Questions To Ask Before Buying Delta 8

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Am I old enough to purchase this product?

The first question you should ask yourself is if you are of legal age to purchase Delta 8.  While different States have different age requirements, the standard is typically 21 years old.  Like beer and cigarettes, Delta-8 is a product which is not for consumption by children or teenagers.

Does the product feature independent lab testing results?

Before Delta 8, or other hemp products can be legally sold, the products are third party tested in a DEA certified lab facility.  The industry standard is typically to provide a QR Code on the packaging of the product that you can scan with your smartphone camera.  This will then take you to the lab results which correspond with your batch.

This code can be scanned to show the lab results of hemp products and hemp-derived concentrates such as Delta 8 products.
Scan Here to See Lab Results

Look for QR Codes Like This One That You Can Scan with Your Smartphone Camera

In addition to potency testing, some companies will provide additional testing for heavy metals, pesticides, and residual solvents.  These tests are also important to examine to ensure that the product is free from adulteration or contamination.

Do These Delta-8 Products Contain <0.3% Delta-9 THC?

All hemp products are derived from cannabis plants, which have below 0.3% Delta 9 THC on a dry weight basis.  Products and Plants which have over 0.3% D9 are marijuana products and are not federally legal.

When looking at the lab results, the most important thing to look for is Delta-9 THC percent, which should be below 0.3%.  If it is over this amount then the product is not hemp, it is marijuana.  If the lab results say “ND” this means “non-detectable levels” which is essentially saying there is very little amount.

Does the brand represent a trustworthy and knowledgeable source?

Before purchasing from a Delta-8 company, you should investigate the brand and do your research to find one that you feel comfortable with.  Once you identify the brand which you can order safely from, you should make sure to try a variety of strains/flavors.  Delta 8 products can vary significantly between different brands.  

Just because you had a bad experience with one product does not mean you won’t find another that works perfectly for you.  Although strains may sound familiar, it’s important to remember that D8 flavors and strains are not exactly the same as dispensary marijuana.  Trying out different ways to take Delta 8 is one of the best ways to identify your perfect experience

How do you take Delta 8 THC?

Delta-8 is found in many different forms and people are consuming it in numerous ways.  This is a great convenience for consumers looking for D8 products similar to those in a dispensary.  Just like the recreational marijuana markets, D8 is seen in smokeable and edible forms.

See More Here: Best Ways to Consume Delta 8

Should I stock up or only buy a little at a time?

Delta-8 products are in high demand. Stock up while supply is available for your favorite way to consume.  Many stores and brands offer loyalty and discount programs in addition to releasing new products and offering other deals.  Ordering with discounts or loyalty points is the best way to save money, rather than paying full price.

Also, many brands will frequently offer discounts for ordering in bulk.  Purchasing a higher quantity of products will be cheaper than paying individually, and makes sure you never have a D8 drought.  It can be hard to locate your favorite brands in different stores.  Make sure to factor in shipping time so you never have to go without your favorite brands.

What is the amount of Delta-8 THC in Each Product?

Before trying a new product, always check the product size and volume, in addition to the potency of Delta 8 in the package. This information should be available on the label. It’s important that you follow all the directions on the product. You should consult a physician if you have questions about your health and Delta 8.

The amount of D8 THC can vary depending upon the brand, product, and form.  Commonly, you will find Delta-8 vapes that contain 500mg or 1000mg of Delta 8 concentrate.  Edibles, will typically contain between 5-50mg of Delta 8.  

There is not a standard dosing for Delta 8, so its best to start off slow.  While some people may need more, others will get the best experience from less.  

When trying Delta 8 for the first time, allow yourself a few hours before taking more, to give yourself time to adjust to the feeling.  Delta 8 products can have a delayed effect, with the onset of the high occurring an hour or two after consumption.  While this is more common from edibles than smokeables, safely microdosing and working your way up to higher amounts of Delta-8 is the best way to find your perfect dose without overwhelming yourself.

More Expensive Brands Worth the Extra Cost?

It’s critical that you know how to spot quality products from trusted suppliers.  If the price of a product is cheap, the product could be poor quality.  D8 is sold at market prices, just like any other commodity.

Delta-8 companies selling cheap products could be cutting corners and selling products that don’t meet standards.  Brands that have competitively priced D8 products almost always provide a better experience.  Companies which sell their products at a reasonable price are not looking for a quick buck, but looking to give you safe and compliant products.  Safety should always be a higher priority than cost.

Where is Delta 8 available?

Delta-8 THC is available all over the United States, sold as a hemp product in many online stores, some even include free shipping. D8 products may also be available in physical stores near you, depending on your location.  

To find hemp concentrates, like D8 and other CBD products, it’s best to order through an online shop, from a state where Delta-8 is legal to be produced as hemp.  High quality products such as Delta 8 Prerolls, vape cartridges, and hemp flowers are perfect for smoking and are able to survive shipping. Gummies and edibles are great, but be mindful of any edibles melting, especially when being shipped in hot temperatures.  

Be sure to examine the lab reports to make sure the products were produced from hemp plants.  If you experience any kind of side effects from consuming Delta 8 products, you should contact your Doctor immediately and report your adverse reactions.

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