Although tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THC-P) is one of the newer discoveries found within the hemp plant (only been available to us for less than a year), it has already become an incredibly sought-after cannabinoid. It’s not surprising then, that its fast rise in popularity mainly has to do with those psychoactive effects, which are powerful, to say the least.
Now, you can find THC-P in all kinds of product forms, from potent vapes (disposable vape pens and vape cartridges) to delicious gummies that promise hours of effects. And, while many people like to enjoy this cannabinoid all on its own, it’s best to know that taking it with other cannabinoids can really take your hemp experience to a whole new level of absolute bliss.
What Exactly is THC-P?
Tetrahydrocannabiphorol is one of the latest cannabinoid discoveries, founded in December of 2019 by a team of researchers applying advanced chromatographic analysis methods to a sample of the hemp plant. This cannabinoid exists in only trace levels, which is why we didn’t even know that it existed until now.
Tetrahydrocannabiphorol is not a new cannabinoid - it’s always existed naturally in hemp, but it is new to our awareness of the plant’s chemical composition. Because of that, there’s still a lot to learn about it when it comes to its overall effects on the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Good news is, the same team of researchers that first discovered THC-P did study it further, which is why we already understand quite a bit about its properties that directly relate to how this compound can make us feel.
What Makes THC-P So Unique?
Now, since tetrahydrocannabiphorol is a very unique hemp compound, maybe the most noteworthy thing about it is that it acts on CB1 receptors about 31x as effectively as delta-9 THC. These CB1 receptors refer to “cannabinoid receptors” in the body’s nervous system. Besides these receptors being responsible for the psychoactive response we get from THC-based compounds, they also have the job of regulating different nervous system functions and processes, ranging from our mood to our sensitivity to physical discomfort.
What all this means is that THC-P is, to put it in simple terms, an extremely potent cannabinoid – more potent than anything else that exists on the market as of now. Again, there’s still a lot more to learn about the cannabinoid, but we’re happy to say that we already have a great idea of what this means for its effects.
How Will THC-P Affect Me?
Now, let’s get to the fun part, which is talking about tetrahydrocannabiphorol’s effects. First, we need to make one thing clear: this is a cannabinoid that packs a punch when it comes to its high. Basically, THC-P promotes the most powerful psychoactive effects out of any cannabinoid that we know of. For comparison, THC-P is said to be about 10x as intoxicating as delta-9 THC. That makes it significantly more intoxicating than THC-O-acetate (THC-O), which’s already known for its powerful high.
In terms of what the ‘high’ is like, the general consensus is that tetrahydrocannabiphorol’s incredibly euphoric, perfect for those people out there who could use a serious boost when it comes to their mood. Besides that, the high seems to have the ability to put the mind & body at ease, and due to how strong its psychoactive effects are, couchlock is definitely not out of the question.
The icing on this amazing cannabinoid seems to be how tetrahydrocannabiphorol offers the same non-psychoactive effects as delta-9, again, only at a more potent level. Meaning, THC-P could be useful for things like physical discomfort, nausea, low appetite and stress.
How to Incorporate THC-P into Your Hemp Lifestyle
Are you ready to dive into the world of THC-P? If there’s one thing that you should keep in mind when starting a new routine with this cannabinoid, it’s that it is recommended to start slow. Because of how potent its effects are, you’ll need to begin with a low amount and work your way up gradually. Even someone who has a good tolerance to a cannabinoid like delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol or hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) may find the effects of tetrahydrocannabiphorol too intense if they try to take a high dosage right off the bat. THC-P products on the market come with instructions on the labels that tell you how much to take per serving.
Mixing THC-P with Other Cannabinoids: A Hemp-Derived High Like Never Before
A lot of people don’t take advantage of the enjoyable experience you can get from mixing and matching cannabinoids. But, THC-P can be taken with other cannabinoids, since cannabinoids do not cause a negative interaction, coming from the same plant.
So, what’s going to happen when you combine tetrahydrocannabiphorol with another cannabinoid? Basically, it’s gonna make your experience a lot more psychoactive and euphoric in the process. THC-P can be taken with any other cannabinoid, whether it be CBD, delta-8 THC, THC-O, etc.
Another reason for mixing cannabinoids is actually to take the “edge off” of tetrahydrocannabiphorol’s potency. By mixing THC-P with a “weaker” cannabinoid, including non-psychoactive ones like CBD and CBG, you will be able to enjoy those elated, uplifting qualities of THC-P but in a way that feels more balanced and less intense.
The specifics of the experience you’re in for when mixing tetrahydrocannabiphorol with another cannabinoid depends on a few factors, such as:
Dosage/Milligram Strength: How much you take of each cannabinoid has a lot to do with how you’ll feel. Taking 5mg of THC-P and 20mg of delta 8 at the same time, for example, will be less psychoactive than taking 5mg of delta 8 and 20mg, since delta 8 is significantly “weaker” than THC-P.
Delivery Method: The delivery method of each product you take is going to make quite a difference as well. This is because, as we know, each delivery method behaves differently when it comes to the onset time of effects, duration of effects, and potency of effects. For example, gummies offer more of a body high, take 90 minutes or so to “kick in,” and can provide effects for up to 8 hours. Vape cartridges, meanwhile, kick in within minutes, with effects for a couple of hours that are more potent than gummies, and more cerebral in nature.
Strain: If you’re taking two cannabinoid products that each come in a specific strain, that will impact how you feel. For instance, mixing a THC-P vape that’s a Sativa with a THC-O vape that’s an Indica will give you a customized hybrid experience, where the properties are neither too invigorating nor too mellowing.
Give THC-P a Try, On Its Own, or with Other Cannabinoids
Overall, tetrahydrocannabiphorol is a cannabinoid that comes with a lot of potential, and, is particularly going to gratify anyone who craves a particularly potent high. THC-P is also an amazing way to enhance your routine with an existing cannabinoid, by making the entire experience even more psychoactive, while getting in those powerful uplifting effects and soothing body high like never before.