Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, and Delta-10 THC are all are naturally occurring cannabinoids that may be found in varying amounts in hemp and cannabis. They are naturally occurring isomers of the same chemical, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. THC is the principal psychoactive component in cannabis and hemp and is one of hundreds of cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. An isomer is one of two or more compounds that have the same number of atoms but differ in structural arrangement and characteristics.
In other words, the molecule that produces all three forms of THC is chemically extremely similar. The distinction is when a double bond occurs. Delta-8 has a double-bonded oxygen atom on the 8th carbon atom, Delta-9 is on the ninth, and Delta-10 is on the tenth.
The chemical difference between the three molecules can result in drastically different experiences, with most users expressing an uplifting, energetic, and less euphoric impact when taking delta-8 THC vs delta-9 THC.
Delta-8 and Delta-10 share some of the effects of Delta-9, but at lesser doses. They perform a little bit differently than Delta 9 THC, and both offer different experiences.
Delta-10 THC can make you “high”, although it is significantly weaker than conventional delta-9 THC. Anecdotally, delta-10 has been observed to be more invigorating, and delta-8 has been reported to be more sedating.