Welcoming Delta-8 into my World and Five Brand Gummy Reviews [Linwood’s Takes] [NSFW]

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“Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as Delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant but is not found in significant amounts in the cannabis plant. As a result, concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are typically manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD).”

Touted as a “legal way to get high” (in the majority of states), my introduction to Delta-8 was through my youngest brother who I recall mentioning vaping it a couple of months after I had my very first experience smoking weed and I happened to smoke some with a couple of former short-term casual partners. Although I had already purchased a Vaporesso Podstick prior, at the shop CravinVapes, the only thing that I was vaping was CBD E-Liquid, which didn’t have a noticeable effect on me, possibly due to the dosage, so I decided to order 500mg of Serene Tree’s Sweet Watermelon Delta-8 Vape Juice from Vape Craft Inc.

Perhaps it was my device, however, I didn’t find vaping it nearly as effective as placing it under my tongue, even though the company’s site states that it’s not meant for oral consumption. Doing the latter one day gave me an incredible high that led me on a very introspective journey as I was driving, which I don’t recommend as operating a vehicle while intoxicated is illegal. In my case, I was taking my 1996 Mercury Sable to an automotive shop for repairs and was surprised when I made it there without any issues. Obviously, I had swallowed too much and should have stayed home, regardless of the scheduled appointment to fix my automatic transmission shifter cable. It’s not something that I’ll ever do again, but the “trip” gave me several great ideas to implement in upcoming projects that I’m working on.

Incorporating Delta-8 pre and post-workouts has assisted with my training. Brainstorming while high has also helped spark creativity, but the mental brain fog generally affects my productivity concerning tasks that require maintaining a train of thought for a long period of time. Sitting through entertainment media such as films stoned is still a joy, especially when with a lover or a group of friends. I don’t particularly like inhaling smoke for fear of damaging my lungs.

Speaking of, a friend of mine and fellow podcaster based in Virginia informed me that gummies exist. I took the plunge and purchased the below. The last three were sample packs that I only paid shipping for. I haven’t decided whether to budget for buying them premade for the sake of convenience or putting the time into making my own to save money in an industry that most likely overprices its products because of how relatively new Delta-8 is to the scene and the legal gray area of the hemp. I don’t particularly like inhaling smoke for fear of damaging my lungs, so edibles have become a more favorable preference. Similar to how Bruce Lee regularly ate hash and marijuana cookies instead of smoking the former.

Below are short reviews that I’ve written on the products. If there are any questions or recommendations, feel free to leave them here as a comment. If you would like me to try a sample of your brand to promote, you’re welcome to send me an inquiry at our contact us page.

SNAPDRAGON HEMP:

I purchased a pack of twelve 10mg Delta-8 gummies from the company and I can definitely attest to their “high” quality. I took five at the beginning of the MCM50K Marine Corps Marathon, in which I ran roughly 32 miles, and they kicked in relatively quickly and were humorously effective enough to get me lost during the virtual race. The rest seemed just as potent, but simply having one of the edibles did nothing for my significant other, who has a lower tolerance than I do and doesn’t often partake in Delta-8 or Delta-9. She did enjoy the taste of them and I did as well.

My rating: ★★★★★

PURE CRAFT CBD (SAMPLE):

I ordered a sample pack of four 25mg gummies and the first time that I took a couple, not much had changed upstairs after a few hours, however, I did wake up the next morning feeling like I was slightly intoxicated, so I assume there was a delayed effected. The last two gummies that I consumed were more reliable in getting lifted under a reasonable amount of time while I was awake. The only thing that I did differently was sucking on them until they dissolved instead of chew and swallow them.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

MOONWLKR (SAMPLE):

This particular company’s pack contained eight 12.5mg gummies and they smelled wonderful. I had five left due to sharing one and taking two among another brand’s during the wild date night at home. Not only did I eat the rest, but I also had a jar of Smucker’s peanut butter and jelly, which has fat in it, and cannabinoids bind to fat cells.

This explains why my girl may have bitten off more than she could chew as she had pizza bites when she was tripping. While my tolerance could withstand this dosage of 62.5mg, I did feel very loose, carefree, and more affectionate, which my partner noticed. The taste could have been slightly better. With that being said I will most likely purchase from MoonWlkr again. Their gummies are currently side-by-side with the quality of Snapdragon Hemp’s, albeit less expensive.

My rating: ★★★★★

THE CANNABIS PHARMACY (SAMPLE):

The sample came in two packs and each had two gummies that contained 25mg of Delta-8 THC, totaling 100mg. My girl and I ate took 50mg, however, I also took two of the 12.5mg gummies from MoonWlkr in addition. She took an additional gummy as well from the aforementioned brand, which proved to be a lot more than she could handle.

I experienced a stronger buzz than usual but nothing that caused me to have a mental breakdown, but she had a hilariously bad trip that involved her obnoxiously singing openings from childhood television shows, becoming extremely aroused to the point where I was overwhelmed, and a panic attack that revealed bits of trauma in her past. I don’t contribute either to the companies that provided our samples as some people do have trouble with similar levels to her dosage if they’re prone to psychotic breaks. After sobering up, she shared that the night was like a rollercoaster and she would love to “do it again”.

My rating: ★★★★☆

TLTD8:

Originally, I had ordered from Hometown Hero CBD, however, I decided to cancel my order as I had entered my pseudonym and not my government name when ordering their gummy sample pack. The company employs BlueCheck to verify a potential buyer’s age, and while that’s fine and dandy, I provided several means of identification (Birthdate, Driver’s License, and SSN), yet due to their faulty automated system, it would not allow me to be shipped the product until I had the mailing name changed to match the documentation. I had never run into this particular problem with several other online businesses and while I truly understand BlueCheck’s purpose, the pop-up utilized should have been shown prior to having my money taken considering I had to wait almost a week for this matter to be resolved because of the holidays.

A Reddit user referred me to a new business having a grand opening and Black Friday sale around Thanksgiving on their website. At first, I was skeptical, but another user successfully ordered at them so I chose to try them. With the shockingly discounted rates that they were presenting on the homepage, I figured what harm could it do? When another user described their surprising quality, I order another pack that was Green Apple-flavored instead of Pink Lemonade. Both contained fifteen gummies and each edible were 50mg.

Awesomely, the pink lemonade order arrived with its own extra sample pack of two 50mg Pineapple gummies. Since the validity of their deal had been confirmed and a client had recently tipped me, I ordered a third set of fifteen 50mg gummies, but this round, they were Orange Cream-flavored with a free pack of Blu Razz. Needless to say, I was very excited about taking advantage of what I could try without banking the bank. The only downside to TLTD8’s is that they don’t seem to be vegan and that’s unfortunate because my father wanted to try a couple during Christmas break, but he’s very strict about his dietary lifestyle in a spiritual sense.

Prior to a heavy workout session at my home gym, I decided to take one of the Pineapple-flavored gummies and was blown away by how high I was during the peak after four hours. I spent the night watching the weirdest triple feature that consisted of ‘Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice’, Kenji Misumi’s Yasuharu Hasebe’s ‘Assault! Jack the Ripper’, and David DeCoteau’s ‘Dr. Alien’ a.k.a. ‘I Was a Teenage Sex Mutant’. The experience felt like a psychedelic dream that was filled with laughs, terror, and confusion. You know…? The kind where you turn on the television and what you start watching feels so randomly constructed that you can’t believe it was allowed to be made!

The next test was with a dose of 100mg, which I now consider my current max because my brain, without a doubt, felt “smokey”. My significant other took 50mg and while she felt annoyingly carefree and sexually aggressive like the time she took 62.5mg, there were no panic attacks or age regression. Personally, I could feel the vibrations and energy between us, which was a new experience.

I recently tried 1750mg and went into a state of extreme paranoia that compelled me to flush all of the gummies that I had. Yes, roughly thirty dollars down the drain because my mind felt like it was being ripped through multiple dimensions and poisoned with uncertainty. Luckily, my girl only took half a gummy and was there to comfort me as I nervously shivered throughout the night until I fell asleep. The next morning, I was at ease with a calming high that persisted past the evening. Once again, I don’t blame the brand. My tolerance is clearly around 100mg, as I previously said. I most likely carry a schizophrenia gene passed down from one of my grandmothers who does suffer from the disease and I wouldn’t discount the belief that it had been triggered due to a possible risk.

Overall, I’m proud to say that the newcomer TLTD8 takes the first place trophy and I will be purchasing a lot more from them.

My rating: ★★★★★

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