Delta 8 THC has generated a lot of buzz because it is currently considered federally legal.
While Delta 8 is on average about a third to a quarter as potent as Delta 9 THC, the fact that some federal regulations have been leaning in Delta 8 THC's favor, has led to a massive outgrowth of new products, and a unique manufacturing process.
In the often Wild West of cannabis product labeling and marketing, knowing what to look for can often be confusing.
This is why we’ve established three key factors you should consider when finding a brand that sells Delta 8 products nearby.
How was your Delta 8 extracted?
One thing consumers should know about their Delta 8 products is how their Delta 8 is extracted from their plant of origin in the first place.
Manufacturers looking to save a buck may opt for butane or propane as an extraction fluid. Higher-end manufacturers will go instead for supercritical CO2 extraction. CO2 extractions allow manufacturers to keep essential oils inside the extract intact, while liquid extractions would remove the oils altogether.
This can often aid in the taste and feel the THC has on your body
What other ingredients are in your Delta 8 THC?
The truth is a lot of Delta 8 THC products will come with added flavorings, natural or artificial, preservatives, or ways to add or preserve the quality of the product.
The key is to make sure your manufacturers at least list the ingredients in a clear way. Trusted websites will include as much information and may even include independent reviews or critiques of their products. Sketchy ones will keep those details to themselves
More than the brand, or how the website looks, analyze the quality of their lab results. Most websites will include some information on the lab results of their products.
Trusted sites that work with labs with a clear pedigree and will often have connections with a local university, perhaps a hospital.
Not all Labs are made equal, so if the lab connected with your favorite product has an unlisted number on google? Maybe it's time to move on.
Other than that, make sure the price is right, more research is better than less, and soon you’ll find the best Delta 8 THC product for you.