Updated November 2021
Delta 8 is growing in popularity in the cannabis industry, especially with edibles and even more specifically, gummies. Delta 8 gummies are making their way into customers’ baskets more and more as new flavors are developed and higher concentrations are created. Before we take a look at some of our favorite (and our customers’ favorite) brands, we need to take a look at some information about Delta 8 and gummies in general.
What is Delta 8?
Delta 8 THC is naturally found in hemp in small concentrations, but converted in a lab from CBD in higher quantities for product use. The fact that Delta 8 is converted from hemp chemical compounds makes it federally legal. Federal laws prohibit products with greater than 0.3% Delta 9 THC, but not Delta 8. Delta 9 is the most commonly known THC cannabinoid which is what defines marijuana. This is what causes marijuana to produce its health benefits and the strong psychoactive high, but with side effects such as anxiety, and paranoia. CBD is has a stellar reputation for providing health benefits (sleep issues, anxiety, body pain, general health) you get without the mental fuzziness and high of THC.
So what are the pro’s and con’s of Delta 8? It’s found a real following because you get the psychoactive high with the greater wellness benefits and subtract the negative side effects that some people experience with Delta 9 (paranoia and anxiety). It doesn’t give quite the same high as Delta 9 (less intoxication), but it’s just as strong in its own way, but different. It provides mental euphoria, mental clarity and body relaxation. For a more in-depth look at Delta 8, check out our full blog on what Delta 8 THC is here.
Benefits of Using Delta 8
Using Delta 8 in general, is a good way to get the health benefits of THC while also feeling a strong psychoactive high, without the not-so-fun side effects like anxiety and paranoia. Some benefits may include relaxation, appetite stimulant, anxiety reducer, and anti-inflammatory, all the while maintaining mental clarity. It’s the high without the blurriness.
The effects of Delta 8 gummies will usually last between 6-8 hours, depending on your body composition, what you’ve eaten, and other factors. The best way to find your correct dosage is to start low and work your way up, giving at least 30-40 minutes between doses to let yourself feel the effects.
If you’d like to read more about the benefits of Delta 8, take a look at our blog here.
Gummies are gaining in popularity because of their ease of access and of course, all of the scrumptious flavors that are being created. When it comes to “taking” Delta 8, gummies are on the rise due to how easy they are to transport and dosing. Most dosage recommendations start at ½ gummy and go up from there (except Kush which says to start at ¼ since they are twice as big) and you should feel the effects within 30-40 minutes. If you don’t feel the effects, you can add another ½ (or ¼) of a gummy until you start feeling it, given the proper waiting period.
Being able to transport and take these gummies as you go about your day makes it an easy choice for most consumers. Be careful when moving these gummies around so they don’t melt nor get in the grasp of kids or pets. For more storage information on gummies in general, be sure to stop by our blog on proper gummy storage.
One thing about gummies is that you may or may not feel the effects. This isn’t something to worry about. Read more on our blog here.
Brand REVIEW: Koi gummies
The Koi brand was one of the first of the gummies to hit the market. Even with Koi being one of the first on the market, it is still one of the most popular and well-reviewed gummies. It’s no surprise that Koi’s products are so popular; they follow strict guidelines for the quality of their products, including a vendor validation process and 3rd party lab testing.
These gummies come in five differently delicious flavors. Strawberry, Lime, Blue-Razz, Mango, and Watermelon make up Koi’s line of gummies that we carry. Each of these flavors come in 500mg packages, containing 25mg per gummy. The potency of these gummies helps keep them at the top of customer’s favorites, so the recommended starting dose is half of a gummy, especially for those people that are new to Delta 8.
Not only does Koi have beautifully sleek packaging, it also keeps these gummies unavailable to children and pets. Each of the gummy packages has a child safety lock that sometimes even keeps adult users out of them*. Always remember to keep your gummies safe and out of reach of your children or pets.
*It is good to note that it is not recommended to try and cut these open. Just squeeze and twist! We promise – you will be able to open your gummies.
Brand REVIEW: Kush Burst Gummies
Kush Burst is another delightfully fun brand that packages cute hemp leaf-shaped gummies. Each of these 500mg pouches holds 10, 50mg vegan gummies. Because they are vegan, they have a little higher of a melting point than other gelatin gummies. Though they are a little tougher in structure, please don’t leave them in your super hot car or in direct sunlight.
Kush Burst gummies come in five fabulous different flavors of White Peach, Watermelon Bliss, Sour Apple, Blue Raspberry, and Juicy Pineapple. Blue Raspberry and White Peach are some of the top customer favorites.
Kush Burst – Delta 8 Gummies – Pink Lemonade – 500mgProduct on sale
Kush Burst – Delta 8 Gummies – White Peach – 500mgProduct on sale
Kush Burst – Delta 8 Gummies – Watermelon Bliss – 500mgProduct on sale
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Kush Burst also introduced Nano Delta 8 gummies. As a Nano product, these gummies provide extra bioavailability for fast acting and powerful effects. This rapid release and absorption shortens the time in half from a typical gummy meaning you should feel the effects in just 15-30 minutes!
Kush Burst Nano Delta 8 Gummies comes in 2 fun packs; Mystery Berry and OMG (Orange Mango Guava).
Being very on-brand, Kush Burst’s recommended dosages are whimsical and fun, yet informative;
- ¼ gummy – Anytime
- ½ gummy – In The Feels
- ¾ gummy – Chill Mode
- 1 gummy – Life’s a Party
Whatever dose and flavor you decide on, Kush Burst is a premium brand that is approachable to all customers, especially new Delta 8 users.
Brand REVIEW: Urb GUMMIEs
Urb Finest Flowers is an brand created by Lifted Made to showcase their fun and high quality CBD and Delta 8 products. Another customer favorite, Urb’s gummies have created a following because of their ever-popular flavor (Birthday Cake) and top of the line product. The gummies come in 25mg and, of course, dosing depends on several factors but is usually recommended to start with ½ of a gummy and go from there. As we stated earlier, the effects may take between 30-40 minutes, so give it some patience and then you can try adding in quarters or halves of gummies until effects are felt.
A non-gummy edible by Urb that is important to note is their line of chocolate bars. These can be dangerously tempting though, the fantastic flavors like Cookie’s ‘n’ Cream, Milk Chocolate, Rainbow Rocks (white chocolate), and Dark Chocolate come in 300mg bars with each square delivering 25mg per.
Brand REVIEW: Cannabis Life GUMMIEs
Cannabis Life is the Delta 8 brand created by Green Roads. Green Roads is one of the major national CBD companies that is pharmacist-led that creates formulated superior products with careful lab testing.
Currently (as of November 2021), Cannabis Life gummies come in 4 really delicious flavors; Berry Blast, Mango Twist, Pink Paradise, and Berry Blast. Cannabis Life gummies are very popular among our customers, making it hard work for us to keep in stock.
These gummies come standard in 25mg pieces, with 750mg per container, making these gummies one of our best deals. Quality products, at a good price, in a tasty flavor easily makes Cannabis Life gummies our top seller in Delta 8 gummies.
Brand REVIEW: Canna river GUMMIEs
Canna River is a trusted brand that cares about where its products are coming from. They source non-GMO hemp that is small batch and made in the United States, making their products quality. Having approachable products for any person is important and why we chose their brand.
These gummies are some of our favorites because of how effective they are but they are also super delicious and very affordable. At 25mg of Delta 8 THC per gummy, you’ll be flying high! We recommend trying half of a gummy first and then working your way up from there.
Try all of their interesting flavors; Island Splash, Blue Razz, Caramel Pear, Hazy Apple, and Dragon Berry.
Brand REVIEW: Hemp living GUMMIEs
Hemp Living is an employee-backed company that stands by its products. The products are local (Wisconsin, to be exact), organic, and of course, pesticide-free. Their products are truly unique and powerful.
Their Delta 8 gummies are easy to relax with. At 25mg of Delta 8 THC per gummy and 6 fun flavors, you’re sure to enjoy your Delta 8 experience.
Try all 6 flavors; Peach, Blue Raspberry, Strawberry Banana, Fruit Cocktail, Watermelon, and Sour.
Another tempting, non-gummy edible from Hemp Living is their Delta 8 Pot Rocks. With 3 tasty flavors, you’ll be popping and crackling your way into a blissful Delta 8 experience.
brand review: Delta Extrax Gummies
Delta Extrax (formerly known as Delta Effex) is dedicated to creating pure, quality, and safe Delta 8 THC products. They continue to innovate and expand their THC product line.
The Delta Extrax Delta 8 + Delta 10 Gummies are a perfect example of how innovative they strive to be. Each 40mg gummy has a 2:1 ration of D8 to D10. These delightfully tropical gummies deliver the ultimate body high with great mental clarity. Try 1/2 gummy to start and increase dose as needed.
brand review: MoonWlkr Gummies
MoonWlkr is a premium company that is continuously pushing the limits for specialized products created from all cannabinoids.
Their Delta 8 gummies are no different. With sleek packaging, delicious flavors, and at an easy-to-dose 12.5mg per gummy, these gummies are hard not to like. Try all 6 different flavors: Watermelon Zkittles, Purple Punch, Sour Strawberry Diesel, Mango Kush, and Blue Dream Berry.
MoonWlkr Delta 8 gummies also come in assorted flavor packs: Comets and Asteroids.
Yes, and maybe. Delta 8 THC products contain less than 0.3% Delta 9THC which makes it federally legal. Some states have put restrictions on Delta 8 products, so be sure to check in your local area.
Generally, no. Most drug tests check for any THC and therefore any THC product will trigger a positive test result. Do not take it if you are going to be taking a drug test. Although some finely tuned drug tests can differentiate between Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC, you would have to confirm that with your lab. Read more here on how to pass a drug test after using THC products.
Effects of Delta 8 gummies will vary from person to person depending on quite a few factors including your body’s chemistry, your dosage, what you’ve eaten, and how your body is digesting the gummy. Usually, though, gummy effects will last between 6-8 hours.
Dosage will vary between people depending on body composition, of course. Your dosage will also depend on your personal need, the product’s concentration, and more. Usually the key is to start low and work your way up, remember that you won’t feel the effects until about 30-45 min.
THe BEST Delta 8 GUMMY?
These brands we shared today are, of course, top quality and vetted by our team to ensure easy shopping for you. Delta 8 is a great way to receive the benefits of CBD without the negative effects of Delta 9. Gummies are one of the most efficient ways to take Delta 8 and one of the most approachable for new users. Which brand has the best Delta 8 gummy? Well, it’s really personal preference and trial and error to see which you enjoy more.
You can find all of the aforementioned products here, including the other edibles. If you need further help or suggestions deciding which gummies you might enjoy the most, don’t hesitate to contact us.
about the author, brie lowrey
Brie Lowrey, resident Head of Customer Engagement here at The Green Dragon CBD, is a Kansas City Native now residing in St. Louis. She thrives on keeping up with social media trends, staying up-to-date on CBD news, and sending out office-wide dragon jokes. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Instagram, or read other posts by Brie.