With new varieties of legal THC popping up all over, you may be wondering: what’s the difference between delta-8, delta-9, and delta-10 THC? The short answer is that it all depends on the legality, how much THC is mixed in each strain, and how you use it. Delta-8, 9, and 10 can also affect people differently, depending on the user’s height, weight, and—most importantly—their tolerance.
What is Delta-10?
Delta-10-tetrahydrocannabinol is newly discovered cannabinoid derived from hemp, which is a type of cannabis. The effects of delta-10 are similar to those of delta-8. Benefits include stress relief, anxiety and depression relief, nausea prevention, improved appetite, and mild psychoactive effects.
Anecdotally, Delta-8 may be stronger than Delta-10, though research is still trying to answer why. Of the three, delta-9 is considered the most potent, as it’s the cannabinoid people are usually referring to when they talk about the THC high associated with smoking marijuana. Learn more about the difference between delta-8 and delta-9 on our blog.
Delta-8, 9, and 10 THC
Delta-8 induces feelings of relaxation, and it has the similar benefits to Delta-10, like nausea, anxiety, and depression relief. It also has other health benefits which may help improve insomnia and stress. Delta-8 is legal in most states because it is derived from hemp, not cannabis.
When people refer to “THC,” they’re typically talking about delta-9. Delta-9 is known for its psychoactive effects and the conventional high people get from smoking marijuana. It is derived from cannabis rather than hemp.
Delta-10 is the newest and most popular form of CBD. When compared to the relaxing effects of delta-8 and 9, delta-10 may provide an energizing effect. Delta-10 is legal in most states, and is derived from the hemp plant, like delta-8.
Not sure which form of delta THC is right for you? The experts at Biotanica CBD are happy to help. Drop by our Brainerd or Otsego location, or try out one of the products by ordering from our online store.