Delta 10 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is often regarded as an “elusive” cannabinoid due to its frequent confusion with Cannabichromene (CBC). Unlike naturally occurring cannabinoids, Delta 10 THC is not found in significant amounts in the cannabis plant and requires a specific process involving a food-grade radical initiator to create it. This catalyst helps stabilize the reactivity of radicals and yields higher amounts of Delta 10 THC. Consequently, isolated crystals of D10 develop in smaller concentrations compared to other cannabinoids.
Delta 10 THC is produced through an extraction and distillation process. It has demonstrated beneficial effects for both medicinal and recreational users. D10 is commonly available in the form of oils, tinctures, edibles, vape cartridges, disposable vape pens, and even flower. Importantly, the compound Δ10-THC is legally derived from hemp and offers a “high” that is similar to Delta 9 THC.