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You’ve heard of Delta-8. Meet Delta-10 now.

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This new cannabis innovation brings a more cerebral head right to your door

Delta-8 THC is the new cannabis craze, but there’s another hemp-derived THC on the horizon: Delta-10.

When we talk about typical THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, we are talking about Delta-9. People are rushing for Delta-8 because of its gentler high and very different legal status: because it can be derived from hemp, it has the same federal legal status as CBD and can be shipped to many states that do not yet have cannabis for recreational use have legalized.

While Delta-10 isn’t quite as popular as Delta-8, it’s gaining popularity for its more cerebral, sativa-like head high that is still gentler than what you get from recreational cannabis without too many thoughts or paranoia. In contrast, many people describe the delta-8 high as being part between THC and CBD, with relaxing body effects and a less powerful head high.

Chemically, Delta-8 and Delta-10 work according to the same basic concept. While they are derived from hemp in different ways, they are both cannabinoids that occur naturally in cannabis. With these different versions of THC, all that matters is where the bonds are in the chemical structure. Standard THC has a bond on the ninth carbon chain of its molecule – hence Delta-9 – and a bond on the eighth or tenth instead makes enough of a difference to change the way it interacts with our bodies, but not enough to produce them its effects are completely unknown.

Depending on what you’re looking for in cannabis, you may prefer one or the other. Fortunately, you don’t really have to choose.

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While Delta-10 is great on its own, it can be mixed in with Delta-8 for a well-rounded, higher level experience. One example is Delta Effex’s Euphorica collection, a selection of vape cartridges, disposables and tinctures that mix relaxing Delta-8 with invigorating Delta-10 – plus terpenes to customize their taste, smell and effects.

Delta Effex has put some highlights from the Euphorica collection in our hands so that we can get a feel for the experience. We tried the trio of carts modeled after popular Maui Wowie, Hawaiian Haze, and Ice Cream Cookies. The effects of each hit are quite different, each perfect for a different type of day. They’re all surprisingly tasty too.

The tropical flavor of Hawaiian Haze brought about an exhilarating sativa feeling with no brain fog, perfect for situations where you want to have some extra fun and still want to stay tuned. This strain is ideal for outdoor adventures like hiking, sledding, or volleyball, or for making big tasks more fun.

Sometimes a strenuous strain can backfire with fear, which at best is distracting. While your mileage may vary, this cartridge felt crisp and focused.

Maui Wowie has a crunchy pineapple flavor. It’s also a stimulating sativa but has a slightly more dreamy experience, ideal for harnessing creativity or starting a party. It would also be at home in a painting class, playing mini golf or dancing. It’s also a great yoga buddy who will give you an extra boost to help you get into your state of fluidity. While we were a bit more in the clouds than with Hawaiian Haze, the high didn’t feel busy or stuck.

Delta 10Courtesy Delta Effex

Not every day is a sativa day for many people. Hybrid ice cream cookies brought a little more chill (and a sweet vanilla flavor) to the table, but without the couch lock or bedtime mood. Take it with you to the movies, the beach, or a low-key night at the bar with your buds. This stress is exactly what you want when you quit after a busy day at work.

The Euphorica collection doesn’t stop there. Blue Zkittlez, an indica variety, comes in a disposable vape so no additional battery is required. And for non-vapers, the Vibin ‘blend – made with Sour Blueberry OG – is available in a delicious tincture.

Delta 10Courtesy Delta Effex

Try the Euphorica Collection today at Deltaeffex.com.

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