Delta 8 is one of the most popular legal cannabinoids on the market today. Due to its popularity, you can find delta 8 products being sold at smoke shops and online retailers in a variety of consumption mediums including edibles, tinctures, vape cartridges and more.
While these products do produce a great psychoactive effect, they do not remain fresh and potent forever. In this article, we’ll be breaking down the different kinds of delta 8 products and discussing how and when they tend to expire. We’ll also be providing you with the information you need to determine if your delta 8 product has gone bad.
Vapes and Cartridges
Vapes and cartridges are one of the most popular ways to consume delta 8 due to their cost efficiency, ease of use and discreteness. These products tend to last for a long time, usually about a year when cared for properly.To maximize the longevity of your vape or cartridge, avoid storing it in a damp, warm environment. They should not be left outside, in the car, or in your bathroom. Instead, opt to keep yours in a cool, dry place.
The easiest way to check if a vape or cart is still fresh is to take a look at the oil inside. The liquid in the cartridges and vapes should either be a crystal clear or translucent yellow shade. If you notice that there is any discoloration when hitting the vape, this could mean that the product is no longer usable. Brown discoloration means that the liquid in the vape has oxidized and is no longer in an airtight container.
You can also smell the vape to determine if it has expired. If you smell burning instead of the normal smell when hitting the vape, you should assume that it is expired and dispose of it immediately.
Delta 8 Flower
When most people think of cannabinoids, the first thing that comes to mind is flower. Just like with traditional delta 9 THC, delta 8 is widely available in the smokeable flower form as well and is commonly sold as prerolls.
Delta 8 flower can be saved for approximately half a year after opening. However, you may be able to continue using it after this time frame, but the effects it produces will be weaker or nonexistent. Prerolls last about as long as flower, considering they are just ground flower in a wrapping for convenience.
You can tell that flower is growing weaker when it becomes very dry and crumbly. The best way to preserve flower is by keeping it in a cool, dry place and avoiding leaving it outdoors, in a car or in any moist or humid space.
Dabs, the strongest form of delta 8, are made from distillate oils and consumed through a device called a rig which requires a torch. Dabs can usually last about as long as a vape cartridge if stored properly. Just like with vapes and cartridges, you can check the color of the dabs and look for any darkening or other discoloration. For example, if the dab was clear but now has a yellow shade, that means it is no longer usable.
Delta 8 Edibles
Edibles are typically the shortest lasting form of delta 8, but this depends on the type of edible it is. For instance, baked goods like cookies or brownies will not last beyond a few days to a week. They should be consumed within a relatively short time frame and refrigerated if not eating all at once.
Gummies on the other hand will last a little longer due to their composition. However, they should remain in their container and kept in a cool and dry place, such as a refrigerator or kitchen cabinet in order to preserve them for as long as possible.
When assessing the freshness of your delta 8 edible, you should treat it just as you would with any other food. If it emits a foul odor or has any visible mold on it, that’s usually a sign that it has gone bad and should not be consumed.
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