Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, Delta-10 THC, THCV, THCO, HHC: Ultimate Guide

Cannabis may have been around for thousands of years, but with new compounds and products hitting the market all the time, there’s no longer one form of cannabis. The broad category of cannabis products extends beyond just THC and CBD to trace compounds, new synthetic compounds, and more. 

At OilWell CBD, we work with only the highest-quality, hemp-derived cannabinoids, including Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, Delta-10 THC, THCV, THCO, and HHC. We strive to stay current with the evolving legality of cannabinoids and their applications, so we can provide the products you need. 

Learn more about the difference between Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, Delta-10 THC, THCV, THCO, and HHC, and see which is right for you. 

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Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a psychoactive substance found in cannabis and one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant. The natural occurrence of the compound is limited, so Delta-8 THC is typically manufactured from a hemp-derived cannabidiol.

Unlike the strictly regulated Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC is legal on the federal level and in most states. This is because it’s extracted from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), which is now legal thanks to the Agriculture and Nutrition Improvement Act of 2018. Hemp’s low THC levels contribute to its legality, and it’s no longer on the list of controlled substances like marijuana. 

That said, Delta-8 THC falls in a legal gray area, since the bill doesn’t expressly mention it. As a result, it’s legal on the federal level and in most states, and there’s no age restriction to buy it. 

Delta-8 THC products are widely available, but there’s no labeling restriction or quality control. This is why it’s so important to shop for Delta-8 THC products from trusted sources, and that’s why OilWell CBD works with only the highest-quality, hemp-derived cannabinoids to ensure purity and potency!

 Like other cannabis products, it’s available as oils, tinctures, edibles, candies, and beverages. 

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Delta-8 THC differs from Delta-9 in that its euphoric effects are less pronounced – it’s often called “marijuana-lite.” Because of this, Delta-8 is considered a halfway between CBD and THC, so it’s valuable for both therapeutic uses and recreational uses. There’s less risk of negative side effects like paranoia, however.

The research into Delta-8 THC is limited, so its therapeutic effects haven’t been well documented. Anecdotal evidence and some studies suggest it may be beneficial for addressing nausea and inappetence, especially with cancer treatments, relieving pain, and improving some mental health conditions. It may also possess neuroprotective properties that are beneficial for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Delta-9 THC

Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a psychoactive compound in marijuana. It’s one of over 400 active substances and cannabinoid molecules that are found in cannabis. 

The average THC levels in marijuana are 9.6 percent, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Modern high-potency strains may contain more THC, and the concentration varies by its preparation. Products made with extracts can exceed 50 percent.

Due to the Farm Bill, naturally processed, hemp-derived Delta-9 THC in less than 0.3 percent dry-weight is legal on the federal level. At OilWell CBD, we offer 100-percent natural Delta-9 THC products, free from synthetics and derivatives, 

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THC is typically used recreationally, but it may have therapeutic uses. Marijuana has been recognized for its natural medicinal purposes for millennia, but it hasn’t been documented extensively in modern times. Some of the euphoric effects of THC include relaxation, heightened senses, increased appetite, and altered time perception. 

It’s important to note that it can lead to side effects, however, such as anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, hallucinations, and delusions. This varies by the unique makeup of the user, the concentration of the THC in the product, and the method of use. 

Delta-9 may be effective for therapeutic use for anxiety, depression, inflammation, insomnia, glaucoma, nausea and vomiting, inappetence, PTSD, and pain relief. While some of these benefits have been demonstrated in studies, the efficacy of THC as a treatment for mental and physical health conditions requires more research. 

The FDA approved a synthetic THC medication dronabinol and a similar synthetic substance nabilone, which may be used to treat nausea, vomiting, and inappetence due to cancer treatments and HIV or AIDS.

Delta-10 THC

Delta-10 THC is one of the cannabinoids found in marijuana and hemp, but it occurs in trace amounts that are difficult to extract. Attempting to extract this compound from a natural strain is time-consuming and difficult, and it’s so elusive that laboratories have misidentified it for other compounds.

More research is needed into the action of Delta-10 THC on the body, but its trace amounts are expected to interact with the endocannabinoid system similarly to THC compounds like Delta-9 THC and Delta-8 THC. That said, Delta-10 THC can cause euphoria in high enough concentrations, though not with the intensity of Delta-9 THC.

Delta-8 THC is a step down from Delta-9 THC, so it’s expected that Delta-10 THC has a lower psychotropic potency. Overall, users report Delta-10 as an uplifting euphoria that enhances energy and creativity. Because the concentration of THC is lower, Delta-10 THC has fewer potential side effects than Delta-9 THC, such as anxiety, hallucinations, and paranoia. 

As a newer product, Delta-10 THC isn’t as widely available as its higher-potency counterparts, but production is increasing. The compound is gaining popularity for its ability to increase focus and creativity without paranoia and give users a slight psychoactive effect. 

At OilWell CBD, we’re keeping up with the changing legal landscape of cannabis products to stay responsive as new cannabinoids become available. We strive to provide the newest cannabinoid products for recreational and therapeutic uses, including Delta-10 THC.

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Delta-10 THC presents challenges legally. When it’s derived from marijuana, a controlled substance, it’s illegal on the federal level and in some states. When it’s derived from hemp extract, it falls in the same legal gray area as Delta-8 THC: legal on the federal level and some states.

At this time, Delta-10 THC hasn’t been researched for therapeutic effects. While it’s likely it has some of the same benefits of Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC, studies are needed to test its benefits for different conditions. 

THCV

Marketed as “diet weed,” THCV is Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabivarin, a derivative of the Delta-9 THC cannabinoid. THCV doesn’t have the euphoric effects like Delta-9 THC, and using THCV with THC can mitigate the high. 

Historically, strains rich in THCV have been difficult to grow and process. It’s difficult to scale these strains and the isolating process is expensive, so THCV is typically found in combination with THC. As a result, its exact effects aren’t well known.

There are also a limited number of plants on the market that produce enough THCV, making THCV a rare cannabinoid and expensive. At this point, THCV is usually isolated and added to manufactured products like edibles and beverages. 

Research has shown some consistent effects, however. Based on animal research, THCV may reduce appetite and weight gain. Another study indicates that it may be beneficial for reducing glucose intolerance

Additional research indicates possible uses for Parkinson’s disease, psychosis, fatty liver disease, pain relief, and epilepsy. The interest in THCV is primarily for weight loss effects, but demand may increase as more research shows its possible therapeutic effects. In turn, demand may prompt better supply and increased interest in including THCV in a wider range of products at lower prices.

THC-O Acetate

THC-O acetate is a potent compound in marijuana that produces a mildly hallucinogenic effect. In states without legal cannabis, THC-O is becoming a popular alternative. This molecule is created by adding acetic anhydride to THC molecules, which come from hemp. 

Known as the “psychedelic cannabinoid,” THC-O has borderline hallucinogenic effects. Research suggests it’s about three times stronger than THC. Because it’s derived from federally legal hemp, THC-O is a (generally) legal compound that can provide the euphoric users are looking for in states that don’t allow recreational Delta-9 THC products. 

In addition, Delta-8 THC is getting banned or regulated in some states, which may cause the popularity of THC-O to rise. It’s important to note that THC-O falls in a hemp loophole, so its legality and safety aren’t fully proven. 

The extraction and production processes are dangerous and require specialized knowledge, skills, and equipment, so it should never be attempted at home. If produced successfully, THC-O is a brown liquid that can be consumed in tinctures, cartridges, and edibles. 

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Research has been conducted to determine the potency of THC-O, but not its effects. It’s also inactive until it’s metabolized by the body, so it takes about a half hour to see its effects. Because of this, first-time users should start slowly to see how it will affect them. 

Most of the benefits of THC-O have to do with its hallucinogenic effects, which may include euphoria, creativity, a positive mental and physical experience, psychedelic effects, and a generally uplifted feeling. It may also reduce anxiety and promote relaxation or sleep, but research is needed to investigate these uses. 

HHC

Along with the other hot cannabinoids, hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a new compound on the market that’s only available with a few retailers. HHC is created by adding hydrogen molecules to Delta-9 THC, converting it to hexahydrocannabinol.

As Delta-8 THC bans increase, HHC is proving a viable alternative in areas where a ban or restriction is in effect. Current HHC has legal promise, since it is derived from hemp, which is federally legal according to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. It’s also not a THC compound at all, giving it more legal leeway. 

The manufacturing process for HHC is proprietary and takes place inside a chemical reaction. CBD is extracted from raw hemp, distilled, and isolated, then put in the reactor to create HHC. 

At OilWell CBD, we offer high-quality, hemp-derived HHC products, including concentrates, flower, vapes, and pre-rolled blunts.

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Because it’s synthetic, HHC has inconsistent effects on users. Depending on the dose, it can create THC-like effects that are less potent than Delta-9 or Delta-8. HHC molecules can vary from batch to batch, but the goal is always to maximize the active compound. 

HHC may be beneficial for promoting calmness and a less-intense feeling of euphoria and stimulation, depending on the dose. The effects on users are highly variable, however. 

Cannabis Products at OilWell Cannabis

The cannabis industry is more diverse and expansive than ever before, with more compounds, strains, and products to serve the needs and desires of individual users. At OilWell Cannabis, we stay ahead of the curve with full product lines containing new hemp-derived compounds. Contact us to learn more about our cannabis products!