Cake’s Cold Pack Cactus Jack blend will have you feeling the heat! With a heavy 1.5g mix of delta 8 THC, HHC, and THCP, these high-quality blends have been formulated to be extremely potent. For the unaware HHC, also sometimes known as HXC, is a cannabinoid somewhat similar in potency to delta 8 that has been rumored to give some pain relief and a gentle cerebral stone. THCP on the other hand, is said to be approximately 33x as potent as Delta 9 (and thus therefore much more powerful than delta 8) and is one of, if not the most, powerful cannabinoid sold on the market today.
This Cactus Jack version of Cake’s Cold Pack blends, which contains strain-inspired terpenes of the sativa, has an earthy and herbal flavor with undertones of spice. Cactus Jack is originally created through a cross of Cactus and Jack Herer and thus has similar qualities: a creeping buzz that culminates in a burst of creativity and motivation.
Each of Cake’s Cold Pack disposable vapes come pre-charged and are draw-activated meaning there is no button-pushing necessary and also come with a recharging port so you can get to the very last drop of each vape. As a company who has been in the cannabinoid business for some time, Cake third-party tests all of their products to ensure that you’re getting the real deal.
As the cannabinoids in this medley have been carefully selected to hit you right in the sweet spot, it is recommended that upon first use you consume much less than other vaping products. Start with one draw and wait approximately 30 minutes before deciding to use more. If you’re interested in the science or simply want to know more about the contents inside this vape, check out our informational sections on Delta 8 THC, HHC, and THCP below!
What is Delta 8 THC?
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds secreted from cannabis plants as resin. They have the ability to interact with our body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid that occurs in much smaller concentrations than most other cannabinoids.
Delta 8 is an isomer that forms as Delta-9 THC ages and oxidizes. This process increases the stability of the Δ8 molecular structure so that it does not degrade as easily and lasts much longer over time.
Delta-8 THC and Delta 9-THC contain similarities in their molecular structure. Both contain double bonds, but D8 contains the bond on the 8th carbon chain and not on the 9th. For that reason, D8 and D9 THC react similarly within the Endocannabinoid receptors in the body as a result of their similar presentation of structure and properties.
D8 requires an intricate process of extraction, isolation, conversion, and refinement. With Δ8 there are benefits and effects to serve both medicinal and recreational consumers. Because D8 occurs in smaller concentrations, it’s common to see it sold in the form of distillates or edibles.
The compound Δ8 legally derives from hemp and contains less than 0.3% Δ9-THC in accordance with the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill). Within the Bill, it states that all derivatives, isomers, and cannabinoids in hemp are federally legal provided that all final products contain less than 0.3% D9 THC.
- If you are subject to routine drug screenings, do not consume Δ8-THC.
- Each state has its own separate laws regarding hemp products. Please be aware of the laws within your state/province of residence.
- Psychotropic potency of Delta 8 THC will often vary. For this reason, please do not operate a vehicle after consuming Δ8 products.
- Consult your doctor before use.
What is HHC?
Hexahydrocannabinol or HHC is one of several hundred known cannabinoids found naturally occurring in hemp plants. It is only found in trace concentrations and has not been isolated in enough quantities for consumption until now.
There are ten types of HHC that are known and have shown to have slight variations from each other. HHC is very similar to THC, but its chemical structure does not consist of any double bonds. It is the opposite of cannabinol (CBN), which begins to form as THC breaks down. When THC breaks down, it will gain additional double-bonds and form CBN.
With HHC, all the double-bonds have broken and been replaced with hydrogen. This process is referred to as hydrogenation. The difference between HHC and THC is quite subtle, but it still changes the structure of the molecule, as well as how it binds to the Endocannabinoid receptors and pain receptors in the human body.
Due to the changes in the structure of the molecule, HHC tends to be much more stable. This stability enables HHC to have a longer shelf life before losing its potency like other forms of THC.
HHC offers similar effects and potency as THC. It has been said that HHC is more potent than Delta 8-THC, but slightly less potent than Delta 9-THC.
- If you are subject to routine drug screenings, do not consume HHC.
- 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 HHC will vary by dose and effects will also vary for users. Therefore, do not operate a vehicle after consuming HHC products.
- Consult your doctor before use.
What is THCP?
Cannabinoids and THCP Discovery
Phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids are the main beneficial compounds found in the cannabis plant. Phytocannabinoids are better known as cannabinoids. “Phyto” simply means “derived from plants”. Cannabinoids interact and bind to terpenes and flavonoids. The greatest concentration of cannabinoids are found in the cannabis plant resin or trichomes.
THCP is one of the hundreds of compounds that the cannabis plant produces in their resin filled trichomes. Only you may not have heard of it due to the fact that it has only recently been discovered by an Italian research team in 2019 while analyzing a medicinal cannabis strain named FM2.
Although there are many different cannabinoids, they all mostly have similar structure as they begin life as the same molecule known as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). It is commonly recognized as being the “mother cannabinoid”.
Cannabinoids found in raw cannabis are in their acidic form (THCA, CBDA, CBCA, etc). When contact with heat occurs, cannabinoids undergo a process known as decarboxylation. The reaction to the process results in a change of the cannabinoid from an acidic to non-acidic compound (THC, CBD, CBC, etc).
Without decarboxylation, cannabinoids in acidic form have little to no effect on the body. And this includes THCPA, as it also needs to undergo a heating process to become THCP. Contrary to most other cannabinoids, THCP is found in tiny quantities and is more than likely the reason it has gone undetected until recently.
THCP VS THC
THCP and THC have similar molecular structures. In fact, they are almost identical. Their side alkyl chain is the only thing that sets them apart.
A side alkyl chain is made up of carbon and hydrogen atoms that attach themselves to a molecule.
The alkyl chain in THC consists of 5 carbon atoms, while the alkyl chain in THCP consists of 7 carbon atoms. Researchers believe that the two extra carbon atoms on the side alkyl chain of THCP allows for a much higher potency than THC.
The reason for this is that the longer alkyl chain grants a much faster bind to cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). But it does seem to have a negative effect when the alkyl chain is too long as actions seem to decrease with more than 8 carbon atoms.
THCP Potency and Effects
More studies are being conducted on this newly found cannabinoid THCP. The effects are found to be somewhat identical to Delta 9-THC, but with much more added potency. Researchers believe that THCP is as much as 30 times more potent than THC.
THCP paired with other cannabinoids and terpenes has the potential to produce a substantial amount of pain relief or an effective sleep aid.
Effects will vary throughout energizing, soothing or sedating. If effects are similar then it must be recognized that commonly known THC side-effects may occur as well.
Use of THCP requires careful doses and should be monitored carefully to maximize benefits and diminish side-effects.
Begin with a slow single pull from the mouthpiece of the cartridge. Wait 60 minutes and then gradually increase your intake as needed. Discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur.
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