The cannabis plant has two main subspecies, Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa, and they can be differentiated by their different physical characteristics. Very little scientific research has been done on the effects and dangers of using THC-O. Some media outlets have reported that THC-O can be up to 3 times more potent than THC. According to consumers' experiences, this compound is capable of producing more psychedelic effects than other cannabinoids.
It has also been said that these effects tend to have a more spiritual tone. Some theories state that, since THC-O acetate is synthetic, users are less likely to test positive for drugs to detect marijuana use. However, tests can rarely differentiate between THC and its analogs. You are more likely to test positive.
Although THC-O is derived from a natural compound in hemp (Delta-), synthetic elements are involved. In addition, since THC-O is relatively new and its popularity has just grown in popularity, it hasn't been studied enough and there are no clear or specific recommendations for its dosage. Anecdotal data indicate that THC-O has significant therapeutic potential when used in place of an edible tincture. In general, THC-O vape carts are the least safe method of consumption, and users should opt for a different type of THC-O product.
THC-O, although derived from hemp, is technically analogous to a Schedule I drug (cannabis), and it could be said to be a Schedule I drug in and of itself, according to the Federal Analogs Act of 1986. Because there is so little research and few regulations, the risks that the use of THC-O can entail are virtually unknown. More research is still needed to scientifically determine the medicinal and therapeutic effects of THC-O. Also called THC-O-acetate, this compound is not derived from hemp in the same way as other cannabis products, such as CBD, CBG and CBN. THC-O is relatively understudied, unregulated and semisynthetic, so its use involves some risk.
While most are advertised as organic or natural, hazardous chemicals are often used when manufacturing THC-O. Gummies are one of the most popular ways to consume cannabinoids such as CBD, D8 and D9, and THC-O is no exception. THC-O may seem to fit this description and is therefore considered legal, but it's more complicated than that. If this bill becomes law, only people over 21 years of age will be able to purchase products that contain Delta-8, THC-O and hexahydrocannabinol (HHC).
This consumption method can be dangerous, since heating the chemicals and by-products used to create THC-O-acetate is highly flammable. Acetic anhydride is highly flammable, so it's crucial that you don't try to produce THC-O at home and only buy it from a reliable source. For now, yes, because THC-O is derived from federally legal hemp and does not contain delta-9 THC.