how potent is delta 9

How Potent is Delta-9?

Most products marketed both online and in stores are said to contain between 0.5 and 40 mg of ∆9 THC per serving, averaging 12.98 mg per serving across all products. The Delta-9 potency based on consumer reaction is known to be “stronger” than Delta-8 and Delta-10. Making Delta-9 the “most potent” of the other psychoactive cannabinoid variations.

Key takeaways

  • Delta-9 is more potent than the Delta-8 and Delta-10 products on the market.
  • The only major differences between Delta-9, Delta-8, and Delta-10 are on these products' chemical and molecular structures and where their double bonds exist on their carbon atoms.

How potent is Delta-9?

When thinking about the “potency” of Delta-9, we first have to look at how to compare it. Specifically, we need to think about how users either compare delta products across cannabis sativa and cannabis indica products.

Potency when compared to recreationally legal cannabis products

The reality is that “Delta-9” is considered “delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol” and is mostly found in hemp products. When you compare this to a cannabis sativa or cannabis indica plant and products that sell THC in recreationally legal states, they often contain anywhere from 10% to 30% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

This makes them a far more direct application of tetrahydrocannabinol into the bloodstream. Making a “Delta-9” high a very mild, euphoric, and “relaxed” feeling—but not exactly the same as a high that you would get consuming straight cannabis sativa.

Potency when compared to Delta-8 and Delta-10

The differences between these products are only really different based on their chemical and molecular structures. These numbers (8, 9, and 10) are all related to their double bonds where their carbon atoms exist.

These have very small differences in how they interact with our bodies. “Delta-9” is the most potent of all of the products that are far more similar to the “high” of consuming cannabis.

Related "Delta" resources

Other resources related to Delta-8, Delta-9, and Delta-10:

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