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What is Delta 8 Flower?

Updated September 2021

It seems that each day brings a new cannabinoid conversation. This week’s cannabinoid feature: Delta 8 THC flower. We’ve discussed a great deal over the last few months about Delta 8. Not only what it is, but how it’s produced and the potential benefits. Let’s dive a little deeper on all the details of Delta 8 THC and the Delta 8 flower specifically. We’ll share the latest Delta 8 flower products that will be hitting the market.

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What is Delta 8?

Delta 8 is one of the four most common cannabinoids and is in fact very similar to many other cannabinoids in the plant such as Delta 9 THC or CBD. This cannabinoid naturally exists in hemp but in very small amounts. This is why it is typically produced in the lab to produce enough quantities for the market. Many are interested in the use of Delta 8 THC due to it’s suggested health benefits and other positive effects. There are many consumers that attribute Delta 8 to have a mental high of euphoria with fewer side effects than Delta 9 THC.

How is delta 8 made?

Delta 8 THC is commonly made in a lab for practical and economic reasons. This is made through a chemical reaction. This reaction is done by converting CBD into delta 8 THC. This replicates a similar, natural process that already occurs when cannabinoids are created when the cannabis plant grows. Cannabinoids can always change in the cannabis plant due to natural external factors such as heat, genetics, time and light. Creating this in a controlled environment can allow for a more successful product.

How is Delta 8 made?

Delta 8 THC is commonly made in a lab for practical and economic reasons. This reaction is done by converting CBD into delta 8 THC since they are chemically very similar.

How is Delta 8 flower made?

Delta 8 flower is made through a multi-step infusion process. Step one is to select premium hemp flowers. Once these are selected, it is time to coat them with Delta 8 infused kief and Delta 8 infused distillate oil. This process often involves multiple coats on the flower to increase psychoactivity and provide an overall frostier look.

What are common effects of Delta 8?

Many have found specific positive effects from Delta 8 THC including a focused mental high, euphoria, body relaxation, pain relief, appetite increase, anxiety reduction, sleep improvement and other effects dependent on the strain.

Delta 8 Flower

Delta 8 is federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. This is classified under the distinction that all hemp cannabinoids were considered federally legal aside from Delta 9 THC. Many also may question the legality since it is produced in a lab. However, it is still considered legal because it is considered to be a “conversion” and not a “synthetic substance.”

How is it made?

Since Delta 8 is an extract, there is no ability to grow Delta 8 flower naturally. However, Delta 8 Flower can still be produced and create a stellar consumer experience! Delta 8 flower is made through a multi-step infusion process. Step one is to select premium hemp flowers. Once these are selected, it is time to coat them with Delta 8 infused kief and Delta 8 infused distillate oil. This process often involves multiple coats on the flower to increase psychoactivity and provide an overall frostier look.

Common Effects

Delta 8 THC has resonated with many because it provides a similar mental high and body relaxation as Delta 9 THC found in marijuana, yet it doesn’t provide many with anxiety or paranoia side effects that some experience with Delta 9 THC. Many have found specific positive effects from Delta 8 THC including a focused mental high, euphoria, body relaxation, pain relief, appetite increase, anxiety reduction, sleep improvement and other effects dependent on the strain.

Since Delta 8 flower is relatively new in the market, there is little information available in terms of user experience. However, here at The Green Dragon CBD, we will begin to offer several varieties of Delta 8 flower products and pre-rolls from two of our trusted, premium providers: Treetop Hemp Co and Delta Effex.

Organic CBD NUGS (Pure HEMP FARMS)

Organic CBD Nugs packages its Delta 8 infused flower under their brand, Pure Hemp Farms, and focuses on producing premium quality, small batch hemp flower. They have taken that flower and infused it with delta 8 in some really popular strains.

With between 20-30% Delta-8 concentrations, you won’t go wrong with choosing between the different strains we carry. Let’s highlight some of them. The energetic Sativa strain, Blue Dream, is an easy choice when looking for a deliciously uplifting experience. With an 85:15 Indica to Sativa ration, the Skywalker OG is the hybrid to look for that is also a very approachable strain. Last but not least, the Indica strain, Northern Lights, is an overall favorite and has won multiple High Times Cannabis Cups for its high quality production.

Delta Extrax (formerly delta effex) Delta 8 Flower

Delta Extrax (the latest name from the formerly named Delta Effex) is one of the leaders in the Delta 8 industry and has developed a couple of great strains available as flower or prerolls.

Delta Effex Bubba OG Kush Premium Delta 8 THC infused hemp flower is here. Bubba OG Kush is a tried and true indica strain created by a cross between Bubba Kush and Ghost OG.  This strain has a tantalizing sweet smell with peppery notes followed by a citrusy herbal taste. Bubba OG Kush is best for relaxing and socializing at the end of a long day.

Delta Effex Sour Diesel Premium Delta 8 THC infused hemp flower is here. Sour Diesel has been a fan favorite since the 1990s and for good reason. This sativa strain gets its name from the very pungent diesel-like smell that is sensed immediately upon opening the bag. The uplifting dreamy cerebral effects make this strain the perfect choice when you need to have a clear mind and have your creative juices flowing. No couchlock with this strain, expect to get everything on your to-do list done and then some!

Canna River Delta 8 Flower

Canna River, our newest flower brand, is a great company that creates products for every type of Delta 8 user.

Each flower contains between 15% and 17% of Delta 8 and CBD. All are Farm Bill Compliant and grown in the USA. Gelato is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain that creates a euphoric and soothing experience. Lemon Haze is a Sativa strain that creates an energetic and mood-boosting experience. Strawnana is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain that creates a  peaceful and super chill Delta 8 experience. Any strain you choose is delightfully flavorful.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR, AMANDA RUSSELL

Amanda Russell, a Marketing Postgraduate, is one of our in-house bloggers residing on the East Coast. She is devoted to staying immersed in the latest CBD trends and providing educational insight for our fellow Green Dragon CBD community. Connect with her on LinkedIn or read other posts by Amanda.

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