WHAT IS DELTA 8?
Δ8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (AKA “Δ8-THC,” or simply “Delta 8”) is one of over 100 different cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Delta 8 is psychoactive, meaning it causes a temporary change in some psychological and physiological processes. Delta 8 provides a similar sensation or "high” to that of its close cousin,
Δ9-THC (AKA simply "THC,” which is the primary cannabinoid found in marijuana), although to a milder extent. This allows Delta 8 users to experience the benefits of THC legally and with a less intense "head high."
WHAT IS DELTA 10?
Δ10-Tetrahydrocannabinol (AKA “Δ10-THC” or simply “Delta 10”) is one of many THC isomers-compounds similar in chemical structure to Delta 8- and Delta 9 THC, but with slight differences in effect. Delta 10 is psychoactive, meaning it provides a sensation or "high" similar to its cousins Delta 8 and 9, but may offer a more uplifting, focused "high" - similar in effect to classic Sativa strains-whereas Delta 8 is often said to be more sedating, much like classic Indica strains.
WHAT IS THC-O?
Δ8-Tetrahydrocannabinol-O-acetate (AKA “(Delta 8-) THC-O,” “ATHC," or simply “Delta 8-O") is considered a Δ8-THC ester- a compound with a chemical structure similar to Delta 8's, with some key differences in effects that some would consider an "improvement” on the classic Delta 8 effects. Other cannabinoids, like the widely known Δ9-THC (AKA just "THC"), may also be "acetylated” in a laboratory to create esters of the original compounds. THC-O is processed uniquely by the body relative to “regular,” non-acetylated cannabinoids. This allows for up to 3X the intensity of effects per serving compared to these cannabinoids' non-acetylated counterparts! Many users of Delta 8-O vape products also report a much less harsh feeling in the chest compared to the harshness of vaping regular Delta 8 or other cannabinoids. Aside from these differences, the effects themselves seem to feel very similar to regular Delta 8, just stronger. Since these products are known for their high potency, ensure that you are aware of and understand the effects and proper dosing instructions for each product containing this compound.
WHAT IS THC-P?
Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabiphorol (AKA “THCP') is a highly potent cannabinoid that is closely related to Δ9-THC (AKA “THC," the primary cannabinoid found in marijuana) in terms of both chemical structure and effects in the body. THCP was thought to be obtainable solely through laboratory synthesis until just 2019, when THCP was finally discovered to occur naturally within the cannabis plant. THCP is psychoactive, meaning it causes temporary changes to some psychological and physiological processes, providing a similar sensation or "high" to that of its close cousins Δ9-THC and Δ8-THC (AKA “Delta 8”). What makes THCP so special is its incredibly high binding affinity for CB1 receptors, which are the receptors responsible for allowing certain cannabinoids to cause psychoactive effects in the body. At more than 30x the CB1 affinity of classic THC, THCP's psychoactive effects are much, much stronger than THC's effects, with an estimated 5 to 10x greater potency per milligram. This means that just 10mg of THCP may feel like 50-100mg of classic THC! While THCP's effects feel akin to those of THC, a much lower dose of THCP is needed to achieve strong effects. Due to its incredibly high potency, THCP is often diluted with other cannabinoids like Delta 8 or THC-O to prevent accidentally consuming too much.