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    Delta 8 vs. Delta 9 vs. Delta 10 vs. Delta 11: Differences, Effects & Uses

    Delta 8 vs. Delta 9 vs. Delta 10 vs. Delta 11: Differences, Effects & Uses

    What is the difference between Delta 8, Delta 9, Delta 10 and Delta 11

    In this post, we shed some light on Delta 8, Delta 9, Delta 10, and Delta 11 THC cannabinoids and what makes each one unique.

    Has the world gone cannabinoid crazy? You might think so with so many THC options on the market today. For THC users who benefit from the wellness properties these cannabinoids can provide, having more options is a good thing, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be a little confusing. So, we thought we’d clear the weed air a little bit. Here’s a brief take on four of the most popular deltas on the market today – delta 8, delta 9, delta 10 and, the newest entry into the cannabinoid universe, delta 11.

    You’ll find these cannabinoids in vape and smoke shops across The United States (where legally available) in a variety of forms, most notably THC disposable vapes, THC gummies and edibles, and, of course, in flower form and pre-rolled joints.

    So, what’s the difference between the deltas? Let’s spark up a little weed insight.

    Delta 9 THC

    Delta 9 THC is the most abundant form of the THC cannabinoid in the marijuana plant. This is the THC folks have been using to get high for generations. It’s found in very high concentrations – as much as 30% – in the marijuana plant, which is why smoking raw buds/flower will get you nice and high.

    Delta 9 also happens to be the most widely studied form of THC with research pointing to several important health benefits:

    • Reducing anxiety
    • Chronic pain relief
    • Relief from insomnia
    • Relief from nausea
    • Aid with glaucoma

    Delta 9 is known for its strong euphoric high and psychoactive effect and is widely popular in smokable flower and flavored edibles, like Tyson 2.0 Mike Bites Delta 9 Gummies.

    Delta 8 THC

    D8 also occurs naturally in marijuana and hemp plants, but only in small quantities. To derive it for use in a vape or edible, hemp-derived CBD is manipulated in a lab and converted into delta 8 THC. In other words, d8 is a synthetic form of THC.

    Make no mistake about it, d8 will get you high. However, the experience is usually not as intense as it is with delta 9 THC. This is due to slight differences in the carbon chain of the d8 molecule (it is doubled bonded on the 8th carbon chain, while d9 is double bonded on the 9th). This slight variation changes how the body reacts to delta 8.

    Users of d8 report that the high tends to be more relaxed and less psychoactive. But many also say that it helps them manage panic attacks, stress, depression, and even chronic pain – much like the benefits delta 9 enthusiasts tout.

    In a nutshell, d8 will probably feel like a toned-down version of a typical d9 high. It’s available in vapes, edibles and pre-rolled joints, like the popular Moon Men Delta 8 Moon Rocks Joints.

    Delta 10 THC

    Now, we’re taking a step in the milder direction. Delta 10 is another form of THC that must be synthesized in a laboratory by manipulating hemp-based cannabinoids. Nevertheless, it is a form of THC so it will provide a bit of a high. Users, however, tend to agree that this derivation of the cannabinoid takes the intensity down a notch even from delta 8, making it a good choice for those who are looking to unwind with a milder psychoactive effect.

    Delta 10 is also a good recommendation for those who are interested in exploring the wellness benefits of THC for the first time.

    In terms of the type of high it provides, d10 users often describe feeling uplifted and even energized.

    Delta 11 THC

    This is the newest THC form on the market, which means it’s also the least studied. What we can confidently say, however, is that this is not a first-timers cannabinoid. It’s believed that delta 11 might be up to three times more potent than delta 9, the cannabinoid found in marijuana most recognized for its powerful high.

    From a wellness perspective, three times the potency might indicate that d11 could be more effective in alleviating conditions like chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and insomnia than d9 THC.

    Again, this is the new kid on the block and a lot more research needs to be done before any real claims can be made. Right now d11 is most often found in cannabinoid blends, such as the recent smoke shop favorite – Butter OG Premium Blend disposable vape.

    Is This Stuff Legal?

    The legality of THC is a minefield. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, delta 9 THC is illegal on a federal level, though many states have legalized it. Delta 8 and delta 11 THC are technically legal under federal guidelines, but many states have their own regulations when it comes to synthesized cannabinoids and have banned them.

    The word of warning is to check with your state to see what’s legal and what’s not in your neck of the woods. The good news is the tide seems to be turning toward accepting THC as a reasonable and respectable way for adults to relax and treat some very common but debilitating health conditions.

    We hope this post cleared things up a bit for all of you navigating the delta-verse. Stay tuned for more posts from Online Warehouse coming soon.


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