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Best Delta 8 THC-Infused Honey [2021 Reviewed]

Delta 8 THC distillate doesn’t taste very good, which is why delta 8 THC-infused honey has become so popular. Here are the best honey products to try in 2021.

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Justin Cooke , last updated on May 3, 2021

Delta 8 THC distillate doesn’t taste very good, which is likely why delta 8 THC-infused honey products are so popular at the moment.

If you’re interested in trying delta 8 THC — which is often described as the chiller, more laid-back sibling of delta 9 THC — there are two ways of using it;

You can inhale it (smoked or vaped), which works great, but isn’t so good for our lungs.

The other option is to eat it — either in the form of raw delta 8 distillate (tastes awful), delta 8 gummies, or delta 8 THC honey.

In this article, we’ll be focusing on D8 honey products. We’ll cover what’s involved, how much to use, and where to find it.

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Best Delta 8 THC Honey Sticks

What is Delta 8 THC Honey?

Most cannabinoids, including delta 8 THC, readily dissolve in honey. It provides the perfect vector for consuming edible forms of delta 8 THC distillate — which honestly doesn’t taste very good on its own.

Honey helps mask the taste of the distillate and makes it much more enjoyable to use.

Delta 8 THC honey comes in two main forms — honey sticks and honey jars.

Both forms contain specific doses of delta 8 THC and sometimes other cannabinoids like CBD, CBC, CBG, or CBN.

Honey sticks are the most common form of honey because they’re much easier to use. Each stick contains a set dose of delta 8 THC, so you don’t have to measure the dose yourself. They usually contain between 10 and 20 mg of delta 8 THC each.

The sticks are made by prefilling small plastic tubes with D8-rich honey and sealing off both ends.

To use honey sticks, just cut open one end and empty the contents into your mouth or a cup of hot tea.

Related: Check out the best CBD-infused honey sticks

What Are the Benefits of Delta 8 THC Honey Sticks?

Delta 8 THC honey is essentially the same as a delta 8 THC tincture. The only difference is that the solvent is honey rather than vegetable oil. Once you eat the honey, the delta 8 THC is absorbed through the gut lining and into the bloodstream.

You get all the same benefits from the delta 8 THC in the form of honey as you would any other D8 product type — but with a few extra perks thanks to the honey itself.

Honey is a well-known antimicrobial. It works great for helping to balance the flora and fauna of the gastrointestinal tract. Many herbalists or naturopaths use honey to reduce the activity of harmful bacteria in the gut, speed up recovery from gastric ulcers, and reduce inflammation and irritation in the small intestines.

Additionally, honey is a rich source of micronutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins — all of which contribute positively to our overall health.

The benefits of delta 8 THC honey include:

  • Significantly improved taste compared to other delta 8 products
  • Enhanced antimicrobial and antioxidant profile
  • Moderate absorption rates (takes around 30 minutes to take effect)
  • It can be used internally and topically

How Much Honey Should I Take? What’s The Dose?

In general, the starting dose for delta 8 THC is around 10 mg. If you’ve never used delta 8 THC before, you should start with 10 mg and wait at least one hour before taking more. Seasoned delta 8 THC users usually find between 20 and 30 mg is just right.

Most honey sticks contain 10, 20, or even 30 mg each.

If you’re using the Snapdragon Honey Sticks, which contain 25 mg of delta 8 THC, the starting dose for newbies would be half a stick. Save the other half for later by either resealing the end with saran wrap or placing it in an upright position with the closed end of the tube on the bottom.

For more experienced users, the full stick is usually just right. Sometimes I’ll take two sticks if I really want to feel it.

If you’re using bulk honey from a jar, such as the Diamond CBD Chill Honey, you’ll have to measure out the dose using a teaspoon. This honey contains 300 mg of delta 8 THC, and the total volume of the jar is 160 mL. So for a newbie dose of 10 mg, we need to use about 2 mL of honey (half a teaspoon). For a stronger dose of around 20 mg, you’ll take roughly one full teaspoon (5 mL).

How To Use Delta 8 THC Honey Sticks

Once you’ve decided how much to take, simply cut the top off the honey tube, and dump it into your mouth, some tea, or on some bread or other food.

I like to cut the end off my honey sticks and toss it in a cup of hot CBD tea.

The heat from the tea will melt the honey and make it less viscous. Over the course of about 5 minutes, most of the honey will diffuse into the tea. Just so I don’t waste any of it, I’ll also cut the other end of the tube and suck some of the tea up through the tube like a straw — rinsing any residual honey from the inside of the tube in the process.

How to Use Delta 8 THC Honey Topically

Aside from eating the honey directly or adding it to some tea, you can also apply this stuff directly to the skin.

Honey is an excellent topical painkiller and vulnerary. A vulnerary is a substance that promotes faster healing of tissue. Traditionally, honey was added to cuts, scrapes, bruises, and inflammation to promote faster regeneration of skin tissue and alleviate pain and irritation.

Delta 8 THC also offers potent anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and vulnerary actions — which makes delta 8-infused honey perfect for use on damaged areas of the skin.

You can apply the honey directly from a honey stick or a jar of bulk delta 8 THC honey. Spread the honey over the affected area and give it a couple of minutes to soak in before allowing any clothing to cover it.

At first, the honey is going to cause a sticky mess all over the skin, but within a few minutes, most of it will absorb into the deeper layers of the skin.

Related: Best CBD Skincare Products for Dry or Irritated Skin.

Will Delta 8 THC Honey Sticks Make Me High?

Delta 8 THC is psychoactive and will make you high.

Compared to delta 9 THC, it’s about half as strong. That means that in order to achieve the same level of psychoactive effects as 10 mg of THC, you’ll need about 20 mg of delta 8 THC.

Aside from being milder, the high produced from delta 8 THC is characteristically different too.

This cannabinoid is much chiller than delta 9. Many people who find that delta 9 THC products make them too stimulated, anxious, or paranoid (especially in higher doses) will often turn to delta 8 THC instead. Delta 8 is far less likely to result in anxious side effects and has a much greater affinity for the sedative effects of cannabis.

Some experts suggest that the main reason why older marijuana flowers are more sedative is because more of the delta 9 THC has been converted to delta 8 THC. The higher delta 8 THC gives these products a stronger relaxing effect (sometimes called couchlock) and more munchies.

Can I Vape Delta 8 THC Honey?

No, you should never attempt to vaporize honey products. When you heat honey to high temperatures, it can form harmful byproducts. Honey is not meant to be inhaled and is strictly intended for oral or topical use.

If you want to vape your delta 8, use a dedicated delta 8 THC vape cart, or order some delta 8 THC flower to use in a dry herb vaporizer.

Where to Buy High-Quality Delta 8 THC Honey Sticks

The best delta 8 THC honey sticks are made from organic wildflower honey and high-grade delta 8 THC distillate. The only way to confirm the quality of the delta 8 THC distillate is to look through the third-party lab reports provided by the manufacturer.

All reputable delta 8 suppliers will list these tests publicly on the company’s website. These tests are essential for determining whether a delta 8 product is safe and legal. Check the contamination testing pages (pesticides, heavy metals, and organic solvents), and check the cannabinoid profiles. The honey should contain less than 0.3% delta 9 THC and relatively high concentrations of delta 8 THC.

There aren’t many cannabis companies carrying delta 8 THC honey yet — but just about every month, a new manufacturer comes out with their own version of this product category. At the moment, the best delta 8 THC honey comes from a company called Snapdragon Hemp.

These sticks tick all the boxes we’re looking for — they’re third-party tested, use organic wildflower honey, and deliver 25 mg of delta 8 THC per stick.

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