What is the difference between Δ8, Δ9, and Δ10 THC products?

What is the difference between Δ8, Δ9, and Δ10 THC products?

Posted by Chesca, Root Source CBD on Feb 7th 2022

As the CBD industry continues to boom, more and more new products are being introduced. This new wave is bringing in hemp-derived THC products. Let’s explore the differences and benefits between Δ8, Δ9, and Δ10 Hemp-Derived THC.

What does Hemp-Derived THC mean?

Various forms and quantities of THC are naturally found in the marijuana and hemp plants, including Δ8, Δ9, and Δ10 THC. Hemp is defined by the 2018 Farm Bill “to include any cannabis plant, or derivative thereof, that contains not more than 0.3 percent D9 tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) on a dry-weight basis.” When a product is hemp-derived, it means that the THC variant is entirely obtained from hemp.

What is Δ9 THC?

Δ9 THC is what most people would refer to as “traditional THC.” This cannabinoid is the main psychoactive component in marijuana. Δ9 THC provides a relaxing body buzz, as well as a head high. For some, the effects of Δ9 are too strong which is why Δ8 and Δ10 THC have become more popular in recent years.

Since Δ9 THC is not legal in all 50 states, Hemp-Derived Δ9 THC products are federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill.

What is Δ8 THC?

Δ8 THC can be compared to indica strains as it primarily targets the body, with a mild psychoactive experience.

What is Δ10 THC?

Δ10 THC can be compared to sativa strains as it primarily targets the mind, with a mild psychoactive experience. 

Both Δ8 and Δ10 can prompt euphoria without triggering paranoia, which is a common side effect of Δ9. Some people have found mixing Δ8 and Δ10 products can allow for a balanced result, like one would get with Δ9, with less psychoactive effects.

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