What Are Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids?
New cannabinoids like Delta-8 and THCO are popping up everywhere, and consumers are excited to get their hands on them. Some are rumored to be more potent than THC despite being similar, while others have milder effects on the body. That is why you should only purchase them from authorized retailers.
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES?
Tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THCP) is a newly discovered phytocannabinoid that naturally occurs in low concentrations in cannabis plants. Despite being similar to THC, there is some evidence that THCP may be up to 33 times more potent than regular THC, causing a more powerful impact on the psychoactivity of cannabis strains. In addition, THCP may relieve chronic pain, provide sedative effects on the body, and soothe insomnia.
However, it's easy to take an overdose leading to dizziness and a dry mouth. So far, there isn't concrete evidence to show the pros and cons of TCHP because of limited research.
THCO is also known as THC-O acetate. It is a hemp derivative that is approximately three times more potent than regular delta-9 THC. Some call it a psychedelic cannabinoid because it can cause hallucinatory effects in consumers. In addition, it increases sensory perception and has euphoric effects. However, the production process is toxic to humans, and many vendors of THCO products aren't fully aware of all the components of their products.
Additionally, it's easy to take an overdose because THCO takes 20 minutes or more to kick in. Also, THCO will show up in drug tests. Finally, lawmakers are concerned about the lack of information and unsafe production methods.
Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a hemp derivative that contains a hydrogen compound that THC lacks. HHC causes less potent psychoactive effects on the body compared to delta-9 THC. While scientists and some consumers say that the HHC high is equal to delta-8 high, others have noticed that the HHC high is lower than delta-8. HHC has similar effects to THC. Nonetheless, you have to take in higher quantities to feel the effects. Manufacturers should only produce HHC in a grounded, explosion-proof environment because it can cause an explosion.
Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol is a psychoactive cannabis compound. It has milder but similar effects on the body compared to delta9. Delta8 provides pain and nausea relief, soothes insomnia, and reduces anxiety. It also causes happy feelings and euphoria. The side effects of delta9 are anxiety, dry mouth, paranoia, red eyes, and short-term memory. The effects of Delta-8 vary from person to person. Depending on the level of experience with cannabis products, the method of consumption, and the quantity.
These are just a few examples, and even now as this article is being written, scientist are discovering even more cannabinoids and ways to infuse them into more products for the consumer!
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