What’s the Difference Between Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC?
Cannabis is more than just bud. In fact, it’s more than bud and flowers—it’s often the buds, flowers, leaves and trim. Whether you grow, buy or use cannabis, there are many choices to be made. Some people are into the bud, others prefer the flowers, and some like the greener, healthier leaves. However, there are some people who go all-out for the trim, the very trimmings of the plant, to make even more oils that are often added to a recipe.
This is the only article we’ve written that dives into the process of growing and processing cannabis for use. If you’re looking for a broader overview, take a look at our guide to the major cannabinoids and our article on THC-A.
There’s a wide variety of cannabis and a wide variety of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, content. But when it comes to the cannabinoids, there are two particular cannabinoids that are often lumped together, even though they’re from two different families. The two are delta-8 THC, which makes up more than 50 percent of the content of the plant, and delta-9 THC, which makes up about the same amount.
When people talk about the delta 10 vs delta 8 content in cannabis, they’re usually talking about delta-9 THC, and not delta-8. Most people think of this substance as the THC in cannabis, but it actually only makes up 20 to 30 percent of the plant’s total content. Delta-9 is the most psychoactive cannabinoid, and it’s the one that gets people high.
But there’s another cannabinoid in cannabis that has the same name and that’s delta-8 THC. It’s also called the “cannabichromene” because it has a similar chemical structure to that of the chemical found in chocolate, called chrondrocannabinol. It’s also called the “cannabicyclol” cannabinoid because it is closely related to that compound.
The cannabinoids are chemicals that are produced in the leaves, flowers, and trimmings of the cannabis plant. They all have their own roles in the plant’s overall functioning. And one cannabinoid that’s associated with a specific function is cannabichromene, or delta-8.
This is the cannabinoid that’s often discussed in the context of medical cannabis. Cannabichromene is a chemical that’s been shown to be useful in certain cases of pain, and it’s one of the cannabinoids that is commonly found in oil extracts.
Cannabichromene doesn’t actually get people high. However, it’s a cannabinoid that can be used in the treatment of nausea, anorexia, epilepsy, autism, and more. There’s been some suggestion that it could be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis as well. It’s a substance that has a number of different uses, but it’s not as well-known as some of the other cannabinoids, and there’s a limited amount of research on its medical uses.