Delta 10 vs Delta 9
If you’ve considered trying hemp-derived THC products, then you’ve likely noticed they are available in different types of THC—with delta 9 being the most common. But what is delta 9 THC, and what makes it different from delta 10? We’ve got all the answers you may be asking yourself about delta 10 vs delta 9 THC.
What Is THC?
The Cannabis Sativa plant produces a variety of chemical compounds, and THC is one of them. In fact, there are more than 100 known cannabinoids produced from the Cannabis Sativa plant. THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol. The chemical composition of THC has psychoactive properties that give most users a “high.”
Delta 9 THC is the most prominent THC cannabinoid found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. This is what makes delta 9 THC so abundant in hemp-derived THC products. Many THC products or full-spectrum CBD products contain delta 9 THC.
What Is Delta 9 THC?
Delta 9 THC is a chemical compound that has a double bond located on the 9th carbon chain of the compound. The location of the double bond—in addition to the abundance of delta 9 THC in the Cannabis Sativa plant—is what gives delta 9 THC its psychoactive properties that users enjoy when using delta 9 THC products. Many THC products contain delta 9 THC because it is the most abundant THC isomer. It is considered a major cannabinoid of hemp.
Delta 9 THC products are legal to purchase when they contain no more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis.
What Is Delta 10 THC?
Delta 10 THC is a minor cannabinoid produced by the Cannabis Sativa plant. It is found in very small amounts in the cannabis plant. Delta 10 THC is often synthesized with other substances to create a delta 10 THC product. This can cause the purity or legality of the delta 10 product to be questionable, which is why it is so important to purchase delta 10 THC from a reputable retailer that can provide a certificate of analysis for third-party testing for all delta 10 THC products.
What Is Third-Party Testing and Why Is It Important?
All THC products should be third-party tested—not just delta 9 and delta 10 THC products. Third-party testing means that an independent laboratory has tested the products to ensure their quality, legality, and labeling.
Retailers with delta 9 or delta 10 products that fail to have a certificate of analysis provided by a third-party laboratory testing may be selling low-quality or unsafe products. These products should always be avoided.
An independent third-party laboratory will verify that the delta 9 or delta 10 products are legal and safe, and the laboratory will provide a certificate to prove it.
We recommend looking at a retailer’s products to see if they provide a certificate of analysis. A reputable retailer will always make their products’ certificates of analysis easy to find and readily available. All of our products come with a certificate of analysis that is found directly on our homepage.
What Is the Legality of Delta 9 and Delta 10 Products?
The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp-derived THC legal on a federal level. Because delta 9 THC is the most abundant THC isomer in cannabis, much of the language in the Farm Bill is addressed toward delta 9 THC. However, both delta 9 THC and delta 10 THC products are federally legal as long as they contain no more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis.
It’s important that you always check your local jurisdiction for laws pertaining to delta 9 and delta 10 products. Some states allow delta 9 products to be produced and sold in their states because delta 9 THC requires no chemical change to the compound for it to be produced.
Since delta 10 is such a minor cannabinoid found in extremely small amounts in the cannabis plant, it requires a chemical change to have a noticeable effect on the body when taken. This has caused some states to prohibit delta 10 products in their state through local legislation.
Can I Fail a Drug Test if Taking Delta 9 or Delta 10 Products?
Drug tests are designed to detect THC, whether they are purchased legally from a reputable source or not. While delta 9 and delta 10 products may be legal to purchase in your state, you run the risk of failing a drug test if the THC is detected.
We recommend only taking delta 9 or delta 10 products in their recommended dosage amounts. If you take more than the recommended amount, the THC isomer may stay in your system longer than intended.
What Are the Effects of Delta 9 and Delta 10 Products?
Delta 9 and delta 10 can produce two relatively different experiences for users. Both experiences are enjoyable, but they are different from one another. It’s important to know what type of experience you will get with the THC product you choose, especially if you are trying to achieve an objective by taking a THC product.
The Effects of Delta 9 THC
Delta 9 THC products often create a relaxing and tranquil experience for users. If you are looking for a product that has a calming effect or may help induce relaxation or sleep, you should choose a delta 9 THC product or a full-spectrum CBD product as it contains delta 9 THC.
You should take the recommended dosage amount listed on the delta 9 THC package. Most delta 9 THC products take between 30 and 90 minutes to feel the effects. The effects will last between 3 and 5 hours after you begin feeling them. If 90 minutes have passed and you have not begun to feel the effects of delta 9 THC, you should take one additional dose.
Taking more than the recommended dose of delta 9 THC can cause the effects to last as long as 6 to 8 hours.
The Effects of Delta 10 THC
The effects of delta 10 THC can vary among products. Since delta 10 THC is synthesized in a laboratory for products to be created, it can cause different effects. Most of the effects users experience when taking delta 10 THC products are energetic rather than relaxing. While delta 9 THC products may help induce sleep, delta 10 THC can help you focus and retain attention.
As with delta 9 THC products, you should only take the recommended dosage amount listed on the delta 10 THC package. The effects may take the same 30 to 90-minute allotted time for the effects to be felt.
When taking the recommended amount of delta 10 THC, the effects will last between 3 to 5 hours.
We have a wide variety of delta 9 products to choose from in our store if you want to give them a try! All of our delta 9 products have been independently tested in a third-party laboratory and given a certificate of analysis.
We focus on selling delta 9 THC products because of how abundant the cannabinoid is within the cannabis plant. Delta 9 THC requires virtually no manufacturing the way delta 10 THC requires, making delta 9 THC safer and easier to regulate than delta 10 THC.