3CHI: The Pinnacle in Cannabinoid Purity and Effectiveness

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Tuesday June 14, 2022

3CHI: The Pinnacle in Cannabinoid Purity and Effectiveness
  (Source:Courtesy of 3CHI)

3CHI lays out its ethos in three words: "Body, Mind, and Spirit."

It's an appropriate summary for the company, which abides by the highest standards of a tripartite of goals. First off, its products — vapes, edibles, tinctures, and more — fuse exemplary respect for both the experience of cannabinoid use (which can offer much-needed relief from the daily deluge of stress the world unleashes on us) and the science behind that experience. The company is led by "pioneers in science-based cannabinoid products and research," with the result that 3CHI was "the first commercial developer of hemp-derived minor cannabinoid products". The company's founder, a biochemist who had seen for himself the healing potential of the hemp plant, developed a process that allowed for the production of Delta 8 THC — the compound that gives hemp its psychoactive properties — of unprecedented purity. Once the company brought this innovation to the marketplace, a boom of consumer interest followed.

3CHI's expertise in the molecular characteristics of hemp-derived products is comprehensive. Hemp contains more than 100 cannabinoids, and 3CHI, the company's website notes, has made it a goal "to deconstruct the hemp plant, one cannabinoid at a time, so that we can test, analyze, and then reconstruct cannabinoid blends that are exponentially more beneficial than the hemp plant in its natural form." To that end, 3CHI produces a host of hemp-derived goods; in addition to its Delta 8 offerings, 3CHI boasts a selection of products made with Delta 9, Delta 10, HHC, CBD, and more, all made possible by 3CHI's hemp-derived oils, which the company is rightly proud of; the purity of its oils is second to none.

(Source: Courtesy of 3CHI)

But it's not all about the chemistry. 3CHI's deep-rooted authenticity also rests with its appreciation for the fact that cannabinoids are a fruit of nature. To that end, the company says, "3CHI uses only high quality natural and organic hemp and has the most advanced and capable cannabis R&D and production in the industry, allowing 3CHI to consistently deliver the most potent and pure CBD, THC, and minor cannabinoid products."

Let's take a closer look at some of the hemp-derived goods the pioneering company offers.

3CHI's Delta 9 products offer the most intense effect, substantially similar to marijuana; 3CHI says that its "Dispensary-Grade Delta 9 THC performs at the same levels as marijuana-derived Delta 9 THC, giving 3CHI Delta 9 products the same effects and potency you'd find in a marijuana dispensary, but with unsurpassed purity and delivered to your door."

3CHI's Delta 9 line includes terpenes, oils, tinctures, and edibles, including gummies, cookies, brownies, and Krispie treats. The story behind the edibles is especially fascinating, in that, as 3CHI explains on its website, "Delta 9 THC products were made legal by H.R. 2: The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill... when hemp allowed for all products that had less than 0.3% by weight."

The genius part? "This means that edibles, which have a higher weight, can still contain enough quantities of Delta 9 THC to feel the desired effects and maintain legality because Delta 9 makes up less than 0.3% of the entire product."

Delta 9's beneficent qualities, which for many users last 2 - 6 hours, read like a list of your favorite smokable's best features, including "Mood boost/Happier; Calming; Relief for aches; Motivating; Better sleep".

(Source: Courtesy of 3CHI)

But what if you want a less intense experience? 3CHI is well equipped to provide that, too, with its line of Delta 8 THC products, which include vapes, drinks, oils, edibles, gummies, and more.

Delta 8 THC is closely chemically related to Delta 9 THC, with an effect that users say is "relaxing, mood-boosting, pleasantly euphoric yet clearheaded and not overwhelmingly intoxicating."

It's been reported to be motivating/energizing and euphoric to some, especially at lower doses, and sleep-inducing to others, especially at higher doses, among Delta 9's known spectrum of benefits.

Like Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 "was made legal by H.R. 2: The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill," which "allowed for all derivatives, isomers, and cannabinoids of hemp that were not Delta 9 THC."

Dial it down a little more, and you enter the realm of HHC and CBD.

HHC, probably less well-known than CBD, is a THC-free cannabinoid that "exists naturally within the hemp plant in very small amounts" and is "similar to Delta 8." HHC offers "effects in between those experienced when using Delta 8 and Delta 9," the company's website explains. "Users often report an energetic and euphoric feeling with less paranoia in comparison to Delta 9." The effects from HHC vapes tend to last an hour or so; as is often the case, edibles — and tinctures, as well — have longer-lasting effects of 3 - 12 hours.

More trendy — and currently the subject of considerable medical research — is CBD. 3CHI notes that CBD "is a compound in the cannabis plant with potentially therapeutic benefits. It does not get you high, but it shows promise in treating a wide range of ailments, and there are currently numerous government-backed studies being conducted on its many uses." Moreover, 3CHI says, "CBD can be paired with other cannabinoids to enhance or change its effects."

3CHI refrains from making medicinal claims about CBD — or any of its products, which have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition — but the website points out that CBD's benefits "are widely known, with more and more supporting research coming out almost weekly." Anecdotally, "users report it helping with everything from aches to focus, and more."

But this is really just the tip of the hemp iceberg. 3CHI's expertise, and its catalogue of products, is broad and deep, with dozens of carefully formulated blends available for purchase and delivery. As previously noted, under the Farm Bill, all of 3CHI's products are federally legal — but there are some states in which some of its offerings remain outside more enlightened, legalized status. Check your state's regulations.

Check out all of 3CHI's products at https://www.3chi.com/product-category/delta-8-thc-products.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.