Delta 9 THC cartridges contain concentrated Delta 9 THC oil that is heated and inhaled using a vape pen or battery. The Delta 9 THC is extracted from hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC by dry weight. The extracted oil is then concentrated into a thick syrupy liquid and added to cartridges designed for vape pens.
When you inhale from the Delta 9 cartridge, the battery heats up the oil turning it into vapor which is then absorbed into your lungs and enters your bloodstream quickly. It provides an immediate and intense high compared to other consumption methods like edibles. The effects dissipate faster as well, usually lasting 1-3 hours.
Delta 9 effects
Delta 9 THC produces psychoactive effects including euphoria, relaxation, heightened sensory perception, increased appetite, and even hallucinations at higher doses. The exact effects vary based on the strain and dosage. At lower doses, expect to feel uplifted, and relaxed, and experience a body high. You feel more creative and sociable. Hunger pangs and dry mouth are also common.
Higher doses produce a more intense high with greater impairment to motor skills, balance, and cognition. Reactions vary from giggles to deep introspection. You also experience an altered perception of time and space. First-time users should exercise caution with dosage. Start with 1-2 puffs and wait 10 minutes before increasing the dose. Too large of a dose leads to paranoia, anxiety, and increased heart rate. Expect effects to start within 5-15 minutes of inhalation, peak around 60-90 minutes in, and taper off around 2-3 hours later. Drink water to stay hydrated and have snacks on hand if you get the munchies!
Choosing your delta 9 cart
There are a few key factors to consider when selecting a Delta 9 THC cartridge:
- Potency – This ranges from 500mg to over 1000mg total Delta 9 oil. Start low with 250mg or 500mg options.
- Strain – Common strains include Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, Pineapple Express, and OG Kush. Sativa strains tend to provide uplifting, energetic effects while indica strains are more relaxing.
- Flavors – Most carts use botanical terpenes to create flavors like pine, citrus, mint, mango, and more. Pick a flavor you find enjoyable.
Only purchase sealed carts from reputable sources that provide third-party lab test results to ensure the potency and purity of the oil. Avoid black market carts as they carry more health risks.
Setting and mindset
When trying delta 9 carts, it’s recommended to be in a comfortable, familiar environment with people you trust in case you feel overwhelmed. Have water and snacks nearby and clear your schedule for the day. Go in with an open, positive mindset. Don’t fight the effects. Put on your favorite music or funny show. Avoid stressful situations or topics of conversation. Start with just a few puffs until you determine tolerance. Remember you always take more but can’t undo taking too much. Stay safe and enjoy the experience!