If you’re in a state that technically doesn’t allow THC products, you may still be in luck. Rather than buying regular THC edibles, you might be able to purchase Delta 8 THC edibles: a unique type of cannabis products that offer similar effects as normal THC.
But how do you purchase quality Delta 8 THC edibles that are really worth your money? This guide will break down what to look for to make sure you only buy excellent Delta 8 products.
In a nutshell, Delta 8 is a type of cannabis compound (or cannabinoid) that’s very similar to THC, though not exactly the same. Delta 9 THC is the primary compound used in most marijuana products, which also causes the main “high” effects like euphoria, symptom relief, relaxation, and more. Utilizing cannabis has become increasingly popular to replace certain prescription medications.
Both Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC are pretty similar at the chemical level. Technically, Delta 8 is short for Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, whereas Delta 9 THC is short for Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.
Like Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 THC is also extracted from hemp-derived CBD. But unlike Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 THC is legal (or at least not directly illegal at the federal level) in more states than its more common counterpart.
As a result, many more cannabis manufacturers are starting to produce cannabis plant products and even cannabis edibles , concentrates, and other products so that people who don’t live in legal weed states can still enjoy a relaxing high.
Just like with regular THC edibles, you have to know what to look for in your Delta 8 THC edibles if you want to make sure you have a great experience and you don’t waste your money.
Not sure where to start looking? We’ve broken down the main factors you should focus on so you can choose the best Delta 8 THC edibles.
First, be sure that you only pick edibles that are produced by a company that provides certified third-party laboratory results. This is a standard feature you should look for in any THC product, not just Delta 8 THC Products.
Third-party lab results, often written as part of a Certificate of Authenticity or CoA, break down how a cannabis brand has tested its products for THC concentration (or Delta 8 THC concentration in this case), what ingredients it used, and how it verified the efficacy of its products.
In other words, it’s a seal of authenticity that makes it more likely that your edibles will be effective and enjoyable rather than duds.
Not all third-party lab results are the same, of course. You should make sure you can read and understand the third-party lab results. If the CoA requires a college degree to understand, then the company may be trying to trick you and you should avoid their products.
You should also try to find a Delta 8 THC edible brand that provides edibles, concentrates, vapes, and other products in a variety of flavors and types.
The best Delta 8 THC edible flavors can vary from person to person; you might have personal preferences that are different from those of your friends. But a store that has lots of different edible varieties will be able to serve both you and your friends and likely produces high-quality flavors compared to shops that only have one flavor available, like green apple on the cannabis market.
This is important for long-term enjoyment, as well. Who wants to get Delta 8 THC gummies in a single flavor over and over again when there are stores that offer gummies in several flavors?
You may come across Delta 8 THC edibles with hemp taste, and it can be unfavorable. However, try VIIA’s premium hemp products. We offer Delta 8 edible gummies in different flavors and strengths, without the strong hemp flavor. Bottom line: the best Delta 8 edibles will come in several flavors so you always have something new to try.
The ingredient quality that a company uses to make its Delta 8 THC edibles also matters a great deal. Subpar products are sometimes packed with synthetic additives and chemicals that do nothing to increase your enjoyment or boost your experience. They may be used just as preservatives or food colorings that are not necessary for the Delta 8’s effects.
On the other hand, top brands like VIIA make Delta 8 THC edibles and other products with high-quality ingredients no matter what. For the best results, try to purchase Delta 8 THC gummies and other edibles that are made with organic and safe vegan ingredients rather than synthetic additives.
Some Delta 8 THC edible brands will note how much THC or milligrams of cannabinoids are contained in each package. But this can make accurate dosing tricky, as you may not know how many grams of THC, Delta 8, or other cannabinoids are included in an edible without trying them yourself.
Viia and other high-quality Delta 8 THC edible brands are different. For example, our gummies contain 250 mg of Delta 8 THC per bag. But we also state clearly that each gummy has 25 mg of Delta 8 THC.
This allows you to quickly and easily space out your edible consumption and prevents overdosing; a key concern for folks who haven’t tried Delta 8 edible products before.
Lastly, look into a brand before purchasing from them and investigate their growing and extraction methods for hemp and other ingredients.
Some of the best brands use organic hemp growing methods to ensure that no pesticides or synthetic additives end up in their final hemp derived products with natural ingredients at all. The extraction method used by a brand can also affect the potency of its THC or Delta 8 THC, which can affect your experience when you ingest an edible.
All in all, choosing the best hemp derived Delta 8 THC edibles will take a little bit of research and some experimentation. We’d recommend diving deep into any brand you want to purchase from before buying – it’s the best way to make sure you get Delta 8 THC edibles that are safe and satisfying and have delicious flavors and quality control.
Viia is one of the best Delta 8 edible brands on the market, in part thanks to our organic growing methods, safe extraction methods, and dedication to clarity and quality. Check out our selection of Delta 8 gummies and edibles today!
Delta 8 THC edibles are an extract of the cannabis plant, including all active ingredients such as cannabinoids and terpenes. Edibles can be consumed orally to provide a full spectrum experience, though most users prefer to heat them and inhale the vapors through vaping devices.
Some Delta 8 THC food brands will list how many THC or milligrams of cannabinoids are in each package. But this can make precise dosing difficult, as you may not know how many grams of THC, Delta 8, or other cannabinoids are in an edible without trying them yourself.
While our edibles are not certified organic, we try our best to source every ingredient from organic and trusted sources. Our Delta 8 THC gummies are Vegan, Gluten Free, and we use only 100% Natural Ingredients to ensure the best quality of products.
Third-party lab results/COA’s are extremely important when consuming edibles for specific dosage and cannabinoid content. Ingesting a cannabis product without knowledge of its cannabinoid content can result in overdosing or underdosing, which is extremely dangerous and therefore not recommended.