NAM Wellness THCO 101: Your Insight into This Amazing Cannabinoid

NAM Wellness THCO 101: Your Insight into This Amazing Cannabinoid


THC-O-acetate (THCO) is a cannabinoid that seemed to come out of nowhere.  Yet, it has risen to the top of the must-try list almost overnight.  This fascinating hemp derivative is not as “new” as some people may think it is, but its effects are still new to its users, being completely unlike any other cannabinoid that hemp enthusiasts have ever tried.  The bottom line is that if what you’re seeking out is a powerful psychoactive effect that’s even stronger than delta-9 THC, THCO is an awesome choice.

THC-O-acetate comes in some unique forms, also making it a fantastic addition to your routine.  That’s one of the many reasons why we’ll go over everything you need to know about THCO and what it’s capable of, along with whether or not it is actually legal to purchase and consume THCO where you live.

What Exactly is THCO Anyway?

THC-O-acetate is a cannabinoid that’s ultimately derived from the hemp plant.  What makes THCO unique is, unlike other cannabinoids out there such as CBD, delta-8 THC, and delta-10 THC, THCO is synthesized.  Meaning it doesn’t naturally occur in the hemp plant’s chemical composition.

THC-O-acetate was invented in the 1950s/60s by the United States Military, to act as a more potent form of delta 9 THC.  It’s created by combining THCA (THC’s raw precursor) with acetic anhydride, which changes the molecular structure of the cannabinoid to make it far more psychoactive.  What all of this means is that while THCO is pretty new to the market, it has actually been around for decades, and its psychoactive effects have been studied for a long time.  But, despite that, it is extremely hard to find research that has been conducted on its effects.

Is THCO Legal?

You might be surprised to learn that THC-O-acetate is legal, at least under federal law.  This is because of the 2018 passing of the Farm Bill, which made the hemp plant fully legal, federally.  It determined that all hemp products that contain no more than 0.3% delta 9 THC could be sold legally throughout the United States, without any restrictions on product type, concentration, possession amount or purchase amount.

A number of states, however, have one by one, banned THC compounds, or at least their sales.  If you live in one of these states below, you may have difficulty accessing THCO where you live:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington

Note: State laws can change over time, and with all of the attention hemp is getting in general, THCO laws may change at any moment.  Therefore, before purchasing THCO products, best to ensure its legalized where you live.

Will THCO Get Me High?

THC-O-acetate is an intoxicating cannabinoid, and so you will get high from taking it.  Many of us are used to delta-8 THC and delta-10 THC, which are less psychoactive than delta-9 THC (leading psychoactive compound in marijuana).  However, THCO is 3x as intoxicating as delta-9. which means that its effects are potent, to say the least.  If you’re new to THC in general, THCO might be a cannabinoid to hold off on until you have some experience with milder forms like delta 8 and delta 10.

THC-O-acetate’s high is certainly powerful, and people often describe it as incredibly euphoric, while producing a couchlock effect that results from a very heavy body high.  Safe to say then, it’s a cannabinoid you wanna enjoy when you have nothing to do for a few hours.  Some people even report mild psychedelic effects from the cannabinoid, which may result from taking generally high doses.  Regardless, prepare for a psychoactive journey once you get THCO into your system.

What are the Potential Properties of THCO?

We know a lot about THCO-acetate’s psychoactive properties, because it was specifically invented to be highly intoxicating.  But, when it comes to this cannabinoid’s other properties, we know little if anything at all.  THCO was never viewed as valuable outside of its distinctive high, and so researchers never felt the need to analyze it to see what else it can do.  But, it is a cannabinoid, and so it does interact with various cannabinoid receptors in the human body to regulate a variety of functions and processes.  We hope that in the near future, researchers do start to analyze this cannabinoid to see what it’s capable of.

Will THCO Influence a Drug Test?

The bottom line is that by taking THCO, you’re risking failing a drug test.  Drug tests are looking for an enzyme called THC-COOH, which helps the body break down THC.  It is this enzyme that yields a positive urine test, and THCO is metabolized by THC-COOH.  Basically, any THC compound can result in a failed drug test.

Experience a More Powerful High Than Ever Before with THCO

THC-O-acetate is, quite simply, a powerfully intoxicating cannabinoid that may not be for the faint of heart.  But, there’s a large population of hemp enthusiasts who specifically want a very potent high from their hemp, and THCO scratches that itch thanks to its strong psychoactive properties that it to another level, compared to what other cannabinoids can provide.  Still, before starting a THCO routine, best to initially speak with your doctor, particularly if you’re currently taking any prescription medications.  Overall, your physician has access to your medical records, and therefore, can make a proper determination if THCO is an option for you to have.

NAM Wellness THCO Products will let you see for yourself just how unique its effects truly are.

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