Health and Fitness · September 25, 2022

What is Delta 8 Gummies?



What is Delta 8 THC?

The cannabis plant has hundreds of cannabinoids, such as CBD and THC. Another cannabinoid is Delta 8 THC.

Wait, but what’s THC and how is it different from Delta 8 THC?

THC or Delta-9 THC is the THC you are probably most familiar with. It’s the THC you hear about in marijuana or weed. It’s the cannabinoid that is mostly illegal in the United States, minus a few states who have legalized THC. People have a love and hate relationship with THC, because THC may (not in everyone; each person reacts differently to THC) cause paranoia, elevated anxiety, or dizziness. THC may also make you feel “stoned” which is one reason people have moved to CBD.

So, what is Delta 8 THC?

Delta-8 THC is another cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, but it has a different chemistry component than Delta-9 THC. Due to its chemistry, Delta-8 THC should not make one feel as paranoid, dizzy or stoned. I feel a body high with Delta-8. If you do experience a mind high or stoned feeling from Delta-8 THC you may have taken more than the recommended dose (start small with ~5mg), your product may have more than the legal Delta-9 limit, or you are highly sensitive to THC. Each person reacts differently to Delta-8, so start low (I suggest no more than 10mg your first time). Remember it takes a few hours for a Delta 8 gummy to digest, so do not think it’s not working.

Delta 8 THC may help you with*:

  • Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • And Appetite

I consider Delta 8 THC the light version of Delta 9 THC. Another way to think about is, if you enjoy going out and taking shots, you may like Delta 9 THC. But if you rather but rather sip wine at home, then you want Delta 8 THC.

Are Delta 8 Gummies Safe?

Whether it is Delta 8 or CBD or any other cannabinoid product, it is always important to purchase from a reputable brand and ensure they have third party labs available.  All our Delta 8 gummies are tested not only for chemicals, but also pesticides.  We ensure all our products are safe.  On top of that, we use our own products in our day-to-day life!

How Many Delta 8 Gummies Should I Take?

This will vary from person to person depending on your body weight, genetics, what you’ve eaten, energy levels, etc.  We always suggest to start small and then increase as needed.  However, do not increase on the same day! For example, if you take ¼ of a gummy and don’t feel anything in 10 minutes or 1 hour, do not take more.  It can take up to four hours to feel the effect of the gummy, as it has to go through your digestive system.  Only increase your Delta 8 dose the next day. 

Then continue to increase your dosage until you find your ideal amount, but go slow! 

Delta 8 THC has shown to be*:

  • Less anxiety provoking
  • Less sedating
  • Leave you more clear-headed
  • Relaxing
  • Smoother / less potent than Delta 9 THC
  • a Manageable feeling

What is Delta 8 THC good for?

  • If you find little relief from CBD, but don’t want to use THC
  • Low tolerance for THC
  • Need a stronger way to manage anxiety or pain (that’s not THC)

Do be aware, that Delta 8 THC can have the legal amount of Delta 9 THC under the Farm Bill Act of 2018, which is 0.3%. Which means if you get drug tested, be careful.

Is Delta 8 THC legal?

Yes, Delta 8 is legal in a majority of US states. However, Delta 8 remains illegal in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, and Utah. This list continues so check back!

Can you recommend a safe Delta 8 THC product to try?

Yes, I suggest these Delta-8 THC Vape pens and Delta-8 THC gummies that come in Sativa or Indica. We now also carry a Delta-8 THC/CBD Gummy. One of our newest products for our hookah/shisha lovers is Delta 8 shisha.