A Comprehensive Guide to Delta 8 Vape Cartridges

There are a lot of fun, practical cannabis products on the market today — including vape cartridges. Delta-8 vape cartridges have become more and more popular because of the ease and potency they provide almost anywhere. If you’re not yet familiar with delta 8 vape carts, that’s okay! That’s why we’re here. Today, Concentrated Concepts is providing you with a comprehensive guide to all things delta 8 cartridges. You’ll find all the information you need about these unique delta-8 THC products, from what they are to their legality to even how they work. So let’s dive right in.

What is Delta 8? 

Let’s start with what delta 8 THC is. 

This is a form of delta 8 THC, one of many cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. However, delta 8 THC is only naturally present in trace amounts, making it difficult to pick up its effects purely within flower or alongside other more major cannabinoids. Because of this, professionals have begun extracting delta 8 THC from the hemp flower and isolating it; then, they add this D8 extract into other products, like cartridges, so consumers can get the full effect of this unique cannabinoid.

As you can probably tell, delta 8 THC sounds a lot like delta 9 THC. While both of these cannabinoids are THC derivatives, they’re actually quite different in terms of their effects in the body. Delta 9 THC is most commonly known just as “THC,” as it is the most abundant THC derivative in the whole cannabis plant. D9 is incredibly psychoactive, too. In fact, most people turn to THC solely for its intoxicating, euphoric effects. However, this isn’t necessarily the case with delta-8 THC.

Delta 8 is only mildly psychoactive compared to its D9 counterpart. The delta 8 cannabinoid produces more of a gentle high, with a bigger emphasis placed on the cannabinoid’s therapeutic components. So, while it will get you high, it won’t produce as strong of a high as delta-9 THC would. That’s why it’s crucial to understand the difference between these two cannabinoids, as you don’t want to get them mixed up! They will create completely different effects, so double-check which cannabinoid you’re consuming to ensure it’s the right one for you. These days, you can find delta 8 THC in products of so many types. You can find delta 8 pre-rolls, concentrates, tinctures, edibles and more depending on how you want to enjoy your D8. 

Delta 8 Cartridges 

Delta 8 cartridges are quickly becoming some of the most popular delta 8 products in the industry. These are vape cartridges that are full of extracted delta 8 THC oil that’s safe for vaporization. You’ll find delta 8 vape carts in various strengths, strains, and flavors, so there’s something out there for everyone. You use delta 8 cartridges the same way that you would any other cartridge. It is easy to consume the cartridge as long as there is a battery attached to it. Once the battery is attached, the cartridge can be inserted and inhaled. Some batteries have a button you’ll need to press as you begin inhaling, as well. That’s literally all it takes!

People love delta 8 THC cartridges because they bring immediate, potent results. Unlike other delta-8 THC products, you don’t have to wait for the effects to kick in. While delta 8 gummies may take about 1-2 hours to begin working, D8 carts get to work right away. After you take a hit, you should start to notice the effects of the cannabinoid hitting you. The effects of a delta 8 THC cartridge may fade somewhat quickly, but they’re easy to take another dose of. Because of the vape’s portability, you can take these products with you practically anywhere you go. So, whenever you find the effects of your delta 8 starting to fade, you can simply take another discreet hit and let the cannabinoids stay working. Vape cartridges with delta 8 are small enough for you to keep in your pocket, purse, or backpack. The ease of use and discretion that these products bring make them incredibly appealing for consumers of all types. After all, who wouldn’t want the chance to enjoy their cannabinoids any time they wanted? (Besides before driving or operating machinery, of course.)

Are Delta 8 Vape Cartridges Legal? 

The legality behind the delta 8 THC cannabinoid is a bit confusing. We’ll break it down for you. As of right now, delta 8 THC is federally legal in the United States as long as the product comes from hemp and doesn’t contain more than 0.3% delta-9 THC. If it meets those requirements, it is legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. Thus, brands like ours at Concentrated Concepts are able to sell products like vape cartridges across the country. No matter what, our products will always meet the guidelines of the federal government. However, some states have taken it upon themselves to craft their own regulations regarding delta 8 THC. Because of this, delta 8 THC is now illegal in several states in the US. These states currently have banned or regulated delta 8 THC:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Kentucky 
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New York
  • Nevada
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah 
  • Vermont
  • Washington

Along with those 20 states, there are an additional four who are in the process of reviewing delta 8’s legal status. Those states are Alabama, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Oregon. If your state wasn’t on this list, then you live somewhere where delta 8 THC is legal and available. Those are the states that online retailers like ours can ship to, as it’s federally legal for us to do so.  Make sure you double-check delta 8’s legality in your area before making an online purchase; otherwise, you may not see your product ever show up at your door! The legal status of delta 8 is ever-changing so it’s important to keep an eye on local regulations.

Whenever you’re buying delta-8 THC products in a legal state, make sure you check with the product’s third-party lab-test results to ensure that its cannabinoid levels fall within the legal guidelines of the 2018 Farm Bill. If these parameters aren’t available for you, that’s a big sign to move on to another, more trustworthy brand like Concentrated Concepts. 

Do Delta 8 Cartridges Get You High? 

Yes, delta 8 cartridges can get you high, plain and simple. However, how high they get you depends on various factors. As we’ve mentioned, delta 8 THC produces a more subtle, mild high than delta 9 THC does. If you take D8 in the same amount that would D9, you’ll find the effects to be more therapeutic, while the cerebral effects are simply more subdued than you may be used to. However, it is possible to enjoy high doses of delta 8 THC to undergo a stronger high, of course. You can find delta 8 THC vapes in various strengths. For those looking to experience a strong delta 8 THC, you simply have to look for vapes with higher milligrams than others. But, if you just want to feel how the delta 8 cannabinoid works in the body, mild doses will do the trick just fine. 

The strength of your delta 8 cartridge should only vary based on your tolerance levels. The strength of your cartridge will depend on your tolerance to cannabinoids. If you don’t have a high tolerance and this is your first time enjoying delta 8 THC, starting low and slow is best. Starting with a lower dose of delta 8 THC is generally the best way to gradually raise the dose to your perfect level. This way your body doesn’t have any adverse reactions to the new substance, and you can easily avoid any negative side effects. So, yes, delta 8 cartridges — and other D8 products — can get you high. However, in small doses, you’re more likely to pick up on the therapeutic support that this cannabinoid is known for. 

How Do Delta 8 Vape Cartridges Work? 

The way that delta 8 vape cartridges work is simple. Inside the chamber of the cartridge is a delta 8 THC extract oil. This extract oil is highly purified to perfectly embrace the D8 cannabinoid in each hit. As you inhale on your vape cartridge, or press the button to heat it, this starts to activate the vape’s heating device. The heating device will then work to vaporize the oil in the chamber, allowing you to take a hit full of vapor. Each time you inhale, this process repeats until you’ve burned all the oil in the cartridge. Many vape companies suggest waiting a few minutes in between hits. This is because it gives the vape a chance to cool down and reset. When you continuously hit your vape pen, you’re continuously heating the oil; this can result in burnt tastes that just aren’t as pleasant. Thus, let your vape breathe and take your hits a few minutes apart. 

How Do Delta 8 Vape Cartridges Work in the Body?

The reason that delta 8 vape cartridges produce their effects immediately is because of how they operate in the body. When you inhale the cannabinoids like delta 8 THC, they immediately travel directly to the lungs. Inside the lungs, tiny air sacs called alveoli absorb the cannabinoids. Once they’ve been absorbed here, they are able to then freely travel throughout the body via the bloodstream. This entire process happens almost instantly, allowing consumers to experience results after just seconds of consumption. 

Because delta 8 cartridges correlate directly to the lungs. Those with lung complications or previous illness should avoid vaping, as this may cause adverse reactions. Thankfully, so many other products like delta 8 gummies or tinctures can help you enjoy the cannabinoid without smoking. 

Delta 8 THC Cartridges: How Do You Use Them? 

Using delta 8 THC cartridges is incredibly easy — as long as you have a battery, that is. Most delta 8 THC cartridges work perfectly with a typical 510-thread battery. You’ll take your cartridge and screw it atop your battery, ensuring that it’s on there tightly without getting in the way of airflow. Once you’ve screwed it on, it’s time to smoke. Some delta 8 THC cartridges come with a button for you to press as you inhale; others are activated purely through the act of inhalation. Regardless, begin by inhaling slowly and deeply. You don’t want to inhale too quickly, as this doesn’t give the battery time to heat up properly. When you pull slowly, it lets the chamber beautifully heat up your oil and give you full, milky hits.

The moment you feel your lungs becoming full, you can stop inhaling from the pen. Take a second to let the vapor in your lungs settle and then exhale. Then, wait about a minute or so before deciding to take another puff. 

What are the Other Various Forms of Delta 8 Products? 

While delta 8 vape cartridges are wonderful in many ways, not every person wants to vape. Thankfully, there are so many other forms of delta 8 products for you to enjoy.

Delta 8 Pre-Rolls 

Nothing beats the herbaceous notes of good ol’ dried flower. Inside a quality delta-8 pre-roll you will find top-shelf delta 8 flower that tastes and smells just like your favorite cannabis strains. You smoke these pre-rolls just as you would any other joint, too. Depending on the D8 percentage, these pre-rolls can be great for providing strong highs or strong therapeutic support. Like vapes, they will help you experience effects immediately, so there’s no waiting involved. However, these products aren’t nearly as discreet as vapes, so you won’t be able to smoke these just anywhere.

You can check out our impressive selection of delta 8 pre-rolls by clicking here. 

Delta 8 Shatter 

For those experienced consumers out there, delta 8 shatter is a great way to undergo a super-strong THC high. In general, shatter is one of the most potent forms of concentrates available because of its purity and creation process. Thus, delta 8 shatter is just as potent and pure, allowing consumers to get an unadulterated look into the world of D8 highs. Delta 8 shatter is incredibly potent. We only recommend this kind of concentrate to those consumers who are well-versed in the world of extracts and who have tried shatter before. This ensures a safe, pleasurable delta 8 experience for everyone involved. 

Click here to buy some delta 8 shatter for yourself. 

Delta 8 Gummies 

Finally, if you don’t want to inhale your delta 8 THC at all, you don’t have to. For those who want to avoid smoking or simply don’t enjoy it, delta 8 gummies make the perfect option. These are tasty gummy candies that have been infused with varying amounts of delta 8 extract. When you bite into these treats, you won’t even realize that they have concentrated doses of D8 — until the effects start to kick in about 1-2 hours later. Delta 8 gummies are wonderful because they disguise the taste of hemp and the effects last hours longer than with vapes or joints. However, keep in mind the delayed onset of effects. You should wait at least two hours after consuming one gummy before deciding to consume another. You don’t want to accidentally double your delta 8 gummy dosage because it can take quite a long time for the effects to start.
To try some delta 8 gummies for yourself, click here and start shopping. 

Get Your Own Delta 8 Cartridge With Concentrated Concepts

Here at Concentrated Concepts, we offer a huge selection of high-quality delta 8 vape cartridges for you to choose from. Whether you’re new to the world of delta 8 or have been loving it for a while, we have the perfect product selection for you. Place an order now and have your D8 vape arrive at your doorstep before you even know it.