Delta 9 is the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis that produces a high. THC and CBD are also cannabinoids in cannabis, but they don’t produce as high as Delta 9 does. Research suggests that delta-9 has pain-reducing properties and may help people with eating disorders or depression. Cannabis plants with high Delta 9 levels are more effective for producing a high than plants with lower levels of Delta 9. When it comes to getting high from smoking or vaping, the strain matters. The best way to get high from cannabis is with a strain that has high amounts of Delta 9 and not much THC or CBD. Here are some effects of Delta 9 on the body:
Short-Term Effects of Delta 9
If you’re new to smoking weed, you might find it helpful to know what to expect. These are the short-term effects of Delta 9.
– Euphoria and relaxation – Feeling at ease and calm is one of the most commonly reported effects of smoking weed.
– Increased appetite – Many people report that cannabis makes them want to eat. This effect has given rise to the medical vernacular “the munchies.”
– Decreased pain – People with conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia often find that medical cannabis helps them manage their pain.
– Increased energy – Some people who use cannabis report feeling more energised than usual.
– Altered perception – Cannabis has been used for millennia to enhance creative thinking.
– Changes in attention span – Many people have experienced short attention spans, better focus on a single task, or a mix of both as a result of smoking weed.
– Short-term memory loss – These effects are typical of smoking weed. Short-term memory loss is a result of the active chemicals in cannabis triggering the cannabinoid receptors in the brain.
– Decreased hostility – This can be helpful for people who suffer from high levels of aggression or hostility.
Change in Perception
A change in perception is one of the most common effects associated with using Delta 9. These changes include altered perception of time, space, and touch.
– Time – Smoking cannabis can dramatically change your perception of time. You may feel like the high is happening over a much shorter period than it is.
– Space – You might feel like you have more or less space than you do. This can be helpful in social situations. If you’re feeling nervous, you can adjust your sense of space to feel more comfortable and relaxed.
– Touch – Some people report feeling like they can’t feel the objects they’re touching. You can experiment with changing your perceptions of space and time to improve social interactions.
– Sound – You may hear sounds in new ways like hearing two different sounds from one source. You may also hear sounds that aren’t there.
Loss of Coordination and Balance
People who smoke weed can lose their balance and coordination. This is because cannabis affects the parts of the brain that control movement. These effects are more common when people eat cannabis edibles. When you smoke your body gets delta-9 (the high-inducing cannabinoid) almost immediately. But when you eat edibles, it takes longer for the cannabinoids to get into your bloodstream. If you’re new to smoking weed, you might experience some of these effects. And if you’re accustomed to smoking, you can expect to see these effects. If you’re worried about losing your balance or your coordination, try standing on a couch cushion or a yoga mat. You can also try walking while holding onto a wall.
Research suggests that people who have depression and use cannabis experience a reduction in symptoms, but that the benefits are only temporary. Delta 9 may also make symptoms of depression worse in some people who have the condition. For people with depression who also have a history of heavy cannabis use, there is an increased risk of developing a mental health disorder called psychosis. Psychosis is characterised by experiencing delusions or hallucinations.
People who have anxiety disorders may experience an increase in symptoms while under the influence of Delta 9. For some people who do not have anxiety disorders, Delta 9 may worsen the symptoms of anxiety, including feelings of panic.
Long-Term Effects of Delta 9
Long-term use of Delta 9 can cause addiction and harm to the brain and the heart. It can also cause withdrawal symptoms when a person stops using it. Delta 9 can cause harm to the brain, although it is not as harmful as some other drugs. However, it may increase the risk of mental disorders such as psychosis, which may be marked by hallucinations, delusions, and no longer being able to distinguish between what is real and what is not. Delta 9 can increase the risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia. Long-term use of Delta 9 may also increase the risk of heart failure, especially among people who have existing heart conditions.