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What Is THC-O?

THC-O Acetate (THC-O) is a hemp-derived isomer with strong psychotropic properties, meaning it has the ability to alter mood, behavior, and perception. It is sometimes referred to as “the spiritual cannabinoid.” THC-O may also help reduce pain, promote relaxation, and decrease stress.

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FAQ's

Q: What Are the Effects of THC-O?

A: THC-O is well-known for its strong psychotropic effects which contribute to boosting mood, enhancing creativity, and providing a sense of euphoria—hence the nickname “the spiritual cannabinoid.” Many consumers have also found THC-O beneficial to manage depression, aid in sleep, and provide full body relaxation. Research indicates THC-O has anti-inflammatory properties which may help reduce pain. Moderate to high amounts of THC-O produces a more immersive experience which makes it ideal for individuals practicing meditation or breathwork. THC-O may also help reduce pain, promote relaxation, and decrease stress. 

Q: When Will I Feel THC-O’s Effects?

A: THC-O has a delayed onset of effects, up to 90 minutes longer, compared to other cannabinoids. When THC-O enters your system, it must be metabolized to deacetylate before producing effects. After THC-O metabolizes, it will produce benefits and effects similar to other forms of THC by binding with receptors in your body. Onset times vary by product type.

Q: How Does THC-O Compare to Other Forms of THC?

A: THC-O is considered three times stronger than Delta-9 THC and five times stronger than Delta-8 THC. While each cannabinoid has unique properties, consider how THC-O compares to some of the other forms of THC below:


  • Similar to Delta-9 THC and Delta-8 THC, THC-O may also help reduce pain, promote relaxation, and decrease stress. 
  • THC-O may encourage creativity like Delta-10 THC; however, THC-O may create a more immersive experience and provide full body relaxation while Delta-10 THC has more energizing effects. 
  • THCv may also help decrease stress, but THC-O, like many other forms of THC, may increase appetite while THCv may act as an appetite suppressant.

    Learn more about how THC-O compares to other cannabinoids in our “What Are Cannabinoids?” guide. 

Q: How Much Do I Use? 

A: THC-O has strong psychotropic effects and is considered stronger than other forms of THC. It also has a delayed onset of effects, up to 90 minutes longer, compared to other cannabinoids. We suggest going slow by starting with the recommended serving size to understand how THC-O affects you. Gradually increase or decrease your dosing in different sessions as needed to feel your desired effects.

Q: Does THC-O Show Up on a Drug Test?

A: Metabolites are your body’s reaction to consuming any form of THC, including THC-O, and these metabolites will trigger many drug tests. Different methods of delivery produce varying levels of metabolites within your body. As a precaution, you should not take these products if you need to pass a drug test. 

Q: Is THC-O Legal?

A: The 2018 Farm Bill confirms all derivatives, isomers, and cannabinoids in hemp are legal. However, the bill set restrictions stating all final products must contain 0.3% or less of Delta-9 THC. THC-O products we sell are derived from hemp and will always contain 0.3% or less Delta-9 THC. Although there are no current age restrictions from the federal government on hemp derived products, the company policy for our stores is to sell to those 18 years of age or older. Federal regulations state inhalants can only be consumed by those who are 21 years of age and older in the United States, so THC-O smokables are an age-restricted product. 

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