Yes, THC-O is much more potent than Delta Eight THC.
The high you get from consuming a product containing THC-O is significantly stronger than the high you get from consuming a product having Delta 8 THC in it.
THC-O or Delta-8: Which is stronger?
Delta 8 THC provides a gentle and pleasant high. Delta 8 THC has been reported to relax its users and supposedly relieve them from any pain that they are feeling.
Delta Eight makes its users feel euphoric. There are rarely any side effects associated with it, so it is safe to say this is a strain you can opt for without having to worry too much about any adverse effects.
It is not hard to handle the high that D8 THC gives you, which is why this is a good choice for beginners. It calms them down and helps them unwind giving them a really good feeling in their body.
THC-O on the other hand is said to be very psychedelic and extreme.
According to some users, its effects are comparable to those of a small dose of Lysergic Acid diethylamide (LSD). Some of them even briefly encounter hallucinations.
The high from THC-O is stronger and even considered to be spiritual owing to its illusionary nature. If you are one for spiritual healing, psychic embodiment and ethereal feelings then you should go for THC-O.
How are THC-O and Delta 8 different from each other?
Delta 8 THC and THC-O are chemically different so their effect on the body also differs accordingly.
Chemically, to understand how THC-O and Delta 8 THC differ from each other, you need to know how Delta Eight and THC-O occur in nature.
THC-O is a processed strain of Delta-8 THC. Consider D8 THC to be raw fish contained in sushi. You can eat it like that. THC-O would then either be deep-fried fish or fish cooked with soup, anything you’d like to imagine.
To make THC-O, first CBD is extracted from hemp biomass. The CBD extract is used to make Delta Eight THC through the process of distillation. The Delta Eight THC is then combined with acetyl anhydride, which reacts to form the chemical compound for THC-O.
THCO, being a processed strain, is highly potent and hits much harder than Delta Eight THC. It gives its users an intense high. Some even go on hallucinating trips because of the psychedelic effects of THC-O.
Unlike THC-O, Delta-8 THC gives its users a mild effect. It is a less psychoactive substance so it relaxes people, giving them a comfortable, easing and pleasant high.
The process of making THC-O
THC-O can be extracted by following some specific processes, which are as follows:
- Firstly, hemp grown by farmers is sent to processing plants where CBD is extracted. The hemp biomass is processed chemically and physically to obtain CBD from the plants.
- After that comes the process of extracting THC which is done with extreme caution. This is a very time-consuming process because you need to make sure that the extract is not contaminated.
- The distinctive quality of THCO is revealed in the third step. Acetic anhydride is added to the THC at this phase as a result of which THC acetate ester is created. It is also known as THC-O-acetate or THC acetate.
The process of making Delta 8 THC
The CBD extraction process for making Delta Eight is the same as that for THC-O.
After that process, the CBD extract is isomerized and converted into D-8 THC. Isomerization is the process of transformation of a molecule into a different chemical conformation.
In this method, CBD is converted into Delta 8 THC by using heat, an acid catalyst, and a solvent.
Delta-8 or THC-O: Which is easily available?
Because THC-O is a relatively new development in the cannabis industry and its usage is still growing, there aren’t many THC-O products available. D8 THC on the other hand has been in the market for a while now, so there are businesses that have devoted a lot of research and development funds to it.
In addition to this, Delta-8 THC is arguably the most well-known cannabinoid after CBD. As a result, Delta-8 THC has a far wider variety of flavours than THC-O.
You will find many rows of items, variations, and tastes of Delta-8 THC Carts in your cannabis dispensary. However, there might only be a few highly sought-after flavours of THC-O available.
Can you overdose on Delta 8 THC as a beginner?
While Delta 8 THC is generally considered to be safe, you cannot ignore the dire and wretched consequences of overdosing on it.
Due to this reason, if you are a first-timer, it is recommended that when you consume Delta-8 or any cannabis product for that matter, you do it under the supervision of someone who you trust and who is experienced with weed.
It does no harm if you do some extra research yourself and looks up the product and its effects online. It is always good to be informed about the proper dosage for a beginner than to unnecessarily risk your well-being.
- Is it safe for me to combine THC-O and Delta-8 THC?
If you are someone who enjoys experimenting with weed combinations, then you can go ahead with it. However, if you just began your weed trials then we recommend you not to start mixing and combining. You do not want a bad trip.
- Which is the best way for a beginner to use THC-O?
Cannabis gummies are the ideal cannabis product for a beginner who wants to consume THC-O.
- Is Delta 8 THC better than THC O?
It all comes down to individual preferences. While some people merely want to unwind and rest for which they prefer Delta-8, others enjoy the spiritual experience they have when they consume THC O.
- Is it legal to consume THC O?
While it is legal in some places, THC-O has yet to acquire a completely classified status in the UN conventions. So, its legality is an ambiguous matter.