What Is Delta-8?

What is Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 THC is here and there are some things we need to go over before you dive in.

Looking for some good dope? Chances are you are wanting high THC. And that’s cool. That’s what we want too. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC for short) holds the title for king when it comes to cannabis. And why not? THC is the top dog, the most abundant cannabinoid… the life of the party. 

High THC is what you want and MAD Hatter OG is gonna give it to you. 

The Basics

THC is psychotropic. It makes you feel good, and it can knock you off your feet. But it’s just one player in the cannabis game. You might be surprised to learn that there are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, many of which are present in very low levels, making it difficult for them to be detected – and even more challenging for mainstream use. 

Meet Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 thc (d8 for short) is closely related to delta-9 thc. It is what you call an isomer. Isomers are compounds that are chemically similar, however their atoms are arranged differently.

Information on delta-8 and delta-9 THC

Think of D8 and THC like cousins. As both D8 and Delta-9 THC contain THC as their active compound, they’re both psychotropic. 

However, you might want to leave what you know about THC at the door when you drop your D8. The effects, while similar, are not the same. D8 is a different game…. Are you ready? 

Where does Delta-8 THC come from? 

As a minor cannabinoid, D8 is not as abundant within the plant as THC. This means that when it comes to serving up D8, you’re going to need a shit load of plant matter to get a high enough volume to sell recreationally. 

And let’s be honest, we don’t wanna waste good weed. 

To make D8 commercially available, producers needed to think outside the box. They could opt to synthetically produce D8 in a lab – not so cool -, or since D8 is naturally occurring, they could look to other cannabinoids for some help (science!). 

You might wanna sit down, cuz we’re about feed you some mind-altering information. 

The D8 that you enjoy in your MAD Hatter OG gummies is derived from hemp CBD Isolate.  

Now, you might be asking yourself how this is possible, especially when you realize that D8 is psychotropic and Industrial Hemp can only contain 0.3% or less THC. 

Science is trippy AF.

D8 THC is converted from Hemp CBD Isolate using a process called ‘isomerization’ (eye-zom-er-eye-zation – just in case someone asks). Isomerization is a process where one compound is transformed into another, while retaining a similar chemical structure (remember that D8 is an isomer of THC). 

This is where the fun starts. Remember how we said D8 and THC were cousins? This is how: 

To make D8, CBD isolate undergoes a process called isomerization. The CBD isolate is processed with a food grade acid (industry term to remember: process aid) that converts it into Delta-9 THC. Once a sufficient quantity of THC is achieved, it is further refined to produce pure and potent D8 distillate.  

Sound scary? It shouldn’t. 

If you’ve used any distillate-based products, whether it’s in vape carts, edibles, oils, you’re already familiar with extracted cannabis products. As for isomerization… if you’ve tried CBN – the other fancy minor cannabinoid – you’re already familiar with isomerization, since CBN can also be derived from hemp CBD Isolate through a similar process. 

And you know that in Canada, cannabis is subject to strict regulation. 

The Health Canada and Good Production Practices (GPP) guidelines that govern cannabis production limit the types of solvents that can be used in extracting cannabinoids, as well as govern the tolerance limits for residual solvents after the fact. Creating Delta-8 THC in Canada is similarly subjected to the same regulations. Companies must adhere to the guidelines set out in the regulations. 

What’s Delta-8 THC like? 

Whether it’s Delta-8 or Delta-9, THC has psychoactive properties. Delta-8 THC is no different. 

While Delta-8 usage is significantly less documented than Delta-9 THC, you can count on Delta-8 THC to hit different. And why not, it’s a different cannabinoid. 

It has been reported that the effects of D8 are “lighter”, which can be attributed to its slightly weaker attachment to the CB1 receptor compared to Delta-9 THC. But don’t be fooled. 

Users have noted that the effects of D8 are euphoric, stimulating and relaxing without the anxiety or paranoia you might experience if you’ve had too much. 

Even if you are used to consuming higher doses of Delta-9 THC, D8 will take you to another level. Like with any other cannabis product, the same applies: “Start low, go slow”. This is especially important when you are trialing new consumption methods or products. 

How does it hit? 

If there’s one thing we know, it’s how to make consistent, effective, delicious, fast-acting gummies. 

We do this with EAT ME Technology™. When you find yourself asking “does this even work?” or “am I feeling anything yet”, EAT ME Technology™ is the answer. 

Bite into our all-natural, plant-based cannabis emulsion and spend less time waiting for your high and more time enjoying it. 

EAT ME Technology™ is used in all MAD Hatter OG soft chews to:

  1. increase the bioavailability of D8
  2. Act within 30mins
  3. Produce highly effective and consistent results
  4. Taste delicious
  5. Amp up the good times

So before you send it, grab your favourite MAD Hatter OG gummies and let’s get the party started. 


Cliffnotes version: Delta-8 THC is a naturally occurring minor cannabinoid. It’s in the THC family so it’s guaranteed to go straight to your head.

TL:DR Delta-8 is psychoactive and loaded into our gummies.

Delta-8 THC, your Mind-Altering Drug™ of choice for kickin’ it into high gear.