Terpenes from the Kush descendant Banana Kush have been blended with pure THCO Acetate distillate in this fruity offering from Bearly Legal. This vape cartridge works with 510-threaded batteries and utilizes an iKrusher Calibr Pro Vape tank with a ceramic core. The tank contains approximately 1ml total with 95% oil and 5% terpenes. Manufactured in the USA, the THCO oil is hemp-derived and distilled with no VG, PG, PEG, MCT, or any other cutting agent.
Banana Kush is originally bred from a cross of Ghost OG and Skunk Haze, and is known for its mellow buzz that can help some be a little more talkative or creative. The terpenes added here give the THCO oil a tropical aroma and taste that is slightly pungent and reminiscent of Bananas. While the BK strain contains an array of terpenes, the three dominant in the strain are limonene, valencene, and beta-caryophyllene. Banana Kush is one of few strains that contains a significant amount of valencene, a terpene who name is derived from Valencia oranges where it is found in abundance. A larger terpene, like beta-caryophyllene valencene has been found in research to contain anti-inflammatory properties.
Terpenes aside, newbies should beware as the dominant constituent in this oil, THCO, also known as THCO Acetate, is an analogue of THC that is said to be much more powerful than other cannabinoids such as delta 8 or delta 9 THC and thus should be consumed slowly and safely. It is recommended that when using for the first time, take only 1 puff and wait approximately 1-2 hours before consuming more to assess your tolerance level. To learn more about the science behind THCO, keep reading!
What Is THC-O-Acetate?
THC-O-Acetate is one of many known cannabinoids. It is considered a chemical compound in its simplest form that has the ability to attach itself to the receptors in the Endocannabinoid system in the human body.
THC-O-Acetate is also known to be referred to as THC Acetate, THC-O, as well as ATHC. But it is most commonly referred to as THC-O or ATHC. It is important to not confuse ATHC with THCa. THCa is a tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, which is a parent molecule to THC.
The major difference between the ATHC and THCa is that the “A” in ATHC is for acetate and the “a” in THCa is for acid. THCa naturally occurs in raw cannabis and converts to THC through a process known as decarboxylation. ATHC is not a naturally occurring cannabinoid and can only be made in a laboratory setting.
To process THC-O all other beneficial compounds, terpenes and flavonoids are removed and an isolate with no flavor or aroma is the result. THC-O in this unnatural state is typically a brown liquid and is referred to as an “analog” of its original compound form, which is THC.
The major difference between THC and THC-O is the acetate molecule that THC lacks. The addition of this new molecule to the compound structure makes the THC molecule stronger.
THC-O is absorbed and filtered by the liver in the same way any other cannabinoid that goes into your body. However, THC-O molecules are much more potent than smoked, vaped, dabbed or orally consumed THC. So despite how the body filters the molecules, the portion that is able to travel beyond the brain barrier will provide a very strong experience.
If you do not have any experience with THC-O, it is recommended that you start with a very small dose and increase dosages slowly to test your comfort levels. The experience that users have often reported after consuming THC-O is akin to a hallucinogenic experience induced by psilocybin.
- If you are subject to routine drug screenings, do not consume THC-O.
- Each state has their own separate laws regarding hemp products. Please be aware of the laws within your state/province of residence.
- Psychotropic potency of THC-O will often vary. For this reason, please do not operate a vehicle after consuming THC-O products.
- Consult your doctor before use.
Attach to a 510-threaded battery and vape away! Due to the potency of THCO, it is suggested to take only one puff and wait 1-2 hours for effects to settle in before using again.
THCO oil with Botanical Terpenes