THCP is a natural cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. It is already active before it enters the body. THCP is more potent than THC-O due to the length of its alkyl side chain. THCP has a seven-link alkyl side chain, while THC-O has a five-link alkyl side chain.
THC-O has become famous as the psychedelic cannabinoid because it is said to be up to three times stronger than THC. Its power is not in question. It is known for certain that it is very strong, so taking small amounts is recommended to establish tolerance. THC-O is also a prodrug, meaning that it only becomes fully active after the metabolism process, unlike THCP, which is already active before entering the body.
Researchers believe that THC-O and THCP have benefits similar to those of delta-8 and delta-9, such as pain relief, anti-inflammatory, stress reduction, sleep promotion, and overall health and well-being. Manufacturers have been determined to extract usable amounts of THC-O and THCP from cannabis because there isn't enough natural THCP in the plant and THC-O doesn't exist organically. You may need less THC-O and THCP to achieve the same pain relief as delta-9, as both compounds are significantly stronger. THC-O and THCP are still new products and there is much to learn about their benefits and possible side effects.
The legality of THC analogs, such as THC-O and THCP, is widely debated, and frankly, their legal status depends on where you are and who you ask. THCP comes with a seven-link alkyl side chain and creates even stronger psychedelic sensations than THC-O, but it doesn't cause hallucinations. So, if you're looking for a good night's sleep in an incredibly potent way, THCP is most likely the best option, but THC-O could also be useful when taken in unison with CBD. It is not recommended to consume THC-O and THCP separately or together for beginners who are not used to cannabis or euphorizers.
You might be comfortable buying one-eighth of marijuana at your local dealer, but compounds like THC-O and THCP simply don't work as well as growing a plant in your backyard and selling your crops. THC-O and THCP interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a vast neurochemical network that regulates basic functions, such as memory, mood, appetite, fertility, body temperature, pain, immune responses, fear perception, sleep, etc. THC-O, especially THCP, can cause anxiety if taken in large doses and cause a series of side effects, such as mental discomfort, overwhelming physical sensations, notable memory loss and paranoia.