Although THC-O has been around for decades, it has become increasingly popular, especially in our stores, the last few weeks. THC-O stands for THC-O-acetate, it’s a synthetic form of THC roughly 3 times more potent than Delta 9 THC and 5 times more potent than Delta 8 THC. Despite causing borderline psychedelic highs, THC-O is derived from federally legal hemp. Below are some key factors we think would help you learn about what THC-O is and what it isn’t.
THC-O is a pro-drug
THC-O is 3 times more potent than Delta 9 THC.
THC-O is 5 times more potent than Delta 8 THC.
THC-O is a synthetic cannabinoid.
THC-O has psychedelic effects – altering our perception of time and sensory information.
THC-O is a psychoactive synthetic analog of THC. It produces a similar high to other forms of THC – only more psychedelic. To put it simply, it’s an entirely different head space. It has been said its most comparable to Mescaline – but with milder visuals. Mescaline is a naturally occurring psychedelic – its occurs naturally in the San Pedro Cactus – or the Peyote Cactus. I also read you could find it in beans!
It’s effects are closer to the Delta 9 THC BUT because it bonds so tightly to the body’s cannabinoid receptors than the other THC forms, THC-O is more intoxicating than Delta 8, Delta 10 or HHC and even stronger than Delta 9.
Not only is THC-O stronger than other forms of THC, the psychoactive effects are much more different. While many users describe the feeling as a psychedelic high, in my own personal experience, that “psychedelic high” didn’t last too long for me. But everyone is different. I can, however, attest to THC-O being powerful because my first experience with THC-O was in the form of a 50 mg gummy (cherry) ring. Now, I need for you to keep in mind two things:
1.) I was very new to all of this; Delta 8, 9, 10, HHC, ALL of it. THC-O being the first thing I tried AFTER the Delta 8 gummy’s. They had been only 25 mg. Even though I read all about THC-O, I popped that 50 mg gummy ring in my mouth like it was a french fry. After about thirty minutes and I didn’t feel anything, I popped another 50 mg gummy (cherry) ring. CLASSIC ROOKIE MISTAKE. By the time I ate the second one, the first one was starting to creep up on me. I legit scared myself. I called my mom to come pick me up and take me home. But I already was home.
2.) The second thing I want you to know is that I am 5’2 and all of 113 lbs. 50 mg was WAY too much for me. I’ll just leave you to your own imagination when I saw 100 mg had me feeling like I was never coming down from outer space. I mean outer space where stars are and the planets hang suspended in space. I’m telling you, I was an astronaut that night. Since then I have stayed away from the THC-O gummy’s.
This is why when using THC-O, you must take it slowly. Like I said before, THC-O is like an edible in that it has to be fully processed through your body before you’ll feel these effects.
Log in tomorrow for the second part of this THC-O series and drug screen!