Like their predecessors these offshoots or variations of the THC chemical compound are sometimes found within cannabis plants or man made with cannabis derived compounds.

Delta 8

THC Delta 8 Wikipedia

Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant. As one of various trace cannabinoids, the compound must be concentrated to find a decent amount of delta-8 THC. Delta 8 is typically manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). 

Though the FDA has noted that Delta 8 is safe for use, it is important to note it is psychoactive and should not be given or consumed by a developing human. From the ages of 1-21 in law for most states but in actuality the brain finishes development in the mid 20s.

Delta 9 and Delta 10

THC Delta 9 Wikipedia
THC Delta 10 Wikipedia

I group delta 9 and 10 together because of their striking similarities. The main difference being potency. Delta 9 is about 1/2 as potent to delta 10 with the sense of high strength formed from the psychoactive elements. Similar to Delta 8, Delta 10 are also found in trace amounts within the cannabis plant. One other difference between delta 8/10 and delta 9 is Delta 9 is man made and not extracted and concentrated by man made compounds like 8/10.


THC O Acetate Wikipedia

Like Delta 9 and THC O is also derived from industrial hemp extraction methods and man made. Also known as THC O Acetate, it’s purported to give a significantly more potent high that’s about 3x more potent than Delta 9 THC.

In Comparison and Conclusion,

On a spectrum, Delta-8 THC is associated with a mild, relaxed high, Delta-10 THC is associated with more energizing, cerebral high, THC-O is associated with a mildly hallucinogenic high and Delta-9 THC can deliver both relaxing and heady, uplifting highs, depending on the strain.

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