Delta 8 vs. Delta 10
When we talk about typical THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, we’re talking about delta-9. People are rushing to delta-8 for its gentler high and much different legal status: Since it can be derived from hemp, it has the same federal legal status as CBD and can ship to many states that haven’t legalized cannabis for recreational use yet.
While delta-10 isn’t quite as popular as delta-8 yet, it’s gaining popularity for its more cerebral, sativa-like head high that’s still gentler than what you get from recreational cannabis, without too many rushing thoughts or paranoia. By contrast, many people describe the delta-8 high as partway between THC and CBD, with relaxing body effects and a less-potent head high.
Chemically, delta-8 and delta-10 operate on the same basic concept. While they’re derived from hemp in different ways, they’re both cannabinoids that occur naturally in cannabis. With these different versions of THC, it’s just a matter of where the bonds are in the chemical structure. Standard THC has a bond on the ninth carbon chain of its molecule—hence, delta-9—and having a bond on the eighth or 10th instead makes enough of a difference to alter the way it interacts with our body, but not enough to make its effects totally unfamiliar. Depending on what you look for in cannabis, you might prefer one or another.
While delta-10 is great on its own, it can mix with delta-8 for a well-rounded, more elevated experience. One example is Delta Effex’s Euphorica Collection, a selection of vape cartridges, disposables, and tinctures that mix relaxing delta-8 with invigorating delta-10—plus terpenes to tailor their tastes, smells, and effects.
As for our Delta 9 THC, testing under .3%... how do we do this?
Math, really. Take our gummies, for example. They weight about 5.5 grams. Taking moisture content into consideration (remember, dry weight is what matters), we end up around 4.5 grams. Multiply that by 1,000 to get 4,500 milligrams.
If you multiply 4,500 milligrams by 0.3%, you get 13.5 milligrams.
That means with 5.5 grams gummy, we could actually pack in 13.5 milligrams of THC and still be under the legal limit!
Delta-8 THC is a completely different THC compound, and is currently only available through forcing a reaction with CBD. IE, it has to be created in lab.
Furthermore, the existing processes to create Delta-8 often leave hundreds of unknown isomers/compounds in the final product. This isn’t necessarily dangerous, but we just don’t know what those compounds are or what they do.
Our HIGH AF product is full of the OG THC that everyone knows and loves: Delta-9.