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Hemp is one of the most versatile plants on the planet, with numerous exciting uses that have made it the big hit it is today. After the 2018 Farm Bill came into effect, it opened the opportunity to explore even more about what the hemp plant has to offer.
One of the wonders of the hemp plant has been its sheer abundance of cannabinoids. It started with CBD, and now we have Delta 8 THC, a unique form of THC that offers mood-boosting and relaxing benefits. As is the case with other cannabinoids, Delta 8 THC has quickly surged in popularity, although most people are just starting to understand what Delta 8 is.
With the increasing demand for Delta 8, you now have more choices than ever when deciding on your go-to Delta 8 products. One that sits right at the top of the pack is Delta 8 edibles, which we explore here to help you decide whether they’re right for you.
What Is Delta 8 THC?
CBD is now just one of many cannabinoids and it can be easy at first to get confused. Hemp cannabinoids have a similar chemical structure and interact with the body’s systems very similarly. But each offers different benefits. So, the best place to start would be to understand what Delta 8 THC is and explore how it differs from other cannabinoids.
Like CBD and well-known Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 THC is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in cannabis plants. As a close cousin of Delta-9, Delta 8 THC offers similar yet milder relaxing effects. Delta 8 THC is known for its mood-boosting and relaxing benefits that make it a good choice for anyone looking to unwind on the weekends or at the end of a long day, and yet prefer something a little less intense than Delta 9 THC.
While Delta 8 THC occurs naturally in the hemp plant, it is only present in trace quantities. Thankfully, it’s possible to also create Delta-8 THC by safely converting hemp-derived CBD.
Delta 8 Vs. Delta 9 Vs. CBD
Out of the over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, Delta 8, Delta 9, and CBD are the most widely used for wellness. Most of the hemp products available today feature these sought-after cannabinoids.
Because the three compounds come from the same plants, some think about them interchangeably. The truth is, they’re different and can be used for different purposes.
Delta 8 Vs CBD
The most apparent distinction between Delta 8 and CBD is that CBD doesn’t have noticeable euphoric effects like Delta 8 does. No matter how much CBD you take, you won’t experience any type of euphoria. Delta 8 products, on the other hand, have noticeably relaxing effects that tend to be gentle and mild, which is ideal for those new to using more uplifting cannabinoids.
Also, most Delta 8 found in products is converted CBD because Delta 8 only occurs in small amounts and is difficult to extract on its own. The two compounds have very different effects, despite sharing striking similarities at the atomic level.
Delta 8 Vs Delta 9
The term “THC” is most often associated with Delta 9, which has been widely used for its powerful benefits for centuries. It is the primary euphoric compound in the cannabis plant and is used for a wide range of purposes.
Delta 8 is a close relative of Delta 9, although the two diverge slightly in the intensity of the effects they produce. Delta 9 has far more intense effects and is better suited for those who are more experienced. Although Delta 8 delivers the same type of uplifting effects, they are less intense for a gentler uplifting effect. Our blog comparing the differences between Delta 8, Delta 9, and Delta 10 THC explains more.
What Are Delta 8 Edibles?
Delta 8 edibles are consumable products infused with hemp-derived Delta 8 THC, as the name perfectly suggests.
Delta 8 edibles are ideal if you value great taste and prefer to have longer-lasting benefits. Delta 8 edibles have emerged as a favorite D8 option for many because of their unique advantages that some people prefer to other Delta 8 consumption methods.
Before you dive into the delicious world of Delta 8 edibles, there are several factors you should know about them to help you understand why they are unique.
For some, they're considered the halfway point between CBD and Delta 9 THC
If you use CBD for everyday wellness but are looking to also incorporate something for more powerful relaxation, then Delta 8 edibles will hit the right spot. Delta 8 edibles have milder relaxation effects compared to Delta-9 which also come on gradually, making them the perfect middle ground between CBD and Delta 9 THC for a lot of people.
Federally legal and accessible in most states
Because Delta 8 carries the term "THC," there’s some lingering confusion about its legality. However, our range of Delta 8 THC edibles is legal. It conforms to the federal regulations set in the 2018 Farm Bill, which dictate that Delta 8 THC can only be sourced from hemp and that products should have no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC by dry weight.
Because our Delta 8 products meet these regulations, they are federally legal and available to legally buy and use in most states. We recommend you check the legal status of Delta 8 THC in your state.
They taste great
If you love great flavors, Delta 8 edibles are right within your alley. Edibles come in various forms and flavors. You can choose the one that works best for you and keep changing them to keep your experience enticing.
They’re great for beginners
Beginners benefit from ease when starting. With edibles, that’s not a problem. Each edible comes with a pre-determined serving of Delta 8 THC so it’s easy to know exactly how much you’re consuming every time. Each is carefully blended to deliver the same amount of Delta 8 in every edible. For beginners, who might not understand their tolerance and ideal serving, edibles provide an efficient and effective way to enjoy Delta 8 without worrying about getting your intake right.
Common Delta 8 Edibles
Edibles is an umbrella term referring to types of cannabinoid products that can be eaten. Each type of edible delivers a unique experience. The range of edibles is wide, with new options hitting the market regularly. The most common Delta 8 edibles we offer include:
Gummies are the most popular edible on the market for any cannabinoid. What makes Delta 8 gummies such a hit are their delicious flavors and consistent potencies. Here at Koi CBD, we make our Delta 8 Gummies from high-quality ingredients and premium hemp extract for longer-lasting effects.
Gummies come with pre-determined servings of Delta 8. All you need to do is pick the one that works for you, and you don’t have to worry about measuring accurate servings. You can also cut the gummies into halves or quarters if you’d prefer a lower intensity based on your tolerance.
Delta 8 Pot Rocks
Gummies must make their way through the digestive system before Delta 8 reaches your body’s systems and can take effect. Although highly popular, they’re not everyone’s cup of coffee. If you lean towards wanting faster effects, pot rocks will be preferable. The experience is like using gummies, with some differences.
Our Delta 8 Pot Rocks are sweet-tasting clear crystals that deliver massive pops in your mouth. We recommend you place the pot rocks under your tongue for fast absorption, but you can also swallow them directly.
Pot rocks come in delectable tropical flavors like grape, watermelon, and strawberry banana. We let you focus on the Delta 8 experience without taking away any of the fun flavors.
If you love pot rocks, you will also love our pop crystals. They take the form of sweet crackling crystals infused with a unique blend of Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, and Delta 10 THC. Like pot rocks, pop crystals come in multiple tropical flavors like blue raspberry and tropical and strawberry lemonade. The flavors are masterfully blended, giving the crystals a fantastic taste and Delta 8 experience.
Pop crystals are ideal if you’re looking for potent edibles that can deliver substantial Delta 8 concentration within a short time. You can place the crystals under the tongue and let them dissolve for sublingual absorption or swallow them for prolonged absorption.
Why Delta 8 Edibles Might Be Right for You
There are multiple ways to enjoy Delta 8, and edibles are just one of them. Each method serves the same purpose of delivering the active cannabinoid into your bloodstream, but the experience with each method is unique. Edibles have one of the most enjoyable experiences. If you’re still up in the air about delta 8 edibles and need a few reasons to convince you, here are a few to keep in mind.
Easy to use
There’s no special technique needed with Delta 8 edibles. There’s no fancy equipment to buy to help you enjoy your Delta 8 – just you and your edibles. Edibles also can be an ideal choice if you’d prefer an alternative to vaping Delta 8
Because of the no-frills approach to consuming Delta 8 THC, edibles are more appealing to beginners who want to focus on the experience and not the technicalities of getting your intake right, how to use equipment or ensuring you use the equipment correctly. Edibles strip down all these challenges and just allow you to make the most out of your experience.
Potent and tasty
Regardless of if you’re new or experienced with Delta 8, edibles can meet your potency needs. You can find edibles with a higher Delta 8 concentration if you have a higher tolerance or prefer stronger benefits. The fact that you can also take some edibles like pot rocks and pop crystals sublingually further amplify the effects.
Besides their effectiveness, edibles also have the added benefit of flavor. Edibles arguably have the best taste. If you value taste and want a great experience from the beginning, you can’t go wrong with edibles.
A potential challenge with Delta 8, even for those who are experienced, is finding that sweet spot with how much Delta 8 you need to experience the effects. Edibles make this step easier because they come with pre-determined servings. You don't have to worry about measuring out the right amount every time. Once you find the right milligram concentration for you, you know how much of that edible to take every time. No more stressing about whether the product’s concentration varies or whether you’re getting the serving right. It's already done for you.
If you’d prefer to keep your Delta 8 consumption to yourself, edibles are the ultimate discretion Delta 8 product. You can pop an edible without anyone being the wiser.
Edibles don't have that characteristic plant smell, and they taste great, so you’re not going to impose on anyone around you. However, you must keep them away from children and pets who might mistake them for candy.
Long-lasting lasting effects
Edibles deliver some of the longest-lasting Delta 8 effects. Your edible of choice will most likely go through the digestive process and be absorbed into the body in the small intestines. This biological process introduces small amounts of the active compound at a time. The prolonged absorption process also means you experience the effects longer.
Besides the longer-lasting effects, absorption in small amounts at a time ensures you ease into the experience instead of getting the full Delta 8 concentration of your serving at a time. This is what makes Delta 8 edibles an exceptional choice for beginners.
Enjoy Delicious Koi CBD Delta 8 Edibles: The Best in the Market
Your Delta 8 experience largely depends on the quality of your Delta 8 edibles. Because edibles can vary in quality, it’s imperative to take time to understand the quality and safety standards used to create the ones you’re considering.
At Koi CBD, we've been providing Delta 8 users with unique, delicious, and unforgettable Delta 8 experiences for years, and you can be a part of that experience as well. Our Delta edibles are:
Made from US-sourced hemp
We have experienced partners who ensure we get the best quality hemp for our Delta 8 manufacturing process. The hemp extract is thoroughly tested to ensure it meets the highest agricultural and quality standards. The hemp is grown in the finest, nutrient-rich soils in the US under a highly controlled environment and using organic methods.
Made in industrial-grade facilities
We have invested in the latest technology and equipment to protect the integrity and consistency of our Delta 8 edibles. You know you’re getting a consistent amount of Delta 8 in every one of our edibles from the first to the last piece. We reduce human interaction in our facilities to avoid contamination and ensure we provide the purest and most effective blend of Delta 8 in our edibles.
Come in great-looking and functional packaging
Whether it’s your first time or umpteenth time buying Delta 8 edibles, ours come with quality packaging that gets your juices flowing, protects the integrity of the edibles, and has all the information you need to make the most out of your Delta 8 edible experience. The information guide includes a comprehensive list and user information.
Our Delta 8 edibles are third-party tested by ISO-certified labs to ensure they meet the highest quality standards. They are screened for contaminants, composition, and the right Delta 8 concentration for the best effects. The CoAs are available on our website, where you can view them before purchasing.
Delta 8 Edibles FAQs
A gummy can take 60-90 minutes or more to be absorbed into the body. Gummies typically take longer because they must make their way through digestion. After that, the effects should hit a peak and last about three to eight hours.
Pot rocks and pop crystals should take a shorter period, usually less than 30 minutes. It's possible to feel the effects of these edibles about 15 minutes after consumption, although it can vary by person. They are typically taken sublingually, which drastically reduces the absorption period because they don't have to go through digestion. When you consume pot rocks or pop crystals sublingually, you can expect to feel the full effects in about 45 minutes. However, if you swallow them directly, it takes a longer period which is similar to taking gummies.
The most reported feelings after consuming Delta 8 edibles include a mellow sense of relaxation and a better mood. The effect is mild and calming. When Delta 8 is taken in moderate servings, you may feel the urge to kick back, relax and chill with a pleasant experience.
Others have said they notice other benefits after taking Delta 8 edibles, such as discomfort support, appetite support, and calming down a racing mind to enjoy better rest.