Types of Cannabinoids

What Is Delta-10 THC and Should I Try It?

It can get a bit confusing to navigate the waters of cannabinoids when so many new ones make an appearance every single year. Delta-10 THC is one of the most talked-about cannabinoids globally, and its fame is entirely understandable.

If you’re not sure what Delta-10 THC is and how it differs from the THC in regular marijuana, then we’re here to help.


What Is Delta-10 THC?

How to Take Delta-10 THC

The Effects of Delta-10 THC

Is Delta-10 THC Safe? Is It Legal?

Drug Tests and Delta-10 THC

What Is Delta-10 THC?

As you're probably aware by now, Delta-10 THC is a variation of the cannabinoid we have learned to identify as THC. THC is the only psychoactive cannabinoid found in all variations of cannabis, including hemp.

However, THC is only found in minor quantities within hemp and is more prevalent in marijuana, a psychoactive variety of cannabis.

There are 113+ cannabinoids identified so far in the plant. While THC has been classified as psychoactive, we have recently entered a phase where we need to be much more specific about which kind of THC we're talking about. Some of the compound's variations are mildly psychoactive and come with many potential benefits and effects.

Delta-10 THC is one of those variations.

Delta-10 is believed to occur naturally in low concentrations during the early stages of the plant's growth, which would explain why Delta-10 was not discovered and commercialized until recently.

Delta-10 is a potent cannabinoid that can be used similarly to Delta-8 THC. It is extracted from the plant and isolated to make the finished product of choice. Delta-10 products usually have less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC, although some specialty products could have a higher dose of Delta-9. This makes it a wise decision to always check the label before purchasing a product.

How to Take Delta-10 THC

As we have come to expect with almost any cannabinoid or component extracted from the hemp plant, we can now find Delta-10 THC in any product category. From dry herb buds infused with Delta-10 to concentrates and edibles. These are some of the products that we recommend taking a look at if you are having trouble figuring things out:

Delta 10 Hemp Flower by Jolly Green Oil

3.5g or 7g of D10-infused hemp flower buds perfectly curated and grown using organic practices that deliver a rare yet unbelievably high-quality dry hemp flower.

Vibin’ Delta 10 Tincture by Delta Effex

A 30ml tincture bottle made with hemp-derived Delta 10 extract. Each Vibin’ Delta 10 Tincture is made with extract from the hybrid Sour Blueberry OG hemp strain, a cross between Sour Diesel and Blueberry strains. A flower bud filled with flavor and scents makes this bud incredibly appealing to anyone who digs blueberries. An invigorating multi-faceted effect that will keep you occupied for a few hours.

Hawaiian Haze Delta 10 Cart by Delta Effex

Strain-specific pre-filled carts that come in a 10-pack presentation are found at the best prices on our website. Hawaiian Haze is a cross between Hawaiian and Haze strains, which makes this a Sativa-lover’s dream. Expect fruity tropical notes mixed with a floral aroma that delivers a trippy head buzz.

Bio Delta 10 Concentrate by Jolly Green Oil

Jolly Green Oil makes a Delta 10 THC concentrate you can use to make your infusions or vape directly using your oil rig of choice. Each jar comes with one gram of concentrate extracted from strain-specific sources, including Banan Kush, Lemon OG, Sour Diesel, Sour Space Candy, and Tangerine Haze.

The Effects of Delta 10 THC

Delta 10 THC has a different effect to that of Delta-9 THC. Although it is considered mildly psychoactive, Delta 10 products usually contain less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC. This means that the effect of both products will be slightly different in potency if that rule is respected.

The psychoactive effect of Delta-10 THC can be described as an alternative form of ‘high.’ The double bond placed in the 10th carbon of the molecule is mainly accountable for this difference.

Delta 10

However, it has to be said that the effect of Delta-10 THC or any other cannabinoid is highly dependent on the consumer’s tolerance and other physical conditions. Not to mention the type of product you purchase. This is one reason why brands like Delta Effex make so many types of Delta-8 products.

Is Delta 10 THC Safe? Is It Legal?

The legality of Delta-10 THC is constantly changing due to the novelty of the cannabinoid. Because of this, it isn’t easy to gauge the legality of the compound, and we suggest you visit the regulations of Delta 10 in your state or country before purchasing it.

You can still buy Delta-10 THC legally in several states across the country today (06/11/2021).

The safety of Delta 10 THC has to be approached with a similar disposition as we do its legality. There isn’t a lot of literature that addresses it. Still, there is enough evidence to say that frequent use of cannabis may have a therapeutic impact on reducing spasticity associated with MS, chronic neuropathic pain, and nausea [2].

Drug Tests and Delta 10 THC

Although its effects are different, Delta-10 is still a type of THC. This means that Delta 10 may still pop up in the results as drug tests usually search for any form of THC in your system and do not make a clear distinction between the type of THC. 

Standard drug tests used in hiring companies and other organizations usually don’t test for only Delta-9 THC, which is generally found in marijuana. If you are bound to take a drug test soon, we suggest you don’t consume any THC.

You can fail a drug test when consuming Delta-10 THC. This is why you’ll want to buy products from brands like Palm Treez that thoroughly test their CBD products and can ensure they bring what they market on their label.

Wrapping Up

Delta-10 THC is one of the varieties of THC found in cannabis. Delta-10 THC has increasingly been extracted from legal crops in the U.S. over the past few years, and its effects are turning more than a few heads. 

Hemmfy articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them.

The knowledge around CBD and other cannabis-derived products is growing and constantly changing, as does their legal status. Hence, we recommend checking with your local authorities and a licensed physician prior to consumption.


[1] Iffland, K., & Grotenhermen, F. (2017c). An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: A Review of Clinical Data and Relevant Animal Studies. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2(1), 139–154. https://doi.org/10.1089/can.2016.0034

[2] Sachs, J., McGlade, E., & Yurgelun-Todd, D. (2015). Safety and Toxicology of Cannabinoids. Neurotherapeutics, 12(4), 735–746. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13311-015-0380-8

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