THC-O: An Overview

What are THC-O products and is THC-O for you?

THC-O (short for THC-O-Acetate) is a brand new cannabinoid, only introduced to the market this summer. THC-O is found to be more potent than other THC's products such as Delta 8, Delta 9, and Delta 10 THC. Some people even report it to be a very powerful cannabinoid. The biggest difference between THC-O and other cannabinoids, however, is more than a matter of acronyms. Unlike other cannabinoids, THC-O can only be produced in the lab. 

By definition, every cannabinoid interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid receptors in some way. Almost all cannabinoids are found in the cannabis plant. THC-O is similar to THC or delta-9 THC in the sense that it binds to endocannabinoid receptors in your brain. 

What makes THC-O so special

THC-O’s distinctive chemical properties give it several distinctive physical properties. The specificity of our body’s endocannabinoid receptors — and the interesting ways these receptors help us process the flow of energy — means that THC-O’s slightly different shape leads to the way different effects.  

It’s fat-soluble

Like most cannabinoids, THC-O is a fat-soluble compound that normally resides in the oily resin of the cannabinoid plant. (This solubility explains why CBD oil is so popular.)

Unlike other cannabinoids, however, THC-O’s solubility means it gets time-released. THC-O products kick in almost like a cannabis edible would — slower but more powerfully than normal.  

THC-O Is Strong

Lab tests show that THC-O can be 300 percent stronger than regular THC. Yes, you read that right: 300 percent stronger.

All of that is because of a tiny acetate molecule! It makes you appreciate just how powerful chemistry can be.

Once you’ve ingested or smoked THC-O get ready: studies show it can be 300% stronger than regular THC! Anecdotal reports suggest it has all the same general benefits as the other forms of THC (pain relief, sleep support, anxiety support, appetite stimulation) — but stronger.



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