MMA Fighter Tommy Espinosa Launches Knockout Delta-8 Line with The CBD Department

Sep 28, 2021 | Influencer Spotlight

We all know what it’s like to give it our all and then burn out. Physically, mentally, emotionally. It happens at work, in the gym, with family. It can feel like a constant battle with ourselves to maintain stability at all levels. The CBD Department team has been on this conscious journey for years, and since launching the company we’ve expanded the team and connected with individuals and organizations who are on that same mission. Our team consists of different personalities, all who are taking charge of their health and #CreatingBetterDaze for themselves and everyone around them.

Tommy Espinosa is one of those people- and an inspiration. Our partner and first sponsored athlete, Tommy is a dad, an MMA fighter, and a businessman. If anyone knows about the importance of establishing solid, consistent wellness routines, it’s Tommy.

He’s been on this journey with us for a long time, exploring and mastering the hemp market and his jam-packed life. Together, we tried and tested and grew. Tommy was right there with us by our side as we served as High Times Hemp Cup judges, built partnerships, expanded our educational content, and solidified the foundations for our strong community.

Tommy’s personal mission is all about balance and placing high priority on Rest & Recovery. As his success grew, so did the need for reliable relief and routines. As he explored the market, he found himself connected to different types of products, but the one that shined the brightest was Delta-8. So, Tommy decided to enter the market and source the best Delta-8 possible. Now, he’s launching his own power-packed brand, Knockout D8, designed to support Rest and Recovery for our often-chaotic lives.

Introducing Delta-8

Delta-8 has been researched for years, with research published as early as 1941 in the USA and the list of studied benefits growing since then.

Delta-8 might be new to the market, but it’s not new to the world. In the 70s, mice studies inadvertently discovered cancer-killing properties in Delta-8. A 1995 study indicated that Delta-8 was researched as a cancer treatment that effectively reduced oncological treatment side effects, such as nausea and vomiting.

Delta-8-THC is a cannabinoid with a lower psychotropic potency than “traditional” Delta-9-THC, but a higher one than CBD. We find that Delta-8 is great for sleep and even severe pain, and Tommy is a prime example of D8’s efficacy.

The longer list of potential benefits of Delta-8 oil for people suffering from physical and mental ailments includes: depression, anxiety, pain relief, seizure disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and neurological symptoms, cancer and oncological treatment relief, skincare benefits, and more. We find that Delta-8 can cause drowsiness, so keep that in mind for your own routines.

Tommy’s Journey

Tommy Espinosa is a 28-year old father of 2 and a full time MMA fighter. His achievements include: Professional Fighter 6-2, MMA ROC 125 champ, Bellator Vet, Glory kickboxing Vet, CFFC Vet, MAVERICK Vet, Dead Serious vet, KOTC Vet, Bantamweight (135) Class Now.

Tommy is one of our long-time friends and gym buddies from Pure MMA, a hemp expert and entrepreneur on a mission to achieve his max potential.

We tend to typically focus on physical health while ignoring mental health. But he says, it’s all connected.  Tommy’s no stranger to physical setbacks, having recovered from a knee injury and rallying back even stronger.

How he did it? He built a routine that includes fitness, sleep, relaxation, positive entrepreneurship, nutrition, cannabis, CBD, Deta-8, and more. He put real work into understanding what makes him tick, what supports his body, how to calm his mind. Once he pieced together all those different elements he began to see real forward growth.

“The right mindset can mean everything for your game” he says, referring to the harmony required between body and mind to set you up to be your best. Good sleep, good mood, good focus, are key.

Knockout D8

Cue: Knockout D8, Tommy’s newest line under The CBD Department brand umbrella. When Tommy experienced first-hand the immediate and long-term impacts of Delta-8, he was floored. Not only was he able to manage his pain, but also get to sleep faster and sleep better. “The light psychoactive effects are a plus”, he says. This is why he decided to launch his own D8 line.

Knockout D8 packs a punch, designed for powerful wellness for powerful people. It’s strong enough for professional athletes and smooth enough for anyone who may be searching for a more prominent psychoactive effect than experienced with CBD. We recommend nighttime and recovery use, as it’s ideal for inflammation, pain, insomnia, and anxiety.

Tommy’s Knockout D8 is launching this month, and we’re already taking pre-orders. Contact us to kick off your journey for powerful wellness through Rest and Recovery.

#CreatingBetterDaze with Tommy and Delta-8

At the CBD Department, we’re about creating better daze. In this case, better workouts too, We consider it our mission to help the world maximize the potential power of hemp. To do that, we start by helping our community make sense of the market. With new products coming out every day, the market is becoming both more accessible and more confusing.

We share a mission with Tommy to defeat outdated stigmas that prevent individuals and athletes from seeking the relief they need in a responsible, natural way.

We and Tommy believe that hemp, paired with balanced living personalized for you, is a key to consistent wellness.



The CBD Department takes pride in working with brands of the highest quality and assurances and providing you with the best information and products we truly believe in. We are hands-on, from the farms until you receive your products in your hands, and for support at any step of your journey. We remind you to always do your research and consult with a physician. If you need help finding the right product for you, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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