Cannabis edibles have gained a lot of ground over the last decade. They’ve become a staple in both hemp- and marijuana-derived products for consumers seeking various benefits.
Advances in science, technology, and culinary arts have resulted in quality edibles that you might never have dreamed of.
Delta 8 edibles are one of the newest products on the market, rapidly gaining popularity. With further research about the benefits of cannabis, some cannabinoids have stepped into the limelight, including Delta 8.
A Brief History of Cannabis Edibles
Historians have reported evidence of humans using cannabis as far back as the stone age. Recorded uses appear in the Islamic golden age and medieval era into the 1800s and 1900s.
The first mainstream mention of cannabis edibles in the United States appeared in “The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook,” released in 1954 before marijuana prohibition. The recipe for “haschich fudge” was the key to the book’s popularity and quickly became the foundation for the ever-popular “pot brownies.”
Today, edibles can contain many types and combinations of cannabinoids. Edibles are discrete, convenient, and often preferred by those who don’t want to smoke.
What is Delta 8?
The cannabis plant contains over 112 confirmed cannabinoids. Some of these, like THC and CBD, occur in large quantities. Others are present only during certain parts of the plant life cycle or exist in small quantities. Delta 8 is a minor cannabinoid typically derived from hemp, which is legal under the 2018 Farm Bill.
Each cannabinoid, though similar, has a different molecular structure that changes the way it interacts with your body. Much like any other substance (alcohol, over-the-counter medication, etc.), your body may react differently than someone else’s. This depends on things like metabolic rate, hydration level, and other factors.
Generally, people who consume Delta 8 report mild effects similar to those of THC, but on a milder, more functional level. These effects may include:
- Reduction of pain
- Better sleep
- Less anxiousness
- Other calming effects
A recent study found that 71% of consumers feel relaxed when using Delta 8 products. 55% experience pain relief.
The Difference Between Delta 8, Delta 9 THC, and HHC
Once upon a time, the only cannabinoid recognized by most consumers was THC (also known as Delta 9 THC). This psychoactive compound is responsible for the “high” or “stoned” feeling you experience.
Delta 9 THC use is not legal in all states. Some states have legalized marijuana for medical use, but not recreational. All Hi On Nature products are made using legal industrial hemp.
Delta 8 and HHC are much newer cannabinoids on the market. Both are derived from CBG, which is the “mother” cannabinoid. Many HHC users report a euphoric feeling that falls somewhere between the intensity of Delta 8 and Delta 9. The length of HHC effects is also reported to be longer than Delta 8 and shorter than Delta 9.
The Benefits and Rising Popularity of Delta 8 Edibles
Baked goods like brownies and cookies remain a staple for consumers for years. Gummies, however, are surfacing as a preferred form of consumption, surpassing other edibles.
Part of the gummy trend is thanks to the pandemic era. It’s now less socially acceptable to share vape pens or pre-rolls. Even breaking off a piece of your chocolate bar takes more touch points than some may be comfortable with.
Delta 8 gummies have many benefits, including:
- Simple dosing with pre-measured concentrations in each gummy
- Discreet consumption method
- Easy to safely share with others
- A wide variety of flavors and textures available for all pallets
The Importance of Quality Delta 8 Gummies
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate cannabis products. Each state has its own agency that provides guidelines. Unfortunately, some companies use the lack of regulation to cut corners. But not Hi On Nature.
All Hi On Nature products are made from quality, terpene-rich, west coast hemp cannabinoids. Products undergo third-party testing in a multi-accredited laboratory to ensure transparency and correct dosage.
Each product package has an interactive QR code that links directly to the third-party test for your individual product batch. This test is referred to as a certificate of analysis (COA). Scan the QR code on your smartphone or check out our product COAs on our website.
Want to Try Delta 8 Gummies?
Hi On Nature “Shockwaves” are currently the strongest Delta 8 gummies on the market at 5,000mg per package. They’re recommended for experienced users only.
We’re constantly working to develop the best tasting, highest quality, and most effective Delta 8 gummies. Order online from anywhere, and keep checking back for new flavors.