Delta 10 Vs. Delta 8

For those of you who are relatively new to cannabis, the number of cannabinoids that can be derived from the hemp plant is roughly over 400, resulting in dealing with a fairly complicated plant that can offer many medical and recreational solutions, many of which have not been discovered/created yet.

Not only is the rate of exploration and research in the field of hemp and cannabis in general growing, but we’re also discovering new chemical compounds and creating new chemical compounds regularly. In the last year alone, laboratories have come out with many alternative cannabinoids such as HHC, HHCo, HHCp, THCp, CBT, and many more that were previously unavailable. All of these serve slightly different effects.

It feels as if a new cannabinoid is released every other week for a good amount of time now. While the hemp plant itself contains over 400 chemical elements as mentioned previously, it is two of those cannabinoids that have recently increased in popularity. While fairly new, these cannabinoids have proven themselves to be worthy of sticking around due to their rise in use, research, and consumer reviews. I’m talking about Delta 10 vs. Delta 8.

What Are Hemp Cannabinoids?

Over the past couple of months and years, more and more research has been going into hemp and cannabis in general. While in this article we’ll be discussing the differences between Delta 8 and Delta 10, there is also the infamous Delta 9, that while illegal federally, as long as Delta 9 THC content is under 0.3%, products containing D9 THC are legal.

In this day and age, there are more and more cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant on a regular base. We know the infamous CBD, but now there’s also CBN, CBC, CBG, CBDa, CBGa, CBT, and many other cannabinoids also known as, alternative cannabinoids. These are all great alternatives to the widely used CBD and in fact target a wide variety of different symptoms and effects.

Delta 8

In the world of alternative cannabinoids, delta 8 has taken the role of godfather in terms of being the first alternative to the famous psychoactive cannabinoid - and often considered to be illegal - Delta 9 THC.

Delta 8 can naturally be found in the hemp plant. However, it naturally occurs in very small trace amounts, which is why sometimes companies will introduce other chemical processes to convert regular CBD which occurs in high amounts in the hemp plant to Delta 8, which in turn is then considered to be the synthesized version of Delta 8.

Delta 8 Effects

Delta 8 is reported to have slightly milder effects than your regular Delta 9 THC. Delta 9 THC again is federally illegal but is best comparable to your average weed/marijuana product. Though similar, both Delta 8 THC and regular weed come from two different plants. The hemp plant contains less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC, and the marijuana plant does contain more than 0.3% THC.

Delta 8 Legality

Delta 8 has lately been under a lot of scrutiny on a state level. While it is already banned in about a dozen states, more and more states are joining the ban regularly. Before purchasing Delta 8, make sure the state you live in considers it a legal product. Most often when purchasing Delta 8 online, sites will have a location-based gateway to prevent purchasers from buying Delta 8 products in states where it is illegal.

Delta 10

Like Delta 8, Delta 10 is also derived from the hemp plant. When purchasing Delta 10 products, keep in mind that there are also provisions depending on your state. Most often, Delta 10 products are banned by the same states as states that ban Delta 8.

Many consumers are often confused because some sources report Delta 10 is a synthetic drug and not naturally derived from the hemp plant. While Delta 10 can be synthetic, it definitely can be derived naturally, however only in very tiny concentrations, which increases the price of natural D10 tremendously. As a result, most of the Delta 10 you will find on the market is synthetic to increase the supply.

Delta 10 Effects

Many consumers report that Delta 10 effects are slightly less potent than Delta 8. Many customers and cannabinoid lovers have mentioned that Delta 10 gives more energy than delta 8, which may prevent you from falling, unlike CBN, which does promote sleep.

How Should I Consume Delta 8 Vs. Delta 10

Many consumers swear by the traditional distillate form of both Delta 8 and Delta 10. Companies recently have also started creating edibles such as gummies for both Delta 8 and Delta 10. In fact, as of late there is an uprising in Delta 8 flower we have seen, where consumers are loving the effects of Delta 8 infused flower. We have not seen or heard of Delta 10 flower, however, I am sure we are only several months away from this becoming more popular as well.

Which One Is Better?

The bottom line is that both Delta 8 vs Delta 10 have been derived from the same plant and are both psychoactive. While Delta 10 is less potent and strong compared to Delta 8, Delta 10 also occurs more synthetically in products in comparison to Delta 8, which can be found more naturally in products.

Consumers have reported a variety of different effects that come from taking both Delta 8 and Delta 10. Lots of consumers swear by the pain relief and anxiety relief that Delta 8 brings. Because Delta 8 is less potent than Delta 9 and therefore less psychoactive, many consumers have begun taking Delta 8 for medical reasons, rather than recreational reasons.

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