Delta-8 is quickly eclipsing the hemp market as one of the most popular recreational hemp cannabinoids, but some consumers are still having trouble finding high-quality products. If you're wondering where to buy Delta-8 in Washington, this is what you need to know first:
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What is Delta-8-THC?
Is Delta-8-THC Legal in Washington?
Where Can I Buy Delta-8 in Washington?
What Kind of Delta-8 Products Can You Buy in Washington?
How Old to Buy Delta-8 in Washington?
Where in Washington Can You Buy Delta-8?
Delta-8 is a legal hemp isomer that’s made from CBD through a process called isomerization. This simply means that the CBD molecule is rearranged to create Delta-8-THC. In other words, Delta-8 is a natural THC, and not a synthetic cannabinoid like many people claim.
Consumers love it's mild psychoactive effects, which are thought to be about 60% as potent as traditional THC’s. Some research even suggests that it has similar medicinal effects, potentially with far fewer negative side effects.
In states where Delta-8 is legal, you can find a variety of different formulas, potencies, and flavors, but they may not be so easy to find in states that have banned Delta-8-THC.
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Unfortunately, no. Washington has explicitly banned Delta-8-THC products. Recreational Cannabis is legal in the state, and you may be able to find Cannabis-derived Delta-8 products at dispensaries, although generally at higher prices than what you'll pay for hemp-derived Delta-8.
Read “Is Delta-8 Legal in Washington?” to learn more about WA Delta-8 laws.
Because Delta-8-THC is banned in Washington, you won’t find legal Delta-8 products in stores. In areas where Delta-8-THC is legal, however, many people opt to buy Delta-8 online instead of sourcing from local stores. Here’s why:
Some Delta-8 companies make it simple to buy Delta-8 online and have it shipped directly to your door. For many people, shopping online is best because you can:
You will undoubtedly be able to access a wider variety of potencies, product types, flavors, and dosing styles when you shop online compared to shopping in stores.
When you buy online, you can get a good idea of the brand's reputation and quality standards. Generally, this means looking at their hemp source, manufacturing facilities, and testing procedures.
We recommend finding a brand that uses US-grown, pesticide-free hemp. High-quality Delta-8-THC products should be produced in a cGMP compliant manufacturing facility by experienced cannabinoid extraction technicians.
You should also be able to easily find the test results for every product batch. If these tests are difficult to locate, that's not a good sign.
For example, you can find our third party lab test results for every batch clearly listed on every product page. All Vida Optima products are backed by independent lab tests that verify the potency of our products. We use only high-quality U.S. hemp manufactured in cGMP-compliant facilities to ensure that we only offer the best quality possible.
Buying Delta8- online is often the most affordable option. That's because you can easily compare products and prices, and because you can buy directly from a Delta-8 brand. When you avoid buying from a third-party marketplace, you skip the extra fees charged by the middleman.
At Vida Optima, we take extra steps to help keep our price point low. That means that we do a lot of work in- house in order to save on costly marketing campaigns and other unnecessary fees. This way, we can offer some of the most affordable Delta-8 products on the market without sacrificing the quality of our Delta-8 line.
Shopping online means accessing the Delta-8 products you need without driving store to store or even leaving your couch.
Buying online from our store is incredibly discreet! Every Vida Optima delivery arrives discreetly packaged so that it won’t tip off the delivery person or your neighbors.
Not really. It's possible that you may find some Delta-8 products in Washington stores, but these products have simply slipped through the cracks of local law enforcement oversight. That means that you need to worry about the legality and the quality of the products you may find in local stores.
In general, convenience stores, smoke shops, and other novelty shops that sell Delta-8-THC are only concerned with their bottom line. That means that they buy the products they can find at the lowest prices and sell them at inflated prices. They also typically will not provide you with important quality related information, like third-party lab tests.
In general, it's best to avoid Delta-8 from stores that do not specialize in hemp products.
You can't access legal Delta-8 products in Washington because the state has banned Delta-8 manufacturing and sales. In legal areas, however, many people prefer to buy Delta-8-THC shopping online has its advantages, like a wider product selection.
At Vida Optima, we have multiple different Delta-8 formulas, including:
Delta-8 gummies are easily one of the most popular dosing methods, mostly because they are delicious. In fact, consumers often claim that they have trouble taking just one dose. Therapeutic users also love the fact that these are pre-portioned, which means they won't need to measure their regular THC doses.
Keep in mind that this is a traditional edible dosing style, so it needs to be digested before it'll take effect. Expect to wait a little over an hour to feel the effects, but also note that the effects may last longer than other dosing styles.
To learn more about D8 gummies, read our Delta-8-THC Gummy Buyer’s Guide.
Sublingual style edibles are designed to melt in your mouth, which allows Delta-8 to bypass the digestive process. With this dosing form, you can expect to feel the effects in about half an hour. This, combined with the fact that these doses are pre-measured and portable, makes them a great option for therapeutic users. Recreational users also love many of the unique flavors offered in our Elev8 line.
Delta-8 oil tinctures are designed to be taken sublingually, which means they are meant to be dropped under the tongue. This way, Delta-8 can be absorbed rapidly, so you may feel the effects in about 30 minutes.
One major benefit of a Delta-8 oil is that it can be measured in small increments using the attached dropper lid. This means that you can easily adjust your Delta-8 dosage as needed until you're comfortable with your dosing routine.
Our Delta-8-THC Oil tests at 95%+ Δ8THC and offers a potent 1,000 mg of Delta-8 per bottle.
Delta-8 vapes are popular with therapeutic users because they take effect almost instantly. New THC users also love the ability to stack small doses every few minutes and wait to feel the effects before deciding to take another dose.
As far as inhalation methods go, Delta-8 vapes are discrete and incredibly portable. Different vape formulas also contain different terpene profiles and sometimes other cannabinoids that alter the therapeutic and recreational experience. That means that Delta-8 vapes are one of the most versatile dosing options on the market.
Our Elev8 Delta-8 Vape Carts contain 1000mg of Delta-8 oil per cartridge with about 5% reserved for terpenes (used for strain profiling.) Our carts may deliver anywhere from 150 to 300 individual doses depending on the length of each inhale and the type of battery used. You can grab an Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid Delta-8 Vape Cart from our Elev8 Collection.
To learn more, read our Delta-8-THC Cart Buying Guide.
Delta 8 flower is a popular dosing method that's made by spraying Delta-8 distillate onto CBD rich hemp flower. You use it just like traditional cannabis flower by rolling it or packing it in a bowl to smoke. The experience is aromatic and offers fast-acting benefits. Plus, the hemp flower contains CBD and other terpenes that may offer boosted therapeutic effects.
Our Delta-8-THC Flower collection includes a variety of the most popular strains, including indicas, sativas, and hybrids.
Because Delta-8-THC products are not legal in Washington, the state has not set any age requirements for buying Delta-8. Most vendors will still require consumers to be at least 21 years old to buy Delta-8-THC products, including when you shop online.
If you’re shopping in stores, your access to Delta-8 may be limited. If you buy Delta-8 online from legal states, you can buy Delta-8 from virtually anywhere. That means that whether you are shopping from Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, or another town in Washington, you will have access to a wider selection when you shop online compared to what you'll find in stores.
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