From the moment we started the delta 8 movement we’ve set out to create a perfect product at scale. And in the ever continual pursuit of perfection, we’re constantly investing in research and development of better, purer production methods for delta 8. This journey has recently led us to a new production method that results in some big changes to the look of our product:

The oil is golden amber instead of the usual clear.

While the look is different, the advantages are significant:

• Higher percentage of delta 8.

• Almost no unknowns.

• Fully compliant at any lab (with proper techniques)

• Uniform and repeatable.

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1. Higher Percentage of Delta 8

This new method produces about 2-3% higher delta 8 than our previous methods, based on internal testing. This distillate production method also produces on average 8-10% higher concentrations of delta 8 than some of our closest competitors and 20-40% higher than others.

2. Almost No Unknowns

Reducing this is the best way to ensure a safer product and the unknowns are extremely small compared to most oils on the market. Additionally the extremely small amount of unknowns are in ranges that suggest they are various THC cannabinoid arrangements and the oil has also been checked against a known toxicology database.

3. Fully Compliant At Any Lab*

This is really the most important one. For a very long time now there have been issues with testing and understanding what is and what isn’t delta 9 THC when testing on an HPLC. Much of the error has come down to: A.) not being able to get good separation between peaks due to inferior testing equipment and/or bad methods B.) people overheating compliant samples on a GC/MS which can cause the creation of delta 9 and therefore turn compliant samples into non-compliant samples.

But after using good methods, on good equipment, with good peak separation, and double checking at a large number of qualified and accredited labs, this oil consistently tests at or below than 0.3% delta 9 THC.

*Any lab testing properly. As mentioned previously, the main issue labs have causing misidentification is not being able to get good separation of peaks. The main culprit is the misidentification of Δ4(8)-iso-THC (a known metabolite of delta 8) as being Δ9-THC. That’s because the peak for Δ4(8)-iso-THC occurs directly between the peaks for Δ8-THC and Δ9-THC on most chromatograms. Without proper separation, this peak will usually erroneously be attributed to either the totals for Δ8-THC or Δ9-THC, when in reality, it’s its own compound altogether.

For reference, according to scientific literature, Δ4(8)-iso-THC is a known secondary metabolite of cannabis, not a synthetic compound. [1] It is also a compound found in every single delta 8 distillate we’ve tested across the industry, generally in the 4%+ range.

4. Uniform and Repeatable

Most cannabis users don’t understand how much variance there can be between batches of products. While we have always made consistency a focus of our production, making delta 8 has presented many hurdles due to the various steps involved.

While we always seemed to outperform the market on this aspect, there was room for improvement. And with our new method, the oil is testing almost identical between batches (~1% difference) and across the entire distillation (<0.5% difference). This is significant because it means you can expect almost the exact same experience every single time you try a 3Chi product.

[1] Yedukondalu Nalli, Suraya Jan, Gianluigi Lauro, Javeed Ur Rasool, Waseem I. Lone, Aminur R. Sarkar, Junaid Banday, Giuseppe Bifulco, Hartmut Laatsch, Sajad H. Syed & Asif Ali (2019): Isolation, Synthesis And Structure Determination Of Cannabidiol Derivatives And Their Cytotoxic Activities, Natural Product Research, DOI:10.1080/14786419.2019.1638381