Do you doze through your days at work but find it difficult to get sound sleep at night? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. Millions of people across the world share your plight.
Stress naturally becomes a big part of our lives now due to many life circumstance such as work, bills, mortgages, family issues, etc — there are many factors that cause stress. Many of us secretly wish for a cure-all for stress, but most of the substances that do it are, unfortunately, either illegal, have too many side effects, or both.
However, there is one compound that is legal in many US states and could solve your problem. Delta-8 THC is a cannabis compound that is able to put these issues at ease.
However, the market seems to be teaming with brands selling “top-notch” Delta-8 products. First, the compound is not easy to extract. So, it’s expensive. Second, not every company has the wherewithal or the know-how to make genuinely top-notch cannabinoid products.
Sounds interesting? Let’s get to know the brand better.
So, What’s Special About Eighty Six?
Eighty Six is just a baby in the cannabis marketplace. It popped up towards the end of 2020. However, this new brand is already making waves in the cannabis world.
While many brands focus on many cannabinoids, Eighty Six has decided to focus only on Delta-8, at least for now. It offers only vape cartridges and gummies at the moment, apart from some trendy merchandise. However, the products come in a range of cool flavors and terpene profiles. And, we can expect more in the coming years because the brand has already added to its initial repertoire.
A great thing about the brand is that it is trying to be transparent. The website needs some improvement and it’s not easy to find all the info. But the important points can hardly miss your eyes.
The brand makes an effort to clarify your doubts about Delta-8 THC. It assures you that the compound is legal and that it won’t get you stoned. And, it also gives its share of disclaimers.
Naturally Sourced Delta-8
The brand has clarified that it derives the compound “naturally” from “hand-selected hemp” grown in the US. No synthetic ingredients go into the products, making them effective as well as safe.
The brand goes on to explain that it follows a method of extraction where all the esoteric cannabinoids are concentrated. This allows the condensation of all the Delta-8 THC in a hemp strain. This condensation allows it to derive maximum Delta-8 and keep Delta-9 below the 0.3% legal mark.
Third-Party Lab Tests
All of the brand’s products are tested by PharmLabs San Diego or Kaycha Labs. You will find the reports or CoAs on a separate page on the website. The link is present on the individual product pages as well. The reports are exhaustive, i.e., they cover the cannabinoid and terpene profiles as well as scan the product for the presence of heavy metals, toxins, and pesticides.
Organic and Eco-Friendly Products
All Eighty Six products are GMO-free, pesticide-free, ISO-certified, and cGMP-certified. The Delta-8 THC is derived from hemp and not marijuana, following the federal farm laws.
The website mentions the shipping and returns policies at the bottom of the page. It’s a bit of a damper that Eighty Six does not allow returns and exchanges unless the shipment is damaged or the products are defective.
Orders take 24–48 hours to be processed, weekends and major holidays excluded. Shipping takes about 3–7 business days. Eighty Six ships its products to 38 states in the US. Twelve states are yet to legalize Delta-8 THC. These include Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, and Utah. These are, of course, excluded.
If you receive a damaged or defective product, contact the brand at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the company accepts your request, it will send you a return shipping label and instructions.
Eighty Six Products Review
As mentioned, Eighty Six is not even a year old and its product range is still limited to vape carts, gummies, and merchandise. We’ll analyze its Delta-8 vape carts and gummies in some detail.
Within this short time, the company has come up with vape cartridges in nine terpene profiles. Four of them have been launched very recently. The other five already enjoy five-star ratings from close to 30 (or more) reviewers each.
The brand promises a “full-body high” from its vape carts. So, depending on the solution you are looking for, i.e., to get creative, sleep, or just relax, you can choose from among the nine. The brand also suggests a few compatible batteries that you can buy from third-party websites.
- Delta-8 distillate
1 gram of Delta-8-predominant cannabinoids in every cartridge
- Blue Dream (blueberry pie)
- Fruity Pebbles OG
- Purple Punch (blueberry)
- Strawberry Cough (strawberry)
- Apple Jack (apple)
- Gelato (vanilla ice cream)
- Orange Soda (orange)
- Pineapple Express (pineapple)
The brand highlights that the carts are encased in authentic CCELL® hardware. These cartridges promise to get the maximum potency out of the Delta-8 e-liquid. The ceramic heating element prevents the charring of the wick. This ensures that you get rich and flavorful clouds to the last drop.
The cartridges are disposable and maintenance-free. These are made of food- and medical-grade materials that ensure zero leakage and consistent, dense clouds.
Customers seem delighted with the tastes and flavors of the vape carts. Blue Dream seems to be a consumers favorite.
One customer remarked about the quick high and the lasting effects. Another mentioned the friendliness of the customer support team.
People seem happy with the fast shipping too.
We are sold on Blue Dream. The flavor is out of this world and the vape clouds are smooth and thick. The effect was quick to kick in but did not last for an inordinately long time. We got our delivery bang on time. You can also get Eighty Six products from stores such as Moon Smoke Shop and Puff N Joy.
Gummies are a tasty and discrete method of taking Delta-8 THC. You can pop a gummy into your mouth anytime and anywhere. Eighty Six gummies come in four fruity flavors, which are sure to delight your taste buds.
- Corn syrup
- Beet sugar
- Citric acid
- Natural and artificial flavors
- Pectin (derived from fruits)
- Vegetable oil (coconut, canola)
- Carnauba leaf wax
- FD&C colors
- Delta-8 THC
300mg of Delta-8 THC in every pack of 10 gummies (30mg per gummy)
- Midnight Melon (watermelon and blue raspberry)
- Citrus Blast (grapefruit and citrus zest)
- Apple Jade (apple)
- Orange Bang (sweet navel orange and cream)
Just as with the vape carts, the gummies, too, have got nearly five-star ratings from some 20 customers each. Many were taken aback by the strength of the gummies. The package mentions that consumers should start with half a gummy or one depending on her/his experience with Delta-8 products. Many said they got very high after taking two or more.
Numerous customers have mentioned the flavors they loved. Some people have mentioned the price too. The gummies are cheaper than the average product of this quality in the market.
We loved the flavors. The artificial flavoring can be a bit of a dampener but the beet-sugar sweetness is healthier than cane sugar. Everything else is natural and it’s difficult to get all-natural gummies of this quality at these prices. So, make the most of these prices while they last. We certainly give a thumbs-up to the gummies.
Pros and Cons
- Extracts come from US-grown natural hemp
- Third-party lab tested
- GMO-free products
- Produced in ISO-certified facilities
- Organic, pesticide-free products
- Tempting flavors
- Range of terpene profiles for vape carts
- Fast shipping
- Affordable products
- Easily navigable website
- Not all information is easily retrievable is easy to get
- No exchange or return allowed unless the product is damaged or faulty
- Gummies contain artificial flavors
Buying Guide for Delta-8 THC
Choose The Product Type
The product type fit for you would depend on your needs, your preferred mode of intake, your budget, as well as your body type, age, gender, and health.
Start with your necessity. Do you want to relax? Do you want to get creative? Do you want to be more alert? Narrow down on the products according to your answer.
Next, decide on your preferred mode of intake. Would you like to vape? If you do not like the idea of smoke, you can choose an edible such as a gummy. There are a host of other products you can choose from.
Budget is a valid factor, but do not go for overly cheap products. If the price is too good to be true, it likely is not true. The product may be fake or of poor quality.
Also, certain products may not be suitable for you because of your age, build, or health conditions. In such cases, it’s best to consult a medical professional.
If you are a newbie, do not go for a very strong product straightaway. Start with half a gummy and one vape. You may get too high too soon.
Quality and Brand Reputation
Try to find out as much as possible about the brand. Usually, a reputable brand means quality products and vice versa. You can always judge product quality from third-party test results. Also, go for products made from organic, non-GMO, naturally sourced, US- or EU-grown hemp. You can always judge their efficacy from customer reviews.
Q: Is Delta-8 legal?
A: Delta-8 THC that is extracted from hemp (and not cannabis) and contains less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC is legal in 38 US states. The legal age of usage varies from 18 to 21. Twelve states are yet to legalize Delta-8. So, before you buy a Delta-8 product, make sure you know the laws of your state.
Q: Can Delta-8 make me fail a drug test?
A: Yes. Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC break down into the same metabolites. Since the drug tests look for these metabolites, you will fail because the system has no way of knowing which one you have taken.
Q: Is Delta-8 safe?
A: Yes, it does not have the side effects of Delta-9. Just make sure you buy a quality product from a reputable brand.
Q: Will Delta-8 make me high?
A: Delta-8 will give you a mellow high. However, we would still recommend that you do not operate any heavy machinery or drive after taking the compound. Do not do anything that can risk your life or limb or those of others.
The Final Word
Eighty Six may be a new company but it has already earned rave reviews from customers because of its tasty and effective products.
It may be difficult to vouch for its market reputation yet because it’s not even a year old. But its transparency is impressive. The products have all been tested by third-party labs. Their CoAs are up there on the website for all to see.
So, yes, we would recommend it. We have tried its products and they seemed to be some of the best in the industry.