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THC-O-Acetate: A Psychedelic Experience & Other Side Effects

The “Psychedelic Cannabinoid” — THC-O-Acetate — is stronger than Delta-8 and gives you a mild psychedelic high. Canna-thusiasts are eager to try this new compound and see how it compares to Delta-8, CBD, and classic THC. The bonus. THC-O can be created from hemp, making it federally legal and available in all 50 states.

Where does THC-O come from?

THC-O was first discovered during early cannabis research in the 1940s by the U.S. military. Scientists were looking for a non-lethal incapacitating agent. In tests, THC-O was shown to decrease motor function.  

To make THC-O from hemp, the chemist must isolate the THC and add an acetic anhydride to the mixture to change the THC into an acetate — THC-O-Acetate. This chemical process requires a professional lab to ensure the compound is produced safely.

What Are The Effects of THC-O?

The “high” from THC-O is comparable, if not stronger, than THC. Many people report less paranoia than THC, an increased feeling of one-ness and emotional openness (similar to psilocybin), and mild psychedelic visuals. You also may feel an intense body high similar to Delta-8. THC-O is called the “psychedelic cannabinoid” because of its hallucinatory effects. It alters your perception of time and sensory information, which can result in subtle visuals and a feeling of “oneness.”

THC-O takes slightly longer for the body to process than Delta-9 or Delta-8. Most users notice the effects in about 45 minutes to an hour after inhalation, and the effects typically last between 4 and 5 hours.

Are There Any Negative Side Effects?

While there are no real harmful side effects from cannabinoids because THC-O is so much more potent than other cannabis products, we recommend being cautious about dosing. Overconsumption of traditional THC doesn’t pose much risk, but over-consuming THC-O could lead to some unpleasant side effects.

Taking too much THC-O can leave you feeling like you cannot move quickly, and you may feel disoriented. Some report feeling nauseous, dizzy, and extreme lethargy. Like other cannabis products, you’ll have to wait for the effects to wear off.

How To Enjoy Your Trip:

Making sure you have the best experience possible all comes down to planning your setting and going slow. Here are a few more tips:

  1. Always start with a very low dose to see how your body reacts.
  2. Never use THC-O if you have underlying heart disease.
  3. Don’t mix THC-O with other drugs.
  4. Have someone responsible that you trust with you while enjoying your trip.

Finally, we always recommend purchasing your THC-O from a reputable manufacturer that provides third-party lab tests.