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Meet THC-O: The Psychedelic Cannabinoid

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      Today, we will be talking about a little newcomer, THC-O-Acetate. At their most basic, cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors in your brain. The thing about THC-O is that it is not a naturally occurring cannabinoid (like THC and CBD). It takes some pretty hefty chemistry to create THC-O in a lab.

      Unfortunately, this means that the plant is being stripped of many qualities we love in our weed. Qualities such as terpenes and flavonoids, the scent and flavor makers of your favorite strains, though this does leave behind a more potent product. The taste itself is more, we’ll say, psychedelic.

      THC-O-Acetate or THC Acetate is a synthesized cannabinoid, meaning that you cannot extract the compound from the cannabis plant in order to obtain concentrated levels of pure Delta 8 or Delta 9. Roughly 3 times as potent as Delta 9 THC and 5 times more potent than Delta 8. Knowing it is a synthetic substance should already give you an idea of what this cannabinoid is capable of.

      Though it takes a bit longer to kick in, that kick is definitely more powerful than you’d expect. Likely driven by the rapidly developing Delta 8 THC, this little cannabinoid is finally coming out of the woodwork. As all weed-related stories go, everything being “discovered” recently, has actually been around for a few decades; the more natural ones have been around for thousands of years. The concept of having more than one type of THC cannabinoid is well-established at this point. Users are beginning to look beyond what’s currently available at the lineup of potentially new, distinct forms of THC on the horizon.

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