#1: What is THC-O?
THC-O is short for THC-O acetate. It’s a cannabinoid that was first invented in the 1960s. THC-O acetate is a hemp derivative that is categorized as a THC-derived compound.
#2: Is THC-O Naturally Derived from Hemp?
THC-O is not a natural hemp derivative. In fact, it’s the only cannabinoid at Binoid that doesn’t naturally occur in hemp. THC-O acetate is the result of combining THCA (the raw, acidic precursor to THC) with acetic anhydride. This yields a new cannabinoid with its own distinctive properties.
#3: How Intoxicating is THC-O Compared to Delta 9 THC?
THC-O is very intoxicating. It’s about 3x as psychoactive as delta 9 THC. The high is often described as very euphoric, very cerebral and very couch-lock-inducing. Be aware of its high potency if you’re a beginner to THC compounds.
#4: Is THC-O the Most Psychoactive Cannabinoid?
THC-O is extremely potent, but it’s still not the most psychoactive cannabinoid in the hemp plant. The most psychoactive cannabinoid is likely THC-P (tetrahydrocannabiphorol). However, these cannabinoids ultimately produce different effects, so there’s more to consider when choosing a cannabinoid than how psychoactive it is.
#5: Is THC-O Dangerous?
Due to its potency combined with it being synthetic, many people are concerned about trying THC-O. While we aren’t medical professionals who can offer personalized advice to every customer, we can say that THC-O acetate is a very popular and widely used cannabinoid that has not yet been shown to produce any level of concerning harm to the human body.
#6: What are the Benefits of THC-O?
While we know a lot about the intoxicating qualities of THC-O, we don’t know much about its other properties. Because THC-O acetate is used by the endocannabinoid system (ECS), we can guess that it offers valuable properties just like CBD, delta 8 and other cannabinoids we’ve studied. But, no studies have been done on potential THC-O benefits so far.
#7: Will THC-O Make Me Hallucinate?
THC-O is nicknamed “the spiritual cannabinoid” for a reason. Some, but not all users report psychedelic effects that cause mild visual hallucinations. Whether or not you experience these effects seems to largely be dose-dependent.
#8: What’s a Good THC-O Dosage Amount?
The amount of THC-O that’s recommended for beginners is quite low: 3mg-10mg. We also don’t recommend THC-O acetate to those who have never used any psychoactive cannabinoids before. Delta 8 and delta 10 are better suited for beginners since they’re not as potent. With THC-O dosage, you can build up your serving size as tolerated over time.
#9: What are THC-O Wax Dabs?
THC-O wax dabs are concentrates, and this means that they have extremely high potency levels. These are “dabbed” or flash-vaporized at very high temperatures using a dabbing device. Since the effects are more potent than other THC-O product types, we do not recommend them for those who have never used the cannabinoid before.
#10: Is THC-O Good for THC Beginners?
Generally, if you’re new to THC compounds, it’s better to work your way up to THC-O, as beginners will not have a strong enough tolerance to its effects. This could lead to feelings of anxiety as the nervous system is not used to such a strong psychoactive. For beginners, delta 8 and delta 10 are better options.
#11: What Time of Day is Best to Take THC-O?
THC-O can be taken at any time of day. But, be aware that the strong effects can make it difficult to get certain tasks done. We do not recommend taking THC-O acetate during working hours. Set aside a few hours when you have nothing to do so that you can sit back and enjoy the cannabinoid’s effects.
#12: What is the Fastest-Acting Form of THC-O?
If you want to feel the effects of THC-O within minutes, try inhaling it with a vape. This is the fastest-acting delivery method, as well as the most potent.
#13: What is the Longest-Lasting Form of THC-O?
If you want to feel the effects of THC-O for as long as possible, opt for an edible or capsule. Edibles and capsules can remain effective for up to 8 hours. However, the duration of effects depends on how large of a dose you have taken.
#14: Which THC-O Strain Should I Choose?
At Binoid, we offer numerous THC-O products that come in a variety of strains. This is because they contain terpene profiles borrowed from breeds of the hemp plant. There are three main types of strains to choose from:
- Indica strains are more soothing and are great for evening time.
- Sativa strains are more uplifting, making them a good daytime choice.
- Hybrid strains offer a balance between the two, making them more versatile.