Delta 8 Gummies
All good things must come to an end.
That might sound a little dramatic, but it’s important to keep in mind when it comes to Delta 8 gummies, vapes, flower, and similar products. Even though we only stock lab-tested products from trusted, leading brands at Delta 8 Resellers, it’s impossible to make them last forever.
So, do Delta 8 gummies expire? What about Delta 8 vape oil and flower? Let’s briefly look at how these products are manufactured, then dive into expiration dates and tips to keep your Delta 8 potent for longer.
How are Delta 8 Products Made?
Understanding how Delta 8 THC gummies and similar products are made is the first step to learning about how they expire.
Hemp plants are the ultimate source of Delta 8 edibles, flower, vape cartridges, and similar offerings. The 2018 Farm Bill contained legislation that made the commercial growing and harvesting of hemp plants federally legal, as long as those plants contain no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC.
That change in federal law made a major source of cannabinoids legal. In most cases, cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from these hemp plants. Then, producers convert that CBD into Delta 8 and other cannabinoids.
Peer-reviewed research published in the Journal of Cannabis Research found that most Delta 8 users experience relaxation, euphoria, and pain relief after taking a suitable dose. Those benefits are important, so it’s in your best interest to understand the expiration dates for Delta 8 gummies, D8 vapes, and similar products. Let’s take a closer look.
Do Delta 8 Gummies Expire? What About Other Delta 8 Products?
In simple terms, yes. Delta 8 gummies and all types of Delta 8 THC products will eventually expire. Just like the vast majority of products intended for human consumption, these items have a shelf life.
It’s important to point out that expiration timelines for Delta 8 are more similar to a “best by” date than to a “use by” date. The issue that users face is the potency of a product will slowly decrease over time. You don’t need to worry about a Delta 8 vape cartridge turning bad in the same way as many foods and beverages, for example.
Even Delta 8 edibles have a long shelf life, although they can eventually dry out and become tough and unpleasant. Expired Delta 8 gummies may still be technically safe to eat after this occurs, but it’s a better experience overall to eat them before they expire. We don’t recommend using edibles, or any of our products, after their expiration date.
What Happens When You Use Expired Delta 8 THC?
The most noticeable difference when using expired Delta 8 is weak or seemingly nonexistent effects. You likely won’t feel the same sense of euphoria, relaxation, or pain relief that comes with Delta 8 at full potency.
If your Delta 8 product smells strange, looks funny, or has an unpleasant taste, it’s best to not use it. The potency has likely degraded over time, and your experience won’t be particularly good.
When Does Delta 8 THC Expire?
Delta 8 will degrade over time, becoming less potent. There’s no single timeline for Delta 8 expiration, however. The type of product, how its stored, and variations in the manufacturing process can all affect expiration timelines.
Delta 8 Product Expiration Timelines
The good news is that just about every Delta 8 product has a shelf life of at least several months. Vape cartridges and gummies can last for more than a year and up to two years in some cases, especially when they’re stored properly (something we’ll cover later on in this section).
You generally don’t have to worry about Delta 8 products expiring within a few days or weeks after you purchase them. There’s almost always room to use your gummies, flower, or other product in a way that fits your needs and schedule.
When you purchase a trusted Delta 8 product from a dependable brand and retailer, you can count on the best-by date or similar date printed on the package as a guide. That’s the easiest way to tell if your Delta 8 will still be potent and effective.
How Can I Prolong the Shelf Life of Delta 8 THC Products?
Proper storage of Delta 8 products is important. It can limit exposure to environmental factors that cause these products to degrade more quickly. It’s pretty simple, too. To make your Delta 8 pre-rolls and other favorites last as long as possible, you should:
- Limit exposure to humidity. Keep your Delta 8 products in a dry place. A drawer or cabinet can work especially well because it also helps to address our next point.
- Keep them out of the light. A dark space for storage prevents light from degrading Delta 8 over time. Opt for a storage space that’s sealed off and dark.
- Avoid high temperatures. High temperatures can also cause Delta 8 to lose potency. Don’t store your Delta 8 near a heat vent in your home — or in your car’s glove box on a hot day, for that matter.
There are other things to consider that can help your Delta 8 last longer as well. One of the easiest is to only open products when you’re ready to use them. If you tend to make an occasional large purchase, resist the temptation to sample everything when it arrives. Work your way through a package of gummies or vape cart before moving on to the next one.
It’s easy to keep your Delta 8 potent for a longer period of time with this advice. Keep unused products sealed and everything in a cool, dark, dry place, and you’ll be in a great spot.
Delta 8 From the Best Brands on the Market
At Delta 8 Resellers, we want our customers to get the most out of every single one of our products. From the product lab reports we share to our focus on working with only the most reputable brands, we’re always focused on delivering high-quality products and experiences.