Why settle for plain Jane when you can have Premium Jane? Introducing the topic of today’s product review: the Mango Delta-8 THC gummies by Premium Jane! If that brand name sounds familiar, that’s because it is! In one of my previous product reviews, I had the pleasure of reviewing the Candy Watermelon Delta-8 THC tincture from this very company. The sweet and authentic candied watermelon flavor tantalized my taste buds and I eagerly look forward to sampling these vegan gummies in the following paragraphs. But before I launch into the full-blown product review, I’d like to take a moment and reiterate what Delta-8 THC is and what to expect when consuming it.
What Is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, often shortened to Delta-8, D8 or Δ8, is a psychoactive cannabinoid found naturally within the cannabis plant. While it does require some careful extraction methods in order to harvest the naturally low quantities, it is a very similar cousin to the nefarious marijuana. The difference lies in the double bond in the carbon chain. Delta-8 THC has the double bond on the 8th carbon chain, whereas weed has the double bond on the 9th carbon chain. This slight difference allows Delta-8 THC to react with your body’s natural endocannabinoid system in a more subdued and less-overwhelming high that traditional marijuana. It is for this reason that Delta-8 THC is fondly referred to as “lite/diet weed.”
When derived from hemp, Delta-8 THC contains less than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. This specific percentage allows it to be classified as federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. Despite this, a handful of states have their own legislation on the legality of this cannabinoid. You’ll need to check with your local state laws to ensure you can legally purchase and consume any products infused with the Delta-8 THC cannabinoid.
Delta-8 Product Types and Dosages
Delta-8 THC has been incorporated into a number of enticing products, ranging from edibles such as capsules and gummies to inhalables like vape carts, flower, and pre-rolls. Edibles tend to have a lengthier start time but the effects can last for hours. Inhalables, on the other hand, take mere minutes to kick in but the effects will taper off after an hour or so. The total amount of Delta-8 THC will vary based on both the manufacturer and the type of product consumed. Many brands will include a recommended dosage and an estimated time that the effects will kick in. It’s strongly encouraged to stick with the recommended dosage or lower until you can accurately gauge how your body reacts. Once you become familiar with how the recommended dosage affects you, you can adjust the dosage to meet your specific needs.
Keep in mind that while you can always increase your dosage over time, consuming too much Delta-8 THC in a single sitting can have some potential negative effects. You may feel extremely drowsy, experience heightened bouts of uneasiness, and other uncomfortable effects. If you do end up consuming too much Delta-8 THC, the best thing to do is to remain calm. The effects will pass eventually and you’ll be left with the knowledge to not do that again. Now that we’ve gone over what Delta-8 THC is and what to expect during the high, it’s time to check out the Premium Jane brand and all the cannabinoid-infused products they have to offer!
Premium Jane Brand Information
The Mango Vegan Delta-8 THC gummies are the second product from the Premium Jane brand that I’ve reviewed (check out my review of their Candy Watermelon Tincture here). I was once again reminded of the professionalism that surrounded this brand when I went to Premium Jane homepage. The classic design paired with stellar customer reviews and high-quality pictures reflects well on the brand, and I encourage you to browse the site at your leisure. The Premium Jane site caters to newbies and less-experienced users by offering a short quiz to help you decide what product to go with. If you already know your particular preference of product type, the site is broken down into product options and will subsequently display all the available cannabinoid options for that product. Lastly, you can opt to browse products with their category vs solution section, a helpful option for those looking to deal with specific needs.
I loved that Premium Jane had a section for Delta-8 THC that solely offers gummies and oils. Edibles and sublinguals are extremely popular in the cannabinoid community, and it was very thoughtful of Premium Jane to have a section dedicated to these options alone. I easily navigated to the gummies section and observed that the gummies were available in three different flavors (Birthday Cake, Watermelon, and Mango), all with a total of 625mg. While the Watermelon and Mango gummies are offered in cube form, their Birthday Cake gummies were listed as “pieces.” The jar for the Birthday Cake pieces looked considerably smaller than the Watermelon and Mango jars, but the content of each gummy remained the same: 25mg per piece. All three of the gummies were priced at an affordable $48, but there was a subscription option that allows the consumer to save an additional 30% for customized repeat orders. I’ll be going into more detail about the hemp and extraction processes a little later, but right now, I’d like to share my experiences with the Mango Vegan Gummies from Premium Jane!
Mango Vegan Gummies Product Review
With the memory of how delicious the Candy Watermelon tincture by Premium Jane was, I was eager to sample these cubed mango-flavored gummies. I eagerly tore off the plastic seal that encased the bottle and quickly unscrewed the childhood cap. I noted that the gummies were indeed cube-shaped and were coated in sugar crystals. I held the bottle under my nose and was surprised to not detect any strong mango scent. Instead, I detected a faint scent of hemp mingled with the plastic from the bottle. I gingerly shook one out into my palm and popped it into my mouth.
I instantly detected the very firm texture as I began to chew and realized that these cubed treats were actually quite difficult to chew. As if that wasn’t enough, the taste of the gummies was quite a shock to my taste buds, and not in a good way. The gummies tasted overwhelmingly bitter from hemp, and it seemed as if the mango flavor was more of an aftertaste rather than a dominant flavor. I chewed the gummies as quickly as I could and hurriedly swallowed. There were pieces of the gummies that got stuck in my teeth and I had to down half a glass of water to rid my mouth of the unpleasant flavor as well as the small gummy particles. I noted the time and began to busy myself with small tasks until the gummies could be processed by my digestion system.
I started feeling a light buzz after about 45 minutes. I say “light buzz” because it was more of a realization that the high was starting. I experienced a light mental fog that was neither overpowering nor disorienting. I noticed an enhanced sense of touch and taste that increased as the high progressed. I felt a slight dry mouth and was delighted to experience the cool refreshment of water on my taste buds. After about 90 minutes, I fully felt the effects and embraced the high in all its glory. I felt a warm tingling in my face, hands, face, and stomach (often called a “body high”). My eyelids felt very heavy and I felt like a weighted blanket had settled upon my body. I experienced a deep lethargy that made me feel drowsy and warm, much like an indica high. I felt more creative and focused and I noticed that my memory was sharper as well. I noticed an increase in my appetite, and the snacks and water I enjoyed tasted absolutely incredible (thanks, munchies!).
The only downside was that I experienced a bit of paranoia and increased uneasiness as the high progressed. Despite feeling sleepy and relaxed, I felt like my mind was racing. I managed to ward off these slight unpleasantries with minimal effort and was able to fall asleep after enjoying the high for several hours. I was also surprised that I didn’t feel any lingering effects upon waking up the following morning. I felt clear-headed and well-rested, ready to start my day.
Premium Jane General Information
Premium Jane is committed to excellence when it comes to their consumers. That’s why all of their products are subjected to rigorous testing by independent third-party labs. All three of their gummy flavors have been tested four times, each result readily available to their customers both online and on the product packaging. To view these tests, you can either navigated to the Labsheets section of the product page and click on any one of the twelve available tests, or you can scan the QR code on the packaging. You’ll be redirected to the lab results page where you can verify the THC content, cannabinoids found, and other pertinent information.
While the FDA does not regulate the cannabinoid industry nor do they require these tests, it has become somewhat of an industry standard for companies to provide these lab results. These tests are time-consuming and expensive but are an excellent indicator that the brand is trustworthy. Unfortunately, some unethical brands will pirate and alter the published results of other brands and pass them off as their own. It’s strongly encouraged to verify the lab results of a brand despite how authentic they look. If you’re ever suspicious or in doubt, simply contact the lab listed on the PDF and provide the batch number to confirm the results are accurate.
Premium Jane grows and harvests their hemp from organic farms in Oregon but processes and extracts the Delta-8 THC using a solvent-free COs method in a Michigan-based facility. The Delta-8 THC used in their gummies is derived from the aerial parts of the hemp and all flavors are derived from the hemp’s natural terpenes. If you’re curious to learn more about their extraction process and other hemp information, you can visit either the About Us section or their Blog section.
The Mango Vegan Delta-8 THC Gummies from Premium Jane are neatly packaged in a clear plastic bottle that sports a white child-proof cap. The top portion of the label is a mango-colored orange that is very similar to the color of the gummies. Abstract white lines that resemble oak tree rings are scattered throughout this light orange, and the label clearly describes what type of product is housed within (vegan D8 cubes), how strong each gummy is (25mg), and the total mg count (625mg).
The far right side of the bottle’s label features a suggested dosage (½ a gummy every 6 hours or as desired), mandatory warnings and age restrictions, manufacturing information, and a scannable QR code. There was also a batch number and expiration date listed as well, something that’s not always present on product packaging. The far left side of the label displays the supplemental facts and complete ingredient list. The dedication to professionalism and aestheticism was clearly evident in Premium Jane’s packaging and was an excellent way to conclude my overall review of the Delta-8 THC Mango Vegan Gummies.
My experience with the Premium Jane Mango Vegan Gummies was mostly positive. I did not enjoy the flavor of these gummies at all, but I’ve noticed that this a recurring theme with vegan cube-shaped gummies. If you can get past the unpleasantness of the flavor, the effects will more than make up for it! The effects began smoothly after about 45 minutes and gradually intensified until it peaked after about 90 minutes. The high itself was rich and euphoric with its heavy relaxation and calming drowsiness. I deeply appreciated that there were no lingering effects in the morning and I loved how easy it was to fall asleep. While I did experience some mild uneasiness after about 2 hours, I was able to successfully calm my racing mind and fall into a refreshing slumber that left me feeling refreshed in the morning.
I realize that the effects of any psychoactive cannabinoid are subjective. My experiences may differ from yours based on a number of factors. Your age, weight, gender, metabolism, previous exposure to THC, and others will impact how you enjoy the effects. This is why it’s important to start off slow with your dosages and adhere to the manufacturer’s suggested dosages until you have a better grasp of how your body will react. Keep in mind that you can always increase your doses over time, but consuming too much Delta-8 THC can result in an overwhelmingly intense high.
If you do end up trying the Mango Vegan Gummies from Premium Jane or any other products from this brand, I encourage you to share your experiences with the rest of it. What are some of your favorite methods of consuming Delta-8 THC? In my next review, I’ll be reviewing the a unique cannabis-infused beverage called Wild Cherry THC Seltzer by Cycling Frog. I recently reviewed a THC-infused beverage from Ray’s Lemonade, and I’m excited to see how this lower-THC content beverage compares. Be sure to check back soon for this and other in-depth product reviews from brands across the country. Until we meet again!