It’s hard to keep track of all of these THC variations, isn’t it? Seems everyday you hear about a new one. So what’s THC-O and why do you need to care?
Remember Delta-8? and how is comes from CBD? THC-O is like that in how it comes from Delta-9 (traditional) THC. THC-O is then altered and synthesized from there into its own substance.
We could really get into the weeds in terms of the science, but we’re not going to do that here. What it basically means is that your body absorbs THC-O much more easily that it does Delta 9.
Why this matters
This matters, because the alteration process makes THC-O strong AF. Some researchers say that THC-O is twice as strong as Delta-9. Others say it may even be stronger.
So you want to know if the THC you’re consuming is twice as strong as what you’re expecting it to be.
Is THC-O actually legal?
Similar to that of Delta 8, THC-O is not illegal, even federally, as least as of this writing. Does that make it legal? Depends on who you ask. There’s a lot of gray legal area there, so just be aware of that.
Is it safe?
It’s hard to say how safe it is to ingest at this point, especially given how strong THC-O is. It’s definitely not safe to make at home, however, so don’t try it. The process involves extremely flammable substances which are potentially explosive, so just don’t do it.
Where do you get it?
It’s pretty new to the market, so you’re probably not going to find it yet at your local dispensary. You may be able to find it online, but make sure you know what you’re getting.
Don’t expect THC-O to be the last of the lab created THC variants you hear about. And expect them to get stronger and stronger.