A comparison of THC O vs Delta 8
Delta 8 and THCO are two of the most widely googled hemp plant cannabinoids on the market today. They both have their advantages, but which one is best for you? They both can have similar effects of thc, similar to delta-9 thc. We will compare the two to help you decide which one is best for you.
What exactly is THC-O?
THC-O is an active compound found in marijuana and hemp. The cannabis plant contains over 100 cannabinoids in over 700 strains. Different plant strains have different cannabinoid compositions. For example, hemp is naturally low in THC, which is why CBD products are now legal in all 50 states thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill.
To date, the majority of studies have concentrated on THC and CBD. More research is being conducted as the industry evolves to determine how cannabinoids interact to provide wellness benefits.
Tetrahydrocannabinol is abbreviated as THCO. It is the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana. Delta 8, also known as dronabinol and nabilone, is a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) synthetic analog with antiemetic, anxiolytic, and appetite-stimulating properties. Both can cause psychoactive effects.
THC-O and where does it come from?
THC-O is also known as THC-O acetate, and the earliest research on it dates back to 1940s American military experiments on non-lethal incapacitating agents. The compound was tested on dogs by the researchers. The dogs had lost significant control of their motor function by the end of the experiment.
THC-O is derived from hemp and is first converted to delta-8 or another THC modification. However, it goes a step further. When Acetic Anhydride is added to the mixture, it transforms into an acetate—specifically, THC-O.
How does THC-O make you feel? What distinguishes it from delta 8?
Delta-8 THC is less intoxicating than traditional delta-9 THC. Delta-8 is known for its sedative effects, a more body relaxing feel.
What is a THC-O high like?
THC-O-acetate is classified as a prodrug, which means it’s entirely inactive until it's metabolized by the body. That means that the effects may take a bit longer to kick in compared to other THC products. Some claims also suggest that THC-O is more bioavailable than most other forms of THC, which means more of the THC-O you ingest actually makes it to the bloodstream.
According to the general consensus, THC-O is around three times more potent than traditional Delta-9 THC products. Some report when ingesting in higher doses the psychedelic effect can for some be borderline hallucinogenic. At lower doses, the effects are often described as euphoric and mildly sedating, and larger doses are described as borderline psychedelic and having potent sedative-like effects.
Some people describe THC-O as an equal mix of mental euphoria and body high, sometimes even describing the experience as a heightened spiritual or introspective sensation. Some of the effects you may experience from THC-O include:
Body high feeling
Euphoria of the mind
Enhanced happiness or improved mood
Body and mind at ease
Visual effects that are subtle
Remember that the effects of THC-O vary depending on dose and THC tolerance, and that each person will have a unique experience with different THC-O products.
How long does it take for THC-O to take effect compared to delta 8?
THC-O may take a little longer to kick in than most other THC products, but the exact time depends on the dosing method you use.
For example, a Delta-8-THC tincture may take 30 minutes to take effect, whereas smoked or vaped Delta-8 may take only 5 minutes. THC-O edibles on the other hand, may take 45 minutes to start working, while a THC-O vape dose may start working after about 20 minutes.
What are the side effects of THC-O?
Simply put, there aren't enough studies to assess THC-side O's effects or safety. There have been far more studies on pure marijuana strains and CBD. Aside from the psychedelic effect of THC-O, there are concerns about its synthetic ingredients and chemical processing.
As with all cannabis products, dosage must be taken into account. This is especially true for edible products that have a candy-like flavor. Keep intoxicating substances out of the reach of children. Especially items that children may mistake for candy.
Where to purchase THC-O Acetate disposables, cartridges and edibles in the United States?
Here at Triangle Hemp Wellness, we offer free shipping over $80 to most states, we carry THC-O products.
You can order THC-O with our online store. The purchasing procedure is straightforward, we offer fast shipping and some of the best quality THC-O product on the market.
Is THC-O Legal?
According to federal law, THC-O is currently legal in any state that has not banned delta 8 THC, which represents the vast majority of the country. However, you should always be aware of your state's hemp laws. As THC-O-acetate becomes more popular, some states may make it illegal, and the last thing you want to do is break the law while trying to enjoy a THC-O product on the market.