The major commercial success of Delta 8 THC has led to a rise in its demand. Delta-8 THC is available in various forms including Disposable vape pens, cartridges, gummies, and more but the most common form of this cannabinoid is Delta-8 Distillate. Everyday consumers may be well versed in this term, but to beginners, it may sound like a chapter from organic chemistry. Fret not as in this blog post, we will learn everything about Delta 8 distillate, uncovering its extraction process, legal considerations, potential benefits, safety, and how to consume this compound.

What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 THC(tetrahydrocannabinol) is a minor cannabinoid found in hemp plants; it is becoming increasingly popular among cannabis enthusiasts. It is structurally similar to its more well-known counterpart, Delta 9 THC which is the main psychoactive compound found in hemp plants. Delta 8 THC is popular because of its milder psychoactive effects than Delta 9 THC, along with potential therapeutic effects. This sounds perfect for those individuals who want the benefits of THC but prefer a less intense ‘high’ with reduced anxiety and paranoia.

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What is Delta-8 THC Distillate?

Delta-8 THC distillate is the highly concentrated form of Delta-8 THC whereas distillation is the process used to extract and refine cannabinoids to increase their potency that contains primarily Delta 8 THC cannabinoids.  Delta 8 Distillate gives the finest quality and tastiest experience and can be used to make edibles, topicals, and vape cartridges, as well as used as a tincture or concentrate.

What does it look like?

Delta 8 THC distillate is clear, amber-colored, thick, sticky extract where compounds are separated from the hemp plants and further purified to create a highly potent and pure product. Depending on the manufacturing process, it may range from clear to dark amber colour.

What is full-spectrum Delta 8 Distillate?

It refers to a concentrated form of Delta 8 THC which not only contains Delta 8 THC but also other cannabinoids, and terpenes(aromatic compounds) that are naturally present in hemp plants. Full spectrum distillate is the most “natural” version because it contains the full range of important compounds found in the original plant material. The theorized interaction between cannabinoids and terpenes work together synergistically evoking the entourage effect. Some users prefer isolated Delta-8 which contains only pure Delta-8 THC because of its much more consistent effect.

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What is Terped Delta 8 Distillate?

Terped delta 8 distillate means infusing pure Delta 8 THC with terpenes. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give hemp plants their unique scent and taste. By infusing terpenes, manufacturers can create unique flavor profiles and aromas. For example, Limonene is a terpene that gives a citrusy flavor.

How is Delta 8 Distillate Made?

Delta 8 Distillate is obtained through a process called distillation. This is a multi-stage process that involves extracting Delta 8 THC from hemp plants and then further refining and distillation. Here is the overview of the distillation process:

  • Extraction: In the first step, cannabinoids such as Delta-8 THC is extracted from the hemp plant. Extraction methods such as solvent-based (ethanol, hydrocarbons) or CO2 extraction are used. This method extracts important compounds such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and other components.
  • Winterization: Winterisation aims to remove impurities such as waxes and lipids which involves mixing the extract with ethanol(A solvent) and freezing it.
  • Decarboxylation: The process involves heating the winterized extract to a specific temperature to activate the desired cannabinoid(Delta8).
  • Distillation: Decarboxylated extract is further purified through a process called distillation which involves heating the extract to separate the delta 8 THC cannabinoid from other compounds. As the vapor rises, it reaches a condenser where it cools down and condenses back into a liquid form
  • Testing and Quality Control: The final product undergoes several tests to ensure its safety, purity, and potency.

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Is it safe to use Delta 8 THC distillate?

Yes, Delta 8 THC distillate is safe to consume because it is derived from hemp which falls under the legal framework established by the United States Farm Bill of 2018. However, the safety of Delta 8 Distillate also depends on the quality of the product and whether you are purchasing it from a reputable brand or not. This will reduce the risk of any manufacturing-related chemical impurities. You should look for third-party lab test reports as well before consumption.

What are the side effects of Delta 8 Distillate?

Delta 8 Distillate is like any other Delta 8 product that contains THC which may have potential side effects. However, the intensity of side effects can vary from person to person and depends on several factors including dosage, tolerance, and individual body chemistry. Some common side-effects that users have reported.

  • Dizziness
  • Accelerated Heart Rate
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Eyes
  • Anxiety or Paranoia
  • Sedation and drowsiness
  • Tremor
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of consciousness

Benefits of Delta 8 Distillate

Delta 8 THC produces mild feelings of euphoria, pain relief, and relaxation. Here are some common benefits that users have reported.

  • Reduced Anxiety and stress
  • Appetite stimulation
  • Pain relief
  • Mild Euphoria
  • Anti-inflammatory

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Why Do People Use Delta 8 Distillate?

There are a variety of reasons people consume Delta 8 Distillate for includes to experience the euphoric buzz, reduce pain, and combat insomnia. One of the main reasons can be Delta 8 distillate is a more controlled and predictable substance.

How to use Delta 8 Distillate?

There are various methods you can consume Delta 8 distillate. Choosing the consumption method comes down to personal preference or that aligns with your lifestyle. It’s important to note that every method has its own onset time. Here is the breakdown of the consumption methods and how these methods can influence the effects:

  • Vaping: Delta 8 Distillate can be inhaled using a vaporizer, disposable vape pens, or vape cartridges. The distillate is heated and converted into vapor inhaled with the mouthpiece which then enters the bloodstream via the lungs. The onset effects are quick, felt quickly, and can peak within minutes.
  • Tincture/oil: Delta 8 distillate comes in tincture/oil form as well. This method refers to placing the drop under the tongue for sublingual absorption. The onset time of this method is also quick which can be felt in 15-30 minutes.
  • Edibles: Delta 8 distillate-infused edibles or gummies is a pretty popular method that can be ingested where substances go through the digestive system before absorption. The onset time is little compared to inhalation and sublingual absorption. The upper side of this method is that the effects from edibles generally last longer.
  • Topicals: The method refers to applying the cream and balms on the skin to the targeted specific areas of inflammation or discomfort.


As discussed, Delta 8 THC distillate is the purest and most potent form of Delta 8 THC. The Pure Delta 8 THC tastes bland, so terpenes are added to improve its flavor which can further increase its therapeutic benefits. The important thing to note is that you should always purchase hemp-derived products from a reputable brand like D8 GAS. Don’t forget to check the reports along with the product which can ensure the quality of the product you are purchasing.

About the author
Adrian Mota

Hi there, I'm Adrian! I'm passionate about cannabinoids – My journey into this fascinating world began with a curiosity to understand how these compounds interact with our bodies. I've been digging into how they work in our bodies and what benefits they might offer. From exploring their various uses and perks to understanding the importance of safety considerations, I'm here to deliver clear and concise information to empower others. My aim is to help everyone get a grasp on cannabinoids so you can make smart choices as you browse through different brands and products.