Aha…the latest (and most popular cannabinoid) to hit the market is delta 10. But will this newest cannabinoid fail my next drug test? After all, delta 10 is a THC, the compound responsible for making you high.
Found in both varieties of cannabis, hemp, and marijuana, delta-10 THC shows up in tiny amounts. The amount of delta-10 found in cannabis is too small to make it commercially viable.
So, then does that mean delta 10 will show up on my next drug test? Can you take a detox beforehand to rid yourself of THC?
This post will dive deeply into Delta 10 and drug testing. We’ll look at several drug tests and which ones will test positive for THC. Before we begin, know delta 10 is legal, but that still doesn’t mean you’ll pass a drug test.
What Is Delta 10?
Delta 10 is a THC cannabinoid. Other cannabinoids, like CBD, CBN, and CBG, don’t have psychoactive properties, while THC cannabinoids, like delta-9, delta-8, and delta-10, cause mild to intense euphoria.
When talking of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, we often refer to delta-9, which your dad smoked in college. Delta-9, or “regular” THC, is abundant in cannabis. Delta 10, conversely, is found in such small quantities that it’s not practical to source it naturally.
Instead, manufacturers extract it synthetically. Less potent than delta-9 THC, users say that delta-10 gives a nice buzz without the paranoia or anxiety that may accompany traditional THC, like delta-9.
Is Delta 10 Legal To Use?
Delta 10 is legal. In 2018, congress passed the Farm Bill Act, making hemp-based products federally legal. While some states ban the use of delta 10, for the most part, it’s legal based on two conditions:
- It’s sourced from hemp, not marijuana
- It contains 0.3% or less THC
Does Delta 10 Show on Drug Tests?
Yep, it sure can. Like Delta-8, Delta-10 is THC at the end of the day. Tests don’t know the subtle differences between Deltas 8, 9, and 10. All three derivatives will get you high. Most workplace environments do so for a reason.
Will You Fail a Drug Test with Delta 10?
Because it’s so new, there’s also the issue of delta 10 being unregulated. Suppose, for example, you buy a bottle of Delta-10 tincture without first checking the company’s lab report. Because of lack of oversight, you might wind up with a product that contains way more than 0.3% THC - in which case you’ll most certainly get popped.
The delta 8 industry has had recent run-ins with the FDA, especially companies falsely advertising their product. Either way, you run the risk of testing positive after ingesting delta 8, 9, or 10 (clean product or not).
THC Drug Test Types
When testing for drugs, specifically cannabis, screeners are interested in THC. If you’ve taken CBD isolate recently, chances are slim that you’ll test positive for THC. Full-spectrum CBD, which contains no more than 0.3% THC, may also evade tests.
But delta 10 THC is much more potent than CBD. And it also shows up on several types of tests, including the following:
Saliva testing is a common test because of its relative convenience. Saliva tests look for metabolites contained in the parent drug - in this case, THC. Most of the time, saliva tests will show a positive reaction up to 72 hours after the last use.
If your employer wants to determine your last potential intake of THC most accurately, they’ll most likely use a blood test. Hemp and THC are usually detectable in blood for 12-24 hours and up to 72 hours for heavy users. Blood tests are also used in cases of DUI or suspected drunk driving.
A urinalysis is one of the most common ways employers test for drugs such as cannabis and THC. You can test positive for up to 5 days after last using delta-10.
How Long Does Delta 10 Stay in Your Urine?
Heavy users may show positive for as long as 30 days after last using THC. This can also apply to Delta 10 as well, as mentioned above, it is much more potent.
THC may also be detected through a hair or follicle test. Hair tests typically cut about an inch of hair to extract your DNA. Because DNA lives longer in your hair, THC may be detectable for up to 90 days after last using a hemp or cannabis-based product.
How To Detox From Delta 10
A 2011 study published in The Journal of Analytical Toxicology demonstrated that zinc sulfate found in zinc supplements effectively interferes with the detection of THC in urine samples. Apart from taking zinc, drink plenty of water. Wastes are filtered through our kidneys and leave the body through urine.
The more water you drink, the faster your waste will be eliminated. Additionally, eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies contain loads of fiber, helping you eradicate additional waste from your body.
Mix in a good workout routine before a drug test as well. And don’t wait until the day of testing Stop using delta 10 two weeks before your test and work out every day up until test time. The more you sweat, the faster the wastes are eliminated through your glands.
Essential Reminder: Delta 10 Drug Tests
The best way to pass a drug test is to stop using delta-10 for up to two weeks before screening time. If you absolutely love the mild high produced by delta-10, you’ll have to pace yourself before that next test. You can detox with zinc supplements, for example, but consider stopping for up to 30 days if you’re a heavy user.
Delta-10 is legal in most states and nationally, as well. But because it’s so new, make sure you’re buying from a reputable company. Check the company’s website. Look for a lab report and other vital details to know exactly what you’re buying.
If you’re a light user and have a reputable delta-0 product, you should be able to clear most Delta 10 THC drug tests within a week or two. If you mix in a workout or two, drink plenty of water, and eat right, you can expect to shorten that time to around seven days.
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