THCP combined with strain-specific Zaza terpenes for an added citrus and sour lime kick from Dank Lite! Zaza is a reported indica-dominant hybrid, created from the cross of the famous Blue Dream and Rare Dankness. Users say the pine and lime flavor notes are accompanied by a very sedating stone that can help nudge you into bed or just help you chill out. Or pig out, so keep some food handy. The dominant terpenes contained in Zaza are linalool, pinene, limonene, and myrcene.
This vape cartridge contains 1g of usable material, is hemp-derived, and usable with any 510-threaded battery. It contains only THCP and THCO distillate and terpenes and is free of MCT and other carriers, artificial additions, and cutting agents. As a company, Dank Lite prides itself on having some of the best hemp-derived products on the market; they utilize organic hemp cultivation practices and also lab-test their products for purity, potency, and safety.
For those new to THCP, THCP is a recently discovered cannabinoid that has been found to have a binding affinity for the CB1 receptor 33x higher than D9 THC, the form of THC most commonly found in cannabis. This means that THCP is incredibly potent and should be used sparingly! As this product contains both THCP and THCO, another very strong cannabinoid, new users should wait at least 30-45 minutes after first consumption before deciding to consume again. For more of the science behind THCO and THCP, check out our informational sections below!
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 as 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.
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.
Attach to any 510-threaded battery. Take one inhale at a time and wait 45 mins before using again.
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