Everyone is talking about the newest cannabis craze, Delta-8 THC. An alternative to traditional Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 is about half as potent with fewer negative side effects. This trendy new form of THC is rapidly growing in popularity and available at stores and online in most states in the U.S.
Not all Delta 8 products, however, are created equal. In this new industry, you will find a wide range of manufacturing practices. The FDA does not evaluate Delta 8 THC products, which means that it is up to the consumer to determine whether the product is safe.
While there are reputable manufacturers of Delta 8 who implement rigorous quality-control measures, you will also find manufacturers who use harmful chemicals, have unsanitary conditions, sell products with varying concentrations of Delta 8, have misleading product labeling, and even market their products to children. These practices, unfortunately, present a risk to public health and a challenge for this emerging industry. How are consumers supposed to know which Delta 8 THC products are trustworthy?
Is Delta 8 THC Safe?
Before having fun with Delta 8, it is important for your safety to make the process of selecting a Delta 8 product seriously. You do not want to make an impulse buy when you see a Delta 8 product at a gas station. To safely enjoy Delta 8 products, first research the product’s manufacturing process. With some research, safe and responsible use is possible.
Avoid Delta 8 Products with Bad Manufacturing Practices
There are many bad manufacturing practices that consumers should be aware of. According to the FDA, some manufacturers use household chemicals to achieve higher concentrations of Delta 8 THC in their products. This can result in harmful byproducts that should not be consumed or inhaled. Laboratory analysis of various Delta 8 gummies and vape carts on the market has even found that they contain other cannabinoids such as Delta 9 and Delta 10 THC. This can be a concern for consumers who want a milder high or reside in states where those substances are illegal.
Consumers should also be mindful of a manufacturer’s marketing practices. Avoid any Delta 8 products that have been marketed to children. Manufacturers who are willing to market to children make it clear that consumer safety is not their priority. Ideally, the product’s labeling will contain directions for safe use. Do not trust any Delta 8 product that suggests you may drive after consuming or inhaling it or that it will not get you high.
Good Manufacturing Practices and Delta 8 THC
The easiest and quickest way to verify that you are getting high-quality Delta 8 products is to look for manufacturers who use third-party lab testing. For this testing, an independent lab will test for purity and potency. Reputable manufacturers will make the certificate of analysis issued by the lab readily available on their website. The certificate should demonstrate that a third-party lab verified that the product’s contents match what is stated on the label.
There are other manufacturing practices that indicate quality. Although the FDA does not have direct oversight of Delta 8 products, they do approve Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), which provide a system of quality control. Look for products sold by manufacturers who follow cGMP. Additionally, manufacturers who implement rigorous Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that include in-process testing, quality control checks, and raw material verification provide another round of checks that can further reassure you of the strength and purity of the Delta 8 THC product.
A product that begins with USA-grown hemp is another indication of quality. Look for hemp grown on USDA-registered farms or farms that are licensed, registered, and permitted in their state.
With some research into how a Delta 8 THC product is made, you can use Delta 8 safely.
High-Quality Happy Delta 8 THC Products
At Happy Delta, we use high-quality ingredients and industry-leading manufacturing practices to produce our safe, premium Delta 8 THC Products. Every Happy Delta 8 THC product:
- Third-party lab tested with an easily accessible certificate of analysis for every production run
- Instructions for safe, responsible use for every product
- Follow rigorous Standard Operating Procedures and FDA-approved cGMP
- Use USA-grown hemp from USDA-registered farms
- Manufactured in an FDA-registered facility
We want you to use our products responsibly, and we take every measure to assist you with safe use. We always advise our customers to start with a small amount of our product. If you have children or pets, we recommend that you secure your Delta 8 products, especially edibles, far from their reach.
When you want a relaxing high, you need to know that you have a safe, premium Delta 8 product. That’s why we offer high-quality edibles and vapes for your enjoyment as well as bundles and specials. Our products always contain less than 0.3% THC to comply with the 2018 Farm Bill.
Each Happy Delta 8 THC gummy is made with 25 milligrams of hemp-derived Delta 8 and recognizable ingredients like sugar and pectin. We offer our tasty gummies in apple, berry, blue razz, peach, and mango flavor profiles. For safe use, please read the directions and other instructions on the packaging before ingesting. Our Happy Delta 8 THC vape carts contain 600 milligrams of Delta 8 and 150 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD as well as terpenes for flavor. We recommend that you take 1-2 puffs at first and then wait 10-20 minutes to see how our vape carts impact you. Enjoy our vape carts in grape, blueberry, grapefruit, apple, and orange pineapple.