THC-O is a semi-synthetic analog and prodrug of delta-9 THC, and is said to be three times more potent than delta-9 and five times more powerful than delta-8 THC. It has been referred to as the “psychedelic cannabinoid” or even “the spiritual cannabinoid” due to its borderline hallucinatory effects. Moderate doses of THC-O induce a euphoric high similar to delta-9, but with notable hallucinogenic and psychedelic effects. THC-O fans say they feel that the effects of THC-O strains are much clearer and have fewer negative side effects than the highs produced by THC, Delta 9, or any other cannabinoid.
THCP is more potent than THC-O because of the length of its alkyl side chain. THCP has a seven-bond alkyl side chain, while THC-O has a five-bond alkyl side chain. The main difference between THC-O and Delta 9-THC is federal and state legality. THC-O is fully federally legal in 41 states, while Delta 9-THC is illegal and federally illegal in most states.
Both THC-O and Delta 9-THC produce euphoric psychoactive effects on consumers and carry a wide variety of medical and recreational benefits. If you are new to cannabis, it is important to start with a low dose when trying THC-O for the first time. If you normally prefer low doses, such as 5 mg of Delta 9, try a third of that dose when you first try 1.5 mg of THC-O. A more experienced cannabis user who normally chooses a higher dose, such as 25 mg, may start with 7.5 mg of THC-O. Starting at a low dose helps avoid the experience I remember from my first meal. In conclusion, THC-O is much more potent than other types of THC, approximately three times more potent than normal delta-9 THC.
It has been called the “psychedelic cannabinoid” or even “the spiritual cannabinoid” because of its borderline hallucinatory effects. If you are new to cannabis, it is important to start with a low dose when trying THC-O for the first time.