Most people know THC as the cannabinoid responsible for producing the intoxicating high associated with cannabis. However, you may be surprised to find out that there are actually many different kinds of THC found naturally in the cannabis plant. One of these is delta-10 THC, which has generated a lot of buzz lately. What is delta 10? Here’s everything you need to know about the THC!
WHAT IS DELTA 10 THC?
Delta-9 THC is the THC that we’ve all come to know and love. It’s the most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant and is known for producing a euphoric and uplifting buzz. More recently, delta-8 THC has also entered the discussion as a form of THC that can produce similar effects. Yet while its effects may be similar, most people find that delta-8 effects are milder than those produced by delta-9. As a result, delta-8 is considered to be less potent.
So, what is delta 10? It is another form of THC that is found in very small amounts in natural cannabis. It’s very similar to regular THC but there are some small molecular differences that set these cannabinoids apart from each other. How similar are they? They are so similar that using delta-10 instead of delta-9 won’t help you to escape a drug test. Even if you only ingest delta-10, you’ll still test positive for THC.
At this point, there’s really no definitive answer for how this cannabinoid works in the human body. However, it’s believed that it works similarly to delta-9, by binding to specific cell receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). For example, since delta-9 THC binds directly to the body’s CB1 and CB2 receptors to produce its effects, it’s very possible that delta 10 works the same way.
WHAT IS DELTA 10 THC USED FOR?
Delta-10 THC is used by people looking for a similar buzz to that of delta-9, especially if they prefer a milder high with less intense THC effects. That’s because the effects of these cannabinoids are all slightly different. It’s been suggested that delta 10 actually produces more energizing effects than delta-9, while many people find delta-8 to be more sedating and relaxing.
Here’s one way to think about it: Delta-8’s effects tend to present more like an indica, while delta-10’s effects usually present more like a sativa. You can think of delta-9 as kind of a halfway point. So while delta-10’s effects may be less potent than those of regular THC, they can still be quite stimulating. If you want to experience a stimulating buzz that is less intoxicating than the one you would usually get from regular THC, then delta-10 may be the right fit.
HOW IS DELTA-10 MADE?
Delta 10 is derived from extracts that are typically pulled from the hemp plant. Since it is usually derived from hemp and not cannabis, hemp-derived products are legal at the federal level. However, some states have actually banned them in order to prevent recreational use.
Since the extraction process makes use of certain chemicals, it’s important to make sure that you are buying delta 10 products from trusted brands that can be relied upon to produce clean, safe, and effective products. Stick to lab-tested products and keep an eye out for a certificate of analysis that can clearly demonstrate the results of product lab testing.
DELTA-10 THC AT GREENBEAN
Since it appears in such minuscule amounts in the cannabis and hemp plants, you won’t find any cannabis strains or buds that are rich in this cannabinoid. Instead, you’ll find delta-10 THC in many kinds of extract-based cannabis products such as vapes, oils, and edibles. If you’re looking to get your hands on some premium delta-10 cannabis products, then stop by our dispensary today or check out our online menu right now to see what we’ve got in stock!