Delta 8 Edibles Overview
Delta 8 edibles, including gummies, cookies, brownies, tinctures, and other treats, are an effective and long-lasting way to enjoy the benefits of Delta 8 THC. These products are made with our premium distillate that eliminates the hemp flavor of typical cannabis edibles and gives a calming body euphoria that can help relax, soothe, boost mood, and promote quality sleep.
Dosing Delta 8 Edibles
The average delta 8 edibles dose is 10-40 mg, but can vary wildly on a per person basis. There are individuals who only need 1-5 mg and those that need hundreds of mg. Additionally, there are those who don’t feel delta 8 at all when taken orally. Unless you already have experience with delta 9 edibles, you should plan on it taking a few attempts/days to find the perfect dose of delta 8 edibles for you. It’s always recommended to start lower than what you think you need and take more only if you know you need it. Remember: you can always take more, but you can’t “untake” and edible.
Delta 8 Edibles vs Delta 9 Edibles Dosing
While the average consumer reports Delta 8 as less potent than Delta 9 when vaped, the same is not as true with edibles. Reporting varies, but for individuals experienced with delta 9 edibles, they generally report a dose comparison of anywhere between 0.5:1-1.25:1 delta 8 to delta 9 potency. That means some users find delta 8 to be half as potent as delta 9 while others find delta 8 edibles to be more potent than delta 9 edibles.
Can I Overdose on Delta 8 Edibles?
While delta 8 edibles have not been shown to have a lethal dose, that doesn’t mean you should be careless when dosing. Always start low and increase your dose only if you know you need more. When dosed correctly, delta 8 edibles generally have fewer feelings of anxiety and paranoia compared to delta 9. However, just like with Delta 9 edibles, you can overdo it and experience similar negative side effects such as panic attacks, rapid heart rate, and extreme paranoia.
How Quickly Do Delta 8 Edibles Begin Working?
Onset of effects can vary depending on the edible and the type of delta 8 oil product used. Water soluble delta 8 products, especially ones meant for absorption subliminally through the mucous membranes of the mouth, tend to act faster than products that use an oil soluble form of delta 8. You may begin feeling the effects of some (not all) water soluble products as quickly as 5-10 minutes after consumption, while oil soluble products typically take 30-60 minutes to feel first effects. Users of sublingual-absorbed water soluble products typically report a shorter duration of effects compared to oil soluble products. However all styles of edibles are slower acting than vape products, but with a longer overall duration of effects.
How Long Do The Effects of Delta 8 Edibles Last?
Duration of effects from delta 8 edibles vary based on the user and type of product consumed, but in general, water soluble delta 8 products tend to have shorter lasting effects than oil soluble products. Water soluble products may last 2-6 hours, while oil based can last 4-12 hours. In some cases, especially where users took more than the average 10-40 mg, effects have been know to last even longer.
What is the Shelf Life of Delta 8 Edibles?
Shelf life of delta 8 edibles depends on the products. For bakery type goods (cookies, brownies, cereal treats) we typically recommend consuming with 6 weeks of the date of production. Sealed gummies and tinctures will last over a year. In general, refrigeration is your friend and the cooler you keep your edibles, the longer they will last. Once opened bakery goods should be eaten within a day or two and gummies should be consumed within a few weeks. While the gummies may not spoil in that time period, they may lose moisture that will dry them out and make them less delicious than normal. For anything resealable, like gummies and tinctures, it’s very important to avoid contamination as much as possible as this can reduce shelf life through the introduction of foreign matter and bacteria. For example, do not touch the pipette from a tincture to your mouth before placing it back in the bottle.
Delta 8 Edibles Best Practices
Check with your doctor
Delta 8 can increase heart rate, interfere with medications, and do other things that warrant consulting with your doctor first about use. If you have any health conditions, psychological conditions, allergies, take any medications, or anything else that could cause an issue with you consuming delta 8, you absolutely should not skip this step.
Start with low D8 serving size
When eating delta 8 edibles start at the serving size recommendations on the packaging or lower first.
Wait longer for Delta 8 effects
Edibles can take up to 1-4 hours before reaching their peak effect. It’s a best practice to wait for the effects to kick in before eating additional amounts.
Take on a full stomach or eat food within an hour of consuming
As with most things delta 8, this varies per person. Some individuals do better taking delta 8 edibles after a meal, while others find eating them on an empty stomach and then eating 30-60 minutes after works best for them. If you’re finding delta 8 effects are mild or underwhelming, it’s sometimes possible that change the timing of your food intake can help realize the full effects of delta 8 without having to increase the dose.
Drink Lots of Water
Delta 8 seems to dehydrate individuals and if you don’t stay fully hydrated it is very common for delta 8 users to experience headaches.
Don’t Drive or Operate Machinery
While most users report feeling much more clearheaded while using delta 8 versus delta 9, it is still intoxicating and should not be used when doing anything where you could potentially injure yourself or others.
Storing your products
With food related edibles, do not store above room temperature or in a humid environment as they may melt. For some products, refrigeration is recommended.
Delta 8 Edibles Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Delta 8?
Delta 8 is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in cannabis and is an isomer of both CBD and Delta 9. It has mild intoxicating effects like marijuana when taken in large amounts. Learn more about delta 8 here.
Q: Are delta 8 edibles legal?
Delta 8 is federally legal, yet some states have chosen to ban the cannabinoid. This means that delta 8 edibles are legal in every state who does not prohibit the use of delta 8. You can view your states laws here.
Q: How are your delta 8 edibles made?
Edibles are created like other consumable products but infused with delta 8 oil. Ours are created with unique recipes and premium distillate so that there is no hemp taste. All of our products are created in licensed, health department-inspected and approved kitchens and facilities.
Q: What are common uses of edibles?
Edibles are a favorite product for many, but everyone has their own reasons for enjoying. However, there are many common reasons and uses for them. Here are the most common:
-Sleep aid Pain relief
-Relaxation and stress relief
-Prolonging the Delta 8 effects
Q: How will consuming edibles make me feel?
Delta 8 edibles typically create a body high along with some level of mental intoxication, although generally reported to be less than that of delta 9. As edibles reach their peak effect, you will usually feel a calming and relaxing feelingcome over your body. Many report feeling happy, clear minded, and relaxed.
Q: Will edibles get me high?
Yes, delta 8 infused edibles can have potent intoxifying effects. The more you consume the more intense the high will be. If you want the benefits without the feeling of being high, try smaller doses.
Q: What if I take too much?
You may experience intense paranoia and panic attacks as well as increase heart rate. Typically people will help combat this by doing a number of things that will relax them or smooth out their high. These things include: eating, drinking water, taking a shower, consuming CBD, listening to calming music, sleeping.
Q: Will I pass a drug test after consuming?
It is not recommended to use delta 8 products if you need to pass a drug test. It’s thought that some drug tests are not able to differentiate delta 8 THC from delta 9 THC
Q: What are types of delta 8 edibles available?
The variety of edibles are continually growing. Currently, we offer various flavored gummies, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cereal treat bars and tinctures. We are working on more recipes to bring you even more wonderful products to try.
Q: Are there vegan options available?
Yes. Our 3 Chi gummies, cookies and tinctures are vegan friendly.
Q: Are there gluten free options available?
Yes. Our 3 Chi black raspberry and watermelon gummies are gluten free as well as our delta 8 tincture.
Q: Where are your delta 8 edibles available?
Our delta 8 products are being sold in every state where legal. You can visit your local 2 Chi retailer in Aledo Texas Directions Click Right Here or you can order online here