You’ve likely heard of THC, and maybe have some ideas about what it can do. But are all THC products created equal? Does THC oil get you high?
How THC oil stacks up
When it comes to THC products, there are a lot of options out there, and even more variations of these options. There are tons of flavors, strains, hybrids, and more to explore. THC oil in particular is perfect for a fast-acting experience, especially if you take it sublingually or even mix it into a beverage. You can also use THC oil as you would any other oil. However, uses will also depend on the carrier oil as well. Carrier oils aren’t meant to “dilute” THC oil as you may think. In fact, they’re an important part in ensuring that the product is formulated correctly. Common carrier oils for THC and CBD products include MCT (coconut) oil, hemp oil, olive oil, and avocado oil. You can even make THC-infused butter.
Why THC affects you
THC in itself is highly psychoactive. So, yes, anything with THC in it will get you high. However, THC can affect your mind and body in different ways in both the short and long term. This will also vary depending on how much THC you consume as well as what form you consume, as we discussed above. If you’re thinking of that 0.3% THC number you see everywhere — meaning the maximum delta 9 content something can have to remain federally legal — this is a different story. There is almost zero chance that 0.3% THC will cause any psychoactive effects. This is why CBD products are not considered psychoactive.
What THC does to your mind and body
So, what does THC do to you? Individual experiences vary, and it may even come down to your stress level when you consume it as well as other things like how much you’ve eaten or slept. In brief, consuming THC oil or anything with THC in it will likely result in:
- Red or puffy eyes
- Increased heart rate
- Changes in breathing
- Altered perception of time
- Altered or distorted vision
- Strange thoughts or hallucinations
- Increased appetite
- Impaired speech and motor function
- Different body sensations
How long it takes to kick in
Of course, we should also note that sublingual or smoking methods of consuming THC will have the quickest effects. This is sometimes helpful, as it’s easier to tell when you’ve consumed enough product. However, this also makes it easy to overdo it at times, too. Edibles, on the other hand, may take anywhere from an hour or two to kick in. As you can imagine, people who are less experienced with edibles may take more product before their first dose kicks in — leaving them more prone to overindulgence.
THC oil benefits
If you’re wanting to read more of the research behind THC oil and what medical professionals are saying, be sure to check out our post, THC oil benefits. In brief, THC can combat pain, anxiety, nausea, and more — both mild and extreme, depending on your dosage and concerns. Of course, you should consult a health or cannabis professional prior to use, especially if you’re new to the product.
Other THC options
For example, if you’re not finding relief with CBD, but you aren’t quite ready to try THC, you may consider delta 8 THC, another cannabis derivative. That being said, you may not like how THC makes you feel — delta 8 THC is a little different (and you just might love it). You can shop delta 8 products here. It’s all about finding the right formula and cannabis product for you, and it may take some time. Meanwhile, we’ll be here with more THC content. Good luck!