Delta 8 Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find our answers to some common questions that we regularly receive.  To learn more or ask a question not covered here, please contact us.

The hemp plant is the source of a number of different beneficial tools and medicines. Delta 8 THC is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. With the molecular structure almost identical to the much more famous Delta 9 THC (marijuana), these two cannabinoids share a large majority of effects.  

Our chocolate is thoughtfully dosed at 10mg to allow you to use in any number of situations.  For example:

    • Just want to chill
    • Yoga/massage
    • At bedtime
    • Take as an enhancement 
    • Have instead of (or with) your last glass of wine


Added bonus: Alcohol impairs sleep.  Many people believe that a 'nightcap' will help them sleep.  Actually, it has the opposite effect!  So skip that last drink and replace it with a healthy, natural alternative which works.

    • Enjoy with  music
    • Pairs well with a cigar
    • Use the morning after a night out

Less potent than the high you get from Delta 9. Too much Delta 9 can even result in paranoia and increased anxiety, which is unlikely when using Delta 8.

Since the edibles need to go through the entire digestive system before reaching the bloodstream, they need more time than smoking or vaping. Each person's speed of metabolism and tolerance is different, so each person's experience will vary.  

The approximate period when the edibles start to take effect is between 45 minutes to 2 hours after consumption.

Once Delta 8 reaches your bloodstream and comes in contact with your CB1 and CB2 receptors, expect to feel the effects much longer than smoking or vape. The duration of the effects can be anywhere from 4 to 12 hours.  

The simple answer is quality and purity of our D8 isolate.  The higher the purity level the more concentrated it is and the fewer impurities it contains.  When we set out to make a better edible, we knew there were plenty of options on the market that were relatively low quality.  Poor quality ingredients, poor taste profiles and low levels of purity.  We realized that there were a lot of people exploring the world of edibles that were looking for something a little bit better. Better ingredients deliver a better experience.


After doing our research we realized that the customers we support are not interested in the equivalent of Fast Food.  Rather, our customers care about what they put into their body.  This motivated us to create a better tasting, higher quality and healthier option. Like food, there is a BIG difference between 90+% purity of Delta 8 isolate and 60% purity.  Oddly enough, many of the poorer quality products have a premium price tag.

As a premium product brand, we recognize that consumers seeking a Delta 8 relaxing experience are seeking Delta 8, not D8 mixed with a bunch of impurities and chemicals.

To us, premium Shift Edibles means:

    • Best in class manufacturing processes in an FDA certified food manufacturing facility that is also certified to outside quality standards such as SQF
    • Third party lab testing at each and every stage of the manufacturing process
    • Single-source hemp grown with care and organic nutrients
    • Quality chocolate, without toxins or heavy metals, sourced in a manner that regeneratively supports the communities it comes from
    • A commitment to using only the highest quality ingredients, including isolates that exceed a 90%+ purity threshold

Because Shift's better ingredients pledge drives everything we do, purity are higher the potency matches, so start slow. 

Take 1/2 to 1 and find your sweet spot. Once you have that down, relax and enjoy. 

Delta 8 may result in a positive drug.  If you encounter drug testing due to the nature of your job, you should use caution.

This answer isn’t the same for everyone, as it depends on where you live. Hemp is largely being legalized across the world, but not every US state has the same regulations related to Delta 8.  Either way, Shift Delta 8 comes from hemp and the 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp and any of its derivatives.  


Our chocolate contains less than 0.3% Delta THC as required.   


But, we strongly advise you to check the laws in your state.   We will do not ship to states that have specific regulations against Delta 8.  We are not responsible for knowing whether this product is legal in your area and you assume full responsibility for your purchase.  We do not sell to individuals under the age of 21.  

Shift chocolate is best stored out of reach of children in a cool, dry place.  Chocolate loves to be stored at approx. 65-70F in a dark spot with low humidity.

We want your chocolate experience to be nothing less than perfect.  If the chocolate you purchased develops a whitish coating and possibly an unappealing surface texture, it may have suffered from a case of chocolate bloom.  Bloom in the visual accumulation of sugar crystals on the chocolate's surface - cause when the chocolate is subjected to temperature and/or humidity fluctuations.  Although bloomed chocolate is safe to ingest and will continue the same Delta 8 dosage, it is not a true taste reflection of the exceptional quality we strive to provide our customers.
Cultivate Better Cocoa is a premium-based program designed to drive change at the supply chain, benefitting the farmers and communities we work with. Its impact is traceable to the farm level – and it's the kind of change needed now more than ever (especially as most cocoa farmers in West Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean live in near poverty).
For more information on our commitment, please download this document.


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Popular occasions for savoring SHIFT include movie night, vinyl sessions, meditation, yoga, backyard chilling, and world-class napping.

Note: There are small amounts of variation in our batches and testing may vary between labs. Do not use if pregnant, nursing, or if you have any diagnosed for undiagnosed health conditions. Consult a physician prior to use. Must be 21 years or older to purchase or use. Must be legal in your state or territory to purchase or use. Shift is not responsible for the actions of individuals who take this product. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while using this product. May cause drowsiness. Use could cause you to fail a drug test. May have a delayed effect. Store in a cool place. Keep out of reach of children and pets. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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