannabinoids that are naturally found in both hemp and cannabis.

Known by users and the industry as THC, this cannabinoid is a psychoactive ingredient that can cause strong feelings of relaxation and feelings sometimes described as a “cerebral buzz.” But in simpler terms, these are the compounds in weed that make you feel high.

This compound is generally known as one of the most common psychoactive cannabinoids in the hemp scene, and it has a complicated legal status. While products with less than 0.3% of Delta-9 THC per dry weight are federally legal, this cannabinoid is still considered a drug and under the Controlled Substance Act as well.

Hemp producers have found a way to include this cannabinoid in edible form so it can still comply with federal law by using gummies and other types of products that can withhold smaller Delta-9 THC quantities, so wherever hemp is legal, you can try this type of product.

How is Delta-9 Made?

There are two common ways to make Delta-9 extract. The first is extracting the Delta-9 THC directly from the cannabis or hemp plant. This can be done through both mechanical and chemical processes, and it’s how manufacturers create extracts from all types of cannabinoids like CBD.

Using this method extracts directly from the plant using either a physical process by milling the plant and then extracting by changing temperatures and removing the trichomes directly or by separating the biomass by using solvents.

The second process involves isomerization, which is a little more complicated. To make it a little simpler, chemists take CBD from hemp-derived sources and transform it into Delta-9 THC. This type of product is kind of complicated and can be a little risky due to the process involving modifying cannabinoids.

What are the Effects Of Delta-9?

Now, let’s look at the “original” cannabinoid: Delta-9 THC. Some users have experienced feelings like euphoria and strong relaxation, while others feel an increased appetite and a general sense of relief.

This is due to how Delta-9 THC interacts with our endocannabinoid system (ECS), which runs through our nervous network. By binding to the CB1 and CB2 receptors, it can make the system regulate the production of neurotransmitters to prevent inflammation, pain, or generally feel relaxed.

Thanks to this interaction, Delta-9 THC can make you feel relaxed and even drowsy since the ECS can increase things like appetite or regulate nausea, or generally make you feel more sleepy. Because of this, it is recommended you try Delta-9 THC in small doses at first.

What Are The Benefits Of Delta-9

Like many cannabinoids you can find in hemp, Delta-9 can provide several potential benefits. As we mentioned above, the interaction of ECS plays a big role in how it can help your system. Here is a quick look at some of the benefits we found.

  • Can Lessen Pain: This study found that it can help with certain types of chronic pain.
  • Increases Appetite: Thanks to the ECS interaction, it can help with increasing appetite. Users have used this for wellness purposes to help with low appetite.
  • Potential as a Sleeping Aid: Thanks to its relaxing effect, it can help as a sleeping aid. Due to its interaction with the ECS system and general relaxation feelings, it can help ease some nervousness and stress symptoms and tense muscles to help you sleep better.

These are some of the benefits of Delta-9 THC, which are all attributed to how the molecule interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Delta-9 can also help with the regulation of our own endocannabinoid system, even helping with the production of our neurochemicals.

Potential Side Effects Of Delta-9

Delta-9 THC has a few side effects that are common for people with sensitivity to this cannabinoid or whenever you are taking large doses. Some of these effects include feeling anxiety, stress, getting a headache, stomach pain, feeling sick, and even feeling slightly drowsy.

While none of these side effects are actually lethal, it is important you monitor how you feel and get plenty of liquids if you consume Delta-9. Staying hydrated is key, especially if you’ve been smoking for a while.

Because of the potential side effects of Delta-9 THC, it is important you always start by microdosing. This method uses small dosages that you slowly build after each time you take the cannabinoid, adjusting as you try the effects and general feelings.

Best Way To Take Delta-9

There are several ways to take Delta-9 THC, including smoking it, vaping it, eating it, or using it as a tincture. Now, the most common way is to try herbs, either by using a pipe or bong or trying a pre roll or joint.

You can also vape Delta-9 THC through concentrate. This can be done through disposable products like vaping pens or cartridges, which are basically ready to use and only need a heating device. Concentrates can also be dabbed through a dab rig or electronic device.

For a smokeless option, you can also try Delta-9 THC-infused edibles, like gummies, drinks, or brownies. These are generally easier to get, thanks to the legal status of Delta-9 THC and the gray zone of hemp-derived products. These usually hit stronger but are way more discreet than concentrates or herbs.

Lastly, you can also try tinctures, which use a carrier oil (usually MCT) and Delta-9 THC extract. These products are usually used in drinks, tea, or sublingually and are stronger and longer lasting than regular herbs but not as strong as edibles.

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THCA vs. Delta-9: Effects

THCA and Delta-9 THC share some effects, like being anti-emetic, helping with inflammation, or feeling relaxed. Delta-9 THC is generally attributed to the strongest effects among the big six cannabinoids due to the size of the molecule when compared to THCA.

Thanks to THCA’s molecule size (due to the acid group), it cannot bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors. However, since Delta-9 THC can bind easily to the CB1 and CB2 receptors of our endocannabinoid system, the effects produced by this cannabinoid are much stronger.

Now that said, Delta-9 can have stronger side effects than THCA. Since it binds more strongly, it can cause adverse effects on the regulation of certain effects. So while this cannabinoid can help with certain symptoms better, people with sensitivity to D9 THC can feel nausea, stress, or other side effects more easily as well.

THCA vs Delta-9: Potency

Before we talk about the potency, THCA does not get you high while inactive, so Delta-9 THC is generally considered stronger. Now, THCA has less affinity to the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which means the general wellness effects of Delta-9 THC are stronger just by how it can bind to our neuronal network.

D9 THC generally has a strong potency, with even 10mg of this cannabinoid can make users feel pretty high, especially with edibles. So if you want a product that can be fairly strong without having to consume a lot of it, D9 might just be it.

THCA vs Delta-9: Legality

This is somewhat complicated, so we’ll try to put it as simply as possible. THCA is currently in a gray zone, as it can be considered as a hemp-derived cannabinoid due to its origin. Some states, however, still count THC derivatives and isomers as versions of this drug. So, generally speaking, it is legal at the federal level as long as it’s inactive. However, we strongly suggest doing some research on this, depending on your state. The gray zone theory isn’t applicable across the US.

As far as D9 is concerned, if a product has less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC per dry weight, it is considered hemp and legal at a federal level. However, unlike THCA, some states actually have bans on D9 THC regardless of its origin. On the other hand, other states like California or Nevada have legal cannabis without needing a Medicinal Marijuana ID card.

THCA vs Delta-9: Cost

Now, THCA is generally more expensive to get than Delta-9 THC. Since D9 THC can be easily extracted or converted from CBD or through chemical processes, it is less expensive to get when compared to THCA.

THCA also requires sedimentation and fewer cannabinoids can be extracted, the price for diamonds and crystals tends to spike up, even against medicinal cannabis prices. So unless you don’t get access to legal Delta-9 THC products, original THC is preferred to THCA price-wise.

THCA vs. Delta-9: Which One Is Right For You?

Now, let’s take a last review to check which of the two cannabinoids can be more helpful to you. THCA might be better for users that cannot access legal Delta-9 THC, whose state has access to hemp products, and who want to try the effects of converted THCA.

However, since Delta-9 is cheaper in some states, you might prefer to go for this compound instead. States with medicinal cannabis or legal recreational cannabis might be better if you don’t want to overspend or try other strains instead of concentrates.

The third option is using hemp-derived Delta-9 THC, which has lower doses when compared to recreational or medicinal cannabis. However, it is far more accessible since hemp is legal at a federal level, and Delta-9 is easier to microdose or build up the dosage.

Where To Buy THCA & Delta-9

Getting THCA can be pretty expensive, so our recommendation is always to get hemp-derived Delta-9 THC to ensure the best quality products. If you want to try tasty edibles that have top-notch quality, you’ll love the Delta-9 THC gummies from LIT Farms.

The gummies come in a 10-count resealable pouch, with each of the gummies having 10mg of CBD and 10mg of hemp-derived and federal-compliant Delta-9 THC. These are perfect for relaxing and unwinding, with CBD helping to lessen the possible side effects of D9 THC. This results in 200mg of total cannabinoids per bag.

These are available in two of our favorite strain-inspired flavors with strain specific-terpenes: Blueberry Lemonade and Cherry Pineapple. The first one has delicious tart and sweet berry notes, while the second has a tropical vibe with some delicious cherry notes.

With a soft, relaxed feeling, users love these cannabinoid-infused gummies because of their buildable dosage, the CBD and THC combo, and how easy it is to zip your bag and take your favorite edibles on the go.

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Vape Pen vs. Flower High: Which is Better?

Vape Pen vs. Flower High vape and flower on table

The struggle to find the “best way” to ingest cannabinoids is real. Some people might like the ease and discreteness of a vape pen, while others can’t get enough of the cannabis Mother Nature has to offer. The question stands: which is better? Let’s take a look at the differences, the pros, the cons, and some fun facts.

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Key Takeaways

  • Delta-8 and Delta-9 pens are gaining popularity as the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-derived cannabis products on a federal level.
  • Vaping has many advantages, from discreteness to health-related concerns.
  • Vape pens are often more potent than buds, as distillate can have a high percentage of cannabinoids.


How Vaping THC Works

Vaping THC and other cannabinoids are easier than ever, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill that made hemp-derived products federally legal and easily accessible. THC vapes are vaporizer devices that heat and aerosolize concentrated cannabis distillate, turning it into vapor and letting you inhale it. The main reason behind the popularity of vaping THC is because of how fast this form of admission can take effect.

Difference Between Vaping and Smoking Cannabis

Whether you vape or smoke cannabis, you will definitely feel the effects from cannabis. However, they are different from one another. First off, smoking requires more logistics: unless you go for a pre-roll, you’ll have to grind, pack, or roll before being able to take a puff.

On the other hand, vaping requires nothing more than a set of lungs. People prefer vaping cannabis for a number of reasons, including discreteness, ease, and health. Vapes don’t directly light the cannabis buds on fire, which means no harmful byproducts like tar and carcinogens. Vapes can also have personalizable features like temperature and wattage control, letting you take control of the sesh.

Advantages of THC Vape Pens

The many advantages of vape pens are why so many cannabis enthusiasts are incorporating them into their consumption habits. While there’s nothing wrong with a classically-rolled joint, here are some attributes that give vape pens an edge:

  • The discreteness of vape pens is unmatched. They’re small, portable, and produce almost no scent and visible vapor.
  • Vape pens are so convenient and easy to use, with user-friendly designs and easy to haul around.
  • Some vapes let you personalize dosage control and temperature settings, which can help manage intake.
  • Distillates in vape pens are often able to conserve flavor and terpene profiles, letting you enjoy each strain as it is.
  • Vape pens may pose a healthier alternative to smoking, although it’s important to talk to a medical professional before making any decisions.

Pros and Cons of Vaping Delta-8

If you’re thinking about purchasing a vape pen, you’ll want to be as knowledgeable as you can about what to look for and what to expect. Here are some pros and cons that might help you decide:


  • Vape pens come in a number of potencies, and you can find very potent distillates that rival high-percentage buds.
  • Vape pens often have a milder and slightly pleasurable vapor flavor.
  • Because the vapor dissipates quickly, vape pens are incredibly discreet and convenient.
  • Smoking from vape pens can make it easier to consume smaller amounts of Delta-8 without waste.
  • There are many types of vapes: cartridges, disposable vapes, and dabs. This allows you to find the one best suited to your needs.


  • Vape pens lack the authenticity of smoking cannabis, which some people might miss.
  • Because distillate is more potent than a flower, the increased potency may not be suitable for people searching for a milder experience.
  • Unlike a joint, vape pens aren’t ideal for sharing in a group.

Vaping vs. Smoking Cost

Both vaping and smoking can take a lot out of your bank account, especially if you’re a daily user. However, which one is better in the long run?

Vaping requires the initial investment of buying a vape pen or vaporizer device. There’s something for everyone, with budget-friendly options that aren’t more than $20 and also higher-end options with high-end price tags, depending on the brand and potency.

Smoking cannabis also requires an initial investment: purchasing the buds and whatever smoking accessories you prefer, whether that’s rolling papers, a pipe, a bong, or something else.

Ultimately, it all depends on your habits. Vaping might have a higher initial investment, but it could be more cost-effective in the long run because of its efficiency and potency. If you tend to smoke low-cost flower options, it might not be cheaper but requires constantly updating your stock.

Vape Pen vs. Flower High bong on table

Smoking vs. Vaping Weed Effects on Lungs

It’s always important to speak to a trusted medical professional when you have questions about how certain vapor or smoke can affect you. If you have some sort of a lung disease, we highly suggest speaking to a doctor before trying either of these products.

To establish a baseline, it’s important to note that neither of these products are healthy, per se. Both these products are harmful to your lungs but we’re looking to find the lesser of two evils here, so let’s do that.

Smoking cannabis requires combustion, which produces smoke that can have harmful byproducts, irritating the lungs and possibly leading to further issues. Some people use hemp rope to light up cannabis flowers in order to bypass the ingestion of butane from lighters.

On the other hand, vaping doesn’t produce any smoke, only vapor. Vaping, although generally considered not as harmful as smoking, still needs to be studied for its long-term effects.

Where to Buy Delta-8 Vape Pens Online?

Now that you know a little bit about cannabis vape pens, where can you buy one? The internet is full of them, so finding the right one can be difficult. You want to make sure the Delta-8 vape pens you buy are manufactured by reputable brands, following safety guidelines and providing transparency.

If you’re at a loss for where to start, we’ve got your back. Check out LIT Farms’ Liquid Diamonds! These pre-charged vape pens are packed with 1 gram of potent Delta-8 distillate and liquid diamonds, which make them hit even harder. Our personal favorites are Melon Tree Liquid Diamonds and Lollipopz Liquid Diamonds, each with a similarly sweet but unique strain that’ll have you feeling blissful, relaxed, and ready to face the day head-on.

Final Thoughts

There isn’t a right or a wrong way to consume cannabis. The experience is so incredibly unique that each and every one of us has the opportunity to explore a growing industry that promises something for us all.

The vape pen vs. smoking debate may have many sides, but at the end of the day, all that matters is that you’re comfortable with your consumption options. If you’re curious about transitioning into the vape world, make sure you research and find products that are safe, effective, and fun.

Looking for more answers about Delta-8 THC? Check out our guides on How to Microdose Delta-8 Gummies, and How Long Do Delta-8 Gummies Take to Kick In?

Delta-8 Vape: Frequently Asked Questions

Is Delta-8 Enough to Get You High?

Delta-8 can get you high, although it’s considered to be milder than Delta-9 THC. It’s recommended to start off with one puff and wait a few minutes to be in control of the effects.

Does Delta-8 Show Up On Drug Tests?

Delta-8 can appear on drug tests, as some distillates carry many cannabinoids, including THC.

What is Different About Delta-8 High?

The Delta-8 high is generally described as similar to THC but a bit milder. It has similar benefits but does not have the same side effects as Delta-9.

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Is Delta-9 “Real Weed”?

Is Delta-9 “Real Weed” flower in jar

With the hemp-derived cannabinoid market taking off since the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, it seems the products have gotten to the consumer faster than they can even process what it all means – which is why it’s important to clear up the facts.

People who live in states where cannabis is illegal might be wondering if the Delta-9 THC products they’re seeing are legit. That’s a fair question, especially since consumers should always research and question any hemp or cannabis products before taking the plunge.

To empower the curious folks who want to learn more about whether or not Delta-9 is “real weed,” let’s learn the basics (and explore a little further beyond).

Key Takeaways

  • Delta-9 THC is the most well-known psychoactive compound.
  • Hemp-derived Delta-9 is legal in most states thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill.
  • Hemp-derived Delta-9 is extracted from hemp and turned into raw distillate to make edibles, tinctures, vapes, and more.
  • It’s important to check for transparency and adherence to safety guidelines when researching Delta-9 brands.

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What is Delta-9 THC?

You probably know of Delta-9 THC as the OG weed – the stuff that gets you high. While there are over a hundred cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, Delta-9 THC (generally just called THC) is by far the most well-known psychoactive compound.

Delta-9 THC has also always been a topic of hot political debate. Its use was outlawed all through the United States for the better part of a century. Although lots of states have come around by legalizing medicinal and recreational use, many others are still no-go zones for stoners.

So if Delta-9 THC is illegal, why are there so many Delta-9 products suddenly available for shipping or in stores in states where cannabis is outlawed?

Well, you have the 2018 Farm Bill to thank for this. This bill allows for a kind of legal loophole where certain D9 THC products are legal. In particular, products containing less than 0.3% of hemp-derived Delta-9 THC are now considered legal.

Delta-9 vs Delta 8: A Breakdown

Both Delta-9 THC and Delta-8 THC are forms of tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound in cannabis that can get you “high.” They’re technically chemical cousins, sharing a similar structure, with a slight difference in the 8th and 9th double bonds that account for the differences in effects.

Delta-9 is a potent psychoactive compound that can make your mind and body feel relaxed, euphoric, energetic, and blissful (although everyone’s experience is different). Delta-8 produces similar effects but not doesn’t cause as intense of a high. It’s said to be about 50% as potent as Delta-9 THC.

Is Delta-9 Real Weed?

Whether or not hemp-derived Delta-9 THC is “real weed” has been a subject of debate, probably because the hemp has to go through an extraction process that takes away the “naturality” of picking a bud off the plant and lighting it up.

However, as long as manufacturers comply with safety regulations and are transparent about individual third-party lab test results, hemp-derived Delta-9 can be every bit as real as Delta-9 from marijuana.

Is Delta-9 Real Weed? Reddit’s Thoughts

Reddit has yet to make any conclusions, but it’s become the breeding ground for questions surrounding hemp-derived products containing Delta-9, Delta-8, and other cannabinoids. Still, passionate Redditors sum it up best:

“People keep saying Delta-9 like it’s a new thing and ask how it is different from the real thing. The cannabinoid that’s responsible for the high you get from the real deal cannabis is  Delta-9 THC. Hemp-derived Delta-9 THC is the term you’re looking for. Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 THC, HHC, THC-O, and THC-P all come from the hemp plant, and the newest of the bunch is hemp-derived delta9-THC. All of these cannabinoids are ‘naturally occurring,’ but they are extracted from the hemp plant. The end product is always pure raw distillate.”

Is Delta-9 “Real Weed” flower

Best Ways to Enjoy Delta-9 THC

There are as many hemp-derived Delta-9 products as there are stars in the sky, meaning there’s something out there for everyone. Here are some of the ways people enjoy the effects of Delta-9:


Edibles are a great way to try Delta-9, although be warned: edibles can cause more intense effects than other forms of ingestion. From brownies to chips and gummies, the flavor and potency options are endless. A great choice is LIT Blueberry Lemonade Gummies, which offer 10mg of Delta-9 in every mouthwatering gummy.


Vapes are an excellent choice if what you want is a discreet way to take a few puffs no matter where you are, without much of a ruckus. They’re portable, discreet, and easy to use, and all you need is a pair of lungs and a good attitude to drift off into the sky.


Tinctures are often thought to be left for CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, but it’s a great option if you want something that’s no-fuss and custom to your lifestyle and habits. You can directly put some drops into your mouth or add them to any drink or food, even in your morning cup of joe.

Where to Buy Delta-9 THC Online

There are so many options online, it can be hard to find the one that speaks to you. Luckily, we’re a brand with an award-winning team working behind the scenes, offering top-quality hemp-derived Delta-9 THC products to people all across the cannabis spectrum.

LIT Farms is one of the pioneers in the experimental cannabis community. We have a ton of proprietary strains that are the brainchild of our cannabis enthusiasts working in state-of-the-art labs. We have incredible products like our Cherry Pineapple gummies that come with a hefty dose of 10mg of Delta-9 and an additional 10mg of CBD to keep you mellow. LIT hits it out of the ballpark with potent yet controlled effects, delicious flavors, and safety transparency to keep your mind at ease.

Be sure to read our blog that discusses how many Delta 9 gummies you should consider eating if you are new to this cannabinoid.

Final Thoughts

Is Delta-9 “real weed”? It might depend on who you ask, but the facts stand: hemp-derived Delta-9 is structurally identical to marijuana-derived Delta-9 THC. However, it’s good to be observant, curious, and do research, especially since the hemp cannabinoid market is relatively new. Always make sure to look for transparent and safe brands like LIT Farms to make sure your Delta-9 experience is as great as it can be.

Looking for more answers about Delta-8 THC? Check out our guides on How to Microdose Delta-8 Gummies, and How Long Do Delta-8 Gummies Take to Kick In?

Delta-9 THC: Frequently Asked Questions

What Do Delta-9 Gummies Do For You?

Delta-9 THC gummies are edibles containing psychoactive compounds that can make you feel relaxed and euphoric, along with other common effects of THC.

Will Delta-9 Edibles Get Me High?

Consuming Delta-9 edibles can (and will) get you high.

How Potent Are Delta-9 Gummies?

The potency of Delta-9 gummies depends on the individual product, but most fall between 5-15mg of Delta-9 per gummy.

Are Delta-9 Gummies Legit?

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized products made by hemp-derived cannabinoid manufacturers that follow guidelines and regulations, making them “legit.”


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Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain Review

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain Review Flower

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain Review

Welcome, fellow cannabis connoisseurs! Today, we have a treat in store for you as we dive into a flavorful and fascinating strain review that’s bound to pique your interest (and your taste buds). Say hello to the Lemon Cherry Garlic strain, a tempting trichrome-coated delight that will leave you feeling invigorated, uplifted, and buzzing with positive vibes.

Sit back, light up, and read on as we take a journey through this amazing strain’s genetics, aroma, flavor, effects, and much more!

What is the Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain?

The Lemon Cherry Garlic strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid that was created by crossing GMO and Lemon Cherry Gelato. This combination has resulted in an incredibly flavorful strain that boasts a range of mouth-watering and unique tastes.

Thanks to this potent genetic combination, it inherits the best traits from both its parents, leading to a unique and unforgettable smoking experience.

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain Appearance

The Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain has a bright and inviting appearance. The buds are large and fluffy and have an alluring bright olive-green color with flecks of purple throughout. It features some orange trichomes that sparkle in the light. You’ll also notice an exaggerated layer of white trichomes which brings out the contrast of colors and gives it a nice sheen.

When broken up, you can see that the nugs are dense and have a pungent aroma of lemon cherry garlic combined with earthy undertones. It’s not too overwhelming, but it is enough to make your nose take notice.

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain Genetics

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain is made by crossing GMO and Lemon Cherry Gelato.

GMO is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain that is known for its pungent and skunky flavor. It’s made by crossing Chem Dawg and GSC. Chem Dawg is a heavy-hitting and powerful strain that provides its consumers with an energizing and uplifting head high. GSC (a.k.a Girl Scout Cookies) is an Indica-dominant strain that provides a mellow and relaxing body high coupled with a sense of euphoria.

Lemon Cherry Gelato is another Indica-dominant hybrid strain that has Sunset Sherbet and GSC as its parents. It’s a strain that primarily has citrus and lemon flavors, as the name suggests. There are some sweet notes as well contributed by the GSC. Overall, it’s a pretty decent, well-rounded strain that gives us the best of both sweet and citrusy notes.

Combined, these three powerhouses make Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain a perfect blend of effects and flavors. The strain is known for its fruity yet pungent aroma with hints of cherry and garlic. It’s said to provide an exceptionally calming body high that helps the consumer feel relaxed without feeling too sedated or weighed down.

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain THC/CBD Content

The Lemon Cherry Garlic strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain with an average THC content of around 16%-22% and a CBD content of around 0.1%. However, it’s worth noting that the THC levels can increase or lower depending on several factors, such as the grower’s cultivation methods, the strain’s genetics, and the curing process.

Those who enjoy the effects of THC-dominant strains will find that Lemon Cherry Garlic provides a pleasant and buzzy head high with physical relaxation.

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain Effects

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain Effects

As an Indica-dominant strain, the Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain presents the following potential effects:

  • Relaxation: The most apparent and immediate feeling of the strain is a deep relaxation that blankets your body. This physical sense of comfort can be a great way to unwind after a long day.
  • Euphoria: With its high THC content, this strain can also provide an intense wave of euphoria that will put you in an uplifting mood for hours.
  • Clear-headedness: Despite the relaxation and euphoria, this strain will also keep you alert and focused on whatever task or activity is at hand. Enjoy the best of both worlds!
  • Hunger: The Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain is known for causing munchies, so prepare yourself with some snacks before your session!

However, it’s worth noting that the effects of the Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain will vary depending on factors such as:

  • Individual tolerance: Different people may react differently to the strain due to individual differences in metabolism and biology.
  • Strain potency: The strain’s THC levels will range from batch to batch, so check your product’s cannabinoid profile.
  • Dosage: The amount you consume will also play a role in the intensity of your experience. Start low and gradually work your way up to find the sweet spot that works best for you!

These factors are a testament that there’s no universal “one size fits all” experience with the Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain. This strain is a great choice for those looking to unwind and relax after a long day.

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain Reported Flavors

The dominant flavor in this strain is lemon, but with a hint of cherry and garlic underlying it. This gives it a tangy sweetness that many people find enjoyable. Others have also reported a strong cheesy note coming through from this strain with its strong garlicky aroma.

Some have also noted a herbal and earthy taste from the Lemon Cherry Garlic strain. These notes are subtle but still noticeable, giving it a unique flavor profile not found in other strains. The earthy notes give this strain a more woody flavor that lingers on the tongue. It’s not overpowering but still gives it a unique flavor.

Of course, the dominant note due to the genetics is lemon which brings out all the other flavors nicely and helps to round off the overall taste of the Lemon Cherry Garlic strain.

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain Growing Info

Growing the Lemon Cherry Garlic strain is a real treat, with its easy-to-grow properties and fast growth rate. This strain can be grown both indoors and outdoors, allowing for immense flexibility in terms of growing. It typically flowers within 8-9 weeks and yields between 14 to 16 ounces per square meter under ideal conditions.

It’s advisable to space out plants in your growing area. This is because they tend to grow tall and lanky, making it difficult for plants in the middle of a crop to get all the light they need.

Topping or pruning this strain is recommended, as it helps to promote a better structure and bushier growth. It’s also advised to use grow tents with proper ventilation for the best results.

When growing outdoors, make sure to provide the Lemon Cherry Garlic strain with plenty of sunlight and water. The plants can also benefit from a healthy dose of organic compost or fertilizer for optimum results. Also, check the pH levels of the soil and water to ensure that they are right for optimal growth.

Strains Like the Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain

Tropicana Cookies is a strain that shares a fruity and citrusy flavor profile with a bit of sweetness. Known for its uplifting effects, Tropicana Cookies might appeal to Lemon Cherry Garlic fans who appreciate its euphoric experience.

Garlic Bud is another example of the many potent lemon strains, known for its pungent aroma and flavor that’s a mix of skunky and spicy garlic. Its relaxing effects could satisfy those who enjoy the calming properties of Lemon Cherry Garlic.

Cherry Pie shares the cherry component with Lemon Cherry Garlic. It also provides a balanced experience of physical relaxation and cerebral high.

Where to Find the Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain

Lit Farms is the #1 producer of the Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain. We believe in the highest quality and only use the freshest ingredients to produce this strain.

Our growing process is 100% organic and sustainable, meaning you can rest assured that it is free of any chemicals or artificial ingredients. Once the plants have matured, they are hand-harvested and carefully trimmed before being dried and cured in a temperature-controlled environment. This ensures that all of the unique terpene profiles, florals, flavors, and aromas are preserved for an unforgettable experience.

Our products are third-party tested in certified labs to ensure safety, quality, and potency. We take pride in providing our customers with the highest standards of cannabis products on the market. Order from us today!

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain FAQs

Is Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain Indica or Sativa?

Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid. This means it has more of a relaxing and soothing effect than an uplifting and energizing one.

What Are The Effects Of Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain?

The effects of the Lemon Cherry Garlic Strain are quite balanced, with both indica and sativa qualities. Consumers tend to feel relaxed and at ease without feeling overly sedated or sluggish. Many people report an increase in creativity and focus, as well as feeling happy and uplifted.

Keep in mind that actual effects can vary based on numerous factors, including the specific phenotype of the strain, the growing conditions, and the individual consumer’s tolerance and biochemistry.

Is Lemon Cherry Garlic Exotic?

An exotic strain is a cannabis strain that is rare, difficult to grow, and has unique qualities. Lemon Cherry Garlic is definitely an exotic strain due to its unique combination of flavor and effects. It’s a very rare find. It takes a lot of effort, experience, and knowledge to grow Lemon Cherry Garlic successfully.



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How to Pack A Bowl: The Ultimate Guide

How to Pack A Bowl Pipe and Flower

When it comes to smoking cannabis through a pipe or bong, how to properly pack a bowl is one of the issues that seem to affect newbies the most.

For seasoned cannabis connoisseurs, packing a bowl of weed may seem simple and straightforward. However, this might just be because bowl packing is something you’ve been doing for many years. It becomes muscle memory.

How to pack weed in a bowl is kind of a science, or even an art, if you will. To the untrained eye, it might seem like people just stuff weed inside of a bowl, light it, and smoke it, but there’s a little bit more to it than that.

Today, not only are we going to talk about how to pack a bowl but also the best way to pack a bowl. This is the ultimate guide on packing a bowl, including everything you need to know from A-Z.


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Key Takeaways

  • To pack a bowl, you’ll need some cannabis, a grinder, a bowl, and a tamping tool, plus a lighter or hemp wick to light it.
  • Grind your weed, put some in the bowl, and use the tamping tool to pack it down fairly tight, but not so tight that air cannot pass through.
  • If you are a beginner, using a technique known as cornering is recommended, which means only lighting a small section of the bowl at once.


What is a Cannabis Bowl?

A cannabis bowl is the bowl of a pipe or a water bong that is full of cannabis. No, here we are not talking about a bowl made out of cannabis, but rather one filled with cannabis that is designed for lighting and smoking.

If you expect your smoking experience to be as good as possible, how to pack weed in a bowl is something that needs to be learned. Keep reading to find out exactly how a bowl of cannabis is properly packed.

What You Need to Pack a Bowl of Cannabis

There are a few crucial things that you need to pack a bowl of cannabis, and it all starts with the weed itself.


Your first step here is to choose a strain of weed. There are, of course, plenty of strains out there to choose from. Let’s take a quick look at some of the best strains for you out there at this time.


Although it is technically optional, the next thing you will need to pack a bowl of cannabis is a grinder. A grinder is a small accessory or tool used to break down cannabis buds into very small chunks or, in some cases, even into powder.

Breaking down your weed into a very fine powder allows for even and consistent smoking. It burns much more evenly when it is ground down.

That said, some people choose to just rip the weed apart with their fingers, cut it up with scissors, or even use things like coffee grinders. Either way, you can’t pack a bowl with one solid bud of cannabis.

Pipe or Bong with a Bowl

Today we are here talking about how to pack a bowl of cannabis, so therefore, you obviously need either a pipe or a bong that has a bowl that can be packed. If you are a beginner, we recommend starting with a relatively small bong that doesn’t have a huge chamber.

You don’t want a big bong because that’s a lot of smoke to clear, and it will likely make you cough very hard.

If it is your first time smoking a pipe, you may want to go for something slightly longer rather than shorter. A longer pipe will provide the smoke with more space to cool down before it hits your lungs.

Lighter or Hemp Wick

You’ll need something to light that bowl on fire, so a lighter, matches or even a hemp wick is recommended. Hemp wicks are really cool because they stay lit for a very long time and don’t require you to keep relighting, such as with a lighter that you have to activate every time.

Tamping Tool

Although this is also optional, you can get a tamping tool to help make your bong or pipe smoking experience more enjoyable and effective. For those of you who don’t know, a tamping tool is something that you use to pack something down with and make a substance more compact.

A tamping tool is something often used in landscaping to pack down dirt and gravel, although miniature versions also work really well for packing down bongs and pipe bowls.

The reason why tamping tools are recommended for packing a bowl is that it allows you to really pack the substance fairly tight, therefore allowing for a more even burn. Tamping tools can be used while you are initially packing the bowl and while you are smoking the bowl to repack it as you go.

How to Pack a Bowl of Cannabis

Now that you know what sort of tools you will need to pack a bowl of cannabis, let’s take a closer look at how to actually do it.

Choose Your Strain

Lemon Cherry Sherbet

Lemon Cherry Sherbet is a connoisseur’s delight, a harmonious blend of contrasting yet complementary flavors. This strain boasts a tantalizing tartness of lemon, mellowed by the sweet, ripe cherries, and a hint of creamy sherbet. Lemon Cherry Sherbet offers balanced high, offering a cerebral euphoria coupled with a soothing body relaxation. Its vibrant terpene profile not only ensures a sensory delight but also potential therapeutic benefits. Lemon Cherry Sherbet is a must-try for those seeking a unique, flavorful, and potent cannabis experience. Elevate your senses, and indulge in the symphony of flavors.

Rainbow Candy Strain

Rainbow Candy is a vibrant strain that lives up to its name, offering a kaleidoscope of flavors that dance on the palate. Rainbow Candy Strain shines with a unique blend of sweet, fruity, and tropical flavors that mimic a handful of your favorite candies. The high is just as delightful, providing a balanced blend of cerebral stimulation and physical relaxation. Rainbow Candy is perfect for those seeking a flavorful escape, an uplifting experience, and potential therapeutic benefits.

Apple Banana Zoap Strain

Apple Banana Zoap is a tantalizing strain that offers a unique fusion of flavors. As a cannabis expert, I can attest to its delightful blend of crisp apple and sweet banana flavors, creating a tropical fruit medley that’s hard to resist. The high is equally enticing, offering a balanced blend of uplifting cerebral stimulation and soothing body relaxation. Apple Banana Zoap is perfect for those seeking a flavorful journey, an invigorating experience, and potential therapeutic benefits.

Grind the Weed

Now that you have chosen your weed, you need to grind it up. For a beginner, starting with anywhere between 0.3 and 0.5 grams is recommended, with 0.5 grams already being quite a bit for someone who is not a regular user. Our recommendation here is to go slow.

Either way, put your weed in half of the grinder, close the halves together, and turn them back and forth a few times. Your weed should come out looking fairly fine and powdery. Remember that for the best results, the weed should be fairly fine, as this allows for even and consistent burning.

Pack the Bowl (Don’t Over-Pack, Though)

You can now take your ground cannabis and pack it into the bowl. Most people just use their fingers for this, as it provides you with the most control. Be sure that the cannabis bowl is not too loose. You don’t want too much air in between the cannabis particles.

If the bowl is too loose, a lot of those ground-up cannabis particles might pass through the bottom of the bowl, which is especially the case if you don’t have a screen in there. On a side note, we recommend using a bowl that has either a glass or metal screen at the bottom.

This prevents cannabis from passing through the bowl and getting into the bong water, or if you’re using a pipe, a screen prevents the weed bits from going right into your mouth.

Also, if the bowl is packed too loose, or just not really packed, then it will burn far too quickly and unevenly. On the other hand, however, you also don’t want to pack it too tightly. If you pack the bowl too tightly, you just won’t be able to pull air through it very well, and it won’t burn.


Now you can smoke your bowl. To smoke your bowl, put your mouth to the mouthpiece of your bong or pipe. Take your lighter, matches, or hemp wick and light the bowl. As you hold the flame to the bowl, pull it through your mouth.

Remember that here you are not pulling directly with your lungs like with cigarettes, but rather pulling with your mouth, pulling the smoke into your mouth, and then inhaling.

Ash and Clean Your Bowl So it’s Ready for the Next Round

The final step, once you have inhaled the cannabis smoke, is to ash the bowl. By ashing the bowl, we mean emptying out the burnt remains, the ash. You can just lightly tap the bottom of it with your lighter, and the ash should fall out.

Some people also choose to clean their bowls, particularly if they are very dirty. If you don’t clean your bowels regularly, the residue builds up and might clog the hole, therefore making them impossible to use. Maintenance is key when it comes to this kind of thing.

How to Light and Smoke a Bowl

Alright, so we did talk about how to smoke a bowl above, but we want to go into more detail about lighting the bowl. Lighting it is almost like a science in itself as well, so let’s take a look at how to do this properly.

Cornering a Bowl

Yes, you can light the whole bowl at once if you are feeling adventurous. However, many seasoned experts use a technique known as cornering. This is where you use your flame to light just a small corner of the cannabis material in the bowl.

This allows you to preserve the rest of the bowl for further use while only smoking as much as you want or need at once.

Not only does this allow you to preserve cannabis for future use, but it also prevents you from coughing too hard. Bong and pipe bowls can be relatively large, and if you light the whole bowl at once, chances are that it will be too large and harsh for you to handle.

Cherried Bowls

Once you have lit your bowl, the lit part that is currently burning is known as the cherry, and it’s aptly named so because cherries are bright red, just like the burning plant matter. Once a cherry starts, that fire will spread to the rest of the bowl and eventually light the rest of the bowl on fire as well.

So, at this point, you have two options, which are to either keep smoking or to put out the cherry. If you keep smoking and pulling on the bowl, that cherry will get larger and larger until the rest of the bowl is on fire as well.

This means that you need to be dedicated to smoking the whole bowl at once. However, if you don’t want to smoke the whole bowl at once, you should start with cornering and then, after the first hit, or maybe the second hit, put the cherry out. This will prevent the rest of the bowl from being lit and will make sure you’re putting your weed to good use.

How to Put Out a Bowl

Seeing as one of the options above is to put the bowl out, you also need to know how to do that. To put a bowl out, or really to put out any fire, your best option is to smother it. Many people use the palm of their hands or any other flat tool that is not combustible to cover the bowl and remove all of the oxygen from the equation. If this is not an option for you, using a tamping tool to pack the bowl down and effectively smother and crush the cherry is another option.

Use Proper Etiquette in a Group Setting

Something we quickly want to touch on is using proper etiquette in a group setting. Generally speaking, this means not smoking the whole bowl at once. You never have someone else pack you a bowl just to empty it on them.

If someone packs a bowl for you, or even if you are the one to pack it, taking a single hit is proper etiquette. You take a single hit, clear the chamber, and pass it to your neighbor.

If you are the one to take the last hit, it’s up to you to clean the bowl out and refill it with fresh cannabis. Also, if you happen to get any saliva or grime on the mouthpiece, it’s also up to you to clean it off before passing it to your neighbor.

Final Thoughts

Although packing a bowl of cannabis isn’t exactly rocket science, it needs to be done properly. Properly packing a bowl of cannabis allows it to burn properly and provides you with the best smoking experience.

Looking for more answers about consuming cannabis? Check out our guides on How to Microdose Delta-8 Gummies, and How Long Do Delta-8 Gummies Take to Kick In?

Frequently Asked Questions

Before we wrap things up, let’s quickly answer some of your most frequently asked questions about packing a bowl.

How to Pack a Hookah Bowl

To pack a hookah bowl, you’ll need a shisha fork to handle the material. Use the shisha fork to evenly mix the shisha with the tobacco, and gently pack it into the hookah bowl. Don’t pack it down too tightly, however.

How to Pack a Volcano Bowl

To fill your Volcano, remove the bag from on top, put your ground weed inside of the bowl directly below, and put the bag back on. For a volcano, you want the substance to be packed down quite a bit but not too tight. You still need air to be able to flow through the cannabis material.

How to Pack a Bowl with a Big Hole

If your bowl has a big hole, chances are that a lot of that cannabis material will fall through the bottom. Therefore, the recommendation here is to use a screen to prevent this from occurring. You can’t always just take a relatively large bud of cannabis and put it in the bottom to effectively block most of the hole.

How to Pack a Bowl Without Grinding

You really can’t pack a bowl without at least breaking down the weed a little bit. So, if you don’t want to grind it, at least use your fingers to rip the buds apart into manageable chunks. You can’t put just one large chunk into a bowl.

How to Pack a Bowl Without Making a Mess

How to pack a bowl without making a mess is really just something that comes with experience. However, we recommend using a grinder and then tapping your weed into a tray, and then only picking up a little bit at a time with your fingers and placing it gently into the bowl.


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How Many Puffs Are in a Disposable Vape?

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One of the marvels of a growing hemp industry is disposable hemp vapes, which have made it easier than ever to get a fix of Delta-8 THC and other cannabinoids. These electric devices allow you to puff away at the cannabinoid of your choice without worrying about any other logistics.

There are so many disposable vapes out there, which can lead to a lot of questions that’ll have you desperately turning to Google to help you figure it all out. One of the questions that always pops up is, “How long will my disposable vape last?”. To answer this question, let’s talk about how many puffs are in a disposable vape.

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Key Takeaways

  • Most disposable vapes offer between 300 to 800 hits, with some being super extra with 5000-10000 hits. 
  • Brand, size, wattage, model, and personal habits can all affect the puff count. 
  • Delta-8 is a cannabinoid that’s federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. 
  • It’s important only to purchase Delta-8 and other hemp products from reputable manufacturers.

What Does the Puff Count Mean on a Disposable Vape?

The puff count on a disposable vape means exactly what it sounds like; how many puffs (or inhalations) you can take from the vape before it runs out. For example, a vape with 4000 puffs promises 4000 inhalations of vapor.

The puff count is the lifespan of disposable vapes, and as the name implies, it’s not meant to be used after it runs out of wax. Every vape has its own puff count, with some having a longer lifespan and others having shorter ones. Vapes with high puff counts have small batteries (around 500mAh) but are made to be rechargeable.

How Many Puffs Are in a Vape?

When scouring the internet for a vape, you’ll find many different sizes, potencies, flavors, strains, and puff counts. Things like capacity, size, voltage, wattage, and even personal habits can all affect the puff count of a vape.

Most vapes come with a predetermined number of puffs, but this can vary because every person’s habits are different. While the puff count is pretty accurate, it’s more of an estimate at the end of the day.

Most vapes carry between 100 to 500 puffs, and some might even have the number advertised or an indicator to help track how many puffs are left.

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How Many Puffs Are in a Disposable Vape Pen?

Disposable vape pens are vapes that generally come with a 1-gram cartridge filled with hemp distillate, often Delta-8 or other cannabinoids growing in popularity. While it depends on the brand and personal use, most of these disposable vape pens carry between 100 to 300 puffs.

How to Get More Puffs Out of a Disposable Vape?

If you’re wondering how to make the most out of your disposable vape, here are some tips to make it last and get more puffs:

  • If your vape has customizable settings, try setting it to lower power levels to conserve the battery and distillate.
  • Taking control of your puffs and making them more intentional, shorter, and gentler can help extend the vape lifespan.
  • The best way to ensure your vape lasts long is to keep it in a cool and dry spot.
  • Try taking breaks from taking hits, as chain-smoking can make the vape lifespan end rapidly.

What Disposable Vape Has the Most Hits?


Every brand and model of disposable hemp vapes is different, which makes it impossible to find a single one that has the most hits. It’s hard to pinpoint which brands are consistent with high puff counts, but products like LIT Melon Tree Liquid Diamonds manage to hit it out of the park.

The people behind this brand are also six-time Jack Herer Cup winners, so it comes as no surprise that the quality is top-notch. The Delta-8 diamonds infused in the distillate make for potent effects and the long-lasting vape sticks around for more than enough puffing sessions. If fruity melon flavors aren’t up your alley, you’ll want to go for the Lollipopz Liquid Diamonds.

Final Thoughts

How Many Puffs in a Disposable Vape?

The ease and convenience of disposable vapes have piqued more than one interest and created a community of hemp lovers across the country. They can be used anywhere and everywhere, and puff counts are just an indicator of how long you’ll be able to enjoy the effects.

Every vape is unique in its own right, down to the puff count. When you’re looking for a disposable vape that fits your needs and wishes, it’s important to take puff count into account. Still, you can always maximize the lifespan by being more mindful, optimizing power settings, and taking care of your vape.

Always make sure to look for reputable brands that are transparent, have good reviews, and follow safety guidelines. Remember, the best choice is an informed choice. Happy vaping!


Delta-8 Disposable Vape: Frequently Asked Questions

Are Delta-8 Disposable Vapes Good?

As long as manufacturers follow safety guidelines, they are generally considered safe. It’s always important to research brands and make sure they’re reputable and transparent before purchasing.

How Many Hits of a Delta-8 Disposable to Get High?

Everyone’s tolerance is different. However, it’s recommended to always start with only a puff or two and wait a few minutes before increasing. This way, you can gauge the effects and not go overboard.

How Many Puffs are in a Delta-8 Disposable Vape?

Every brand, make, and model of disposable vape is different, but most vapes have a puff count of between 300 and 800.

How Much Are Delta-8 Disposable Vapes?

Depending on the brand, size, strain, quality, and other factors, Delta-8 disposable vapes can be anywhere from $20 on the low end to $60 on the high end.

Looking for more answers about Delta-8 THC? Check out our guides on How to Microdose Delta-8 Gummies, and How Long Do Delta-8 Gummies Take to Kick In?


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How to Microdose Delta-8 Gummies

How to Microdose Delta 8 Gummies Edibles in Hand

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, across the USA, Delta-8 THC should be legal if it does not contain elevated levels of Delta-9 THC. However, despite Delta-8 THC being federally legal, some states still choose to regulate and even ban it entirely. You can read more about the legality of D8 THC in your state here.

One of the big selling points of Delta-8 THC for many people, besides its comparatively relaxed legal status, is that it is a milder version of Delta-9 THC. For many people, this is very helpful because Delta-8 THC is associated with far fewer side effects and a less potent high than Delta-9 THC, thus making it ideal for beginners.

However, Delta-8 THC is still fairly potent, which means that beginners may want to start slow. Furthermore, Delta-8 THC may have a variety of potential health benefits that you can reap. Maybe you, as a beginner, want to take advantage of these potential health benefits without getting way too stoned.

This is where something known as microdosing comes into play. Microdosing is the act of taking just very small amounts of a substance, and in this case, we’re talking about microdosing Delta-8 THC. Right now, we’re going to talk about everything you need to know about microdosing Delta-8 THC gummies, starting with what exactly this means.

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Key Takeaways

  • Microdosing Delta-8 THC means taking extremely small doses of it, usually around 10% of the usual dose.
  • By microdosing Delta-8 THC correctly, you should be able to take advantage of its potential benefits without getting high.
  • Delta-8 THC can be microdosed by vaping, taking gummies, and administering tinctures sublingually.

What is a Microdose?

A microdose is an extremely small dose of any substance. More specifically, a microdose is usually referred to as a dose of a psychoactive substance that is sub-perceptual. This means that it may promote mental and physical effects but will not make you feel high.

Microdosing Delta-8 THC allows you to reap all of the potential benefits that this cannabinoid has to offer without producing an intoxicating or psychoactive high.

As far as THC is concerned, a microdose is usually considered to be roughly 10% of the standard dosage. With such low amounts of THC, you usually won’t feel high.

Microdose vs. Threshold Dose

With a microdose of Delta-8 THC, you should not experience any psychoactive effects, although this is not the same for what is known as a threshold dose.

A threshold dose is the dose or amount of Delta-8 THC that it takes for you to just start feeling high. With a threshold dose, you may just start to feel some of the effects of Delta-8 THC, although you still should not be noticeably impaired.

Unfortunately, the threshold dose is something that you’ll only be able to figure out through a bit of trial and error. Everyone has a different threshold dose, and there’s no one-size-fits-all scenario here. You should start by taking extremely minimal amounts of Delta-8 THC to see how it affects you. If it does not get you high at all, try taking just a little bit more.

Keep repeating this process in the coming days or weeks until you find your threshold dose, which is when you just start to get high. This will then allow you to take the maximum amount of Delta-8 THC in the form of a microdose, so you can reap the most potential benefits, all without being intoxicated.

Although microdosing Delta-8 THC should not intoxicate you or make you feel high, it is still best to avoid doing other tasks that would be considered unsafe when under the influence of any intoxicating substance, at least until you have a better feel of how you react to such small doses.

Benefits of Microdosing Delta-8

If taking such small doses of Delta-8 THC does not get you high, you’re probably left wondering what the actual benefits are. Let’s take a quick look.

Pre-Workout & Post-Workout

THC, in general, is not known for being a performance-enhancing substance, particularly as far as muscle strength or endurance is concerned. However, it may still provide you with minute benefits for your physical exercise routine.

Delta-8 THC may help improve your overall focus and concentration, which should lead to improved performance during your workout routine.

Anecdotal evidence from firsthand accounts indicates that people who microdose Delta-8 THC enjoy doing so because it allows them to zone out and hyper-focus on the task at hand, which in this case, is physical exercise. It just helps people focus on their workouts while tuning out the world around them.

Using Delta-8 THC post-workout may also be beneficial. According to this study, 71% of people who took Delta-8 THC experienced great mental relaxation and 55% experienced pain relief. Therefore, it may be able to help relax your mind after a strenuous workout and help relax sore muscles as well.

Kickstart Your Metabolism

For anybody looking to increase their energy levels while also burning more fat and potentially losing some weight, Delta-8 THC has some very real potential. According to this study, very low doses of Delta-8 THC cause increased food consumption while also altering neurotransmitter levels.

Specifically, the same study indicated that the test subjects provided with Delta-8 THC had higher norepinephrine levels, which is a neurotransmitter that regulates the metabolism of energy. Higher levels of norepinephrine translate to a higher metabolic rate, which means that your body burns more calories at a faster pace.

If your body burns more calories at a faster pace, it means that you’ll have more energy while simultaneously burning more fat than you otherwise would. In this sense, microdosing Delta-8 THC could, therefore, directly promote healthy energy levels and healthy body weight.

Feel More Productive

Another potential benefit of microdosing Delta-8 THC is that it may help make you feel more productive and motivated. On that note, D8 THC may also help improve your overall cognitive abilities, your memory, and the resilience of your brain to resist various stress factors.

It is believed that Delta-8 THC interacts with your acetylcholine neurotransmitters. This is a special neurotransmitter that contributes to cognitive function, memory, and overall brain health.

Here we have a study that supports the theory that Delta-8 THC increases acetylcholine levels in the brain. Here’s another study that demonstrates how this particular neurotransmitter affects memory and cognition.

Therefore, if Delta-8 THC can help increase the levels of this neurotransmitter, it should theoretically also help make you feel more productive, improve your memory, and improve your cognitive functions in general.

Boosts Creativity

Many people also enjoy microdosing Delta-8 THC because it is said to help make you much more creative. This should be especially beneficial for anybody who needs a bit of a creative boost, such as to get started with that next big piece of artwork. The way in which it interacts with your cannabinoid receptors may just help you think outside of the box a little bit.

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How Does Microdosing Delta-8 THC Help?

How to Microdose Delta 8 Gummies

Let’s just quickly recap how taking such small doses of Delta-8 THC might help you.

Increased Productivity

Delta-8 THC could help make you feel a bit more productive, concentrated, and focused throughout your day.

Improved Metabolism

Delta-8 THC has the potential to improve your metabolic rate, therefore providing you with more energy throughout and a bigger fat-burning potential.

Reduced Risks of Mental Health Problems

According to various studies, low doses of THC may be beneficial for people suffering from symptoms related to anxiety. Studies also indicate that low doses of THC may also be helpful for symptoms related to depression.

Enhanced Creativity

Thanks to the way in which Delta-8 THC interacts with your endocannabinoid system, it also has the potential to make you feel more creative and allow you to think out-of-the-box much better.

How to Microdose Delta-8 THC

There are different ways to consume any cannabinoid, including Delta-8 THC. There are three main methods of microdosing Delta-8 THC, including vaping, ingesting gummies, and using tinctures. Let’s take a quick look at all three.

Microdosing with a Vape

Although it is definitely possible to microdose Delta-8 THC using a vape cartridge, it can be a bit difficult to gauge exactly how much you are getting. While there are a select few vape pens and cartridges out there that may deliver exact or pre-measured doses of this cannabinoid per puff, most models don’t allow for that.

Most vape pens leave it up to you in terms of how much you want to inhale in a single hit. The longer you inhale, the more Delta-8 THC you get. Therefore, to microdose with a vape pen, you just need to take extremely small puffs.

The benefit of microdosing Delta-8 THC in the form of a vape pen is that the effect should be relatively immediate. This way, you can quickly tell if you are actually microdosing, if you have achieved your threshold dose, or if you just got yourself stoned. You’ll just have to go through a bit of trial and error here.

Microdosing with Tinctures

The next way to microdose Delta-8 THC is with a tincture, which is when a cannabis extract is suspended in alcohol or sometimes in oil. The good thing about tinctures is that they usually come with droppers that allow you to measure exactly how much you are taking.

This makes it much easier for you to determine your best microdose quantity. It is recommended that you use the sublingual method of consumption here, which means letting it rest under your tongue as opposed to just swallowing it.

The mucous membranes under your tongue allow very fast absorption of the Delta-8 THC, and you should be able to feel the effect within about 10 or 20 minutes at the most. This way, you can start out with just a couple of milligrams of Delta-8 THC, wait for a few minutes, and see how you feel.

Microdosing with Gummies

The other best way to microdose Delta-8 THC is with gummies and other edibles. Gummies and edibles are generally considered to be one of the best methods, mainly because manufacturers make them using precise dosages.

Some gummies may have as little as just one or two milligrams of Delta-8 THC, which would certainly qualify as a microdose. Most gummies contain at least 25 mg of Delta-8 THC, which means you’d have to cut them into at least five pieces to qualify as a microdose.

The only issue with edibles is that they take a long time to take effect, sometimes up to 90 minutes or even longer.

It can be hard to judge whether or not you have taken a microdose, a threshold dose, or enough to get you high for quite some time. On the other hand, the big benefit here is that ingesting Delta-8 THC gummies also allows for the effects to last much longer than with any of the other methods. The benefits might last for eight hours or even longer.

Dose Size for Microdosing

A microdose is usually considered to be roughly 10% of a regular dose. Therefore, what exactly the dose size is for you is relatively subjective in nature. If you usually take 20 milligrams of Delta-8 THC to get high, then a microdose would technically be two milligrams.

Once again, you really need to engage in some trial and error here because everybody is different.

People have different tolerance levels, different metabolisms, and different sizes. It might take you only half as much Delta-8 THC to get high compared to someone else, so this is just something you’ll have to figure out for yourself.

What Amount of Delta-8 Serving Is Considered a Microdose?

What you consider to be a microdose depends on what your current experience level is. If you are a complete beginner who has never taken Delta-8 THC before, a good microdose might be somewhere around 2 to 5 milligrams.

If you’re someone who has used cannabis occasionally but are still not overly experienced, anything under 10 milligrams of Delta-8 THC would usually be considered a microdose.

However, if you are a long-time cannabis user who has a very high tolerance level, a microdose for you might be anywhere up to 50 milligrams of Delta-8 THC.

As you can see, exactly what constitutes a microdose is somewhat subjective in nature and really depends on the person in question.

Microdose Guide for LIT Farms Gummies


Here at LIT Farms, we have some amazing Delta-8 THC Gummies for you to check out, with our Delta-8 THC Watermelon Sugar Gummies being some of our most popular of all. Here you get 10 gummies per pack, for a total of 250 milligrams of Delta-8 THC, or 25 milligrams per piece.

If you are a beginner, 25 milligrams of Delta-8 THC is likely far too much to qualify as a microdose. We recommend cutting these gummies into fifths, so you’re left with five pieces, each containing 5 milligrams of Delta-8 THC.

We recommend consuming just one of these 5-milligram pieces and then waiting for roughly an hour to see how it feels. If you don’t feel anything at all, try taking another. Keep repeating this process every single hour until you start feeling a high, and then you know what your threshold dose is.

Can I Fail a Drug Test If I Microdose Delta-8 THC?

Drug tests usually scan for the metabolite of THC, 11-hydroxy-THC. Unfortunately, the indications are that Delta-8 THC also metabolizes into this metabolite, and even minute quantities will likely show up on a drug test. Therefore, great caution is recommended. If you’re in the military or are employed at a place that regularly conducts drug checks, you might want to keep your hands off D8 THC.

Where to Buy Delta-8 Gummies

If you’re looking for some Delta-8 THC gummies and you don’t want the Watermelon Gummies we mentioned above, check out our super tasty Delta-8 THC Cherry Lemonade Gummies. Here you get 10 pieces, each with 25 mg of top-quality Delta-8 THC. They have an amazing flavor combination of sweet cherries and tangy lemonade.

Final Thoughts

The bottom line is that cannabinoids like THC, whether Delta-8 or otherwise, don’t necessarily have to be used to get you high.

Taking microdoses can provide you with the various benefits that these cannabinoids have to offer, all without being intoxicating.

If you need to increase your productivity, boost your metabolism, or even give your workout a bit of an enhancement, Delta-8 THC microdosing might just be the answer.

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Microdosing Delta-8: Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s quickly answer your most frequently asked questions about microdosing Delta-8 THC.

How Many Milligrams of Delta-8 to Feel Good?

How many milligrams of Delta-8 THC you need to feel good depends on your own metabolism, as well as other factors. Beginner cannabis users might get really stoned from 50 milligrams of Delta-8 THC, whereas experienced connoisseurs with high tolerance levels might consider that to be a microdose.

Will Delta-8 Show Up on a Drug Test?

Yes, Delta-8 THC will most likely show up on a drug test.

Is Delta-8 Bad for Anxiety?

Delta-8 THC is generally considered to be beneficial for anxiety, especially when compared to Delta-9 THC. High doses of Delta-9 THC may cause some anxiety, but because Delta-8 THC is much milder, this side effect is much rarer and less pronounced.

Can I Take Delta-8 Every Day?

Yes, you can take Delta-8 THC every day. There is no reason to believe that doing so is in any way life-threatening. But, before you start, it’s always a good idea to consult a doctor if you’re suffering from a disease or are taking any kind of medication regularly.

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How Long Do Delta-8 Gummies Take to Kick In?

How Long Do Delta 8 Gummies Take to Kick In?

Delta-8 THC is very quickly growing in popularity and for good reason.  It’s known for producing a relatively relaxing and mellow effect, characterized by both a cerebral and body high. Many people prefer Delta-8 THC, particularly over its better-known cousin, Delta-9 THC, because it’s not quite as potent or likely to cause side effects such as paranoia or anxiety.

One of the current favorite ways to consume Delta-8 THC is in the form of gummies and other such edibles. Something you might know about edibles, as opposed to smoking or vaping, is that the effects are not immediate. When you consume Delta-8 THC gummies, your body requires some time to digest and metabolize those active compounds.

How long it takes for Delta-8 gummies to kick in is just one of the questions we’re here to answer today. We’ll also talk about what the high itself feels like, how long the effects of Delta-8 edibles last, and how many you might want to take to achieve the desired effect. By the end of this article, you should know everything there is to know about Delta-8 THC edibles to make an informed decision about them.

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Key Takeaways

  • Delta-8 THC is known for being much mellower than Delta-9 THC edibles and is often considered ideal for beginners. It produces a fairly relaxing and smooth high.
  • How long do delta-8 edibles take to kick in? – it can take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes, or sometimes two hours at the most. The high should also last for anywhere between four and six hours, or eight hours at the most.
  • This article will also take a look at why it might take a longer time for some people to experience the effects than others and why they might last longer for other people.
  • Paying attention to various factors, such as potency, the intended use, the brand name, and more, is very important when choosing your edibles.

What Do Delta-8 Edibles Feel Like?

The real beauty about Delta-8 THC is that it is still psychoactive and intoxicating, yet not nearly as potent as Delta-9 THC. For the record, Delta-9 THC is the regular type of THC that people usually refer to when they are talking about THC. The issue with Delta-9 THC is that, particularly for beginners, it’s easy to take a bit too much, which may result in some side effects, such as paranoia and anxiety.

Delta-8 THC, on the other hand, is roughly half as strong as Delta-9 THC, and it’s known for being much mellower and more relaxed. Because it’s not quite as strong, it’s also not known for producing as many side effects, particularly as far as paranoia and anxiety are concerned.

When you take Delta-8 THC gummies, you’ll still feel quite high and intoxicated, but it’s more of a mellow, relaxed, and laid-back high. Essentially, the high you feel from Delta-8 THC is quite similar to the high from Delta-9 THC but not nearly as potent, and most people report that it’s also not quite as mentally stimulating.

Just like with Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC can also lean more towards the indica side of things or towards sativa. If the Delta-8 came from an indica strain, you can expect it to be a bit more body-centric, which means that you should feel a bit heavy, bodily relaxed, sedated, and your limbs might feel a bit tingly as well.

If the Delta-8 THC came from a sativa strain, you could expect the high to be a little more cerebral-focused. You can expect feelings of euphoria, elation, happiness, mental relaxation, and calmness.

For anybody who wants a slightly less potent mellower and less intense high than the one associated with Delta-9 THC, trying some Delta-8 THC is probably best for you.

Will Delta-8 Gummies Get Me High?

Yes, Delta-8 THC gummies will get you high, and it probably won’t take all that much, either. Delta-8 THC is roughly 50% as strong as Delta-9 THC.

To put this into perspective, it is recommended that beginners who have never tried edibles before take no more than 5 milligrams of Delta-9 THC the first time, with some recommending even half that dose.

Although Delta-8 THC gummies may not be nearly as potent as Delta-9 gummies, they will most certainly still get you high. Many people enjoy the high from Delta-8 THC more than from Delta-9 THC, once again, because it tends to be a bit mellower and more relaxed.

How Long Do Delta-8 Gummies Take to Kick In?

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Delta-8 THC gummies should take anywhere between 30 minutes and 90 minutes to kick in. Most people should start experiencing effects within about 45 minutes of first consuming the edibles. However, exactly how long it takes for the edibles to kick in depends on a variety of factors.

First and foremost, it depends on your own physiology more than anything else. The faster your metabolism is, the faster your body will digest the edibles and metabolize the compounds. If you have an extremely fast metabolism, you may start feeling the effects within about 20 minutes, but if you have a very slow metabolism, it may take closer to two hours.

It also has to do with how large you are. The bigger you are, the longer it will take for you to feel the effects and for the THC to work its way through your body. Taking higher doses of THC may also result in you feeling higher faster.

Something else to consider here is the type of Delta-8 THC edible. Regular edibles take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. If that process is slower for you, you could also consider nano edibles, which are altered specifically to make them absorb into the body much faster. This type of edible, a nano Delta-8 THC edible, may produce effects in as little as 15 minutes.

How Many Delta-8 Gummies Should I Take?

How many Delta-8 THC gummies you should take really depends on a variety of factors, such as your own experience level, what you are looking to achieve, and how potent the edibles in question are. If you are a total beginner who has never taken THC before, particularly in edible format, we recommend taking no more than 5 milligrams or 10 milligrams at most your first time. This might be a full gummy in some cases. But, if you bought gummies with, let’s say, 20 milligrams of D8 THC, you could just chop one in half.

You can always take just a little bit, wait around 60 or 90 minutes to see how it treats you, and then take another dose.

If you are an experienced cannabis user and you’re used to taking Delta-9 THC, then you can probably take substantially more Delta-8 THC and still feel quite comfortable. If you’re a cannabis veteran, starting with a 25-milligram dose should be more than ideal.

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How Long Do the Effects of Edibles Last?

Just like the time it takes for edibles to kick in depends on a variety of factors, so does the duration of the effects. The effects will kick in much faster if you have a higher metabolism, the effects will also pass much faster if you have a high metabolic rate.

It also tends to be the case that higher doses of Delta-8 THC produce a longer-lasting high simply because there is more of the active compound.

You can expect the effects of Delta-8 THC edibles to last anywhere from 4 hours to 8 hours, with around six hours being pretty average. Furthermore, some people may experience effects for up to 10 hours, with some even experiencing residual effects the next day.

What to Consider When Buying Delta-8 THC Gummies

Before you go out and buy just any old Delta-8 THC edibles, there are a few important considerations to keep in mind. If you consider all of the factors we’re about to look at below, you should have no problems choosing the very best Delta-8 THC edibles around.

Quality Ingredients

You always want to look for edibles that are made with very high-quality ingredients. As far as we are concerned, this means using hemp that is grown in the USA using organic farming practices without the use of any pesticides or herbicides.

We also like when products do not contain genetically modified organisms and as few artificial ingredients as possible. Although some artificial sweeteners and flavorings are acceptable at times, the more natural a product is, the better.

Intended Use

It’s also worth considering what the initial intended use of the product is. Most Delta-8 THC gummies you purchase will have some kind of indication of what they are designed for. Some gummies also contain other cannabinoids, whether Delta-9 THC, CBC, CBD, and more.

Therefore, you always want to make sure that you know exactly what you are putting into your body and what the effects of the various substances contained in the product are. Some gummies may be designed more to be used during the daytime, whereas others might be best for nighttime use, and so on and so forth.


Perhaps one of the most important considerations of all is how potent the gummies in question are. Some edibles come with as little as 5 milligrams of Delta-8 THC, whereas others may come with 500 milligrams or more. On average, most Delta-8 THC edibles usually contain around 25 milligrams.

As far as dosage is concerned, 5 milligrams should be more than enough for a first-time user, and 25 milligrams should be ideal for cannabis users with intermediate experience. Either way, always pay attention to how much THC the product in question contains before you purchase it.

Legality and Regulations

To make sure that you don’t land yourself in any hot water, always make sure that the product in question meets all rules and regulations as set out by the US government.

This is especially in reference to the 2018 Farm Bill and the fact that Delta-8 THC edibles, and other such cannabinoid products, are not allowed to contain more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC by dry weight concentration. You also want to make sure that the brand in question is operating legally in the state that you live in.

Before purchasing any new cannabinoids, minor or major, you should make it a habit of researching the legality of it in your state. Cannabis laws change practically every day, so extra caution is recommended in this case.

Third-Party Lab Testing

Related to the previous point, any product you get should always have been third-party tested. This means that an independent party tested the products to ensure that they are completely safe, do not contain any harmful substances, and do indeed fall within the legal limitations as set out by the 2018 Farm Bill.

A Trusted Brand with Reviews

Finally, what’s also pretty important is that you go with a trusted brand name that has legitimate reviews. The more positive reviews a brand name in question has, the more trust you can put into them.

Where to Order Delta-8 Gummies Online

If you are looking for the best place to order Delta-8 THC gummies online, doing so right here at LIT Farms is, by far, your best bet.

We take pride in delivering high-quality products that get to you in a timely manner, and we have a great selection for you to choose from as well.

Two of our best-selling products include these Delta-8 Cherry Lemonade Gummies and our own Delta-8 THC Watermelon Sugar Gummies.

Both of these products come with 10 gummies per package, each of which has 25 milligrams of Delta-8 THC, for a total of 250 milligrams.

People also report that the flavors of both of these products are very good, just as good as regular candy, but with the added benefit of containing super high-quality Delta-8 THC.

Final Thoughts

To summarize, Delta-8 THC edibles are about half as strong as Delta-9 THC edibles, which is why many people like them. The relatively relaxed and mellow high is perfect for first-time users and experienced connoisseurs like. It should take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes for the high to kick in, and you can expect it to last up to 8 hours. Just remember that if it’s your first time, start slow.

Delta-8 Edibles: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of your most frequently asked questions about Delta-8 THC edibles answered.

How Many Delta-8 500mg Gummies Should I Take?

A 500-milligram gummy is extremely potent and considered to be about the equivalent of a 250-milligram Delta-9 THC gummy. This is extremely strong, as anything over 100 milligrams of Delta-9 THC, or over 200 milligrams of Delta-8 THC, is considered an extremely heavy dose, and caution is recommended. If you are going to take a full one of these gummies, which we’d advise not to do, just one is more than enough.

How Long Does it Take for a 25mg Gummy to Kick In?

A 25-milligram gummy should take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes to kick in.

What Is a Delta-8 Gummy High Like?

You can imagine a Delta-8 THC gummy high being similar to a Delta-9 THC high but not as mentally intense. It’s much more relaxed, mellow, and laid back.

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