What is Delta 8?Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (aka delta-8-THC or delta-8) is a naturally occurring psychoactive cannabinoid and isomer of THC. Hemp-derived delta-8 products have popped up on the U.S. market since 2018 after federal legislators passed the Farm Bill. Scientists know delta-8 is milder than THC but have not yet determined its exact strength. Delta-8 is between 50 to 66% as potent in vivo, in line with reports that the cannabinoid is weaker but still moderately psychoactive. Cannabis chemist Roger Adams first reported delta-8’s existence in 1941, having achieved a partial synthesis – it took until 1965 for a full synthesis. Delta-8 has the same chemical formula as delta-9-THC and works in the endocannabinoid system.
What are delta 8 edibles?Delta 8 edibles are foodstuffs containing large amounts of hemp-derived delta-8 extract. Each serving (i.e., a gummy, a chocolate square) holds a set amount of delta-8, making it easy to manage and monitor your dose. Consuming edibles is more discreet than smoking a joint or taking hits on a vape pen. When you want a delta-8 buzz but need to stay lowkey, edibles have your back – and they don’t come with the health risks that smoking and vaping products do. Furthermore, delta-8 gummies generate longer-lasting effects than inhalable products and tincture oils. Many find edibles a more cost-effective way of indulging in delta-8 as you don’t need to top up your dose as regularly.
Will delta 8 edibles make you high?Yes, delta-8 is a tetrahydrocannabinol and psychotropic substance, so you will likely feel high and euphoric when under its influence. Delta-8 and THC induce mind-altering effects as CB1 receptor agonists. What does it mean to get high on delta-8? Many users describe euphoria mixed with relaxation, increased appetite, and even pain relief. Ergo, delta-8 has similar characteristics to THC but less pertinent effects. The average delta-8 edible high lasts for around six to eight hours, but a bigger serving size may extend the duration of effects. It may take 45 to 90 minutes to start feeling high, with peak intensity occurring after two to three hours.
Best Delta 8 Edibles For Sale at CBD GenesisWe stock a selection of third-party delta-8 gummies at CBD Genesis, catering to all tastes and preferences. Here’s a rundown of our five best-sellers.
CBD Genesis – Delta 8 THC GummiesLook no further than our Delta 8 THC Gummies for potent edible effects that work for everyone. With 25mg delta-8 in each fruit-flavored candy, these CBD Genesis gummies effortlessly compensate for delta-8's mildness relative to THC. We like to vary our delta-8 edibles, so don’t be surprised to see strawberry-flavored half circles one month and watermelon squares the next! Crucially, we use pure delta-8 distillate and package the gummies in a resealable food-grade pouch. Our Delta-8 Gummies contain tapioca syrup and fruit pectin, making them suitable for vegans. And we ensure they are Farm Bill compliant with less than 0.3% THC - this is a third-party tested and approved product sold in packs of 25, 50, and 100.
- Third-party lab-tested and approved
- A hefty 25mg delta-8 per serving
- Made with vegan-friendly tapioca syrup instead of animal gelatin
- Available in three package sizes
Chill Plus – Delta 8 THC GummiesIntroducing the excellent Chill Plus Delta 8 Gummies from Diamond CBD. These stellar edibles combine clean and potent delta-8 distillate with purified CBD-isolate to produce long-lasting highs filled with euphoria and relaxation. Delta-8 first-timers should stick with the Original Square Gummies, which contain 10mg CBD and delta-8 per gummy. But more seasoned edible consumers might prefer the Extreme Fruity or Tropical Mix, which have a 4:1 delta-8 to CBD ratio. Diamond CBD uses 100% organic hemp extract in its Chill Plus gummies. There are 25 servings in a container, with two gummies per serving. Third-party tested by Kaycha Labs.
- Available in different delta-8 to CBD ratios
- Made with all-natural, organic hemp extract
- Third-party tested and Farm Bill compliant
- Bursting with delicious fruity flavors
Treetop Hemp Co – Delta 8 GummiesEnjoy your classic candy favorites with a delta-8 twist thanks to Treetop Hemp Co! Developed for the big-hitters, these Peach Rings and Sour Snakes contain 60mg delta-8 apiece and are among the most potent on the market right now. Treetop Hemp Co also makes delta-8 Rainbow Belts and strawberry gummies, which all come packaged in resealable food-grade pouches. The high-quality packaging preserves the delta-8 potency and the freshness of the edibles. These are perfect for hardened cannabis consumers who can handle the intense mind-bending effects provided by high doses. But cautious users may prefer splitting these gummies in half! Every Treetop edible product undergoes third-party testing.
- Pick from several types of gummies, including Peach Rings and Sour Snakes
- Third-party tested by Cannalysis
- 30mg delta-8 extract per serving
- Sold in a resealable food-grade pouch
ELYXR LA – Delta 8 THC GummiesDive deep into a delectable delta-8 experience with ELYXR LA’s sugary sweet gummies. These purified, dispensary-grade treats deliver 25mg delta-8 per serving – and with 20 servings per can, you get a mighty 500mg delta-8 per purchase! Choose from several tastebud-tingling flavors, including Blue Razz, Mango, and Orange. If you cannot decide, pick a Variety Pack (three flavors) or a Party Pack (four flavors) and sample all that ELYXR LA has! Anticipate an uplifting and energizing experience from these high-end Delta-8 Gummies. ELYXR LA takes third-party testing seriously, supplying certificates of analysis (COA) from KCA Labs that clarify the potency and purity of these edibles.
- Rigorously third-party tested by KCA Labs
- Choose from several flavors and a multi-flavored Party Pack
- Each serving contains 25mg of purified delta-8
- Produce a blend of uplifting and energizing effects
Pure Xen – Delta 8 THC GummiesFinally, we have some delightful delta-8 vegan gummies from Pure Xen. Unlike most brands, these guys blend psychoactive delta-8 not just with CBD but with the minor cannabinoids cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN), too. Pure Xen makes its delta-8 gummies with agar rather than animal gelatin, ensuring their vegan-friendly status. And with an eye-popping 50mg per gummy and 1000mg delta-8 per pack, these hemp-derived edibles promise punchy mind-blowing effects. Indeed, Pure Xen suggests taking ½ a gummy per serving due to the potency! Available in four flavors – Berry Blast, Blue Raspberry, Tropical, Watermelon – and a mixed pack. Pure Xen includes artificial and natural flavorings in its delta-8 edibles.
- Delta-8 blends with calming CBD, CBN, and CBG
- Choose from multiple mouth-watering flavors
- Suitable for vegans (made with agar)
- Shipped in a resealable pouch for potency preservation
How to Consume Delta 8 Edibles SafelyAll cannabinoid-based edibles have a slow onset of effects, which can make safe consumption and accurate dosing tricky. Psychoactive substances like delta-8 pose risks, although the cannabinoid is weaker than HHC and THC-O. But possible delta-8 side effects include:
- Cottonmouth (i.e., dry mouth)
- Impaired coordination
- Increased heart rate
- Short-term memory loss
- Slowed reaction times