Delta-10 is gaining popularity for a couple of reasons, like the fact that it’s federally legal, and because its psychoactive effects are mild and clear headed, making it a more suitable dose for daytime activities, socializing, or even working out. But what if you want to step it up–can you mix Delta-10 with weed or other THC products to make it more potent?
The answer is absolutely, and we highly recommend this path for experienced consumers who want a little extra umph. The best part is, you can do this whether you live in a place where recreational cannabis is legal or not–there are plenty of hemp-derived THC options to choose from.
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Pairing different cannabinoids is nothing new, and companies have been using the method for years to fine tune products to meet certain therapeutic needs. The combined benefits of two or more specific cannabinoids can be referred to as the “ensemble effect.” For instance, our Dream Tincture combines CBDand CBN to provide boosted benefits for sleep.
Some experts suggest that specific cannabinoid combinations may be even more useful than a general full spectrum formula that contains many different cannabinoids. But what about combining Delta-10 with cannabis or hemp flower? This is a much less specific cannabinoid combination, and the possible combinations (and benefits) are endless.
We’ll break it down a few ways to talk about what happens when you combine Delta-10 with high-THC cannabis, hemp flower, and other hemp-derived THC products. Here are the basics:
Delta-10-THC is a phytocannabinoid, or a compound derived from cannabis that interacts with the body’s Endocannabinoid System, a neuromodulatory system responsible for regulating various health functions and for THC’s ability to get you high.
Delta-10 is a natural cannabinoid, meaning it naturally exists in cannabis without intervention, albeit in trace amounts. It’s similar in some ways to traditional THC products made with delta-9-THC (the primary cannabinoid responsible for cannabis’ psychotropic effects), but it does have some differences.
For one, it can be made from legal hemp material by converting CBD through a process called “isomerization.” This means that, unlike Delta-9, it's federally legal and can be bought and sold on a widespread basis.
Just like traditional THC, however, Delta-10 interacts with the CB-1 receptor in the brain and Central Nervous System, which means it can produce psychoactive effects. It is thought to have milder effects than traditional THC, but still poses plenty of potential for therapeutic use. All in all, Delta-10 is quickly increasing in popularity both for recreational and therapeutic purposes.
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Delta-10 is psychoactive, but it’s only about 25-30% as potent as traditional Delta-9-THC products. People also describe a delta-10 high as clear and uplifting, citing a slight energized feeling that you don’t typically get from more sedating THC products, like Delta-9. This mild, buzz high is perfect for daytime use, socializing, and more, but the mild effects may leave something to be desired for more experienced cannabis consumers.
If you want to stick with this energizing buzz, but want something that packs a little more punch (or has different therapeutic effects), you may consider pairing Delta-10 with one of the following:
The primary question we come across in regards to cannabinoid combinations is “can you mix hemp THC and weed?” In other words, can you mix hemp-derived cannabinoids and marijuana products that are purchased from state-licensed dispensaries. The answer is yes, there’s no problem with mixing hemp and marijuana.
When it comes to mild mannered Delta-10 and traditional Delta-9, though, be aware that D9 will spike the potency up quite a bit. Delta-9 is more than 2 times stronger than Delta-10, so expect more potent effects.
Plus, Delta-9 is known to be a bit more relaxing or sedating, especially in high doses, so it may negate some of the stimulating effects associated with Delta-10. Nevertheless, anecdotal reports claim that Delta-10 and Delta-9 come together to create a balanced high that’s highly therapeutic and mood-lifting.
When you mix Delta-10 with hemp flower, which is a rich source of CBD, however, you may get opposite effects. CBD is not psychoactive, and it can actually prevent some THC from binding as psychoactive receptor sites. A small to moderate dose of Delta-10 with a similar dose of CBD may produce little to no psychoactivity, but may be highly therapeutic, all thanks to CBD’s potential health benefits.
If you aren’t fond of hemp flower, you can also choose a CBD edible or tincture instead.
Many people prefer to stick with hemp-derived cannabinoids, which makes great sense for legality and accessibility purposes. Luckily, there is a wide variety of hemp-derived THC products that each have unique effects, so the potential combinations are virtually limitless.
Although Delta-10 is one of the mildest THC products on the market, some are much more potent. For instance, THC-O is thought to be up to three times more potent than traditional THC products. Some people even describe the effects of THC-O as “borderline hallucinogenic,” although this is likely dose dependent.
THC-O’s effects are described as stimulating and can boost creativity and mental energy in a way that makes it perfect for daytime use.When paired with Delta-10, another energizing dose, you may get a mix of high-potency and mental stimulation that transforms motivation into movement, creativity into creation, and energy into results.
Delta-8, on the other hand, is only half as potent as Delta-9, but that still means it’s nearly twice as potent as Delta-10. The effects of Delta-8 are generally described as more relaxing, and many people claim that Delta-8 gives “indica energy” that’s soothing, relieving, and can support sleep.
Pairing Delta-10 with Delta-8 may provide more middle ground effects–a mix between relaxing and stimulating that focuses on a body high and mental clarity.
Finally, you can also pair Delta-10 with hemp-derived Delta-9, which will give you similar effects to what we described above pertaining to cannabis flower. Of course, hemp-derived Delta-9 is usually only available in edible form, so you’ll have to forgo the flower (thanks to some potency legalities that you can learn more about by reading “What is Hemp-Derived Delta-9?”)
There are no known contraindications between D10 and other cannabis products so the risks are generally the same as when taking either cannabinoid alone. The risks of THC include:
One thing to consider is the risk associated with an increased dosage. If you usually take 10 mg of Delta-10 and decide to also add the same dose of another THC product to the mix, you may experience stronger overall effects than you’re used to. Be sure to adjust the dosage accordingly as you combine different cannabinoids. For some people, taking too much THC can result in side effects like temporary anxiety and paranoia.
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Because Delta-10 and other hemp-derived THC products are federally legal, you can buy them online from any state where Delta-10 is not prohibited. That makes it much more accessible than traditional cannabis products, and the same is true for Delta-8, hemp-derived Delta-9, THC-O, and many other hemp derivatives.
If you’re looking for a great mix of cannabinoids, our THC-O + Delta-8-THC Vape formulas contain the perfect combination of cannabinoids and terpenes to meet you where you’re at–whether you want an energizing mental lift or a relaxing body buzz. Plus, a vape can be “sipped” to your perfect lift level since the effects are almost instant–no need to guess at dosages when you can stack on a small puff at a time. Or, opt for hemp-derived Delta-9 gummies, a traditional dose without the traditional parameters of prohibited cannabis products.
To find other safe, legal hemp-derived THC products that you can order online, we recommend checking out our Elev8 Collection. You’ll find a selection of vapes, flower, tinctures, and edibles that are 100% Farm Bill compliant, potent, and pure.
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