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WHAT IS THC-O?

WHAT IS THC-O?

Posted by https://mellowfellow.fun/blogs on 4th Jan 2022

WHAT IS THC-O?

THC-O has been making headlines recently as one of the latest exciting compounds to gain popularity within the legal hemp market in the United States. With the seemingly endless array of new cannabinoids and other compounds being introduced with each year, our team at Mellow Fellow wants to make sure that our customers are informed and up-to-date on all the latest info related to hemp-derived self-care and wellness.


So, what exactly is THC-O? Follow along with this blog to find out about the compound: what it is, how it's derived, and other important details.


KNOW YOUR CANNABINOIDS: WHAT IS THC-O?


Firstly, while THC-O is a cannabinoid just like ones you may already be aware of, the main difference between it and the phytocannabinoids THC, CBD, and CBG is that unlike these compounds, THC-O does not occur naturally within the hemp plant, and therefore needs to be man-made. According to CannabisTech, THC-O is actually produced by using specific chemicals to acetylate the THC compound.


Another main difference between THC-O acetate and other hemp compounds is that is takes longer for its effects to be felt by the user: "The reason for the delay is that THC-O-acetate is a prodrug of THC, meaning it needs to be deacetylated by enzymes in our bodies before the THC becomes active enough for us to feel the effects."


THC-O: THE PSYCHEDELIC CANNABINOID


There’s something else that sets THC-O apart from some of the other natural and synthetic cannabinoids available today:


With a potency estimated to be about 300% that of THC, the acetate version of the drug is considered to be very psychedelic and introspective. But, like other isolates, due to the processing required to make this substance, all the other beneficial compounds found in the plant have been stripped away.

- CannabisTech


For those hemp and cannabis enthusiasts wanting to take their experiences to the next level, THC-O may potentially be the liftoff you've been searching for!

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