If you have ever tried Marijuana, you must have tasted delta 9. Yes, it is the prominent Cannabinoid in the conventional weed strain, known to make people high. In the past decade, another cannabinoid became popular, delta 8 THC. It is similar to delta 9 THC but less potent. When people began to understand the difference between delta 8 THC and delta 9 THC, another player came to the market, Delta 10 THC.
If you do not understand what it is, do not worry! Many do not. The product is comparatively new. So a few people are aware of its various aspects. After reading this post, you will be among them.
Let us begin with a fundamental question, what is delta 10 THC? Like other cannabinoids, such as CBD, Delta 9 THC, and Delta 8 THC, delta 10 THC is also a cannabinoid found in Cannabis Sativa plants. However, unlike CBD, it is not found in abundance.
The processing of delta 10 THC is similar to delta 8. Manufacturers use CBD to derive delta 10 THC. Thus, it is federally legal. However, just like delta 8 THC, its legality is in controversy. Besides, some states do not allow delta 10 in their boundary.
Do you know about the discovery of Delta 10 THC? The story of Delta 10 discovery is thrilling and exciting.
Like a microwave, penicillin, microscope, and X-ray, the discovery of delta 10 THC was also a successful accident. Have you ever thought that weed has been there for centuries, then? Why has the world not heard of Delta 10 THC until recently?
That is because the product came out only a few years ago when a group of investors invested in a hemp plant located in California to get their marijuana business back in the market. Before their purchase, the farm had suffered from fire. When the investors purchased the farm, it was full of hemp crops, contaminated with a fire retardant.
Instead of simply discarding the product, they decided to analyze it carefully. The results amazed everyone. They fund a mystery compound. Initially, the experts thought it was Cannabichromene (CBC), a well-known Cannabinoid. However, soon they concluded that it was not CBC. They realized that the compound has some common characteristics with Delta 9 THC and Delta 8 but is unique. They finally decided it was delta 10 THC.
While this is one story, many believe that Raphael Mechoulam was the man who discovered Delta 10 THC in 1984. However, extracting it was full of toxic and harsh chemicals. It made the final product unusable. So, no further studies happened on that.
After its rediscovery, the world met Delta 10 THC. A common query about this Cannabinoid is that it’s different from the other two THC? Let us understand this.
While all the Cannabinoids are naturally occurring, mostly Delta 9 is the one manufacturers directly derive from Cannabis Sativa. Besides it, both the THC come from CBD oil. Manufacturers first extract CBD oil. Then they either process it into Delta 8 THC or Delta 10 THC.
President and CEO of ACS Laboratory, a lab for testing hemp-derived products from 48 states, Roger Brown said, “To put it in perspective, delta-8 is more like an indica and delta-10 is more like a sativa. They have two very different vibes to them. People who want to use a sleep aid, as an example, have used delta-8, [whereas] delta-10 gives you more creativity or perspective.”
So, all the three products differ in one way or another. Here is a table that summarizes the three THC.
|Properties||Delta 10 THC||Delta 8 THC||Delta 9 THC|
|Psychoactivity||Mild||Mild – moderate||Moderate – High|
|Cost||Comparatively expensive||Comparatively expensive||Comparatively Cheaper|
|Concentration in Hemp||Less than 1%||Less than 1%||Less than 30%|
|Main Effect Profile||Slightly similar to Sativa Strain( Euphoric)||Sightly similar to Indica strain (Sedative and relaxant)||Stimulant|
|Receptors||CB1 and CB2||CB1 and CB2||CB1 and CB2|
|Legality||Federally Legal, Illegal in some states||Federally Legal, Illegal in some states||Federally illegal, Legal in some states|
|Typical Dosage||20-60 mg||20-60 mg||20-30 mg|
|Side Effects||Mild||Mild||Mild to moderate|
|Effects on Appetite||Unknown||Strong Stimulant||Moderate stimulant|
This table shows that delta 8 and delta 10 THC significantly differs from delta 9 THC. Delta 10 THC is an expensive compound because of its manufacturing process. It involves extensive refining of CBD oil. Brown said, “If you see a product out there that says 99% delta-10, I don’t believe it.” Most manufacturers combine delta 10 THC and Delta 8 THC.
Like Delta 8, there are several benefits of Delta-10 THC. The subsequent section deals with it.
Here is the list of benefits that researchers expect from Delta 10 THC.
- Pain relief
- Mild increase in energy
- Mental Euphoria
- Mild increase in mood
- Stress relief
- Appetite stimulant
There is no human study on the product. Most of these benefits are anecdotal. Besides, if you are new to the world of Delta 10 THC, begin with a lower dosage. See whether it is providing you with the required benefits. If yes, you are gradually increasing the dosage.
Being a newly discovered Cannabinoid, you might not find a wide range of products. However, shortly, you might get Delta -10 THC distillate, gummies, vapes, capsules, etc.
Now you know that some states do not allow Delta 10, despite being legal federally. Here is the list of those states.
- Rhode Island
The confusion around the legality of Delta 10 exists because of its processing from hemp oil. Since hemp and its derivatives are legal under Farm Bill, 2018, it should be legal. But being a product close to Delta 9 THC and having psychoactive properties, it is illegal in some regions.
Before you purchase Delta 10, make sure that it is legal in your state. Besides, a wide range of false products run in the name of Delta 10 THC. So, be careful and buy only from a trusted site. Now, you know almost everything about Delta 10 THC. So, it is time to try and product and show your knowledge to your friends.