The cannabis industry has grown so much over the last decade, so much so that scientists have been able to extract more out of the cannabis plant than just THC and CBD. There are 3 new compounds, which we are going to see their rise in the next upcoming months. Delta 10 THC, HHC, THC-O, are but 3 of the next wave of products you will start to see on shelves very soon.
The experts at Wholesale Hemp suppliers are going to provide us with the knowledge on all 3 compounds. Understanding and being educated on what you are putting into your body is the key to having a pleasant experience with any cannabis based product. These are also 3 new compounds to explore so we're very excited to talk about them.
DELTA 10 - FACT & FICTION
Very much like Delta 8 THC, Delta 10 THC is hemp extracted, however, the extraction happens in trace amounts and a lot of the plant is consumed in order to extract this compound. Extraction Magazine has claimed Delta 10 THC as an elusive compound because its production yield is small, and is also often confused with CBC or CBL.
You will start seeing Delta 10 THC products on the shelves more, but please be sure to ask for proper lab testing results of the products, as some of the Delta 10 products will be mixed with Delta 8 rather than 100% Delta 10. Reports have been made that some retailers have gone as far as photoshopping labels to claim the product is 1009 Delta 10 THC. Always check labels and lab results to ensure you are consuming 100% Delta 10 THC.
Let's talk about everyone's favorite part: how does Delta 10 affect the human body? Similar to Delta 8 and Delta 9, Delta 10 THC binds to CB1 receptors in the brain and the body's nervous system, however, it is not as potent as Delta 8 or Delta 9. Users will still feel euphoric and have the "high" feeling, as well as relief from symptoms such as anxiety, just not as intense as Delta 8 or Delta 9.
So here is an even bigger question; Why should we be so mindful of Delta 10? Delta 10 is the latest wave of cannabis based products that are going to hit the shelves soon. The love for CBD based products has given rise in Delta 8 products and Delta 10 is the latest addition to the line up in the cannabis family of products.
WHAT IS HHC? IS IT LEGAL?
If you thought Delta 10 was elusive, HHC is even more elusive. If you were to Google HHC, you will find a host of contradictory information. What is known and is part of the general consensus is that hemp derived HHC IS not THC at all, but still provides a THC-lite experience. Since HHC is not a THC based product, it is still considered a legal compound. Even though the DEA has deemed THC and its variants as a Schedule I compound, HHC does not fall into this category. In fact, reports have shown that HHC does not show up on drug tests.
Fun Fact: American chemist Roger Adams added hydrogen molecules to Delta 9 THC, a process known as hydrogenation which converts THC to hexahydrocannabinol (HHC). This is the same process used to convert vegetable oil into margarine.
Unfortunately, you won't find many HHC products given that it's not an easy to produce compound - It's tricky business dealing with Hydrogen, a flammable substance. In order to produce, labs would have to be inspected and deemed explosion proof in order to produce safely.
The ultimate question is, what is HHC like? You can normally find HHC in vape cartridges, and small batches of gummies. Vape carts have tested out with a 99% - 100% HHC compound. HHC is more potent than Delta 10 THC and Delta 8 THC, but not as potent as THC-O or Delta 9 THC.
Again, reports on HHC are pretty inconsistent, so what we do know for sure is that HHC is more potent than the “lite” version of the Delta strains, can only be found in small batches since it’s risky to produce, but is legal since it is not a THC based product.
MEETING THC-O-acetate FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Meet THC-O, or as some like to call it, THC “oh”. Known as the psychedelic cannabinoid, THC-O is three times, yes, you read that right, 3x as strong in potency as Delta 9 THC. Consuming this product has led to reports of hallucinations. THC-O comes from federally legal farmed hemp, which is also a main reason why it’s popular, because it’s legal.
So why the name “acetate” within the compound name? The process to manufacture THC-O is by first producing Delta 8 THC which is extracted from CBD, once Delta 8 THC is produced, acetic anhydride is added to Delta 8 THC which makes THC-O. Anything with the name acetate should be considered highly flammable, so the risk of producing something like this is extremely high due to acetate’s flammable nature. Producing this compound should only be done in a controlled laboratory with no exposure to humans.
Ultimately, THC-O takes about 20 - 30 minutes to take effect, so please take it responsibly. Remember, THC-O is triple the potency of Delta 9 THC and hallucinations are often associated with THC-O, so go slow. Overconsumption of Delta 9 THC has never produced a record of death, but scientists fear that overconsumption can lead to more than just paranoia and hallucinations, or suffering unpleasant effects.
All of these compounds are legal at the time of this writing, and thanks to advancements in science, we are going to see more compounds emerging from cannabis, meaning more compounds to explore. A lot of these products are hitting shelves at smoke shops all across the US, so it’s important to always read the labels and scan for lab testing results to ensure the product you are going to consume is verified.
The team at Wholesale Hemp Suppliers always take pride in their label making process where the information is front and center to the consumer, tested through accredited labs, and ensuring their consumers safety. For expert knowledge on Delta 10, HHC, or THC-O, the chemists at Wholesale Hemp Suppliers are available to you via firstname.lastname@example.org