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What Are Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids?

Updated: Jan 5


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NEW CANNABINOIDS


New hemp derived cannabinoids like Delta-8 and THC-P 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?


THCP


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.


HHC


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.


Delta8 THC


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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