8Delta8, otherwise known as just Delta 8, is primarily a hemp derivative products manufacturing company. As the name suggests, it is a brand that specializes in creating Delta-8 products.
According to the information provided on the website, the company is dedicated to producing high-quality Delta-8 products by utilizing 100% federally legal industrial hemp or CBD hemp. The company uses natural hemp oil extract to convert to Delta-8 THC, a slight variation on the Delta-9 THC molecule that is the psychoactive element found in cannabis hemp.
According to the 2018 Farm Bill, only Delta-9 THC is restricted. Thus Delta-8 THC is technically legal at the federal level. This enables the company to offer its products to a broader audience across the US.
What this means is that the company produces its own Delta-8 distillate from CBD hemp extract. This sets it apart from similar companies that are manufacturing Delta-8 THC products using distillate bought from third-party commercial labs. While the process used is mostly the same at its core, significant differences in purity and safety arise with just minor changes in the chemical process that is followed.
So a company that has it is own commercial lab that produces the distillate can indeed ensure a high degree of safety and excellent quality through strict control of the process. After being verified by a third-party lab, it is easy to rely on it for safe to consume Delta-8 goodies. For the sake of transparency, the company blog even has an article on the conversion process that takes CBD and turns it into Delta-8 THC.
As expected from a company that deals with Delta 8 products only, there is a small but well-curated selection of concentrates and smokables in the online shop. In the concentrates category, there are products like 1gram Delta 8 dabs, 1g syringe of pure Delta-8 distillate, a clear version of the distillate, and sugar wax.
The distillate is clearly the main product here, and thus, we find a variety of different options for the same product. Apart from the 1g syringe, there is also the option of buying the distillate in bulk quantities. The range of options starts from 1g and goes all the way up to 1kg in a few steps. For the uninitiated, this is a viscous, golden-colored liquid that is the purest form of Delta-8 available on the market. It is made artificially inside a lab environment using naturally obtained CBD from pure hemp extract.
This distillate is added to all Delta-8 products in various ways, from edibles to tinctures, topicals, and even flowers. Hemp flowers can only express trace amounts of Delta-8 and that too in some special cases. These flowers are just normal CBD flowers that have been infused with Delta-8 through spraying or other means.
Similarly, Delta-8 concentrates are made with the distillate by processing the liquid till the right consistency and concentrations are achieved.
So it is important to remember that Delta-8 found in the market is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring but extremely rare cannabinoid.
Coming to the Delta-8 CBD flowers, there are a few strains to choose from. At the time of writing, there are five options, AppleJack, Berry Blossom, Topical Haze, Green Goblin, and Monster Goblin. Buyers can choose to buy anywhere from 1/8 of an ounce to 1 pound of any of these strains.
With more reputed companies coming into the market with safe Delta-8 products, a lot of users are switching over to these flowers because of the added benefit of Delta-8, along with all the usual cannabinoids found in CBD hemp. The synthetic, alt-cannabinoid label notwithstanding, it is truly gaining in popularity among recreational users. This is especially true in areas where Delta-9 THC is not legally available without a prescription.
Unfortunately, the official website does not have any visible feedback from the customers. There are now ways of knowing if one product is more popular than the other. With such a small catalog, though, it is hard to make an actual distinction.
On the other hand, there are a lot of independent and third-party reviews for its products. Based on these reviews, it seems that 8Delta8 has been doing a good job of supplying quality Delta-8 THC products to its users. The potency and purity are both points on which the company has received praise from the reviewers.
The website does not offer any coupons or discounts, but some of the items are on sale at a reduced price. There may be third-party sellers who offer the same products at a discounted rate.
8Delta8 uses only legally grown industrial hemp or CBD hemp as the raw materials for producing the Delta-8 distillate. Thus it is technically a legal product under the 2018 Farm Bill that explicitly prohibits hemp that has over 0.3% Delta-9 THC by dry weight. Delta-8 is an isomer of Delta-9 THC, which has a slightly different molecular structure and milder effects.