The Deltas: Delta 8 THC, Delta 10 THC, Delta 9 THC

Posted by Happy Trails on Jan 13th 2024

The Deltas: Delta 8 THC, Delta 10 THC, Delta 9 THC

The Deltas: Delta 8 THC, Delta 10 THC, and Delta 9 THC

The Cannabinoid Breakdown

Let's talk about cannabinoid therapy innovation for a moment. We now know there are two cannabinoids we love for therapy: THC and CBD. As our industry evolves, science is advancing in the field of cannabis. Since some people and corporations are frightened of the plant's potential, studying cannabis has been a challenge. Thankfully, breakthroughs are made every single day and today we want to talk about the new cannabinoids on the market and their differences.

Delta 8 THC (D8):

Delta 8 THC is similar to Delta 9 THC in its effects but is considered less potent than D9 THC by about 50%. D8 is considered to have a more sedating effect - think Indica.

  • CBD is extracted from legal hemp and converted to D8 through a process called isomerization (this process has been around for decades),
  • D8 is an isomer of CBD, meaning the CBD molecule can be rearranged to create D8 THC.
  • What is an isomer? - “Compounds that have all the same components, just arranged in a different order.”
  • What is isomerization? - “The chemical process by which a compound is transformed into any of its isomeric forms, i.e., forms with the same chemical composition but with different structure/configuration. Hence, generally with different physical and chemical properties.”
  • Simply put- Isomerization is the process of rearranging the components of one compound to convert it into another. Since nothing is added during this provess, D8 THC is not a true synthetic.
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Delta 10 THC (D10):

Delta 10 THC is similar to D9 THC but less potent. D10 is considered to have a more energizing effect - think Sativa.

  • Since Delta 10 is made throught the same process as Delta 8, they are analogs of each other.
  • What's an analog? A compound that has a structure similar to that of another compound, but differing from it in respect to a certain component.
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Delta 9 THC (D9)

Delta 9 THC is another cannabinoids with pyschoactive effects similar to that of cannabis. D9 is the most well-known cannabinoid and when derived from the hemp plant, it has many potential benefits such as:

  • Anxiety & Stress Relief
  • Increasing duration and quality of sleep
  • Pain and inflammation relief
  • Improved mood

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The primary difference between the 3 cannabinoids on a chemical level is where the double bond is located.

The difference between delta 10 THC, delta 8 THC and delta 9 THC

If you're still unsure, or would like to learn more about the cannabinoids we carry. Click Here to go to our education page!Everyone reacts differently to cannabinoid therapy and it's important to discuss your options with an educated professional. As always friends, please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or stop by any one of our locations to speak with one of our expert cannabinoid consultants. They'll take you on a personalized cannabinoid therapy journey and answer all of your questions.


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