What Is Delta 10? Benefits & Legality Explained

If you’re here, chances are that you already know what delta-8 is; perhaps you’ve even tried it. While delta-8 and delta-10 are very similar chemically and can produce a psychoactive effect that emulates delta-9 (regular weed), they also have their differences. Delta-10 is a cannabinoid found in trace amounts in the cannabis plant, and Delta-10 is commonly processed from hemp-derived CBD, as is delta-8. Because hemp is legal all over the US (more on that below), delta-10 is considered legal in all 50 states. However, as with delta-8, certain states have outlawed delta-10 on their own. 

Delta-10 is known for being less potent than delta-8. Delta-8 is usually associated with nighttime. I smoke delta-8 when I’m ready to relax after a long day, I can still do menial tasks like empty my dishwasher and fold laundry, but I wouldn’t be able to function doing calculus. Delta-8 is like having a few glasses of wine while watching a movie or, in my Mom’s case, the news. Delta-10 is associated with functionality during the daytime. If we are associating delta-8 with wine, I think we can appropriately associate delta-10 with beer. If you were to take a delta-10 gummy or a hit of a delta-10 vape, you would still be able to feel a psychoactive effect, but you could potentially go down the street and grab something from the store. Delta-10 is associated with having an energizing effect, which has given it a comparison to Sativa. Think about how beautiful that is: the possibility of feeling a high, but missing out on the lethargic, groggy effects that come with delta-9. Delta-10 is also much harder to extract than delta-8, which is why the price point is higher. 

Is Delta-10 Safe?

Delta-10 is safe; however, one might want to look into the chemicals used during the extraction process. It is critical only to consume delta products that have been lab-tested at an accredited lab to ensure they have been purged of all chemicals and contaminants and are safe for consumption. Legitimate delta-10 products, like those tested at ACS Laboratory and other licensed labs, will have a QR code showing consumers the proof of testing certification. If it has the code, you’re good to go!

While delta-10 is federally legal, you should still look into your state’s THC policies- it’s always good to check anyway. Delta-10 is legal because of a loophole in which any Hemp product with less than .3% delta-9 is fair game. Hence, delta-10 products contain just under 0.3% THC- enough to make you feel excellent on a Sunday spent on your couch. The following are the states where delta-10 is legalized: 

Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

How Many Hits Will I Need To Feel the Effects?

Dosing cannabinoids is challenging, and so is the truth for delta-10 THC disposable vapes. The amount you inhale from your disposable could vary depending on the device, the force with which you inhale, and the temperature when you take the draw. The best way to get a read on how strong the delta-10 will be for you is to take one or two deep inhales and wait thirty minutes. I would stay there if you’re so high after thirty minutes that blinking looks like a music video from the ’80s. However, if you’ve taken one or two rips and South Park is only a little bit funnier after thirty minutes, I would advise you to revisit your device.

It’s better to take less at the beginning and slowly increase your dose to avoid going too far- it will also ultimately save you money. You can always take another hit, but when you take one too many, it may take some time until the effects fade off, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. The optimal dosage seems to be around 5–6 puffs for most people, giving them relatively strong effects but without anxiety or mental distress.

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The Future Of Delta-10:

The delta-8/delta-10 industries are beginning to boom. If you were unfamiliar with the product before this article, you will most likely experience a first-hand delta-10 testimonial from a friend pretty soon. In my opinion, delta-10 is a game-changer in the cannabis industry. I’d equate the situation to this example in the alcohol industry: what if there were only non-alcoholic beers and liquor, and then one day somebody discovered the good-old-fashioned regular beer that millions of Americans consume every day? 

Will Delta-10 Show Up On A Drug Test?

Unfortunately, there’s not enough evidence for me to give you a definite answer. Due to the chemical similarities of delta-10 THC and delta-9 THC, researchers believe excessive use may lead to a positive drug test, especially since CBD isolates can potentially lead to positive results. I would not recommend anybody risks it. Through online research, I’ve found mixed reviews. 


If you’re looking for a lazy Sunday of watching movies and MAYBE doing some laundry, delta-10 is the product for you. The innovations that the hemp industry has made over the last five years are incredible. As someone who struggled with anxiety since early adulthood, I was in a position where I wanted to smoke with my friends, but panic attacks and paranoia held me back. Delta-10 is a terrific option for someone who wants recreational smoke and relax without getting so high you debate calling your Mom. I cannot recommend these products enough, and I can’t wait to hear how delta-10 changed your life as it has so many others. 

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