Whether you’re a longtime cannabinoid enthusiast or someone thinking of trying them for the first time, you’ve probably seen a few products called “Delta” with an 8, 9, or 10 next to the word. These numbers indicate which type of tetrahydrocannabinol compound is the active ingredient.
To help you decide which cannabinoid is right for you, we’ll go over Delta 8, Delta 9, and Delta 10 in detail to help you better understand their key differences. Let’s start with Delta 8 first.
What is Delta8?
Delta 8 (delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol) is a cannabinoid found in trace amounts in cannabis and hemp. It is a type of THC that is considered a milder alternative to the Delta 9 compound found in marijuana. It is most commonly derived from hemp-derived CBD.
One of the popular myths about Delta 8 products is that they don’t have enough THC to show up on a drug test. It’s not always like that. Although there is less THC, there is still a chance that it can be detected in testing.
What is Delta 9?
The compound Delta 9 (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive component of marijuana. This is what gets you “high” when you smoke marijuana or consume other marijuana-containing products, such as gummies. When you hear the term “THC” used by most people in conversation, they are referring to Delta 9.
Compared to Deltas 8 and 10, 9 gives a stronger sensation that usually lasts longer. This is why many cannabinoid enthusiasts often consider the “light” versions of Delta 8 and 10 marijuana. If you prefer a stronger product, you should choose Delta 9.
What is Delta10?
Like Delta 8, Delta 10 is mainly derived from hemp-derived CBD. Unlike Delta 8, Delta 10 is usually less common due to more complex manufacturing processes.
The primary difference between Delta 8 and 10 is the overall feel they provide. Delta 8 is generally considered to have a more calming and relaxing effect, while Delta 10 is often seen as a more mentally stimulating alternative.
Are Delta 8, 9 and 10 safe to eat?
As isolated ingredients, these deltas are safe to eat. However, since they are often combined with other ingredients in vape cartridges, groceries, etc., it is important to choose the highest quality cannabinoid products.
Features of Great Delta 8, 9 and 10 products
When looking for premium Delta products, look for the following features:
Transparency of ingredients
Does the manufacturer of the Delta product provide transparency about its ingredients? For example, do they disclose where their marijuana is grown?
At Canapharm, we develop our hemp-derived cannabinoids directly from our internal crops in Poland and the Czech Republic. This ensures that our high quality standards are consistently met, ensuring a clean and flavorful experience with every product.
Where you buy Delta products can also be an indicator of quality. For example, a specialist retailer or manufacturer will offer a higher quality product than what you’d find at a gas station or grocery store.
What other customers say
Hear from other customers’ experiences with specific Delta products. Note what they did and did not like about the vaporizer or flower you are considering. This can help you make a more confident decision based on other people’s experiences with the same product.