While cannabis is still illegal in many states, its extracts like cannabinoids (CBD) are not so due to their non-intoxicating nature, unlike their source plant. This made many people shift to cannabinoid products very quickly, especially since many types of CBD differ in taste, potency and effects, like the popular Delta 8 THC which is popular for its euphoric feeling after consumption. And while many do consume it still in the form of eatables like gummies, it makes many people wonder — Are delta 8 gummies addictive?
Unlike the mother plant itself, all CBD extracted from the cannabis weed is relatively non-intoxicating and not addictive in most cases. However, since they do make give one a euphoric sensation after their consumption, which one can equate to getting ‘high’. The addiction to such a sensation solely depends on the consumer and how much of the gummies they are consuming regularly.
What is addiction?
In simple terms, addiction is dysfunction caused due to our body or brain being used to something for such a long time that it equates it as a ‘reward’ and goes through withdrawal symptoms if not ‘rewarded’ the said activity or substance in a given period.
Since drugs are known for their addictiveness, many people hesitate to use CBDs like Delta 8 THC even though they are not cannabis itself and only a mild derivative of it. And while the medicinal property of the cannabis weed remains intact in Delta 8, the potency of getting high and its addictiveness becomes quite mild and negligible.
Instead, it acts more as a relaxant and herbal pain-relieving medication that can help elevate pain and insomnia by taking a few gummies as eatables just before sleeping.
Can one get addicted to delta 8?
The answer to this question solely depends on the number of gummies one is eating in a day and how frequently. Overdoing anything in excess has bad effects and such is the same for delta 8 gummies — while there are no actual side effects, overeating them can cause one to develop an addiction to it.
That is why one should wait for the CBD in the gummies to kick in before consuming anymore, giving their body the time to absorb the cannabinoid in the sugary treat.
In the end, it is better to not overeat such CBD eatables since while they are safe to consume a large amount of, it is better not to do so. Overdoing anything is bad and thus, caution should be practised while consuming.