If you’re used to the world of THC and THC alternatives, you may have heard of delta-8 or delta-9 THC. But in case you haven’t heard, there are other forms of THC out there, including delta-10 THC. What is delta-10 THC, and how does it work? Read on to find out. 

What is delta-10 THC, and how does it work? 

Delta-10 THC is a newer hemp-derived cannabinoid that works and feels a lot like traditional THC. The stuff you can find in weed is known as delta-9 THC, or simply THC. It’s responsible for the euphoric high that weed causes. However, delta-10 THC is pretty much the same thing. The only significant difference is in its chemical structure, which gives it a chemical bond on its 10th carbon chain instead of its ninth. 

This fundamental difference may make delta-10 THC feel slightly more potent than traditional delta-9 THC. With delta-10 THC, you may experience potentially more potent anti-nausea, anti-anxiety, mood-boosting, appetite-stimulating, and stress-reducing properties.

Where does delta-10 THC come from? 

Delta-10 THC is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp. However, it appears naturally in far lower quantities than regular delta-9 THC, which is why many delta-10 products you see on the shelf are synthesized from other cannabinoids like CBG or CBD. By altering the molecular structure of these compounds, they can be converted into delta-10 THC. 

Potential effects and benefits of Delta-10 THC 

Since delta-10 THC is still pretty new, there are no concrete studies covering its potential effects or benefits. There is also nothing out there that determines its long-term safety and efficiency. However, delta-10 THC seems to take on many of the same qualities as ordinary THC. 

Many anecdotal reports suggest that delta-10 THC makes them feel a tingly body high and a more potent high, which may amplify happy feelings and energy levels. Like THC, it may also be helpful for insomnia, lack of appetite, nausea, headaches, pain, or sour moods. 

How does it compare to other forms of THC? 

Because of the minor differences in those carbon chains, every delta form of THC feels a little different. They all promote the same kind of effects, though they may feel stronger or weaker than delta-9 THC, which is the baseline. 

Delta-10 feels more potent than both delta-8 and delta-9 THC. However, delta-9 THC is still more potent than delta-8 THC. So if you’re unsure, you may want to start with delta-8 for a more mellow experience. On the other hand, if you feel like delta-9 THC isn’t strong enough, you may want to opt for delta-10.

Is delta-10 THC legal? 

Like other hemp-derived cannabinoids, delta-10 exists in a legal gray area. Under the Farm Bill, they can be sold legally in most states. However, some states have moved to ban delta-10 THC since it’s so similar to regular THC, which is still illegal on a federal level. Always double-check the laws in your state before buying delta-10 THC online. 

Delta-10 THC at The Hemptender 

If you want to try delta-10 THC for yourself, look no further than The Hemptender. You can find all kinds of products rich in delta-10, delta-9, or delta-8 THC. You can also find many of your other favorite hemp-derived cannabinoids and brands from our storefronts in Durham or Cary, North Carolina, and in our online store