We here at Hectare’s sell a wide variety of products to a wide variety of customers. Many of our products come in different forms, so naturally we are asked whether there is any difference between, say, drinking CBD and applying it topically as a roll-on.
In almost every case, the answer is yes, but some of the forms for certain products of ours differ in substantial ways. One such product is Delta 8.
We are often asked about how our Delta 8 Tincture compares to Delta 8 gummies. As there are some significant differences between the two, we thought we would dedicate a blog to covering them.
But first, for the uninitiated, we will give a rundown of what Delta 8 is, exactly.
Breaking Down Delta 8
Perhaps the most important thing to know about Delta 8 is that it is psychoactive, meaning that it will produce effects that have been described as being similar, though not exactly alike, to a regular cannabis high.
The second most important thing to know is that Delta 8 is indeed legal nationwide, unlike “normal” marijuana (both the semi-outlawed marijuana and Delta 8 can both be derived from cannabis plants, so they are indeed cousins).
Delta 8’s legality is due to its low levels of THC (the main chemical compound responsible for those psychoactive effects), and also the fact that it can be extracted from hemp-derived CBD, which is indeed legal.
So, what you get with Delta 8 is a similar high to marijuana, but no legal troubles if you live in a state where marijuana is still not legalized.
Note: All of Hectare’s Delta 8 products are compliant with the federally-mandated guidelines set forth in the 2018 Farm Bill.
If you are new to Delta 8, or simply want to enjoy much more milder effects, then we certainly recommend going with our Batch No. 8 Delta 8 Tinctures.
Our Batch No. 8 comes with 1600 mg (note: do not, under any circumstances, take that much Delta 8 at once). The included 30 mL bottle doses 1 mL at a time through its dropper.
We recommend taking 0.25 mL (or, a quarter of a dropper) at a time, holding it under your tongue. Each 1mL drop contains 53 mg, so being able to increase in increments of 13.25 mg is recommended.
What tinctures allow for is safe experimentation and precision in determining your enjoyment of Delta 8. With a gummy, what you eat is what you get, and so if it is too much, then you are stuck with it, while with tinctures you are guaranteed to get the positive effects you desire, with no or little risk of going overboard.
For more experienced Delta 8 users (or users of like products, such as legalized marijuana products, which often come in gummy form, available in certain states ), our Batch No. 8 Delta 8 gummies are the way to go.
For one, taking a gummy is much less involved than using a tincture dropper, as all that is required is eating the gummy and waiting for the effects to set in.
Batch No.8 comes with 8 gummies, each one 25 mg.
Though you can split up gummies into halves, this is not as effective a dosage metric as tincture dosing, so there is certainly less control in getting a precise dosage, unless you are fine with the 25 mg whole (or taking multiples of that with several gummies).
We would also recommend getting our gummies if you just want, say, a few weekends’ worth of Delta 8 use, or are going to share them with friends over a weekend. Otherwise, you will be paying $30 more for the tincture, which certainly comes with plenty of Delta 8 (1600 mg!) but is more for Delta 8 users in it for the long haul.
Of course, you can still use our gummies over a long period of time, so long as you store them in a cool, dry place.
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To learn more about cannabis-based products, check out our in-depth information page here.