Medusa’s 2000mg Upper Cut blends and devices set themselves a cut above the rest. With a super potent mix of delta 8 live resin and superstar cannabinoids extracts THCH and THCjd, these blends are crafted to do exactly that: knock you out of your socks! For the unaware, THCH and THCjd are two of some of the strongest cannabinoid extracts on the market with the potency of THCH estimated to be around 10-15x stronger than normal delta 9-THC you’d find in cannabis, and THCjd approximately 19x stronger than THC. Thus we feel it’s necessary to say, start slow!
This is the Gush Mintz blend of Upper Cut, which is traditionally an indica-dominant hybrid strain created from the mixing of Kush Mints and the result of F1 Durb and Gushers. Gush Mintz is known as having a relaxing but very euphoric stone, and users say this blend causes a calm but intense buzz just like the strain it is inspired from.
Please note that each of Medusa’s Upper Cut disposable pens are pre-charged and ready to go right out of the box and therefore, these pens are not rechargeable or refillable.
As the cannabinoids and cannabinoid extracts in this medley have been carefully crafted to hit you right in the noggin’, it is recommended that upon first use, you consume much less than other vaping products, and 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, THCH, and THCjd 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 THC-H?
Tetrahydrocannabihexol, or THCH, or THC-H as it is often spelled in organic chemistry, is a newly discovered cannabinoid that was recently isolated from the cannabis plant in 2020 by a team of Italian chemists. It is therefore naturally occurring in the plant, but only in very small concentrations. Thus, if you are using THCH products, the cannabinoids you are consuming were derived through a process involving high amounts of delta 8-THC. The amounts that occur naturally within the plant are far too small for extraction and mass use. It is known chemically as Δ8-THCH and is a delta-8 THC product, but a very potent form of delta 8.
If you’ve perhaps heard of THCP, THCH is similar to it in that these two have some of the longest chemical chains which translates to these two homologs of THC being some of the most, if not the most potent cannabinoid compounds currently on the market. Some estimates going around say that THCH is approximately 10-15x stronger than THC, while THCP is around 30x stronger than THC. So it goes without saying that those consuming THCH or THCP products should do so very carefully, and be patient! THCH is considered one of the most potent cannabinoids you can buy. Consuming small amounts and giving yourself about 30 minutes to judge your level, at least the first time you use it, is the safest and best way to start.
In terms of the effects of THCH, it feels similar to THC but with the volume cranked up to 11. Users often report that THCH is very psychoactive and gives a euphoria that is distinct than all of the other cannabinoids, perhaps simply due to its overwhelming strength. Much like THCP, users also say that a very strong mental and physical buzz is present as well so if you consume THCP or THCH, get ready for a full-body experience!
What is THC-jd?
THCjd, like other newcomers THCH and HHC, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in cannabis although it is present in very small amounts in the plant. Due to it occurring naturally in tiny quantities, products featuring THCjd are typically produced using an isomerization process with CBD to produce it on a grand scale. Interestingly THCjd, also like THCH, has a long side-chain in its chemical structure and generally, the length of the side-chains in these cannabinoids translates to potency. Thus, THCjd is extremely strong, estimated to be around 19x stronger than regular delta-9 THC.
Often, you might hear claims like these that say “this is 5x stronger than THC”, or “this is 10x as potent as THC”, but what does this mean really? If something is 5x stronger than THC, this means that these molecules bind to the receptors they fit in in the body (the CB1 receptors but CB2 as well), five times more effectively than THC. And the more this molecule, in neuroscience called a ligand, binds to its appropriate receptor, the more time this receptor will be open or active to trigger the euphoria and effects associated with THC.
The -jd in the name THC-jd comes from the octyl group attached to the THC molecule and so THCjd is chemically known as tetrahydrocannabioctyl and perhaps even more specific, as Δ9-THCjd, because it is a delta-9 molecule. While there are other forms of THC on the market such as delta-8 or now even delta-10 THC, this is therefore a very potent form of delta-9 THC.
Due to the strength of THCjd, the potential of psychoactive effects occurring when using THCjd are very elevated comparing to consuming regular or delta-9 THC. Users report heavy euphoria and effects very similar to those using delta-9 THC, but with everything turned up to 11 or 12. Due to the extreme potency of THCjd, it is recommended that when consuming it you operate no heavy machinery and start slow. If you are used to regular delta-9 THC products, on your initial use consume a fraction what you normally would and wait 30 minutes before you decide to consume again.
Take 1 hit and wait approximately 30 minutes before deciding whether to take more.
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