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Cannabis has been used for centuries, dating all the way back to ancient cultures for its healing powers. At one point, it was even prescribed by doctors to treat a plethora of both mental and physical issues! The powerful psychoactive high was found to be therapeutic to many users, and continues to be one of the most beloved cannabinoids in the history of the hemp plant. But thanks to the discovery and purification of a new cannabinoid, that’s about to change. 

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, a scientific trailblazer in the cannabis world, discovered a close cousin to the infamous Delta-9 THC cannabinoid, known as Delta-8 THC. This unique cannabinoid offered a smoother and more alert high that was especially attractive to users with previous unsatisfying experience with traditional cannabis. The popularization of Delta-8 THC was stunted by many who didn’t understand what this new cannabinoid was, which is why many potential users have not heard about it until very recently. Delta-8 THC carries many of the same benefits and side effects as traditional recreational cannabis, such as “the munchies,” euphoria, relaxation, and much more. The main difference is that while regulated marijuana in edible form continues to intensify over time and may encourage paranoia and anxiety with new users, Delta-8 THC delivers a calmer high that allows the user to remain clear-headed and in control for the duration of the high. 

Delta-8 THC comes in many forms, some of which you may already be familiar with: vape cartridges, pre-rolls, tinctures, capsules, and edibles. Delta-8 THC edibles are by far the most popular form of consuming the cannabinoid, available in gummies, strips, capsules, and even sweet treats! Delta-8 THC edibles are widely available from companies across the country, but how do you know you’re getting them from a good company? In this article, we’ll touch on five Delta-8 THC edibles from top brands in the industry. These brands have been selected for their potency, reaction time, and many other factors. Keep reading to see which brands made the cut in our Top Five Delta-8 THC Edibles! 

1. Vybba – Delta-8 THC Infused Strips

Vybba recently launched an exciting new “non-gummy” product, and the response has been great. It is called Delta-8 THC Infused Oral Strips, and it solves all the major issues with most Delta-8 edibles. These paper-thin strips are designed to be placed underneath the tongue to disintegrate before swallowing. The sublingual dissolving format allows the 8mg of Delta-8 THC and 4mg of CBD to enter into your bloodstream faster while still being considered an edible. These strips come in a sweet mint flavor and work quickly, taking merely minutes to feel the effects. The strips come in a pack of 20 and are sold for $45 each, but are slightly cheaper if you buy 3 or 6 packs in bulk. If you’re trying these strips for the first time, start off with a single strip first and allow some time to pass before taking a second one. Vybba is currently the only company that makes Delta-8 THC infused strips, making it one of the most unique products in the industry. 

2. Exhale Wellness 

Exhale Wellness dominates the gummy Delta-8 THC market with their selection of fruit-shaped or cube-shaped gummies, packed into a large darkly-stained glass bottle. The reaction time for these gummies is a little lengthy, taking up to 90 minutes to fully kick in. Each gummy contains 25mg of Delta-8 THC, a very strong dose, and there is very little hemp flavor detected while chewing. The smoothness of the high combined with the rich fruit flavor makes this one of the finest Delta-8 THC gummies on the market. Exhale Wellness gummies are a little on the expensive side, starting at $59.95 for a 30 count, but new and repeat users can enjoy 20% off their first order and 25% off their recurring orders with a subscription.

3. Everest CBD

Everest CBD started as a CBD company but quickly entered the Delta-8 THC space after seeing how powerful and popular this new cannabinoid was becoming. Currently, Everest offers chewy gummies in 3 unique flavors, Blue raspberry, watermelon, and peach. and offers a multi-pack with all 3 in the same bottle, They also offer a Delta-8 tincture oil as well, which is rarely seen. The gummies are affordably priced each gummy contains a whopping 25mg of Delta-8 THC per gummy.

4. 3Chi

3 Chi has been one of the most beloved Delta-8 THC brands since inception, delivering rich fruit flavors paired with a melt-in-your mouth chewy texture. There is virtually no hemp flavor left behind, either while chewing or as an aftertaste, and users frequently comment how hard it is to stop at just one! The only downside is that these gummies take an excruciatingly long time to kick in: up to 3 hours to fully feel the effects. The gummies are available in two flavors and contain 16 gummies per pack for a total of 400mg of Delta-8. The gummies are affordably priced at a mere $29.99 on the company website and are conveniently packaged in pouches that can be slipped easily into a purse or backpack. 

5. Dimo Hemp

Dimo Hemp is the final brand on our list, but it is by no means the least important! This Delta-8 THC powerhouse delivers some of the best-tasting gummies that are modeled after favorite childhood treats. Sour worms, sour belts, and sour peach rings taste almost identical to the cornerstore sweet, with little to no hemp flavor or aftertaste. There are a total of ten unique fruit flavors with a light sour flavoring available on the Dimo Hemp website, each gummy priced at an attractive $24.99. The gummies contain 25mg of Delta-8 THC each, and take about an hour to fully kick in. There are ten gummies per pouch for a total of 250mg of Delta-8 THC in each pouch. 

Final Thoughts 

In the fast-growing world of Delta-8 THC products it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with selections that all claim to be the best. We’ve tried to make that decision a bit easier with our top picks. From flavor to kick-in time, these brands all scored high on our preferences and have been tested for purity by independent third party labs. Each product states a total delta-9 THC concentration below 0.3%, making them federally legal for adults to buy and use. Since cannabis and hemp is well-known for a strong hempy odor and taste, we have selected products that mask the sometimes harsh hep flavor.We’re sure they’ll delight your senses over and over again. But don’t just take our word for it! Stock up on any one of these recommended Delta-8 products and discover the powerful mind and body high for yourself! 

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