If you’ve ever smoked enough weed or ate too much of a THC-infused food and thought you were hallucinating, well, you probably did. The main psychoactive ingredient in medical marijuana, Delta-9 THC, can cause hallucinations, delusions, or extreme momentary confusion.
Consumers typically don’t use cannabis for its potential psychedelic compounds, but that could change with the emergence of THC-O acetate, the latest cannabinoid to reach the legal hemp market in Texas. Celebrated as the “psychedelic cannabinoid,” the effects of THC-O are about three times as strong as those of Delta-9 THC.
THC-O is not naturally present in the cannabis plant. To produce THC-O, the plant must go through a chemical process called acetylation. In 1978, Florida man arrested by police for making THC-O and his operation was closed. Since that incident, THC-O had not made much noise on the black market or the legal cannabis markets. It is now making a comeback in states where Delta-9 THC cannabis is illegal.
Between 1948 and 1975, the US Army Chemical Corps conducted experiments on dogs using THC-O acetate to test its ability to neutralize enemy forces during war. Their research revealed that THC-O had twice the ability to produce ataxia in the body. Ataxia describes a lack of muscle control and coordination. In other words, the dogs were way more wobbly than when they were given regular Delta-9 THC.
In 1974, author D. Gold published a book titled Cannabis alchemy: the art of modern hash-making, in which he wrote about the chemistry and effects of THC-O. Gold said, “The effect of acetate is more spiritual and psychedelic than that of the regular product. The most unique property of this material is that there is a delay of about 30 minutes before its effects wear off. make you feel. ”
Depending on who you ask, THC-O is federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. But again, it depends on who you ask. Regardless, we took our chances and were able to walk out of a Texas hemp dispensary with the psychedelic cannabinoid in the form of a disposable vape pen.
Delta-8 THC and Delta-10 THC have grown in popularity in recent months in particular, but THC-O is aimed at heavy weights. A small dose of THC-O will be almost identical to Delta-9 THC. It has been compared to a low dose of mescaline with less visuals but a much stronger couch locking effect.
Don’t expect him to hit you right away. Regular Delta-9 THC can take 15 to 30 minutes to kick in when ingested, but you will need to wait for the effects of THC-O for about an hour. When smoked or vaped, Delta-9 will kick you in a matter of minutes while THC-O has a longer hold time and will overwhelm you around 20 minutes later.
There are still questions about the safety of vaping THC-O and its acetate compounds. The risks of THC-O acetate have been compared to those caused by vitamin E acetate, a compound and cutting agent found in cheap vape carts from lazy manufacturers who don’t care. not from the cannabis plant or their customers. Vitamin E acetate has been linked to a serious lung disease called lipoid pneumonia. You should always research the company from which you purchase your weed products.
Scott Jaggers, co-owner of Club Cannabis, which is slated to open this winter in Dallas, says he has tried different THC-O products and plans to fully incorporate the cannabinoid into the store’s business plan.
“At first I thought it was just another cannabinoid, but THC-O is no joke.” – Scott Jaggers, owner of Club Cannabis.
“At first I thought it was just another cannabinoid, but THC-O is no joke,” Jaggers says. “It has the potential to keep Texas content until medical cannabis with regular Delta-9 THC becomes more available. Our goal here at the Cannabis Club is to provide our customers with the best cannabis products. most potent ones allowed by state law and THC-O fits that description.
THC-O products must have a scannable QR code that will show proof that the product is in full compliance with state and federal laws. You can scan the QR code before purchasing to get a full scan of what’s inside the product.
The most commonly found forms of THC-O are found in disposable vape cartridges and vape pens. Recently, however, the cannabinoid has emerged in the form of other industry-favorite products infused into edibles, tinctures, and even pain-relieving creams as an extra-strength alternative to pain-relieving cream. CBD. I even saw a pre-rolled joint covered with a thick layer of THC-O wax and then rolled in kief. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to try it because I ran out of money to pay for the disposable vape pen. On average, THC-O products cost more than CBD or Delta-8 THC products.
As new natural and synthetic cannabinoids continue to arrive in the Texas market, the different potency levels have generated a fairly balanced price point for the products. CBD, one of the most medicinal and non-intoxicating cannabinoids, is generally cheaper than any THC product. But keep in mind that just because CBD costs less, doesn’t mean it won’t work or be less effective for consumers. People don’t take CBD to get drunk, but to heal themselves. Consumers looking for more potent and intoxicating products buy THC products.
It’s still possible state law could take action against the psychedelic cannabinoid, but for now it’s available for purchase pretty much anywhere you can find hemp and THC products.