How Do Delta 8 THC Edibles Work?

You’ve probably noticed by now that at Binoid, our catalog is constantly growing as more and more cannabinoids are discovered from the hemp plant.  Many of our favorite cannabinoids are available in edible form, either as capsules or gummies.

When you eat a Delta 8 THC edible, your body breaks down the Delta 8 where it reacts with your CB1 and CB2 receptors to give the high feeling you expect from THC. Delta 8 edibles are not as strong as Delta 9 THC edibles, but they work in the same way with similar high effects.

While each product highlights a distinctive cannabinoid in the plant, with its own one-of-a-kind psychoactive effects, there are some common practices that are best to follow regardless of the cannabinoid itself when consuming edibles, to ensure that you get as much satisfaction out of your experience as possible.  That being said, follow these tips if you want to maximize your edibles routine for nothing but pure, powerful cannabinoid-induced bliss.

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#1: Know Your Delta 8 Tolerance

Since edibles do contain psychoactive cannabinoids, you always want to be completely aware of your tolerance so that you can reach just the right level of being high.  What this means is considering your past experience with psychoactive cannabinoids and knowing how sensitive you are to their effects.  For example, if you find that you get very high from delta 8 THC, one of the milder THC compounds, then you don’t want to take in a massive dose of THC-P, the strongest cannabinoid out there, or else you can get higher than what you’re actually comfortable with. 

Similarly, if you’re used to something very potent like HHC-P, then you’ll want to make sure you take enough of your product to get high enough.  Read the dosage instructions on the label of your edibles, which can offer the best guidance for how much you should consume of a certain product.

#2: Store Your Delta 8 THC Edibles Properly

Another thing that you always want to keep in mind is that with any hemp product, proper storage is paramount.  It may not seem like it’s that consequential, but the bottom line is that if you’re storing your edibles incorrectly, they’re going to lose their effectiveness faster than you’ll have time to finish all of them. 


With any hemp product, you want to store it in a dark, dry and cool place at all times, like a cabinet, drawer or area of your closet.  And, you want to make sure that the THC product is always kept in an airtight seal of some kind, whether that be its original packaging or some type of airtight container.

#3: Understand How Delta 8 Edibles Work 

Edibles are a one-of-a-kind product type, using the delivery method of ingestion to produce their psychoactive effects.  There are two key things you need to be aware of with edibles: one is that it can take up to 2 hours before the effects kick in, and the other is that the effects can last for up to 8 hours.  What this means is that you shouldn’t expect to start feeling high right away, because the product needs to work its way through the digestive system before taking effect at all. 

A common mistake is waiting an hour and taking a second dose because you’re not feeling anything.  This could backfire as you can easily get too high once all of those doses start kicking in.  Be patient, and take note, that the exact onset time can vary based on how your digestive system works.  We recommend taking edibles on an empty stomach, which will help them absorb and take effect faster.

#4: Consider the Cannabinoid (Delta 8) Itself

You always want to consider the cannabinoid that’s infused into the edible, rather than choosing one randomly without knowing much about it.  We carry a large number of cannabinoids here at Binoid, and it would be a mistake to just assume that any two cannabinoids are going to give you basically the same type of high.  You’ll do yourself a big favor by reading up on Binoid’s website about the distinctive effects of each cannabinoid in terms of its high, as well as any other potential benefits that it can have. 


Two cannabinoids that may sound similar in name can produce dramatically different highs, and everyone deserves the high that best suits their unique needs, tolerance and goals.  For example, THC-P’s high can be phenomenally potent and euphoric, not to mention psychedelic, while delta 8’s high is known for being extremely calming and mellow, and milder than delta 9 THC.

#5: Time Your Delta 8 Edible Dose Wisely

There’s no such thing as a “bad” time to enjoy a hemp edible, but at the same time, maybe getting really high just before an important work meeting isn’t the best way to enjoy it.  Especially as you’re still new to edibles, it’s best to save it for a time when you have a clear schedule for a few hours, so that you can sit back and really enjoy the psychoactive effect that washes over you. 

We always recommend trying a new edibles product for the first time when you know that you have nowhere to be for a little while, and even trying to find a relaxing way to spend your time like watching your favorite TV show, going on a nature walk or listening to your favorite music.

#6: Consider What Else May Be in Your System

Another thing that often gets overlooked is whether or not you have something else in your body that affects your nervous system, and how this can influence your high.  For example, taking a psychoactive cannabinoid when you have an alcohol buzz can dramatically alter the high you feel, since alcohol can make you feel more stimulated once the cannabinoids and terpenes kick in, or make you feel groggier to the point that you want to go to bed.  The same goes for coffee, and even sugar. 

Because we want you to get the most out of your edibles, we at Binoid always suggest trying a new product on its own the first time, with nothing else in your system to interfere with the experience of pure, hemp bliss.

#7: Explore the Full Variety of Edible Types Out There

When we think of edibles, the first thing that always comes to mind is gummies.  Gummies are, without a doubt, the most popular category of edibles, because they’re easy to take, delicious and effective.  But, you can also find cannabinoid-infused cookies, brownies, caramels, lollipops, and even capsules, beverages and more.  Feel free to give other types of edibles a try to enjoy even more ways to ingest the cannabinoids that you love.

#8: Pay Attention to the Ingredients

As a rule of thumb, you should always read the full list of ingredients before purchasing an edible.  In general, edibles contain more ingredients than other hemp products, and so there’s more opportunities for lower-quality companies to sneak in a bunch of additives and filler ingredients that you probably want to avoid.  Beyond that, you want to carefully look through the ingredients to make sure that you’re not consuming something you’re allergic to, while also looking for a vegan edible if you maintain a vegan diet and lifestyle.  Fortunately, Binoid offers a wide selection of vegan gummies.

#9: Determine the Goals You Have with Edibles

It’s always in your best interest to set a specific goal when taking a new hemp product, like a cannabinoid-infused edible.  This way, you’ll be able to finetune your routine to better reach that goal.  For example, if you want to use edibles for sleep, then you’ll want to take the product about an hour before bedtime. 

If you want to use edibles for a bust of creativity in the afternoon, then you’ll want to take that edible during your more productive hours, and then come up with the perfect dosage amount to give you that creativity burst without getting you so intoxicated that you just wanna lay down and take a nap.

Maximize Your Edibles High Here at Binoid 

The bottom line is that while taking edibles is a simple practice, there are different ways that you can better ensure nothing but intense satisfaction, by doing things like reading up on different cannabinoids, choosing the best time to take a product and keeping your tolerance in mind when dosing.  Now, all you need to do is choose from our selection of tasty, highly effective edibles and follow the tips above for a high that’s as gratifying as can be.  And, when you do end up finding an edible that satisfies your needs, that doesn’t mean that you need to stop there. 

We offer a large selection of edibles at Binoid, each offering a one-of-a-kind cannabinoid, not to mention different milligram strengths, flavors and more.  Consider exploring our selection and giving all kinds of edibles a try – you may be surprised by just how many can fit perfectly into a different part of your daily or weekly routine.

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