Not big on tinctures or smoking flower? Good news! You can get your daily dose of hemp-derived cannabinoids like delta 8, delta 9, or THCO in either an infused gummy or a vape. There is a good reason why Galaxy Treats focuses its product lineup on Moon Babies gummies and Rockets and Blast Bars vapes. Both methods of consumption have a lot to offer in terms of convenience and experience. Question is, which is better? Gummies or vaping? Here’s a closer look to help you pin down the product that will be best for your needs.
A Closer Look at Cannabinoid-Infused Gummies
Cannabinoid-infused gummies are simply gummy, candy-like edibles that have been infused with hemp-derived cannabinoids like delta 8 THC, delta 9 THC, or other cannabinoids. These edible products are meant to be chewed and eaten much like a gummy supplement.
Types of Gummies
Cannabinoid-infused gummies are available in a range of different types. Some are made with single cannabinoids, while others may combine different cannabinoids for a unique experience. For example, at Galaxy Treats you can find:
- Delta 8 gummies
- Delta 9 gummies
- HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) gummies
- Delta K (delta 8 and kanna) gummies
- THCO gummies
Benefits of Gummies
- Convenient to consume
- Easy to dose accurately
- Inconspicuous to use
- A tasty way to consume cannabinoids
- Numerous options available
A Closer Look at Cannabinoid-Based Vapes
Cannabinoid-based vapes are disposable vaping devices or vape cartridges that are pre-filled with cannabinoid extracts. The vapes are meant to be inhaled to deliver the effects.
Types of Vapes
Vapes may be in the form of a disposable vape or a vape cartridge that you attach to your own battery. And, the options are pretty vast no matter where you look. For example, at Galaxy Treats we have:
- HHC disposable vapes
- THCO disposable vapes
- Delta 8 vape carts
- THCO vape carts
- D8, D10, THCO, and HHC vape carts
Benefits of Vapes
- Convenient to keep on hand
- Offers a familiar consumption experience
- Rapid onset of effects (usually within 15 minutes)
- Many different cannabinoid vapes are available
- Available in cartridges and disposables
Gummies vs Vapes – A Head-to-Head Comparison
So, which is better—gummies or vapes? In truth, both gummies and vapes offer a lot of benefits, and whether you pick one or the other may be more based on personal preference than anything else. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at a head-to-head comparison between the two types of products in terms of the most important attributes, and the winner in each area.
Onset of Effects – Vapes
Vaping is the clear winner if you are looking for a rapid onset of effects from your delta 8 or delta 9, or any other cannabinoid. Because the cannabinoids enter through the lungs, they are processed quickly and get to the bloodstream faster. By contrast, gummies can take a little longer to kick in because they have to go through digestion first.
Active Cannabinoids – Tie
You can find both vapes and gummies infused or made with just about the full range of hemp-derived cannabinoids. For example, if you are looking for a mild high from delta 8, you can pick up Bluerazz Rocket Delta 8 Gummies or a pack of Cosmic Cherry Delta 8 Carts for vaping. The same goes for delta 9, HHC, and THCO.
Duration of Effects – Gummies
Because vaping delivers cannabinoids quickly, peak concentrations in your system arrive faster, but they may also dissipate faster (usually within 1 to 4 hours). With gummies, however, the effects take longer to occur and peak concentrations in your system don’t happen right away. Therefore, the effects of consuming a gummy can be a little more long-lasting than with vaping (6 hours or more).
Convenience – Vapes
There is a certain level of convenience with both gummies and vapes when compared to something like a cannabinoid-based tincture or even smoking hemp flower. However, vapes are more portable than gummies—you can literally slide your vape into your pocket and take it anywhere. Of course, you could also keep a bottle of gummies on hand, but carrying them in your pocket may not be the best idea because the gummies could melt due to body heat.
Discreetness – Gummies
No question, you can vape or grab a gummy without most people having a clue that you’re enjoying cannabinoids. However, eating a gummy is obviously less conspicuous or noticeable than using a vape because of the action required and the vapors.
Taste – Tie
Whether you go with gummies or vapes, you have access to a broad range of flavors, especially when buying certain brands. For example, at Galaxy Treats, we offer gummies in a ton of unique flavors, such as Citrus Melon THCO Gummies, Starberry Delta 8 Gummies, or Tropical Kush Delta 9 Gummies. And, the vape-flavor lineup is just as diverse: THCO Gravity Melon Disposable, THCO Orbital Peach Disposable, and Pineapple Eclipse Delta 8 Carts are all good examples.
Ease of Dosing – Gummies
Vaping is a good way to microdose cannabinoids because you are in direct control of how many puffs you take. However, gummies tend to offer a more accurate way to gauge exactly how many milligrams you take. For example, Galaxy Treats Delta K Gummies give you 15mg of delta 8 THC and 10mg of kanna in each gummy, so you know exactly how many milligrams are in each serving.
Cost – Vapes
It does depend on where you buy gummies and vapes, but the two can have similar prices. An HHC Galactic Grape Blast Bar gives you over 960mg of HHC for about $45, which will allow for several vaping sessions. For comparison, a 20-count bottle of Galaxy Grapple HHC Gummies is currently around $35 for 300mg of HHC, and would also give you several uses with one gummy at a time. The vape does offer more milligrams for the price in this example, but this can vary depending on the chosen product.
Find High-Quality Gummies and Vapes at Galaxy Treats
So, there you have it: an in-depth look at both gummies and vaping in the world of cannabinoids. Both offer advantages and both yield favorable effects, albeit the experience can be somewhat different. Be sure to take a look at our full collection of products at Galaxy Treats to find your favorite cannabinoid consumption methods.