What is Delta 8 THC?
Per Harvard Website
“Delta-8-THC is found in trace quantities in cannabis, but can be distilled and synthesized from hemp. It is increasingly being marketed as medical marijuana with less of the high and less of the anxiety that can come with this high. Unlike the other compounds discussed here, Delta-8-THC is an intoxicating cannabinoid, but it has only a fraction of the high that THC causes — and much less of the accompanying anxiety and paranoia. It can alleviate many of the same symptoms that cannabis can, making it a potentially attractive medicine for people who want little to do with the high of cannabis. It is thought to be especially helpful for nausea and appetite stimulation. There is some evidence (albeit from a very small study of 10 children) that suggests delta-8-THC may be an effective option to prevent vomiting during chemotherapy treatments for cancer. While the claims for delta-8 are intriguing, there is a lack of good human studies to substantiate its efficacy or safety, so we need to take the marketing claims with a grain of salt.”
What is THC-O Acetate and how will I feel?
Most people who use cannabis will know what CBD and marijuana (Delta-9) feel like. A few less know about Delta-8. THC-O is one of the new kids on the block and is quickly gaining in popularity. Its unique features may surprise even long-time users of cannabis.
THC-O Acetate, THC-O for short (not THC0), is an acetylated form of THC. THC-O is a prodrug – meaning research has indicated that molecules of THC-O remain inactive until it breaks down in the body through a metabolic process.
Some companies will say that THC-O is 3x stronger than THC. While this may be true for Marijuana THC-O, this is not the case for Hemp THC-O. However, many users still experience some slight psychoactive effects. This includes increased visuals and sound.