People from all over the world have been using cannabis as a recreational product. Over the past years, researchers have discovered that the cannabis plant contains about 113 cannabinoids. Most of them are psychoactive, i.e., they possess a quality that causes cognitive alterations. However, not all of them are intoxicating or produce a sense of “high.”
Delta-10 THC is one of the most potent psychoactive cannabinoids obtained from cannabis plants. Besides being a popular recreational substance, Delta-10 also has various beneficial effects. Manufacturers use Delta-10 THC to make different products: oils, tinctures, edibles, vape pens, and cartridges. This article explores whether using delta 10 cartridges can induce a sense of “high” and how the body reacts to the effect.
What are Delta-10 Cartridges?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9 THC) is one of the primary cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Further research has found that Delta-9 THC has various isomers like Delta-8 THC and Delta-10 THC. These isomers share a similar chemical formula with Delta-9 THC but slightly differ in their arrangement.
Usually, all isomers of THC, including Delta-10 THC, are psychoactive, but their intensity may vary. While some people like taking Delta-10 THC in oils, tinctures, or gummies, some enjoy using vape cartridges.
Delta 10 cartridges are glass vials containing Delta-10 THC oil combined with two or more ingredients like terpenes, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and flavoring agents. Sometimes, other cannabinoids are mixed into the mixture to make them more potent.
Delta-10 THC cartridges have a heating device and a nozzle. The heating device heats the vape oil and produces vapors that you can inhale through the nozzle.
Do Delta 10 Cartridges Get You High?
Yes, Delta-10 THC can get you high. It has intoxicating effects like Delta-9 THC. It induces a mind-high and an enjoyable head buzz rather than a full-body high. Delta-10 THC interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid receptors, but unlike Delta-9, it has a weaker affinity towards the CB1 receptors yielding a milder effect than Delta-9 THC.
According to some people, the intensity of “high” induced by Delta-10 is comparable to the “high” produced by Delta-8 THC. However, while Delta-8 THC induces more of a sedative, calming effect, Delta-10 THC has a more uplifting and energizing effect.
How Does Delta-10 Get You High?
As we learned earlier, Delta-10 THC works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system in our body. The Endocannabinoid system is a complex and widespread neuromodulatory system comprising several cellular receptors densely packed throughout the body.
The endocannabinoid system is closely connected to almost all the vital organ systems in the body. Research has demonstrated that Delta-10 THC (or any other cannabinoids) binds with the endocannabinoid receptors (primarily CB1 and CB2 receptors) and brings its effects.
When a person inhales Delta-10 THC vapor, it travels to the lungs and gets absorbed into the blood. Consequently, the Delta-10 molecules bind with the CB1 receptors present in the circulatory system and travel to the central nervous system.
As a result, the Delta-10 molecules influence the brain and induce a sense of euphoria or “high.” The “high” provided by Delta-10 THC has a soothing effect on the nerves. It helps calm anxiety and reduces stress. Vaping Delta-10 cartridges also helps boost energy and improve alertness.
How Long Will the Effect Last?
The euphoria due to Delta-10 THC vapors lasts for a few hours ( usually 4-5 hours) and gradually wears off. However, the effects last longer if taken in higher doses.
The “high” can affect your ability to concentrate and even impair your motor coordination. If you are a newcomer, you would not be able to drive. Eventually, the Delta-10 THC molecules get carried to the liver, broken down, and excreted through urine. As a result, the effect wears off.
Is Delta-10 THC Legal?
Though the 2018 Farm Bill has decriminalized cannabis in the United States, the legal status of Delta-10 THC is still ambiguous. As there is no federal law against the sale, possession, or consumption of Delta-10 THC, some states have banned it altogether. Some states allow only medicinal use of Delta-10, whereas a few have legalized both medicinal and recreational use. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, and Utah prohibit citizens from using Delta-10 THC.
Will I Test Positive in Drug Tests If I Use Delta 10 Cartridges?
Unfortunately, yes. Drug tests can detect Delta-10 THC. So, if you need to take a drug test, you must abstain from using Delta-10 cartridges. However, if your employer insists on doing ‘surprise’ drug tests, it is wise to shift to CBD. As Delta-10 THC is an intoxicating substance, working under the influence might land you in legal trouble.
What is the Ideal Dose for Delta-10 THC?
Like most other cannabinoids, the intensity of the Delta-10 THC’s effects depends upon its dose. Experts recommend starting with a small dose, especially if you are new to vaping Delta 10 cartridges.
Though the effect of Delta-10 is approximately half of that produced by Delta-9 THC, your body will need time to adjust to the new experience. You may increase the dose to a moderate level when your body gets accustomed to the effects of Delta-10 THC. If you are an experienced Delta-10 user, you may try a higher dose cautiously.
Here are the common Delta-10 doses recommended by experts:
- Low dose: 10 mg – 20 mg
- Medium dose: 20 mg – 50 mg
- High dose: 50 mg – 100 mg
Is Delta-10 THC Safe to Use?
We don’t know much about the potential side effects of Delta-10 THC due to a lack of scientific evidence. However, according to anecdotal evidence, we found that people using Delta-10 THC can experience side effects, such as:
- Dry mouth
- Red eyes
- Low blood pressure
- Increased appetite
- Weight loss or gain
The Bottom Line:
After Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 has become quite popular among cannabis lovers. Vaping Delta-10 cartridges help induce a sense of happiness and wellbeing by interacting with the endocannabinoid receptors present in the body. It also helps relieve stress and anxiety and allows you to be more active and attentive in your day-to-day life. However, you must also be cautious about the side effects and the possible contaminants in Delta-10 THC.