If you desire to get your Delta 8 THC effects using the quickest delivery of results possible, then a Delta 8 THC inhalant is for you. Inhalants bypass the normal digestion processes required with edibles and tinctures, and they deliver the Delta 8 THC through the bronchial tubes in your lungs, straight into your bloodstream. It is definitely an effective delivery system. However, it only takes a minute browsing through our inventory of Delta 8 THC products to realize there are many types of inhalants that we, at The Hemp Doctor, offer. To help you make a more informed decision, here is a comparison of the different types of Delta 8 THC inhalants we carry and points to consider about each.
Prerolls are a hand-rolled joint we create for you from your choice of the different strains of hemp flower we carry. Each of these strains has a different terpene profile and various characteristics that cause that strain to deliver a different experience. For example, Hawaiian Haze is a sativa strain that will likely make you social and talkative. However, if you try our Bubba Kush, an indica strain, you will feel completely at ease and dreamy.
Any strain will deliver the effects you are looking for from the Delta 8 THC. It is just the additional experience you get from the different hemp strains that make each unique. If you like the taste and aroma of a good smoke, prerolls are the most convenient way to go.
Moon Rocks and Ice Rocks
Both of these products are CBD hemp flower that has been infused with Delta 8 THC. In addition, the Moon Rocks are coated with CBD/CBG kief, while the Ice Rocks are coated with a 99% CBD distillate.
You can smoke either of these rocks by rolling them alone into a joint, adding them to your favorite hemp flower in your hand-rolled joint, or packing them in a bong. They offer a more intense experience than with a preroll. However, you do not have a choice of strains like you do with prerolls or vapes. Therefore, your experience will not vary. However, you determine how much or how little you use to create your joint, so you decide how intense you wish your results to be.
You have a couple of choices when it comes to vaping your Delta 8 THC. Cartridges are small glass tubes that are screwed onto a vaping battery. You have several choices of strain with the cartridge to have a different experience with each strain. Vape cartridges are convenient and only require a 510 threaded vape battery.
If you are looking for a vape solution that is even more convenient, our new, sleek disposable vape pen is right for you. This is an all-in-one unit combining a full 1 milliliter of your favorite vape oil with a rechargeable battery. You also have a choice of strains with this one. In addition, this is a disposable unit, so once the vape oil is finished, you simply throw away the entire vape pen and start with a fresh one.
Concentrates are exactly what the name implies – they are a concentrated form of Delta 8 THC. Concentrates are created by distilling the hemp oil extract down to a solid form. Different techniques are employed toward the end of the process to make the final distillate’s physical appearance and texture unique. For example, we offer three different concentrates:
- Shatter – This is a clear, hard distillate that is easily breakable and has the consistency of peanut brittle.
- Crumble – This is an opaque-looking distillate that has the look and consistency of crumbled feta cheese.
- Diamonds – This is a crystallized form of distillate from a high terpene sauce.
Concentrates are dabbed using a dab rig. This creates the most intense Delta 8 THC experience above any other type of inhalant. However, this inhalant method requires a specialized setup for you to enjoy the experience. This is what you would need to dab one of our concentrates.
- A Rig – This looks like a bong with a mouthpiece at the top and an open “throat” toward the bottom.
- A Nail – This is generally made of glass and consists of a glass tube with a “bucket” at one end and a “nail” at the other end that fits into the throat of the rig. The standard term for the nail is a “quartz banger.”
- A Carb Cap – This is a small lid that fits onto the bucket of the nail. It’s not essential, but it does help to regulate airflow.
- A Dabber – This is a small metal rod that’s only a couple of inches long with either a small spoon or spade at one end.
- A Torch – This is a hand-held torch, usually butane, and is normally used to light cigars or caramelize a crème Brulee.
Once you assemble your dab rig by inserting the nail into the rig, the way dabbing works is that you first use your torch to heat the bucket of your nail for about 45 seconds. Once the bucket is hot, you dab a small amount of concentrate from its container using your dabber, then transfer it to the inside of the bucket and begin to inhale. The dab will melt against the side of the bucket and cause a vapor. Rotate your dabber until the dab is completely melted, then place the carb cap on the bucket and continue to inhale.
Note that while this will deliver the most intense Delta 8 THC experience, you have to be very careful when dabbing as the nail becomes very hot and it is easy to get burned.
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If you still have questions as to which Delta 8 THC inhalant may be right for you, do not hesitate to give us a call or use our convenient contact form to get in touch with us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our inhalants or any of our other products.
The term solvents is derived from the Latin word that roughly means “to loosen.” In chemistry, solvents are the name of a broad group of chemicals used to dissolve, suspend, or extract material from its source, usually without changing the chemical makeup of either the original material or the solvent.
In the hemp-derived product industry, solvents are used to extract CBD and other cannabinoids from the original hemp plant material. Learning about how these solvents are used and how products are tested once they are created will give you a better understanding of the process. It could also help you guard against purchasing unhealthy items if you use hemp-based products that feature cannabinoids like CBD and Delta 8 THC.
The Solvent Extraction Methods
Two solvent extraction methods are commonly used to release the phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil from the harvested hemp plant.
The Chemical Solvent Extraction Method
The chemical solvent extraction method uses a common liquid solvent – like ethanol, alcohol, or isopropyl – to remove the hemp oils rich in cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids from the plant matter. First, hemp flowers and plant trimmings are soaked in the solvent. The solvent then disintegrates the plant’s natural waxes, leaving behind only the beneficial hemp oil. The plant matter is then filtered out of the mixture to separate it from the hemp oil further. The final step is an evaporation process that eliminates the residual solvent remaining in the mixture, leaving nothing behind but the concentrated cannabinoid oil.
The Hydrocarbon Solvent Extraction Method
Butane or propane is used in the hydrocarbon extraction method because of its low boiling point. This allows the extraction to take place without a higher heat that may harm the delicate terpenes in the hemp extract. The extraction process follows the following steps:
Step 1: The cold, liquified hydrocarbon (or blend of hydrocarbons) washes over the hemp plants. The hydrocarbon then works to dissolve the cannabinoids, terpenes, lipids, and waxes within the plant.
Step 2: There may be additional refining methods in step two, depending on the final product that is to be created.
Step 3: After the extraction and additional refinements have been completed. The solution goes into a collection chamber where most of the solvent is removed and collected for use again in the next extraction cycle.
Step 4: The extracted hemp oil solution goes through an additional purging process to eliminate any remaining hydrocarbons. Once this is completed, the remaining phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil is ready to be made into a final product.
Because this method uses propane, butane, or other explosive gases, it is the most dangerous of the extraction processes and requires specialized equipment in highly controlled environments.
How Delta 8 THC Is Created
Delta 8 THC is found in less than 1% of the adult hemp plant. Therefore, unlike CBD, you would need to process a significantly large number of hemp plants to get even a small amount of Delta 8 THC. D8 must be created in mass quantities for it to be economically viable. To do this, common and more abundant cannabinoids like CBD have to be converted into Delta 8 THC through a chemical process. This process also includes the use of solvents. Here are the most commonly used steps that are followed to create D8 THC.
Steps Used in Converting CBD into Delta 8 THC
Step 1: The process starts with a CBD isolate. This isolate then must be dissolved into a solvent. The conversion requires a non-polar organic solvent like heptane, which is an alkane.
Step 2: Acid is added to the solvent mixture and stirred. The mixture’s temperature must be maintained at 100 degrees Celsius and continually stirred for up to 18 hours. Lewis acids such as p-toluenesulfonic acid and hydrochloric acid are the most popular choices for this step.
Step 3: Once the reaction is completed and the solution turned to Delta 8 THC, it is washed to neutralize the solution. One of the most common washing solutions is sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3).
The Importance of Testing
When you understand what solvents are and how they are used in common extraction methods and processes, these solvents and chemicals can potentially remain in the final product. It takes painstaking steps to extract the cannabinoid solution properly and then remove all solvents, no matter the type. Unfortunately, not all processors pay close enough attention, and residual solvents or hydrocarbons end up in the final product.
The hemp-derived product industry has no government oversight from the FDA or any other agency to compound this problem. This means that there is no monitoring of the purity of the products or the accuracy of those products’ labeling. The only way for the consumer to be protected is for the distributors to have their products tested by an independent laboratory. Third-party lab testing not only reports any toxins in the final product but also confirms the potency of that product. By inspecting this lab report, a consumer could protect their health by confirming the absence of toxins. Still, they could also verify that the potency of the cannabinoids and other elements displayed on the label are actually in the product. Sadly, many CBD and Delta 8 THC distributors choose not to have their products tested for financial or more unscrupulous reasons.
We Believe in Independent Laboratory Testing
At The Hemp Doctor, we are aware of the possibility that various extraction methods and processes may leave unwanted residual solvents, chemicals, or toxins behind. This is why we insist on having everything in our inventory tested by a third-party laboratory. We want to ensure that our products are pure and contain nothing but the natural ingredients you expect in a holistic wellness product.
But we go one step further. We at The Hemp Doctor make the Certificate of Analysis (COA) available to you, our loyal clients. The COA is the report issued from the laboratory that proves the absence of any solvents. It also shows the lack of other toxins and the product’s potency. We invite you to protect your health by inspecting our reports. We at The Hemp Doctor are providing you with only the purest hemp products on the market today. You can also confirm that our products contain exactly the potency shown on the label with our lab reports.
The popularity of Delta 8 THC has brought many new types of D8 THC products to the market. Now there are Delta 8 THC edibles, softgels, and hemp flower products to enjoy. But in addition to these wonderful products are the availability of tinctures and vape products.
At first glance, the vape distillate found in Delta 8 THC cartridges and Delta 8 tincture oil look very similar. One may be tempted to refill their vaping cartridge with tincture oil, for example. But these products contain two different product types of D8 for two specifically different purposes. The following is a summary of the differences between these two products and why they are not interchangeable.
Delta 8 THC Tincture Oil vs. Delta 8 THC Vape Distillate
Delta 8 THC and all other cannabinoids are oil soluble. Therefore, to be more effective and more easily absorbed into the bloodstream, the main cannabinoid found in the oil is mixed with a carrier oil. These carrier oils are usually natural and easily digested, such as grape seed oil, extra virgin olive oil, or MCT oil. This type of oil will absorb easily under the tongue and then passes well through the digestive tract once swallowed.
The carrier oils serve other purposes as well. For example, they extend the shelf life of the phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil that is within the tincture. Think of how long that bottle of olive oil lasts in your pantry. Because our Delta 8 THC is combined with a carrier oil, your Delta 8 THC tincture is still effective for up to two years with proper storage.
Even though the vaping mechanism you use may initially seem to work with the tincture, the oils used for tinctures are not meant to be vaped. They are a heavy oil that will not absorb into your lungs but merely lay on the surface of your lung lining, which could lead to lipoid pneumonia. The bottom line is that you should never try to vape tincture oil under any circumstances.
Vape oils are actually not oils at all, and not all vape carts use vape oil. For example, at The Hemp Doctor, we use a D8 distillate with no carrier oil in our vape carts. We believe this provides a cleaner vaping experience and a better taste.
Unlike oil, these substances are easily absorbed into the lungs. They also are made to evaporate when vaping, where oils found in tinctures do not readily evaporate in your vaping device and will likely cause it to clog.
The distillate is a concentrated and purified version of the product — so a Delta 8 distillate is a more pure and potent version of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Distillates are safe to consume in many forms, dab it, vape it, drink it, or wear it. However, creating a D8 distillate is an intense process, which can make the finished product expensive. In addition, when you eat or drink it, because it isn’t bound in a carrier oil, you may not absorb as much of the cannabinoids compared to a tincture.
Ease of Use
Another difference between Delta 8 THC tinctures and vape distillate is the ease at which these products are used. Tinctures must be measured first before placing the drops under the tongue. Therefore, finding the right dosage for your Delta 8 THC tincture will take some trial and error as well as some initial calculations. Once the correct dose is determined, however, they are fairly easy to use.
Vape carts do not require trial and error to determine the correct dose. The user merely continues puffing on the vaping device until the desired effect is realized. Unless you use one of our Delta 8 Disposable 1ml Vape pens, vaping does require that the user have other components such as a vaping battery, which must be charged before use. However, once the battery is charged and assembled with the vape cart, vape pens are extremely easy and convenient to use.
Effectiveness: Speed of Impact
Whenever you use tincture oil, the tincture is first absorbed through the capillaries under your tongue. While this is a faster delivery method than swallowing an edible, it still takes about a half-hour before the first benefits are felt from a tincture. The rest of the tincture is then swallowed and passes through the digestive tract, which will then deliver it into your bloodstream. Again, this process takes about two hours before you begin feeling the effects of swallowing the tincture.
Vaping Delta 8 THC, on the other hand, pulls the phytocannabinoid-rich vapor into your lungs, where the bronchi then absorb it and deliver it directly into the bloodstream. By inhaling the Delta 8 THC, you feel the effects of vaping in a matter of minutes. Your body also absorbs at least 10% more Delta 8 THC through your lungs than when it is ingested.
Effectiveness: Longevity of Benefits
The stomach may take longer to digest tincture oil, but when it does, the stomach is good at retaining the Delta 8 THC inside of the body. The effects of Delta 8 THC through tincture oils can be felt upwards of four to six hours, making it about 2 hours more than what vaping can offer. It may only absorb 25%-35% of the Delta 8 THC instead of vaping, which absorbs 40% to 55% of the cannabinoid, but what it lacks in dosage, it makes up for longevity. If you are looking for something that will last in your system, tincture oil is the way to go.
So this difference in the impact and longevity of the two oils can be simplified in this way: If you want to feel stronger effects for a shorter period, you would likely prefer to vape your Delta 8 THC. However, if you’re OK with feeling slightly weaker effects but for a more extended period, then tincture oil is preferred.
We Have Many Types of Delta 8 THC at The Hemp Doctor!
Whether you are looking for a great selection of D8 vaping carts or D8 tinctures, we have them at The Hemp Doctor. We encourage you to shop with us or contact us today with any questions you may have.
Did you know that THC is a family of different compounds called analogs? It is completely reasonable if this is new information, as most people have only one thought when they hear “THC” — marijuana. That’s because when individuals use marijuana and experience the mind-altering euphoria known as feeling high, THC is the compound that causes that feeling. The THC family has numerous analogs, but today we’ll just be looking at Delta 8 and Delta 9.
Many people don’t realize that THC is actually a category of compounds, not a single one, and each analog of the THC family has a different impact on the body. Your curiosity may have been piqued lately if you have heard about wellness products featuring Delta 8 THC, as it is relatively new to stores and health shops. To help you understand exactly what these wellness products are and what they are capable of, we first have to distinguish the different types of THC. Let’s get started.
What Is Delta 9 THC?
Delta 9 THC is one of many THC analogs. This particular analog has some unique components, but most notably, it has a five-term side alkyl chain, which, in layman’s terms, means it more effectively binds to receptors in the brain. Because of their ability to bind to receptors on a microscopic level, longer chains have a greater psychoactive impact on the body and brain, resulting in individuals experiencing mind-altering side effects or the psychoactive effects commonly associated with marijuana.
Because of those effects, Delta 9 THC is the most notorious analog of THC. Unfortunately, it is also the easiest to yield, as plants in the cannabis family (hemp and marijuana) tend to contain higher levels naturally.
What Is Delta 8 THC?
Unlike its analog sibling, Delta 8 THC is difficult to yield high amounts because it is only found in about 1% of the hemp plant. Structurally, the compound is considered a double bond isomer of Delta 9 – meaning it has many of the same components, but they are arranged differently. The difference has a drastic impact on the way the body reacts to Delta 8 THC, including the compound being significantly less psychoactive instead.
Delta 8 interacts in ideal harmony with the body and the endocannabinoid system, delivering numerous benefits to individuals who need natural support but prefer holistic solutions over mind-altering ones. Like Delta 9, Delta 8 THC can be extracted from plants in the cannabis family, including hemp and marijuana.
Delta 9 vs. Delta 8 – Uses and Legality
Because of its mind-altering reputation, Delta 9 THC is used less frequently as a lifestyle solution, as its legality varies from state to state. In addition, many consumers do not prefer the psychoactive side effects the compound produces.
Delta 8 THC, however, is already developing quite a positive reputation in the lifestyle industry for the many benefits it offers, without the euphoric side effect.
Many people love Delta 8 THC Vape Cartridges and Delta 8 THC edibles, which both deliver unmatched benefits without uncomfortable, mind-altering effects.
Of course, once individuals learn about these two THC analogs, they immediately question their legality. If you have questions, here’s everything you need to know:
✔ In 2018, The Farm Bill passed, which made all hemp derivatives (including compounds, isomers, analogs, and more) completely legal for purchase and consumption. The only caveat is that the products should contain no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC.
✗ In the United States, derivatives of marijuana are not legal.
✔ Because hemp derivatives are federally legal, all Delta 8 THC products derived from hemp containing no more than 0.3% Delta 9 are completely legal to purchase and consume.
✔ While shopping, it is important to only shop with retailers who offer proof that their products are derived from hemp and independent third-party lab reports to show you how much Delta 9 THC is present in your product.
When you shop with The Hemp Doctor, America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary, you can rest assured that your hemp-derived compound is 100% compliant with the law and completely safe to use. As hemp experts, we guarantee your satisfaction with our industry-leading hemp-derived products, including one of our best sellers, the Delta 8 THC Vape Cartridge!
The Hemp Doctor: America’s Premier Hemp Retailer
There are numerous retailers selling hemp, CBD, CBG, and other hemp-derived products. However, you can’t always be sure that those products are trustworthy and safe to use. Additionally, only a few exclusive retailers offer consumers high-quality Delta 8 THC products, as the elusive compound can be challenging to yield high amounts.
At The Hemp Doctor, we are ahead of the curve on all hemp products, so of course, we give our customers exclusive access to the new show-stopper: Delta 8 THC. This is in addition to several other cutting-edge hemp-derived products for your everyday wellness and enjoyment.
We offer unparalleled premium products which are always:
- Organically grown
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Certified Kosher
- Highly bioavailable
- Third-party lab tested for purity and quality assurance
- Free of harsh chemicals, metals, molds, and pesticides
- 100% money-back guaranteed
In our wide product inventory, you can find both broad-spectrum and full-spectrum products. Full-spectrum products contain a phytocannabinoid-rich hemp extract, which features many hemp-derived compounds that work harmoniously in the body to deliver multiplying benefits, including up to 0.3% Delta 9 THC (a minuscule amount that complies with the law and does not produce psychoactive side effects). Broad-spectrum products contain a similar rich extract, but we remove all detectable traces of Delta 9 THC for those consumers who prefer not to consume the compound.
If you are curious why Delta 8 THC has become the newest must-have wellness product, you are not alone. You can shop at The Hemp Doctor and begin reaping all of the benefits of Delta 8 or any of the other fast-acting, premium hemp products in our inventory! Start shopping online now, or visit us in Mooresville, North Carolina, to shop in our store. We’d love to meet you and help you pick the perfect Hemp Doctor product to make your days more enjoyable. Visit us today!
There is one thing you can say about an item that is in high demand: It inspires innovation. Whenever a particular product type becomes popular, manufacturers are inspired to create different, more effective versions of that product. Automobiles, appliances, and many other items have changed the demand for better versions of those products increases. It is no different with Delta 8 THC inhalants. That’s why we’re introducing our new Delta 8 Disposables!
New Delta 8 Disposables!
Welcome to the evolution of Delta 8 THC inhalants! First, there was hemp flower. Smoking hemp fortified with Delta 8 THC gave the user a pleasant experience but wasn’t very convenient. Then there were vape cartridges. Much more convenient, but you have separate batteries to keep charged. Now, Delta 8 THC inhalants have taken another step forward with the introduction of the Delta 8 Disposable 1ml Vape!
Sleek and efficient, this beauty packs 1 milliliter of vape distillate of your favorite Delta 8 THC strain in a self-contained, disposable unit. The small size and slim width of the unit make it easy to carry in your purse or pocket, so it’s easy to grab and take with you wherever you go. This disposable is also rechargeable with any Micro-USB charger, so you don’t have to worry about running out of battery before you run out of juice.
The real beauty of these Delta 8 Disposables is in their efficiency and sleek design that makes vaping worry-free. You don’t have to worry about paper or grinders as you do with hemp flower. And you don’t have the smoke that may offend others around you as you do with prerolls. You also don’t have to make sure you have the right battery size for the cartridge like you do with vapes. No, you have a complete worry-free, all-in-one unit where there’s nothing left to do but enjoy it.
Each Delta 8 Disposable unit comes fully charged and fully loaded with your favorite distillate – ready for you to enjoy. It is inhale activated, so it’s ready when you are, and boasts a 280 mAh battery, which is plenty of power for such a compact unit. The great news is you don’t have to worry about buying and maintaining a separate battery. You also don’t have to worry about your battery dying unexpectedly as you do with traditional vape pens where the battery is separate from the cart. Instead, you simply throw the unit away and get a fresh one. In addition to its other features, this vape pen also contains a ceramic core for a soft, smooth vape with every hit.
But one of the best things about our Delta 8 Disposable 1ml Vape is the price. For not much more than a vape cartridge, you can purchase the entire no-hassle unit and never have to worry about anything but making time to enjoy a satisfying Delta 8 THC vape. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
Delta 8 THC Hemp Strains
Now that you’re convinced that you need to try our Delta 8 Disposables, your next step is to decide on the strain of Delta 8 THC hemp that’s right for you. Of course, you’re going to get the same potent Delta 8 THC benefits from any of these strains that come loaded in our disposable vapes. Still, each variety also carries other terpenes that will affect the flavor of the vape and the way it makes you feel. So here are the options you get to look forward to:
This sativa strain features tropical flavors with the strong influence of pineapple. It is known for its mellowing qualities mixed with a high-energy euphoria. This one is great for the daytime and will keep you as happy as you would be on the beach in Hawaii.
Sour Diesel is a cross between Chemdawg and Super Skunk, so the pungent flavor profile is diesel. However, this sativa strain produces a dreamy effect that is also energizing, and users have reported great relief from disquiet and unrest with this strain.
This is a sativa-dominant hybrid and is a cross between Train Wreck and Hawaiian. You will absolutely love the heavy citrus flavor with elements of pineapple and earthy pine. The effects are energetic, long-lasting, and will leave you feeling alert and creative.
Runtz is a hybrid strain of Zkittlez and Gelato, so its aroma is like a fresh-opened candy bag. It has a fruity flavor profile to make you smile, and its creamy smoke is delightful. You’re going to really enjoy the experience of vaping runtz as well as its euphoric and uplifting effects.
This is an indica cross between Larry OG and Granddaddy Purple. It has the delicious smell of blueberry muffins and grape candy. Purple punch is our only indica offering. This strain is heavily sedating, so be ready for a punch that will land you couch-locked for at least a little while.
With so many to choose from, you can switch them up. Have a different experience every time you’re ready for a little Delta 8 THC magic.
We Have It All at The Hemp Doctor!
At The Hemp Doctor, we are always looking for new and exciting products to add to our already vast inventory of CBD and Delta 8 THC items. These new Delta 8 THC Disposable 1ml Vapes are just one example of how we strive to give you plenty of options when exploring the wellness benefits of hemp-based products.
So if you are looking for a different type of Delta 8 THC or CBD product to supplement your vape or smoke enjoyment, then we have you covered. Let’s take, for example, that while you love your vape when you’re out on the town, you need something convenient during work hours. If that’s the case, we’d like to suggest something from our line of tinctures. We offer full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD and Delta 8 THC tinctures and even tinctures that feature a powerful combination of cannabinoids like our High Octane oil.
If tinctures aren’t exactly right as a supplement for you, then we would suggest something from our dizzying array of edibles. We’ve got lots of full-spectrum CBD gummies as well as Delta 8 THC gummy worms, sours, rings, wedges, and bears (oh my!). So you are bound to find something to help you get your daily dose of cannabinoids while putting a big smile on your face.
Shop with The Hemp Doctor today!