Introducing THC-O (Also Known as tetrahydrocannabinol-o-acetate )
Initially, there were delta 9 THC goods on the market, and then there were delta 8 THC products on the market, and now there is delta 10 THC. There are a plethora of marijuana-derived THC compounds on the market, so it can be difficult to believe that there is yet another one gaining widespread attention, seemingly out of nowhere. It is an abbreviation for THC-O-acetate, a cannabinoid that is so distinct from the other three cannabinoids described above that it is easy to forget that it is a cannabis derivative while enjoying its distinct effects.
Because this new molecule is a precursor to Delta-8, it has the potential to be separated and used in a variety of formulations. vape cartridges, disposables, and even gummies Something worth noting is that it has a potency that is three times greater than ordinary Delta 9 THC. Yes, it is 300 percent more potent than conventional THC.
One strong contender to THC fame as the most psychoactive cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol-o-acetate. Also known as THC-O-Acetate, THC Acetate or ATHC, not to be confused with THCA – a precursor to THC, the new cannabinoid is a highly potent, synthetic compound extracted from hemp.
Unlike delta 8 and delta 10, CBC, delta-9, even or CBD, it does not occur naturally in a cannabis plant. It is only an acetylated version of THC that doesn’t exist in a natural form but is synthesized using specialized chemicals under meticulous laboratory conditions and methods.
So, what exactly is tetrahydrocannabinol-o-acetate and how is it made?
For the most part, we think of it as a brand-new cannabinoid, but the reality is that it has been around for decades. When it was first utilized in the 1950s at the Edgewood Arsenal in the state of Maryland, it was part of a military experiment to assess whether or not it might be used as a weapon to incapacitate soldiers on the other side. In animal studies, it was discovered that it significantly reduced muscle function in dogs, even more so than the conventional delta 9 THC generated from marijuana, which was examined.
It is derived from tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), which is the precursor to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) before it is decarboxylated. THCA can be used to make tetrahydrocannabinol-o-acetate, which is why the cannabinoid is categorized as synthetic. It can be produced by combining a solution of sulfuric acid with acetic anhydride. When heat is applied to this mixture of substances, a chemical process happens that alters the molecular structure of THCA, resulting in it becoming extremely strong.
What Effects should I expect, and what are the benefits?
Having gained a better grasp of how it functions within the body, let’s take a look at what exactly consumers can expect to experience after consuming or smoking this product
As previously stated, this type of THC is substantially more potent than other forms of the drug. Even though it is more effective, users should anticipate having a comparable experience to that of Delta 9 – you’ll just need a lot less of it to obtain the same effect.
It is believed that it produces a stronger cerebral effect than THC, which means that you may find yourself becoming more creative or introspective as a result of your experience. In fact, many people report having a more spiritual or meditative experience with it than they do with other kinds of psychoactive cannabinoids, such as marijuana or hemp.
One significant difference between this cannabinoid and Delta-9 is that, if consumed in excess, it has the potential to induce psychedelic effects, but Delta-9 does not. A single dose greater than 15 mg is usually considered to be excessive.
The following are some of the most common effects that you may experience:
- Experiences of the Body and the Mind
- Strong High
- Psychedelic Experience
- Spiritual effects
Is it Legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill legally defines hemp as all parts of cannabis plants (that contain less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC), including isomers and derivatives. Delta-8 is both an isomer and a derivative. tetrahydrocannabinol-o-acetate is not an isomer but is legally protected because it is, in fact, a derivative
Though it is considered legal at the federal level, some states have moved to ban it. Check here to see if your state is one of them
What Can I do if THC is illegal in my state?
Never Fear, if Delta 8 and THC derivatives are banned in your state we have something for you too! Check out our blog on HHC and see if HHC is right for you!
Is it Safe to use?
The short answer to this question is yes. While there still needs to be more research done about tetrahydrocannabinol-o-acetate, there is no reason to believe it is any less safe than other forms of THC. However, safety really comes down to being mindful of how much you consume. Since it is so much more potent than other forms of THC, it is imperative to take it slow when first using it.
No matter how much of a tolerance you may have built up for Delta 9, Delta 8, or Delta 10 THC, it may not transfer to THC-O. For this reason, we recommend starting out with only a single puff of a vape or a small serving of edibles until you know how your body will react. Give yourself at least an hour for the full effects to kick in before you go back for a second dose. In short, treat all forms of this cannibinoid as you would a typical edible that takes a little longer to kick in.
Where Can I Buy it?
Edibles: Delta Treats 25mg THCO Gummy
New all-natural hemp-derived gummies. These gummies are assorted flavors and made with natural ingredients. Each of these gummies has 25mg of THCO and are 3rd party lab tested. Made in the USA. Available as a 10ct, 30ct, or 90ct bag
Organic Glucose Syrup (wheat), Organic Cane Sugar, Pectin, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Natural Flavors, Natural Colors (organic concentrated apple, organic carrot, organic pumpkin, organic black currant), Industrial Hemp
Vape Carts: Legal Hemp Co THC-O 1g Vape Cartridges
Legal THC-O Cartridges are one of the newest and best on the market right now! Enjoy the effects of this new cannabinoid in the best possible way.
950mg, 1 Gram Cartridges.
Disposables: Urb Live Resin THC-O Disposable Vape XL (2g)
Urb Live Resin Disposable is a custom proprietary device with the highest-end internals, coil, and upgraded battery designed for a smooth and enjoyable hit.
2 gram | 2000mg
Ingredients: Live Resin Extract, THCO, Delta 8, Terpenes.
No fillers (VG, PG, Vitamin E Acetate)
Flower: Urb THCO Caviar Flower (7g)
The combination of THC-O and other cannabinoids is sure to offer a different kind of cannabinoid experience.
If you are looking out to try something new, URB Caviar Flower is here to satisfy your cannabinoid palate.
We absolutely love this flower and Urb went above and beyond in putting together a great combination.