THCO Acetate – The Obscure Cannabinoid
THCO Acetate is short for Delta 8 THC O Acetate, an acetylated version of Delta 8. THCO Acetate is naturally derived from hemp plants and then distilled into distillate form. From there, it can be used to craft various products like vapes, edibles, dabs, and topicals.
What’s the difference between Delta 8 THC and THCO Acetate?
THCO Acetate has been reported to be 3 times stronger than regular THC (D9, D8, D10), and it’s considered to be a precursor to Delta 8 THC. It’s a mysterious cannabinoid with only a few studies conducted on it between 1950 and 1980, so the research is limited.
Is THCO Acetate Legal in the United States?
Yes, since it’s derived from industrial hemp sources and doesn’t begin its journey as Delta 9 THC, it’s legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. However, depending on whether it’s sourced from D9 or D8 can make it illegal or legal. In our case, we source our THCO Acetate from industrial hemp.
Interesting Fact: According to Donald A. Cooper of the DEA, THC-O-acetate was first encountered by the administration in 1978. That year, they came across THC-O-acetate extracts in Jacksonville, Florida.
Ever since, DEA labs have yet to run into samples of THCO Acetate. There were even talks of classifying it as a controlled substance analog. However, after a decade the suggestion was thrown out since the THCO Acetate incident was a 1-time incident.
How will THCO Acetate make me feel?
Little is known about how it makes you feel. What we do know is that users have reported it to be 3 times stronger than Delta 9 THC, and people who’ve tried it have said it takes longer to take effect (about 60 minutes after inhalation to feel the full effects). However, once it does, people claim to feel a spiritual feeling that isn’t found with any other known cannabinoid.
How is THCO Acetate made?
It takes some expert chemistry knowledge to create THC-O Acetate in a lab. Once processed, it strips away other compounds (terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids) and leaves behind a potent THC isolate with no smell or flavor.
In its natural state (or unnatural state, to be more precise), THC-O Acetate looks like a brown liquid – more similar in appearance to RSO than anything else. THC-O Acetate is known in analog amongst chemists.
An analog is a compound that has a structure similar to that of another compound, but differing from it in respect to a certain component. In this case, the original compound is THC (D8 or D9), and that’s what makes THC-O Acetate an analog of THC.
To put it simply, THCO Acetate can only be synthesized by chemists in a pharmaceutical lab environment.
Where do you guys source your THCO Acetate from?
We have many partner networks of USA-based hemp farms, as well as associates who assist us in a lab environment to create THCO Acetate products so we can list them for sale on herbalsociety.shop. Our lab partners and hemp flower sources thoroughly lab test on various different levels, meaning ALL compounds that we use to create THCO Acetate therapeutics, as well as our Delta 8 THC, CBD, CBG, HHC, and CBN products.
When can I buy THCO Acetate from Herbal Society?
Very soon! At the moment we’re busy rolling out our Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) and many more cannabinoid-based products that will be sold by us in the near future. In the meanwhile, feel free to browse our plethora of Delta 8 THC-based products and more!