You may have heard of Delta 8, but have you heard of Delta 9 or Delta 10? Do you have questions about the Delta strains? We’re here to help! Understanding the difference between Delta strains and your typical Sativa or Indica strain can be a little difficult, but we’re here to make it easier on you, bud.
What is Delta 8?
Delta 8 is one of several cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and is known for providing calming sensations and mild euphoric effects. However, it is not as potent as Delta 9, so this cannabinoid is less likely to give you side effects.
It is also one of many cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant, but not in a high concentration. For that reason, Delta 8 is usually manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol. The process of extraction is very expensive.
Delta 8 THC provides effects by interacting with your body’s natural endocannabinoid system and binding CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. Users have stated that Delta 8 provides relaxation and better sleep quality. It has stress-relieving properties, making it suitable to use during the evenings.
It has been discovered that this cannabinoid is also used for medical purposes such as reducing nausea and vomiting, a drug for cancer treatment, treating sleeping conditions, inflammation, etc.
Delta 8 is one of the most popular THC derivatives on the market, and it is legal in most states across the US, according to the 2018 Farm Bill.
What is Delta 9?
Due to a majority of research being based specifically around Delta 9 THC, there is more known about this cannabinoid than any other. This also happens to be the most abundant form of THC found in most cannabis strains.
Delta 9 is known to give the user an intoxicating effect meaning that it gives the "high" expected when smoking cannabis. According to research done in 2021, Delta 9 has many potential medical benefits and has been used to treat ailments such as anxiety, insomnia, low appetite, and pain among others.
The potential side effects of Delta 9 align with those found in other THC-based compounds. Users may experience effects such as dry mouth, red eyes, memory loss, and anxiety.
What is Delta 10?
Delta 10 is one of the many cannabinoids that you can find in the hemp and cannabis plants. It appears in trace amounts that are difficult to derive and is less potent than Delta 9 cannabinoids.
Like other THC-based compounds, Delta 10 interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system and, as a result, is known to help reduce stress and tension. This cannabinoid may also provide uplifting effects and support creativity, productivity, and alertness.
If used in a large dosage, Delta 10 can also have mild psychoactive properties, but they are not as intense as its cousins Delta 8 and Delta 9 provide.
Is Recreational THC Legal Where I Live?
It can be difficult to stay up to date on cannabis legalization in your area and across the nation. Even more frustrating is figuring out just what is and isn't included. Norml's State Laws tool is a great way to find out what is and isn't legal for weed near you.