Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol is one of the most popular cannabinoids found in cannabis. With the increasing legalization of cannabis across North America, Delta 9 products like vapes, edibles, and more are becoming readily available.
When trying Delta 9 for the first time, it’s important to start with a low dose and wait to feel the effects before increasing your dosage. Delta 9 is potent, so even small amounts have a strong effect, especially if you don’t have a tolerance built up. Beginners should start with just a few inhales from a vape pen or 1-2mg from an edible. Give it 30 minutes to an hour before deciding if you want more. Building up slowly helps you find your ideal dosage and reduces the risk of negative side effects.
Choose your method of consumption wisely
Delta 9 is consumed in various forms, each with pros and cons. Vaping or smoking provides the quickest effects, useful if you need fast relief. However, vaping irritates the lungs if overdone. Edibles and tinctures take longer to set in but offer longer-lasting effects. Topicals only affect localized areas applied. Picking the right method for your needs and tolerance level results in the best experience. New users want to start with slower-acting options like edibles and then experiment with vaping or smoking.
Carts are disposable e-cigarette-like devices prefilled with concentrated Delta 9 oil. Just attach the cart to a compatible battery or vape pen and you’re ready to use it anywhere with discreet puffs. Carts come in sativa, indica, or hybrid strains to provide different effects. They also allow you to control your dosage by adjusting your puff length or frequency. For new users, Delta 9 carts offer ease of use and dosage flexibility.
Choose the right setting
Set and setting significantly impact your Delta 9 experience. Using it for the first time at a party or before a work presentation will likely result in paranoid, anxious feelings. Instead, opt for comfortable, familiar settings like at home or outdoors in nature. Having activities like art supplies, music, or a funny movie also helps engage you and prevent over-consumption from boredom. Being around supportive friends you trust or using Delta 9 alone will also minimize anxiety. Remember, you always consume more but not less, so start in a safe, controlled environment.
Cannabis cause dry mouth or “cottonmouth”, so having water, juices, or other beverages on hand is essential. Dehydration intensifies the side effects and groggy hangover the next day. Drinking enough water offsets these issues and allows you to dose safely. Some find sipping or holding water in the mouth 10 minutes before inhaling vapor or smoke also helps reduce throat irritation. Proper hydration equals a more comfortable delta 9 carts experience from start to finish.
Listen to your mind and body
Delta 9 affects everyone differently based on many factors like biochemistry, tolerance, dose, and mindset. There’s no “right” way to feel when using it. Be open and curious, but also listen to what your mind and body tell you in terms of when you’ve had enough or if certain strains or methods don’t agree with you. Respecting your limits and being aware of any concerning reactions prevents overconsumption and negative experiences. Let your unique response guide your use, not peer pressure or what works for others.