The media has reported that THC-O is up to three times more potent than THC, and consumers have experienced more psychedelic effects with this compound. But is there any scientific evidence to back up these claims? In this article, we'll explore the potency of THC-O and the potential risks associated with its use. THC-O is a semisynthetic cannabinoid, and there is no confirmed data on its potency. Several news publications have reported that it is more potent than THC, but there have been no overdoses due to its consumption.
This could be encouraging, but it's important to note that THC-O has not been studied and is not controlled. Historically, some synthetic substances have caused psychosis, kidney damage, lung injuries, seizures, and other health problems.When taking THC-O for vaping, it's important to start small as it can have different effects on people. It's called a “prodrug” because it needs to be activated by heat before it can produce its effects. This means that it's chemically nearly identical to THC delta 9, the intoxicating compound found in marijuana plants.
As long as THC-O products come from hemp and do not contain more than 0.3% delta-9-THC, they are considered legal.Scientists speculate that THC-O is more potent than real THC delta 9 because it is more bioavailable to the body once metabolized. The Binoid tincture is available in concentrations of 1000 mg and 2500 mg and contains 92% of high-quality THC-O distillate. However, there is a risk of impurity with anything that is not controlled.The United States Controlled Substances Act (CSA) does not explicitly mention THC-O as a controlled substance, but it could still be considered a synthetic analog of THC under the Federal Analogs Act, 21 U. S.
C. § 813.The process for synthesizing THC-O consists of converting the CBD extracted from the hemp plant into THC delta-8.Nothing can clean, eliminate, or extract THC-O or any other derivative of the cannabis plant from the body. It could cause a failed drug test because it is a synthetic prodrug and analogue of THC delta-9 with a similar molecular structure, except for the acetate group. Many retailers that sell CBD (and Delta 8, Delta 10, HHC and THCP) also sell THC-O products online.