THCA is short for tetrahydrocannabinol acid and is one of the hundreds of compounds in the marijuana plant. THCA is the acidic form of THC, and it will not give you a head change. The reason for this is, it does not bind to either of the two major cannabinoid receptors. THCA and THC cannabinoids have similar structures with different functions. Tetrahydrocannabinol acid is the “mother of all cannabinoids,” which is produced as the plant matures. THCA will not give you an upper feeling if you consume it directly, due to it having to be converted into THC. It can be converted into THC when it is exposed to heat such as vaping, smoking, or smoking. If you ingest THCA by itself you will not get intoxicated, but without it, we will not have THC. To achieve that upper feeling you are looking for, it must be heated in whatever form you choose. It is legal for recreational dispensaries and medical marijuana to carry THCA-based or infused products.

THCA does have medical uses such as working as an anti-nausea, reducing inflammation, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, insomnia, etc. For cancer patients research has shown that it slows the rapid reproduction of cancer cells and will also help increase their appetite.  It is also known to be beneficial to patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Activating THCA is easy by decarboxylating it. All you have to do is add heat to it by smoking, vaping, or any other heat you chose.

As you can see cannabis or cannabinoids are very effective in the treatment of many different things. In years that have passed, cannabis has become very established. THCA does not cause you to have an upper feeling if it has not been decarboxylated which activates the THCA. Some people use it for recreational use while others use it for medical use. Either way the popularity of it has grown over the years and the industry of it is booming.  As always, anything you decided to use, start off small and work your way up.





Author: OpenLeaf CBD

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