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You've heard of THC but did you know that you can buy THC analog products that may have some of the effects of THC with a milder high. Delta-10 THC is one of the latest minor cannabinoids to make a splash in the industry.
Delta-10 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a minor cannabinoid, one of over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol THC is the primary compound in the plant that produces high. Delta-10 is found in trace amounts.
An analog is a compound with a similar chemical structure as another. As an analog of delta-9 THC, delta-10 has a similar molecular structure, except delta-10 has a double bond on the 10th carbon chain, while delta-9 THC has it on the 9th carbon chain.
Delta-10 can produce a high, but is less potent than delta-9 THC. Delta-10 is commonly made from hemp and is popular across the country, including in states that do not have any cannabis access laws. It's available in various forms but may be prohibited or regulated in certain states.
Generally, delta-10 is safe to consume. However, you must ensure that the delta-10 products you buy undergo third-party analytical testing for contaminants and potency level. More research needs to be done on its side effects.
Yes, delta-10 may produce a mild high. Since delta-10 is analog of delta-9 THC, delta-10 produces similar effects. However, delta-10’s high is not as intense as delta-9’s.
Delta-10 effects have not been heavily researched but anecdotal reports suggest that it provides an uplifting and relaxing effect. It also has mild psychoactive properties. Since the high isn’t as intense as delta-9 THC’s, delta-10 generally does not produce anxious or paranoid side effects.
Scientific research into how delta-10 interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system is in its early stages. Anecdotal evidence suggests that delta-10 may provide anxiety and stress relief due to its euphoric and relaxing effects.
There is limited research on the effects and side effects of delta-10 THC. Anecdotal reports suggest that delta-10 produces minimal side effects. Since it is not as potent as delta-9 THC, the risk of overconsumption is reduced.
To reduce the risk of side effects, only consume delta-10 THC products that an independent lab has tested. Some companies may sell products that may contain impurities and different cannabinoid concentrations than listed.
Since the federal government passed the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp production has been legal. Delta-10 THC is primarily made from hemp plants, which must legally contain less than 0.3% delta-9 THC. However, some states have passed laws restricting the sales of analog THC products such as delta-8 and delta-10 THC.
The onset of effects of delta-10 depends on the products you consume. Generally, inhalable and sublingual products take effect faster (within minutes) than edible products (within 60-90 minutes) that must be digested first. The onset of effects may also depend on other factors, including your tolerance, metabolism, and dose.
The effects of delta-10 THC can subside within a few hours, depending on the product consumed. However, the cannabinoid remains in your system. More research is needed into how long it remains in the body.
Based on the length of time delta-9 THC remains in the body, in light to moderate users, delta-10 may remain in the body for about a week but can remain for a month or more in heavy daily users. The length these compounds remain in your system also depend on your metabolism, frequency of consumption, and other genetic and environmental factors.
Delta-10 may trigger a positive drug test.
Delta-10 is usually extracted from hemp or converted from CBD through isomerization. Since delta-10 is found in low concentrations in mature cannabis plants, it is usually made through isomerization.
Delta-10 is available in a variety of hemp-derived products. However, there are no cannabis flower strains high in delta-10 since it is found in low concentrations. Manufacturers must perform an isomerization process to create a wide range of delta-10 THC products, including:
- Delta-10 concentrates
- Delta-10 edibles
- Delta-10 gummies
- Delta-10 carts
- Delta-10 vape juice
- Delta-10 tinctures
- Delta-10 disposable vape
Where to Buy Delta-10?
Most delta-10 products are available for purchase from online hemp retailers. Delta-10 may be available in some CBD stores.
As a relatively new product on the market, users have many questions about this compound. Here are the most frequently asked questions about delta-10 THC.
Does Delta-10 Have THC?
Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC, has several analogs, meaning they have similar molecular structures and effects. Delta-10 is an analog of delta-9 THC, cannabis’ main intoxicating cannabinoid. Delta-9 is not federally legal.
Delta-10’s energizing and calming effects do not produce anxiety in low to moderate doses. In high doses, however, the risk for anxiety and paranoia increases.
Similar to other cannabinoids, delta-10 may provide pain relief since it is thought to interact with the same cannabinoid receptors as THC.
Although more research is needed, consuming delta-10 is generally safe, produces minimal side effects, and is not lethal.
Although delta-10 THC is less potent than delta-9 THC, it may produce some mild side effects in high doses. Overdosing refers to a dangerous dose of a drug, and delta-10 is generally safe.
What is the difference between delta-8 and delta-10? Delta-8 and delta-10 have similar chemical structures and both produce psychoactive effects, but delta-8 is slightly stronger in potency.
Is delta-10 stronger than delta-8? No research is available, but many users report that delta-8 is about 20-30% stronger than delta-10.
Delta-8, delta-9, and delta-10 can produce euphoric and relaxing effects but delta-9 has more intense effects. In addition, delta-9 THC is federally illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.
Delta-10 is found in trace amounts in mature cannabis and hemp plants. Since delta-10 THC is found in low concentrations, hemp manufacturers must perform an isomerization chemical process to convert certain cannabinoids into another. Although technically it may be a synthetic compound, it is derived from hemp.
Yes. Many states have passed laws to ban or regulate hemp-derived intoxicants.
Delta-10 may remain in the system between a few days or a month or more depending on your cannabis consumption habits.
Delta-10 THC is a relatively new cannabinoid in the industry. Due to its novelty, there is not much scientific information on its effects, side effects, and health benefits. If you plan on consuming delta-10 THC, consult your doctor, and only buy lab-tested products.