Introducing THCP (DELTA-9-TETRAHYDROCANNBIPHOROL)
You’re definitely familiar with THC if you’re a lover of hemp-based products. Any cannabis connoisseur will tell you that this is the most extensively investigated and utilized cannabinoid present in cannabis. While the majority of individuals use it to enhance their quality of life, there is a great deal of legalities surrounding THC. Today, we’re introducing a new, more enhanced, and entirely legal cannabinoid called THCP, which stands for Tetrahydrocannabiphorol, it is yet another cannabinoid that is gaining popularity. It is derived from hemp and, because it is psychoactive, behaves similarly to conventional THC; however, it is reported to be 33 times stronger!
What is THCP and how is it made?
it is a naturally occurring, highly strong cannabinoid that is 33 times more active than THC at CB1 receptors and up to ten times more potent at CB2 receptors. It is more potent than THC and has a half-life of around 4-6 hours. It may assist in resetting cannabis tolerance, according to certain anecdotal accounts. THCp and Delta8 have a synergistic impact; when used in combination, they behave differently than when used alone. Caution should be exercised when experimenting with this cannabinoid for the first time, as it is quite strong.
Now that we know what it is, let’s take a look at how its made,
CBGA, or Cannabigerolic Acid, is referred to as “The Mother Cannabinoid” for a reason; it is a phytocannabinoid that changes gradually and naturally as the hemp plant grows. These natural alterations enable CBGA to eventually grow and transition into other phytocannabinoids via enzymatic processes.
CBGA can transform into a variety of other cannabinoids as the plant matures. CBGA may have a variety of chemical configurations at various points during this maturation process.
This cannabinoid begins as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), As carboxyl groups (molecules made up of one carbon, two oxygen, and one hydrogen atom). This occurs when the plant’s component is heated.
In the absence of this, it has no biological effect. CBGA can be converted to tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA) or cannabidiol acid (CBDA) depending on the enzymes with which it interacts. Again, when consumed, these have a negligible effect. They do not exist unless the carboxyl group is removed.
Similarly, when heated, TCHPA (Tetrahydrocannabiphorol Acid) and CBDPA (Cannabidiphorol Acid) transform into THCP and CBDP. They account for a negligible proportion of a plant’s total cannabinoid content — yet they are highly strong.
What effects should I expect when taking THCP?
Due to the fact that it is thirty times more potent at attaching to CB1 receptors, its effects and benefits piqued people’s interest. Following its discovery, additional research is necessary before we can tell with certainty what it can do to the body.
Thus far, studies have discovered the following about the effects of Tetrahydrocannabiphorol on human cannabinoid receptors:
- Analgesia, or the alleviation of pain
- Reduced rectum temperature
In three of four studies, 10 mg/kg THC had the same impact on mice as 5 mg/kg Tetrahydrocannabiphorol.
Sedative effects were likewise increased with increasing doses. This induced a trance-like state in mice, and their bodies became immobile. Perhaps Couchlock?
Nonetheless, these very sedated doses appeared to be associated with increased analgesic effects in the same study.
While these effects are nearly comparable to those of THC, they have an extra kick and potency. Without additional compelling evidence to support its therapeutic usage, we can only speculate on its potential utility in the future.
Is it safe to use?
While it is unknown where it falls on the safety spectrum, there is yet to be any conclusive proof that it is more harmful than THC.
It appears to have the same physiological effects as THC, but at a higher concentration. According to early assessments, it appears to have the same level of safety when used in a safe amount. Due to the high potency of this substance, it is much easier to overdo and experience adverse effects than it is with THC.
Is it legal?
Similar to the case with CBD, these products fall into a gray area in line with the 2018 farm bill, similar to other cannabis compounds such as D8.
Remember to do your own due diligence; individual state laws may vary.
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!
How Does this Analog stack up against THCO, THCV, Delta 9?
It is now the most potent naturally occurring cannabinoid. It is most akin to synthetic versions of THC, such as THC-O, in terms of potency.
Boasting a potency of around 1.5 times that of THC-O, 5–10 times that of delta 9 THC, 10–20 times that of delta 8 and delta 10 THC, and over 40 times that of THCV.
The term “potency” refers to the strength of an effect at a specific dose. There are two approaches to determine the potency of THC: by determining the compound’s affinity for the target receptors (CB1 and CB2 receptors), or by comparing the qualitative effects of two or more forms of THC at the same dose.
Several factors can affect the potency of THC, including the following:
- Absorption and bioavailability
- Affinity for CB1 and CB2 receptors
- Other receptor affinities
Will it make me fail a drug test?
Conventional drug tests are incapable of discriminating between THCP and THC. If you used it within the last 14 days, there is a possibility that you will test positive for THC on urine or blood tests.
Research is lacking, and we still do not know how long it lingers in the system.
It is advisable to abstain from all forms of THC for at least one month prior to a drug test.
Where can I buy it?
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It’s very reminiscent of a summer drink with uplifting properties from the Sativa strain.
However, it does incorporate some mellow properties that produce a well-balanced experience.
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Great for dabbing, use with oil concentrate vaporizers, and mixing in with smokable hemp flower.
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