Delta-8, Delta-10 THC Gummies and Flowers

Stephen Andrews
20 Dec 2021

Much of the past 12 months were dominated by the rise of synthetic analogs of THC such as Delta-8 THC and Delta-10 THC. Delta-8 and Delta-10 are available in the form of gummies, flower, and vape carts and have successfully sold on the market. Extracted from hemp, the catch with THC alternatives such as these two is that you can enjoy a milder form of high, ideal for someone who thinks that standard THC is too hard on them. Perhaps you've tried D-8 and D-10 THC products recently, or maybe you are thinking about trying. If you are still wondering how each is different and which are some of the brands to watch, we are here to give you some guidance.

To compare Delta-8 THC and Delta-10 THC, you must be familiar with standard Delta-9 THC. Depending on what type of THC-dominant strain you smoke, the effects normally differ. Sativa types are known to be superior stimulants, while indicas are generally more relaxing. Sativas can boost your energy, can significantly improve your mood, and make you feel more alert and present here and now. On the other hand, indicas can feel more sleepy, as if you've taken a natural sedative type of medicine. Indicas are more suitable for treatment of pain and are more likely to bring on the munchies. These are just some general remarks, and there are various nuances with each strain. 

THC analogs such as Delta-8 and Delta-10 can generate the same effects from smoking, call it "standard" weed, however, the intensity of the reaction is reduced. For example, compared to standard THC, you would probably need double the dose of say Delta-10 THC to replicate the same intensity of effects. (But then, wouldn't that be oversmoking, and aren't you trying to avoid THC in a quest to find a less potent product?)

What are the effects of Delta-8 gummies and flower?

Delta-8 edibles produce a milder high easier to manage than standard THC. Delta-8 generates an uplifting, energizing effect, and probably the best bit is that it won't glue you to the sofa. You can remain productive for hours after ingesting a dose that, given it was THC, would have knocked you out. 

Some of the popular brands that can supply a luscious stash of Delta-8 gummies are Exhale Wellness, BudPop, Smokiez, HollyWeedCBD, DiamondCBD, and 3Chi.

The same brands also offer smokable Delta-8 flower, variations of familiar strains available as standard THC. So you can browse for Bubba Kash, Sour Diesel, Skywalker OG, Northern Lights, or Sour Space Candy, which is actually a Delta-8 flower.

Smoking delta-8 flower produces a consistent feeling as to munching delta-8 edibles. The high induced is typically more like a relaxing type of high, which you can use for self-reflection or just chill out without having to worry you will have a weed hangover the next day if you smoke too much. If you do, the recommendation is still that you go about it in the evening. 

Delta-8 THC is also available in vape carts. Using Delta-8 THC carts produces a milder high, with fewer cerebral effects and more bodily bliss. Read more about Delta-8 THC carts here.

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What about delta-10 gummies and flower?

Delta-10 is more expensive to produce than Delta-8, therefore, most of the delta-10 products you'll find online are practically a mix of delta-8 and delta-10. Some of it can also be a mix between CBD and Delta-10.

Delta-10 is removed from CBD in minimal amounts, and the extraction process is quite costly, therefore the solution to mix it with another analog. Users have likened Delta-10 to a mild sativa that still equals to a potent buzz you will feel in your spine, and it will make your eyes glazed. 

Similar to Delta-8, Delta-10 is very popular in the form of gummies. Some popular brands to browse for Delta-10 gummies include Delta Extrax, Hyper, Hometown Hero, Mellow Fellow, Blaze, and Extrax Tropical. 

Vapers may appreciate cartridges from 3Chi or some of the specialty vape sold at Botany farms. Delta Extrax sells disposables, and it's worth noting they have some Blue Candy Kush and Wedding Cake on offer. 

For some of the best Delta-10 flower on the market, go for Urb Delta 10 THC Caviar Flower or a Delta 8 & Delta 10 coated Florence CBD flower from Boston Hempire.

Which products are more potent?

While the differences are subtle, Delta 8 THC has been found to be a bit more potent than Delta 10 THC, mostly because of the cannabinoid ratios. For instance, Delta 8 THC has a more significant amount of CBN in its content, which enables the effect of taking a Delta 8 product to last a bit longer. 

Delta 8 THC might be a better option than Delta 10 for those who prefer a more euphoric high. Both versions are suitable for those who fear ingesting or inhaling traditional THC products will cause them anxiety and paranoid feeling. 

Are products safe?

Delta-8 THC rose concerns over hospitalization cases during the summer, linked to product use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) then issued a public health warning in September, saying that some Delta-8 THC products were handled with negligence and are being mislabeled. 

Authorities in some states went on to ban Delta-8 THC products. However, in the meantime, new cannabinoids such as THC-O and HHC continued to appear.

To gauge product safety, always check whether the label clearly outlines all relevant information about that product. A check-up is a good thing to do for any type of product, especially if it's new to you and if it concerns novelties like hemp-derived THC. 

Product information on the packaging should not be limited only to the percentage of cannabinoids contained in the product. For example, if it's edible, some of the key information is also how it was infused, were solvent-based extractions used, and which ones? More information is always better.

What other users say about some product, such as genuine not fake product reviews online or friends sharing experiences, can also help your buying decision. 

It's up to the user to assess risks for supplying stash with questionable packaging or which originates from the black market.

Stephen Andrews