THC-O is a new, cutting-edge cannabinoid with psychoactive effects. According to studies and consumer feedback, this non-natural cannabinoid can be 3x much more potent that delta-9 THC. It has also been said that these effects tend to have a more spiritual tone. These are some of the reasons why THC-o is gaining popularity among users and researchers. So in this article, we’ll discuss what makes it stand out from other cannabinoids. We’ll also talk about THC-o benefits and uses.
THC-O: The basics
- THC-O, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is a non-natural cannabinoid. This means that THC-O is not found naturally in the hemp plant like other cannabis products such as THC and CBD.
- This compound is made by extracting Delta-8 THC from hemp. Acetic anhydride is then combined with Delta-8 molecules to create THC-O. This is a flammable, colorless chemical used in making pharmaceuticals, dyes, fibers, and plastics.
- There is still very little information available to the public about THC-O. So studies and research are still being done to know more about its effects on the human body.
- It is considered a prodrug. This means that its mind-altering effects are not noticeable until the chemical has been metabolized. For THC-O, it could take up to 30 minutes to feel the effects.
- It is typically sold in vape cartridges, tinctures, and gummies.
- Although THC-O is considered fully federally legal and legal in 38 states, its legality may still be a bit complicated and these are the reasons why
- We already know that it is made from Delta-8-THC derived from hemp extract.
- Delta-8, on the other hand, is made by refluxing CBD in an organic solvent.
- CBD is one of the cannabinoids found in hemp (a botanical class of Cannabis sativa cultivars grown specifically for industrial or medicinal use) with no psychoactive effects. Products made from CBD usually contain only 0.3% or sometimes, 0 THC.
- The Farm Bill legalized the production and sale of cannabis products with no more than 0.3% THC on a federal level. But this does not directly include synthesized compounds such as THC-O.
- THC-O is legal in the following states:Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
THCO benefits and uses
Just like the delta-9 THC, THC-O produces euphoric psychoactive effects on users and carries a wide variety of medical and recreational benefits.
It is important to note that there is still limited research available for THC-O. So its medical benefits are mostly based on personal accounts. But nevertheless, these anecdotes are promising.
It is known for its anti-anxiety, anti-nausea, sleep support, appetite stimulation, and stress-reducing properties.
THC-O is indeed powerful, so it makes sense that some users will experience some side effects. So it is very important that consumers talk to their healthcare provider before taking THC-O products. It’s also advisable to take smaller amounts and build up to larger doses once you’re familiar with how it’ll affect your body.
Some of its side effects are lethargy, dizziness, grogginess, and seizures.
Some say that THC-O is superior to other cannabinoids with high THC elements. Not just because it is more potent than the traditional delta-9 THC but also because it carries basically every benefit and effect, and is fully federally legal and legal in 38 states in the United States.