It is often said that Delta-10 produces a slight high that is approximately half the potency of Delta-9 THC. THC-O is said to produce a significantly more potent effect, approximately three times more potent than Delta-9 THC. THC-O is significantly stronger not only than delta-8 and -10, but also than regular THC. Some consumers have reported a more spiritual high with strong effects that may even border on hallucinogens.
Like any drug, the effects and tolerance will vary from person to person. Delta-8 THC is lower than Delta-9, so Delta-10 THC is expected to have a lower psychotropic potency. In general, users say that Delta-10 is an inspirational euphoria that boosts energy and creativity. Because the THC concentration is lower, Delta-10 THC has fewer potential side effects than delta-9 THC, such as anxiety, hallucinations and paranoia.
In addition, since the DEA now considers THC-O to be a Schedule 1 drug illegal at the federal level, it is illegal to buy or sell in any form, although we are not yet aware that any arrests have been made. Experts generally know it as THC-O acetate (or ATHC or THC-OA), but almost everyone has abbreviated it as THC-O. Although all of these compounds are derived from the same plant, one difference between THC-O and Delta compounds is that THC-O is synthesized. THC-O is created by chemically converting CBD to THC delta 9 or THC delta 8 and then converting those cannabinoids into their acetate ester form, which is called THC-O for short.
This is one of several reasons why you should only buy THC-O if you know it comes from a reputable source.