Is Delta 10 Stronger Than Delta 9?

3 jars of Delta Munchies' Delta 9 Gummies with marijuana buds drooling wax over them.

As the cannabis industry grows, more people are finding cannabinoids that suit their needs. With at least 113 cannabinoids discovered so far, each with its own effects and benefits, the cannabis community is expanding exponentially. When it comes to the most well-known cannabinoids, delta 9 THC takes the cake. Delta 9 THC, also known as just THC, is the cannabinoid that weed is most known for, and it’s been taking generations of people spanning back thousands of years on adventures.

At Delta Munchies, we strive not only to provide high-quality, transparent, effective, and fun products, like our delta 9 gummies, but also to educate cannabis users and those who are curious about delving into this world we love.

Let’s take a moment to talk about two cannabinoids that have taken the world by storm: delta 9 THC and delta 10 THC.  


Key Takeaways

  • Delta 9 THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid known as the “traditional” compound that makes you feel high with weed.
  • While delta 9 THC is considered a controlled substance, you can get legal products as long as they contain less than 0.3% of THC in their dry weight.
  • Delta 10 THC is a minor cannabinoid found naturally in hemp, extracted from CBD, and provides potential psychoactive effects with mild euphoric feelings.
  • The main difference between delta 9 and 10 is where the carbon link of both compounds is in their chemical composition.
  • Delta 9 THC is stronger than delta 10, mainly due to how they interact with our endocannabinoid system, which is part of our nervous network.


What is Delta 9 THC?

By far the most famous compound in cannabis delta 9 THC is the “traditional” weed. The reason why this is the most well-known cannabinoid might have to do with the fact that it’s the one with the highest concentration in the cannabis plant, with percentages varying and some going up to 30% (or even higher!). It’s been consumed for thousands of years, with reports of it being smoked for its psychoactive effects in western China 2,500 years ago for ritualistic and religious purposes.  How many of our ancestors might have lit up a doobie? It’s incredible to think about the history of delta 9 THC and how the world is barely opening up to its use, but we do feel lucky to be living in the era of cannabis normalization, regularization, and destigmatization. 

Is Delta 9 THC Psychoactive?

Delta 9 THC is highly psychoactive. So far, it’s been shown to be the most potent of all cannabinoids discovered, giving people the traditional “high” we know and love. It binds to our endocannabinoid system, which reacts and can bring forth a whole myriad of mental and physical effects. When consumed in any way (as long as it’s decarboxylated), whether we smoke it, take an edible, use tinctures, vape it, or anything else, it can cause powerful effects on the body and mind.  Depending on the strain, you may feel some or all of these fun effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation
  • Pain relief
  • Energy boost
  • Hunger (better known as “munchies”)
  • The giggles
  • Better sleep
  • Sedation
  • Increased heart rate
  • Slower perception of time
  • Elevated focus
  • Better mood

Is Delta 9 THC Legal?

Right now, the U.S. has largely decriminalized the use of delta 9 THC, although it’s still not recreationally legal in every state. So far, the medical use of cannabis is legal in 37 states, while its recreational use is legal in 17 of them. Another 12 have decriminalized it, although full legalization is still fuzzy.  Anyone living in any of the following states, whether they are a medical or recreational user, will have no issues accessing and safely consuming delta 9 THC products.

  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • Washington D.C.
  • California
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • Michigan
  • Vermont
  • Guam
  • Illinois
  • Arizona
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • New Mexico
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island

Delta 9 THC Side Effects

When it comes to delta 9 THC, there can also be potential side effects. Because of the intensity of the high that this cannabinoid produces, users can experience not-so-fun effects that might lead them to want to try less potent cannabinoids.

  • Dry mouth (also known as “cottonmouth”)
  • Red eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia


What is Delta 10 THC?

Delta 10 THC is another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant and can also be extracted from hemp-derived CBD. As it begins to gain popularity in the industry, products containing delta 10 are popping up everywhere.  It is safe to consume; however, it’s important to stress that the extraction process and the ingredients even in the best delta 10 gummies, vape and flower products can make it not-so-safe. As with all cannabis products, it’s always best to make sure they are natural and third-party lab-tested.

Is Delta 10 THC Psychoactive?

Delta 10 THC is also psychoactive, like our friend delta 9 THC, but less potent.  Since we dabble in delta 8 THC, which is another cannabinoid, we like to think of delta 10 as the stepping stone between delta 8 and delta 9 in terms of psychoactive intensity. Some people like to say that delta 8 is the indica of minor cannabinoids, while delta 10 is the sativa (although you can get delta 10 products in both strains and hybrids).  Users describe an energizing effect that boosts the mind and brings focus to the forefront, also opening up creative gateways and providing a mild but noticeable euphoric sensation. 

Is Delta 10 THC Legal?

The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp and hemp-derived products containing less than 0.3% delta 9 THC legal across all 50 states, but that doesn’t mean delta 10 THC is legal everywhere. Just like delta 8, some states have outlawed delta 10 on its own, so it’s not widely available across the country. Anyone living in the following states does not currently have access to delta 10 THC products.

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah

Delta 10 THC Side Effects

Because delta 10 THC is still being studied and there aren’t any definite conclusions on side effects, we can only guess that the main ones are similar to delta 9 THC: confusion, dry mouth, anxiety, red eyes, paranoia, and so on.  


What is Delta 10 vs. Delta 9

Jar of Delta Munchies' Mango Crush Delta 9 Gummies.

So, what is delta 9 THC, and what is delta 10 THC? First, let’s talk about delta 9. Delta 9 is one of the most common cannabinoids found in hemp along with CBD, and it’s considered to be high potency with a powerful onset. 

Users seek it to get high recreationally and potentially manage specific wellness goals like pain management, energy boosting, localized stomach pain, and even helping them get better sleep

There’s also evidence that using CBD and delta 9 THC together can help each other’s effects.

Now, delta 9 THC might sound like something new, but it is the main component of cannabis, making the OG cannabinoid before the newer cannabinoids in the hemp era. 

Delta 9 THC is considered a controlled substance, but products can be sold at a federal level if they contain less than 0.3% of delta 9 THC on a dry weight basis. This means that any hemp-derived delta 9 products are legal if they comply with the concentration requirements.

Delta 10 THC, on the other hand, is a full hemp-derived cannabinoid found in very small quantities, as we’ve talked about before. Is delta 10 stronger than 9? So far, users have said that delta 10 is slightly less powerful than delta 8 THC, making it about 30% of the potency of delta 9 THC.

That said, delta 10 THC has been used by users as a way to experiment with a traditional “sativa” experience legally. Some states have a full ban on delta 9 THC, meaning only hemp-derived cannabinoids are available for recreational and wellness use. 

In a sense, 10mg of delta 9 would equal about 30mg of delta 10 THC in a gummy or distillate. This amount of cannabinoids would also be considered fairly strong for a gummy, as the effects would last for a while with a single 10mg dose.


What’s the Difference Between Delta 9 and Delta 10?

The molecular difference between delta 9 and delta 10 is found in their carbon atom chain. While a double bond is located on the ninth bond in delta 9, the same double bond switches over to the tenth bond when it comes to delta 10. Otherwise, the main difference is the potency of the high obtained from them: delta 9 is highly psychoactive, while delta 10 produces milder, yet energizing, psychoactive effects on the mind and body.   

Is Delta 10 Stronger Than Delta 9?

Delta 10 is not stronger than delta 9. Delta 9 THC is the strongest cannabinoid found to date, so it’ll take a serious contender to take away delta 9’s crown (if anything ever does). Because the effects of delta 10 are milder, it’s a great option for people who are sensitive to an intense high but are still looking for a buzz or mental relief.   

Where to Buy Delta 9 THC

For anyone looking to indulge in some delta 9 THC, we here at Delta Munchies have specially curated products that fit your every wish and dream.  Our full spectrum delta 9 THC products aim to keep the integrity of the cannabis experience intact without sacrificing innovation. Our 15 years of industry experience are packed into each gummy, carefully crafted for people from all walks of life. Plus, all of our delta 9 THC gummies produce an awesome entourage effect due to the fact that they contain another 10 cannabinoids: CBN, CBG, CBD, CBC, CBCa, CBGa, CBDa, THCV, THCva, delta 8, and THCa. Whether they’re a first-timer or a seasoned user, our products aim to please everyone on the cannabis spectrum, varying in different dosages and flavors. Here are our suggestions for those wanting to get their hands on delta 9 THC products.

Mango Crush Gummies

Ideal for beach lovers and those who like tropical flavors, our Mango Crush Gummies are a vision. 

From: $39.99

With 10mg of delta 9 packed into every gummy, fun and relaxation are a sure thing. For newbies, we recommend starting with half a gummy and waiting for the effects to settle in before consuming any more. 

Blue Dream Gummies

Talk about iconic strains: our Blue Dream Gummies are a dream come true for lovers of the strain.

From: $39.99

Happiness, euphoria, relaxation, and creativity will surely be on the way after consuming one of the 10mg gummies that are packed with flavor and filled with good intentions, sending the user on an adventure they won’t forget.

Strawberry Shortcake Gummies

We aim to please, and these Strawberry Shortcake Gummies take the cake (pun intended).

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With a creamy, sweet flavor that’s reminiscent of afternoon picnics at the park and strawberry fields forever (another pun intended), these 10mg gummies are sure to provoke feelings of bliss, delight, and peace.