As new cannabinoids become available on the market, it can seem overwhelming. CBD is still incredibly popular on the market, but Delta 8 THC has become increasingly popular. But another THC cannabinoid is beginning to make rounds on the market. And this time, producers are going to be on top of the market and demand.
Delta 10 THC
Delta 10 THC is incredibly similar to both Delta 8 and Delta 9. Unfortunately, similar to Delta 8, there hasn’t been much research. Because of the structural similarity, a few things are assumed about Delta 10 and how it could interact with a person’s endocannabinoid system.
Delta 10 will get you high like Delta 8 and Delta 9. However, each Delta offers a different experience. Delta 9 THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana. It’s what creates the euphoric high consumers strive for when taking cannabis. For Delta 8, it’s a less potent experience. Delta 8 will also get you high, but to a lesser degree. Many consumers describe Delta 8 as ‘taking the edge off’ when they need it most. There aren’t really any negative side effects reported like Delta 9 is known for. Those include increased paranoia, anxiety, confusion, and a clouded head.
Scientists suspect Delta 10 will also offer a less potent experience. However, a company that is currently selling Delta 10 THC to consumers said that Delta 10 is more of a Sativa strain experience while Delta 8 is a more Indica strain experience.
What does that mean? Most of the time, cannabis and hemp plants are classified as being Sativa dominant or Indica dominant when it comes to strains. This used to be a way to identify how a plant looks, but that has fallen out of favor. Now, each strain leans towards a certain experience. Sativa dominant strains are more uplifting and motivating. Opposite of Indica that offers a more relaxing and sedative experience. Labeling Delta 10 as Sativa just means it’s a more uplifting, motivating, and creative euphoria, making it a preferred daytime consumption cannabinoid.
Scientists honestly don’t know much about Delta 10 THC and how people will react with it. But that hasn’t stopped hemp companies from selling it. Unfortunately, there is such a small amount of Delta 10 that naturally occurs. It can often be misidentified as CBC or CBL.
However, ACS Laboratory, one of the few DEA certified laboratories in the country with access to cannabis certified testing. REcently, they announced that they could easily identify 12 different cannabinoids with their “Potency 12” test. This includes Delta 10.
Being able to identify Delta 10 from Delta 9 and Delta 8 is half the battle. If Delta 10 becomes easily identifiable, then it can be added to products for the general public instead of being classified as a Schedule 1 drug like Delta 9. The 12 cannabinoids that ACS can easily identify are: Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, Delta 10 THC, THCA, THCV, CBD, CBDA, CBDV, CBG, CBGA, CBC, and CBN. Currently, there are over 120 different cannabinoids discovered in the cannabis plant, and scientists continue to discover new things every day. Research has a long way to go, but the future of Delta 10 may be as positive as Delta 8. It’s definitely a cannabinoid to keep an eye on.
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