In some of our previous reviews, we’ve discussed popular companies like Koi and 3Chi, with Japanese roots to their names. Today we have yet another company that derives its name from the symbol used in wonder and curiosity: kana. Loosely translated, the term “kana” means “I wonder” and provokes the listener to wonder a bit to learn more. Similarly, the brand PureKana encourages you to wonder and learn about their powerful Delta 8 oils and gummies. We’ll be testing PureKana’s lime-flavored Delta 8 gummies in this review. Without further review, here’s our honest review of these green and square-shaped Delta 8 gummies now!
If you’re not familiar with the differences between Delta 8 THC and CBD, we’ll do a quick recap. The hemp plant contains quite a few cannabinoids, some of which you may have already heard of. The infamous Delta 9 THC cannabinoid, also known as marijuana or weed, gives the user a powerful high that can either be couch-locking (known as the Indica strain), energizing (the Sativa strain) or a blend of both (the hybrid strain). Marijuana has been around for centuries, with the oldest recorded user being a Chinese emperor known as Shen Nung in the year 2727 BC. It was used medicinally to treat many illnesses. It became vilified as a gateway drug to stronger drugs by users craving a more intense high. The drug became outlawed for both recreational and medicinal use throughout the world until very recently. In the United States, many states acknowledged the usefulness of medicinal use and monetary income.
Nowadays, recreational and medicinal use have been popularized tremendously. However, some users still remained skeptical of its psychoactive effects and wanted all of the benefits but none of the mind-altering properties. Thus a new cannabinoid was derived from the hemp plant, and CBD became the new way to homeopathically treat a variety of ailments. CBD skyrocketed in popularity for those struggling with minor pain, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and much more. Other cannabinoids include CBG, CBDA, CBGA, delta 8, and many others. Still, the most intriguing cannabinoid in our product review today is Delta 8 THC.
Delta 8 is the middle ground between the psychoactive Delta 9 and the popular CBD cannabinoid, a “lite” version if you will. This particular cannabinoid gets the user high but allows the user to remain clear-headed and calm throughout the high. Traditional marijuana has been reported to leave the user paranoid and anxious if the correct strain and amount are not used, allowing Delta 8 to deliver a more attractive alternative to get the user high. Delta 8 also comes in different strains, just like its psychoactive cousin. Sativa, Indica, and hybrid strains are readily available, so be sure to check your actual product to see which one is listed.
PureKana Delta 8 Gummies
Like many companies, PureKana began as a CBD company that offered a wide selection of CBD products such as capsules, topicals, gummies, and oil. They also offer unique CBD products like flavored CBD disposable vapes, bath bombs, pet CBD, beverage enhancers, and even apparel. For those looking to buy in bulk, the company offers several bundles that allow you to save even more. When Delta 8began to grow in popularity, PureKana incorporated two Delta 8 products into the fold: tinctures and gummies. Their Delta 8 gummies are sold for an even $40, but you can get 20% off if you sign up for their emails, as well as a 30% off discount for their subscription service.
The gummies come in four different flavors: birthday cake, strawberry, watermelon, and lime. The one we’ll be reviewing today is the lime gummies, which we’ll describe in further detail in the actual review. The website lists quite a bit of information about the gummies, including the ingredient list, suggested use and dosage, hemp information, shipping and legality information, and much more. The entire website is professionally designed and offers a wealth of information that reflects the company’s dedication to a premium, high-quality product that will continue to delight their customers again and again. Now that we’ve checked out the company’s website and products offered let’s dive right into our pure kana delta 8 lime gummy review!
Delta 8 Gummies Product Review
Gummies are such a fun way to consume anything, from vitamins and supplements to our delightful Delta 8 treats we have today. The gummies we have today come with 25mg of premium Delta 8 in each gummy, totaling up to 500mg for the entire bottle. The square-shaped gummies are lime-flavored and are deep green in color, each coated in sugar crystals. I easily unscrewed the bottle cap and attempted to shake one of the gummies out. The bottle’s mouth was a little too small for just one gummy to shake out, so I ended up using my fingers to scoop one out. The gummies were about the size of a regular dice, and the texture was firm yet spongy. When I rolled it between my thumb and index finger, the gummies had a nice squishy feel. I detected a light lime flavor when I held the gummy up to my nose and was reminded of gumdrop candies. I popped the gummy into my mouth and was delighted with the soft and chewable texture. A rich and authentic lime flavor was filled by a light hemp flavor mid-chew. The gummy was soft, sweet, and had the perfect kick of citrus. Several of the pieces got stuck in my teeth, and I had a light slimy coating on my teeth, so I do recommend a swig of water or a quick tooth brushing session if these aftereffects bother you. I also noticed my mouth felt warm and a little dry, but nothing that was wildly uncomfortable or unpleasant.
The gummies took about 45 minutes to fully kick in, and it was a very heady beginning. There wasn’t the usual fade-in to feeling high, but rather an abrupt “BAM! Now you’re high” type of feeling. I had a delicious tingling in my face, hands, and feet. My eyes got heavy and droopy, and I felt sleepy and relaxed. One of my tell-tale signs of feeling high is that my sinuses feel tingly with slight pressure (like the pressure of glasses on your nose). Still, this side effect was surprisingly absent with these gummies. Overall, I experienced a smooth and powerful mind and body high that simultaneously left me fully relaxed and clear-headed. I performed simple tasks without feeling dizzy or paranoid, thus allowing me to remain in control of my high the entire time. I woke up the next morning with no “hangover high,” as I like to call it, meaning no buzzed feeling or dizziness. I felt refreshed, well-rested, and ready to start my day. The flavor, texture, and effects of these gummies instantly made the PureKana Delta 8 gummies one of my top favorite Delta 8 products to try. If you’re looking to enter into the wonderful world of Delta 8 products, I encourage you to check these gummies out for yourself!
PureKana Hemp General Information
Independent third-party lab testing results are extremely important when it comes to any Delta 8 products. Since hemp-derived products aren’t regulated by the FDA, many users fear that the quality and quantity of these items may be exaggerated or completely untrue. To combat this, companies have started sending out their products to unaffiliated labs to have them thoroughly test and confirm the potency of their products without any compensation or bias. PureKana provides the lab results for their Delta 8 gummies directly on the product page. Simply scroll to the middle of the page and select the flavor you’re wanting to view the lab results for. I was intrigued to discover that PureKana provides the lab results from two separate batches. Lab results are expensive and time-consuming, so it’s impressive that the company provides multiple test results for their customers. You can also view the lab results by scanning the QR code on the product packaging.
PureKana utilizes some of the finest hemp in the world to create their CBD and Delta 8 products. Their extraction process includes state-of-the-art techniques that deliver premium Delta 8 phytocompounds. Their precise methods utilize the extract from the aerial parts of the hemp to create. Their products are created with less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC, making them legal for resale throughout the United States (except where it is prohibited by law) in accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill.
PureKana Delta 8 THC gummies come in a clear plastic bottle with a white childproof cap. A black and green label wraps around the bottle with information clearly displayed on the front, including the brand name, product type, flavor, and servings per gummy. The bottle contains 20 pieces of 25mg per piece, totaling up to 500mg of Delta 8 THC per bottle. The right side of the label displays supplements information, a full ingredient list, and confirmation that the product contains less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC, making it legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. There are storage warnings on the left side of the label, suggested use (1 gummy every 6 hours), and manufacturing information. A QR code on the bottom corner will redirect you to the third-party independent lab results. The packaging was simple and appealing and contained all the information necessary for its users.
What are some other PureKana products you recommend?
I’d recommend the Delta 8 Tincture from PureKana. There is 1000 mg Delta 8 and 1000mg CBG per bottle of tincture. You can buy it in two flavors mint and watermelon. They cut their tincture with pure MCT oil, so it’s completely safe for oral consumption, DO NOT SMOKE THIS TINCTURE! I can’t repeat this enough, do not smoke tinctures of any kind; it is only for oral consumption. Place roughly .5 ml under your tongue for 60-90 seconds, then swallow.
What does CBG do?
So far, most studies have been done on rats or other animals. Still, research has found CBG to have several medicinal properties that can help further medical research and treatment. CBG has been found to block receptors that cause cancer growth, treat glaucoma, decrease inflammation associated with irritable bowel disease, protect neurons in mice with Huntington’s Disease, and treating bladder dysfunction. Since the 1950s, it was well known that skin formulas containing cannabis were effective against skin conditions; however, they were unaware of the chemical structure of the plant. Current research shows that CBG is particularly useful in treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus.
What if I want to smoke Delta 8?
Good news, it’s really easy to find dabable and vapable Delta 8 distillate. Whether you want a simple vape cart for your 510 pens or go all in and use a fancy rig and banger, I got you!
My personal favorite is CannaClears terped disty, I love all of the flavors, and the effects are great. Allowing for a relaxing high that helps me transition to bedtime. You can smoke this in a dab rig, or you can fill your vape carts or pods and use your vape pen. I personally prefer a rig as it allows for lower temp dabs and more flavor. Most carts refillable carts I’ve used are too messy for my liking and break easily.
Similarly, for vape carts, I recommend the CannaClear ones; it’s the same product just packaged into a 510 thread vape cart. I’ve never found a 510 thread pen I actually like, so I don’t have any recommendations there.
If you are on the hunt for Delta 8 flower, you will be disappointed. Delta 8 flower doesn’t really exist; instead, you will find CBD or hemp flower coated in Delta 8 distillate. I don’t have any recommendations because I’ve never tried it.
The Delta 8 THC gummies from PureKana were a true delight in every way possible. From the texture and taste to the packaging and website, this was one of the finest Delta 8 THC products I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying. The texture was soft and spongy, while the flavor was delicious and authentic. The Delta 8 THC high was hard-hitting and powerful, delivering an impressive mind and body high that lasted for several hours.
Remember that a Delta 8 THC high varies with the individual based on weight, metabolism, previous experience with THC, and other factors. If you’re trying Delta 8 THC for the first time, make sure you consult with your primary healthcare physician to confirm that this “lite weed” cannabinoid is right for you. Whether you’re a seasoned Delta 8 THC user or just trying the cannabinoid for the first time, make sure to share your experiences in the comments below! If you’re curious about other Delta 8 THC brands and would like us to review a specific product, let us know via email or in the comments. We’re always on the hunt for intriguing hemp-derived products and would love to hear your thoughts on what to review next. In our next review, we’ll be reviewing a full-spectrum hemp oil from a company called Populum. Check back soon for this and other in-depth reviews of CBD, Delta 8 THC, and Delta 10 THC products from companies throughout the country. See you there!