What is THC-O?
In a few ways, THC-O is different from other types of cannabinoids. These differences are quite notable, and it is important to understand them before considering using THC-O for any kind of purpose, recreational or medicinal.
The most striking aspect of THC-O is that, unlike any other cannabinoid, it is not a naturally grown substance. In other words, it is a synthetic — created and tested in laboratories under specific conditions. Unfortunately, this means that not only should you not attempt to make this in your own home, and because it’s synthetic, you also can’t grow it, even if you wanted to. This is a good thing because if you choose to partake, I want to make sure that you know what you are getting into. I would rather you be safe than sorry.
Why is it made this way? Well, THC-O is a shortened term for “THC-O-Acetate.” Acetate is the molecule that is chemically spliced into the rest of it and is in many ways the single biggest differentiator between this and other cannabinoids.
How does acetate make such a big difference?
What Does THC-O Do?
THC-O is the strongest form of cannabis that currently exists. How strong, you ask? Believe it or not, this cannabinoid is reported to be three times as strong as the previous strongest cannabinoid (delta-9 THC). So what exactly does that mean, and what are the effects? For one it means to again know what you are buying, where they purchase it from but most of all ask questions wherever you chose to purchase it from. They (the merchant) should be only getting it from reputable folks that are making it the “correct, legal way”.
Most people who have taken THC-O in clinical studies have described the experience as a trip. It’s not unlike the experience someone would have after taking psychedelics. It is known to induce a state where the body and the mind are both completely submerged in a transcendent, immersive, and spiritual journey.
In fact, for medicinal purposes, it’s only recommended for those who don’t experience the needed effects of other cannabinoids. As each person has different biological needs, what is perfectly potent enough for one can be useless to another. For recreational purposes, however, the effects speak for themselves.
Current versions of THC-O are not water-soluble but oil-soluble instead. What does that mean? In simple terms, it means that the actual effects aren’t felt immediately but spread slowly over time through your body.
The potential benefits of this type of cannabinoid are similar to other variants, only stronger. If regular cannabis products don’t do it for you, then this very well might. We currently have THC-O in gummies as well as vapes.
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