Learn about THC-O
What is THC-O?
This type of controlled chemical reaction replaces a hydrogen group with an acetyl group, creating a more potent version of the original THC from which it came. It is similar to Delta-8 THC in this regard, as both compounds are man made.
Though hemp plants are classified as containing less than .3% of Delta-9 THC, this process and creation of THCO can substantiate the psychoactive effects commonly associated with smoking marijuana. This will also ensure that the final consumed product is federally legal, again containing less than .3% of Delta-9 THC.
This synthetic form of THC has many exciting applications, especially for those who prefer the psychoactive effects of Delta-9 THC, but live in a state where it is not yet legal for recreational and/or medical consumption. For some, the euphoria produced by the other psychoactive synthetic, Delta-8 THC, is not quite strong enough. In these instances, THCO may be the answer they are looking for.
It has been mostly overlooked, and until recently rarely talked about within the marijuana consuming community. This is most likely due to the somewhat complex science involved in its creation. However, THCO is now a fairly mainstream topic, and users can expect to see it become increasingly available in the coming years. As with many other cannabinoids, it is on an upward trend into being widely accepted and used.
What you should expect with THC-O
Delta-8 has been described as an easier, more tolerable version of traditional THC, producing semi-sedative affects without much mental stimulation. According to the US National Cancer Institute, Delta-8-THC can be defined as an analogue of THC with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.
Delta-8 THC chemically differs from Delta-9 THC by only a few atomic bonds and possesses many of the same beneficial qualities of Delta-9 THC, although Delta-8 is only around 25% as psychoactive as Delta-9 THC.
The 2018 Farm Bill specifically made all derivatives, isomers, and cannabinoids in hemp legal, provided the final product has less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. For reference, Delta-8 THC is an isomer of CBD and a derivative of hemp and CBD. However, it is your responsibility to know your local and state laws
As a minor cannabinoid there’s still a lot about Delta-8 that we don’t know. You should always take a cautious approach when trying anything for the first time. If you’re thinking about consuming Delta-8-THC, you need to be aware of the information we currently have available. Make sure you talk to your doctor before trying Delta-8 and get a professional opinion for your health.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after using this product. Keep out of reach of children. If you are subject to regular or random drug screening it is best not to use this product. Most standard drug tests will not be able to tell the difference between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC.