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What is HHC and why is it so popular?

Does HHC Get Me High?

What is HHC and why is it so popular?

Among the huge craze of hemp-derived cannabinoids overtaking the country, delta 8 THC, delta-O THC, and delta-10 THC just being a few among them, very little of them have evaded public understanding more than HHC (also known as hexahydrocannabinol). Searching up the compound brings up a host of different information: what are the effects, Is it legal, and is it natural? This blog will go in depth about these details.

Hemp-derived HHC isn’t THC, but it offers a THC-esque experience.

Making sense of HHC is a bit complicated in part because it has only recently reached the market and only a handful of retailers are selling it, mostly in the form of vape carts. The cannabinoid offers lots of potential, however; don’t be surprised if you start hearing more about it soon. 

As state and federal agencies continue to outlaw delta-8 THC, the most popular hemp-derived cannabinoid, HHC offers a tiny bit more legal promise—and appeal—since it’s not actually a THC compound at all. It may also elude drug tests, although the evidence for that is purely anecdotal at this point.

HHC is one of our fastest growing products we’d like to say, having it in our local store for only a couple weeks and freshly online, there’s been quite some hype around it. We believe it’s partially due to regulations of certain states banning Delta-8 and 10 products, while HHC is in a whole new category. Although, many people in legal states are enjoying it as well.

What is HHC, anyway?

HHC was first created in 1944 by the American chemist Roger Adams, when he added hydrogen molecules to Delta-9 THC. This process, known as hydrogenation, converts THC to hexahydrocannabinol (HHC).

Hydrogenation isn’t limited to cannabinoid production, it’s actually not new at all, as there’s a similar process used to convert vegetable oil to margarine.

While HHC was created from conventional cannabis-derived THC, these days the cannabinoid is typically derived through a process that begins with hemp, the low-THC cannabis plant that was made federally legal by Congress in the 2018 farm bill, which in turn is allowing HHC to thrive legally.. 

How is HHC made?

There’s quite a few steps to the process. First, CBD is extracted from raw hemp, distilled and isolated in a powder form. From there, things get a little more complicated.

Hemp-derived CBD acts as the base for the chemical reaction that creates HHC.

HHC manufacturing is a proprietary process that takes place inside a chemical reactor. You can go into detail and describe the process, but to put it simply. You put CBD into the reactor, and out comes HHC

Before distilling HHC, it comes out as a very viscous, golden oil.

Is it safe to make HHC?

Richard Sams, scientific director at KCA Laboratories in Nicholasville, Kentucky, has tested HHC products in the past few months. He’s claimed, HHC can be produced safely in a well-equipped laboratory. But if you scale up production, he said, the risks rise, too. “The potential risk here is actually with explosions,” he explained.

What Are The Effects of HHC?

HHC has almost identical effects as THC. It produces feelings of euphoria and stimulation, altered visual and auditory perception, changes in heart rate and body temperature, and altered headspace and cognition.

Many users report the effects of HHC are similar to that of delta 8 THC in terms of being more heavily weighted towards relaxation than stimulation. Think of Delta 10 as a sativa, Delta 8 as a hybrid, and HHC as a indica. HHC is more potent than delta 8 but slightly less potent than delta 9 THC. 

HHC is still very new, so there aren’t many studies available to evaluate its potential therapeutic effects — but so far, it seems this cannabinoid offers most of the same therapeutic effect profile as other forms of THC. There’s even been some animal testing that showed beta-HHC possesses notable painkilling effects when tested on rats. Plus there has been people smoking it on a daily basis with no reports of severe side-effects.

With HHC, all the double bonds have been broken and replaced with hydrogen (AKA hydrogenation).

The Potential Benefits of HHC Include:

  • May promote deeper, more restorative sleep
  • May alleviate nausea or vomiting
  • May alleviate anxiety (may also increase anxiousness)
  • May help manage chronic pain
  • May reduce inflammation

What are the effects of HHC on the body and mind?

There is a lack of consensus around HHC’s potency. The complication arises, in part, from the fact that when the cannabinoid is manufactured, the end result is a mixture of two different kinds of HHC molecules:  9R HHC actively binds to the body’s natural endocannabinoid receptors, while 9S HHC, because of its slightly different molecular structure, doesn’t do so nearly as well.

“The one that fits [into the receptors] produces similar effects” as delta-9 THC, but takes a much higher amount to do so, said Richard Sams of KCA Laboratories. “With a sufficient dose, THC-like effects can be observed.”

In other words, HHC can have THC-like effects on the body and mind, but HHC is less potent, milligram-per-milligram, than delta-9 THC.

How potent is HHC?

I tried it: HHC offered a pleasant and mildly cerebral high, with some pain relief, and in my experience I actually enjoyed it more than Delta-8 THC

One of our many customers have come to us and said

“Personally, with HHC, I feel energetic,” he said. “I go to the gym. I’m sharp, my brain’s working properly. I typically have back and shoulder pain, but I have no pain when I’m on it.”

Does HHC show up on a drug test?

We believe that some of HHC’s appeal stems from evidence suggesting that it can evade drug tests. But—and this is important—he acknowledges the evidence is only anecdotal. This is just what he’s hearing from his customers.

James Stephens, vice-president of innovation at Creo, a biotech firm specializing in cannabinoids, has seen similar arguments made about HHC. “I’ve also seen it advertised that [HHC] doesn’t convert into 11-hydroxy-THC, which is a common drug test metabolite,” he said. “It could possibly be used to evade drug testing regimes if this proves to be true,” he added.

Word to the wise: There is no hard evidence that HHC does not show up on a drug test for marijuana. Don’t bet your job or career on anecdotal evidence.

Is HHC safe to consume?

Like any of the new hemp-derived cannabinoids, there is no standard dose and little to no research on the immediate or long-term effects of HHC ingestion.

Because hemp-derived cannabinoids (including HHC) are not subject to cannabis regulations in legal adult-use states, HHC product makers and retailers are not required to test their products for potency and purity.

We, however, require lab tests to be provided to us before we take in a product and being to sell it.

And now we arrive at perhaps the thorniest question of all: Is HHC legal? 

We would argue, yes. Since HHC is hemp-derived, and not actually THC, they should be in the clear. HHC vapes, gummies, or edibles are perfectly legal on the federal level and will most likely remain legal on the state level as well.

Company officials additionally argue that since HHC is found in the seeds and pollen of hemp plants, it is “non-synthetic” and thus a “perfectly federally legal hemp extraction.” 

For the moment, HHC products exist (and thrive) in the murky legal zone between hemp (which is legal nationwide) and cannabis (which is not).

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What’s The Difference between Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC?

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The cannabinoid industry has been booming ever since CBD gained popularity. Companies isolate and produce a wide variety of cannabinoids for consumption, including delta 8 THC and delta 10 THC, two analogs of standard THC.

Delta 8 THC has about 60% the potency of delta 9 THC (THC), and delta 10 THC has a different psychoactive effect.

This article discusses the differences between these naturally occurring compounds, including the legality, cost, effects when consumed, and more.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DELTA 8 THC AND DELTA 10 THC?

Delta 8 THC and delta 10 THC are both found in hemp and marijuana plants. These cannabinoids’ chemical composition is similar to delta 9 THC, the main psychoactive component in marijuana.

However, there are numerous differences to note when considering these two compounds:

Delta 10 THCDelta 8 THC
Legality:Federally Legal, and in majority of statesFederally Legal, and in majority of states
Effect Profile:Resembles more of a sativa, energy and uplifting.Resembles an indica, relaxing and mellow
Where To Find:Found in a few local stores, abundant in online stores.Found in a number of local and online vendors
Cost:Pricier than Delta-8.Affordable due to being plentiful
Dosage:10-20mg for beginners; 20-50mg for intermediate users;
50-100mg for experienced users
10-20mg for beginners; 20-50mg for intermediate users;
50-100mg for experienced users
Percentage found in Hemp/MarijuanaLittle to noneUsually under .01%

D8 VS. D10 THC: EFFECT PROFILE

Most delta 8 THC and delta 10 THC users note significant differences in the effects each has on the mind and body.

Many people say that neither delta 8 nor delta 10 THC has the same potency as delta 9 THC. They’re more “manageable,” especially for new users, and far less likely to cause the individual to feel overwhelmed by the psychoactive effects.

Delta 8 THC is comparable to indica marijuana strains, typically creating a more relaxed and sleepy feeling. Delta 8 users might feel a bit lazy or tired, so it’s usually better for use at night or after work.

Delta 10 THC is similar to sativa strains of marijuana. Users note that it gives an uplifting feeling, increases drive and motivation, and boosts energy levels.

Delta 8 and delta 10 THC can prompt euphoria without triggering anxiety or paranoia, which is a common side effect of using delta 9 THC.

D8 VS. D10 THC: LEGALITY

Although delta 9 THC is illegal in many states, delta 8 THC and delta 10 THC remain legal federally and in most areas of the United States, even where recreational marijuana is illegal.

The Federal Farm Bill of 2018 states that hemp containing less than 0.3% THC (delta 9) by weight is legal to grow, sell, and possess on a federal level. This includes any compounds derived from hemp, like delta 8 THC and delta 10 THC.

Both delta 8 and delta 10 are illegal in several areas on the state level.

D8 VS. D10 THC: COST 

Delta 8 THC is significantly less expensive than delta 10 THC. Although delta 8 naturally occurs in hemp plants in far greater volumes, this availability isn’t to blame for the cost difference — both are usually isomerized from CBD.

Delta 8 THC is currently more popular, so there’s a much larger market for it. Manufacturers can comfortably mass-produce it. On the other hand, delta 10 THC has a small following at this time. Fewer customers mean fewer manufacturers, which means less competition and naturally higher prices.

The pricing of these two cannabinoids will likely equal out once both have established a similar user base and delta 10 can be mass-produced.

D8 VS. D10 THC: MARKET AVAILABILITY

As mentioned above, delta 8 THC is more popular throughout the United States right now. There are more delta 8 manufacturers, which means it’s more readily available.

Vendors and retailers don’t have to be as concerned about delta 8 THC products taking up shelf space and not selling, simply because of the prominent market.

Delta 10 THC is produced by far fewer companies, making it less available. Fewer vendors and retailers carry it because every inch of shelf space is precious, and they’ll get more sales from stocking more popular products.

D8 VS. D10 THC: DOSAGE

The standard dosage for delta 8 THC and delta 10 THC is the same: between 25 and 50 mg. Some users may feel the desired effects with just 10 mg, while others might need over 50 mg.

The dose ultimately depends on your experience and tolerance. Any psychoactive substance is more powerful for a beginner than it is for a regular user.

Other factors also need to be considered, such as weight and size.

Beginners should start small and slowly increase until they find their desired dosage. A 10-20 mg dose is ideal for a beginner or someone with a low tolerance. A regular user typically takes 20-50 mg. An experienced or frequent user of either THC analog often consumes 50-100 mg.

D8 VS. D10 THC: CHEMICAL STRUCTURE

Delta 8 THC and delta 10 THC are THC analogs; they resemble the standard delta 9 THC in their chemical composition.

The primary difference on a chemical level is the location of the double bond in the carbon chain. As the names suggest, the double bond occurs on the ninth carbon bond in delta 9 THC, the eighth in delta 8 THC, and the tenth in delta 10 THC.

These slight differences affect how the cannabinoids interact with your body’s cannabinoid receptors. Delta 9 THC primarily bonds with what are referred to as CB1 receptors, while delta 8 THC and delta 10 THC both bond primarily with CB2 receptors.

This interaction with CB2 receptors makes the psychoactive effects of delta 8 and delta 10 less intense than delta 9.

CAN DELTA 8 & DELTA 10 THC CAUSE A FAILED DRUG TEST?

Delta 8 THC and delta 10 THC can both cause you to fail a drug test.

A drug test only determines if you have THC metabolites present in your body, which are byproducts of the chemical reactions that take place as your body processes THC.

Your body produces these THC metabolites to process delta 8 THC, delta 9 THC, and delta 10 THC. Hence, any of these compounds entering your system can trigger a failure on a drug test.

D8 VS. D10: WHAT SHOULD I BUY?

Delta 8 and delta 10 THC are both excellent options for those looking for a relaxing, uplifting, or psychoactive experience but are unable or unwilling to use delta 9 THC. 

Delta 8 and delta 10 analogs are better options for many people because they’re more widely legal and are less likely to trigger the unwanted side effects often associated with delta 9 THC.

Those who want to feel relaxed and relieve anxiety or stress are better off with delta 8 THC. Delta 8 is more mellow and soothing than the other cannabinoids.

If you’re looking for an uplifting and mildly euphoric psychoactive experience, delta 10 THC is probably your best bet. Most users maintain that delta 10 is best for morning or mid-day use.

If you’re unsure which you’ll prefer, you should try both and see which suits you better. Some users think they’ll enjoy one over the other only to find that the exact opposite is true.

D8 VS. D10 THC: WHICH ONE IS BETTER?

Both are great options; what’s better depends on which effects you’re after.

If you want something that’s stimulating and can help you focus, try delta 10 THC. If you’re hoping to wind down for the day, use delta 8 THC.

For best results, buy from a trustworthy vendor that tests each product. Third-party testing is the only guarantee you’re buying a potent and safe product. These vendors are easy to find online.

Besides that, delta 8 and delta 10 are equal in their potential and easily implemented into your day.

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How and Where to Buy Bulk Kratom Online?

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Kratom has been growing in popularity over the past several years, but it remains illegal in most countries. Local and online stores that can sell it legally have been popping up recently, but not all of them fall under the reliable category. That’s why it’s essential to know where to look.

If you’re looking to buy bulk kratom powder online, this guide will help you find high-quality products from trusted vendors. Let’s get to it.

Is It Safe to Buy Kratom Online?

When buying something for the first time, most people choose local stores, where they can get a closer look at their desired products. Online stores lack face-to-face interactions, and you can’t always know if you can trust them.

That’s why this guide is here. We’ll show you how to buy authentic kratom in bulk from reliable vendors. So, yes, it’s safe to buy kratom online, as long as you know what to look for.

Factors to Consider When Buying Bulk Kratom Online

Thousands of online stores sell kratom, so it can be a bit daunting to find a genuine one. The following factors will help you narrow down the list and find quality kratom powder.

Third-party lab testing

Third-party lab testing is one of the most critical tell-tale signs of a trustworthy provider. If someone is trying to sell poor-quality kratom, they’re not likely to collaborate with a third-party lab. Even if they do, chances are they won’t disclose the test results. That’s your cue to move along with the search.

Reliable vendors disclose their third-party lab test results to prove they meet the quality and purity standards. If a vendor provides that level of transparency, you’ll know their kratom powder is safe and additive-free.

Although, if you can’t find the report on a vendor’s website, ask them directly if they’d be willing to provide it. Then, if they refuse, they may not be as credible as they make it seem.

Quality guarantee

This is closely related to third-party lab testing. Quality guarantees are typically backed by test results by an independent lab that provides quality and purity reports.

When an online store offers a quality guarantee, it means it’s confident in the quality of its products. Such stores usually offer a money-back guarantee, which speaks volumes about their credibility.

Reliable importers

Kratom is indigenous to Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea. Find an online store that directly imports kratom from those countries, as they are the most genuine sources.

If a vendor tells you they import products from any other country or their importer is based in the US, then something might be fishy.

Customer reviews

Customer reviews are some of the best indicators of an online store’s quality, reliability, and reputation.

But don’t just check the reviews on a vendor’s website, as they may not be genuine. Conduct a simple Google search and visit forums and social media to see what people are saying about a particular vendor.

Wholesale prices

When buying kratom in bulk, you’ll want to buy it at a wholesale price. Not everyone offers wholesale prices and discounts for bulk purchases.

While this has nothing to do with quality, it’s good to find a trusted wholesaler and save more money when buying in bulk.

However, be extra careful of rock-bottom prices, as they may indicate poor-quality products. Cutting prices too much often means compromising on quality. If something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Do your research and keep in mind all the tips above.

Know Your Kratom Strains

The best online stores selling bulk kratom offer a wide variety of kratom strains. Kratom has three main types, including red, green, and white kratom, and each of them has many different strains.

Some of the most popular include Maeng Da, Bali, Green Malay, Thai, Indo, and Borneo, but there are many others. Find a vendor that offers more than just basic types so that you have plenty of choices for your needs.

Most importantly, understand the effects of each strain. Don’t just buy something randomly without learning all about it.

For instance, White Maeng Da provides a long-lasting energy boost, while Green Maeng Da reduces pain and provides stimulating and energizing effects, and a Red Bali will give pain relief without much, if any energy boost.

Where to Buy Bulk Kratom Online in 2021?

As mentioned earlier, this guide will help you find the right vendor for buying bulk kratom online. If you follow all these tips, you’ll find a reliable and credible store that offers premium-quality kratom.

Since you’re here, we highly recommend you check out our store, where you can find top-notch kratom powder and capsules. We test every batch of kratom for purity and quality and offer a 30-day refund guarantee. Browse our products today and pick your favorite from a wide range of strains!

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Where Do I Buy Delta 10 THC Near Me?

Where To Buy Delta 10 THC Near Me

Delta-10 THC is the new cannabinoid on the hemp market that has gotten the whole industry excited, thanks to its fascinating properties that are quite distinctive from CBD and other compounds that are present in hemp. Delta 10, short for delta-10 tetrahydrocannabinol, is similar to delta 9 THC, as it is only one isomer off of Delta 9. As demonstrated by the name “Delta 10”.

Users describe Delta 10 to be psychoactive like Delta 9, but no major side effects that you would normally get for regular THC. However, people state Delta 10 effects and benefits such as feeling of happiness, uplifted, relaxation, and calming experiences. As Delta 10 is more of a “body high” than a mental high. There are also reports of Delta 10 being stronger than the Delta-8 counterpart.

Delta 10 is a naturally occurring compound that makes up about 0.1% of hemp’s chemical composition. Only recently, however, have we been able to isolate and concentrate it to create potent delta 10 products such as vape cartridges, gummies, tinctures, dabs and more that you can buy in store and online at stores like GLA Delta 10.

If you are a resident of Kansas, you might be wondering where you can get your hands on this new addition to the hemp market. You may not even be sure as to whether or not delta 10 is legal, which is completely understandable due to how dramatically hemp laws have been changing on a state level in recent years.

Is Delta 10 THC Legal In Kansas?

Delta 10 is, in fact, legal in the state of Kansas. This is because of the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized the hemp plant and its cannabinoid derivatives, with the exception of delta 9 THC. Therefore, delta-10 has been federally legal since this form of legislation was passed.

However, state laws can vary from federal law, as each state has the right to make their own laws when it comes to the hemp plant. Adding to that, some states have banned delta 10, or specific types of hemp products. But delta 10 is fully legal in the state of Kansas, with no restrictions on the type of product you can use, the amount you can possess or the strength of delta 10 THC in a formula. Look at our state by state Delta 10 legal list here.

This means that Delta 10 THC and Delta 10 products such as vape cartridgesdisposable vapesgummies, tinctures, and extracts all remains fully legal throughout Kansas although it is wise to check up on the laws periodically as that can always change. Delta 10 is so new, that most states have not had the chance to give statements on the compound. It is likely here to stay however, since it is a compound as legal as CBD. Be careful though, because Delta 10 THC will still fail a drug test due to drug tests looking for any THC, not just Delta 9.

Where To Buy Delta 10 In Kansas?

ONLINE CBD & DELTA 10 THC STORES

Frankly, the best place to buy delta 10 THC in Kansas is either going to be online Delta 10 THC and CBD stores. Online stores likely carry the best Delta 10 THC brands, and usually offer the widest selections of high quality delta-10 products, which all come from trusted companies and arrive with lab reports. For example, all of our Delta 10 THC vape cartridges and other products have recent lab results right on our CoA/Lab Test page.

Because Delta 10 THC is legal in Kansas, you can buy Delta 10 vape cartridges, gummies, tinctures and more right online! You don’t need to leave the house in order to buy what you are looking for. We ship directly to your doorstep using discreet packaging.

In fact, we ship Delta 10 THC products to many cities in Kansas, including Wichita, Overland park, Kansas city, Olathe, Topeka, Lawrence, Shawnee, Manhattan, Lenexa, Salina, Hutchinson, Leavenworth, Leawood, Derby and more daily! Many people buy delta 10 products on our online Delta 10 and Kratom store, and for good reason. The prices are the best online, shipping is quick and easy, and we give great discounts on our delta 10 THC product lines.

You also know you are getting the top Delta 10 brands, and not just the brands that offer the cheapest prices to the seller. The best Delta 10 THC brands can be purchased online. On top of all that, the products are fresh because of how quickly we turn over our inventory, so you won’t be stuck with old outdated products.

Places You Should Avoid Purchasing Delta-10 From

Gas Stations and Convenience Stores

We know that these locations are convenient, but it is unlikely that they’re selling high-quality delta 10. The bottom line is that these types of stores are not screening for quality and are unlikely to care about lab reports. They are looking to sell hemp goods cheaply and quickly, and don’t have the level of expertise needed to spot a fake delta 10 product.

Non-Licensed Businesses

You should definitely avoid buying delta 10 from an unlicensed business. Companies that sell hemp goods must be registered with the state, and so companies that are not registered should be avoided at all costs. Don’t buy delta 10 from strangers online, in social media outlets or in obscure areas that do not provide product lab reports.

Types of Delta 10 Products

Now, we can discuss the most popular types of delta 10 products available to Kansas residents. These products allow you to experience the cannabinoid in different ways, and it is important to know what’s out there to build a fully personalized routine, as well as understand different Delta 10 dosages for each unique product type.

  • Delta 10 THC Vape Cartridges: Delta 10 vape carts are disposable cartridges pre-filled with a formula containing delta-10 distillate paired with terpene strain flavors. They are used with a rechargeable vape pen device and offer fast-acting effects. Delta 10 THC vape carts are anywhere from 500mg in some cases to 1000mg in most, however some vape cartridges have higher amounts, it’s not seen very often. There are 70% Delta 10 vapes, with 700mg in each, while the vapes we carry like our Honeyroot carts have 90% distillate which is a majority delta-10, with a minor amount of delta-10. Vaping is by far the most popular Delta 10 method. Take 1-3 puffs for a good dose and you’re off to a good start.
  • Delta 10 THC Disposable Vapes: Delta 10 disposable vape pens are another option for vaping, being very user-friendly and fully disposable. Included is a pre-charged battery that lasts for as long as it takes to vape all of the delta 10 distillate in the attached cartridge. They come in a number of popular strains and milligram strengths like vape carts with two different types of disposables. There are regular half gram disposables, and full gram delta 10 rechargeable disposables that allow you to recharge the vape.

Why Should I Buy Delta 10 Online?

Now that you’re aware of the various forms in which you can purchase your delta 10, let’s discuss the best places from which you can buy delta 10 products online

Fresher Inventory

Delta 10 loses its potency as it sits on a shelf, which is why freshness is important. Online retailers have a higher product turnover rate due to wider customer bases, thus increasing the likelihood of getting a fresh product. Buying online means the product you are getting is likely a higher quality product, with newer batches usually being more potent and just overall a better product experience.

Larger Delta-10 THC Variety

Ultimately, buying delta 10 online lets you in on a wider selection of products, while physical stores tend to only have a small number of products on their shelves, as they do not specialize solely in hemp goods.

Better Delta 10 THC Discounts and Special Offers

Online retailers usually offer special promotions throughout the year to lure in new customers, and to help inventory move faster. Therefore, buying online can give you access to some really great deals.

Better Prices on Delta-10

Delta 10 that is sold online is typically more affordably priced, because online retailers aren’t stuck with the very high overhead costs that come with operating a physical business location. As well, buying bulk allows Delta 10 online shops in Kansas to give much cheaper prices to their customers. Product value is better when you buy online.

Higher Standards of Delta-10 Brands

Online retailers tend to have wider and usually larger customer bases who demand only the best-quality products, while demand in your area may be low, with less informed customers. This is why products sold online tend to be higher in quality overall.

Purchasing Delta 10 In Bulk Quantities

If you want to buy in bulk and bundle Delta 10, it’s easier to find deals online. This is because online retailers hold more inventory, sell products faster, and have lower expenses overall. Delta 10 online stores usually offer discounts for buying in high volume.

If You’re Willing To Travel A Short Distance

We’re not a huge warehouse like some online companies, we have an actual home store for our local customers! Come meet our crew and get the SAME discounts, and an even bigger variety of Delta-10 products in store, we love meeting our loyal customers.
We’re located in Blue Springs, Missouri. Not too far off from Kansas City for some quality delta 10, is it?

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Red Bali Kratom – An Original Strain

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Red Bali Kratom is one of the more popular strains of kratom that’s been around for many years, there’s a reason it has a large following among Kratom aficionados and enthusiasts.

Balanced for alkalinity and blended for optimal absorption, this Red Bali Kratom is set to be your next wellness go-to. GLAKratom has assembled this guide so Kratom consumers can feel empowered and educated about this fascinating Kratom strain.

What You Need to Know About Kratom Strains

Red Bali Kratom is a type of Red Vein Kratom, but some newer kratom users don’t quite understand what that means. In fact, a number of people don’t understand actually Kratom itself, Kratom strains, or how the science of Kratom works.

Many newer Kratom consumers don’t realize that strains of Kratom aren’t produced by different species of Kratom: All Kratom comes from the same species of Kratom tree, which is an evergreen that grows in Southeast Asia to about 80 feet tall.

The leaves are harvested and dried by experts for optimal maturity and alkalinity. We work with partner Kratom plantations as well as dedicated harvesters that go into the forests and jungles of Southeast Asia to find the best quality Kratom leaves.

With the process of choosing and drying leaves comes different alkaloid balances and different Kratom strains. By drying leaves in various temperatures and at different humidity’s, certain alkaloids are emphasized.

The Red Wine Of Kratom: Red Bali

Our signature blend of Red Bali Kratom promotes peace, tranquility, and relaxation especially after a long day. To create this perfect Kratom strain, the team at GLAKratom has partnered with expert harvesters in the jungle region of Indonesia. This region is not in Bali, but the name Bali has become attached to this particular strain because of Bali’s reputation of experiencing serenity and peace.

Our harvesters care for the Kratom trees of the Southeastern, Asian jungles and carefully monitor Kratom leaf maturity. The jungle region of Southeastern Asia is known for producing strong Kratom trees due to the verdant, fertile soil. The rich nutrients of this fertile soil, created by ancient volcanoes, help to add to the potency of the Kratom leaves. Just like better soil produces a better garden, so the Southeastern region produces incredible Kratom. And just like Maeng Da Kratom, Bali is part of a marketing heist to grab your attention. Our particular Red Bali isn’t actually grown in Bali.

Our Red Bali Kratom leaves are carefully processed and cured to optimize alkaloid release. The cured leaves are then crushed into a fine powder and packaged carefully. That’s how we create our Red Bali Kratom.

Red Bali Kratom: The Alkaloids

An alkaloid is any nitrogenous compound of plant origin that has physiological effects on humans. Kratom contains more than 40 structurally related alkaloids, all of which bring their own unique wellness benefits.

The exact alkaloid makeup of the Kratom plant depends on the region in which the Kratom is grown, the soil composition, harvesting timing, the weather during the growth of Kratom. The time spent drying and curing the Kratom plant also plays a massive role in alkaloid release.

For example, Kratom grown in the JongKong and Bunot regions tend to be far more potent than Kratom grown in the Hulu Kupuas. Regions like Sumatra and Hulu Kupua usually produce varieties of Kratom with weaker alkalinity due to the soil makeup and weather patterns in those areas.

There are two primary types of alkaloids: 7-hydroxmitragynine (the more chemically potent type) and Mitragynine (the most plentiful type). Most of the 40 alkaloids fall under either of these two categories. Twenty-five of these alkaloids–particularly soothing alkaloids from both categories–are present in high quantities in Red Bali Kratom.

Red Bali: Taste and Alkaloids

Red Bali Kratom is sometimes likened to red wine. Smooth and luxurious; it helps you release the cares of the day. Its wellness-boosting effects are famous throughout the Kratom community because it helps to inspire optimism and support well-being. It’s also one of the oldest and most well-known Red Vein Kratom strains.

For Kratom enthusiasts who love the taste of tea, Red Bali brings a nuanced balance of earthy tones. Perfect for a bedtime tea ritual, the alkaloids bring you a natural, herby bitterness that Kratom lovers appreciate.

For Kratom newbies, remember that acclimating to the taste of Kratom can take time.

Red Bali Kratom: How It Promotes Tranquility

Red Bali Kratom can promote a sense of tranquility and wellness. It’s a wonderful way to boost your sense of well-being and ease after a long, busy day, and it can help you unwind and release some of the worries and stress of everyday life. By doing so, it helps promote a sense of balance, harmony, and wellness that contributes to your overall quality of life. Its soothing properties are famous amongst the Kratom community, and it’s easy to see why so many are in love with Red Bali Kratom.

Using Red Bali Kratom

First-time users of Red Bali Kratom should begin with a small dosage to see how their body reacts to this unique strain. Keep a journal of your mental and physical feelings after a dose of Red Bali Kratom, and slowly increase your dosage until you’ve reached your optimal levels of well-being. The starting serving for Kratom is a level teaspoon, about 2-3 grams of kratom powder.

Expect one dose to take effect within 20-30 minutes and enjoy the benefits for several hours. Consuming Red Bali Kratom at night helps to promote tranquility until the next morning.

Afternoon tea is one of the preferred methods by which wellness aficionados consume Red Vein Bali Kratom. However, there are other ways to enjoy the well-being boost of this unique Kratom strain.

You can mix Kratom powder into herbal teas with agave or honey to mask the bitter, strong taste of Kratom. You can also use Kratom extract in smoothies, overnight oats, or even a marinara sauce. Make some chocolate chip cookies with Kratom powder to enjoy after lunch or dinner.

Traveling with Red Bali Kratom

Below are several easy ways to help you enjoy Kratom while traveling. However, check your destination’s laws regarding Kratom and the laws of any states along your journey’s course.

If you are flying or driving to Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Wisconsin, Kratom is considered a controlled substance. In some states, Kratom is illegal to possess or use in individual counties and cities.

If you are flying, keep Kratom in its original packaging. As long as you are not in or traveling to a destination where it is banned, Kratom is perfectly legal to keep in your checked bags and carry on luggage.

Homemade Capsules

You can always use our Red Bali Kratom powder to make homemade Kratom capsules! This way, you can control your exact Kratom dosage, prepare capsules for a vacation or long day, and have all the Kratom you need for the next few days in a bottle or bag. Making your own Kratom capsules is easy. Red Bali Kratom capsules still have all the positive well-being benefits of Kratom powder with a few perks.

Kratom capsules easily conceal the taste of Kratom for newbies who aren’t used to the flavor. They’re very discreet and convenient to carry around: you won’t accost your unaccustomed neighbors with the pungent aroma of tea. Although capsules take some preparation to make, having Kratom capsules on-hand means you don’t have to brew tea or go without Kratom while on a long road journey or lengthy flight. This means you save time and hassle in the long run.

To make your own Kratom capsules, purchase a capsule machine from a trusted and well-reviewed online retailer. You’ll want to have parchment paper and empty capsules on hand, as well. Use parchment paper to line your work area before you begin making capsules in order to avoid a mess.

The size of the capsule you choose will depend on how easily you swallow pills. If swallowing pills is not difficult for you, start with size 000. Your machine will fill this size of capsule with approximately 0.9 grams of Kratom powder. However, if you experience difficulty swallowing pills, do some extra research and consider purchasing a smaller capsule size.

Is Red Bali Kratom Right for You?

Red Bali Kratom is suitable for individuals who want to improve their sense of overall well-being and promote peace, tranquility, and ease. Try each method of Bali Kratom consumption. Brew tea, toss and wash and make your own capsules to figure out which way suits you and your lifestyle best.

Remember, because of Red Bali’s serene properties, many people prefer White Vein Kratom or Green Vein Kratom for morning usage. Consider incorporating Red Bali Kratom as part of your wind-down routine in the evening and then following it up the next morning with White Vein or Green Vein Kratom.

Each strain of Kratom features different alkaloids and different wellness benefits, so mixing up the varieties of Kratom can help you enjoy a broader range of health-boosting properties.

Final Word

Red Bali Kratom promotes peace, mindfulness, and a sense of wellness. Many users have fallen in love with the strain, citing a perfect alkaloid balance and profound wellness benefits. Our team at GLA is in love with it, too: We can’t get enough of this classic Kratom strain.

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Finding Kratom Near Me

Americans are becoming increasingly familiar with Kratom and it’s benefits, as its use is gaining momentum in the west. However, finding safe, high-quality kratom near you can be challenging. It’s important to do enough research and locate a reputable distributor of Kratom to ensure you’re receiving a high-end product.

Understanding Kratom

Kratom is a tree that hails from Southeast Asia. Though most Americans refer to it as Kratom, it has numerous nicknames in many languages, including biok, thum, Ithang, Krathom, Kakaum, Kratum, and Ketum. Kratom leaves have been and still are, widely used throughout Asia.

Traditionally used as herbal medicine, residents in Southeast Asia chew the leaves, claiming it helps them to be more productive at work. For centuries, Asians used Kratom leaves the same way we use tea leaves today: steeped in boiling water and consumed as a hot beverage.

Laws Regarding Kratom Kratom near you

Since Kratom is a controversial botanical, it can be quite the challenge to find Kratom near you, depending on where you live. Kratom is currently banned in Indiana, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. Furthermore, Alabama and Arkansas view it as a controlled substance, and some municipalities have made selling Kratom illegal. Before your purchase Kratom, research your jurisdiction to make sure it is legal for you to buy.

Before You Buy Kratom near you

Because of the controversy surrounding Kratom and because it has side effects, it is pertinent to research Kratom before you buy. Familiarize yourself with its active ingredient, possible side effects, and local laws. Educating yourself as much as possible allows you to make the choices that are best for you and your health.

Beware of Low-Quality Kratom

Kratom is sadly, an unregulated substance. This means, there is no quality control, no guidelines, laws, or measures to assure its safety when manufactured and sold. Some suppliers of Kratom do not test it for quality and safety. In fact, in the past few years, inferior quality Kratom has been linked to outbreaks of Salmonella poisoning. Salmonella can be highly unpleasant, causing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Your health and safety are reason enough to make sure you obtain Kratom from a reputable, professional, trustworthy source.

By analyzing our Kratom thoroughly, we make sure that it is free from E. coli, Salmonella, and numerous other pathogens and contaminants. We even go beyond this by ensuring our Kratom is free from chemical properties and heavy metals.

If you understand the potential benefits of Kratom, and you live where its use is permitted, the next step is to find a safe supplier of Kratom. There are many ways for the educated and cautious buyer to acquire Kratom.

Acquiring Kratom from Friends and Acquaintances

Friends, family, and acquaintances can be a great resource for finding reputable Kratom vendors. Talk to people who have used a vendor for more than six months and discuss their experiences with the shop or online vendor.

The people around you who report excellent customer service experiences, expert help in choosing the right Kratom strain, and excellent product quality will point you in the right direction of a good vendor. It can save you a lot of time and money if you find a shop or vendor you can trust right away.

Local Shops

If you live in a state where Kratom is legal and it’s sold openly, buying Kratom near you may be as easy as a short drive down the street. However, these shops may be selling low-quality Kratom. Talk to the owner or employee on duty and see how much they know about Kratom. Take a look around the shop at the different varieties of products they sell, as well.

A local shop that sells high-quality Kratom ensures they source from reputable farmers. Additionally, they make sure their Kratom has been put through extensive lab testing to ensure purity and cleanliness. They will usually not have a wide variety of products, and instead, focus on a few specialties. These shops will likely be extremely knowledgeable about Kratom and will show care and concern for their customers’ health and experiences.

Most specialty shops offer a variety of Kratom strains, including:

Benefits of Buying Locally

The obvious advantage of purchasing Kratom at a local store is that it’s quick and easy. Once you’ve completed your research and decided you want to try Kratom, you can ingest it within hours or even minutes.

An added advantage of buying Kratom from your local shop is that you have the opportunity to discuss the product with a person who has possibly used it. Conversations like that are not always possible when you buy from online retailers.

Additionally, many people value buying produce and botanicals from small, local shops because it supports families, sole proprietors, and the town’s economy.

However, though buying Kratom from a local shop might be a convenient route to take, using a trusted online source is even more expedient since it saves you gas, time, and energy.

Specialty Kratom Stores

A specialty Kratom store is a shop that sells Kratom, but not much else. Specialty Kratom stores often behave more like professional clinics. The staff tends to be educated and passionate regarding the benefits and hazards of ingesting Kratom. Additionally, they are far more aware of industry standards, which means you are likely to find high-grade ingredients.

Steps to Finding a Specialty Store

The good news is that this finding a Kratom shop is not as time-consuming as you might expect. There are two ways to discover respectable Kratom dispensaries.

1. Google Search

Conduct a Google search. Look up “Kratom shops near me” and see what options appear. Then, dig deeper. Call the stores and get to know them. Ask about the quality of their ingredients and inquire about their dispensary standards. Don’t be shy; after all, your health can be affected by the product you purchase. Additionally, look at their online reviews for all experiences, both good and bad.

2. Phone a Friend

If you have friends or acquaintances who have used Kratom with success, ask them where they purchased it. As with most enterprises, the best marketing strategy for estimable businesses continues to be word-of-mouth. Before you blindly purchase from the same vendor your friends used, ask them about their experience with Kratom. Find out whether the product was high-quality, lab-tested, and beneficial to them. Note that this is not the same as accepting Kratom without hesitation from a pal. This step requires asking questions and buying from a vendor whom you research.

Kratom Bars

Just as traditional bars serve alcohol, Kratom bars provide Kratom-infused teas. Kratom can be served as a hot or cold tea. When ingested as a beverage, it’s easy to add herbs like kava or chamomile. An added benefit of Kratom bars is the social, community component they offer. Rather than consuming Kratom alone or buying from a shop, bars give you the opportunity to sit down, relax, and enjoy the company of other people.

Vape Shops

With the advent of vape shops has come a new way for people to purchase products ranging from vape pen cartridges, cases, and skins to e-cigarettes and more. Many vape shops, especially in bigger cities, now offer Kratom products. Unfortunately, when you buy Kratom from a vape shop, you won’t have the opportunity to sit down and enjoy yourself or spend time with a friend. You simply buy the product and off you go.

There are a few other disadvantages to buying Kratom from a bar or vape shop. Most notably, you won’t know where or if the Kratom was lab tested. You will not have a sense of the Kratom’s quality until after you’ve ingested it, and that can be bad news if they’ve sold you low-quality Kratom. It is also necessary to be mindful of the laws regarding Kratom in the bar or vape shop’s jurisdiction. Regulations vary by state and, sometimes even by town or county. Vape shops, in particular, may not be following the law when it comes to the sale of Kratom.

Online Kratom Vendors

There are many Kratom vendors online, and there are plenty who are reputable, caring vendors of their products. Many post their product list, and you can explore the various Kratom options they offer. If they provide a phone number or email address, take the time to contact their customer service representatives and learn more about their products. You’ll be able to tell a lot by your interactions with these people as to whether or not you want to do business with this vendor.

Benefits of Searching Kratom Near Me Online

As with any Internet search, the results for “kratom near me” are blindingly fast. Within a minute or two, you can locate Kratom, purchase it, and know when it will arrive. Better yet, you can do all of this from the comfort of your home.

Drawbacks of Buying Kratom Online

As convenient as online shopping is, the Internet is filled with junk. Anyone can sell almost anything. Procuring Kratom from a pop-up vendor is particularly concerning. Pop-up vendors are merchants who follow the latest trends, cheaply manufacture fashionable products, and sell them without putting genuine care into the process. Pop-up retailers usually close their virtual doors after they either get caught selling poor-quality merchandise or when the market trends change. It’s important to ensure that any vendor you consider purchasing from has been totally vetted. There are important signs and red flags of untrustworthy Kratom vendors.

Signs of Untrustworthy Online Vendors

There are a few tell-tale signs of potentially dishonorable online merchants. If you’ve never heard of them before, especially on Google, or they’ve been in business for less than a year, they might not be as reputable or vet the sources of their products as thoroughly as other vendors. Additionally, these vendors may not have enough experience to help their customers find the correct variety of Kratom for their needs.

Look carefully at their entire website. Does the site describe the testing facility they use to test their products? Do they offer a massive variety of goods, or do they stick to kratom, and closely related products? Does their site illustrate a true passion for Kratom? Does it list a phone number to call so that you can have a conversation with a real person who understands Kratom? If they do offer a phone number and you call, are they able to answer your questions regarding farming, lab testing, and quality control? If the answer is “no” to any of these questions, that’s a red flag, telling you they might be a pop-up vendor or sell low-quality Kratom.

Other red flags include vendors with massive inventories and varieties of products, poor or no reviews, only positive reviews, or if there are complaints online about their customer service.

The Dangers of Buying Kratom Online from Unknown Vendors

If you search online for Kratom and discover flashy marketing or wild claims, beware. When you don’t know or trust the level of purity, you don’t always know what you might be ingesting. Likewise, when you purchase Kratom that is not standardized, its quality will suffer. There are significant possible dangers of buying low-grade Kratom online, including digestion issues, dizziness, and more.

Only purchase Kratom from a reputable vendor who cares about your safety and tests rigorously.

Kratom Guides

Drug Testing – Alkaloids In Kratom – Kratom Tolerance – Kratom Extracts – Growing Kratom – Low & High Quality Kratom – Before You Buy – Myths and Facts – Types of Kratom – Storing Kratom
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What’s with the new Delta-10 THC?

Oh my delta, another THC compound to explore!? You already know about Delta-9 THC–the illicit compound that makes you high, euphoric, and perhaps a tad bit paranoid. You may have also heard about Delta-8 THC, the molecular neighbor that you can synthesize from legal hemp for a mildly psychoactive effect. But are you in-the-know about Delta-10 THC? Delta-10 is brand new, and cutting edge, so you’re about to be one of the first customers in line.

Let’s explore what we know about Delta-10 THC and why you should care.

Delta-10 can absolutely get you high. But not exactly like Delta-8 or Delta-9. Delta-9 has the most intense effect on a person’s pleasure, thought process, memory, coordination and perceptions. Delta-8 has a much lower potency in comparison and users report experiencing mild levels of appetite stimulation, and relaxation. Similarly, Delta-10 also has a lower psychotropic potency. But users report very different outcomes compared to Delta-8.

“I would compare Delta-10 to a sativa in terms of its effects, while Delta-8 is more of an indica,” said one of our customers.

Our customers tend to prefer Delta-8 as a sleep aid, while they opt for Delta-10 to promote greater creativity, euphoria, alertness, and energy. “Delta-10 is uplifting and perfect for daytime use,” said one of our employee’s, Steven.

Delta-10 also has the potential to appeal to a mass audience looking for psychoactive benefits, without the potential downsides caused by Delta-9 THC.

“I think Delta-10 is going to be insanely popular because it offers euphoria and increased focus, without the paranoia and anxiety some users report from Delta-9.”

WILL YOU FAIL A DRUG TEST IF YOU TAKE DELTA-10-THC?

Delta-10 THC will appear in a urinalysis and may not be discernible from Delta-9. Long story short, better to be safe on this one.
The DEA has said, “All synthetically derived tetrahydrocannabinols remain schedule I controlled substances.” The issue with this statement is, the DEA has not defined what constitutes “synthetically derived.”

As a result, companies like GLAKratom and our distributors are moving forward with producing Delta-10 from fully legal, safe and compliant CBD.

HPLC) machinery to measure Delta-10-THC potency in edibles, flower and extracts. GLA also employs the industry’s latest reference standards to ensure we’re accurately discerning Delta-10 from CBC and CBL.
Certificate of Analysis (COA) to prove the product was tested and proven safe. Otherwise they’re taking a serious risk.

DO POTENT DELTA-10 PRODUCTS REALLY EXIST?

Our customers gave rave reviews about our Delta-10 products. In fact, they said the Sativa effect felt stronger than a sativa-labeled Delta-8 product.

WHY ARE SO MANY DELTA-10 LABELS FALSE?

“Not every brand is bad. But there a few bad apples who plainly Photoshop their labels or convince an unscrupulous laboratory to count Delta-8 as Delta-10 in the potency results. Unfortunately, some brands coerce their labs. Then they circulate the product in the market and only get caught if a verified laboratory checks their claims”

WHAT ARE DELTA-10 AND DELTA-8 HYBRID PRODUCTS LIKE?

Delta-8, an indica effect, and Delta-10, a Sativa effect, create a harmonious hybrid product when blended.

With a hybrid product, people can experience a mild indica effect that helps relieve anxiety without the risk of feeling sloth-like due to the energy boost they receive from Delta-10.

WILL DELTA-10 TRUMP DELTA-8 AS THE MOST POPULAR NEW COMPOUND?

Delta-10 is an exciting compound with energizing effects that work well for daytime use. Still, we feel Delta-8 will remain the top seller in the long run.

“If you look at the cannabis market and sales, Indica trumps Sativa by a landslide. People would rather Delta-8 to help with anxiety, sleep, and pain than Delta-10, which delivers energizing psychoactive effects.

“We are giving people that relief they seek, along with a mild psychoactive effect. As a result, they’re ingesting the product much more than they would CBD, for example. So, it’s not just about addressing a particular health concern. It’s also an everyday (multiple times a day) product.”

HOW MUCH DOES DELTA-10 THC SELL FOR ON THE MARKET?

“Pricing varies. Right now, the demand for Delta-10 outweighs the supply, so the prices are considerably higher than Delta-8. But, over time, the market will fix itself as the supply meets the demand.”

Why are Delta-8 THC and Delta-10 THC so politicized?

Truly, we have no idea why exactly. I’ve heard people point out that most states with Delta-8 THC bans are the same states that allow Delta-9 THC. Clearly, these pro-cannabis states don’t have an issue with THC, so some speculate there’s a connection. People say that because Delta-9 states spent so much money building the legal cannabis industry, they may be worried about a new THC variant interfering with the revenues and programs they’ve developed. That is, of course, pure speculation.

WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR DELTA-10 PRODUCTS?

We have candy, oils, and flower, but nothing trumps vape cartridges and gummies.

Many of our niche clients also ask for flower because they’re customers that like the experience of smoking.

When you burn Delta-8 or Delta-10, you inevitably reduce the potency as a result of the added heat, so we recommend sticking to vape cartridges and edibles in the long run.

WHY GLA IS SO EXCITED ABOUT DELTA-10-THC

At GLAKratom, we are so excited about Delta-10 THC because of its power to augment the CBD market as one of the most popular (legal) agents of chill. Now more than ever, consumers are stressed, exhausted, and in need of a boost. But not everyone wants to get high or worry about breaking the law. That makes Delta-10 the perfect alternative.

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How Does Delta-8 Turn Into 11-hydroxy-THC?

Delta-9-THC and Delta-8-THC is probably a familiar term to anyone who has enjoyed the psychoactive effects of cannabis, but 11-hydroxy-THC may be a new term to some. With this blog you’ll learn what 11-hydroxy-THC is, how it works, and how to make sure you don’t overindulge in this potent psychoactive compound.

What is 11-hydroxy-THC?

11-OH-THC, also known as 11-hydroxy-THC, sometimes written as 11-OH-THC, is produced in the body when delta-9-THC, the one we usually think of as THC, or Delta-8-THC is broken down. After either has been swallowed, the body breaks down and metabolizes it, producing the metabolite 11-hydroxy-THC. The metabolite is generally considered much more potent than its precursor.

Our liver is responsible for this alteration, and specifically, the drug-metabolizing enzyme known as or CYP2C9 or fully named cytochrome P2C9. Even when you smoke, your liver still sees some delta-8 or delta-9 and turns it into 11-hydroxy-THC, but you get way more 11-OH when you eat cannabis.

First pass metabolism is the phenomenon that causes 11-OH-THC to exert such strong effects on the brain. Oral administration rather than inhalation leads to more potent and longer-lasting effects on the brain and body. In fact, 11-OH-THC can produce a more intense psychoactive experience than the cannabinoid THC.

The Science of 11-hydroxy-THC

Well, it starts when you eat Delta-8 or Delta-9 THC. This powerful and plentiful cannabinoid travels through your digestive system and eventually makes it to your liver where it’s broken down into other molecules called metabolites. While metabolites are usually more powerful than the compound being broken down, in some cases, they’re actually much more potent and powerful. This is the case with 11-hydroxy-THC.

When you smoke THC, your body does create some 11-hydroxy-THC, but it’s around 10 times less than what’s created when you eat THC.

Some believe this means 11-hydroxy-THC is as much as 10 times stronger than THC, but it isn’t quite as simple as that. While it’s much more portent, scientists say this estimate is too high based on their research, estimating anywhere from 1.5 to 7 times as strong instead.

As an example, in one study two groups of patients were intravenously given the same amount of either THC or 11-hydroxy-THC. Patients then reported on how high they felt afterwards. Subjects given THC reported on average a three out of 10 when asked how high they felt. Those who had 11-hydroxy-THC in their system reported an average of eight out of 10.

This suggests that 11-hydroxy-THC is more portent and powerful than THC is, although not quite 10 times. The effects of both are present in Delta-8 THC edibles, but 11-hydroxy-THC is much more plentiful, so it should account for the majority of the edible’s effects.

How does 11-hydroxy-THC work?

11-hydroxy-THC primarily produces its effects by binding to the CB1 receptor and mimicking all the known effects of delta-9. The peak concentration of 11-hydroxy-THC in the blood is about one and a half hours after ingestion, although, depending on the dose it can last up to eight hours or more.

This works wonders for patients that need the long lasting effects of 11-OH-THC, because it may aid in sleep and cause sedation effects.

The sedative effect of 11-hydroxy-THC may not always be desirable, especially when consuming a cannabis edible in the middle of the day. Fortunately, there are ways to limit consumption of 11-hydroxy-THC to avoid any unwanted psychoactive effects.

The Benefits of 11-Hydroxy-THC

While there hasn’t been nearly enough research on the specific medical effects of 11-hydroxy-THC, medical marijuana patients have been consuming edibles for their medical needs for thousands of years. There are benefits to taking edibles that keep patients coming back to them and to 11-hydroxy-THC. So, what makes this method different from the rest?

  • Cannabis edibles last longer: For one thing, edibles have longer-lasting effects. While they take longer to start working—typically 60–120 minutes as opposed to 10–15 minutes with smoking—they can last much longer. A cannabis edible high usually lasts six to eight hours, while the high from smoking only lasts around two or three hours. For patients with medical conditions like chronic pain, anxiety or depression, it can be especially helpful to have a long- lasting medicine that doesn’t require medicating over and over again throughout the day.
  • Marijuana-infused foods are more sedative and psychoactive: Folks have noted that the effects of edibles are slightly more sedative than when they smoke cannabis. This can make edibles a great choice for conditions like insomnia. A dose taken a few hours before bedtime can lead to a strong sense of sleepiness when it’s time for bed. Since it’s also long-lasting, the sedation can continue all the way through the night, fading just in time for morning.

How to avoid consuming too much 11-hydroxy-THC

To avoid over consuming 11-hydroxy-THC, go easy on the cannabis edibles and adjust recipes accordingly. If you’re making cannabis-infused treats at home, try halving the amount of cannabutter in a recipe and substituting regular butter to lower the potency. Whether your edibles are homemade or store-bought, go slowly and start with a small serving to see how your body and digestive system react. Wait two to four hours before consuming more. Preparing cannabutter with low-THC strains may also be helpful in minimizing psychoactive effects, including anxiety.

If you find that your body is sensitive to the effects of 11-hydroxy-THC, you can try other methods of cannabis consumption. It is also wise to consult with your healthcare practitioner who can advise you on the best ways for you to consume delta-8 THC products. Further, your doctor can help you understand how your body might react to different levels of 11-OH-THC, as well as varying THC concentrations.

Because 11-hydroxy-THC is made by the liver, and we all have different liver enzymes and genetic mutations in those enzymes, cannabis edibles can be entirely different in one person to the next. There is a huge range in how individuals metabolize delta-8 THC into 11-hydroxy-THC, varying from age, sex, past use, current medication, and many other factors.

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Is It Safe To Smoke Kratom?

Smoking kratom is certainly possible, but we would advise against it. How come it’s a bad idea though? This is because taking your daily dose of kratom in this fashion can possibly have quite a few long-term side effects on the lungs and central nervous system. Any amount of kratom, especially large amounts of raw kratom leaves, can negatively affect the capillaries in your lungs when ingested via smoking. It would be best if you instead stuck to the tried and true methods such as kratom powder or kratom capsules, but let’s get into the blog and explain why!

Why Would Someone Smoke Kratom?

Kratom has always raised a number of questions. Since clinical trials are limited, many of these questions are left unanswered and left to speculation or personal experiences. When it comes down to smoking kratom though, we can look at a couple parallels to other smokable substances, mainly cannabis and tobacco.

Imagine an upside-down tree: The trunk at the top, branches are  the bottom. This is your respiratory system. The trunk represents the windpipe while the branches represent your airways, called bronchi. These bronchi eventually reach the air sacs, the fruit of the tree.

In the air sacs, you’ll find a plethora of capillaries: a series of blood vessels responsible for transporting oxygen and other chemicals to the brain, heart, and other vital organs.

When smoking cannabis, for example, these capillaries transport the active cannabinoids of the plant to the brain instead of oxygen particles, initiating the effects of these cannabinoids. With cannabis, users can feel effects as soon as 30 minutes after smoking. Compare this to ingesting cannabis through the digestive system, where effects can take up to four hours to reach the central nervous system.

These capillaries have a direct line to the central nervous system, which controls how our bodies respond to stimuli, including compounds such as kratom. Because smoking enacts the effects of a substance quicker than oral ingestion, users might be drawn to the fast-acting results of smoking kratom rather than using kratom in capsule form, for example.

How Does Smoking Kratom Work & Why is it a Bad Idea?

In Southeastern Asia, where kratom originally comes from, dried kratom leaves are traditionally chewed or brewed in to tea. Although, in some rare instances, dried kratom leaves are actually smoked, which may explain where smoking kratom comes from.

Dried, unprocessed kratom leaves are much less popular in the United States however, because the kratom plant doesn’t actually grow naturally within our borders. Some users may instead opt to try smoking kratom powder, which consists of ground kratom typically sold in capsule form.

Since most kratom consists of a loose powder, some users have reported sprinkling the powder atop other substances like tobacco or cannabis. However, doing so may bring about adverse side effects.

For starters, cannabis has more pronounced effects on the central nervous system, possibly canceling the effects of kratom when taken together. Combining kratom with tobacco, on the other hand, can be toxic over long term usage. Nicotine, the active compound of tobacco, can have potentially toxic effects on the liver. In a similar vein, it is inadvisable to ingest kratom alongside any substances that affect the liver in this way.

The Long Term Side Effects of Smoking Kratom

Users who wish to smoke their daily dose of kratom, like users who smoke other compounds such as cannabis or tobacco, open themselves up to a series of possible long term side effects.

For starters, human lungs are not biologically designed for smoke inhalation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Smoking can cause lung disease by damaging your airways and the small air sacs (alveoli) found in your lungs.” Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, known as COPD, is one of the most common lung diseases associated with smoking. Symptoms of COPD include:

  • Persistent coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in chest
  • A weakened immune system
  • Lack of or struggle to perform physical activities

Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than non-smokers, making smoking a substance like kratom more dangerous than you might think. Over time, your air sacs can become obstructed from smoking kratom.

Scientists have yet to conduct a single study on the link between smoking kratom and the central nervous system. However, evidence has long suggested that smoking cannabis or tobacco exhibits long term side effects on the brain. Keeping this in mind, it’s a possibility that kratom may have similar detrimental effects when ingested via smoking.

On top of all this, it’s difficult to really know how much kratom to smoke, meaning users may accidentally take larger amounts than initially intended. Substances affect your body differently when smoked instead of ingested, so it’s advisable to take only a reasonable amount of kratom through conventional ingestion methods.

A Safer Way to Ingest Your Dose of Kratom

Toss and Wash (kratom powder)

Due to the extremely bitter taste, this is certainly not for everyone. This method is mostly used by experienced users, because it quickly brings on kratoms potent effects, being the fastest method.

The toss and wash method is exactly what it sounds like. You toss the kratom powder in your mouth, take a gulp of water, swirl it around, and swallow as fast as possible, in succession. It’s definitely not pleasant by any means, but you’ll thank me when that massive euphoria starts to kick in.

With the toss and wash method, you should be experiencing the effects in about 15 minutes.

Unlike kratom tea, you can’t do much to reduce the bitter taste of the powder. I have noticed using cold water or juice helps a bit, but don’t expect much of a difference.

Kratom Tea

If you do have the patience to make tea though, this is probably the best way to consume kratom. It’s not the most potent method because some of the alkaloids are lost to the heat, but it’s definitely heathier than smoking.

There are a variety of ways to make kratom tea. Simmering is the most common method because it preserves much of the alkaloids, but you can also make Sun Tea or cold brews.

Since kratom tea is in liquid form, your body will absorb the alkaloids pretty quickly. Just like when tossing and washing, you should experience the effects in about 15 minutes.

Kratom Capsules

Do you value convenience over anything else? If so, kratom capsules are the best choice for you. Avoid the health risks associated with smoking, the time it takes to prepare kratom tea, or the powdery messes of the toss and wash. All you need is some water.

Capsules are made by encapsulating kratom powder in a vegetable capsule containing hypromellose, cellulose, and purified water. They do not contain any animal ingredients.

Unfortunately, the downside to kratom capsules is the amount of time it takes to experience the effects. Because your body has to break down the capsule, it may take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes to begin to feel the initial effects.

On a brighter note, the kratom powder in the capsules retains all of its potency. Therefore, producing the same powerful effects you obtain when directly consuming powder using the toss and wash method.

Why Smoke Kratom?

With products such as kratom powder, capsules, and more, why smoke kratom? We do not yet have access to the necessary research, which could substantiate the act of smoking kratom, nor do we need an alternative to traditional ingestion methods: these methods already work, and if they aren’t broken, why fix them?

Make sure to follow recommended dosage methods and stay safe while still receiving your daily dose of kratom.

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Where Can I Buy Delta 8 THC In Kansas City?

Where To Buy Delta 8 THC In Kansas

Delta-8 THC is the new cannabinoid on the hemp market that has gotten the whole industry excited, thanks to its fascinating properties that are quite distinctive from CBD and other compounds that are present in hemp. Delta 8, short for delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, is similar to delta 9 THC, as it is only one isomer off of Delta 9. As demonstrated by the name “Delta 8”.

Users describe Delta 8 to be psychoactive like Delta9, but no major side effects that you would normally get for regular THC. However, people state Delta 8 effects and benefits such as feeling of happiness, uplifted, relaxation, and calming experiences. As Delta 8 is more of a “body high” than a mental high.

Delta 8 is a naturally occurring compound that makes up about 0.1% of hemp’s chemical composition. Only recently, however, have we been able to isolate and concentrate it to create potent delta 8 products such as vape cartridges, gummies, tinctures, dabs and more that you can buy in store and online at stores like GLA Delta 8.

If you are a resident of Kansas, you might be wondering where you can get your hands on this new addition to the hemp market. You may not even be sure as to whether or not delta 8 is legal, which is completely understandable due to how dramatically hemp laws have been changing on a state level in recent years.

Is Delta 8 THC Legal In Kansas?

Delta 8 is, in fact, legal in the state of Kansas. This is because of the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized the hemp plant and its cannabinoid derivatives, with the exception of delta 9 THC. Therefore, delta-8 has been federally legal since this form of legislation was passed.

However, state laws can vary from federal law, as each state has the right to make their own laws when it comes to the hemp plant. Adding to that, some states have banned delta 8, or specific types of hemp products. But delta 8 is fully legal in the state of Kansas, with no restrictions on the type of product you can use, the amount you can possess or the strength of delta 8 THC in a formula. Look at our state by state Delta 8 legal list here.

This means that Delta 8 THC and Delta 8 products such as vape cartridgesdisposable vapesgummies, tinctures, and extracts all remains fully legal throughout Kansas although it is wise to check up on the laws periodically as that can always change. Delta 8 is so new, that most states have not had the chance to give statements on the compound. It is likely here to stay however, since it is a compound as legal as CBD. Be careful though, because Delta 8 THC will still fail a drug test due to drug tests looking for any THC, not just Delta 9.

Where To Buy Delta 8 In Kansas?

ONLINE CBD & DELTA 8 THC STORES

Frankly, the best place to buy delta 8 THC in Kansas is either going to be online Delta 8 THC and CBD stores. Online stores like carry the best Delta 8 THC brands, and usually offer the widest selections of high quality delta-8 products, which all come from trusted companies and arrive with lab reports. For example, all of our Delta 8 THC vape cartridges and other products have recent lab results right on our CoA/Lab Test page.

Because Delta 8 THC is legal in Kansas, you can buy Delta 8 vape cartridges, gummies, tinctures and more right online! You don’t need to leave the house in order to buy what you are looking for. We ship directly to your doorstep using discreet packaging.

In fact, we ship Delta 8 THC products to many cities in Kansas, including Wichita, Overland park, Kansas city, Olathe, Topeka, Lawrence, Shawnee, Manhattan, Lenexa, Salina, Hutchinson, Leavenworth, Leawood, Derby and more daily! Many people buy delta 8 products on our online Delta 8 and Kratom store, and for good reason. The prices are the best online, shipping is quick and easy, and we give great discounts on our delta 8 THC product lines.

You also know you are getting the top Delta 8 brands, and not just the brands that offer the cheapest prices to the seller. The best Delta 8 THC brands can be purchased online. On top of all that, the products are fresh because of how quickly we turn over our inventory, so you won’t be stuck with old outdated products.

Places You Should Avoid Purchasing Delta-8 From

Gas Stations and Convenience Stores

We know that these locations are convenient, but it is unlikely that they’re selling high-quality delta 8. The bottom line is that these types of stores are not screening for quality and are unlikely to care about lab reports. They are looking to sell hemp goods cheaply and quickly, and don’t have the level of expertise needed to spot a fake delta 8 product.

Non-Licensed Businesses

You should definitely avoid buying delta 8 from an unlicensed business. Companies that sell hemp goods must be registered with the state, and so companies that are not registered should be avoided at all costs. Don’t buy delta 8 from strangers online, in social media outlets or in obscure areas that do not provide product lab reports.

Types of Delta 8 Products

Now, we can discuss the most popular types of delta 8 products available to Kansas residents. These products allow you to experience the cannabinoid in different ways, and it is important to know what’s out there to build a fully personalized routine, as well as understand different Delta 8 dosages for each unique product type.

  • Delta 8 THC Vape Cartridges: Delta 8 vape carts are disposable cartridges pre-filled with a formula containing delta-8 distillate paired with terpene strain flavors. They are used with a rechargeable vape pen device and offer fast-acting effects. Delta 8 THC vape carts are anywhere from 500mg in some cases to 1000mg in most, however some vape cartridges have higher amounts, it’s not seen very often. There are 70% Delta 8 vapes, with 700mg in each, while the vapes we carry like our DV8 carts have 92% distillate which is 920mg of Delta 8 in each. Vaping is by far the most popular Delta 8 method. Take 1-3 puffs for a good dose and you’re off to a good start.
  • Delta 8 THC Disposable Vapes: Delta 8 disposable vape pens are another option for vaping, being very user-friendly and fully disposable. Included is a pre-charged battery that lasts for as long as it takes to vape all of the delta 8 distillate in the attached cartridge. They come in a number of popular strains and milligram strengths like vape carts with two different types of disposables. There are regular half gram disposables, and full gram delta 8 rechargeable disposables that allow you to recharge the vape.
  • Delta 8 THC Tinctures: Delta 8 tinctures come in convenient dropper bottles for easy dosing and are for sublingual administration, as they are held below the tongue to absorb through the sublingual tissue. Available in a generous array of milligram strengths and flavors. Delta 8 tinctures strength ranges from 500mg to 5000mg of Delta 8 in each! That is a lot of delta 8.
  • Delta 8 THC Gummies & Edibles: Delta 8 edibles offer effects for up to 10 hours due to the nature of digestion, and come in various flavors, with gummy candies being the most popular option on the market. They come in a wide range of milligram strengths as well and are easy to dose. However, be careful because Delta 8 gummies take 1-2 hours to kick in, and they do hit hard. Delta 8 THC usually have 10mg, 25mg, or 50mg per gummy. Some Delta 8 gummies are sprayed, while others are infused. We suggest buying infused gummies like the
  • Delta 8 THC Dabs: Delta 8 dabs are wax concentrates with high delta 8 THC potency levels, which may not be suitable for beginners. They are smoked o vaporized and come in various forms. Delta 8 THC dabs usually have 1000mg of Delta 8 in each as a 1 gram container.
  • Delta 8 THC CBD Flower: Delta 8 flower takes the raw hemp flower buds and spray them with a pure delta 8 concentrate. Flower comes in a huge variety of strains, and you can either smoke or vape the flower. Loose buds and pre-rolls are available on the market. Many users describe Delta 8 flower as a similar experience to marijuana, however the benefits of both CBD and Delta 8 are heightened.

Why Should I Buy Delta 8 Online?

Now that you’re aware of the various forms in which you can purchase your delta 8, let’s discuss the best places from which you can buy delta 8 products online

Fresher Inventory

Delta 8 loses its potency as it sits on a shelf, which is why freshness is important. Online retailers have a higher product turnover rate due to wider customer bases, thus increasing the likelihood of getting a fresh product. Buying online means the product you are getting is likely a higher quality product, with newer batches usually being more potent and just overall a better product experience.

Larger Delta-8 THC Variety

Ultimately, buying delta 8 online lets you in on a wider selection of products, while physical stores tend to only have a small number of products on their shelves, as they do not specialize solely in hemp goods.

Better Delta 8 THC Discounts and Special Offers

Online retailers usually offer special promotions throughout the year to lure in new customers, and to help inventory move faster. Therefore, buying online can give you access to some really great deals.

Better Prices on Delta-8

Delta 8 that is sold online is typically more affordably priced, because online retailers aren’t stuck with the very high overhead costs that come with operating a physical business location. As well, buying bulk allows Delta 8 online shops in Kansas to give much cheaper prices to their customers. Product value is better when you buy online.

Higher Standards of Delta-8 Brands

Online retailers tend to have wider and usually larger customer bases who demand only the best-quality products, while demand in your area may be low, with less informed customers. This is why products sold online tend to be higher in quality overall.

Purchasing Delta 8 In Bulk Quantities

If you want to buy in bulk and bundle Delta 8, it’s easier to find deals online. This is because online retailers hold more inventory, sell products faster, and have lower expenses overall. Delta 8 online stores usually offer discounts for buying in high volume. Such as our Delta 8 vape bundles that come in a variety of sizes for discounts.

If You’re Willing To Travel A Short Distance

We’re not a huge warehouse like some online companies, we have an actual home store for our local customers! Come meet our crew and get the SAME discounts, and an even bigger variety of Delta-8 products in store, we love meeting our loyal customers.
We’re located in Blue Springs, Missouri. Not too far off from Kansas City for some quality delta 8, is it?