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Have you heard about the latest trend amongst cannabis lovers—delta-10 THC! Yes, that’s right! There’s a new member of the tetrahydrocannabinol, and we must say it’s definitely going to get you excited. So, say bye-bye to delta-9 THC and meet delta 10 THC!
What is Delta 10 THC?
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Like delta-8, delta-10 belongs to the tetrahydrocannabinol family, and the main difference between the two chemical compounds is its double bond placement. Believe it or not, delta-10 is found naturally within cannabis plants but at trace amounts. Initially, laboratory testing could not distinguish delta-10 THC from other cannabinoids like delta-9 THC, CBC, CBL, and CBD. Lately, it seems like delta-10 THC has been making its way across the cannabis community as the “trendiest” form of tetrahydrocannabinol. Various sources say that when combined with high-quality delta-8 THC, users will experience an out-of-this-world well-rounded high.
Does Delta 10 Get You High?
Delta-10 THC will get you high as it belongs to the tetrahydrocannabinol family. Given that it is still new to the cannabis industry and is generally hard to come by. It’s hard to describe what a user may expect when smoking or consuming delta-10 distillates.
As of 2021, CBD Life Sciences Inc. seems to be one of the leading creators of delta-10 distillates. According to their CEO, Lisa Nelson, the effects elicited by delta-10 THC tend to be a lot more Sativa-like making it perfect for daytime use. Reportedly, the high created by delta-10 distillates or delta-10 gummies will be a lot more euphoric in nature. However, users are also likely to experience a surge of creativity and energy. The uplifting and energizing nature of delta-10 THC seems to appeal to a broader range of cannabis lovers, more so than traditional weed (Delta-9 THC dominant)
Delta 9 THC Vs. Delta 10: What’s the Buzz?
Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol is a federally illegal substance known primarily for its potent psychotropic high. Delta-9 THC, aka traditional THC, is a lot more powerful than both delta-8 and delta-10. And depending on the strain chosen, the effects can range from Sativa to Indica.
So, why are delta-10 and delta-8 better? Well, those who have used traditional THC in the past may have experienced common side effects like dry-eyes, cottonmouth, paranoia, and migraines. Fortunately, with lower potency THC (D8 and D10), the risk of experience such side effects are significantly reduced, making it a perfect choice for THC-sensitive individuals.
Is Delta 8 or Delta 10 Stronger
Delta-10 THC is a hot topic! It’s only recently emerged as one of the best alternatives to regular THC. That being said, we don’t have much research demonstrating and comparing its potency to that of its sister cannabinoid, delta-8. Anecdotal evidence suggests that delta-10 may be slightly more potent than delta-8 THC resulting in a potentially hard-hitting high. It’s important to mention that the effects of delta-10 will vary from individual to individual. People interested in using delta 10 should consider their tolerance and experience with THC.
Check out our article on does delta-8 THC make you high for more information!
What is the Difference between Delta 8 and Delta 10?
So now that you’ve learned a bit more about delta-10, we’re sure you’re wondering what the better tetrahydrocannabinol is? Delta-8 THC, delta- 9, or delta-10?
Well, it’s truly a tough competition among the three, and there are certainly no clear winners. First up, we have delta-8 THC, which is lower in potency. Delta-8 THC is commonly referred to as “legal weed” as it’s synthesized using CBD. Delta-8 will produce psychoactive effects, but the effects lean more towards the Indica side. For example, many Plain Jane delta-8 fans describe the delta 8 high as a combination of deep and body relaxation. As well, delta-8 users can experience other benefits commonly associated with delta-8 products, including:
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Appetite stimulation, and
- Neuroprotective effects.
On the other side of the spectrum, we have delta-10, which, as mentioned above, is synthesized similarly as with delta-8. Therefore, Delta-10 THC does result in an equally potent high. However, the effects are quite dissimilar! When smoked or consumed, delta 10 users may experience a surge of creativity and waves of energy. This will often leave the user feeling uplifted, joyful, and focused.
So, What’s Right for You?
If you’re struggling to figure out what to purchase, then why not buy both! Plain Jane stocks high-quality delta-8 products ranging from mouthwatering edibles to succulent delta-8 flowers. Using delta-8 and delta-10 collectively appears to provide a better well-round high where users can experience both Sativa and Indica effects.
Does Delta-10 THC Show Up on Drug Tests?
Yes! So be careful.
Delta-10 THC belongs to the tetrahydrocannabinol family and will cause psychoactive effects. Although not much research has been done on its pharmacokinetics and metabolism, it’s safe to assume that it is metabolized similarly to delta-8 or delta-9 THC.
For the curious reader looking to pass a drug test, we’ve got an article discussing how long does delta-8 THC stays in your system!
Is Delta-10 Legal?
To make delta-10 THC, cannabis chemists convert hemp-derived CBD to delta-10 THC, and this process is referred to as isomerization. The method of isomerization is utilized to synthesize both delta-8 and delta-10 THC. According to Farm Bill 2018, since both delta-8 and delta-10 come from hemp-derived CBD, it is technically considered “legal.”
It’s a bit of a grey area! But as of now, delta-10 is considered a legal substance.