Buyer’s Guide: Best CBD or THC Gummy
Gummies are a discreet, convenient, and tasty way to consume cannabis—but navigating the edibles market and the plethora of cannabinoids on offer (delta-what?!) can be tricky. We get it; busy moms don’t have time for the hit-or miss approach. You need to know what works for getting focused, having fun with the kiddos, or chilling TF out at the end of a long day. That’s why we’ve compiled all the deets on the three most common weed treats out there—delta-8 gummies, delta-9 gummies, and delta-10 gummies—so that you can shop and consume with confidence.
Shopping for edibles? This guide will help to pick the best CBD or THC gummy for you!
CBD and THC edibles are one of the most popular ways to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. We know that the cannabis scene has become complicated, with so many products to choose from. Our hope is to take the guesswork out of it, as we explore the benefits of each cannabinoid. SOCIETY’s Plant gummies are available in several different flavors and cannabinoid compounds, which each offer a different sensation and can be consumed at various times of the day. So, depending on the experience you’re hoping to achieve, we believe you will be able to find a gummy to suit your needs.
In our experience and based on customer feedback delta-8 THC presents in a more Indica way, delta-9 as a hybrid and delta-10 as Sativa. While everyone’s experience with hemp-derived cannabinoids is different, we would like to offer you our assistance with a guide to choosing the best delta THC gummy for your specific desires.
What are Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids?
The following cannabinoids can be derived from hemp: CBD, CBG, CBN, Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 THC, and THC-O. Hemp-derived cannabinoids are extracted from hemp, which is federally legal, rather than marijuana, which is not yet federally legal and cannot cross state lines. This legalization occurred in 2018 when the momentous Farm Bill was signed removing hemp grown with less than 0.03% THC. These cannabinoids are extracted directly from hemp plants in a 3-step process you can read about here.
What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the second most prevalent active ingredient in the cannabis plant and it is legally extracted from hemp plants per the 2018 Farm Bill. It was the first cannabinoid that was studied for its potential health benefits. According to a report from the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. There is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."
Benefits of CBD:
The benefits of CBD expand so far that it is used in a pharmaceutical called Epidiolex, which is the first cannabis-derived medicine approved by the FDA. Without a prescription, you can now purchase many CBD products including (but not limited to) smokeable high-CBD hemp flower, CBD bath and body products, and CBD gummies. CBD works by balancing the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is the largest receptor system in your body, with receptors throughout the entire body that regulates stress, anxiety, inflammation, and pain, including menstrual pain. In this article, we talk about how cannabis-infused remedies have been historically used to support women’s health.
Choosing a Reputable CBD Brand.
It’s essential to be informed about where your CBD and Delta-THC cannabinoid products come from and how they are manufactured. Often the safety concerns lie in the extraction process; it is critical to only consume alternative cannabinoid products such as Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 THC, and THCo, that have been tested by an accredited lab, to ensure they do not contain chemicals and contaminants and are safe for consumption. Reputable brands will display their Lab Reports on the website, clearly displaying product ingredients and it's also nice to know that a company aligns with your beliefs or with a mission that supports the greater good!
CBD or THC?
Choosing between CBD & THC gummies at any given time boils down to understanding your needs and how you want to feel in about 30min - 1 hour from that point in time. Some customers find taking psychoactive cannabinoids during the day enhances their ability to focus while others feel counterproductive and prefer them at night or on special occasions. We will dive deeper into the individual cannabinoid experiences later, but CBD is often the preferred cannabinoid to lessen anxiety, reduce stress and decrease pain. * While CBD affects each person differently and also varies by the product/brand, the general effects are usually fairly subtle and not very obtuse. It is the more heavily psychoactive cannabinoids that can be a little demystifying because in our experience each one, whether it be Delta 8, 9, or 10, will offer a different experience. We’ve done our best to break down each experience below to help you choose which cannabinoid is the one you desire.
The Relaxing Experience of a Delta-8 THC Gummy
Have you ever looked forward to a day where you can finally snuggle up under a blanket with some snacks and your favorite binge-able show only to notice all the tasks around you that STILL need to be done? Do you struggle to just chill out and rest, so that life can be more bearable when you get back to those responsibilities? Sometimes the body and brain news to disconnect and unwind and those are the times a little delta-8 gummy can do the trick! Like a weighted blanket, Delta-8 helps you to feel held and cared for so you can nurture the inner CHILLed out zen state. You may want to just enjoy the calm, or you might drift off to slumber, but just remember that REST IS GOOD, rest is NECESSARY. Just make sure your favorite snack is around because a snack attack just might come your way!
Delta-8 THC at a glance!
- A very calming cannabinoid.
- Indica or "in the couch" effect.
- Hunger inspiring!
- Sweet Dreams!
SOCIETY’s GOLD-VIII Delta-8 THC gummies come in 5 different flavors and also come in 25mg or 50mg/gummy doses.
Delta-8 THC gummies are also a great night-time companion for sleep procrastinators! Whether you are an ambitious Aries with a passion for your work or a tightly wound Virgo always thinking about the details, Delta-8 will help you get cozy and prepare the body to jump back into action after a good night’s rest.
Some people have said they utilize Delta-8 THC gummies in unison with other holistic protocols to better cope with their anxiety or depression. These are also popular among people who suffer from chronic pain because they’re able to provide relief without causing any side effects.
The Delta-9 THC Experience
Delta-8 often has an “Indica” like effect on consumers, while Delta-9 gummies are more like a hybrid. Some have said the SOCIETY’s GOLD-IX Delta9 1:1 THC: CBD are the “giggly gummies” in the shop. The experiences of consuming a SOCIETY’s GOLD-IX 1:1 THC: CBD gummy do vary depending on the person, but most agree they are similar to about a 6mg dose of a THC edible. The only difference is that SOCIETY’s Delta9 gummies have 12mg of hemp-derived THC and also 15mg of CBD in each gummy! This combination makes for a fun and light high Let’s just say this gummy offers a solution for medical users who do not currently live in a legal state.
Delta-9 THC at a Glance!
- Euphoric effect reminiscent of marijuana (hence the giggles description)
- Promotes a healthy appetite
- Pain Reduction
- Ease stress & anxiety
- PTSD & Depression
The Sativa like Experience of Delta-10 THC Gummies
WOW! Delta-10 is the new delta on the block, and it is rocking all the vibes! Reported experiences of this THC gummy is heightened awareness, in a good way, as it animates life around you often leading to an abundance of joy and overall giddiness. This is a great gummy option for your next girl’s night when you just want to let go and have fun or maybe when you want to enjoy a Netflix and Chill session with the love in your life. Delta-10 gummies are also a great way to get into the zone to create your next artistic masterpiece.
Delta-10 at a Glance!
- An elevated experience that makes you want to move
- Fog busting and animates the life around you
- Less "munchies" were reported.
- A little trippy, lots of giggles
- Highly functional experience that is often mood-boosting
- Creativity booster
SOCIETY - KING’s GOLD-X Delta10 THC
In partnership with our wonderful friend, Bradley King, we bring to you the SOCIETY KING’s GOLD-X Delta10 line of products. The KING’s GOLD Delta-10 gummy comes in a mouth-watering Strawberry Pineapple flavor that is sure to get you moving and the creativity wheels turning!
How is Delta-10 THC different from Delta-8 THC?
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol and it is a cannabinoid that your body naturally produces, and you can also supplement with it. Delta-8 THC is a tryptamine and it activates the CB1 receptors in your brain to produce an effect. Delta 10 THC doesn't activate CB1 receptors like Delta 8 THC, but it still provides a small psychoactive effect that may include mood changes and induce creative thoughts.
Delta-8, Delta9 and, Delta10 Gummy FAQ’s
How often can I take Delta-8, 9, or 10 Gummies?
Often the gummies take about an hour to kick in. Use caution because sometimes a gummy can be slow to take effect, so you don’t want to double down without prior experience at a lower dose. If you want to use a gummy to help you sleep, you should take it 1 hour before bedtime.
If you are a first-time user, you should try taking just half a gummy (or if you are new to cannabis then just ¼) at first to see how it affects you. By starting at a lower dose, you might find that half a gummy is enough to obtain the desired effects.
The newest cannabinoid on the block is HHC and if you haven't heard, this one is VERY popular!
How do HHC Gummies Feel?
The feeling you get from consuming an HHC gummy is similar to a Delta-8 gummy because both produce a mildly euphoric high, but the results will vary from person to person. No two people are going to have the same experience from consuming a set of cannabinoids because the way their body metabolizes it will be different for each endocannabinoid system.
However, the one resounding distinction is that some customers have reported that HHC produces more of an energizing Sativa high. The differences between the gummies are subtle for some people and much more prominent for others. Many have said that staying active on an HHC gummy tends to come easier, than the extreme relaxation that takes over from a Delta-8 gummy.
HHC VS DELTA-8
Currently, Delta 8 is legal in 32 states, and we ship to all of them. However, because Delta8 threatens the cannabis tax revenues in states with legalized adult-use cannabis, the future state of legality of Delta8 is in question. This makes HHC a valuable cannabinoid to get comfortable with since it offers similar effects as Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC. The most common effects reported by consumers include the following*:
- That Indica “In the Couch” feeling
- Head high
- Elevated Mood
- Decreased Pain
- Deeper Sleep
- Less Stress and Anxiety
Cannabinoids and Pain Receptors?
In the book Marijuana or Medicine, the author states:
“Cannabinoids have shown significant promise in basic experiments on pain. Peripheral nerves that detect pain sensations contain abundant receptors for cannabinoids, and cannabinoids appear to block peripheral nerve pain in experimental animals. Even more encouraging, basic studies suggest that opiates and cannabinoids suppress pain through different mechanisms. If that is the case, marijuana-based medicines could perhaps be combined with opiates to boost their pain-relieving power while limiting their side effects.”
The two main cannabinoid receptors in our bodies are the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 influences our mood, memory, sleep, and appetite, and CB2 influences our immune response. Since immunity and inflammation are linked the action of the cannabinoids on the CB2 receptors is beneficial in reducing inflammation and pain.
Many people have utilized cannabinoids to lessen the intensity of acute pain such as injury, physical trauma, or stress, or as a natural plant for easing the unpleasant side effects of inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, lupus, colitis, and arthritis. * CBD has been shown to possibly reduce the production of proteins that cause inflammation and also influence our pain-modulating receptors to reduce discomfort.
Is Delta-10 THC or Delta-8 best for pain?
Delta 10 is best known for its energizing effects and enhanced creativity (Ummm, that sounds fun), while delta-8 is better for pain, inflammation, and soothing your body after a long day. Delta-10 is a great stress reliever for someone who wants to take a slight edge off during the day and still remain active, but Delta-8 is more intense and can ease pain and inflammation. *
Can Delta8 THC or Delta10 Make Me Fail a Drug Test?
The short answer is a resounding: YES! Delt-8 THC and Delta10 THC can show up on a drug test, which means that you may fail your urine or blood test if you're consuming too much of these compounds. Consuming products that only contain CBD isolate is the only cannabis product that will likely not cause a failed drug test.
Cannabis Gummies with SOCIETY’s Plant Raw Hemp CBDA Extract to amplify the HIGH
Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant and the acidic precursor to CBD. Raw Unfiltered Hemp Extract is produced through a critical CO2 process that extracts the oil while still preserving much of the natural plant material such as waxes, chlorophylls, and lipids. Since this oil is less refined, the resulting CBD concentration is lower than a distilled extract. This raw extract is not decarboxylated, therefore it contains a significant amount of the beneficial cannabinoid, CBDA.
CBDA could enhance the therapeutic potential of CBD and possibly other cannabinoids and vice-versa. CBDA is thought to be significantly more effective than CBD in activating a serotonin receptor that reduces nausea and anxiety, it also makes it an excellent anti-inflammatory. Along with the terpenes, caryophyllene, myrcene, and linalool consuming acidic cannabinoids alongside your CBD products can be a much healthier alternative to NSAIDs. Learn more about CBDA & CBGA here!
Final Thoughts on the THC Cannabinoids Delta-8, Delta-9 and Delta-10
Delta-8 is a potent cannabinoid that is most frequently used to deal with pain, inflammation, and insomnia. The calming effect of delta-8 will last longer than other cannabinoids and be more sedating. Delta-9 THC will offer that euphoric high as if you are consuming THC from recreational cannabis and Delta-10 is an amazing stress reliever that you can use during the day to take the edge off, but it won’t offer the same pain relief as Delta-8. If you don’t want to experience the euphoric feeling of these alternative cannabinoids, then CBD gummies can calm inflammation and give you a feeling of peace. Adding Raw Hemp CBD + CBDA extract will up the ante on any cannabinoid products you consume.
Shop for SOCIETY’s Plant CBD or THC Gummies
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