The Difference Between THC-O and Delta 8: A Comprehensive Guide

THC-O and Delta-8 are two cannabinoids derived from hemp, both of which can cause the user a “high”. However, they are not the same thing. THC-O is much more potent than Delta-8 and should be dosed accordingly. In general, both cannabinoids have totally different effects and may be suitable for different uses. THC-O is significantly stronger not only than Delta-8 and -10, but also than normal THC.

Some consumers have reported a more spiritual high with strong effects that can even touch hallucinogens. Like any medication, the effects and tolerance will vary from person to person. THC-O is a compound, meaning it's not a natural cannabinoid and, unlike CBD or D8, you won't find any level of it in your flower. This is one of the biggest differences between THC-O and Delta 8.Organic solvent acetic anhydride is administered to the THC delta-8 molecules, a process that removes all terpenes and flavonoids, leaving behind a thick THC isolate with motor oil, tasteless, odorless and with polarizing power. This makes THC-O up to three times more potent than Delta-8.Delta-10 THC and THC-O (short for THC-O-acetate) represent two of the newer THC variants that are rapidly gaining popularity.

Delta-9 THC represents the safest variant of THC, since there is a reservoir of clinical knowledge and studies on its effects. Comparatively, delta 8 THC has a similar intense effect, with an emphasis on the more relaxing components of THC, only much milder. The general consensus is that THC-O is approximately three times stronger than THC delta 9, so the dose would be approximately one-third of what would normally be taken when using normal THC products.

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