Delta 8 THC Jello Shots

With the festive season in full swing and celebrations happening all around us, you’re likely already planning a party. While your family and friends and their spouses and their friends pile into your house, why not impress them with a delicious new take on Delta 8 THC. 

As a host, you’ll want to impress everybody, but board games, your Spotify playlist, or homemade cocktails are no longer surprising to your guests. Now you’ll need to spice things up, and nothing will help you achieve it more than the famous hemp-derived cannabinoid – Delta 8 THC (aka D8 THC). However, there’s something even better than just any Delta 8 THC product your guests can find online, and that’s D8 THC jello shot. Jello shots are always more fun than other homemade drinks: they’re delicious, and luckily super easy to make at home, with just a few ingredients, including premium D8 THC.

Why Delta 8 THC?

Before we head to your kitchen to make the tasty jelly drink, you might wonder why Delta 8 THC drinks will make things more fun, and here’s everything you need to know about the hemp-derived ingredient we’ll use to heat up your party.   

What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 THC is a cannabis-derived compound, which is now exceedingly popular on the hemp-derived market. Hemp is marijuana’s non-psychoactive relative plant, which per the 2018 Farm Bill, is legal when it doesn’t contain more than the 0.3% Delta 9 THC. 

Delta 9 THC is also a cannabis-derived compound, but unlike Delta 8 THC, it comes from marijuana and is federally illegal. If you have ever smoked marijuana and got high, then Delta 9 THC was the reason for your psychoactive experience.

Although they sound similar, Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC are two different compounds that provide significantly different outcomes. D8 THC is a variant of THC with a different molecular structure, but we won’t dive deeper into the chemistry of cannabinoids. More important is that Delta 8 THC is also psychoactive like Delta 9 THC. However, if you tend to experience marijuana’s common side effects like tension, paranoia, irritability, etc., you will be less likely to experience these with Delta 8 THC. The hemp-derived cannabinoid offers 50-70% less psychoactive potency than marijuana and provides a milder, more pleasurable high. 

Is Delta 8 THC Legal?

Do you want to know whether your party will get busted for consuming an illegal compound? When throwing a party where recreational marijuana use isn’t allowed, you’ll want to know about the legality of Delta 8 THC.

D8 THC derives from the federally legal hemp plant. However, its concentrations in hemp reach only 1%, which is not enough for manufacturers to extract sufficient amounts of Delta 8 THC. So instead, they extract CBD from hemp and convert it to Delta 8 THC using isomerization. 

Although Delta 8 THC is made by converting one cannabinoid to another, it’s not a synthetic cannabinoid and is still hemp-derived. Hemp derivatives with up to 0.3% THC are federally legal per the 2018 Farm Bill, so technically, Delta 8 THC is also federally legal. However, some states are more restrictive about the new cannabinoid and restrict its use, regardless of its source. So, before making your D8 THC jello shots make sure the state you live in doesn’t criminalize D8 THC.

Are you ready to take off to a new high from Delta 8 THC and impress your guests with mouth-watering and refreshing jello shots infused with the new famous cannabis compound? Here’s a simple recipe to take your party to the next level, expanding Delta 8 edibles beyond what you can find in a bag.

Delta 8 THC Jello Shot Recipe:

Let’s begin making the delicious drink by selecting the right ingredients. 

Here’s what we’ll need:

  • Jell-O of your choice of flavor and color
  • Vodka
  • Water
  • Delta 8 THC gummies
  • Jello shots plastic pots 

The foundation of the jello shot is flavored Jell-O. It gives the drink its flavor and color. You can use different ones for making a colorful variety of Delta 8 THC jello shots. Use plant-based Jell-O if you want your drink suitable for your vegetarian and vegan guests. 

Vodka is another crucial aspect of your jello shots, but luckily, you don’t need it to be of high-end, and a bottle of smooth Vodka like Absolut will make delicious jello shots.

Here’s how to Make Delta 8 THC Jello Shots:

  1. Add D8 THC gummies to boiling water and stir until dissolved. We recommend a ratio of 100mg of D8 THC gummies to 1 cup of boiling water.
  2. Add Jell-O to boiling water mixture and stir until the mix has dissolved (3oz package).
  3. Mix in Vodka and cold water (1/2 cup each).
  4. Pour the liquid into jello shot containers and place them in the fridge to chill for about 4 hours.
  5. If you want, top the jello shots with whipped cream or sprinkles. Have fun!

How much Delta 8 THC Should I use?

If you use one 3oz Jell-O pack and 100mg of Delta 8 gummies for the recipe, you will have approximately 16 shots, each containing 6.5mg of Delta 8 THC. The perfect dosage depends on each person’s tolerance level.

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THC Questions

Are you a hemp or THC enthusiast? If so, you will probably want to know more about its compounds and new hemp-derived products on the market.

Once a CBD enthusiast, now you want to try other cannabinoids and see how they can affect your body and mind. At the Hemp Doctor, we are hemp enthusiasts too! We constantly adopt the latest developments in the industry and create the most innovative products on the market, so we also have all the answers to the questions you might have while shopping for the new products. 

We have created this guide to shed light on the primary differences and similarities between the newly emerged cannabinoids like HHC, THC-O, and Delta 8 THC, and with the famous psychoactive Delta 9 THC, and here’s everything you need to know.

What is HHC?

HHC stands for hexahydrocannabinol. It’s one of the latest cannabinoids that has reached the hemp-derived market, so the internet is still full of contradictory information about its effects, legality, and production methods.

Chemist Roger Adams – the one we should all thank for isolating  CBD, was also the first chemist to synthesize HHC in his lab. He first extracted Delta 9 THC from the cannabis plant and used hydrogenation to make HHC. The process uses hydrogen, organic compound, and a heavy metal catalyst to synthesize HHC.  

Although it’s been a long time since Adams first synthesized HHC, it has only hit the market recently and is now increasingly popular.

Is HHC a Synthetic Cannabinoid?

Even though creating sufficient amounts of HHC involves a lab process to synthesize it using hydrogenation, it is still not synthetic. That’s because HHC naturally exists in cannabis plants, but its scarcity in the cannabis plant is why manufacturers use advanced methods to acquire usable amounts of cannabinoids. Synthetic cannabinoids are manufactured in labs and do not exist in any plants. Therefore, HHC is not considered a synthetic cannabinoid.

Effects of HHC

HHC produces very similar effects to Delta 9 THC, but as marijuana remains federally illegal, those who can’t legally buy psychoactive cannabis plants opt for hemp derivatives. HHC is stronger than Delta 8 THC but less psychoactive than THC-O. 

What is THC-O?

THC-O, short for tetrahydrocannabinol acetate, is a manufactured analog of THC, meaning it’s a synthetic cannabinoid. THC-O is another cannabinoid becoming a hit on the market, and one of the reasons is its increased potency. THC-O is three times stronger than Delta 9 THC in marijuana. Its popularity is also due to its legality. Manufacturers create THC-O from federally legal hemp with less than 0.3% THC. They begin by extracting CBD from hemp, converting it to Delta 8 THC, and using the organic solvent acetic anhydride to make THC-O. Although lab-made, technically, it’s still hemp-derived, and per federal law, hemp-derivatives with no more than 0.3% THC are legal.

Is THC-O a Synthetic Cannabinoid?

THC-O is an artificial analog of THC, so it’s lab-made and synthetic. However, unlike other famous and dangerous synthetic cannabinoids such as Spice and K2, it’s structurally almost identical to Delta 9 THC. Other synthetic cannabinoids were utterly different from natural cannabis compounds. Therefore, they worked differently and unexpectedly on the human body and mind.

Effects of THC-O

As mentioned above, THC-O is much more potent than Delta 9 THC, so that it can produce a much stronger high than marijuana. That’s why, when you first consume the cannabinoid, start with smaller doses so that you don’t go overboard. Then, wait for its effects for at least 30 minutes, see how it affects your body and mind, and increase the intake if needed to experience desired results.

What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 THC is another famous cannabinoid on the hemp market, but it’s been popular much longer than HHC, and THC-O and Delta 8 THC infused products are widely available. As one of the variants of THC, it shares many similarities with Delta 9 THC but is still notably different in many ways,

There are four primary differences between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC:

  • Chemical Structure
  • Source
  • Legality
  • Effects

Chemical Structure

Delta 8 is one of the naturally-occurring analogs of THC in hemp. It’s structurally almost identical to Delta 9 THC but slightly different. They both have double bonds in their chemical structure, but Delta 9 has it on the 9th carbon chain, while Delta 8 has it on the 8th carbon chain – hence the names.

Source

Delta 8 THC on the market derives from hemp, but it reaches only trace amounts even in mature cannabis plants, so manufacturers use advanced extraction and conversion methods to produce Delta 8. First, they extract CBD from hemp and use an isomerization process to convert CBD to Delta 8 THC. As a result, Delta 8 THC is a hemp-derived compound, while Delta 9 THC in Delta 9 products primarily derives from marijuana, as hemp cannot produce more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC.

Legality

The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp and its derivatives with no more than 0.3% THC federally legal. Therefore, Delta 8 THC is legal per federal law. Still, some states criminalize all THC types, so always check local laws before buying and consuming Delta 8 THC.

Effects

Delta 8 THC produces a marijuana-like high, but its psychoactive potency is almost half of Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 THC results in a milder high, usually without common side effects of marijuana, such as paranoia.

What is Delta 9 THC?

Delta 9 THC is why marijuana gets users high and is probably the superstar of cannabinoids. It primarily derives from marijuana and only has traces (0.3%) in hemp. The low amount of Delta 9 THC is not enough to induce mind-altering symptoms. That’s why hemp is non-psychoactive. However, Delta 9 THC is the primary reason for marijuana’s euphoric feelings and produces its psychoactive effects by interacting with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and activating CB1 receptors in the brain. Delta 9 THC is one of the most abundant cannabinoids in cannabis plants, along with CBD, but it’s federally illegal, unlike the latter.

HHC, THC-O, Delta 8, Delta 9 THC: Differences and Similarities Chart

Name Chemical Structure. (From PubChem) Source Legality Effects
HHC Hemp Federally legal, check local laws Similar to Delta 9 THC; euphoric
THC-O Synthetic, Hemp Federally legal, check local laws 300% stronger psychoactive than Delta 9 THC
Delta 8 THC Hemp Federally legal, check local laws 50% less psychoactive than Delta 9 THC
Delta 9 THC Marijuana Federally illegal, permitted in states where recreational marijuana use is legal. The feeling of high, changes in perception, euphoria, 

Relaxation, Possible Impaired short-term memory, and body movement increase in appetite. 

 

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CBD and Delta 8 THC gummies are now widely available on the market, and although there are countless options you can choose from, you may still find it challenging to find ones that meet all of your needs. For example, perhaps some aren’t the best match for your taste buds, or you don’t want to consume some of the ingredients like sugar, artificial additives, or animal-derived ingredients, or you are looking for more potent gummies. On the other hand, maybe you simply prefer homemade hemp-derived edibles, and if you are a skilled cook, you may want to spend quality time in the kitchen and try making your own CBD and Delta 8 THC gummies. Luckily, making CBD and Delta 8 gummies is simple with the right ingredients and recipes, and here’s everything you need to know for making your homemade hemp-derived gummies.

CBD vs. Delta 8 THC

Before getting started with making your gummies, you may want to decide which compound to use in your homemade edibles. Although both are hemp-derived ingredients, CBD and Delta 8 THC produce different effects on the body and mind.

CBD is a wellness hit, and it’s widely available on the wellness market. Its popularity has been on the rise since the legalization of hemp-derived products. CBD derives from the hemp plant in the cannabis plant family, which, unlike marijuana, doesn’t cause psychoactive and mind-altering symptoms. Instead, it interacts with the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and is not psychoactive.

Delta 8 THC, on the other hand, is an analog of THC – the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Hemp-derived Delta 8 THC is about half as psychoactive as Delta 9 THC in marijuana and produces a smoother high. Both compounds are federally legal per the 2018 Farm Bill when they don’t contain more than 0.3% of Delta 9 THC. However, some U.S. states restrict all types of tetrahydrocannabinol, including Delta 8 THC, so it’s best to check local laws before purchasing and acquiring it.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Now that you’ve decided which compound you’ll use for your gummies let’s begin making the savory hemp-derived edibles. You won’t be using any artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, or even sugar.

Here’s what you need:

Ingredients

  • Fruit Juice
  • Honey (or agave nectar if you want to make vegan gummies)
  • Unflavored Gelatin or Vegan Gelatin such as Agar-Agar
  • CBD/Delta 8 THC oil, tincture, or concentrate

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Mold
  • Storage bags
  • Parchment paper

The first step in making gummies is to heat the juice of your choice in a saucepan.

Choose the juice according to flavor and the desired sweetness. If you want your gummies to taste sour, use green apple, cranberry, green mango, or citrus juice. Use strawberry, pineapple, peach, or similar fruit juice if you want them to taste sweet. You can also mix juices to combine different flavors.

Once the juice in a saucepan begins to steam, turn off or down the heat, add gelatin and honey, stir until all the ingredients mix, and turn off the heat if you use low heat for mixing. Take the saucepan out from the heat and pour 10 ml of oil or tincture (the amount you use depends on the desired potency) while stirring. In case of an isolate, stir until it dissolves well.

Pour the mixture into the mold of your choice but don’t overfill. Put the molds into your refrigerator for about 30 minutes. After that, remove and place them into storage bags. Gummies can stick together, so you can use parchment paper in between them to avoid this.

FAQ

How Long Do Homemade Gummies Last?

Homemade CBD and Delta 8 gummies have no preservatives, which means they have a much shorter shelf life than those commercially made edibles. You can keep your gummies in the fridge for up to two weeks. After that, gummies can get mold on them and spoil, so make sure to enjoy every bite until two weeks pass.

How much is CBD/Delta 8 THC in each gummy?

The potency of your homemade gummies depends on the oil, tincture, or isolate of your choice. For example, if you used 10ml of full-spectrum CBD or Delta 8 THC tincture from the Hemp Doctor to make 30 gummies, each would contain 11 mg of the compound. If you want to make more potent gummies, increase the amount of the oil, tincture, or isolate you use.

How Many Gummies Should I take?

The number of gummies you should consume depends on their potency and your daily dose of CBD or delta 8 THC. Because there’s no universal dose that works for everyone, we recommend starting small and gradually increasing the intake until you see desired outcomes.

Choosing High-Quality Hemp-Derived Ingredients for Your Homemade Gummies

Although there is no shortage of CBD and Delta 8 THC products you can use to make gummies at home, not all provide the same quality. Some products may not even contain the indicated amount of cannabinoids or feature harmful ingredients like heavy metals, residual solvents, bacteria, and pesticides.

Even when labels claim to provide the highest-quality product, that’s not always true. Nearly 70% of CBD products might be mislabeled, which means your time spent in the kitchen could be wasted or drive unwanted results. In addition, mislabeled products can contain more than the federally legal amount of Delta 9 THC and cause unwanted side effects, or don’t have the indicated amount of CBD or Delta 8 THC so that you won’t experience the expected outcomes. The best way to shop for premium ingredients for your homemade gummies is to:

  1. Shop from reputable brands
  2. Buy products made from U.S.-grown hemp.
  3. Look for third-party lab test results confirming the quality and purity of a product.

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Making Delta 8

Delta 8 THC products are becoming increasingly popular, but the scarcity of the compound may make you wonder how manufacturers produce delta 8 THC from hemp.

Delta 8 THC is now a big hit on the hemp-derived market; now, you can find Δ8 THC products of any kind like tinctures, softgels, edibles, and vaporizers, and they are available from countless retailers. Although Delta 8 is technically hemp-derived, its concentrations in hemp reach only up to 1%, which is not enough for manufacturers to extract usable amounts of the cannabinoid. So instead, they use hemp-extracted CBD or other cannabinoids to convert them to delta 8 THC in the lab. Although lab-made, Delta 8 THC is not a synthetic cannabinoid, and as its found in hemp and made from hemp-derived ingredients, Delta 8 THC is still a hemp-derived compound.

Now that you want to get started with the new famous cannabinoid, you may want to dive deeper into how Delta 8 THC is produced, so here’s everything you need to know how the cannabinoid is made from plant to product.

What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8, Delta 8 THC, D8 — all stand for Delta 8 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a compound in the cannabis plants — marijuana and hemp. The cannabinoid was first discovered in 1965 but became incredibly popular after the 2018 Farm Bill and the legalization of hemp-derived products.

Delta 8 THC vs. Delta 9 THC

Although you have probably already heard about THC and its effects, Delta 8 is notably different from the famous Delta 9 THC — the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Unlike Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 is federally legal per the 2018 Farm Bill, and it’s also half as psychoactive as the latter.

Delta 8 THC is one of the variants of THC, and like Delta 9 THC, it’s a psychoactive compound, but its effects are milder and smoother. Usually, Delta 8 THC products don’t cause the common side effects of Delta 9 THC, like irritability and paranoia.

How is Delta 8 THC Created?

Delta 8 THC is a rare compound, and it can reach only 1% in mature hemp. Therefore, extracting Delta 8 THC directly from hemp for creating Delta 8 THC products is implausible. Instead, manufacturers use a chemical process that converts CBD or other cannabinoid isolates into delta 8 THC. Cannabinoids have a very similar chemical structure, so converting one to another is a relatively easy task. CBD is a much more prevalent compound in hemp, so the standard method of creating Delta 8 THC involves extracting CBD from hemp and using the isolate to convert it to Delta 8 THC.

There’re two primary ways of extracting CBD or other cannabinoids from the hemp plant – solvent extraction and CO2 extraction. The CO2 extraction method is widely used by premium Delta 8 THC and CBD brands. It uses carbon dioxide gas to extract cannabinoids from the hemp plant. CO2 gas becomes a liquid during the extraction process. Once the cannabinoids are in the solution and the liquid returns to normal temperature, CO2 evaporates without leaving a residue in the extract.

Solvent extraction, although cheaper, is a less preferred method as it requires butane, ethanol, propane, all of which usually leave a toxic residue in the extract. The CO2 extraction method is a much safer choice to extract CBD from hemp.

Once manufacturers extract CBD from hemp, they use a simple isomerization process that chemically adjusts CBD isolate and converts it to Delta 8 THC. From there, they can use Delta 8 THC to create:

  • Delta 8 THC infused hemp flower — Hemp flowers sprayed with Delta 8 distillate,
  • Delta 8 THC tincture —Delta 8 THC tincture is Delta 8 THC diffused in carrier oils. Tinctures are usually flavored and come with a dropper allowing sublingual consumption.
  • Delta 8 THC Edibles: Delta 8 THC infused foods are popular on the market, with CBD gummies being the most popular product type.
  • Delta 8 THC Softgels: Delta 8 THC softgels combine a carrier oil with Delta 8 THC inside a soft-shelled capsule.
  • Delta 8 THC vape cartridges – vape cartridges feature Delta 8 THC distillate.
  • Delta 8 Dabs – pure highly concentrated smokable Delta 8 THC distillate

Important Aspects in the Production of Delta 8 THC

Although Delta 8 THC products are now all around you, and all you need to acquire one is a few clicks to order it online or a walk to one of the local stores, not all Delta 8 THC products are made equally. Here’re the primary factors to consider before shopping for Delta 8 THC products.

Origin of Hemp

Hemp’s origin plays a crucial part in the quality of cannabinoids. Hemp grown in contaminated land can contain harmful ingredients like heavy metals. Moreover, foreign hemp is usually not organic, meaning farmers use pesticides in the growing process, detrimental to human health. The U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees hemp cultivation in the U.S. It has established strict guidelines for American hemp farmers, ensuring that U.S.-grown hemp doesn’t grow in soil with toxins and heavy metals and farmers don’t use pesticides in the growing process. As the origin of hemp can significantly impact the quality of Delta 8 THC products, we recommend shopping for products made from U.S.-grown hemp.

Production Methods

As mentioned earlier in the article, there are two primary ways of extracting cannabinoids from hemp — solvent extraction and CO2 extraction. The solvent extraction method usually leaves toxic residue in the extract, which is detrimental to your health, so consider buying from brands that use the CO2 extraction method for acquiring cannabinoids like CBD before conversion to Delta 8 THC.

Third-Party Lab Testing

The Hemp-derived market is pretty unregulated, and the demand for hemp-derived compounds has resulted in an increased number of manufacturers. Unfortunately, some of them cut corners in the production and make false claims about their products. Nearly 70% of CBD products, for instance, might be mislabeled, and Delta 8 THC products possess the same risk. Reputable manufacturers always third-party lab test their ingredients and products to ensure their potency and quality. If you want to ensure you are indeed buying a high-quality product, always look for third-party lab test results that confirm the product’s quality and purity. Lab results can determine the amount of each cannabinoid in the product and show if it contains any contaminants or harmful ingredients.

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At The Hemp Doctor, you can find the highest quality hemp-derived Delta 8 THC in our organic, gluten-free, kosher-friendly products. Here you can choose between:

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●      Delta 8 THC edibles,

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●      Delta 8 Vape Carts,

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●      Delta 8 Softgels.

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CBD vs THC

CBD and Delta 8 THC are on the rise in popularity, and as the interest in cannabis ingredients keeps rising, the options for hemp-derived products keep increasing. Smokables are now widely available on the market, and if you want to give them a try, you may wonder what’s the difference between Delta 8 THC and CBD flower and which one will provide you with desired effects. This article will guide you to understand these two products better and help you choose the one most suitable for your needs.

What is Delta 8?

For newcomers, Delta 8 THC might sound unfamiliar. Although you probably already know about Delta 9 THC – the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana responsible for getting users high, Delta 8 THC is notably different with its chemical structure and outcomes it produces.

The newly famous cannabis compound is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and one of the variants of THC. It has about half the psychoactive potency of the well-known Delta 9 THC. But, unlike the latter, It doesn’t cause common side effects of marijuana like anxiety, paranoia, and irritability. As a result, Delta 8 THC offers a milder and smoother experience than Delta 9 THC.

Is Delta 8 THC Legal?

Delta 8 THC, compared to Delta 9 THC, is a much rarer compound in the cannabis plant. It reaches only 1% concentration in hemp, compared to 30% of Delta 9 THC, so manufacturers use a chemical process to convert CBD (cannabidiol) or other cannabinoids to Delta 8.

Regardless of production methods, Delta 8 THC is a hemp-derived compound. Hemp and its derivatives are federally legal per the 2018 Farm bill, which means Delta 8 THC is also legal for purchase and consumption when it features only trace amounts (up to 0.3%) Delta 9 THC. Still, the legality of Delta 8 THC and tetrahydrocannabinol varies across states, so it’s always best to check with local laws before buying and consuming Delta 8 THC products.

What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a wellness hit, so you probably already heard about it or tried one of the CBD products so widely available today. CBD is a hemp-derived natural ingredient. Hemp, like marijuana, belongs to the cannabis plant family, but it contains only trace amounts of THC (Delta 9 THC) and doesn’t get consumers high. Until 2018 all cannabis ingredients, including CBD, were included in the group of Schedule I Drug banned in 1970 under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). However, the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the definition of marijuana in the CSA, and hemp-derived CBD products became federally legal.

Delta 8 THC vs. CBD

Delta 8 THC, like CBD, is one of the cannabinoids in cannabis plants, but its chemical structure is different from CBD and produces different effects. Unlike Delta 8 THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and doesn’t produce high, while Delta 8 THC can make consumers high although less psychoactive than Delta 9 THC.

What is CBD Flower?

CBD flower is the flower, or bud, of the hemp plant. The smokable flower is the same part of the plant that recreational cannabis users use. However, unlike marijuana, CBD Flower contains high levels of CBD and trace amounts of THC (up to 0.3%). Therefore, it doesn’t cause mind-altering and psychoactive effects.

Like traditional cannabis flower, CBD flower also comes in Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid strain options that offer varying results. Indica strains induce more relaxation, while Sativa delivers more energizing effects. Hybrid strains combine Indica and Sativa effects and provide more balanced results.

Consumers usually smoke or vape CBD Flower or make homemade edibles with it. You can smoke CBD Flower just like you’d smoke traditional cannabis buds high in THC. You can roll a joint or blunt or smoke CBD using a pipe or a bong. If you don’t want to let smoke into your lungs, then vaping CBD Flower using a dry herb vaporizer might be a better option.

As mentioned above, CBD is non-psychoactive and won’t get consumers high. Although some consumers report immediate results after smoking CBD, it may take time to see noticeable outcomes for some CBD consumers. Usually, it takes about two weeks of regular use for CBD to build up in your body.

What is Delta 8 THC Flower?

Delta 8 THC flower, like CBD Flower, is a smokable hemp bud, but it’s infused with Delta 8 THC distillate. You can smoke Delta 8 Flower by rolling a joint or blunt, using pipe or a bong, or vaping using a dry herb vaporizer. Delta 8 THC is psychoactive, but smoking Delta 8 THC flower provides a milder high than traditional cannabis with Delta 9 THC and doesn’t produce common side effects of marijuana.

Can I Combine Delta 8 THC with CBD?

Combining two or more cannabinoids is safe. Moreover, by doing so, you may also boost their effects, according to the Entourage Effect. However, combining these two compounds won’t cause a more potent high. CBD is non-psychoactive, and it can even tame the effects of THC and its high.

Delta 8 THC flower vs. CBD Flower – Which one to Choose?

When it comes to hemp-derived compounds, there is no one right choice, and it all depends on the effects you wish to achieve. For example, CBD is the right choice if you are looking for a non-psychoactive experience but want to enjoy smoking a hemp flower. On the other hand, if you wish to experience the so-called legal high from Delta 8 THC without side effects of marijuana, then Delta 8 THC Flower is the right pick.

In Conclusion

Although both Delta 8 THC and CBD Flower are hemp flowers with hemp-derived ingredients, they differ in the effects they produce. CBD is non-psychoactive, while Delta 8 THC is a less psychoactive variant of THC. They also differ in production methods. Hemp is rich in CBD but doesn’t produce enough Delta 8 THC, so manufacturers have to extract and convert CBD or other cannabinoids to Delta 8 THC to produce its distillate and then infuse the hemp flower with it.

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THC Delta-8 Hemp
Derived Cartridge

These 1ml premium THC delta 8 vape cartridges are derived from US grown hemp and are federally legal.

$27.50 - $45.00

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Delta-8 THC Edible

Medibles, now available in 5 delicious flavors. Blue Razz (Blue Raspberry), Watermelon, Pineapple, Cherry, and Green Apple.

$39.95

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