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What Is Delta-10 THC? Next Big Cannabinoid After Delta-8?

Delta-10 is the newest cannabinoid on the block

Exploring the world of hemp seems to be a never-ending saga.

While we were busy gathering the details of Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC and understanding these, another “Delta cousin” popped up!

This time, it’s Delta-10 THC.

For starters, we’re quite familiar with the effects of Delta-9 THC. It gets you the notorious high marijuana is famous for. A large quantity of it can even mess with your head, resulting in paranoia. On the other hand, Delta-8 THC has mild psychotic effects. It gives a euphoric feeling and doesn’t get you too high.

So, what about Delta-10 THC? Any idea?

If not, then read on to find out about this newest member of the Delta family.

What is Delta-10 THC?

Among the 100+ cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant, Delta-10 THC is one. Delta-10 THC is a rare molecular relative of Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC. Since it is a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) isomer, it possesses similar psychoactive properties as that of Delta-9 THC.

Delta-10 THC was rather an accidental discovery by Fusion Farms, a California-based cannabis company. The Delta-10 compound was found as a by-product of a forest fire. Fusion Farms had bought some outdoor-grown hemp to manufacture concentrates. But due to the wildfire, the biomass got contaminated with fire retardant chemicals.

Unaware of the contamination, Fusion Farms continued with the extraction process. It was after completing the distillation process that they noted the formation of unusual crystals. This was when the Delta-10 compound was found. But not exactly.

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