What Is Delta-10 THC?
Delta-10 THC is an isomer of the cannabinoid THC, which means it has the same chemical formula, but the atoms are arranged differently, leading to different effects. Unlike delta-9 THC, however, delta-10 THC appears in such low traces that it’s impossible to consume significant amounts from the cannabis plant itself.
Most delta-10 products are crafted via lab extraction or synthetically manufactured, refined extensively, and formulated into vape cartridges and gummies. When it occurs naturally in cannabis, delta-10 THC, like cannabinol (CBN), is thought to be a product of the degradation of delta-9 THC rather than a cannabinoid produced by the plant itself.
Is Delta 10 Legal?
According to Delta et al. (2021), Delta 10 derived from cannabis is illegal because marijuana is a controlled substance. Delta 10 derived from hemp extract is found in a legal gray zone. All synthetical tetrahydrocannabinol remains schedule one controlled substance.
Is Delta 10 Measured and Tested?
Delta 8 THC is measured through potency tests and in a similar protocol as CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids. ACS laboratory and other third body parties use Ultra-High-Performance liquid Chromatography machines to measure Delta 10 THC potency in flowers, edibles, and extracts. The ACS also employs the latest reference standards to ensure we are accurately discerning Delta 10 from CBL and CBC.
How Do You Know That Delta 10 THC products are Safe?
Third-party laboratory tests are more important for Delta 10 products than CBD flowers. Delta products are not produced with the right supervision, knowledge, and testing. Many companies could be creating unsafe or illegal products. Some entrepreneurs can start creating Delta 10 products without the proper tools or knowledge to do it the right way. For example, they may not know how to keep a clean environment or maybe the chemistry behind what they are doing. As a result, they may inadvertently produce extracts with residual solvents, Delta 9 THC, or acids. That is why customers are recommended to check for the certificate of analysis to prove that the product was tested and proved safe.