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delta 8 vs delta 9 vs delta 10

Delta 8 vs. Delta 9 vs. Delta 10 – Which One’s Right for You?

Whether you are a longtime cannabinoid enthusiast or someone that is thinking of trying them for the first time, you have probably seen a few products called “Delta” with either 8, 9, or 10 next to the word. These numbers indicate which type of tetrahydrocannabinol compound is the active ingredient. 

To help you decide which cannabinoid is right for you, we are going to cover Delta 8, Delta 9, and Delta 10 in-depth to help you better understand their key differences. First, let’s begin with Delta 8. 

What is Delta 8? 

Delta 8 (delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol) is a cannabinoid found in trace amounts in cannabis and hemp plants. It is a type of THC that is considered a milder alternative to the Delta 9 compound found in marijuana. It is most commonly extracted from hemp-derived CBD. 

Additionally, Delta 8’s legality in many U.S. states remains uncertain. This uncertainty results in many Delta 8 products being widely available in many states where accessing traditional marijuana products is more difficult or impossible. 

One popular myth about Delta 8 products is that they do not have enough THC to show up on a drug test. This is not always the case. Though there is less THC, there is still a chance it could be discovered during testing. 

What is Delta 9? 

The Delta 9 (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) compound is the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. It is what produces the “high” when you smoke marijuana or consume other marijuana-infused products, such as gummies. When you hear the term “THC” used by most people in conversation, they are referring to Delta 9. 

Due to Delta 9 primarily being found in marijuana, legal access to the compound depends on the state you live in. For example, states like California and Colorado permit full recreational and medical use of marijuana while it is still deemed completely illegal in places like Idaho and Wyoming. 

Compared to Deltas 8 and 10, 9 produces a stronger sensation that typically lasts longer. This is why many cannabinoid enthusiasts often consider Deltas 8 and 10 “lite” versions of marijuana. If you prefer a stronger product, you should opt for Delta 9.

What is Delta 10? 

Like Delta 8, Delta 10 is primarily sourced from hemp-derived CBD. Unlike Delta 8, Delta 10 is usually less commonly found due to more complex manufacturing processes. 

The primary difference between Delta 8 and 10 is the general sensation they provide. Generally, Delta 8 is considered to have more of a calming and relaxing effect while Delta 10 is often viewed as a more mentally stimulating alternative. 

Again, like Delta 8, the legality of Delta 10 products is somewhat unclear in many states. This has made it another more accessible alternative to marijuana. 

Are Delta 8, 9, and 10 Safe to Consume? 

As isolated ingredients, these deltas are safe to consume. However, because they are often combined with other ingredients in vape carts, edibles, etc., it is important to select premium-quality cannabinoid products.

Qualities of Great Delta 8, 9, and 10 Products 

During your search for premium Delta products, look for the following qualities: 

Ingredient Transparency 

Does the manufacturer of the Delta product offer transparency about their ingredients? For example, do they disclose where their cannabis is grown? 

At Dank Lite, we develop our hemp-derived cannabinoids directly from our indoor Colorado growing facility. This ensures that our high standards for quality are met consistently for a clean and flavorful experience with each product. 

Point of Sale

Where you purchase your Delta products can also be an indicator of quality. For example, a specialty retailer or manufacturer will offer a more premium product than ones you would find at a gas station or convenience store. 

What Other Customers Are Saying 

Listen to other customers’ experiences with specific Delta products. Take note of what they did and did not enjoy about an edible, vape, or flower that you are considering. This can help you make a more confident decision based on others’ experiences with the same product.

Get Premium Delta Products Today 

Dank Lite is committed to setting the standard for premium smokable hemp in the United States. We maintain tight quality control across all aspects of the growing, transplanting, harvesting, and curing process to ensure that you can enjoy an exceptional vibe each time, every time. 

Interested in making our Delta 8, 9, or 10 your new favorite daily dank indulgence? Check out our products or contact us any time for more info. Each Dank Lite cannabinoid is harvested from the finest hemp plants grown at our Denver facility and is independently certified for potency and freedom from pesticides, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and microbes. 



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