Alternative cannabinoids native to Cannabis are becoming immensely popular as of late. People are gaining interest in them for the effects they have or may have, in comparison to more popular cannabinoids, such as Delta-8-THC and Delta-9-THC. Millions of people were already aware of Delta 9, as it is the very compound in marijuana that is known for producing its psychoactive effects.
Consumers were later shocked to find out that Delta 9 had a younger brother, Delta-8-THC. Quickly gaining a following, Delta 8 has been flying off of the shelf, especially since it is a psychoactive cannabinoid derived from hemp, which happens to be federally legal. Little has anyone known that there is yet another Delta relative that is slowly emerging onto the market, and it’s called Delta-10-THC.
What Is Delta-10-THC?
Delta-10-THC is yet another chemical compound that is native to the cannabis plant. It is just one of the hundreds of cannabinoids that are derived from hemp. However, like Delta-8, Delta-10-THC can only be extracted in low concentrations, therefore it is put through a rigorous conversion process, which will transform CBD into Delta-10 THC. It is believed that Delta-10-THC with the body’s own endocannabinoid system similar to other tetrahydrocannabinol compounds, which binds to CB1 receptors in both the brain and nervous system, which ultimately yields psychoactive effects.
How Was Delta-10-THC Discovered?
It is a rather interesting story to share, to say the least. Believe it not but Delta-10-THC was discovered by mere accident. Fusion Farms, a cannabis company that is headquartered in California, purchased a batch of cannabis that was grown outdoors. During this time, wildfires were ravaging through the terrains of the state, reaching various communities, and one of the many victims of the wildfires were cannabis farms and the plants resting within their fields. As a result, firefighters dropped fire retardants, unintended to reach cannabis crops, yet made their way to them due to the high winds. While Fusion Farms were not aware of this at the time, they ultimately purchased a batch of cannabis that had been contaminated with the same fire retardant that the firefighters dropped.
Since Fusion Farms was an up and coming cannabis extraction business, it used its machinery to remove all of the fire retardant properties, and in doing so noticed that unique crystals were forming in the distillate. To shorten the story, it comes to be Delta-10-THC. However, to produce Delta-10 using a “greener” method, they used several food-grade additives that acted as a catalyst to convert Delta-9 to Delta-10. A variety of methods are now used today, similar to how CBD is converted into Delta-8-THC.
Will Delta-10-THC Get You High?
Yes, Delta-10-THC will get you high. It is a psychoactive compound and has binding affinities to CB1 receptors, which are responsible for varying levels of psychoactive effects. While all Delta cannabinoids affect everyone differently, you will experience the same type of euphoric effect that others offer. However, the intensity of the effects is less potent than Delta-9-THC, which is the most potent of them all.
Though there is still very little information made available about Delta-10-THC, it has been reported that the effects aren’t quite like Delta-8 or Delta-9, although Delta-10 will stay in your system like Delta 8. In fact, users report lower potency than Delta-9-THC, and some have even reported the potency may even be lower than Delta-8. The most interesting part about an experience with Delta-10-THC is the different effects one might experience in comparison to Delta-8-THC.
It has been reported that Delta-10 is more comparable to a Sativa strain, while Delta-8 is more comparable to an Indica strain, in terms of the effects it produces. As many are aware, the difference between Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid strains can drastically affect one’s experience. A Sativa strain provides more energizing effects, while an Indica strain provides more calming effects.
Is Delta-10-THC Legal?
Delta-10 is an isomer of CBD and is derived from both hemp and CBD, and of course, as a final product contains 0.3% Delta-9-THC or less, therefore it is federally legal, just like Delta-8. The legality of Delta-10 greatly depends on what it is derived from. It is derived from marijuana, it would be illegal since marijuana is a schedule 1 controlled substance. Like Delta-8, Delta-10 is being produced from legal, safe, and compliant CBD extracted from hemp, therefore it is completely legal.
What Delta-10 Products Are Available?
Although it wasn’t yesterday that this cannabinoid was discovered, there is very little information available about it. In fact, there are currently no Delta-10 products available on the market at the time of writing this article, however, processors and manufacturers are ramping up production to prepare for the demand for Delta-10 products. Delta-10 is much like Delta-8, therefore you can plan to see a variety of different products available, such as Delta 10 Gummies, Delta 10 Carts, and Delta 10 Disposable Vapes, products that are widely available in the Delta-8 market today. As these products become more available, you can expect to see them at Superstrain.