What is THC-O?

THC-O-acetate is a cannabinoid that is ultimately derived from the hemp plant, but it’s processed synthetically to change its molecular structure, which in turn changes the effects that it has on the body.  This means you cannot simply extract THC-O from hemp like you can other cannabinoids like delta 8 or even cannabidiol (CBD). 

Unsurprisingly, THC-O-acetate is a psychoactive cannabinoid, as we have come to expect from all forms of THC.  Delta 8 THC is known for being a milder form of delta 9 THC, as is delta 10 THC, the newer minor cannabinoid on the market.  The biggest difference between THC-O and these other alternative THC compounds is that it’s actually more potent than delta 9 – at least 3x, to be exact, making it powerfully psychoactive.

THC-O-acetate is, without a doubt, a fascinating cannabinoid to say the least, and one that’s very different from delta 8 THC which is currently enjoying huge popularity.  Still, THC-O is extremely potent, and should best be reserved for those who already have a good tolerance to the psychoactive effects of other forms of THC.  As THC-O does become available on the market, you can expect to find it in familiar forms like gummies and vape oils that come in a rich array of popular strains.