What is THC-O?

THC-O is a new, cutting edge cannabinoid (derived from Hemp just like Delta 8), which carries psychoactive effects and euphoric feelings associated with the typical properties associated with cannabis use. It is rumored that THC-O is roughly 3 times more potent than the usual Delta-9 THC and 5 times more potent than Delta-8 THC! Additionally, THC-O is known for its anti-nausea, anti-anxiety, appetite stimulating and stress reducing properties.

Does THC-O Get You High?


The effects elicited from THC-O are quite similar to the effects elicited by Delta-8 THC, the cannabinoid that it’s derived from. THC-O users describe feelings of relaxation, focus, and euphoria. What it exactly feels like depends on a range of factors, but generally speaking, this what you can expect from using THC-O.

Remember this to follow this mantra: Start low, go slow!

The primary difference THC-O has from Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC is in its potency. Industry experts claim that THC-O is about five times as potent as delta 8 and three times as potent as delta 9! It is this potency that has brought back users time and time again. If you’ve been searching for something like delta 8 but with more kick, THC-O is just what you’ve been looking for!

How much THC-O should I take?

While it is still a very new product, initial reports have shown that THC-O is just as safe as Delta-9 THC. It is derived directly from Delta-8, after all. That said, it is still possible to take too much. Overdoing can lead to similar undesired side effects to that of Delta-9 cannabis, like fatigue, bloodshot eyes, and dry mouth. THC-O is a great way to help mitigate the effects of anxiety and paranoia, but it can also accentuate these same effects if overused in a short amount of time, just like with regular Delta-9 cannabis.

These things being stated, there is no need to worry! All you need to do is remember to follow the mantra: Start low, go slow! First time users should start out with a low initial dose. THC-O is known to be a “prodrug”, which mean that it doesn’t become activated until it’s metabolized by the liver. It is slower to hit than other cannabinoids, and usually takes about 20-30 minutes until its effects start to take hold. When first trying THC-O, we recommend letting your first dose sit anywhere from one to two hours. Then, examine how you’re feeling, and go from there.

What’s The Optimal Dose of THC-O?

There are no evidence-based official studies conducted on the ideal dose of THC-O. But there are reports in which people tested the effects of different doses of THC-O. We know from the facts that THC-O is approximately thrice as strong as delta 9 THC. So the consensus is that THC-O should be taken in quantities equal to one-third of regular THC products. 

Threshold Dose

  • The minimum dose of THC-O that is required to produce psychoactive effects is about 2 mg for oral use and 0.5 mg when smoked. This is also called the threshold dose. Any doses above this range are going to result in noticeable psychoactive effects. So this is the ideal dose for you if you are not looking to experience the psychoactive highs of THC-O.

Psychoactive Dose

The doses at which the psychoactive effects of THC-O are felt are known as psychoactive doses. They are further divided into two categories:

  • For smoking the psychoactive dose of THC-O ranges between 1 to 5mg.
  • For oral intake in the form of tinctures or gummies, the doses are 3 and 10 mg.

Psychedelic Dose

  • Doses above 10mg are responsible for producing psychedelic effects. However, as a word of caution, doses higher than this should not be attempted without being familiar with the effects of THC-O at lower doses.

It’s always wise to start with the lower or threshold dose while taking a new substance. Take a small dose to see how it affects you then gradually increase the dose.

Is THC-O Legal?


THC-O is fully legal under federal law due to the 2018 Farm Bill. Also known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, this legislation changed the legal classification of hemp from a controlled substance to an agricultural commodity. Wording within the bill states that any cannabis derivative containing less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC would no longer be defined as marijuana in regards to the controlled substances act. Because THC-O contains less than 0.3% of Delta 9, it is legal to produce, distribute, and sell in the United States. 

However, each state makes its own rules and regulations in regards to hemp products, and multiple states, including Utah, Rhode Island, Montana, Mississippi, Iowa, Idaho, Delaware, Colorado, Arkansas, Arizona, and Alaska, have either restricted or banned THC-O. 

As long as you live in a state that has not outlawed Delta 8, you can purchase Delta 8 products online and have them shipped directly to your door. For the fastest shipping and the highest quality Delta-8 products, check out our Shop!

Will THC-O show up on a drug test?

Urine tests can’t tell the difference between THC-O and Delta-9 THC. The test only verifies the presence of the metabolite THC-COOH, which is what both cannabinoids end up as after being processed by the liver.

That being said, if you’re taking a gas chromatography test, then you are in luck! These tests only look for delta 9 metabolites specifically. Some employers will allow you to take this test instead of a urine test upon request, so don’t be afraid to ask.

It is estimated that the presence of THC-COOH can be found in the urine for between 30 to 60 days after last use, but this is dependent on a range of factors.

What is the difference between CBD and THC-O?

The difference in CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC-O (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is that CBD doesn’t carry the psychoactive effects that THC-O does. CBD can be used for numerous health reasons but it will never give the consumer the psychoactive effects that THC-O and Delta 9 would provide. THC-O carries most, if not all benefits of CBD, but also introduces the “high” euphoric feeling which can be hugely beneficial for many users.

Is it legal to have THC-O sent through the mail?

Absolutely, THC-O can be sent through the United States Postal Service (USPS) legally. Thanks to a clarification published in the USPS regulations, Hemp products (just like Delta 8-THC) can safely and legally be shipped within the United States.

What does “Hemp Derived THC” mean?

“Hemp Derived THC” means that the THC is entirely produced from Hemp. Under the H.R.2 – Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which clarifies that “Hemp” is any cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% Delta 9-THC, Hemp is federally legal for all purposes under federal law. Marijuana or any cannabis plant containing more than 0.3% Delta 9-THC is not used in any “Hemp Derived THC” product.

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