A Guide to Delta-8 THC Strains for New Users and Beginners
Delta-8 THC, the all-natural, hemp-derived cannabinoid that’s overtaken the world over the past few years, is loved by users everywhere for many reasons, none more so than the smooth and subtle buzz it creates. For years, if not decades, people across the globe suffered at the hands of a system that denied them simple pleasures. The chief among them was the ability to enjoy the all-embracing experience of cannabinoids. But today, thanks to Delta-8 THC, that’s no longer a problem. Delta-8 THC is a bold, brash, and beautiful cannabinoid that uplifts the mind and spirit — and it’s entirely, utterly, 100% legal.
Still, if the only thing a new or potential user knows about Delta-8 THC is that it gives users a buzz, then there’s a whole world of experiences that they’re missing. Beginners new to the idea of a legal buzz through cannabinoids should now know about different brands, types, strengths, and more.
And perhaps most importantly, new Delta-8 THC users should learn all they can about the strains available to them.
Why are strains so important? The strain of Delta-8 THC you choose can affect so much, from your mood, to how you physically feel to more. Some strains make you feel happy, euphoric, and giddy, while others will have you feeling relaxed and chill. Still, others will bring on a rush of creativity, while some will let you finally catch some much-needed Zs. The last thing you want is to take an energetic strain while trying to get some sleep or vice-versa. That’s why, here at Diamond CBD, we cultivate each strain with precision, send it out to a third party for testing, and do rigorous product reviews to make sure your purchase is everything you want it to be.
And that’s also why we’ve put together this handy little guide, something we’re calling a guide to Delta-8 THC hemp flower strains for beginners — or new users, or whatever you prefer to call yourself. We know diving into the world of Delta-8 THC whole flower products can be overwhelming for a newbie, and we’re here to help. We don’t want you to be confused when you see names like Sour Diesel, Lifter, Skywalker, and more. Because buying Delta-8 THC should be fun at its core.
So, as we always like to say here at Diamond CBD, sit back and relax. Let’s have some fun, learn a little history and science, and open our minds. Here’s a guide to Delta-8 THC strains for new users and beginners.
A Primer on Delta-8 THC for New Users and Beginners
You’ve decided to step up into the world of Delta-8 THC, but you have absolutely no idea where to begin. Maybe you’re new to hemp-derived products altogether, or perhaps you’re an experienced CBD user who’s looking for something with a little bit of a kick to make your days and evenings more enjoyable. Whatever your reasons are for trying Delta-8 THC, you need some information before making your first purchase.
For starters, what type of product do you plan on purchasing? Maybe beginners like to start with Delta-8 Gummies, as they find them an accessible entryway into this world. Hemp-derived Delta-8 THC Gummies are not only easy to use and can be taken with you anywhere but are also a little less potent, giving new users time to acclimate themselves to this amazing cannabinoid. Edibles, in general, are a bit more subtle as they take more time to process through the body.
But there’s so much else you can try as well, including Delta-8 THC tinctures, candies, capsules, shots, and more. However, should you prefer to do things the classic way and either vape or smoke your Delta-8 THC, then a whole new world will open up to you.
You probably already know about terms like Indica and Sativa from all the talk of cannabis in the news these days. In general, Indicas have a higher CBD content while producing a more relaxing, calming feeling. Conversely, Sativas are quite euphoric, producing an energetic and creative feel. Although most people do associate these terms with cannabis, they are more than appropriate for hemp and hemp-derived Delta-8 THC products, as we shall soon see.
The other thing we should note, which most of you already know, is that Delta-8, much like its cousin Delta-9, causes a psychotropic high. But unlike the latter, Delta-8 THC is federally legal. How is this possible? Since Delta-8 is derived from hemp, which was made legal in the Farm Bill passed a few years ago, anything derived from hemp is also legal. Still, there is a difference.
Delta-8 THC is smoother and much more subtle than Delta-9 THC. It leaves users with a clear head and doesn’t cause any anxiety, unlike cannabis. That being said, with different strains come different effects, especially between Indicas and Sativas. But now that we know that, we’re going to take a look at a few of our favorite strains here at Diamond CBD.
Delta-8 THC Vape Strains for New Users and Beginners
The future is a wonderful thing — and it’s even better considering that we’re living in it right now! It used to be that you had to buy some dusty old flower from who knows where, spend time rolling it up, create a huge haze of smoke, and more. The whole process was a mess, it was time-consuming, and many times it was just plain not fun. Still, many of us look back on those days with some degree of fondness.
But today is different. Today we live in the future, and in the future, we have electronic vaping. It’s clean; it’s sleek; it fits in your pocket. What’s not to love? And the best part? The best part is Delta-8 THC vaping products are available in all of your favorite strains. Even if you’re a new user or beginner, you will marvel at the selection.
So what should a new Delta-8 user choose should they want to vape? Well, there are Delta-8 Pineapple Express vape cartridges. You can experience the distinct flavors of apple, cedar, and pineapple. Pineapple Express, like in our 10X vape cartridges, is an energetic strain. It’s a hybrid of two strains, Trainwreck and Hawaiian, that turns any afternoon into a productive one.
In fact, we have a bunch of tremendous strains available from 10X. One of our favorites is the Indica-dominant Skywalker. It’s an upbeat, uplifting aromatic kush that warms your body all over, allowing you to be at one with the force. It still has a hint of Sativa, meaning it produces both cerebral effects and a warm feeling all over your body. There’s no better way to defeat the Empire.
We also love Green Crack, a fantastic strain that keeps you coming back for more. First off, this strain leaves you feeling upbeat and euphoric all day long. We think of it as a daytime Sativa, one that’s full of energy to help you fight the workday blahs.
Delta-8 THC Whole Flower Strains for New Users and Beginners
Of course, sometimes the future isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. After all, there’s something to be said about the past's slow pace and easygoing attitudes. After all, cannabinoids were easier back in the day — five or 10 dollars went a long way, and along with a good group of friends, you were set for the weekend. Now everything is so polished and clean. It can be overwhelming.
Well, here at Diamond CBD, we’ve brought a bit of that classic feeling back with whole flower hemp Delta-8 THC. It feels like you never left high school, except for the fact that the strain selection is much, much better. For example, you beginners might want to try the smooth and subtle psychotropic buzz of Bubba Kush. It’s a classic Indica strain known for its relaxing effects with the smooth taste of hashish, chocolate, and coffee. Bubba Kush has a relaxing buzz that will take you to the next level.
You may also want to give OG Lifter a try. This classic strain will take you to new heights with a funky, cheesy aroma and a hint of jet fuel. It’s a mix of Suver Haze and Early Resin Bud that will have you feeling great.
Finally, might we recommend the sweet dessert taste of Biscotti for all of those who love cookies? It’s the perfect strain for after dinner, tea time, or a midnight snack. As we note in our descriptions, Biscotti is “a relaxed, euphoric, and happy indica-dominant hybrid created through the crossbreeding of Gelato 25 with Sour Florida OG. Biscotti is a slow toll that comes on throughout the day, allowing your creative juices to simmer and flow. It has the sweet taste of cookies with just a hint of diesel, making this Delta-8 THC hemp flower strain both subtle and potent all in one shot.”
How To Choose a New Strain of Delta-8 THC for Beginners
Choosing the right strain of Delta-8 THC is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a new user, but don’t give up if you get it wrong on the first try. The best thing to do in the beginning is experiment. And while you can always listen to the recommendations of others, don’t take what they say as gospel — figure things out for yourself. What works for one person might not work for you.
If you’re unsure of where to begin, try something that sounds interesting to you in a small quantity. Even if you like it at first, don't forget to give other strains a try. Keep an open mind and be open to new experiences. And if you need any assistance, our customer service team is ready and willing to help.
In the meantime, remember to have fun. Whether you decide to use Delta-8 THC vapes or Delta-8 THC whole flower, these cannabinoids are meant to help you relax. So enjoy, have some fun, and just chill out!