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Is THC-P Safe & Legal?

Is THC-P Safe & Legal?

TL;DR: Is THC-P Safe & Legal?

  • Potency and Appeal: THC-P, a potent cannabinoid known for its strong effects, is derived from hemp and acts on CB1 receptors much more effectively than Delta 9 THC.
  • Usage: Available in various forms such as flower, vapes, and edibles, both solo and in blends.
  • Legality: THC-P’s legality varies; it’s federally legal if derived from hemp (under 2018 Farm Bill guidelines), but state laws differ.
  • Safety Concerns: Still under research; no conclusive evidence about safety but known to be very potent.
  • Tips for Trying THC-P: Start with small doses and check local laws before purchasing.

THC-P is attracting plenty of attention lately as a hemp-derived cannabinoid. Thought to be especially potent, it’s not surprising that THC-P stands out among many other options.

That popularity has understandably led people who want to try this cannabinoid to certain questions. Is THC-P safe? And is THC-P legal or illegal?

Keep reading to learn more about what THC-P is and find answers to questions about its safety and legality.

Understanding THC-P

THC-P is the common name for tetrahydrocannabiphorol, one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis and/or hemp plants. THC-P was synthesized in labs before it was identified as a natural cannabinoid in 2019. However, it only occurs naturally in very small amounts.

THC-P, like all other cannabinoids, interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. In the big picture, THC-P has effects similar to those of many other (but not all) cannabinoids. It causes an elevated mood and an altered sense of perception for many users.

In other words, THC-P leads to a pleasurable high and is commonly used recreationally. That’s attractive but not very unique when it comes to cannabinoids. So, what sets THC-P apart?

The potency of THC-P is the most intriguing factor of this cannabinoid. As Leafwell explains, THC-P has been found to act on the endocannabinoid system’s CB1 receptors as much as 33 times more than Delta 9 THC. Delta 9 is the most common cannabinoid found in cannabis plants — the major active ingredient in cannabis and many products derived from it.

It’s important to note that the potency of THC-P in practice and the research findings related to THC-P’s affinity for CB1 receptors may not perfectly align. To put it a little more simply, THC-P may not be precisely 33 times more potent than Delta 9.

However, user reports and early findings do tell us that THC-P is especially potent. Whether you’re experienced with cannabinoids or interested in trying them for the first time, keep THC-P’s strength in mind.

How People Use THC-P

While THC-P stands out in terms of potency, it’s used in similar ways as many other cannabinoids. THC-P is available as flower and in pre-rolls, in vape carts and disposable vapes, and in edibles, among other formulations.

Additionally, THC-P is available by itself and as part of a blend with other cannabinoids. If you want to try THC-P, there’s no shortage of options. The interest in THC-P and its high potential potency have made it especially popular among users.

Safety and Legality of THC-P

Reviewing the Legality of THC-P

The legality of THC-P depends in large part on where it comes from. Let’s take a closer look.

THC-P found in cannabis plants is legal in states that have made cannabis legal. Some states only allow cannabis use for medical purposes, while others allow recreational use as well. This form of THC-P is legal on a state-by-state basis but illegal on the federal level.

THC-P derived from hemp plants is legal federally, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. This piece of legislation legalized the commercial production of hemp containing no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC by dry weight.

On a practical level, this means cannabinoids, besides Delta 9 derived from cannabis, are also legal. In most cases, the THC-P found in hemp-derived products is created through the chemical conversion of a more abundant cannabinoid in hemp, such as CBD.

Hemp-derived products exist in a different market than cannabis-derived products. Instead of state-by-state regulation and federal illegality, hemp-based cannabinoids can be purchased, sold, and shipped across state lines. If you want to try THC-P, the hemp-derived version is much simpler to find and, for many of our customers, easy and legal to purchase.

However, some states have banned or restricted hemp-derived cannabinoids. Our suggestion? Check out the local and state laws that apply to you before making a purchase.

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THC-P Safety: Is THC-P Bad for You?

Is THC-P safe? Is THC-P bad for you?

We want to be clear: THC-P is a novel cannabinoid and is still being researched. There is no comprehensive, authoritative research that clarifies whether THC-P is safe or bad for you.

That shouldn’t be a cause for alarm. It simply means that more research is required before those questions can be answered with a simple and conclusive “yes” or “no.”

It’s important to note that THC-P is very similar to Delta 9 THC and many other cannabinoids. It has a unique chemical structure, but its effects appear to be in line with, although stronger than, many related cannabinoids. And we know that Delta 9 THC, for example, is generally well tolerated by users.

We also know that, since THC-P products have become available, many of our customers have purchased and used them. We can say that we have not received many negative reviews or customer reports of safety or health issues related to THC-P.

Perhaps the biggest issue with using THC-P for individuals is its potency. If you’re used to milder cannabinoids, like Delta 8, an equivalent dose of THC-P could trigger unwanted side effects. Dry mouth, red eyes, anxiety, and paranoia are a few examples.

If you want to try THC-P and haven’t used it before, we suggest starting slow and taking it easy. Only eat a quarter or a half of an edible, or begin with just a light puff or two from a vape. Wait about half an hour to see how you respond to THC-P, then decide if you want to take more or not.

You can also look for products containing cannabinoid blends as opposed to THC-P exclusively. These products won’t be as potent as pure THC-P. They’re also easy to find — many THC-P vapes, edibles, and flower contain blends as opposed to 100% THC-P.

THC-P From the Best Brands in the Industry

Delta 8 Resellers brings you the very best in hemp-derived cannabinoids. We partner with brands known for their dedication to product quality and purity. Whenever possible, we share the results of independent third-party lab testing for our offerings on their respective product pages.

Check out our selection of THC-P products!


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