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Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 THC
3Chi claims to have offered the first federally legal THC-dominant products. The company is leveraging some legal loopholes in the regulation of a THC-isomer called delta 8 THC.
This compound is similar to delta 9 THC, but about half the potency, more relaxing, and legal in about 50% of the United States.
This online retailer doesn’t stop with delta 8 THC. It offers classic CBD products along with other cannabinoid extracts including CBN (cannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol), THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), and CBG (cannabigerol).
The 3Chi company mission is clearly stated on its “About” page — its goal is to “deconstruct the hemp plant, one cannabinoid at a time” to rearrange the cannabinoids in blends that are supposedly more beneficial than the plan in its natural form.
This is quite a unique stance on the benefits hemp has to offer. Many brands look towards natural-wellness claims. However, this vision makes sense, given that a biochemist founded the brand.
According to the information on the website, 3Chi sources American-grown hemp from across North America that puts through organic practices.
However, there aren’t any specific farms listed or organic certifications. 3Chi is meticulous about its third-party lab testing. It shares a complete certificate of analysis on its product catalog for pesticide and contaminant testing to show that the hemp source is clean and safe.
3Chi has an extensive product catalog that includes CBD-based products, legal delta 8 THC, and even formulations that use minor cannabinoids CBG and CBN.
The company carries concentrates, classic tinctures, vape products, and even edible treats in an impressive selection of potencies.
We’ll have to give it to 3Chi for pioneering the development of delta 8 THC products in the United States as a legal and safe alternative to the still federally restricted marijuana.
We would like to see a bit more information about how the company comes up with its formulations. 3Chi does have a unique approach to restructuring cannabinoids and terpenes to create blends that are more suited for specific use cases like Focus, Sleep, and Comfortably Numb.
We love to see brands provide well-researched articles and FAQs on their website that demonstrate the uses, safety, and limitations of hemp-derived products.
3Chi gets a full five stars here because it also provides clear, detailed lab testing from an independent lab for all its products, including cannabinoid and terpene tests, pesticides, heavy metals, and vitamin E reports — which are notoriously harmful in vape products.
Overall, the experience of shopping with 3Chi is frictionless, and it’s worked hard to build a strong customer base thanks to its transparency when it comes to the quality of its products, uses, and safety.
The fulfillment of shipments is standard at about 1–2 business days using USPS or FedEx for overnight delivery. We didn’t see any information regarding refunds or exchanges, which means it’s highly unlikely to return a product if you’re unsatisfied.
3Chi is an Indiana-based online retailer that manufactures CBD, CBG, CBN, and delta 8 products derived from Farm Bill approved hemp.
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The company is the brainchild of a biochemist with over a decade of experience with product formulations. However, we couldn’t find the name of this biochemist founder.
This brand is best known for its delta 8 THC products as a legal means to enjoy the psychotropic effects of cannabis, and its reputation as a retailer has been backed up by many fans who have exclaimed about the quality and consistency of its products on third-party reviews sites.
3Chi doesn’t disclose a specific hemp source. However, it does indicate to use of industrial, American-farmed hemp.
Given 3Chi provides an in-depth third-party certificate of analysis on all its products to show that it contains the legal threshold of delta 9 THC (the main psychotropic cannabinoids) and free from pesticides and other contaminants, it can feel good about the company’s hemp sourcing.
As a hemp product manufacturer and wholesaler, 3Chi has an extensive range of products from edibles, vapes, tinctures, concentrates, and accessories made from CO2 extracted hemp derivatives like CBD, CBG, CBN, and delta 8 THC in various strengths and potencies.
Unlike many other brands on the market that leverage the more natural approach to hemp-based products, the formulators at 3Chi believe they can optimize the cannabinoids and terpene profiles to produce better results from hemp use for pain, sleep, and focus.
Rather than leveraging the full-spectrum extracts that contain as close to the original hemp terpene and cannabinoid profile, the formulators at 3Chi isolate the compounds and rearrange them in proprietary broad-spectrum blends the desired effects and flavor profiles.
Let’s get into this extensive brand catalog.
The 3Chi cartridges come in the universal 510 threads for reusable pen-style vaporizers.
These cartridges are available in either 0.5 mL or 1 mL in a high-quality glass cell with a ceramic core and mouthpiece. The cartridge packaging feels like a premium brand because of the glass and ceramic casing compared to plastic-based cartridges.
These vape cartridges are filled with concentrated hemp extracts, so it’s free from the typical vape juice ingredients like vegetable glycol, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol, and other cutting agents.
Most cartridge options come in over 50 cult-favorite cannabis strains like Grand Daddy Purp, Jack Herrer, Blueberry Kush, and OG kush.
Interestingly, you can find delta 8 resin vape cartridges that contain 1 mL of a potent, natural plant-tasting blend containing 65% delta 8 THC extract, 30% remediated live resin, and 5% CBC. The live resin is a 98%+ concentrate of the hemp plants’ most potent extracts typically used for dabbing.
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3Chi has a variety of options for people interested in using delta 8 THC cartridges. They offer pure delta 8 carts along with an exceptionally large range of terpene blended vape carts (CDT carts).
It’s hard to beat the variety in delta 8 vape carts offered by this brand.
3Chi also sells CBD vape carts, which come in either full-spectrum or broad-spectrum options. Both have a variety of terpene blends available for more specific benefits.
3Chi sells one CBN (cannabinol) cart that’s blended with delta 8 THC. This cart has a sedative action, which makes it a good option for evening use.
The company calls its formula “Comfortably Numb”. Available in strawberry napalm flavor.
CBC (cannabichromene) is another non-psychoactive terpene related to CBD. It’s used primarily to alleviate stress and anxiety.
3Chi carries one CBC cart blend, which contains 400 mg of premium CBC and 100 mg of other cannabinoids and hemp-derived terpenes.
Gummies, brownies, cookies, and other tasty treats are an effective and long-lasting way to enjoy the benefits of hemp-derived delta 8 THC.
The 3Chi edibles line is made with delta 8 THC distillate — it’s essentially pure delta 8 — with no natural terpenes, cannabinoids, and hemp flavor, which means you can enjoy the tasty treat to improve relaxation, promote sleep, or boost your overall mood.
We typically look for hemp-based edibles as the ingredient list, which indicates the overall health benefits of the treat. In the cookies, cereal treats, and brownies, there’s nothing unusual about the ingredient list itself. They are high in sugar and artificial flavors, so if you’re looking for a healthy THC treat, these probably aren’t them — but more of a novelty item.
3Chi gummies are made with a vegan-friendly base, pure delta 8 THC distillate, and come in a medley of black raspberry and watermelon flavors. Sold in packs of 8 or 16.
Related: Best Delta 8 THC Gummies.
(12.5 mg each of CBN and D8/Gummy)
Hemp extracts combined with an oil or alcohol base are classified as tinctures, and they’re used for sublingual applications or mixed into food or drink. 3Chi’s tinctures are made with an MCT coconut oil base and typically use broad-spectrum extract.
Let’s jump into the categories of tinctures in 3Chi’s catalog.
3Chi carries two individual delta 8 THC tinctures, each with a variety of different potencies to choose from:
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Any good cannabinoid manufacturer should carry the quintessential CBD oil. 3Chi is no exception. This brand has eight different CBD oil formulas to choose from:
3Chi carries three different CBN tinctures. They offer a pure CBN oil (250, 500, 1000 mg options), a CBN + CBD oil (same potency range), and their “Comfortably Numb” tincture — which is a blend of CBN and delta 8 THC (300, 600, 1200 mg bottles).
3Chi’s CBC tincture comes in potencies of 250, 500, and 1000 mg per bottle, with a proprietary (secret?) blend of other cannabinoids including CBD, CBG, and CBN.
These CBG (cannabigerol) tinctures are mixed with a 1:1 ratio of CBD and a proprietary blend of trace cannabinoids and terpenes.
Sold in potencies of 250, 500, and 1000 mg total cannabinoids per bottle.
If you want the most potent hemp extract products to use in your own recipes or a dab rig, these concentrates are it. What makes 3Chi’s concentrates unique is that the brand stocks CBD concentrates and has hard-to-source minor cannabinoid concentrates too like CBN, CBC, CBG, CBT, CBN, THCv, and Delta 8 THC.
Sauce is a type of hemp live resin with a stronger flavor profile due to its preserved terpene content. This Delta 8 THC concentrated sauce comes in 18 cannabis strain options and has been tested to contain up to 90% hemp-derived delta 8 THC.
This is a clear and odorless concentrate that contains up to 96–99% delta 8 THC. It’s different from your tinctures or sublingual oils in that this is pure extract and does not contain any other filler ingredients. This oil is viscous and does not crystalize. You can add it to your vape or cook with it to make mildly psychotropic delta 8 treats.
This product is identical to the oil mentioned previously—it’s a nearly pure extract but now in an easy-to-dispense glass syringe container. This isn’t meant for bodily injection. But with a measurable syringe, you can see how much you’re dispensing, and it allows for ease of use. The glass syringe design is clever for heating the container to warm the liquid distillate for easier flow.
CBN is a minor cannabinoid derived from USA-grown hemp. It’s a crystal texture that’s used for vape applications and dab rig setups. CBN is a minor cannabinoid that occurs as THC naturally degrades. It has very mild psychotropic effects at extremely high doses. Many people reach for it to support sleep and relaxation.
CBN powder tests at over 98% pure CBN extract. The powder form is easier to work with than the crystal format. 3Chi says this is best for incorporating at-home edible recipes, tinctures, and other non-vape applications. This is available from 1 – 500 g quantities.
CBC or cannabichromene is a minor cannabinoid, which means it’s not found naturally in large quantities. CBC products are difficult to source, so if you’ve been looking for a reputable brand that offers CBC, you’ve found it with 3Chi. CBC is most extensively researched for psychotropic properties (similar to THC) and anti-tumor properties. It comes in a glass syringe — not to be used for bodily injection — but to allow for measured doses and ease of use.
CBT is short for cannabicitran. Again, this is a minor cannabinoid that’s often hard to source as it’s new to the scene. CBT is still undergoing studies for its effects, but 3Chi recommends adding it to your products as a hemp-based thining agent rather than other fillers as it may contribute to the entourage effect. It comes in a glass syringe for ease of use and measuring — do not inject this product into your body.
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is found in certain cannabis strains that may offer energy stimulation, anti-inflammatory effects, and neuroprotective properties. It’s a homolog of the THC molecule. It’s similar yet has a propyl chain rather than a pentyl group — which means it interacts in the body slightly differently. More research is needed on the full set of its pharmacological interactions.
3Chi’s THCv distillate contains about 95% THCv and 5% delta 9 THCv and claims to be the highest THCv extract on the market. It’s a vicious oil that behaves as a shatter at room temperature. You can use it in cooking, vape, or dab rig devices.
CBG or cannabigerol is known as the “parent molecule” as it’s the non-intoxicating precursor molecule to most of the common cannabinoids including, CBD and THC. 3Chi’s CBG powder is said to be pharmaceutical grade, testing at over 99% purity extracted from CBG-dominant hemp strains. The powder has a light and fluffy texture and can be used for vaping.
This is 3Chi’s THC-free broad-spectrum CBD extract designed to be crystal resistant, making it easier to use for vape applications. It has a dark amber color and contains other minor cannabinoids and terpenes for a full-bodied flavor.
The CBD distillate has an amber-waxy texture that contains up to 85–95% CBD and other minor cannabinoids, excluding delta 9 THC. These are less pure than isolate products as they contain some of the natural esters and waxes from hemp resin for a full-bodied flavor preferable for vape products.
The CBG distillate is different from the isolate powder in that it has a more waxy, crumbly texture as it contains natural plant esters, cannabinoids, and terpenes that are beneficial to the entourage effect. This is best used in dab rigs and vaporizers.
Finally, we’re looking at 3Chi’s CBD isolate powder that contains 99% pure CBD. This has a lot of versatile uses for cooking, product formulation, and smoking. 3Chi says it can fulfill CBD isolate orders in “more than you’ll ever order at one time.”
According to the website, the founder — who was a biochemist — formulated topical CBD products to support long-lasting relief in focused areas. He witnessed and experienced first-hand the powerful benefits of hemp and branched out to create the immense line-up of products you’re reading about right now.
The 3Chi CBD Relief Cream is thicker than a lotion is meant to be applied to the neck, achy muscles, and painful joints for long-lasting support. It contains a THC-free broad-spectrum extract and wintergreen extract for a cooling effect.
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The wide selection of minor cannabinoid distillate and isolate products, including CBN, CBG, CBC, THCv, and CBT, stood out to us. You’ll find many CBD isolate available in bulk from almost any big-name CBD manufacturer, but what makes 3Chi unique is this selection.
As a regular everyday consumer, full-spectrum CBD will do the trick for most users and will provide balanced and potent effects. However, it is fun to experiment with different cannabinoids like the delta 8 THC for a legal way to experience the psychotropic effects of cannabis.
We have to give it to 3Chi for its diligence to complete third-party testing.
Every product listing has the certificate of analysis showing the cannabinoid and terpene profile and the contaminant testing report.
3Chi will fulfill the order and ship within two business days via USPS or priority shipping through FedEx if you need it the following day.
There wasn’t any mention of a return policy on the website, which usually means that the company doesn’t accept returns or exchanges unless the product comes to you defective or damaged from shipment. You’ll need to contact customer support and send photo evidence.
3Chi is a pioneer of hemp-derived delta 8 THC, and the company’s attention to detail when it comes to packaging design with the ceramic and glass vape cartridges and glass syringes, as well as its third-party testing, is much appreciated in an overcrowded space.
If you’re looking to try different cannabinoid vape, tincture, and isolate products, 3Chi has you covered in this department. All extracts come from American-grown hemp in compliance with the Farm Bill and have the lab tests to back up the quality and terpene and cannabinoid profile.
We’re not a huge fan of the edible delta 8 THC products — they’re high in sugar and lots of preservatives, but for a novelty item, as an alternative to weed treats that may be illegal in your area, they might be worth a try if that’s what you’re looking for.