What Is THC-O Acetate and How Would It Benefit You?

Cannabis Lab

With the legalization of hemp products, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, extraction companies worldwide are consistently creating products using some of the most uncommon cannabinoids. For years these compounds were pushed to the side as Delta-9 (potent THC cannabinoid in marijuana) made headlines. That is until products derived from hemp became legal to use, sell, and distribute, even across state lines. This generated a whole new market where these cannabinoids could shine and finally gain the recognition that they deserve.

One of those uncommon cannabinoids to take the spotlight as of late is a synthetic compound with a lot of potential. THC-O Acetate is one that you may not have heard of but has been of interest for quite some time. In fact, the US military were studying the effects of it as far back as 1949. Although the DEA was made aware of THC Acetate in 1978, when it discovered a lab in Jacksonville, Florida where it was being made, the compound never really made its way to the illicit market due to the lack of demand it would impose. After all, who would want a man-made, less common, and less known THC product when marijuana or Delta-9 THC products have higher availability? That's what some thought until congress made hemp products federally legal and manufacturers began discovering the unique effects THC-O provided.

If we've managed to snag your attention even for a moment, please grant us the time to explain what THC-O is and how it could benefit you. This cannabinoid is definitely one that is gaining a lot of attention and will surely change the landscape of the market for alternative products. We invite you to learn about this fascinating cannabinoid that we're thrilled to offer here at Superstrain.

What Is THC-O Acetate?

THC-O Acetate

THC-O is a synthetic cannabinoid that is new to the market. It is an acetylated version of the same THC you've come to know and love, yet it is much more potent. When searching information about THC-O and its potency, you may notice headlines referring to just how potent it really is, which is said to be three times more potent than THC alone. When acetyl groups with a molecule, it is common that it will increase the potency by a lot.

When the two come together and metabolize in the body, the interaction causes a potency experience that is beyond what normal THC effects offer. Many people refer to THC-O as the "spiritual cannabinoid" or the industry's "psychedelic cannabinoid" because the psychedelic experience it produces is often compared to the effects of psilocybin. 

How Is THC-O Acetate Made?

To begin with, the unique cannabinoid (THC-O) isn't something that naturally occurs in hemp. In fact, THC-O is synthetic, man made, and is a dangerous process, according to Dr. Ethan Russo. He's a renowned cannabis researcher and has shared that "the process of making THC-O is inherently dangerous. This is something that's got to be done in a technical lab with a vacuum hood and no exposure to humans."

Although it doesn't quite sound like it's a tedious process that requires a professional, making THC-O Acetate requires knowledge and understanding, and ultimately a professional that knows chemistry and exactly what they're doing. It's safe to say that not just anyone can make THC-O. It uses a highly-flammable compound that is known as acetic anhydride. The compound is added to THC. Below is a breakdown of how THC-O Acetate is made:

  • CBD is first extracted from raw hemp.
  • Delta-8 THC is then extracted from CBD.
  • Finally, Delta-8 THC and acetic anhydride are combined.
  • The result is THC-O Acetate.

How Can THC-O Benefit You?

Superstrain THC-O Disposable Vape

There are so many benefits around THC-O that you wouldn't believe. THC-O Acetate boasts unique properties that not only make it stronger but provides a range of feelings within the body and mind. Below is a list of perks as to how THC-O would benefit you.

  • Psychedelic Experience
  • Spiritual Effects
  • Immersive Feeling
  • Extreme Happiness
  • Fully Mental Experience
  • Complete Relaxation

It Is Very Strong

If you are already a fan of Delta-8, Delta-9, or Delta-10 THC, chances are you'll fall in love with THC-O. It is very strong and definitely one of the most potent cannabinoids. In fact, THC-O is 3 times more potent than Delta-9 THC, 5 times more potent than Delta-8 THC, and it even offers psychedelic effects. It is highly recommended to start by using a lower dosage so that you can accurately determine the best dosage for you.

It Is The Only Spiritual Cannabinoid

When you use any other THC product, you gain the normal effects that describes a "high". For years people have used THC products and expect that same feeling but things are changing. THC-O is different and it offers its own unique effects. It is described as the only spiritual cannabinoid and can be used during outdoor activities since the effects are more mental and not so much physical.

Your Tolerance To Delta 8 and Delta 9 Doesn't Matter

If you've gained a tolerance to Delta-8 or Delta-9 THC, which is common, especially for those that use THC products often, then you may gain some interest in knowing that THC-O Acetate isn't affected by tolerance buildup you've generated from using those cannabinoids.

Superstrain THC-O Products

While our Delta-8 THC products are certainly impressive, our THC-O Acetate products offer a different experience. There is so much to look forward to when using THC-O, from the effects you'll be introduced to, to the extraordinary potency in comparison to other THC products. Superstrain prides itself on staying ahead of the curve and offering the latest and greatest products. If you're looking for the latest in hemp-derived extracts, we urge you to browse our selection of Superstrain THC-O products.