Who is 3Chi?
The name of the 3Chi company means ‘life force’ in Chinese. A man with over 15 years of experience as a chemist founded 3Chi. He formed the company because he believes in cannabis’s ability to aid in physical and mental well-being. His expertise guides 3Chi in making and marketing their hemp-derived products.
The company produces a multitude of CBD and other cannabis-related products. Other cannabinoids featured in their offerings include CBC, CBG, and CBN. Delta-8 THC is one of their newer offerings. Dosing options they provide include tinctures, oils, and edibles. That gives them a varied product line to meet the needs of users.
3Chi produces the bulk of its own products, while a lab in Arizona creates the others. Every product goes through third-party testing for safety and purity. This commitment to quality includes the Delta 8 Pancakes vape cartridge.
3Chi Pancakes Delta 8 Vape Cartridge: Product Specifications
- Product Size: 1ml
- Made With: 100% USA-grown industrial hemp
- Ingredients: Unadulterated hemp-derived oil and cannabis terpenes
- No cutting agents or plastic materials
- Caution: This product could cause positive drug screening. Although delta-8 THC is federally legal, each state has its own laws. Some states do not permit the use of cannabinoids at this time. THC is psychotropic. Users shouldn’t drive after vaping with this product. The company recommends consulting your doctor before use.
- Suggested Use: This cartridge works with all 510-thread vape pens. Screw on the cart, then press the power button. Inhale once or twice from the mouthpiece. Within minutes the effects should kick in. After determining personal delta-8 THC effects, consume as desired.
- Contains: less than 0.3% delta-9 THC
Appearance, labeling & first impressions
After opening the shipment box, I saw the product nestled amidst the foam packing peanuts.
They seal the cart in a clear plastic sleeve. Behind it is a two-sided cardboard insert. It shows the purchaser right away what’s inside.
The stylized hemp leaf company logo and name dominate the front of the insert. Beneath that it plainly states that it is a delta-8 THC product. Next, is the strain name the product was inspired after — Pancakes. Below that it notes the 1ml volume.
Along the side of the cart is a line of text. It declares that the contents are 100% hemp-derived. It also says the company uses ‘no cutting agents’. Thirdly, it states the cart’s infusion of cannabis-derived terpenes (CDT). Then it proclaims the product is ‘USA made’.
The backside of the insert has a wealth of information. It names the flavor as ‘Pancakes’ and identifies the strain as a hybrid plant. It also states the content as 95% delta-8 THC oil and 5% terpenes.
Right next to that is the QR-code. With a smartphone, a user scans the QR symbol to open up the company website. This is where they post the 3rd-party testing information.
Underneath the contents and the code is the ingredients list. It indicates hemp extract as the main ingredient. After that, it declares ‘cannabis-derived terpenes’.
Then there’s a paragraph with directions for use. It first says to remove the cap from the cart, then screw it onto a 510-threaded battery. After that, the customer takes a single puff and waits. 20 minutes is the time it suggests waiting. After determining the effects, the user can then take another hit. It recommends 1-2 puffs as a typical dosage.
There is a warning about operating machinery while using the vape cart. It advises against using the item while pregnant. Users must be of legal age to use cannabis. That age is 21 in most places within the United States. It does forewarn that using the cart might result in a positive drug test. All good things to keep in mind.
More specific content info is below the middle paragraph. The vape oil is 100% hemp-derived. It meets the legal rule of less than 0.3% delta-9 THC. Lastly, there’s a batch number with an expiration date.
A sentence under the batch data identifies 3Chi as the cart manufacturer. Then underneath that, is the company’s social media icons and website address. Last but not least is a product barcode.
The packaging is nice and useful. There’s plenty of valuable info. But what really matters is what’s inside.
Smell and taste
After my initial few puffs, I found it does smell like fresh morning pancakes. However, the taste is more lemony than syrupy. But it’s still flavorful and that I enjoyed.
It makes a good accompaniment in the morning to coffee and actual pancakes, I found. The fragrance hangs pleasantly in the air. There’s no skunkiness or weedy fog. Just a sweet maple syrup smell that lingers awhile.
I can’t say it’s especially smooth. I had some good coughing, but that can increase the high. Its harshness is offset by its effects. The buzz is quite good!
Testing process and experience
I like vape carts because, after the initial puff or two, the effects kick in quickly. As I said, it packs a good punch, the high comes on strong and fast. It feels like a regular marijuana hit. The only thing is that delta-8 highs don’t last quite as long. But I also felt a rapid reduction of pain and stress. That lasted a few hours.
I find carts and vaping easy to dose with. They’re portable and simple to use. And there are dozens and dozens of hits in each cartridge. The downside is that if you use it a lot, then it may get used up quickly. That and vape pens need recharging. If you lose track of your dosing, you may have to wait for the battery to recharge before taking a hit.
Vapes are easy to slip into a pocket or purse, so you can take them with you. You have to be careful about dosing in public. There are some local laws about public intoxication. I would never recommend driving under the influence of cannabis, not even delta-8. Wise use is a good rule of thumb.
This is a hybrid variety, so it has a nice balance of energy and relaxation. It is good for just about any time during the day. It won’t make you too sleepy. Neither will it make you feel caffeinated. For those reasons, I usually prefer hybrids like this one.
I have tried a few different delta-8 vape carts. This one was arguably the best thus far. The buzz intensity was the most like a straight delta-9 THC cart. The high lasts for half an hour or so, compared to an hour when vaping delta-9. The beneficial effects lasted longer than the high, I would say a few hours at least.
The flavor was good, more citrusy than one might expect. The ‘Pancakes’ name seemed more applicable to the syrupy fragrance of the vape smoke. Aside from some coughing after hitting, it was pleasant to puff.
Hybrids like this strain have balance. Neither too stimulating nor overly sedating. That makes this variety of vape cartridges a good way to dose any time of the day. It’s a pleasant hit for the best of times or the worst of times. Try it and take a puff anytime you’re in the mood.