Without question, there is a huge boom in the CBD industry! Yes, CBD products have continued to have unstoppable growth and are projected, by some analysts, like Hemp Business Journal, to reach $646 million by 2022. That estimate includes more than a quarter of those sales going to Natural and Specialty retailers, with 21% coming from smoke shops.
However, with the recent explosion of consumer demand for Hemp derived THC, known as Delta-8, many smoke shops are now enjoying an expanded surge of escalated growth. Here are some important key points about why and how Delta 8 products can increase your smoke shop sales.
Why The Benefits and Effects of Delta 8 Drive Consumer Demand
Hemp derived Delta 8’s popularity is due to the unique benefits and effects experienced by users, compared to CBD. What mainly separates CBD from Delta 8 is the psychoactive effect. CBD is non-psychoactive and Delta 8 produces psychoactivity.
Delta 8 THC is a degraded form of Delta 9 THC, the psychoactive THC found in high concentrations in traditional cannabis and in lower concentrations in the hemp plant. Delta 9 THC degrades into Delta 8 THC in the maturing plant. This means that the Delta 8 psychoactive effects are around 50% less potent than Delta 9 and it does not have the often unwelcomed side effects of paranoia and brain fog associated with Delta 9 THC.
The effects that users experience with Delta 8 such as euphoria, elevated mood, improved focus, enhanced creativity, deep body relaxation and a sense of peace are the key reason it is becoming the rage with CBD product consumers.
Delta 8 Infused CBD and CBG hemp flower products also provide an entourage of health and well being benefits associated with the cannabinoids CBD, CBG and THC along with other minor cannabinoids.
This enhanced benefit profile also contributes to the consumer’s desire for Delta 8 products.
Can Smoke Shops Legally Sell Delta 8?
The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) declared that hemp (with not more than 0.3% THC) derived Delta 8 is federally legal under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). However, some states have various regulations with respect to their adoption of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) and have imposed state and even some county restrictions on Delta 8.
As of 2022 Delta 8 is currently being sold nationally, occasionally with various minor restrictions in some form. Delta 8 currently has legislation prohibiting Delta 8 in one-way or another in the following states:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, Utah, & Vermont.
Smoke Shop owners in those states must explore the legality and restrictions of their state. Online Smoke shops that currently sell Delta 8 products just cannot deliver to those states.
How Premium Quality and Innovative Types of Delta-8 Products Can Increase Smoke Shop Sales
The key to adding Delta-8 products to your Smoke Shop, whether it is a bricks and mortar store or online, is accessing a high quality product wholesaler that offers an assortment of Delta 8 products. 3 Tall Pines in Wisconsin, known for their homegrown craft Delta-8 products, now offers a complete line of their premium quality products that deliver uptrend consumer sales to smoke shops and specialty retailers.
The 3 Tall Pines Farms Delta-8 products are carefully produced with diligent oversight through every part of the growth and production process from planting the seed to the Delta-8 product that reaches your hands.
You can confidently introduce a variety of the most popular 3 Tall Pines Farm Delta-8 products to your smoke shop customers that include:
Don’t miss out on the high impact growth and opportunity to create more happy customers and exponentially increase your smoke shop sales with the exceptionally effective 3 Tall Pines Wholesale Delta-8 line of products.