Ever since CBD became one of the hottest products in the nation, people have been wondering about the next step. After all, the Hemp plant contains all kinds of useful cannabinoid substances, and CBD is only one of them.
It makes sense that researchers would begin experimenting with other lesser-known cannabinoids. A “cannabinoid” is basically an active ingredient of Cannabis (of which there are over 100).
Not surprisingly, that next step has come quickly. Delta-8 THC is very similar to Delta-9 THC, which produces the heady effects of Marijuana. Not everyone likes the effect of pure Cannabis, and a lot of other people cannot legally obtain such. Delta-8, when isolated, gives you a mellow and lucid “high” without any of the usual downsides.
Delta 8 THC benefits in a nutshell:
- Natural Pain Analgesic
- Anxiolytic (relieves anxiety)
- Appetite stimulating
- Antiemetic (effective against vomiting or nausea)
- Neuroprotective Properties
- Enjoyable High
Although smoking is the tried-and-true way of taking Cannabis, people have always known that it mixes well with sugary foods. Thus, you see people combining Cannabis with brownies, cookies, and all sorts of other treats. However, the most commonly seen of these edibles would probably be the humble gummy candy.
Let’s talk about why someone would choose this form of Delta-8 over other possibilities like whole herb and isolates.
1. Most Love Candy
A lot of people like the natural taste of Cannabis, but that is not a universal rule. Some people just don’t like the taste, and it really is as simple as that. Admittedly, the taste of Cannabis doesn’t mix well with too many other things. However, gummies do a good job of overpowering that natural taste and smell.
Again, not everyone likes the taste of Hemp, but everyone likes candy. It’s not exactly good for your teeth, but it sure is good for morale! And, unlike most candy, gummies actually do have some nutritional value. They are made of gelatin, which is originally derived from animals. Basically, they boil the skin, hooves, ligaments, and bones of the animal, resulting in raw gelatin, which can later be sweetened and flavored.
2. Long Shelf Life
When you buy a CBD or Delta-8 product, you will probably have no idea how long it has been sitting on a shelf. When smoking the raw flower, you probably have six months to a year before it goes bad. Under humid, damp, or dirty conditions, those numbers are likely to shrink.
They say that gummies have a shelf life of approximately one year, but they can technically last longer than that. If they are kept in a cool, dry place, who knows how long they might last? They do tend to harden over time, but it isn’t too hard to fix that. Just let them soak in water for about an hour. This will give you a form of Delta-8 that doesn’t need any special storage and which will last for years.
3. Doesn’t Look Or Smell Suspicious
This is a silly problem that we shouldn’t have to worry about, but it is possible to get arrested for smoking Hemp or otherwise using Hemp products. Obviously, you will be released once they realize what you were actually using, but the whole thing can still be a massive pain. No one wants the inconvenience of having to sit in jail until those lab results come back, and that is another good argument for the use of gummies.
Because Delta-8 is a form of THC, it might even cause a person to fail a drug test. This will make the authorities believe that you are using Marijuana. In the end, the best way to avoid all that hassle is to avoid looking suspicious in the first place. For instance, if a cop sees you rolling up a Hemp cigarette, that will surely look suspicious. However, if he sees you pop a gummy in your mouth, you are unlikely to be bothered. The ability to take your Delta-8 in public without being bothered or arrested is definitely a major plus.
4. Dosage Is Easier to Figure Out
A lot of people have a hard time figuring out the correct dosage for the cannabinoids. Whether it’s Delta-8, CBD, or anything else, there is no standard recommended dosage for these cannabinoids. There are rough guidelines, but that is about all. Dosage needs will differ from one person to another because of people having different levels of tolerance.
The use of gummies will make it easier to figure out your standard dosage because you know exactly how much of the active ingredient is present in each candy. Thus, you always know how much you are taking. So, let’s say you take a 30 mg gummy, and it doesn’t do much. You then know that 30 mg isn’t enough, so you increase the dosage slightly. Normally, you cannot get accurate numbers to represent your exact Delta-8 intake, but gummies allow you to do just that.
Although they certainly aren’t the only good choice, Delta-8 gummies represent one of the best ways. We think it’s a good idea to be precise about your dosage because of the fact that Delta-8 can get you “stoned.”
According to Mr Hemp Flower, there is nothing wrong with relaxing a little, but you don’t want to go too far. If you live in a state in which recreational marijuana use is legal, then you can then only legally purchase and use Delta 8. Otherwise, stay away from taking it. If confiscated by law enforcement, Delta 8 THC might be analyzed and registered as THC, and you could face a penalty as a result.
Therefore, it is recommended that you only take these products if they are legal in your state and after making sure with your doctor that it is safe for your health.