Some media outlets have reported this. 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. Many users describe that THC-O produces an almost psychedelic effect, with almost hallucinogenic effects. While there are no federal regulations that establish the minimum age required to purchase THC-O, there are state regulations that require consumers to be 18 years or older to purchase. Since the products only contain THC-O made from 100% hemp extract, companies can manufacture, distribute and sell to consumers in the United States completely legally.
While not much is known about the effects of THC-O, those who use this cannabinoid believe that it can help relieve pain, increase appetite and reduce anxiety. And its effects are very similar to those of Delta 9, but because it binds more closely to the body's cannabinoid receptors than other forms of THC, THC-O is more intoxicating than Delta 8, Delta 10, or HHC and even stronger than THC Delta 9 (more on that later). THC-O is a new and cutting-edge cannabinoid (derived from hemp, like Delta), which has psychoactive effects and euphoric sensations associated with the typical properties of cannabis consumption. THC-O is superior to the traditional and illegal Delta 9-THC because it contains practically all the benefits and effects of Delta 9-THC, but it is fully legal at the federal level and legal in 41 states of the United States.
Both THC-O and Delta 9-THC produce euphoric psychoactive effects in consumers and bring a wide variety of medical and recreational benefits. The difference between CBD (cannabidiol) and THC-O (tetrahydrocannabinol) is that CBD does not have the psychoactive effects that THC-O has. Although THC-O only began to attract consumers' attention in the last two years, being sold mainly in vaping carts and edible products, the US military began studying its effects as early as the middle of the 20th century. The studies listed below show that when sufficient heat is applied to THC-O, thermal degradation can cause the formation of a dangerous pulmonary toxicant called ketene.
THC-O is one of the newest cannabinoids to date, so there are no definitive studies on the long-term effects of THC-O. Initially, THC-O produced an airy effect similar to that of Jack Herer, but without the spicy touch that many consumers get from strong sativas. CBD can be used for numerous health reasons, but it will never provide the consumer with the psychoactive effects that THC-O and Delta 9 would provide. In addition, most of the information on THC-O completely discourages smoking, suggesting that the cannabinoid is a prodrug, a chemical substance that must be metabolized for it to take effect.
On the other hand, the effects of THC-O are not felt until the body has fully processed it, as are edible products with THC.